Pawnee Roast Prairie Chicken
2 Prairie Chickens, preferably free-range
Salt and pepper to taste
2 cups diced celery
2 cups chopped onions
3 to 4 tablespoons chopped fresh sage or 3 to 4 teaspoons dried
6 tablespoons honey or molasses
4 med. Sized sweet potatoes
2 tablespoons chopped fresh chives
1 tablespoon hulled sunflower seeds, lightly toasted

Preheat oven to 350.  Rinse prairie chickens and pat dry.  Place them ion roasting pan.  Season
cavities with salt and pepper.  Mix sage, onions and celery together and stuff cavities.  Truss birds
and brush each with 1 tablespoon of honey.  Roast for 2 min. Per lb., or until juices from the thickest
part of thigh run clear when pricked, basting occasionally with pan juices.  Scrub potatoes and prick
once or twice with fork.  Roast potatoes in oven with chicken for 45 to 60 min., or until fork tender.  
When done, slit potatoes on top and push in to plump open.  Drizzle with remaining honey and
sprinkle with chives and sunflower seeds.

Season to taste with salt and pepper

Serves 4 to 6
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Elk Stew with Acorn Dumplings
4 slices of bacon, halved
1 1/2 lb. Elk or beef chuck steak, trimmed and cubed
1 quart plus 1/2 cup water
1 1/4 cups chopped onions
2 bay leaves
1 teaspoon salt (optional)
3 potatoes, peeled and diced
3 carrots, peeled and diced
1 large turnip, diced
1/4 cup acorn meal or finely ground hazelnuts

Acorn Dumplings
1/2 cup acorn meal or finely ground hazelnuts
1/2 cup whole wheat flour
1 3/4 teaspoons baking powder
1 egg, beaten
2 tablespoons vegetable oil

In  large skillet over med. heat, cook bacon until some of its fat is rendered.  Add elk and brown with
bacon.  Add 1 quart of water, onion, bay leaves and salt.  Cover and simmer for 1 1/2 hours.  Add
potatoes, carrots and turnip and cook 30 min. longer.  Combine remaining water with acorn meal
and stir into simmering stew.

In a bowl, combine dumpling ingredients and beat until smooth.  Drop by tablespoons into the
simmering stew.  Cover tightly and steam 12 to 15 min.

Serves 6
Music:  Rhythms of the Path by Alice Gomez
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