Yesterday was a busy day. On Thanksgiving morning I shot a nice buck. I love venison. I let him hang for 3 days and today I went to work. I ended up with 10 roasts, plenty of jerky meat, and stew meat (which I will can in the pressure cooker later). This year I tried something different. I pre-made Swedish meatballs and breakfast sausage. I used a Swedish Meatball Mix from Tempo, Western legends Breakfast Sausage Seasoning, and a breakfast sausage recipe from the Internet.
I used a wide mouth canning ring to form the sausage patties and an ice cream scoop to form the meatballs. I can't say enough how much I appreciate the meat grinder my parents got me for Christmas a few years back. Once the patties and meatballs freeze, I'll put them in bags for easy access.
I had lots of visitors yesterday while I was in the kitchen. The birds on the feeder, the turkeys underneath, and if you look hard to the left of the turkey you will see the deer eating the pumpkins out of the compost pile.
I will leave you with a recipe for the perfect deer roast. Compliments of my husband.
Kelly's Perfect Venison Roast
1 Venison Roast
Inject with a garlic herb butter marinade
Heat grill to 375 degrees
Sear each side for 5 minutes
Put to the side of the grill so it isn't on direct heat for 15 minutes, flip halfway through.
Let stand for a few minutes and slice into medallions.
They will melt in your mouth. It is my favorite meal.
I know some people don't approve of hunting and I'm sorry if I offend. Still part of being self sufficient is being able to provide food for your family. Since our location makes it hard to raise my meat, hunting will have to do.