Tag: venison

It’s Soup Season!

Happy December!

We are *STILL* waiting for cold weather here in Florida, but something about fall/ winter makes me ant to eat. all. the. soups.

I have made three different soups in the last two months (which doesn’t seem like a lot, but still)

First, in October, I made a Crock Pot French Onion Soup. We took this one to Disney with us and made it in coffee mugs there. It was a little strong on the thyme for me, so next time I will dial it down to 1 teaspoon.

Anywho, here’s that recipe:

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Crock Pot French Onion Soup

1 HUGE onion
1 tsp thyme
EVOO
1 container Beef Broth
2 Bay Leaves
2 tsp onion powder
salt & pepper to taste
2 tbsp minced garlic
1 loaf French Baguette
Thick sliced cheddar cheese

Cook onion with EVOO and thyme until tender. Add to Crock Pot. Add beef broth and spices. Cook on low for 8 hours.

Place soup in coffee mug, place French baguette and cheese on top and broil for 5 mins or until cheese is nice and melty and brown.

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Venison and Sweet Potato Shepherd’s Pie

So, for St. Patrick’s Day, I had planned for us to have this Venison Sweet Potato Shepherd’s Pie, but plans changed and the girls and I ended up staying the night at my mom’s house.

We rescheduled our St. Patrick’s Day dinner for tonight and it DID NOT disappoint.

I don’t think we’ve made a bad venison recipe since Eric brought that deer home!

Any who, I found this recipe on Cook like a Cavewoman. We tweaked it a little bit because we don’t have coconut amigos, beef broth or tomato paste.

 

Ingredients:

For the sweet potato mash:

4 sweet potatoes, peeled and cubed
2 tbsp butter
1 tsp rosemary
Salt and pepper, to taste

For the filling:
1½ lb ground venison
1 tbsp olive oil
1 medium onion, diced
2 stalks of celery, chopped
5 baby carrots, sliced
1 cup small cauliflower florets
2 teaspoons minced garlic
1  cup veggie broth
1 tsp freshly chopped rosemary
2 shakes of ground cinnamon
Salt and pepper, to taste
Ground paprika (for garnish only)

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Deer Nuggets

When my husband got his first deer on his first hunting trip EVER in his whole life, I was pretty excited.

Venison is pretty awesome, guys.

If you’ve never tried it, it’s a red meat but very, very lean. Hardly any fat comes off the meat when you cook it.

Both of our kids have been eating it up! Which is a plus in this house. Emma barely even eats meat, except chicken. So it was pretty exciting seeing her eat FIVE, count them FIVE deer nuggets.

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We’ve had venison onion burgers, venison backstop, venison cube steak, but I think this is THE BEST (and the most kid-friendly) recipe we’ve made from the “Deep Freeze stash.”

If you get your hands on some venison, MAKE this recipe. You won’t regret it.

Deer Nuggets

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