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AMISHPRINCESS
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1/21/09 1:32 A

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Italian Dressing is good, or I cook with seasoning salt and pour cream of mushroom soup over and then there is gravy for tatos.

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1/21/09 1:16 A

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Marinade the steaks before cooking. Use your favorites. I like lite Italian Dressing. My son mixes up Dale's & wor. steak sauce.
Just an idea.

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1/20/09 11:47 P

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Now I don't think Michigan venison is gamey like venison I have had from out west. I actually prefer it to beef. But the deer that roam the farm, eat the corn,etc out of the field like the cows. When I have the venison processed, I have them add the pork to the burger. This year, we had a different guy process and he didn't so I add a few ounces of pork sausage to it when I cook, or if I need a lot of burger, I use one beef and one venison and skip the pork, like for sloppy joes or meat loaf. But Net hit it on the head, substitue the venison for beef, much healthier and lower in cal and fat.

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1/20/09 3:34 P

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When using ground venison, you need to add in some pork with fat on in. Venison is real lean. Also, use a some extra spices.

When we grind ours we add bacon 4 to 2, or is we are making sausage we add a Boston Butt Roast 4 to 2.


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1/20/09 3:06 P

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Good idea with the milk. Any other way to cut the gaminess?? My kids liked the roast, like the burger in tomato based things (spaghetti, chili) but the steaks only went over so-so due to the tang. It was a bit for me also. Sometold me to add brown sugar to the meat, another said add red wine. Anyone ever have any success?? I like the idea of cooking venison, just not used to the taste.


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You can do venison any way you would do steak.
We do fried venison, grilled, stew, browned with gravy, in pepper steak, kabobs & others.
Just use your regular recipe but sub venison for the beef.

If the taste is too strong for her as is, she can soak the meat in milk for an hour before cooking and it will make it milder.

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Thanks Princess & Blueberry. We had venison occasionally when I was a small girl from dad's hunting; so I have those memories but have never personally cooked it. I found alot on the internet but feel better about trying something I know someone has actually done and truly likes.

Thanks alot! Carol

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I have never been to Turners. I usually pick blueberries at Blueberry Lane in Otter Lake. It's only about 5 miles or so from our house. I like to freeze them for baking and pancakes, and my girls love to eat them frozen. I do too. I am a bit familiar with Caro---we go to Walmart and Tractor Supply up there alot. Driven through Kingston a couple of times too. Hubby has a friend who lives there that he used to play hockey with.

If that gal has roasts or pieces of venison that would work for something like that, here is an easy recipe for the crock pot. In fact, I grabbed a venison roast out to the freezer this morning to make for dinner tomorrow.

Coke Roast

Place roast (beef, venison or pork) in crock pot. Mix together 1 can cream of mushroom soup and 1/2 can of cola. Pour over roast and cook for 5-6 hours on high or 10-12 on low. It makes a good tasting gravy for mashed taters or noodles. This is quick, easy and pretty much fool proof.

I also wonder if she could cook the meat in a crock pot with some onion, then add bbq sauce and shred it for bbq sandwiches. That is on my agenda to try.

I make a similar stew to Amishprincess, but add a can to tomato soup to it for the sauce.


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1/20/09 1:00 P

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HI, I'm on the border of the thumb, but my garden is out at my parents farm between Kingston and Caro.
The venison is a lot better with a little pork sausage in it. I use our venison burger for spaghetti, lausagna, meat loaf, sloppy joes (there is a recipe on my page) The roast chops and steaks I cook like I would regular beef. For venison stew, chop and brow the meat, cut potatoes, carrot, celery and onions and add water and cook in crock pot. To thicken, either mix flour or corn starch with water and add to mix. It will probably take a good 6 hrs. to cook. Way to go helping this single mom, that's awesome.

Blueberry- Do you go to Turner's outside Caro to pick your blueberries. I do every year, make jam out of them and freeze for muffins and pancakes.

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ONE OF THE BEST EXERCISES WE CAN DO IS TO PUSH OURSELVES AWAY FROM THE DINNER TABLE.


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Welcome! Now you have me intrigued to look at a state map. To see the Thumb. Ha ha.

Like you I want to learn all. I will learn from people here though, I don't have MIL etc in my life to learn from.

Hey I was just babysitting last night for a single mom of three, tried to make tuna tetrazini from a box but found there was no milk. We made do.

She is despairing over the venison in her freezer, as she doesn't like it & it reminds her of her ex.

Because of the tetrazini incident, and cooking is not her gift, we went through her pantry together last night when she got home from school, and made a list of 4 meals for the rest of the week. I put venison on one of the nights under the "use what you have in the pantry" principle, so she'll have to spend less at the grocery store, and last night was looking up venison recipes for her (I've never cooked it, but remember the "thick fat on the top of the roof of your mouth" from hamburgers - really gross). She has everything she would need for venison stew; do you happen to have a recipe for that? Or if not, she has SO MUCH in her freezer; do you have a tried-and-true venison recipe you could share? I am also bringing her a crockpot today.

She has a ton of pkgs (I guess from a meat locker?) in her freezer, but none are ground that I saw. They are all whole meat.

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1/20/09 7:39 A

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Hello everyone,

I am new to the team. My name is Laura and I live in the thumb of Michigan. I am married and have 3 kids and lots of pets. We have a veggie garden every year, and I am just starting to venture out in preserving and freezing things. My mom stopped canning when I was pretty little, so I really did not have much of an example there. I have always felt strongly that the old ways--canning, farming, gardening are the best ways. I learned to can tomatoes a few years ago from my pastors wife. Last year I learned to make grape jelly and raspberry jam from my hubby's step-grandma. The kids love it----the taste blows away store bought by a million miles.
I did freeze some sweet corn this year that I cut off the cob. It it nice to have that little taste of the garden in the middle of winter. I am hoping to step it up this year and can tomatoes again, do more jelly and some juice and freeze a bunch of stuff. We bought another freezer this fall when hubby got 2 deer (his first ever--I am learning all about venison), so I have extra space now. I am looking forward to reading your posts and learning alot. I am luckly that I have several real life friends and my MIL who all can and such to help guide me.


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