Monday, March 7, 2011

Venison Meat Loaf, Spinach with mashed potatoes and gravy :o)


Today was my first experience in making Venison Meat loaf from scratch! :o) A new friend gave me a couple of Venison samples to try..they were all frozen and I forgot to ask what the marked symbols meant! one she explained was no fat.. I remembered tasting Deer many years ago...and I didn't want to taste any "wildness" least it turn me off ever eating it again..Sooo, I added spices galore (even added  my yellow tail wine :o),  Cecil complimented me more than once while he partook of the meal and kept going back for seconds (or thirds) :o)... To tell you the truth, I thought I'd be a little squeamish if I tasted that "wild" taste...but it wasn't there!  the meatloaf tasted great, only thing I think I didn't let it rest long enough because my slices fell apart on me, Cecil's seconds did not. I had enough Fried corn bread to add to the meal..which ended up being really delicious.Now I know what my Blog friends are talking about that eat Venison regularly. I think the leftover Venison and Gravy will be lunch tomorrow it was that good.  I'm beginning to think I can cook more than just a little bit :o)

13 comments:

Beatrice P. Boyd said...

Only tried venison once and didn't like the taste, so glad to read that your meatloaf turned out delicious enough for seconds. Honestly am not sure I want to stray from the old beef-pork-veal combo for meatloaf.

Also Avery is one cute little girl.

Annie's Granny said...

My Mr. Granny used to hunt, and we'd butcher our own deer. We'd had them cut and wrapped professionally several times, and I never liked the gamey flavor of the meat. When we cut it up ourselves, it was all cut off the bones and each piece was rinsed under cold water and patted dry before wrapping. We never had a gamey tasting piece of meat doing it that way. Your meatloaf looks good. I'm making two meat loaves for dinner tonight, as my husband likes his cooked with a tomato soup sauce (like his mother made it!) and I don't.

6512 and growing said...

So glad it turned out well!

Ohiofarmgirl said...

This looks delicious! My cousin cooked up a marvelous venison roast once... I can still remember every bite.

Daisy said...

I've never tried venison, Ginny. You make it sound and look really good. :) You are quite the cook!

ladydi said...

I have never tried venison, but meatloaf seems like the way to go. Good thinking!

The Gingerbread House7 said...

I visit many blogs that are Homesteading and Venison and Elk ( Are they the same?) are staples for them..they make it sound so delicious that I was happy to get the chance to try it, in this economy you never!..

The Gingerbread House7 said...

I meant to say in this economy you never know what you will have to eat on a budget, but didn't type fast enough.. Gas sky high to even get to the job or store, weather changing so much affecting commercial gardens... if you have a plot of land, that's a blessing get a shovel and get busy..

Mama-Bug said...

What a great meal! My family loves venison. A friend just gave us some smoked link sausage made from venison and it was so good.

The Gingerbread House7 said...

Mama=bug, those venison sausages is a great idea, I guess you can make them italian too with the right recipe.

Kathleen From Eggs In My Pocket said...

Oh, this is some good cooking! And good eating! blessings,Kathleen

Laurie said...

Mmmm, I love venison. Mama used to make it country style and serve it with grits and gravy. She said that you have to soak it in vinegar to get rid of the gamey taste - I never noticed a gamey taste so it must have worked. The best venison roast I ever had was wrapped completely in bacon and cooked on the grill. I couldn't believe how tender it was. the only time I tried cooking venison it was tougher than shoe leather and I had to throw it out.

Gingerbreadshouse7 said...

You should have paid closer attention to what Mama did :o) I think the white wine I used takes away the gamey taste too. I won't stick my nose up the next time someone offers me some, now that I know what to do with it :o)