Tuesday, November 16, 2010

Deer Chili(and some random thoughts)

Those of you who come from a background similar to mine know that it's deer season. And it's this time of year that you switch from the usual ground beef, pot roasts and steaks to ground deer burger, venison, and deer roast. Deer can be a bit tricky to cook since it tastes a little more game-y than regular beef. Easily fixed as long as you know what to do with it. It's not like burger you can just throw on a grill or a steak you broil. It needs to be seasoned and/or mixed with other meats because it is very lean. So I made my first crock pot of deer chili and here's the recipe I used.

1 lb of ground deer
1 packet chili mix
3 tbsp of chili powder
2 tbsp cayenne pepper
1 can of stewed tomatoes
1 can of black beans
1 small white onion
1 tbsp of garlic
1 tbsp of fresh ground black pepper
1/2 tbsp os sea salt
and a dash of Worcestershire sauce.

Now, I love my crock pot and I am a firm believer in not having to cook anything before it goes into said crockpot. So I actually started the chili last night. Let it cook on low until this afternoon and it switched to warm(it has a timer). Served tonight and the husband loved it, as did I.

Random thoughts,
My extension got kicked back because it was the wrong format. NBD. It got redone at drill weekend and has been resubmitted. Apparently they're not worried that I'm less than 60 days from my ETS(the day I get out). *insert nervous laugh*

We played volleyball tonight. It was MUCH more fun this week. "All-Star" seems to have quit, as we guessed, along with our "captain" who broke her wrist. We got 3 new girls all of which are super nice, know pretty much what they're doing and our communication vastly improved. I look forward to the rest of the season now.

I think I've convinced IG to turn our hallway closet into a pantry. My friend Em's pantry looks about the size of our closet so I want to mimic hers. That's what I'm asking for for Christmas! :)


  1. Haha I'm so proud of everyone trying to organize their pantries now lol! I almost want to tear up hah. And that venison chili sounds super delish man. Too bad you can't send some over here. Wish you lived closer dammit!

  2. My only problem is I don't *have* one. That's why I was talking to K about putting shelves in our hall closet and MAKING me one. We have a galley style kitchen that's super tiny :( And the chili was awesome. Maybe I'll freeze some to bring with me in March. Or you could come run with me in Aug :D

  3. I'm pretty sure that after our half in March I'll never want to run another half again until like 2 weeks later when I change my mind. So the half in August sounds enticing, especially since you're promising to feed me. I can't say no to food lol.

  4. I *always* feed people who come to my house. I think it's just the southern way I was raised. ;) And hopefully I'll have mastered quinoa by then.


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