Wednesday, November 26, 2008

coming clean

I do not like venison.

Oh, it's not for lack of trying, really. I've eaten chops and winced my way through sausage. Actually, the only time I've enjoyed it, was at my step-grandmother's house, and she marinates her roast in something for three days and then stuffs it with herbs and garlic cloves and berries and it's a veritable fiesta on the tongue. Unfortunately, her health is not good, and I'm afraid she wouldn't remember what she did with one roast, umpteen years ago.

But for the most part? Nope.

This is a problem, because Bear? Likes venison. Likes hunting.

Got a deer last week. (As he puts it. So far, I haven't said 'What did you get it?')

My freezer is full of nicely packaged lumps of Bambi's Mom. The kids and B enjoyed some 'deer food' while I stuffed my face with clementines and salad. (Not a hardship. Clementines are one of the nicest things about Christmas-time.)

B is crestfallen. "Don't you want to try?"

No. No, honey, I don't. But this isn't because I'm squicked that you went out and killed the thing. (Although we are having that discussion, as well.)

Just don't like venison. Now, where are the clementines?

15 comments:

M&Co. said...

I have a brisket marinade. With beef, when it's finished marinading, all you can taste is the marinade. Would that work with Bambi's Mom?

Mary G said...

I have a tomato marinade based recipe that pretty well overpowers the venison taste. Let me know if you want it.
Sympathy. I have a freezer full of deer chunks too.

Away2me (Deanna) said...

I love venison. Glad you hubby likes to eat what he kills!

jenontheedge said...

*shudder*

Me neither.

crazymumma said...

mmmm. I loves me some Bambi.

Suzanne said...

Sounds like I need to send you care packages for the freezer, so that you can have something to eat when the clementines run out.

ourlittlefunnybunny said...

Ohhhh I had some last week for the first time, marinated the steaks all day and the bbq'd them, they were delicious!! Sorry!

Magpie said...

I'm with you. The only thing I like are the backstraps, perfectly grilled. The rest? Like all that ground meat? Please.

Stomper Girl said...

I've never had it, but the 'game' meat I have tried always tastes very 'game'y to me, sort of extra-meat flavour.

SUEB0B said...

Oh, gah, my mom used to try to sneak venison into everything - spaghetti sauce, meatloaf, etc. I would ALWAYS say "Mom, is this meat spoiled? It tastes funny."

Loth said...

Oh boy! Venison! Send it over here! I have carniverous children, a venison loving husband and I am very very fond of venison too but we don't get it very often. I used to work with someone who hunted and passed some along when he could. I didn't even mind when it arrived still bearing a hoof!

Sue said...

I like it, but I can't eat it. My body knows what's good for it.

What's a clementine?

Ree said...

Yummy clementines. Boo on killing Bambi's mom.

Happy Thanksgiving!

witchypoo said...

I would kill for some venison. Oh, wait. Your husband already did.
Hey, what is not to love about meat that is not fed growth hormones and antibiotics? It's organic, baybee.

Erin said...

The only way Bambi goes down is with a nice cold beer or three FIRST. A little too gamey for me. ("Gamey" meaning it was a game to go and catch the deer. The deer lost the game by the way.)