So for those of you who may end up with a pound or two of deer meat here is my recipe.
2 lbs deer meet trimmed and chopped into large pieces
2 tsp garlic powder
2 tsp onion powder
2 tsp dried rosemary
2 tsp dried basil
1 Tbs Better Than Bouillon
salt and pepper
combine the above in a crock pot and cover with water and stir. Cook on high 6 - 8 hours or until the meat is tender. Once cooked remove from crock pot and set aside.
4 deep dish pie crusts
1 cup frozen corn
1 cup frozen peas and carrots
3-4 diced and cooked potatoes
2 cans Campbell's Golden Cream of Mushroom Soup
1 egg beaten with 1 tsp water or milk
Mix corn, peas and carrots and cooked potatoes in a bowl. Add the soup and stir. Stir in the deer meat. Put the mixture in to two pie crusts and cover with the other two crusts. Seal and crimp the edges. Brush with the egg wash. Cut slits for steam and put in a 375 degree oven for about 35 minutes.
For desert tonight we decided to use up the rest of the apples that the kids brought home from apple picking. I made an apple pie. I will admit it was a bit of pie crust over load but the ice cream we served with the pie was quite good. I made a simple apple pie recipe I found here. Apple Pie Recipe
My crust was a bit jenky because I used store bought pie crusts and the top wouldn't come out of the pan so I pieced it together. It was very good.
I love my little apple peeler corer slicer from Pampered Chef. This little gadget is probably 15 years old and I've probably only used it four times, two times being within the last month. I think it will become a fall and winter utensil around here because I'm beginning to enjoy making pies.
I think the rest of the week will be light meals because last night and tonight were heavy meals. Last nights burgers were fantastic and ground fresh here at home, the pot pies were heavy and the apple pie was a dense desert.
Now we're heading into Halloween. I haven't even gotten any candy yet. It's supposed to rain so we probably won't see too many kids. Which can be good and bad. Good because I don't have to buy too much candy, but bad because if I have candy left we'll all eat it and we definitely don't need it.
I just hate having all that chocolate lying around because I'm such a chocoholic. If I have left overs I'm going to cut up the candy and pop them in the center of some cupcakes. Can't go wrong!