Saturday, May 5, 2012

Just So You Know

Oh.  My crock pot.


Elk stew for dinner.  Smells unbelievable.

Grandpa Grasshopper had blessed us twice today.  Once with the meat, and then helping us haul two large loads of manure for the future garden in his big truck.

If I can just survive until dinner...


Felicity said...

Is elk nice then??

Herding Grasshoppers said...

IMHO... YES!!!

Of course, opinions vary. Good elk is very mild. Most of the time we cook it, guests assume it's beef, unless we tell them otherwise. The difference is, it's really, really lean. Almost no fat at all.

Sometimes game meat can have a wild, "gamey" taste. Sometimes the fat in wild meat is somehow extra greasy. Sometimes game meat can be tough - good to marinate, or cook it in the crock pot.

Just about any meat finishes tender, in the crock pot!

And this elk? Delicious :D

Doug Hibbard said...

Arkansas Elk ends up a little gamey, but deer is yummy!

And if you need to put off munching, think about the two loads of manure. It's already over 90 here in the South, and the thought has put me off my dinner, that's for sure.

Herding Grasshoppers said...

Oh Doug, that's funny - just reversed!

And the manure is pretty well composted. I can't smell a thing but an "earthy" smell. Whew!

dlefler said...

This is making me hungry. The elk, I mean - not the manure!