Well, we had a nice surprise last night!
Rick’s folks stopped at our house on their way home after some doins in Ohio. Always good to see them as I don’t get to travel with Rick out their way very often.
And I was even happier about this surprise because I had supper already cooking in the slow cooker and didn’t have to worry about what to make for supper. Yay!!
I had been rustling around in the freezer Monday trying to think of something for supper that night and came across a venison roast (hind quarter, to be exact).
So, I’m thinking that I’d just whip that puppy up with some fixins’ and Rick would come home from work to a delish supper.
Yeah, well, I made the mistake of trying to look for a cool way to cook it and came upon the dreaded phrase: “One of the toughest pieces of venison.”
OK, time to look for a marinade recipe. 1/2 hour later I found one that had all the ingredients that I had laying around the house. Mixed ’em up, plopped the roast in a bag with the marinade and set it in the fridge overnight. Got up in the morning and threw it in the slow cooker with some onion, herbs and beef broth and prayed that it would turn out better than shoe leather.
When I got home from work 9 hours later, I boiled some potatoes, nuked some corn and held my breath on the outcome of the roast. And. It. Turned. Out…. fairly well, I’d say. Very tender with a nice taste to it.
Phew! I can still claim some cooking skills.
And no, I didn’t get any pics of the final presentation. I didn’t want Rick’s folks to think I was weird or something by taking a picture of a piece of meat.
Maybe next time.