grumbling and muttering curses under my breath attempting to use Windows Movie Maker for the first time, it dawned on me that I hadn’t made a Wild Food post in a while. That’s a series I’d like to keep rolling if at all possible. It’s not that I haven’t cooked, it’s that I forgot to take pictures. Before I get to that, though, a quick toybox dispatch.
On Monday, I bought my first flies. I had to pause just now to get new pictures, as the ones I took Monday night were all out of focus. In all, we got 3 different sizes.
If this weekend goes according to plan, we’re going to be stupid busy. The Root River is down in Racine, which Google Maps tells me is about two hours away, via Milwaukee. So, that will be a day trip on its own. And then Sunday we’re scouting more for turkey, and Matt also wants to attempt to call in coyote. I’m not too sure I’m ready to have even more hides in the garage, and predator hunting really weirds me out, but there’s really no stopping him when he’s fixated on something. Then, there’s an organized get together with Matt’s coworkers and their significant others/kids Sunday evening. Sometime in there we should also try to get the busted tired off the boat trailer since the lakes are really opening up now. Our favorite catfishing hole is almost entirely ice free. I’m really itching to get out and fish, even if it’s nothing but panfish until May 4th.
Anyway- This roast. I took some inspiration from The Deerslayer’s Wife (again, thanks lady!). I didn’t wrap mine in bacon, as the only bacon we have is pretty sweet honey maple smoked stuff. I don’t think it would mesh well with venison and garlic. The cast of characters:
I mixed up the salt, pepper, crushed garlic, and liquids to marinate the roast in for a little bit. Then, I filled the cavity with the minced garlic and some dried marjoram, and trussed it with cotton butcher’s twine. I drizzled the marinade over it.
I let it sit while I prepared the veggies- red potatoes for Matt, a sweet potato and roasted broccoli for me. I let everything sit then, until Matt showed up. I would have set to cooking it all then, except he had some work-related errands to run, and wanted me to go with him. I agreed, and out the door we went. Before we left, I stuck the potatoes in the oven at 250. We didn’t get back to the house until well after 8pm. I threw the roast in at about 350, and took out the potatoes so we would have something to eat, at least. The roast wasn’t done until 9:30, and I didn’t want to eat that late. Internal temp was about 130-135 so it’s definitely a nice medium rare. I plan to cut into it today for some gourmet venison sandwiches for lunch after my workout.
I also apologize for all the theme switching going on lately. The original theme felt super clunky and not clean enough for me, but when I switched to an intermediate one, there wasn’t a post scroll and I truly didn’t like how it showed entire posts on the front page. After some searching, I landed on this one, and I really like it.
I would think to keep an eye out for a Toybox Dispatch soon- there was a snafu with Matt’s paycheck this week, it’s 5 days late and he’s got a lot of Shopping Energy all pent up. Half of his errands last night were showing me the things he wants to buy.