Monday, September 22, 2008

Menu Plan Monday - 9/22/2008

This week, Ga'hoole Girl will be learning about roasting. Our family loves roast turkey, so we will have a non-holiday roast turkey meal this week. This also gives us several days of yummy leftovers and a chance to try out a soup recipe!

We are also getting a bunch of venison from a friend on Thursday. I'll have to see what he's giving us before I can make too many plans, but I hope we'll get steaks, stew meat, and ground venison. Our family loves venison. We haven't had problems with it tasting gamey - I don't know if it is because of the meat itself, because the people who give us venison dress it cleanly, or just because we enjoy the taste of venison. In any case, it means a lot of free meat for the winter.

1. Leftover Oven BBQ chicken, fried potatoes, sauteed asparagus

2. Chicken/brocolli/asparagus stir-fry

3. Roast turkey with mashed potatoes and gravy, green beans

4. Leftover turkey dinner

5. Turkey soup or gumbo with salad (still searching for a recipe)

6. Tacos

7. Turkey sandwiches

Check out Menu Plan Monday to see what others are up to this week. Her theme is family favorites this week - participants are invited to post a family favorite recipe (although I didn't - sorry).


KC said...

I fixed venison tonight! Cooked it like I do cube steaks by coating it in flour and then searing it on a pan. Then I put a layer of sliced onions in the bottom of the crockpot, the venison steaks on top, add 3 cups of water and 2 beef bouillon cubes and let it cook slow for 6 hours. C made the gravy from the stock (he's got better at this than me so he's the official gravy-maker in our house). We had it with mashed potatoes and green beans. It tasted just like cube steak to me and it was just as good---didn't taste gamey at all! I did rinse the steaks off well with water before coating them with flour so that may have helped, I don't really know. But anyhow, it was good! Sounds like you have lots of yummy things planned for the week!

Catherine said...


So glad to hear you enjoyed the venison. It's a great meat, nice and lean. Some cuts are really yummy cooked on the grill, but most of the time, they are best cooked the way you cooked it. Since there's so little fat, it can tend to be tough. Of course, I love it because we get it free or cheap from friends!!