My plate, a simple series where I show you what was on my plate, or maybe in the pan right before it goes on my plate.
Mr Chiots is a hunter, so each year our freezer is filled with loads of venison. This past November, he got four deer for the freezer, a few of them were yearlings so they’re fairly small, but quite tasty. One of my favorite winter meals is roasted venison. You can’t get much easier than making a roast. Throw a variety of root vegetables and a roast in a dutch oven, add a few spices like thyme, rosemary, garlic, salt and pepper. Top it off with a cup or two of red wine or a dark beer, and throw it in the oven at 325 for 3-5 hours depending on the size of the roast.
When the meat is falling apart, remove from the oven, plate vegetables & meat and make a gravy with the pan juices. There’s nothing quite like it on a cold winter evening. Side it with a bitter green salad and you’ve got a healthy nourishing meal that only took minutes to prepare (minus the cooking time).
What delicious goodness has been on your place recently?