Monday, November 15, 2010

Meat and Bread for Today

Monday is our daddy's day off, 
and today he had a long list of things around the house to accomplish.
Whilst the children and I were getting school work done, and the little ones played, 
John and daddy worked on home maintenance, 
and then got started cutting up the two deer we had hanging. 

 The children are just too cute, whether work or play or sleep, 
I never tire of watching them, their antics, and facial expressions!





Knowing the kitchen would be occupied all evening with the meat cutting project, 
I put some vegetable soup on. early to simmer throughout the day...


... and started some roll dough.  This is a new- to- me recipe, from my friend Enola Gay.  
We made a double batch, and nearly finished all the rolls off at dinner.  
I'd say it's a keeper. 
 Very moist, with great flavor.


Oat Dinner rolls

2 1/2 c. water
1  c. oats
2/3 c. brown sugar
3 Tbsp butter
1 1/2 tsp salt
2 Tbsp yeast
5-6 c. flour
Boil 2 c. water, stir in oats. Add sugar, butter, salt and rest of water.  Cool.  Stir in yeast.  Sponge.  Add flour, 1 cup at a time.  Place in greased bowl, let rise till double.  Punch down, shape into rolls, let rise till double.  Bake at 350 for 15-20 minutes.
Thank you Enola!  Next time we will triple, at least.

After dinner it was back to work on the mule deer.


 Brian's favorite knife made by a local Native American. 


The prospect of using a real knife, although not the one above, 
got the better of Ben (6) and he did a fine job, being the meticulous little squirt he is. 
He did a really great job. 
 Just goes to show that you should never underestimate a willing worker, no matter his age.

My husband blessed me with the job of supervising this time, 
since I am great with child and it is back breaking work to cut meat.  
Such a thoughtful guy!

I am grateful to have the privilege of living here where we can enjoy the best of organic meat,
Venison- our staple food. 
 We all give John our appreciation and awe for his devotion in finding the biggest animal he possibly can!


And, I am ever so thankful to the Lord for his faithful provision to our family, 
from our incredible home that we don't deserve 
to meat on our table,
 He is a faithful God whose blessings never cease to amaze me.

2 comments:

MamaAnt said...

What a blessing!
But ewwww, that is a deer? We don't have deer that look like that here!
He is staring right at me!
When are you due?

Greg and Donna said...

congratulations on the deer! What a blessing for your family and the freezer!