Sunday, February 14, 2010

Jerky

Melanie and Richard made Jerky this weekend, using a recipe (page 127) in the cookbook Making & Using Dried Foods (Phyllis Hobson, 1994).

Melanie began the marinade for Venison (on right) and Beef Jerky (on left) yesterday. The recipe suggests the meat should marinate overnight, which she did. She put the meat in the Dehydrator today. 7 1/2 hours later, most of the Jerky is done. It is yummy. In writing this entry, I suggested that snacks would be nice. And they are. In the meantime, the Cats appeared out of nowhere.

While I thank Melanie and Richard for the Jerky, it would be far more appropriate to thank the Deer and the Steer. When I 1st posted this, I noted the Deer were coincidentally depicted in the Banner. I learned a long time ago that there are no such things as coincidences.

We 3 C's try to be mindful that for Beings to live and thrive on this Earth, something has to die. We try to honor that gift of Life which gives rise to our health and wellbeing. Why would we choose to forget?

1 comment:

Michelle J said...

I haven't tried jerky in the dehydrator yet, but I might have to! ;) We've always done ours in our little smoker.