Nearly full. This years hunting was pretty scarce, we have just 3 deer when there is generally 4-5. No, we don’t consume it all ourselves, we share with our daughters and in-laws. We also share with the owner of the property where Mr. Fix-It hunts.
Sunday a good friend Mr. “B” brought us a good sized doe. Really great friend I must say! He enjoys hunting but his wife will not cook the meat. He knew we were shy what we wanted for the season and brought it to us! With the weather warming in the next few days to a freak 50-60 degrees (in January really??) it needed processed last night. Over the years we’ve worked out a pretty good system processing deer.
No, No processing photos!
Since I’m not much on participating in the actual butchering process I stay inside to wrap and pack. We have roaster pans ready to fill with fresh cuts of meat, roasts, steaks, butterfly steaks & stew meat. Rich red meat with none of the fat marbling you find in beef. Our system works pretty well, by the time I have the first pan wrapped and packages labeled, Mr. Fix-It has another pan ready and those wrapped go out to the freezer.
The past few years I started using a plastic freezer wrap for the first wrap and white freezer paper for the second. I started doing this when was off in planning & I couldn’t find but 1-2 boxes of heavy freezer paper the ENTIRE SEAON!! It’s actually worked out for the best. We’ve found meat will retain the fresh flavor and last much longer. I’ve pulled stew meat & roasts (found in the bottom of the freezer) that were 3 years old and were just as good with no freezer burn. The tighter the meat is wrap the better it will store. I’m by no means a professional and that white paper needs to be nice and snug to seal out air preventing damage. The plastic freezer wrap seals the meat and the second layer of white is a nice added protection.
I know Ideally I should have a better rotation system with my freezers but sometimes a few bundles slide out of place and get left behind. It’s nice to know when we do find these few strays they will be just as good as when they went in.
Enough babbling about wrapping meat. I admit I’m stalling starting my day.
I have to leave for a MRI on my shoulder in a bit.
The MRI itself is not the issue……It’s the injecting of the dye in my shoulder I have a problem with.
I’m allergic to pain.
Wimpy I admit.
Yes, My shoulder hurts now but, it’s a pain I know & have become accustomed to. The word inject and the thought of the pressure the dye will create in there is what bothers me. Besides, I’m realllly afraid they will say surgery is required.
Have I mentioned I’m allergic to pain?