Venison Stew Anyone?

United States
May 11, 2016 7:33am CST
I was surprised that I didn't have to start work this morning until 10:00. As I really needed the sleep, I didn't squawk about having to use my earned time to make up the difference in my paycheck. For me, even an hour of extra sleep is a blessing. I slept until 7:00. When I woke, I tossed the wet laundry in the dryer and headed out to start the day. Hubby requested a venison stew for dinner. So I proceeded to slice up 2 big onions, diced 4 large cloves of garlic, and put them to sweat in a little EVOO in a big pot on the stove. Then I cubed up the venison. It was thawed about half way, which is the best way to cube it up as it is still firm. I coated the cubes in flour, salt, and pepper and put them in the pot to sear. Once it was seared I added about 8 cups of water and 7 beef bouillon cubes. The bouillon adds flavor to the broth and because they are salty I don't add any extra salt to the broth. I then added one more diced onion and 6 diced celery stalks. The stew has been boiling for about an hour now. Time to add the carrots. I usually cut up about a pound of carrots. Once added to the broth it will cook for about an hour. I would usually add about 3 or 4 medium sized potatoes that have been cut into cubes. Some add them in chunks, I prefer them cubed. But, time doesn't allow me to do that today. So, I'll prepare the potatoes when I get home and boil them while the soup is heating up. The potatoes will be added to finish cooking. And, maybe if he is lucky.....I may make dumplings too.
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@JolietJake (41583)
11 May 16
I wanna come over for supper!
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• United States
11 May 16
I made a huge pot! You can bring Scar too. Not sure how my female cats will react to him though. LOL.
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• United States
11 May 16
@JolietJake, how many dumplings would you like?
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@JolietJake (41583)
11 May 16
@ElusiveButterfly Make it four...I have to share
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@Jessicalynnt (48191)
• Centralia, Missouri
11 May 16
never made or had deer stew, but it sounds tasty
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• United States
11 May 16
We are about to sit down to enjoy it. Have to let it cool a bit first.
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@CoralLevang (40946)
• United States
11 May 16
May I come to your house for dinner, pretty please?
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• United States
11 May 16
Coral I will set an extra place for you and JJ. How many dumplings will you have? And should I make dessert? Perhaps a nice custard.
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@CoralLevang (40946)
• United States
11 May 16
@ElusiveButterfly I will eat one dumpling, and I will just have a cup of tea for dessert, please.
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• United States
11 May 16
@CoralLevang you got it lady!
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@peavey (15874)
• United States
11 May 16
Oh, my goodness, my mouth is watering! I love venison anyway and seldom get it any more. Your stew sounds so good!
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• United States
11 May 16
I am boiling the potatoes now and getting ready to make the dumplings.
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@peavey (15874)
• United States
11 May 16
@ElusiveButterfly I can smell it from here!
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• United States
11 May 16
@peavey I can't wait for hubby to get home. I think I love the dumplings more than anything else. Reminds me of the stew with dumplings my mother would make.
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@DianneN (59951)
• United States
11 May 16
I prefer beef stew. I had venison once, and that was one too many times for me.
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• United States
11 May 16
If I made it for you, you would love it. It is all in the seasoning and cooking of it.
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@DianneN (59951)
• United States
16 May 16
@ElusiveButterfly Uh, what time do you want me? If you made it, I just may be willing to try it again.
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• United States
16 May 16
@DianneN I would have to make a new batch. We finished off that batch last night. I know you would like it if you tried my version of it.
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@Drosophila (16858)
• Ireland
11 May 16
Wish I can get venison in Ireland
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• United States
12 May 16
It is delicious!
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@DianneN (59951)
• United States
16 May 16
They had deer in Scotland on the menu. I chose the fish. It was called Wedgwood on the High Mile or something.
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@Drosophila (16858)
• Ireland
17 May 16
@DianneN yes the scotish is a bit adventurous
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@marguicha (81902)
• Chile
11 May 16
I have never had venison, but I´d like to try it. That recipe is for how many people?
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• United States
11 May 16
I make a huge pot when I do make it. My husband will have 2 very large bowls for dinner. There will be enough for at least 3 more meals. I freeze some so we can have it later in the month with sandwiches. If there was a family gathering I would bring this pot filled with stew and it would easily feed a crowd. That is if they all had portions that would allow everyone to have a bowl. LOL.
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@marguicha (81902)
• Chile
11 May 16
@ElusiveButterfly I though it was a big recipe. I don´t have venison around, but I can do that with veal or pork.
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• United States
11 May 16
@marguicha I have used beef too. But, haven't made venison stew in a while and I thought hubby would appreciate the extra effort. I've been kind of slack lately when it comes to meal creativity.
@LeaPea2417 (15448)
• Toccoa, Georgia
11 May 16
That sounds great. The last time I had venison was many years ago and it was not a part of a stew , it was just served with side dishes.
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• United States
11 May 16
We have it whenever the mood strikes. The meat is from the deer that my husband hit with the truck this past December. I have a couple of roasts and steaks left in the freezer. Also have ground venison and sausage.
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@LadyDuck (122436)
• Switzerland
11 May 16
Your recipe sounds delicious. It's a long time that I do not have venison.
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• United States
11 May 16
It smells so good!
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@marlina (62548)
• Canada
11 May 16
I hope that you will make the dumplings, it would be even better.
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@CRK109 (14351)
• United States
11 May 16
It's always nice to be able to fill a dinner request! Your husband is so blessed to have you! :)
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• United States
11 May 16
Thank you Claudia. He gave me a compliment last night that I was a darn good cook.
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@CRK109 (14351)
• United States
12 May 16
@ElusiveButterfly it's always wonderful to be appreciated. I'm glad that he complimented you and I see that you're both blessed to have one another. :)
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• United States
12 May 16
@CRK109 he has become a bit more giving with the compliments over the 6 years we have been together. Some men take more time to train.
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@Tampa_girl7 (21684)
• United States
14 May 16
It sounds scrumptious.
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• United States
14 May 16
I have enough left for 2 more meals. Well, maybe one. Hubby really liked it.
@AmbiePam (46240)
• United States
11 May 16
Dumplings...yum.
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• United States
11 May 16
Oh they came out so good. Used butter instead of shortening and they were light and fluffy.
@Lucky15 (33691)
• Philippines
12 May 16
Ahmm. Do you have something left for an "extra"?