Monday, October 11, 2010

Venison Pie with Roasted Garden Vegetables

Mmmm... Our dinner today was venison pie. Almost everything was home grown, except for the onions and pastry ingredients. I thought I'd post pictures of it in the making. It's loosely based on the meat pies my ex French Canadian inlaws used to make for Thanksgiving and Christmas. It can be made with regular ground beef; We just happen to have a lot of venison that needs to be eaten. It's already hunting season again!

Today's Garden Finds

Wandering around the garden this afternoon I found that we still had lots of things still growing and ready to pick. Tomatoes, green and orange peppers and carrots. These are the first carrots I've ever been able to grow! However, they are all freakish looking, because I dropped the packet of seeds as I was planting them. Thousands of minuscule carrot seeds landed in one big pile! I spread them out as best I could but the result was that the carrots all grew and melded together. Weird looking but still edible.

I put a mixture of the veggies in a bowl, drizzled them with olive oil, seasoned them with salt and pepper, and popped them in a 450 degree oven to roast until they were good and browned.

Then I washed some of our little baby potatoes and put them on the stove to boil.

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Cheyenne said...

Meat pies are my absolute favorite thing. Seriously. We've got a pile of deer meat in the freezer---I've never made one with deer. Sounds tasty...and I think my husband would be pleased.

Polly said...

Cheyenne, I make this pie (but with regular ground beef) whenever we attend a potluck get-together. I always hear guys in particular asking, "who made this? It's good!"

I think your hubby would love it.