Old Seasonings Die Hard

Jerkey seasonings ed emlOur brains are truly wonderful. They constantly gather information, categorize it under hundreds of headings and constantly crosscheck it as relevant or irrelevant even while simple conversations are going on.

I have been looking into making my own venison jerky for years, I guess, without even knowing it. When my brother (who makes great jerky) mentioned that most people have enough seasonings in their pantry to make a ton of good jerky, several of my brains catalogue files came together in special session and realigned my priorities while I was sleeping (I guess). I could use up all our seasonings for a worthy cause!

After much rigamarole, wrangling funds and allowing a friend to give me about 40 pounds of venison he or his wife didn’t want to cook; I somehow ended up with a great dehydrator, top of the line jerky shooter and a nice vacuum sealer. 15 pounds of venison was thawing as the UPS guy braved last weeks -60 below wind chills and our blown in driveway to deliver these hot items. “Blasted Superbowl” he muttered. Huh; “I’m not the only one” I thought.

All triggered by something someone said. Scary huh? It’s too bad I didn’t pay a little more attention to a recipe but my brain doesn’t really pay much attention to some of the finer details. I put some of everything in and a lot of a few of them as they would soon expire. I now have 15 lbs of venison reduced to some of the best jerky on the planet with some brilliant aftertaste (it might be the ghost pepper got away from me??)

My wife and daughter say the spices could be cut down by 80% and refuse to participate in the sacred superbowl snack till you drop event tonight. I think they are miffed that I didn’t do this much earlier in life and feel neglected, but I promised to make it up to them. I have 25 more pounds of venison to soak up the rest of the old seasonings.

Hey, it’s still cheaper than buying a ticket and going to the game.

Gary

(ME) Seriously, this jerky is really good! (Daughter) keep telling yourself that!

 

 

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About Gary Fultz

Outdoors Man, Hunter, Fisherman, Guide, Writer / Author, Photographer, Public Speaker, Musician, Song Writer, Story Teller, Follower Of Jesus, Peragon.com day job.
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6 Responses to Old Seasonings Die Hard

  1. doubledacres says:

    I am still trying to tweak my recipe. Good luck on your second batch.

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  2. Marty Kasinskas says:

    👍

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  3. You are brave! I’d be scared to tackle making my own beef or venison jerky! Congratulations! You rock! 🙂

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  4. Gary Fultz says:

    Thanks Lynn. I have heard the words “reckless” and “clueless” being tossed around but “Brave” has a nice ring to it. I am actually making 40 strips right now for my oldest daughter for her 40th birthday. doing the 40 things of 40 things (like 40 m&m’s 40 feet of dental floss…so on). just to hear “You shouldn’t have”.

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  5. Ron Bouchard says:

    My father in law made the best venison jerky! He had a small smoker, but it produced gold! My youngest son Joel would bring bags of it to his baseball team. He looked like a drug pusher as the kids surrounded him, begging g for a piece!
    Ron
    http://www.theburningheart.com

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