Did everyone have a fabulous weekend?? And stay away from those fake sugars? 😉
I had a great weekend! Not only did I get to meet sweet baby Caitlyn (congrats Mark & Carrie!)
…but I also got to celebrate my brother’s big 3-0 with him!
The whole weekend was delightful, but once I got home last night, I was whipped. Unfortunately it meant I had to miss out on the Charlotte blogger dinner, but hopefully I can make it to the next one! Luckily my sweet Hubbs offered to make dinner for us and I jumped at the offer. What a sweet<3!
…it should have dawned on me that he had venison from his latest hunting trip in the freezer. And that he was anxious to try it out.
So sure enough… venison chili was on the menu. While Hubbs got things going:
I watched Christmas movies and looked up nutrition facts about venison…
Venison: AKA deer meat.
|3 oz lean|
|deer||127||1.6 g||1 g||3.6 mg|
|beef||185||9.3 g||4.3 g||1.5 mg|
|pork||171||5.9 g||2.5 g||1.2 mg|
|chicken||157||5.6 g||1.8 g||1 mg|
As you can see, venison is actually very lean and a great source of iron, which is important- especially for women!
And when it is all mixed up with veggies, beans and tomato sauce, it makes quite a beautiful chili! Especially when topped with sour cream and fritos 😉
However, it tasted a little more metallic and gamey to me than chili made with regular beef, and although I ate it and it was a good chili, I don’t know how often I see myself chowing down on venison. I think it’s a mental thing.
Poor Bambi. 🙁
But thanks for dinner, Hubbs! He even cleaned up. What a keeper!
Have you ever had venison? What do you think of it?