Monday night we were given fourteen packages of venison. We LOVE venison!
Some of the things on this week’s menu got changed around some as a result – yesterday Stephen put some stew meat in the crockpot with some onion. I thought I was going to go crazy because the house smelled SO good ALL day! LOL! We ate it with some brown rice and green beans. Yum.
Today the leftover broth and rice will be turned into tonight’s soup. We already had soup on the menu, so that works out well. It’ll be similar to New England Boiled Dinner, but there will be some brown rice in it instead of potatoes. The broth had such a rich flavor yesterday that I’m sure it will make delicious soup for tonight. I might make some whole grain rolls to go with it, but I haven’t decided on that yet.
How’s this for God’s timing? I bought groceries last week, but didn’t buy all the meat that was on my shopping list. I have a couple rainchecks I was planning on using, but they were for a different store that I didn’t have time to stop at that day. I hadn’t made it there since then to get the meat yet, and we were almost out of meat. Then God just dropped all that venison into our laps. :O) I love it. God provided, right when we needed it. It’s also an encouragement to me because the stew meat and cubed steak are cuts that I rarely buy. I try to buy those cuts when they’re on sale, but it’s been a while. It was so nice to be able to enjoy them again! I love it when God provides – and when He provides things that are normally once-in-a-while items for us – it’s even more of a blessing!