Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Dad Does Dinner Challenge-- DEER STEAKS & APPLE CRISP

Have you been to UCreateFoods Yet?
If not... you really should check it out!
Every month Tyra does a "Dad Does Dinner Challenge", giving us women {at least the ones like me, who's husband simply doesn't cook} a break from cooking dinner for a night!
We totally screwed up and missed the last one, but you'll remember the Breakfast Pizza that Mike and I put together a couple months ago. 
At first, I thought for sure he wasn't interested at all in helping in the kitchen... but he's really started enjoying helping in the kitchen and I enjoy having him there with me!
So, for February's Challenge, Mike was supposed to recreate my favorite meal!
Hands down, my favorite meal is Deer Steaks with any form of potato and creamed corn.  I know, crazy huh?  But not only does it taste good, it brings back so many great memories!

Dinner was sooooo stinkin' good! He made {with my help, of course} deer steaks, hashbrowns, and creamed corn.  Yummy!  And the coolest thing.... my picky picky 12-year old will eat deer meat! He's smart! :) And Mom... sorry, but I ate all the little crunchies left behind in the pan :) I'll save you some next time!  This is a "recipe" that I have grown up on and it's so simple! Deer is such a lean and tender meat and boy oh boy, they just melt in your mouth! Too bad they're gone... I wouldn't mind another piece right this moment!

Deer Steaks
From Cupboard to Cupboard
printable recipe

Lean Deer Steaks
Garlic Salt
Seasoning Salt
Oil for frying

Take thawed meat and coat with flour.  Heat oil in shallow frying pan on medium heat.  When oil is hot, drop four-coated steaks into oil.  Season with garlic and seasoning salt. Turn steaks, browning both sides.  When meat is browned, turn out onto a paper-towel lined plate to drain.  Try really hard to contain yourself from eating all the steaks while cooking the next batch!  Oh... and all those little crispy flour crumbs on the bottom of the pan... they're my favorite! They can only be shared with those you love most!

But.... this isn't it! Mike didn't stop at the Deer Steaks! He decided that we should use the apples that have been sitting on the counter for a week.  I love apple crisp!  Especially just as it comes out of the oven.  I love the cool whip melting on the warm apple crisp. As a matter of fact, I ate wayyyy to much. 
My sweet hubby making me some Yummy Apple Crisp!

Apple Crisp
From Cupboard to Cupboard
printable recipe

10 cups peeled and sliced apples
1 cup sugar
1 cup plus 1 Tbsp all-purpose flour
1 tsp cinnamon
1/2 cup water
1 cup rolled oats
1 cup brown sugar
1/4 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp baking soda
1/2 cup butter, melted

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Place the sliced apples in a 9x13-inch pan.  Mix the sugar, 1 Tbsp flour, and the ground cinnamon together, and sprinkle over apples.  Pour water evenly over all; set aside.  In a large bowl, combine the oats, remaining 1 cup flour, brown sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and melted butter.  Stir to combine them crumble evenly over the apple mixture.  Bake for about 45 minutes, until top is golden brown and apples are tender.

Such a great night for me! I hope you enjoy these recipes like I did!

Happy Cooking!


  1. I'm not a huge fan of game meat, but the Apple Crisp looks tasty!!

  2. go check out my blog I gave you an award!

  3. Hi! I made your recipe for the Apple Crisp! I used the bottled apples and it was Awesome!! thanks so much.. I cooked it for 30 min it was Yummy.


Thanks for visiting! Your happy comments make my day!