Hunter’s Breakfast


Pan-fried breaded tenderloin, caramelized onions, farm fresh eggs, and dinner rolls leftover from Thanksgiving the night before. This was Ross’s breakfast this morning. He shot a deer Wednesday evening, just before dark. We hung it overnight then I spent till 1 pm yesterday skinning, butchering, and processing the deer with Ross, then several more hours preparing vegan Thanksgiving dishes with Weston. (Can my boys BE more different????) Fortunately, I’d already prepped the “regular” Thanksgiving dishes in advance, ready to just pop in and out of the oven, so all I had to do was get the turkey roasted. Today, we’ve got jerky, marinated overnight, in the dehydrator, and we’re getting ready to grind the rest other than the loins and backstraps–then vacuum seal it all. We’re having turkey and ham sandwiches for supper today (and vegan dishes, of course!) and watching The Princess Bride movie on TV. (Morgan has the DVD, but is excited for some strange reason that it’s on TV. We must watch it on TV! I love this movie, so I’m all for it and all for a more relaxing day than yesterday! I have all three of my kids here through the weekend. Happy Thanksgiving to everyone, and good luck shopping to those of you who are crazy that way. (NOT ME.)

Don’t keep scrolling down if you don’t want to see Ross’s deer.

The classic hunter’s picture is coming.

(You were warned.)
He didn’t get one last year, so I was really happy for him that he got one this year. Me, I’ll be hunting later. I wanted to give Ross his chance first, and now the weather has turned unseasonably warm, so I’ll wait till things cool off to hanging weather again next week.


  1. Joell says:

    Now that is a breakfast!!
    I am so happy that your have your children around you right now.
    Your freezer will be nice and full for the Winter.My I ask what you do with the hide? We had a friend that would send the hides to some company that would tan them and make slippers etc.

  2. yvonnem says:

    RE the shopping..ME EITHER!! Glad Ross shot a deer, was hoping he would. Fingers crossed that you get one too!

  3. beforethedawn says:

    That is a hardy breakfast!

    So awesome that he got a deer. I hope you get one too!

    I have never shopped BF, I stay home. One year I forgot about BF and went out to run an errand… I never forgot again.

  4. zteagirl71 says:

    A young man like Weston is a Vegetarian? Inconceivable! Ha ha ha… I LOVE that movie!

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