Sunday, October 9, 2011

2011 Zion Lutheran Church Fall Fest Petting Zoo

One of the things ClaireAnna and I do is to take our petting zoo to area events and churches.  We do it for free as a community service project.  This one at the Zion Lutheran Church helped raise thousands of dollars for the River Valley Christian Clinic and other organizations. 



Thursday, October 6, 2011

Taste Test

We picked up our first home grown goat meat from the butcher yesterday and tonight we had a taste test. 
I made sloppy Joes with Manwich.  One pot ground goat.  One pot ground beef. 
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It took Ted 4 bites of each to decide which one he liked best.  I asked him if he thought it was goat or beef.  He said Goat.  It was beef.  But he really said he couldn’t tell.  Neither Kate nor I could tell between the two. 
I made patties out of each meat.  Which one do you think is goat?
I grilled them on the grill.  The ones on the right were simply on the hotter side of the grill.  That’s the only reason they have darker marks.
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Ted picked out which burger was beef and he was right.  Claire also guessed the beef burger.  But they both liked each hamburger equally.  Claire gobbled hers up.  I thought the beef sandwich was better, but the goat tasted very good.  Just slightly different. 
So far, goat meat is a big hit in our house.  There was no unusual odor at all like there is sometimes with deer.  It was very tasty to all of us.  For Sunday dinner, we’ll try out the roast!