Deer Camp Menu
Canned Banana Bread (from Ed K)

2/3 cup shortening
2 2/3 cups white sugar
4 eggs
2 cups mashed bananas
2/3 cup water
3 1/3 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 1/2 teaspoons salt
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ground cloves
2/3 cup chopped pecans

1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees F (165 degrees C). Grease insides of 8 (1 pint) straight sided, wide mouth canning jars.
2. In a large bowl, cream shortening and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs, bananas, and water. Sift together flour, baking powder, soda, salt, cinnamon, and cloves. Add to banana mixture. Stir in nuts.
3. Pour mixture into greased WIDE MOUTH pint jars, filling 1/2 full of batter. Do NOT put lids on jars for baking. Be careful to keep the rims clean, wiping off any batter that gets on the rims.
4. Bake at 325 degrees F (165 degrees C) for 45 minutes. Meanwhile, sterilize the lids and rings in boiling water.
5. As soon as cake is done, remove from oven one at a time, wipe rims of jars and put on lid and ring. Jars will seal as cakes cool. Place the jars on the counter and listen for them to "ping" as they seal. If you miss the "ping", wait until they are completely cool and press on the top of the lid. If it doesn't move at all, it's sealed.

Beer Bread (from Ed K)

3 Cups Self Rising Flour
1 Cup Sugar
1 Can of Beer

Mix ingredients and put in a floured pan and bake for 60 Minutes at 350 degrees or until brown on top. Apply melted butter to top when removed.

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Canned Banana Bread

Beer Bread

Butter-Fried Baked Beans

Damn Fine Meatloaf

Cheap Deer Camp Chili
Butter-Fried Baked Beans (from RV)

1/2 package bacon - minced 
1 medium onion - chopped
1 stick of real butter
1 large can regular baked beans
Lawrys seasoning

Pre-fry minced bacon. Drain. Melt butter in large heavy fry pan. Add chopped onion, sprinkle with Lawry's and fry on medium heat until lightly browned. Add bacon and beans. Mix together, then fry until heated to your liking. Keep working them so they don't adhere to the bottom of the pan.

Damn Fine Meatloaf (from Ed K)

2 lbs Ground Venison/Beef
1/2 to 1 Sleeve Saltine Crackers (more equals heavier)
3 Eggs
2 Packages Lipton Onion Soup Mix

1. Heat Oven to 325
2. Place crackers in Ziploc and smash til less than 1/4 in
3. Put ground meat in large mixing bowl
4. Add eggs, soupl mix and pulverized crackers
5. Wash your hands
6. Thoroughly mix ingredients until blended evenly
7. Form meat till it resembles a large, thick burger
8. Place meat in shallow roaster or bread pan
9. Bake uncovered up to 1.5 hours, based on thickness
10. Remove from oven, let set 3-5 minutes, serve

Deer Camp Chili (from Nicole K)

1 can of Hormel Chilli $1.97
1 pd hamburger seasoned with spices (I use a homemade mixture of spices) $2.00
1 pkg of chili seasoning (optional if you don’t season meat) $0.50
1 can of chili beans $0.97
1 small can of diced green chili’s $1.30
1 can of red kidney beans $0.97
1 can of tomato sauce $ 0.87

It's Cheap! Total cost : $8.58 Usually feeds 5-6 people so $1.43 per person – better than restaurant

1. Brown hamburger (Mix w/spices or chili seasoning. Drain
2. Empty canned items into crock pot and turn on high
3. Add hamburger
4. Cook on high in crock pot for 45 min
5. Add-ins: Chopped up pepperoni, cheese, crackers