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Crafting a classic holiday snack


With Deer season going on, one thing is for sure: there will be a sufficient amount of venison and other meals involving deer meat for a while. But what if you are craving a snack? Do you go for the deer jerky, or would you rather have a cut of summer sausage?

If readers have ever been interested in making the popular holiday snack, consider attending the Deer Summer Sauage Class hosted by the Webster County University of Missouri Extension. The class will be held at the Webster County Extension Center, which is located at 800 S. Marshall in Marshfield, on Dec. 7 from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. The cost is $20 per person, with snacks and equipment for the class provided by the Extention Center.

The class is in partnership with the Missouri Department of Conservation, which will have an educator there to cover multiple topics, including how to make summer sausage and food safety. This class will also have a demonstration, and everyone will leave home with roughly one to one and a half pounds of summer sausage.

Not only will participants learn how to make summer sausage, but they will also have hands-on training on how to score deer antlers. The MDC educator will teach the Pope/Young and Boone & Crocket scoring methods, and those attending will have a chance to score antlers provided at the class. One caveat, though, is participants of the class will NOT be given certification on being an official scorer.

Suppose this class has readers interested or want more details. In that case, they can contact the Webster County Extension office at 417 859-2044 or visit the office in person. You can also register online at the following website: www. extension.missouri.edu/events/field-to-freezer-1699026452.


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