By: Bears Butt

Let me know how you like what you are reading so far.  Improvements?  I need some constructive criticism.  How did you like the ending of Sir Butt traveling through the land…did it catch you off guard?

Bears Butt

Written on July 22nd, 2011 , Uncategorized
By: Bears Butt

OK folks, here is the real deal!  Grilled Venison with Creamed Cheese and wrapped in Bacon!  These are yummy beyond yummy!  The pictures are not the best, but it’s all I have to show you.

Begin with venison steaks.  The size of the steak does not matter, what matters is how you handle them.

Begin by covering the steak with plastic wrap and pounding them flat with a meat mallet.  Don’t worry about the plastic wrap getting into the meat, it won’t.  Flatten the steak out real good on one side, then flip it over, cover with plastic and flatten it some more.

Once flattened, place them in a plastic bag and add 1/2 cup of Zesty Italian dressing, white wine or whatever your favorite marinade is.  Marinade for a minimum of a half hour.  I left mine in for two hours.

Next, season it the way you like.  I only used salt and pepper, but I can see where garlic powder, maybe some Tabasco, onion powder etc. would spice it up some.

Then we spread the creamed cheese liberally across the steak.  Much like peanut butter on a piece of bread.

Now we are going to roll the steak up, keeping the creamed cheese nicely wrapped up inside the roll.  Then take a slice of bacon and wrap the whole steak up tightly.  With some of my steaks I wrapped the bacon around the steak in one direction and then used another piece of bacon and wrapped it the other direction to keep the creamed cheese from escaping out the end of the roll.  Use toothpicks to pin the bacon solidly to the steak by piercing downward into the steak, then moving the toothpick in such a manner as to come out through the bacon and then down again into the steak and again upward and out through the bacon.  This keeps everything in a very nice tight package for grilling.

Now for the grill!  Place on a medium hot grill and”baby sit” the entire cooking process.  For beer drinkers this is your time to shine.  It takes several beers before these steaks will be done.  Your objective is to not only cook the steak, but to get the bacon somewhat crispy.  You have to keep rolling them around on the grill until they are done to your liking.  I made sure I moved the steaks around until all the bacon had had a couple of times touching the hot grill surface.  Watch out for flames, the bacon grease will flare up and you need to move the steaks out of the flames.  This is the baby sitting part.In this picture you can see some of the creamed cheese trying to escape, and it did, but there was plenty left inside the roll to make it taste very yummy indeed.

Once done, I placed them all on a plate and kept them warm until it was time to serve them up.Because Sherry insisted the “served” picture looked professional, we adorned the steaks with pickled cherries.  You can use whatever you want or NOT!  At any rate this is how it turned out served with baked potato, sour cream, chives and mixed veggies. 

It was very good and I must say to my pallet I have to give it a 5 rating!  You don’t need steak sauce, catsup or anything on these babies.  Just dive in….but don’t forget to remove the toothpicks!


Bears Butt

July 2011

Written on July 21st, 2011 , Recipes
By: Bears Butt


A new teacher was trying to make use of her psychology courses. She started her class by saying, ‘Everyone who thinks they’re stupid, stand up!’ After a few seconds, Little Larry stood up. The teacher said, ‘Do you think you’re stupid, Larry?’ ‘No, ma’am, but I hate to see you standing there all by yourself!’

Larry watched, fascinated, as his mother smoothed cold cream on her face. ‘Why do you do that, mommy?’ he asked. ‘To make myself beautiful,’ said his mother, who then began removing the cream with a tissue. ‘What’s the matter, asked Larry ‘Giving up?’

The math teacher saw that Larry wasn’t paying attention in class. She called on him and said, ‘Larry! What are 2 and 4 and 28 and 44?’ Larry quickly replied, ‘NBC, FOX, ESPN and the Cartoon Network!’

Larry’s kindergarten class was on a field trip to their local police station where they saw pictures tacked to a bulletin board of the 10 most wanted criminals. One of the youngsters pointed to a picture and asked if it really was the photo of a wanted person. ‘Yes,’ said the policeman. ‘The detectives want very badly to capture him.’  Larry asked, “Why didn’t you keep him when you took his picture ? “

Little Larry attended a horse auction with his father. He watched as his father moved from horse to horse, running his hands up and down the horse’s legs and rump, and chest. After a few minutes, Larry asked, ‘Dad, why are you doing that?’ His father replied, ‘Because when I’m buying horses, I have to make sure that they are healthy and in good shape before I buy. Larry, looking worried, said, ‘Dad, I think the UPS guy wants to buy Mom ….’

Written on July 20th, 2011 , Jokes I like!
By: Bears Butt

WJOW! I had no idea about this and you probably don’t know as well. Click on the link and watch the video and then share it with someone around 16 years old! It’s all about that age group and just maybe together we can save someones life!

Bears Butt

Written on July 20th, 2011 , Uncategorized
By: Bears Butt

Judy got married and had 13 children. Her first husband, Ted, died of cancer.

She married again, and she and Bob had 7 more children. Bob was killed in a car accident, 12 years later.

Judy again remarried, and this time, she and John had 5 more children.

Judy finally died, after having 25 children.

Standing before her coffin, the preacher prayed for her.

He thanked the Lord for this very loving woman and said, “Lord, they are finally together.”

Ethel leaned over and quietly asked her best friend, Margaret……….

“Do you think he means her first, second, or third husband?”

Margaret replied, “I think he means her legs, Ethel.  . Her legs.”

Written on July 19th, 2011 , Jokes I like!
By: Bears Butt

I am going to make up a new recipe today and try it for supper.  NO!  It is not kipper/vienna sausage enchiladas….I told you never to try that one.

I was looking on line this morning for something new to do with venison and with all of the suggested ways to cook it, I decided I would make up my own.  Here is what I am going to attempt.  This is a combination of a few I read about and have changed things up a bit.

First off I have thawed a package of venison steaks.  Since there are just the two of us eating, the packages are some I cut and wrapped myself and may have just enough for the two of us and maybe a leftover chunk or two.

Once thawed, I will place the venison pieces in a plastic bag and then pour in about 1/2 cup of Sauterne white wine.  This will marinade until about 6 tonight.  At least 6 hours in the fridge.

When I am ready to start cooking, I plan on taking the steaks out of the marinade and placing them on a plate.  I will then put a smallish dab of cream cheese on one end of the steak and roll it up.  Once rolled I will roll a strip of bacon around that steak/cheese combo and stick it with a skewer to hold it together.  I might find myself using some toothpicks as well, not sure at this point because I have never done this.

The plan is to grill it outside until the bacon is crispy.  It all sounds yummy don’t you think?  I will let you know the outcome.

Served with salad and garlic toast.  Beer will be my choice of beverage and perhaps wine for my wife, but I’ll leave that up to her.  She may choose milk.

Bears Butt


Well, the jury is still out on the grilled venison….Sherry has decided we need to try it again tonight.  Last nights meal was very good, but she thinks it needs a bit of tweaking to get it from a 3 star to a 5 star rating.  Last night I had rolled up the venison steaks with a “dab” of creamed cheese and then the bacon.  It was very tasty, but the cream cheese was left out of most of the bites.  But when you did have cream cheese in a bite it was VERY GOOD.

Tonight we are going to “pound” the steaks out flatter and wider.  Then spread cream cheese over the steaks like peanut butter before rolling them up and wrapping the bacon.  It sounds pretty good and will give the steak slices a “pinwheel” look.  Every bite should contain yummy cream cheese.  She also said I need to take better pictures and make the whole meal look more presentable for this blog, instead of the ones I took last night.  Does anyone want to see the pictures I took last night? 

It would be a good comparison and maybe even Rocko could use it on the Biggest Loser show.  I’d bet the no fat venison would only have a few calories and by adding the creamed cheese and bacon would keep the meal under 200 calories.  Toss in some cranberry sauce and green salad to top off the meal and it would be way under 400 calories and be a very good meal.  In my humble opinion of course.

Expect the unexpected tomorrow!

Bears Butt

July 2011

Written on July 19th, 2011 , Recipes
By: Bears Butt

When cooking link sausages, what is it that causes them to roll around on their own?

Written on July 19th, 2011 , Recipes
By: Bears Butt


Ya know whenst a mountain folk is borned they dun aint got no name right frum the beginnin.  Sos sumbody decided what had ta happin wuz they gots ta have a name.  Most folks what just gitted borned cud care less what they is called, they is most interested in eatin an that is just about it.  But in order ta keep folks apart frum one nuther, they is named purdy much right frum the git go.  An ifn ya think about it fer a minute it perty much does make sense an all.

Most folks don’t go straight ta the mountains ta trap an such an they most likely wuddnt go ta the mountain anyways till they cud walk an ride a pony.  Seppen them what is borned in the mountains in the first place.

Iffn ya thinks about it purdy much, afor white mountain men started ta cum ta the mountain, the folks what wuz already in the mountains had theys names sos the other folks wud knowed who you wuz talkin bout iffn you wuz talkin bout sumbody.  Well, nows when this here story is gonna begin.

Onst agin we wuz huntin sum meat fer winter store an along the trail dun cummed this one feller what only had the name whut his folks dun called him whenst he wuz borned.  This ol boy knowed his huntin stuff fer sure an he wuz quick ta show us he knowed it.

We wuz in camp an he wuz bout ta try his hand at loadin up a new rifle what wuz give ta him fer usin.  We wuz all standin round jaw jackin an watchin him as he primed that rifle up fer his first shot.  There wuz sumpin bout his mannerisms what told us he ain’t never loaded up a muzz type gun afor.  An we wuz gittin nervous like.  We wuz lookin at him an his ways ta holt that there gun wuz with the barrel way out in frunt of hisself an almost pointin away like.

Then whenst he wuz measured up an ready ta pour the powder down the barrel he wuz real, real careful like an sorta turned his head ta the side sum, like it might just go off when the powder dun hit the bottom of the barrel.   We wuz lookin at each other all queer like an scratchin ours heads an wonderin where in tar nation did he learn this here tekneek.

Next he placed a patch right proper over the end of the barrel an careful like put a ball atop it.  The barrel is still sorta pointin away as he used his short starter an got the ball started down the barrel.  Next, as we all knowed, he pulls out his ramrod an begins ta push that patched ball down on top of the powder.  This is the last step ta load er up an we alls knows ya gots ta git that ball pushed down firm agin that powder what ya just poured down the barrel.  Ifn ya don’t ya is takin a powerful chance that you is gonna blow up yer gun an maybe even you self, orn sumbody else.

He wuz real, real careful like not ta put a bunch of pressure on that there patched ball an made sum comment bout it blowin up an all.  Sos bein the friendly an helpful folks we is, we offered up sum real handy help fer him ta learn frum.

We said, now what we dun just got ta see, wuz you loadin up fer makin meat, but whut if you wuz under attack frum some hostile type guy?  Ya gots ta learn ta load that there rifle up plenty fast sos ta git 5 or 6 shots off in a minute or so, an iffn ya kint do that, then perty much ya ain’t gonna be at next rondeevoo an sumbody is gonna have yer scalp hangin in theys lodge.

So he dun caps up his first load an fires down to the target an hits sumplace not too close ta the place he dun wanted ta hit.  So, then he perceeds ta load up agin.  We dun said, now don’t be afraid of that there powder, measure ya out whutcha want an pour it down that there barrel fast like.  An don’t be worryin bout the gun goin off nun.  They be only a little bit of a chance whut there be a spark in that there barrel an so you is gonna hafta git a cap on fer it ta fire.  So he dun pours in the powder real quick like an sure nuff it didn’t go off.

Then he puts the patch over the barrel like afor an seeted a ball top of that an usin his short starter he dun pounds that patch an ball down the barrel sum.  Then he gits his ramrod outin its place an pushes the ball down on top of the powder with a quick push.  Then he pushed that rod even harder an made sure the ball wuz seeted real gud.

Onst that wuz dun, he dun capped up an aimed real proper an the second ball dun hit right long side the first one.  We all said that wuz gud, but he wuz gonna hafta do it agin ta make sure the balls is all goin ta hit the same place.  So back ta loadin he went.  This time he wuz actin all comfident like an loaded it up.  This here third time whut he loaded only tuk maybe a minute which is gud whenst ya is a first startin ta kitch onta shootin a front stuffer rifle.

He wuz quick ta cap up, aim gud an fire.  The ball hit right next ta the other two an then he knowed his gun wuz off sight an he adjusted ta whut he thought should put the ball plumb center next time.  He went ta loadin an he wuz gittin faster an faster.  Not pushin the gun away an actin all skeert like nor nuttin like that.  He dun shot the next three times within five minutes an his adjustin had it pert neer ta the bullseye.  He dun kept this up till he had her hittin plumb center.  He knows his rifle by now perty gud too.  An the loadin ain’t nuttin but gud.  He sure do look like he is a gunner.

Welst with that ahind him, we wuz ready fur the night an needed ta sleep sum afor the mornin.  When we dun got up an headed out ta make meat at first light, he begins ta see bucks an he wuz tryin  real hard ta git close fer a shot.  Them bucks wuz smart an stayed just outa range most of the day, but when one did git within gunnin range he wuz sure ta fire a shot an try an make meat.  Well it seems that most of the shots he wuz takin wuz iffy shots at best cuz he wuzn’t makin no meat, but he sure wuz shootin when shootin wuz ta be dun.  That night his name wuz put up on the boobin baby board fer sure, cuz he dun shot an no deer wuz bringed back ta camp.

Next day we wuz up on a high ridge lookin inta the trees an brush fer bucks an sure nuff, there wuz three bucks  layin there all comfy like.  We figgered we cud git round on them an sneek in an maybe even git two or all three afor they knowed we wuz there.  So we planned us up a plan.  I wuz ta git kleer over on ta the other side of the ridge an cum toward the bucks frum the down hill side sum.  Others wuz ta cum from other angles an in the middle wuz these three bucks just layin there.  This wuz a plan whut like nun other.

Sos we gitts all sitiated an we start ta move in real slow like.  Perty soon I cud see one buck layin there lookin back at me.  He wuz gittin sorta nervous like an I decided I cudnt git no closer afor he runned off.  Sos I uses a tree branch an aims real gud an slowly pulled on that trigger and BANG!!! Offn it went, but then so did the buck.  I missed plain as plain an that buck dun runned straight at the guy who wuz sightin in the other day.  The other two bucks they dun gitted up an took off real fast like too.  An the whole mountain wuz movin.  Guys runnin left an right an deer runnin right an left.  I wuz quick ta be loadin back up when a buck dun runs right now past where I wuz standin.  I wuzn’t fast nuff ta git loaded an he gitted outa there fast like.

Then offn ta my left side, I heared a BANG!  An a holler about gittin a buck down!  I wuz happy an started that way.  Sure nuff, the guy who wuz sightin in the other day wuz standin right over a big ol buck whut he dun just shot.  Whut a happy day it wuz fer all o us what wuz there.  We wuz dancin an whoopin it up sum fer sure.

So, whenst sumbody dun gits a name theys usually duz sumpin ta deserve it right proper, an this here wuz no ception.  An that night round the council fire it was said, David, cum ta the fire.  An the guy who wuz sightin in his rifle a couple of days ago duz cummed up ta the fire.  An the man with the talkin stick he dun says when a man deserves ta git a naming duz just the right stuff ta git a name then a naming is in order.   An fer showin us you cud learn ta load that there rifle real fine like an fer not bein afreared ta shoot at bucks cuz yer name might be put on the boobin baby board an just cuz ya dun real good at gunnin down that big ol buck, we dun decided that wherever mountain men shall meet, you shall be knowed as “GUNNER”!

An that is just how it wuz.  Now ya knowed how a mountain man kin git a name.

Bears Butt

July 2011

Written on July 18th, 2011 , Just more stories
By: Bears Butt

Brandon, Conner, Kenzie and I hit Hyrum this morning for a little fishing.  Kenzie turned 8 a week or so ago and that marked the magic age to get to go fishing out of my b0at.  She was excited to say the least.

We hit the water at about 6:15 a.m.,the water was glass smooth and air temp a warm  75 degrees.

There were lots of fish jumping and loads of other birds and animals scurrying about.  We tried for bass in the weeds but quickly learned the kids can’t maneuver their lines too well in the weeds, so we moved to where the stream comes into the reservoir.  Conner was quick to catch the first trout!  Go Conner!!!!

The trout went back into the lake for some other lucky fisherman to catch at a later time.  Conner got the quarters for catching that fish and he was a happy guy!

We moved again, and this time it was my turn to catch a trout.  It fought a gallant battle, but lost for the picture.  And then it went back in.

You can see how smooth the water is.    We hung around trying different places but with only a couple of other bites.

Kenzie had a couple of the bites but did not hook up on a fish.  She was not disappointing though and looks forward to the next trip out.


The smooth water only lasted until the first water skier came out.  Then another and then a bit of wind to add to the wave action.  We tried several places on the lake for more action, but nothing much was biting.  Soon we noticed a storm approaching from the West and not wanting to get caught out there in a rain storm, we decided enough fun was enough.

Thanks for going fishing with me Brandon, Conner and Kenzie!  Maybe next time we will catch more fish!

Bears Butt

July 2011

Written on July 18th, 2011 , Hunting/Fishing/Trapping Stories
By: Bears Butt

My oldest son, his oldest son and his daughter who just turned 8 years old are heading out to do a little fishing.  Heading up to Hyrum State Park in Northern Utah.  She just turned the magic age to be allowed to fish out of the boat.  She is way excited and so am I.

I told them last night that the first one who catches a perch, a bass and a trout I’ll give them $1!  I call it the trifecta!

Of course we still have the normal fishing contest of $.25 for each fish caught.

Wish us luck!

Bears Butt

July 2011

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