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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 09-24-2016, 10:20 PM Thread Starter
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With the holidays coming up, what do you think of this gift idea?

So I got the idea to vacuum seal venison with different seasonings and marinades. I'll be giving them out as gifts this year with the offer of Sous Vide dinner plans.

What I mean is I give them the vacuum sealed meat and tell them they can cook it themselves or they can redeem a "hang out and cook for me" night and I will take it and cook it Sous Vide for them and we will have an awesome meal.

What do you guys think? Good idea? bad idea?

Really I am just looking for an excuse to use my kitchen toys. I absolutely love my Vacuum Sealer and Sous Vide. I'm a bit overzealous when it comes to that stuff, so much so that my friends were telling me to shut up about it. Now, most of them have tried my cooking using Sous Vide and they no longer tell me to shut up. I even wrote a buyer's guide for it.

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I like the idea if it is handled among the "right" people. Too many anti's would be upset at that gift. Also, I'd change the note not to state"...cook for me" as that sounds like you're pressing yourself on people. If your intent is that you do the cooking for them, I'd state that in easier terms that you mean they can either cook it themselves, or redeem the offer and you'll come by and cook it for them.
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I like the idea if it is handled among the "right" people. Too many anti's would be upset at that gift. Also, I'd change the note not to state"...cook for me" as that sounds like you're pressing yourself on people. If your intent is that you do the cooking for them, I'd state that in easier terms that you mean they can either cook it themselves, or redeem the offer and you'll come by and cook it for them.
Oh, totally. I would never give that to my vegetarian friends. They'd get something else lol or the people who I know are against hunting. Which isn't many thankfully.

No worries as to how the note would be presented, I would write it more formally than the way I write on a forum. I'll probably write it in calligraphy if I can find the time, and at the very least design it up in Illustrator. I'll make it clear that if I don't hear from them regarding the gift that I will assume that they want to prepare it themselves or whatnot. They don't HAVE to hang out with me, though that would be nice :P
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They don't HAVE to hang out with me, though that would be nice :P
Why not have a pre-Holidays gathering, where you cook a sample of what you're presenting them, and then give them the gifts (after you see that they're jazzed about the food)? That way they can see how it turns out, see that you're not just trying to mooch a free invite over to their place, and you can also judge if someone isn't a fan of the meal, then they get Gift B (box of something else). Even in bush Alaska we have so many greenie's who'd turn their noses up at a caribou roast or moose chili. It is hard to judge some folks.
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I think it is a good Idea. We have a Christmas party at my house every year. If I had taken deer that year everyone who wants one gets a Venison care package to take home. Plus I smoke a Venison roast that night
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Why not have a pre-Holidays gathering, where you cook a sample of what you're presenting them, and then give them the gifts (after you see that they're jazzed about the food)? That way they can see how it turns out, see that you're not just trying to mooch a free invite over to their place, and you can also judge if someone isn't a fan of the meal, then they get Gift B (box of something else). Even in bush Alaska we have so many greenie's who'd turn their noses up at a caribou roast or moose chili. It is hard to judge some folks.
I like this sneaky idea lol

Ever had anything prepared Sous Vide Scorpion?

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Well I will be doing it again this year

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Ever had anything prepared Sous Vide Scorpion?
No, I have not. My limited French tells me "sous" means "without" so if this is truly a Naked Chef thing (emphasis on the naked) then I'm all for it. Actually I confused sous with sans, but the joke is much better as written.

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