Guess what this is!
It's a side of beef.
Lori bought a side of beef!
(for the second time in the last year.)
(We're mid-westerners, we likes our beef.)
I loooooove having a whole half-a-cow in my freezer.
It's the best thing ever.
And now if I could just get someone to deliver fresh veggies to me regularly,
my world would be a peaceful place.
Here's what I've learned about making THE very most of
buying bovine in bulk.
1. Talk extensively with your butcher about the cuts you want.
(If he/she isn't willing to let you custom-order, find another butcher.)
This is the very best way to make sure you will
love every single bite.
(For example: We don't like roast so much, so I have most of the them made into stew meat.)
(And by WE, I mean, seven of us like roast, K-Man does not.)
(No bitterness here.)
2. Make sure nothing gets lost in your freezer, by keeping an inventory.
As I was loading all the meat into my freezer,
I jotted down on a list every single package.
Then I put it all back into the paper bags they came in, and numbered them.
(Plastic tubs would have been better.)
Then I typed up the list.
And then I put it in a file folder, just above my freezer.
This way, I can easily find the cuts I want,
AND mark off what I use.
That, my friends, is my fun-filled post for you on this fine Monday.
Go ahead and reread it if you want.
It's riveting, I know.
You are soooo welcome.
Beef, it's what's for dinner!