Meat, it's what's for dinner!
Lotta posts by me today, I am a pretty regular journaler, and I guess I have switched to this one.
So even before I started up with PB and Paleo before that, I decided to start eating pastured meat whenever I could. I have a smallish chest freezer and found a farm to buy from that is pretty reasonable if you buy in quantity. Late last year I bought a mixed quarter of beef (cuts from both ends) totaling about 85 lbs. The beef was terrific, the only problem was that I was away on a business trip when it arrived. My long suffering SO, who would gladly be a vegetarian if she had to look at raw meat, was forced to unpack it (it was all Cryovac packaged and frozen), lug it into the cellar and into the freezer. She was not happy about this.
It took six months to use it all and in June it was time to get more. This time I ordered another mixed quarter and a side of pork ( again, about 85 lbs each). I had some concerns about it all fitting. But I'd be there when it arrived this time, right?
Well no actually...one of our customers had a problem and I needed to fly out last week to help resove it. Sure as shooting the stuff shipped the day I did and arrived while I was away. SWMBO was not amused by this. But she was a trooper and managed to fit it in the freezer. I finally went down to look at it. It looks great! Apparently she dumped the boxes pell mell into the freezer and since it was so full it wouldn't close she stacked heavy stuff on the door until it did. When I removed it the door sprung open like a Jack in the box! Lol!
I went to the store and bought a whole bunch of plastic bins that fit just right and organized the meat by type so it will be easier to manage. Tonight I will make her a nice filet and give her a back rub as thanks.