Thursday, April 19, 2012

We've broken the 100 pound mark!

A few people have asked me recently how much meat I still have, so I thought it might be time to revisit the deep freezer.  I am happy to report that we are down just below 100 pounds (99.9 to be exact).  That means we've eaten 36.65 pounds since November, an average of just over 9 pounds a month.  At this rate, we'll be finished in 11 more months, or next March, 21 months after receiving the meat.

I think we have to go a little bit faster.

The slightly exciting/terrifying thing is that we only have one pack of ground beef left, only 1.44 pounds.  Ground beef has been a hit around here because it is so versatile and can be used for lots of dishes that don't feel, well, so meaty.  On the flip side, we still have 15 pounds of hamburger patties, or 60 patties.  Barbecue season is around the corner, so don't be surprised if you're invited over for a barbecue sometime soon.  You may be invited because we like you, but your chances for invitation improve if you really like burgers.

There is still a lot of stew meat (about 7 pounds) and a lot of roasts (trust me, it's a lot), but the good news is that there are still lots of steaks to play with, including 3 lovely little filet mignons.  Yum.  We'll close out the ground beef tonight with taco night!  Yay.  And there's a round roast recipe I want to try this weekend that includes pasta, always a hit around here.

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