I bought a "side of beef". Not just any beef, but grass-fed beef with a name. Why grass-fed? Because I eat more beef than any other meat and grain-fed is NOT good for anyone.
Why a "name"? I HAVE NO IDEA. The rancher wanted to discuss the cow with me. I did NOT want to know the name and I did NOT want to see a photo.
So ... what an adventure. One I will likely not EVER repeat. 12 hour trip, sorting steaks on the fly to early pick-ups, coming up short because I forgot there was "tax" on it. It was just WAY too complicated for my household. Other members of said household are NOT happy with me about it. But that is stuff for a different blog. lol.
This is what 1/2 a cow looks like:
That is approximately 257 pounds o' beef. 5 coolers and 4 bags. (The bags were a total of 100 lbs worth of meat for an early pick up). It was supposed to be 323 pounds, but at this writing 95 pounds are missing. We are investigating what happened -- "Where's the Beef?"
As a hard-core city girl, and proud of that, I prefer for my food to arrive in a made-made container, please.
OR better yet ... on a plate:
ON a different NOTE:
Here is the link to the LOW CARB ROAST by Tom Naughton. This was the entertainment at the pre-cruise dinner. Enjoy!