Thursday, July 21, 2011

Somewhere In The Deep, Dark Recesses of the Deep, Dark Freezer

(NOT my actual freezer.  This one is much neater and more organized.)

We are about to be more carnivorous than we have been in years.

Momma done ordered a side of beef from the local processing plant, so the freezer has to be cleaned out.  And it has to be cleaned out soon.

In addition, Momma's lookin' at ordering some chicken from Zaycon Foods.  They sell boneless, skinless chicken breasts for $1.59/lb.  I know, some of you will say that you wait for the local grocery store to put them on sale for $1.19/lb., but these aren't the chemical-fed, water-injected, hormone-treated cyber chicken breasts you usually get at the grocery store.  These are all-natural, chemical free, locally raised chickens.  For that I think I can pay a little more.  They're delivered in 40 lb. boxes that you take home and package yourself.  You can buy as many boxes as you want, but if you don't show up to pick up your product during the delivery times, you forfeit it.  That's how they keep the cost lower - kind of like Angel Food.

Needless to say, we're eating a lot of the food we currently have in the freezer to make room for all the MEAT.  The beef will be ready the first week of August, and the chicken comes next week.

And we ain't halfway empty yet.

The sad part is that I've got frozen crab rangoon in there that hasn't seen the light of day since 2007.  It's a scary place.  I think there are huckleberries in the way back that date back to Grandma's time.

Shoot, I may even have GRANDMA in there.  You never can tell.

One thing I do know, though.  If I can't cypher what it is, we aren't going to try to eat it.

I think my family will thank me in the end.


Linds said...

I used to order hind quarters of beef when we lived in SA - wonderful. WONDERFUL. Now I would need 2 mortgages to pay for such a thing here, but oh, how tempting it is. And listen, my friend, I WANT TO SEE A PHOTO please!! Of you. The meat mountain too when it arrives, of course. But the new you. I need some inspiration. You are elected.

Debbie said...

I agree - we wanna see the new you!!!! Photos please!