Sunday, December 4, 2011

A Very, Beefy Meal Plan for 12/5

I'll be calling this The Week of Beef.

And not because we are having beans on Wednesday either.

While I was out and about the other day, my Mister got the call we had been waiting for. Our beef was ready to be picked up and they needed us to come and get it NOW! In fact, the butcher was a little panicked during the call as he had no place to store the meat he had so lovingly packaged.

Well, I don't know if it was lovingly, but he does seem to enjoy his job.

It's probably because of all the really neat tools he gets to use.

So my Mister, who has been down with the flu (And yes, he had his mandatory-for-work flu shot.), grabbed our adult sons (son-in-law Ben, and eldest son, Dakota) and headed in to the butcher shop.

I came home to find every single inch of freezer space stuffed full.

The boys removed all of the other items in the chest freezer in order to put the new meat in.

That was the easy part. Putting everything back in proved to be a little more difficult.

Last year's beef, some veggies, and bread are covering the majority of our 500#'s of Angus.

The chicken, salmon, deer, elk, pork, broth, and lard freezer

Fruit & veggies freezer
Difficult, but not impossible.

Although, now I can't seem to find my hidden stash of ice cream...very suspicious...

Here's what's cookin' this week...

Almond Joy Granola (new), raw milk

Crockpot Short Ribs (new), egg noodles, steamed broccoli, fresh applesauce

English muffins, fried eggs
Baked Ziti w/ Meatballs (new), green salad w/ Green Goddess dressing

Simple Soaked Oatmeal w/ blueberries
Spicy Black Bean Soup (new), Kim's Kornbread

Swiss cheese & green onion omelette's
2 Cheese Tetrazzini (new), sourdough, Caesar Salad

Baked Macaroni & Cheese (new), meatloaf, green peas, fresh applesauce

French Lentil Soup (new), sourdough, Apple Cranberry Crisp (new)

Almond Joy Granola w/ plain yogurt
Pot Roast, mashed potatoes & gravy, green beans

Lunches: Fruit/yogurt smoothies, popcorn, Pumpkin Spice muffins, yogurt w/ frozen berries, leftovers
This post is linked to Menu Monays.


Candy C. said...

Yikes! That's a LOTTA beef and a LOT of freezers!! (Whine, whine...I want more freezer space too!)

MamaTea said...

I. am. so. jealous. That's amazing!!

Carolyn Renee said...

What a BEAUTIFUL sight....freezers packed full!

Birds, Bees, Berries, and Blooms said...

Those are my kind of freezers! You are set. I am a little jealous of your menu for the week. That is a little too organized for me.

Amanda said...

Wow, you've got an amazing number of freezers! I wish I had them, packed full like yours, in MY garage!!! I've got two deep freezers but would love to have yours as well :) Good job!

Diane said...

I am freezer envious! That is a great amount of food storage.