Some days I think if I had a job outside the home, it would be easier than being a stay at home wife. I’m very thankful that I get to stay at home but the work is never done! You stay at home wives know exactly what I’m talking about, huh?
When we bought our freezer, I went with a manual defrost. Here was my reasoning. I only have to defrost it about once a year. It really didn’t need defrosting again til late summer but I figured I should go ahead and do it before adding half a beef. I’ve been putting off defrosting the freezer for a week, which means I was putting off picking up the beef. I had pretty much decided to go this afternoon to pick up the beef and just forget about defrosting the freezer.
This morning as I was loading a quilt, I thought . . go defrost the darned freezer! So, I did and it took me about 30 minutes. Why did I make such a big deal about defrosting it? The first time we bought half a beef, we bought it from a local beef farmer/meat market and it was the best beef we’ve ever had. The second time we bought from the same guy and it was almost inedible. I still have 57 packs of ground meat left (and that’s 1-1/2 pounds of meat per package). The ground meat was ok . . not great. We use a lot of ground meat but there was just so much! There must’ve been over 100 packs of ground meat!
Almost everyone who works with Vince gets their meat from a butcher in Arma, KS so that’s where we got ours this time. I had planned to go over there this afternoon to pick up the meat, and get home about the time Vince gets home from work so he could help bring it all downstairs. After defrosting the freezer this morning, I decided to go ahead and run over to KS and get the meat, so I could get home about the time Vince gets home for lunch and he could help bring it downstairs then.
Got it and it’s all packed in the freezer and I have room to spare!
And, if you ever wondered what you get when you get half a beef, here’s what we got.
If I could figure out how to get a whole cow of just chuck roasts, I’d be one happy cook! Look at that list though. We got less ground meat from this half that what we have left from the previous half. Oh well . . live and learn!
Now . . back to that quilt I started this morning.