Ever since moving to the Midwest, I've heard of buying a side of beef. I always thought it was a good idea, but never really had the connections to do so (or really, never really was adventurous enough to pursue it). So when a friend asked if we'd go in together on 1/2 beef, we were on board!
I think the waiting is the hardest part. That and paying for that much meat at once. We ended up paying a little over $4 a pound, which seems pricey for ground beef, but when I think of how many steaks (the entire top rack) and roasts/ribs we had out of it, I changed my mind.
Not only do I think it was a good price, we got to support a local farmer and know exactly where our food grew up, what it ate, and where it was processed. These are little steps we are making to living a more local lifestyle.
So, for Menu Monday, beef is on our menu (But not all week ;).
I plan to celebrate with some Sirloin Steaks today, but the rest of the week will be more normal:
Chicken broccoli Alfredo
Meatless Chili over baked potatoes
Roast with potatoes and carrots
Roasted chicken with potatoes and carrots
What's on your menu for the week?