I thought about posting just this picture as a "Wordless Wednesday" entry, but I just couldn't do it. I had to give the details as I'm pretty proud of this accomplishment!
Many years ago I used to do Once-a-Month Cooking. It was absolutely great, but I was bone-tired by the end of the three day process. I've now switched over to "batch cooking." This is an excellent example of that.
I don't know about other areas of the country, but ground beef has not been priced below $1.99 in literal years. I remember 99 cents a pound being a regular thing, but no more. This weekend (Labor Day) there was a S.A.L.E.!! At $1.49 a pound I snapped up all they would let me have. That happened to be 18 pounds. Of ground beef.
When I got up this morning, I knew I had to address those mounds of beef filling up the bottom of my frig. I made a plan. Five hours later (cooking AND homeschooling), I was able to take the picture you see above which consists of (left to right):
- 2 Nourishing Traditions meat loaves
- 7 bags (2 1/2 cups each) of "Beef Mix"
- 6 regular hamburgers (for tonight's supper)
- 18 BBQ hamburgers (layered in pan)
I'll post the recipes in another post as I have something more pressing to do right now.