Friday, May 26, 2017

My 4 Favorite Beef Recipes and Freezer Beef Recap

This post is sponsored by The Glass Barn, funded by the Indiana Soybean Checkoff.

Whew!  We made it!  With my last three posts, you and I worked through all the steps needed to put beef in your freezer.  This might sound crazy to you, but I have had beef in my freezer since I was a little girl.  Grandma Phyllis and Grandpa Bill would gift us meat from their farm,

then when they stopped raising beef, we would buy meat from the Brook Locker all the way through my college years.  I will have to admit that I did buy meat from the store during my single days years, but as soon as Tall Guy and I got hitched it was back to having beef in my freezer.  In the early years of our marriage, we actually processed our beef right here on the farm.  We called in all the family about the middle of January and cut and packaged meat until everyone was happy.  Family friends even joined in; it was an event that everyone looked forward to as a way of starting the new year with meat for the family.

Now that you understand Part 1: what having freezer beef entails,  Part 2: how to figure a ballpark figure of what purchasing beef from a farmer and processor costs, and from Part 3: how to order the cuts of beef you want, you are well on your way to having that delicious meat right at your fingertips, whenever you want it.  All that is left is to scour Pinterest for beef recipes to serve your family. Before you go too far,  I would like to share a few of my favorite beef recipes with you.

You are also welcome to scoot over to my Pinterest Boards and look at Beef Recipes I've gathered. Many are from my farmwife friends who use their own beef in the recipes they share. I hope you have enjoyed these posts and that they encourage you to explore the idea of buying beef from a farmer or processor.  Be warned, though. Once you have your own beef in your freezer and enjoy the fresh taste, convenience, and satisfying knowledge of where your beef came from, you are not going to want to go back to the meat aisles in the grocery store.  It's ok.  You will be in good company.

Please send any questions you have here in my comment section below, and I will answer them as quickly as I can.  Buying beef, pork, or poultry is a great way to support your local farmers and have the knowledge of where your meat comes from; it's a win-win situation for us all.

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