Thursday, July 11, 2013

Real Life CSA: meat, month 2

We picked up our second meat share of the summer from Clarion River Organics yesterday, and we were really pleased to see some of our favorites, and some new stuff as well.

The chicken share is the same each time. Two whole roasting chickens and one stewing chicken. The roasting chickens were 4 and 4.5 pounds and the stewing chicken was almost 3 pounds.

The beef share had some interesting stuff in it this time too. In addition to the three pounds of delicious ground beef, we got a pack of beef short ribs, a T-bone, a Porterhouse, and some loin rib steaks. We are big steak fans at Next Gen House, so I'm already drooling thinking about that Porterhouse.

Definitely some new and exciting stuff in the pork share this month, which I'm probably the most excited about of the three. Two pounds of ground pork, two packages of pork chops, a big hunk of bacon, breakfast sausage links, sweet Italian sausage, hot Italian sausage and a pig heart. That pig heart will be a challenge, but we'll find something to do with it! I'm also thinking about a pasta sauce with the hot Italian sausage. Another round of dan dan mien noodles with the ground pork is in order as well. The next time I make it, I'll be sure to post it. It's fantastic when you want Chinese takeout but don't want to pay for it or eat a load of MSG!

We're really happy with the variety and quality of our meat shares so far. We are trying to commit to only eating the meat from our shares (with limited exceptions) to make sure we're taking advantage of all of this great stuff before the next round comes in August. 


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