Wednesday, February 07, 2007

The economics of eating, part II

I have been writing a few posts on eating and its implications. (1) (2) So this morning I went to the Seward Co-op to buy some grass-fed beef. They had a few different varieties available from Thousand Hills Cattle Company, but because of the price, I purchased the ground beef at $5.99/lb. (One of the cuts of steak was $17.99/lb. Perhaps another day on that one.)

It is but a small purchasing choice. But the cashier told me that the meat was very good, so I look forward to making a delicious meal for my family tonight, along with organic tomatoes and avocados to serve on the burgers.

5 comments:

Javen said...

Mmm...tomato avocado burgers.

TerraPraeta said...

So tell us, did you taste the difference?

I've heard that some people find it dramatic...

tp

Joe Erjavec said...

tp,

I didn't get to make the burgers until last night, but...OMG! It was a huge difference. We loved it! It was definitely worth the extra cash to get such good meat.

The cashier at the co-op told me that she tasted a big difference, too.

I will definitely buy it again! If we only eat red meat once a week or so, that will be the way to go.

TerraPraeta said...

Cool!

One of the ways I make my organic dollars go further -- I buy organic whole chickens, then throw one in a pot with a gallon of water and let it simmer for a day or two (sometimes with vegies), then pull the chicken out and strip the meat -- for enchiladas, stew, salads etc. Plus I end up with a whole pot of organic chicken broth for making said stews...

I usually end up with enough meat for two-three meals for the three of us, plus the broth -- so overall no more expensive than buying conventional chicken breasts...

tp

Joe Erjavec said...

That is a good idea, tp. We've been cooking quite a few meals in our crock pot this winter, and many of the recipes call for chicken broth. Yours is a good way of making the most of purchase.