My brother's friend Mary (from ReThink & this post) emailed me a month or so ago about splitting a cow with her. Or, more accurately, splitting a quarter of a cow. Mary and her husband are committed to eating local, non-processed foods as much as possible (something Jesse and I are also working towards) and found a local farm that sells pasture-fed, antibiotic and hormone free meat.
Although I've been a vegetarian for 21 years, Jesse enthusiastically eats meat and I haven't been able to convert him yet. I'll spare you my vegetarian propaganda (this isn't that kind of blog), but I will say that I would rather Jesse eat meat that was raised humanely than your run-of-the-mill supermarket factory farm meat.
I think I'll start with beef cubes and a simple crockpot recipe. Any ideas?
Oh, and my portion came with a bone for one lucky Basset Hound. Since Fred always steals Tillie's treats, I think I'll give this to her first since Fred will inevitably take the bone and hide it anyway.