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Old 03-30-2012, 03:31 PM   #51
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There is a farm here in I.G.H. the guy will slaughter the cow or a lamb for you and will butcher it anyway you want, reasonable too.
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Old 03-30-2012, 04:16 PM   #52
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Wow, how big is your family.
Three of us during the summer months. 60 lbs a year averages out to a little more than a pound of beef a week, so it isn't as much as it sounds.
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Old 03-30-2012, 06:54 PM   #53
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We buy very little beef anymore. Price/quality is most of the reason. Oveer the years, I've had the chance to eat real beef, beef that grew to adulthood and then some on pasture and on what they can scrabble from very tough country. I know I'll never find in a grocery store or meat market anything like the longhorn steer that ran wild along the border and was butchered vaquero style, so all the blood wasn't lost, and then cooked slow. (Sorry. Very far from Kosher indeed.) I could buy a calf next door and put it on my back two acres, but I really no longer want beef that bad. In four years, I figure to be growing 3/4 of our food anyway.

I'm not inclined to pay through the nose for poor meat. I will sometimes buy a small and very high grade cut of beef, but not much more. I buy high quality sausage, lamb, and some pork. And some good salumeria. But our meat consumption is way down. But I also buy more cheese than we used to. I'm kind of working my way through the cheese section at AlmaGourmet. Buy Italian Cheeses - Best Prices on Italian Cheeses
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Old 03-30-2012, 09:16 PM   #54
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salumeria? That came up as store that sounds like a deli. What do you mean?
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Old 03-30-2012, 09:35 PM   #55
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A salumeria is an Italian delicatessen.
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Old 04-01-2012, 07:23 PM   #56
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I've never been a big beef fan, even less now. But , yesterday I had a lambslUghter, by friend of mine, so we will be enjoying it for a while. The only downside of kosher meat , the back half of the animal is not kosher.
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Old 04-01-2012, 11:16 PM   #57
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Prices in Illinois have not gone up noticeably, but I don't go to a butcher or big supermarket. The best deals on meat and produce are found at mexican markets or other 'euro' markets, especially every other week when the meat goes on sale for 1.99lb for ground chuck and 2.99lb for sirloin roasts.
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Old 04-02-2012, 06:53 AM   #58
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Seems food costs may be going the way of education and health care costs. Maybe these three have something in common ?
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Old 04-02-2012, 08:53 AM   #59
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7 euros 1 kilo beef in Greece
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