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Old 10-28-2008, 01:02 PM   #1
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Where's the beef?

In my freezer

You remember those ribeyes I picked up last week for 4.99/lb? I saw the store still advertising NY strips for 2.88/lb, so I stopped in to see if they still had the ribeyes. They did. They also had porterhouse loins for 3.99/lb, already frozen. So the foodsaver and I just had a little session again. I think I'm still going to go back for another ribeye loin. Last week I called the butcher I had boughten a quarter from last year and a front quarter was 2.35/lb and a rear 2.65 or 2.85 (it's written down somewhere), but at these beef prices...... I think I'll just stock up on steaks.
The only thing that worries me is my freezer is circa 1983 You know how the new refrigeration appliances never seems to work like the old ones, but at that age I am wondering if I should have a backup in place. I am a little nervous about that, but at any rate I love this crazy sale the local store is having!
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Old 10-28-2008, 01:18 PM   #2
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Good looking pile of beef - I've just ordered a hindquarter & half a pig - so busy clearing freezer space.
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Old 10-28-2008, 01:23 PM   #3
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Man.... no wonder the prices are going up in my area!!! LOL!
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Old 10-28-2008, 01:32 PM   #4
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.....as for back up, you know where I live!... As for
gloating about it, shame on you. [/COLOR][/SIZE]





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Old 10-28-2008, 01:53 PM   #5
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You know what I think....I think our friend Pacanis here knocked off a meat truck!! Come now...fess up!!!

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Old 10-28-2008, 01:59 PM   #6
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Fire up the barby Quicksilver! It;s 37F here today. I could use a little warm weather again

I have no idea why or how they are getting this stuff and selling it so cheap, unless it has something to do with their remodeling and maybe trying to get the "townfolk" shopping there more, but I plan on taking full advantage of it while it lasts

Hey Miniman, what do beef quarters go for in the UK? I know it seems to vary alot here in the states, plus I just found out that even my country butcher stopped raising their own beef He said he buys it by the side now and butchers it. I was hoping to get some of these cuts like flank or skirt we were just talking about, but the only way to get them is to buy it by the quarter or more. I'll bet since they don't raise their own beef anymore, they may charge more now.
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Those sure do make my meatballs look quite punywish I could get meat at those prices

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Old 10-28-2008, 02:31 PM   #8
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it could be a loss leader, as you suggested, pacanis. ya know, something really cheap to get you into the store, and hopefully you'll buy other stuff for their profit.
i usually look for what stores have good sales on meats, and then go shop there for most of the rest of our weekly supermarket needs. so a loss leader in the meat dept. would work with me.

as far as your freezer goes, well, a lot of us could be at your house pretty quickly, if need be. those porterhouses are screaming my name.
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Old 10-28-2008, 02:39 PM   #9
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Fire up the barby Quicksilver! It;s 37F here today. I could use a little warm weather again

I have no idea why or how they are getting this stuff and selling it so cheap, unless it has something to do with their remodeling and maybe trying to get the "townfolk" shopping there more, but I plan on taking full advantage of it while it lasts

Hey Miniman, what do beef quarters go for in the UK? I know it seems to vary alot here in the states, plus I just found out that even my country butcher stopped raising their own beef He said he buys it by the side now and butchers it. I was hoping to get some of these cuts like flank or skirt we were just talking about, but the only way to get them is to buy it by the quarter or more. I'll bet since they don't raise their own beef anymore, they may charge more now.
I get mine from a local farm - they raise the beef, the pigs are free range and bought in - not very far. Last time the beef was 1.80 a pound - we will see this time. Still a lot cheaper than buying the various bits. The pork is about 1.30 a pound.

As it is a hind I don't get flank or skirt (or if I do, its labelled stewing beef which I get diced).
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Fire up the barby Quicksilver! It;s 37F here today. I could use a little warm weather again

I have no idea why or how they are getting this stuff and selling it so cheap, unless it has something to do with their remodeling and maybe trying to get the "townfolk" shopping there more, but I plan on taking full advantage of it while it lasts

Hey Miniman, what do beef quarters go for in the UK? I know it seems to vary alot here in the states, plus I just found out that even my country butcher stopped raising their own beef He said he buys it by the side now and butchers it. I was hoping to get some of these cuts like flank or skirt we were just talking about, but the only way to get them is to buy it by the quarter or more. I'll bet since they don't raise their own beef anymore, they may charge more now.
Dang! At twice the price that would be cheap here. No Bull! LOL!
Right now its' 59 degrees here. We're getting an unusual cold front. We had in the mid 40s last night! Brrrrrrrrrrrrrr! That's extreme here. The flannel sheets went on yesterday to prepare. They are saying tonight we are going to be the coldest night in October on record. We usually turn the heat on all day for only 2 weeks in Jan. The few weeks before and after, usually just turn it on in the morning to take the chill off. I hate extremes, hot or cold. But I'll tell you, I got the best sleep the past 2 nights.
But Oh boy, cool is the best weather to bbq, and eat!
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