Tuesday, August 24, 2010

Meal Plan Monday * butcher your own Meat*

A day late but saving the  short dollar

Saving on your meat purchases can easily be accomplished.
Purchase top round or bottom round when it is on sale.
Mine was on sale for $1.50 pound.

Start with the roast and use toweling under the cutting board.

By cutting across the grain the meat is tender cut. If your direction is wrong the meat is tough because in essence your eating it stringy. Now trim down the extra marble (good fat) save for your grind.

There is nothing like a good sharp knife
check this out Victorinox 47520 Fibrox 8-Inch Chef's Knifeclick on image

By setting your scale to tare with the saucer you have it on zero with plate on it. We cut a 1/4 steak for we eat a lot of veggie and grain.
The meat off the tail of the roast is then ground. It is tender adding the marble here in the grind is important. We are looking at maybe 98% lean beef, if no marble is added the flavor and texture will be negatively effected

Well the yeast was happy today and after the kids were off to the bus I got my upper body work out :)

Love that towel.
My sister gave it to me. Fits well to cover the dough while it rises.

Baking before 1 p.m.
We saved $65. on electric this month using the time of use plan.
Power down the house at 1 p.m.
Also we added extra dark tenting on all south and west facing windows, and glass doors.


Susie said...

Those are great money saving tips:-)

Amrita said...

The meat looks very good. Here 2 pound s is just over $3, very expensive for us. Ha-ha.

Today India is celebrating brother sister day. Dove and Dash would love it.

Denise said...

Awesome tips.

Annette said...

We buy meat like from time to time and I cut it up and freeze, It's so much cheaper in the long run, I wish I knew how to knead, I'll have to come to Az on day and have you show me how, when I was little I had a baby sitter who would make her own bread, she'd always let me have a small amount and I had my little round loaf, man it was so good with honey...awww, great memories, and that bed frame, thats just too darn cute, LOVE the idea, your talent is endless.


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