One of the perks to being married to a firefighter is the fact that he can cook. In fact, my husband enjoys cooking! In particular, meats. With that, comes being picky about his meats too. He prefers to buy our meat at the local meat market as opposed to the grocery store. Why? Because it's a better quality meat that is fresher and you can control your quantity size as well. For example, we can buy the number of pork chops we want rather than a pre-packaged pack at the grocery store sold by weight.
We shop here for our meats.
It's nothing fancy, but you get high quality, fresh meats here. We buy in bulk and bring it home to freeze for later.
We take it out of the white butcher paper it comes in.
We separate the meats by type and portion size. Be sure to have plenty of freezer bags on hand.
Then when it's all packaged it up, we load our freezer with it.
We have an extra refrigerator in our garage to store it in.
At first, I wasn't sure if the meat would be any different than what we've purchased elsewhere, but after browning some ground round one night and had no fat to drain off of it, I was a believer. It even broke up easier in the pan. Everything we eat from there is much fresher than anything we've purchased at the grocery store. We make a trip about once a month and stock up.
So, if you're looking for a new way to buy meat, try your local meat market. You may be surprised at the difference.
Now, what's for dinner?
Thanks for stopping by!
~ Kelly ~