Recently we bought 1/2 a cow from a family at church. We have wanted to do this for quite awhile. We had no idea what 1/2 a cow would look like. It is a lot of meat! I had these two baskets up front and then the bags in the back of the van.
This is what it looks like all put away in the freezer.
Our first meal of steak. Mmmm.
For those that may be curious, it averaged out to about $1.80 a pound (and that's not even including the liver that they threw in for free-just for you mom!). I figure that is a really good price for beef considering ground beef is often $1.99 and steaks are $5.99 and up. I've read that half a cow should feed a family of 5 for 6 months, however we do not eat beef that often (and still won't). We were lucky to eat it once a week as expensive as it is.
I was really surprised at how large a pound of beef is. I always buy the smallest package and then use it like it's a pound.
I guess there will be no more complaining that there is "nothing" to eat!