Can't you just hear Xena's dream: "... OK if I snap my eyes open suddenly the ginormous bone I am dreaming about will be right there.."
We picked this bone up at a local feed store where we buy our chicken feed. We are going to get another beef cut up as the going rate for one on the hoof now is under $300 bucks. They are just not selling up here. A farmer the other day offered me a herd of 200 for walk away prices. It is almost like the large feed lots are trying to kill the local meat producers. We notice that even with beef being so cheap here it hasn't come down any at the local Super Value. The next time we get some beef butchered I will save some of the big bones and smoke them in our smoker for Xena. (And her yet to be introduced friend Tommy, my friend, RT's new dog.)
Speaking of Cheese Heads:
We bought about 10 lbs of cheese on our last trip to Burns Lake and after doing some research ( much of it contradictory ) on freezing cheese decided to give it a try. We froze about a half pound block rock solid and then thawed it out. Me ( and Xena ) couldn't tell the difference. Xena apparently thought the freezing process made it even more tasty.
I have been following a very interesting blog about Survival Strategies. No-- not a site on how to survive the big one. More like a site about making the most of what we have. Really cool bean recipes in the latest post. Off to find some dried beans. And Corn. Perhaps on our trip to the Coast that is coming up we can stock up.
On an entirely different note. ( and apologies to anyone ( I can't say her name but her initials are Sara Church) who thinks I occasionaly drift into GeekLand) I would sure like to hear about any one's experience changing from a Windows to a Macintosh environment. Particularly in a business context.