atomic_fungus (atomic_fungus) wrote,

#3365: I wonder if I have enough beef.


I don't think anyone in my family has ever had that much beef in one spot at any one time. All vacuum-packed, needing only continued refrigeration. I don't have to re-wrap any of it to prevent freezer burn. Hoody hoo!

Holy mother. Just the ground beef is 41 lbs! Which means 79 lbs of non-ground meat, including steaks and roasts!

You know that scene in Jurassic Park where Nedry gets his payoff from the industrial spy, and he clutches the briefcase to himself and laughs with joy? That's how I feel right now. The mighty hunter has returned with his prey!

Okay, so the "weapon" I used to slay this beast was a checkbook and pen. You know what they say! "The pen is mightier than the sword!" I don't care! My little freezer is crammed full of meat, and the overflow has crammed my upstairs freezer full, too!

Tonight I will make a pot of chili using 2 of the 1-lb chubs of ground beef. Reports to follow.

* * *

Hitler had "uncontrollable flatulence" because he was a vegetarian. Okay? If you eat nothing but vegetables, you poot like crazy because the process of vegetable digestion creates a lot of methane.

Soon...very soon...someone's going to put up that clip of Downfall where Hitler complains about his constant gas...and that person will dub all sorts of sound effects over it. Don't doubt me on this.

* * *

The Fungus has a policy of not linking video posts unless they can be embedded here, but the headline alone requires a response: "Do you deserve God's forgiveness?"

The answer is "no". None of us does. We're all horrible, horrible sinners--especially the people who think they are above reproach.

That is why we are only forgiven by the grace of God. "Grace" means He forgives us even though we don't deserve it.

That's just about the only thing I got going for me, too.

* * *

Since Bill Clinton was officially the country's "first black President", Obama has to be the gay one. I guess that's all there is to it.

* * *

We have more oil than the rest of the world combined and we can't get it because of our stupid government.

* * *

Gizmodo article says "weapons-grade uranium" but doesn't say what level it was enriched to. Kodak had a research reactor which included 3.5 lbs of uranium enriched to "weapons-grade".

The source artice doesn't say, either. Just "highly enriched".

Oh well.

* * *

Karl Denninger discusses the problems with the War on (Some) Drugs the US has waged for years, now.

Prohibition didn't work. Why do they think it's going to be different now?

* * *

Also from Denninger: "Simply put: It is time for Constitutional Carry in Florida!" I think it's time for this in all the states, not just Florida.

* * *

I filled the Jeep's gas tank just south of La Porte, Indiana, for the princely sum of $3.57 per gallon. I can't remember the last time gas was that cheap in IL.

...managed to get out of the house by 12:20 but had to double back for my cell phone. *sigh* The trip to and from the processor was without incident, though I did see a guy stopped on the left shoulder of I-94 with his Jeep's left-front wheel missing. Shit.

Got home, inventoried the meat, then packed it away in the freezers.

My birthday is on Saturday, and I'll be having a steak for dinner. Probably with a salad and the biggest baked potato I can find at the supermarket.

The average cost, when all is said and done, is around $4 per pound. But that average is deceptive, because it is 80 lbs of steaks and roasts and 40 lbs of hamburger. Going with that number, I paid $1 more per pound for hamburger than I typically pay the store...but the steaks are a bargain at $4 per pound!

I will typically use only a single pound of hamburger to make a pot of spaghetti sauce, and I get 4 meals out of that. I might use a couple pounds to make chili, but I get more than 4 meals out of that (6 is not beyond the pale). So a pound of hamburger can go quite far, depending on how I use it.

The chuck roasts will end up being used for things like goulash or burgundy beef. They're about 2 lbs each and I've got six of them. There are two 2-lb bags of stew meat plus another four arm roasts; and while I'm not sure what arm roasts are best used for, I've got plenty of time to find out.

...this pretty much means that--for the rest of the year--I should not have to buy any meat unless I want to. And at that it'll be pork or chicken (or ham) and it'll be at a good sale price, damn it.

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Now that "Project Freezer Fill" is completed, now I have to work on "Project Repair Motorcycle and Fiero". *sigh*

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