Monday, October 15, 2012

Going to the Butcher - Pre-Made Meals - Laundry - Helping


Today was the day to go to the butcher in town and pickup some beef; being that I have enough chicken and turkey in the freezer.  I ended up picking up ground sirloin 90/10, skirt steak, and an eye round roast. The meat is antibiotic free, hormone free and is grass fed.   

I started pre-making several dinners with the ground sirloin.  Chili was the first meal.  I browned the meat and added fresh garlic, onions, oregano, cumin, chili powder, cayenne powder, salt and pepper; then added 1 can of tomato sauce and simmered the pot for 1 hour.
After letting the pot cool, I placed the meat mixture into two separate freezer bags for a future meal.
When we eventually have this meal, all I have to do is place the two bags of ground beef mixture in a pot, add water and masa corn flour.  Mix well, let the pot heat up on a low temperature for 15 minutes then add 2 cans of any type of beans.  I usually use pinto beans.  This chili recipe is wonderful and can be found on “The Pioneer Woman’s” website. 
The second pre-made meal, meatloaf. Take a pound of ground sirloin, ¼ teaspoon salt, ¼ teaspoon of pepper, ½ cup chopped onion, ½ cup chopped bell pepper, 1 beaten egg, 1 can 8 oz., of diced tomatoes and the juice and ¾ cup of oatmeal.   Mix well, form into a loaf and place in a greased pan (I use a spray can of olive oil).  I then coated the outside of the meatloaf with the following mixture: two tablespoons of brown sugar, ½ cup of ketchup, and 1 tablespoon of mustard.  I sealed the baking dish with tin foil and then placed the wrapped dish into a freezer bag ready to freeze.   When it’s time to bake the meatloaf, remove it from the freezer, let thaw, set oven to 350 and bake for approximately 1 hour.
The third meal was supposed to be premade taco meat.  The meat never made it to the freezer. We ended up having soft tacos for dinner.  I make my taco meat with ground sirloin browned, 1 can of potatoes and 1 can of green chile’s.


In between making freezer meals, I ended up getting all the laundry cleaned, folded, hung up and put away.
I helped Bulldog Man with a few things out on the back porch.  He moved some wood around, cleaned up the area and needed my help with some of the heavy stuff.
Then I made banana bread with several over ripe bananas and placed the loaf in the freezer for winter eating.
I think I’m going to watch the debate tomorrow to witness an old- fashioned ass-whoopin’.  Will you be watching?


8 comments:

  1. No debate for me, no cable and a huge physics test on Wednesday.

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    1. I don't have cable either. Good luck on your physics test.

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  2. Debate? Another presidential debate? Naw, all the lying makes my head hurt too much! (Besides the fact that we don't have tv or cable hooked it. Makes it easy that way!)

    All those pre-made meals will sure be handy!

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    1. I understand about how the lying makes your head turn, it makes mine too. I just want to see a good old- fashioned ass-whoopin’ :-)
      We don't have cable, just an antenna.

      Yes Ma'am, pre-made meals are great. Especially if you've been busy all day doing chores around your property and don't feel like cooking.

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  3. I hadn't heard of putting masa in chili--what a great idea! I'll be copying the recipe (your version ;) ) Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Natalia, Masa is great in chili just enough to help with the liquid and help with the taste. Actually, "The Pioneer Woman" uses masa too.

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  4. Everything looks great Sandy. You are super organized. I only watched a little bit of the debate before I fell asleep.

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    1. Thank you! I am not as organized as I would like.

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