We eat a lot of meat. I'm sure that comes as a surprise to exactly no one. But I was somewhat taken aback yesterday to realize that we actually have a relatively small amount of meat left in our big chest freezer. I did a quick inventory yesterday when I went freezer diving for something for dinner. I found the lamb is pretty much gone, except for a couple of packages of kebab meat, one roast, and the kidneys (EW). We had two lambs butchered in October and ended up with about 70 pounds of meat in the freezer from them. Of which probably four pounds remains.
And the half a cow that we stuffed in the freezer at the beginning of May last year? Of that approximately 500 pounds of meat, about 50 pounds remains, mostly in the form of stew meat, ground beef, and a shitload of liver (EW AGAIN) and suet. Oh, and two ENORMOUS prime ribs. The MiL needs to have a dinner party.
So let's do a little calculation, rounding out the numbers for my math-challenged brain: If we say our "meat year" started in May of 2010 and eventually included 600 pounds of meat, and we have about 55 pounds left . . . That's 545 pounds of meat consumed in the last nine months.
That doesn't count the fish A. catches that we eat or the very occasional pork or chicken that we sometimes buy. If I may be permitted a very obvious statement, that's a lot of meat.
At least we don't have to worry about iron deficiencies.