Do these faces look happy or what?
There was not to many leftovers, in fact all the side dishes went! A few desserts left, most I sent home with my cousin. I was surprised at the amount of burgers and hotdogs were left. 3 unopened packages of 16 burgers each and an unopened package of 24 Hummel hotdogs. Also 12 patties and half a bag of hotdogs. Plus enough rolls for all. I shared those with my cousin as well.
So, needless to say....we have been eating burgers and hotdogs this week (though I did freeze one package of burgers) as well as a turkey breast I roasted on Sunday (which the last of is now in a soup in the CP the stock I made on Sunday night) and Ribs from our side of pork purchase.
This I picked up with a friend the next morning after the big event. Man did I need some time off to sleep, but we had to be in New Haven between 830 and 9. We purchased a 70 lb side, splitting the price. Now we have enough pork/beef/chicken (since I know that the Zaycon chicken will be in mid October) for at least 8 months.
The side included 3 smoked hams, 8 single pounds of ground pork, 8 packages of 4 sausage patties each (one pound) two pounds (one pound pkg each) of spare ribs, two pounds (one pound pkg each) of country ribs, 8 rib, 8 center and 8 of another cut i cannot remember. A pork butt and a small pork loin. Hocks, Feet, Lard, assorted packages of bones (oh the stock I will make!) and 8 pounds of bacon.
Truly a deal, $5 a pound for locally raised pork. This is the farm I dealt with (I had purchased individual items from them several times last year, and was so impressed by their operation I knew when the time was right I would be doing this deal. For Mile River Farm
I know shelling out $175.00 all at one time for alot of pork might seem frugal, but it is to me. I know where the meat came from, I will not be purchasing meat for the most part for hopefully 8 - 10 months.
I will still keep an eye out for discounted italian sausage. I will still be purchasing seafood. I will get our Thanksgiving Turkey from Gozzi's, as well as ordering our seafood and roast for Christmas.
All in all, I have saved myself alot of time and money between a local beef purchase, zaycon ground beef and chicken breasts as well as this pork deal.