Friday, April 3, 2009

Gettin' Old Blue

Last Saturday Kellie, Hollie and I made a trip to good old Malad, Idaho. We were going to pick up our very own Old Blue! A family friend raises beef cows and gave us a great deal on 1/2 a beef to split. All day, Kell and I were so excited to go. We felt like big girls, getting our own cow! So we packed up in Kell's van and head up to Idaho. *Disclaimer - after this next sentence, I don't wanna talk about it anymore!* I got us lost. Okay, not lost, but if I'd had my way we'd have been going to Boise. Kellie asked me which way we went when we got to Tremonton. I told her go left, so she did. A few miles past Tremonton and Kellie asked me "Linz, are you SURE we go this way?" Um, yeah! Because we have to go past Plymouthhhhh......Oh crap! The OTHER road, the RIGHT road takes us past Plymouth!!! So we had to back track a bit. And we were a bit late needless to say.
The whole drive there we talked about animals. We'd ask Hollie what a baby cow says and she squeaks out a petite little "Moo!" Momma cow? A different petite "Moo!" A teenager cow? "MOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!" Then we saw a deer crossing sign. What does a deer say? I pipe up and say "Baaaaaaaaa" just like a um, sheep! Oh wait, wrong animal. Then we named our cow Old Blue and would honk and wave at cows in pastures along the road "Hi, Old Blue's family!" "We'll let you know if he's any good!"
So we made it in one piece and picked up our fabulous beef. When we got home, we unloaded it in my garage so we could split it up between the two of us. We filled up laundry baskets and 18 gallon totes full of Old Blue. My, how lovely my freezer looks with all that meat in there! I like to open it just to take a peek. These pics are of all of our meat, in my garage.

This list below is just my portion of meat that I paid $333.50 for!

Ground Beef : 24 pounds
Hamburger Patties: 48
Rump Roast: 1
Sirloin Tip Roast : 2
Round Steak: 10
T-Bone: 8
Tenderloin Steak: 2
Sirloin Steak: 3
Chuck Roast: 6
Rib Steak: 8

So far we've eaten T-Bones and Ground Beef. Oh my, I know why I prefer meat from the butcher! So much better tasting! Tonight we're trying out some patties on the George Foreman - yeah for Hamburgers!


  1. Yeah for Old Blue! :) And we were more than a 'few' miles the wrong direction! :) Haha! Just cooked up some steaks tonight from Old Blue and they were delicious!!

  2. glad you found your way back :)

  3. I need me one of them cows! The meat is just so much better tasting!