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2013-02-25 02:01:26 AM
I stick to the value menu mostly when I eat out, the regular stuff is just too expensive. But for beef and stuff for the home, yeah it's getting up there. Guess I'll have to look at meat substitutes at some point if meat gets too expensive.

/tofu burgers *shudders*
 
2013-02-25 02:13:10 AM
Here in the middle of nowhere, it's much cheaper to go in halfsies with somebody and buy an entire Hereford cow and pay the butcher (we have two butchers in town who deal with elk, deer, and cattle) to process the different cuts. You can fill your deep freeze with half a cow.
 
2013-02-25 02:38:44 AM
It seems like it was only three weeks ago Fox was blaming all this on "hippies".
http://www.fark.com/comments/7571317
 
2013-02-25 03:20:11 AM
Even ground beef is getting stupidly priced now. I know that prices rise, but it would be nice if my earnings kept up with gas and groceries. I used to never think about those weekly expenses. Now I do.

/toyed with the idea of clipping coupons, but no one wants to be that guy
 
2013-02-25 04:04:13 AM

dickfreckle: Even ground beef is getting stupidly priced now. I know that prices rise, but it would be nice if my earnings kept up with gas and groceries. I used to never think about those weekly expenses. Now I do.

/toyed with the idea of clipping coupons, but no one wants to be that guy


A lot of stores are allowing you to load coupons on to a store loyalty card. Nobody has to know.
 
2013-02-25 05:58:02 AM
www.techkings.org
 
2013-02-25 08:25:16 AM

ecmoRandomNumbers: Here in the middle of nowhere, it's much cheaper to go in halfsies with somebody and buy an entire Hereford cow and pay the butcher (we have two butchers in town who deal with elk, deer, and cattle) to process the different cuts. You can fill your deep freeze with half a cow.


*fistbump*

CSB: My neighbor and I were talking about our next commission last night. We're doing a hog too and went over our inventory last night to time the space issue. The farmer down the road raises some Angus too, which we've been really happy with, a little moreso than the Hereford. The price can't be beat (over the last five years it's never gone over $3# cut to order) and the quality is as high as any $100/plate steakhouse. Plus it's cool to bring the kids to the farm and pick out the steer (my wife won't do that LOL).
 
2013-02-25 08:31:15 AM
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I think there's a final solution to that.
 
2013-02-25 08:58:01 AM
3at moar chikin
 
2013-02-25 09:00:44 AM

ecmoRandomNumbers: Here in the middle of nowhere, it's much cheaper to go in halfsies with somebody and buy an entire Hereford cow and pay the butcher (we have two butchers in town who deal with elk, deer, and cattle) to process the different cuts. You can fill your deep freeze with half a cow.


Yep. I did this. I'm flush with steaks.

Now that I think of it, this explains why all the neighborhood dogs seem to love my yard. Word's gotten out, apparently.
 
2013-02-25 09:03:17 AM
Apparently we can just substitute in some horse meat and nobody would notice the difference for a long time.
 
2013-02-25 09:03:54 AM
Thanks Fartbamastein

/amidoinitright?
 
2013-02-25 09:05:05 AM
Where were you, when the steak wars began?
 
2013-02-25 09:06:13 AM
t0.gstatic.com
I can b cheezburgr?
 
2013-02-25 09:07:52 AM
www.4cleanfuels.com

I was gonna' make you a cheezeburger, but I burnt it.
 
2013-02-25 09:12:45 AM
... So, Fox is preemptively making up some shiate about the cause being a beef shortage so that the REAL reason  - the sequester they want to let roll through causing there to be not enough gvt meat inspectors to go around - won't put the blame back on them where it belongs. ... because, Obama!

I see it clearly now.
 
2013-02-25 09:13:18 AM

ecmoRandomNumbers: Here in the middle of nowhere, it's much cheaper to go in halfsies with somebody and buy an entire Hereford cow and pay the butcher (we have two butchers in town who deal with elk, deer, and cattle) to process the different cuts. You can fill your deep freeze with half a cow.


You don't have to be out in the middle of nowhere to partake. Check your local high schools to see if they have an Ag program. We got in with one here and sponsor some kids to raise pigs (this year) and a steer for next year. Ag teachers and parents both like it and we get the meat.

A couple of hundred dollars invested and a freezer full of meat that was cared for and fed the best food and the kid has a chance to win money from the show for college. We have already sent the pigs from this year to the butcher and will pick the meat up first of the month. My buddy who did it last year says the pork is the best he's ever eaten.
 
2013-02-25 09:14:12 AM
I read that as "beer" shortage and started to panic.
 
2013-02-25 09:16:05 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uWnTwhmDZlU

Marshall law burgers really good. We could no longer afford meat and we eat a lot of replacers now. We have all lost weight LOL
 
2013-02-25 09:17:03 AM
You shouldn't be eating beef more than once a week anyway. Maybe the price increase will force people to eat a little healthier.
 
2013-02-25 09:18:45 AM
So Beef is apparently  not  "what's for dinner."

You lied, Stranger! You LIED!!!
 
2013-02-25 09:19:53 AM

Carth: You shouldn't be eating beef more than once a week anyway. Maybe the price increase will force people to eat a little healthier.


6/10. Will get the vegan hipsters for sure.
 
2013-02-25 09:22:06 AM
Meh, we still we have pink slime, put some ketchup/catsup on it you'll never know the difference.
 
2013-02-25 09:22:48 AM

Carth: You shouldn't be eating beef more than once a week anyway. Maybe the price increase will force people to eat a little healthier.


We switched to portabella burgers (surprisingly filling), but we're running out of smart substitutes.  Chicken isn't that healthy, current fishing has decimated the ocean, pork?  We could eat more pig I guess.  Turkey takes too much effort.
 
2013-02-25 09:24:19 AM

Carth: You shouldn't be eating beef more than once a week anyway. Maybe the price increase will force people to eat a little healthier.


??? Does not compute.
 
2013-02-25 09:26:00 AM
This will be an unpopular opinion, and it is only a part of the problem, but maybe if we stopped using food crops for fuel (and an ineffective one at that), we would not be having some of these problems?  Yes, fossil fuels bad, but starvation worse.
 
2013-02-25 09:26:27 AM
tuesdayshorse.files.wordpress.com
 
2013-02-25 09:27:09 AM

SandmanEsq: This will be an unpopular opinion, and it is only a part of the problem, but maybe if we stopped using food crops for fuel (and an ineffective one at that), we would not be having some of these problems?  Yes, fossil fuels bad, but starvation worse.


Pros/Cons aside, I find something fundamentally troubling when a society begins burning food for fuel.
 
2013-02-25 09:28:32 AM
Weren't we just nailing some companies to the wall last week for selling horse in their "beef" products?  And it turns out those people were visionaries!
 
2013-02-25 09:28:47 AM
I picked up my steer last week.  Filled the bed of my Ranger.  Almost 800 lbs of hanging weight at $1.90/lb to the rancher and .50/lb to the butcher.  A little higher than usual on the butcher but we got hotdogs and sausage made.  Only grain and grass.  No feedlot.  No growth h-mones.
 
2013-02-25 09:29:29 AM

star_topology: Carth: You shouldn't be eating beef more than once a week anyway. Maybe the price increase will force people to eat a little healthier.

6/10. Will get the vegan hipsters for sure.


Yeah, vegan hipsters are known for only eating beef once a week. Do you hear yourself talk?
 
2013-02-25 09:30:50 AM

Carth: You shouldn't be eating beef more than once a week anyway. Maybe the price increase will force people to eat a little healthier.


Listen to Carth, people!!! He speaks the truth!

/More beef for me
 
2013-02-25 09:31:20 AM
I eat less and less red meat as I get older, anyway. Chicken too. I'm not about to go full veggie but I'm cutting back big time.
 
2013-02-25 09:32:28 AM

Lets talk frankly about internal cleanliness: SandmanEsq: This will be an unpopular opinion, and it is only a part of the problem, but maybe if we stopped using food crops for fuel (and an ineffective one at that), we would not be having some of these problems?  Yes, fossil fuels bad, but starvation worse.

Pros/Cons aside, I find something fundamentally troubling when a society begins burning food for fuel.


Particularly when so many go hungry.
 
2013-02-25 09:32:43 AM

dickfreckle: /toyed with the idea of clipping coupons, but no one wants to be that guy


I know what you mean, but the Mrs. puts in maybe 2 hours every couple weeks, and ends up saving $100 or more on the trip to the grocery store. And no, we're not buying stuff we don't use. For that kind of savings, it's worth being "that guy".
 
2013-02-25 09:32:46 AM
You can only take so much off the top, before you get to the bottom. Taxes have already increased. The sequester, the top brass of which Obama's cabinet consists, have had ample warning of, as well as the Administrative responsibility to "phase in". Perhaps it should have been taken seriously by him and his Cabinet when he signed it into law. Mind you, the Republicans have ample responsibility for the current mess as well. Had they been acting responsibly from the beginning, they wouldn't have had to resort to this "nuclear option" in order to wrangle some fiscal responsibility from the system, to everybody's detriment. It's likely going to get a lot worse before it gets better, thanks to greed, power-mongering, and politics.
 
2013-02-25 09:32:52 AM

dryknife: [tuesdayshorse.files.wordpress.com image 660x277]


I haven't paid much attention to all of the hullabaloo about horse meat, and I don't see the problem. Hell, my local butcher has fresh goat, rabbit, and sometimes ostrich and emu. Why are people so adamant about not eating a horse?

Funnily enough, I went to google "horse meat scandal" and "horse meat sashimi" was among the top suggestions. Apparently horse is so bad for you that in some places, people eat it raw.
 
2013-02-25 09:35:49 AM

dickfreckle: /toyed with the idea of clipping coupons, but no one wants to be that guy


Exactly. What sort of person would want to save money? An idiot, that's who.
 
2013-02-25 09:35:55 AM

strangeluck: I stick to the value menu mostly when I eat out, the regular stuff is just too expensive. But for beef and stuff for the home, yeah it's getting up there. Guess I'll have to look at meat substitutes at some point if meat gets too expensive.

/tofu burgers *shudders*


I used to think that before...then with family history and wanting to lose some weight I switched to red meat only once a month. Besides chicken and turkey, you might be surprised by Boca Flame Grilled burgers. They obviously don't taste just like beef but are surprisingly good (I'd avoid Morningstar though) and have a similar texture.
 
2013-02-25 09:36:00 AM
Actually you can make your own veggie burgers pretty easily. Pearl barley and black beans with some chipotle/chilli powder - awesome flavor and texture (http://allrecipes.com/recipe/barley-black-bean-burgers/ ). Really easy to make and you can make them all into patties and freeze the extras.

/ Not a vegan
/ Love these homemade veggie burgers with all the fixins
 
2013-02-25 09:36:59 AM

Lets talk frankly about internal cleanliness: dryknife: [tuesdayshorse.files.wordpress.com image 660x277]

I haven't paid much attention to all of the hullabaloo about horse meat, and I don't see the problem. Hell, my local butcher has fresh goat, rabbit, and sometimes ostrich and emu. Why are people so adamant about not eating a horse?

Funnily enough, I went to google "horse meat scandal" and "horse meat sashimi" was among the top suggestions. Apparently horse is so bad for you that in some places, people eat it raw.


Horse is fine, fully medicated race horse, not so much... Can you tell the difference?
 
2013-02-25 09:37:21 AM

Lets talk frankly about internal cleanliness: Pros/Cons aside, I find something fundamentally troubling when a society begins burning food for fuel.


Quite simply, U.S. federal supremacy is built upon the house of cards of abundant energy. Now, that has become "at odds" with other aspects of the economy. Let's watch to see which side gains the upper hand. (As if there's any question.)
 
2013-02-25 09:39:17 AM
I finally got enough of my property fenced off to get some cattle.  Now prices on the hoof are $2 a pound or more.  It's too expensive to buy into the market for me right now.  I has a sad.  I've currently got meat goats, should be able to butcher one come fall.  I'll pretent it's beef.

/haven't had a good steak since Dad quit raising beef
//grass fed, grain finished
///yummy yummy slashies
 
2013-02-25 09:41:49 AM
Is this where I profess my meat-snobbery?

The last 3 years, my family have split locally-raised red Angus, grass-fed, grain-fattened, hormone and AB-free beef.    This last year it was the most expensive, but it was still about $2.60/lb when all said and done, which is about cheaper than the cheapest supermarket ground beef, and we're getting quality and all the cuts we want.    In 3 years, my family has only eaten 3 cows, and they were one at at time.
 
2013-02-25 09:43:12 AM
sno man: Horse is fine, fully medicated race horse, not so much... Can you tell the difference?

There was a newscast on NPR last week about the horsemeat scandal. In Britain anyway the concern was being "pushed" by authorities to be about phenylbutazone in the mea,t what levels are safe to consume, etc., rather than the fact that a different animal meat was being passed off as something else. Weird.
 
2013-02-25 09:44:16 AM

SandmanEsq: This will be an unpopular opinion, and it is only a part of the problem, but maybe if we stopped using food crops for fuel (and an ineffective one at that), we would not be having some of these problems?  Yes, fossil fuels bad, but starvation worse.


There are plenty of non-food crops that can be used for fuel. Scrub willow, for example, even grows in land unsuitable for food growth. That stuff will grow pretty much anywhere.

**cough** corn lobby **cough**
 
2013-02-25 09:44:39 AM
Your dog is steak!
 
2013-02-25 09:48:18 AM

thecpt: Carth: You shouldn't be eating beef more than once a week anyway. Maybe the price increase will force people to eat a little healthier.

We switched to portabella burgers (surprisingly filling), but we're running out of smart substitutes.  Chicken isn't that healthy, current fishing has decimated the ocean, pork?  We could eat more pig I guess.  Turkey takes too much effort.


Some fishing is still pretty sustainable Sardines are low in mercury and in no danger. Same with Wild Alaska Salmon farmed oysters, clams, mussels and scallops.

Ground turkey is a pretty easy substitute for a lot of beef recipes and is a lot healthier but it costs about the same amount.

If you limit the amount of red meat you eat, it makes it easier to spend the money on buffalo or a good tenderloin the times you do have it instead of eating ground beef a few times a week.
 
2013-02-25 09:50:53 AM
I'm doing my part for you beef-a-tarians out there by not eating beef but once a month and sometimes less.  Prices will rise, consumption will fall, people will be happier in the long run with this one.

Think about this for a moment: burger joints were the hot, hot item starting around 2009 and still seem to be going strong.  The standard sandwich, it seems, is a 1/2 pound patty.  With toppings but without any fries, using Five Guys as a model (their nutritional information was handy online) you're looking at right around 900-1000 calories.  The regular fries are 953 calories, a Coke is 180 cal/12 oz.

Can we survive while eating smaller portions of beef?  Given that a single burger meal is 100% of your daily recommended calories... yes.
 
2013-02-25 09:51:20 AM

dryknife: sno man: Horse is fine, fully medicated race horse, not so much... Can you tell the difference?

There was a newscast on NPR last week about the horsemeat scandal. In Britain anyway the concern was being "pushed" by authorities to be about phenylbutazone in the mea,t what levels are safe to consume, etc., rather than the fact that a different animal meat was being passed off as something else. Weird.


Because the drugs are potentially an actual health issue, and the switching of the animal protein is merely a consumerist mislabelling issue?
 
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