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Last night we had home made roast beef sandwiches for dinner. I have been wanting to cook and slice our own lunch meat for EVER. Not only for the cost saving but because I want to avoid all the additives and sodium. This week I picked up a roast just over $3 a pound on sale. It was 3 1/3 lbs. We went ahead and had it for dinner and froze the left overs for lunch meat as we have turkey to eat up.
I found a great way to cook it and I am just going to give the link so as to give full credit. It worked wonderfully and was tender and juicy. Here is the recipe at The Hungry Mouse.
I think about $3 a pound for good home made roast beef is a bargain. I shall find some more roasts marked down and turkey breasts. My in-laws gave us their slicer to use. I made hubs do it as that blade scared me. It was sharp. I think I can handle it next time.
As I was finishing up the chicken coop area, I decided to disassemble an old art easel of the kids to toss and noticed the legs could be cut and used for the chicken ladder and there were good hinges we could recycle for the coop door. I took the power drill and broke that sucker down. Good to be rid of it and to salvage what we could.
My goal is to spend as little as possible on the coop but still do a nice job. I see where people spend hundreds and thousands of dollars and that is not my plan. Of course I love the chicks, but the chickens are part of my "grow us much of my own food" plan. Don't want to go broke doing it. So far I have spent the initial $26 when I bought the chicks and the supplies and then I spent $9 more on feed and shavings. We will see what the total at Home Depot is today. I will let you know.
I am up at 3:30am with my little sicky. I bad spring cold is going through the house and she could not
sleep. Not going to make for a rested mommy come coop building time. I see lots of strong coffee and maybe a Starbucks treat in my future today. Skinny Caramel Macchiato is my favorite right now. Iced of course.
Lastly, someone got new boots yesterday. UPS came and delivered. This guy rarely buys for himself so I was so glad to see him enjoy some very good boots. He is excited as they are similar to military design for hot weather. Supposed to keep his feet cooler this summer. The other boots of course are Q's muck boots. She wears them in the yard. I raised all of my kids in rain boots for yard play in cooler months. Keeps feet dry and socks clean.
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