A very low-key day today, and it felt good to stay inside. It seemed like the perfect day to make a pot o' chili, so it's cooking right now. We're also trying to clean out the freezer in the basement, because we've got a side of beef hanging, and Ken will pick it up next weekend. He gets it from a guy he works with, and it's all natural, with no hormones or anything like that. Two years ago, we got a side and split it with my Mom and Dad. Last year, we got a quarter. Because it's additive-free, it's so good and so tender--it melts in your mouth like butter. Mom and Dad agree that it's some of the best beef they've had. We went through the roasts and steaks fairly quickly, and now we're eating the rest of the hamburger.
I know they talk about limiting your intake of red meat, but I also think it makes a difference as to how it was raised. A while back, when we were in California, we went to dinner with Kim and Steve at a place called McClintock's. (I can't remember who treated who, but I think they treated us.) The beef is grass-fed, and I definitely noticed a difference. I don't know if this beef is quite that good, but it's pretty tasty.