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Old 08-03-2019, 01:13 PM
 
Location: SoCal
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I buy choice meat and throw them in a stew, I just spend less time cooking. I don’t freeze my raw meat, I prefer to cook them and freeze them, so when they come out of my freezer, it’s already to heat and eat.
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Old 08-03-2019, 02:28 PM
 
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Once a week or so I buy a good quality 1.5" thick or more Choice strip steak (aka New York) and cook it in a sous vide, putting it on the bbq just to get the grill marks. The sous vide gets a beautiful texture and a steak that is one "doneness" - medium rare - all the way through, no over- or under-cooked bits.

Fortunately we're not big meat eaters and a single steak about 3/4-1lb is enough for both of us (often enough leftover to make steak quesadillas the next day). I could afford to buy Prime, I just don't think it's worth it. On the other hand, our local butcher has high quality meat, cut on-site, so I suspect it's higher quality than the average grocery store chain.

Today I bought a skirt steak (fajitas!) and fresh halibut.

Sous vide is on my list of things to try. Now that it is relatively inexpensive I look forward to it!!
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Old 08-03-2019, 04:31 PM
 
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I have seen articles that sample dining is popular with some seniors.
Those coming for meals is the reason we go at 10am or 4:30 on Friday.

But when I get all exasperated at the people blocking the aisle chowing down, DH reminds me how the Costco stock is doing.
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Old 08-03-2019, 10:01 PM
 
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Sous vide is on my list of things to try. Now that it is relatively inexpensive I look forward to it!!
I know a LOT of hunters who say it does magic with game meat of all kinds.
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Old 08-03-2019, 10:26 PM
 
Location: Coastal New Jersey
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I live in Hawaii so there is a lot of fresh fish - ahi, aku, ono, mahi mahi, but we used to live in Seattle so I really like cold water fish like salmon and halibut and Costco brings both of those in. We buy lots of troll caught Copper River Sockeye which is a beautiful deep pink and very rich, buttery fish.
Sockeye is the best. Can't always find it where I am.
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Old 08-03-2019, 11:13 PM
 
Location: SoCal
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Sockeye is the best. Can't always find it where I am.
Costco has them.
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Old Yesterday, 04:48 AM
 
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For me $120 a month, excluding booze. Dogs - now THAT is another subject. 2 old dobermans adopted from Dobi rescue, NM. Drugs $400+ monthly. Food, $150 or so. And we are talking a healthy month. I do garden and can/freeze. I am vegetarian, so although i save money not buying carrion, my expenses for whole organic milk and free range eggs, does cost a bit above average.
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Old Yesterday, 09:02 AM
 
Location: Cochise county, AZ
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I'm finding that since I got dentures, I tend to eat less. Probably because it takes longer. And there are a lot of things I can no longer eat because it's tough to chew.

I had to get dentures because the drugs I was taking after the car accident and back surgery eroded my teeth. Sigh, I sure miss some things though!

That's also the reason I use my crockpot a lot. I'm thinking about getting an instant pot but not through researching.
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Old Yesterday, 09:06 AM
 
Location: Coastal New Jersey
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Costco has them.
Yeah, that's not an option in my alternate universe, which is rural and far from any Costco (maybe 2 - 3 hours).

Good to know in my regular place, though, which has one about 20 minutes away. I've never been to a Costco, but that's two or three things people have mentioned now that are available there that make me think I might take the ride and brave the hordes someday.
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Old Yesterday, 09:22 AM
 
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Yeah, that's not an option in my alternate universe, which is rural and far from any Costco (maybe 2 - 3 hours).

Good to know in my regular place, though, which has one about 20 minutes away. I've never been to a Costco, but that's two or three things people have mentioned now that are available there that make me think I might take the ride and brave the hordes someday.
I eat a lot of fish. At least 8-10 servings per week. So I go there, get the freshest fish I can get, go home and immediately prep them and cut in small portions and put them in freezer. So I have a whole freezer full of smaller portions to be taken out and grilled. They all been marinated and such. The frozen fish at Costco is too salty for me. I need to wash my salt in take.
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