Hick is a great provider! Let me sing his praises. Harumph. Arghh. Mah meh mee moe moo, mah meh mee moe moo, mah meh mee moe moo. Excuse me. That’s just me limbering up my vocal cords
Friday, Hick went to town with no intention of hunting. Nor gathering. And returned with 20 pounds of MEAT! I know I pooh-poohed his offer of AUCTION MEAT a few years ago. But Hick is not a man who takes DON’T EVER BRING THAT AUCTION MEAT IN MY HOUSE for an answer! Technically… this isn’t auction meat. It’s STORAGE UNIT MEAT!
Hick got to his Unit early, around 7:30. The early bird catches the dollar profit, you know!
"I was sittin' there, and my buddy came along with two 10-lb bags of meat!"
"The one with the ponytail, from the next county up. He said his wife works at the food pantry, and they were giving it away to anybody who would take it. Like when Back Creek Neighbor Bev made a donation down here, and they made her take that box of carrots and potatoes and oranges and apples. He actually brought me some the week before, but I didn't have nowhere to keep it. So I gave it to my buddy up at the lockers. The one who has a store in town, and a freezer. He took it over to the store."
"How long did you have it this time?"
"I brought it out here about 10:30, and put it in [The Original FRIG] over in the BARn."
"So you had frozen meat sitting around for 3 hours?"
"No. No. I had my buddy put it in a cooler, and then I brought it out here at 9:30. So it was still frozen."
"I doubt that. It was 94 degrees. And your details keep changing."
"Anyway, we have 20 pounds of free meat."
"What KIND of meat?"
"I don't know. I didn't look at it. I think it's Chicken Fingers, and Sausage Patties. Tell me when you want to cook it, and I'll bring some over."
Five days later, I told Hick to BRING IT! I laid out some old Chinese tupperware, from when our carryout place used to put dinners in rectangular plastic with clear lids.
Hick and I ate some sausage on Tuesday night. They were delicious! So far, we're both still kickin'. The Pony took himself to Steak N Shake that afternoon, so he did not partake. He should be able to call the coroner if Hick and I succumb to the Storage Unit Meat.
We decided to order some brisket for Labor Day from a local grocery where we can have the food picked out by one of the employees and brought to our car in the parking lot. We ordered a package of somewhere around two pounds. But when we got the groc home we found they had substituted a whole brisket in a bag. Over 11 pounds! Other than burgers and tacos we don't eat that much red meat any more but we've got the freezer and the fridge full of it now. The first two meals have been delicious.ReplyDelete
While you've come close, I can't officially declare that you've beat the meat of a ponytail guy!Delete
Someone gave us a huge box of veggies, toomuch to eat, so we passed it on. That meat looks okay to me.ReplyDelete
We got the box that Back Creek Neighbor Bev and her husband didn't want because they'd started a new diet. A diet lacking in potatoes, carrots, apples, and oranges. We used it all except for a couple of oranges.Delete
That was a good deal if it does not kill you. I like getting free meat!
STILL kickin', and jumpin' with joy at the thought of our next meal of free meat.Delete
I think you will survive, but I would have passed and gone with Pony to Steak and Shake.ReplyDelete
I am not a fan of Steak N Shake, and only eat there (everything on my plate!) when we are traveling with him to or from Oklahoma. Looks like those days are over now, with him graduated.Delete
Come to think of it, The Pony DIDN'T INVITE ME to eat at the Bill-Paying Town Steak N Shake with him! While I DID invite him to eat Ponytail Guy's meat with us.
Your title just kicked in to my 13 year old self...tee hee.Delete
I formulated this title with your 13-year-old self in mind!Delete
That's some mighty fine looking Chinese Tupperware. The meat does look good, no funky grey patches or green mould. And it passed the all important taste test.ReplyDelete
I love my Chinese Tupperware, and rue the day they switched to Styrofoam containers that they staple shut.Delete
The free meat is tasty! No mold, only the frosty places where the chicken stuck together from starting to thaw before getting to The Original FRIG's freezer.
We had chicken patty sandwiches on buns, with mayo and shredded lettuce. Hick and The Pony also tried a chicken patty with white gravy, like a chicken-fried steak. These meats brown up nicely in the oven. They are already fully cooked.
Next on the menu, Hick wants chicken on a biscuit, with sliced onion. We'll wait a few days. No need to eat all of Ponytail Guy's meat at once.