Saturday, October 9, 2010

October Resolutions

So, I can't really believe that my new years resolutions have brought me to October already. Wow, time seriously flies.

The Recap:
January - read through the bible in a year. 
February - use the cash envelope system.
March - watch internet time.
April - walk whenever possible.
May - stockpile the freezer. OAMC style.
June- have a healthy baby and try to stay sane.
July - ban high fructose corn syrup from our house.
August- try one "deceptively delicious" type recipe a day.
September - journal pray as a daily part of my quiet times. (SO great, by the way!)
October - so long, corn-fed beef.

that's right, we bought a quarter cow!  Well, an eighth.  We're splitting it with my sister.  And I'm going to make it last for the year. I could probably go on and on about why we decided to do this, but for the sake of time I'm not going to. I am, however, going to recommend two books to you that I've read over the past couple months which have helped nudge me in the right direction: Animal, Vegetable, Miracle by Barbara Kingsolver, and In Defense of Food by Michael Pollan.  Both were great reads, and I highly recommend them!

How are you doing on YOUR new years resolutions?


Sara said...

Where did you get your cow from? I really want to do this.

Matt and Brianne said...
there are also a couple booths at the beaverton farmers market who sell "locker beef," and if you search for local ranches on the internet you can actually find quite a few! Carman Ranch teamed up with our CSA so it was an easy choice for us! yay for antibiotic/hormone free grass-fed beef!

rebekah birt said...

GREAT book recommendations : )

Kami said...

Since we watched Food, Inc. we have not purchased gross meat - which means we are eating a lot more vegetarian recipes or making our New Seasons meat last a long time. We need to buy a part of a cow so bad!

Sara said...

Over the summer I bought some meat at the farmers market. I just didn't do it every week. I have the freezer space so part of a cow would be perfect. Thank you for the link I just now looked it up.