I am trying though, and last week, as if to make up, I took a solo expedition across the road and bought 2lbs of mince. A huge quantity, but it freezes so why not! I had a nose round to see what else they had, Venison steaks! Poussin! Rabbit!
Oooo and corn fed outdoor reared chickens!! The little angel on my shoulders' tutting is becoming unbearable when I go to Tesco for a sunday bird, so thats good to know! I don't mind paying extra for an animal that has at least had a bit of craic before it walked the green mile.
I think I will have to tie a knot in my hanky, or laces at least, so I stop my zombie like march to the supermarket in time to remember the butchers!
As for my mince? It was put to good use!
Lisas Saturday Burgers
(for 4 quarter pounders)
1lb of lean minced beef
2 tsps worcestor sauce
2 tbsp of your favorite relish (we use onion or ballymaloe!)
15mls natural yoghurt or creme fraiche
2 tsps cayenne pepper (optional)
Salt and pepper
Mix all ingredients together, I use a fork as well as my hands as it seems to break the meat up even more. Divide into portions and make into patties with your hands. Pop onto a hot oiled griddle or pan and fry. Give them about two minutes each side. Let them stand while you prepare the buns with everything you like and EAT EM UP!!