May your phone never run out of battery and your refrigerator never run out of food.
–Ancient Cathodic Blessing
Here’s what’s in mine after a month’s meat order arrived and two weeks of grocery stocking:
- Coconut milk–1 gallon
- Mascarpone–2 pounds
- Creme Fraiche–35 ounces
- Greek yogurt–25 ounces
- Coconut oil–.5 quarts
- Soda water–10-15 cans
- Bacon–4 1/2 pounds
- Beef in steak, ground and roast forms–22 pounds
- Leg of lamb–5 pounds
- Chickens–8.3 pounds
- Goat’s cheese–2 pounds
- Cow’s cheese (different kinds)–2 pounds
- MCT oil–20 ounces
- Butter, salted and unsalted–3.5 pounds
- Bell peppers
- Dill pickles
- Lemons–many, many lemons
I’ll also be eating some chocolate, some pecans, some macadamia nuts, a little peanut butter, cocoa powder, and the occasional raisin. But what’s in the fridge is pretty much it.
Notice that it’s not a ton of meat. That’s forty pounds for two people for a month. If you do simple math, you’ll see that this works out to between ten and eleven ounces of meat per day; only the math isn’t that simple. Those weights include bones. Then there’s the gristle and tendon, which you get a lot of when you buy your beef in giant cuts that you have to butcher down to edible sizes yourself. The dogs get some of that. Additionally, those cuts are not 100% meat. There’s a lot of fat in there, too. The weight of cooked meat that we eat daily is, approximately, seven to eight ounces per person.
Now take a look at the fat. We’re eating around six ounces of fat a day. That’s 170 grams. Hopefully the kids have gone to bed and all the lights are on, because that’s scary. Why, that’s 1,500 calories of fat right there! And that’s not counting all the fat in and on the meat itself.
The eggs are the wild card, being neither meat nor fat. We tend to eat about three each per day, which is another ten to fifteen grams of fat and twelve to seventeen grams of protein.
So this is not exact. I don’t know how much the bones weight exactly, and I make broth out of those bones. We also eat the skins of our chickens, which is more fat. But then I don’t love the fat attached to my steak–just a consistency issue–and so that goes to my very helpful canines, who are poised at all times to render assistance in matters kreatophagic. (Click on it, I dare you. You’ll do nothing else all day.) So all these are just general numbers.
What’s in YOUR fridge?
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