This weekend I needed roast beef to take to my book club discussion of Wolf Hall by Hilary Mantel. Somehow beef seemed the best fit with the Henry VIII theme.
I remember, in 1972, before we had children, I used to buy a rib roast every week. After a roast beef, Yorkshire pudding dinner (my ex was English), I used the leftovers for roast beef sandwiches or stew. A rib roast cost about $5.00.
I've gradually stopped using beef and honestly cannot remember the last time I bought a roast.
In Costco this week, the smallest rib roast was $50. The boneless roasts seemed to be a better deal, although larger, and I came close to buying $115 worth of beef, but the necessity of figuring out what to do with all that beef, the freezer space commitment, and the butchering were too daunting.
I'll write about my solution and how it worked out in Part Two (after book club).