Here’s the proof: I’m not an Alfalfa Male! (Note: look away now if you’re squeamsh)

A mum at my sons’ Christmas fair said I wasn’t an Alpha Male on Saturday because I was making soup and mulled wine, whereas her husband wouldn’t be seen dead in the kitchen.

Well, she’s right. Here’s the proof….I am very much NOT an Alfalfa Male!

This is Part 1 of my Christmas meat shopping. Just gotta get the goose now.

It took me an hour or so to butcher this lot down into steaks that will last a couple of months. Unfortunately, I got a little carried away with the photographs and while taking a picture of the Japanese Tojiro knife carving a slab, it fell – and I caught it. And almost lost my finger. Well, a flesh wound really. But my God, it hurt.

 

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  1. Maria

    OMG they look amazing!!! so is this part of your christmas prep? will you freeze it all now you have chopped it down into steaks? I’m intrigued as meat scares me (crap cook thats why) but they do look yummy!!! And is that HUGE knife the one that you dropped on yourself???

    • keithkendrick

      Yes, I’ll freeze the steaks and I’ve halved the gammon and turkey and will make cold cuts. The Main Event, though, on Christmas Day, will be goose

  2. That looks fantastic! Can you tell us what cuts are pictured here please?

    • keithkendrick

      Hi there. Yep, what you’ve got there is a whole gammon, a whole turkey breast (big old beast), half a waguy striploin (sirloin) and a whole wagyu tenderloin (fillet)

      • Thanks. :) I had to Google ‘wagyu’ as I’ve never heard of it before, but it looks absolutely delicious. That is the best steak I’ve ever seen! I’ll be on the lookout for that in future.

  3. I know what you mean about Beta Male, but look at this way: When it hits the fan, it’s normally the guy at the top who gets most covered.

    So now all you need to do is add some manly ale to that manly red meat!

  4. Now this post really has some meat to it.