I already know it's true that I have the best, smartest and most beautiful friends in the world, so no hate!
My family and I are going through a hard time, and have been getting our food from a food pantry (luckily a paleo friend of mine is the nutritional coordinator, so she helps me get great stuff, but....it's still a food pantry with limited resources) and are getting ready for food stamps. We have mostly gone through our basement freezer that had been full of meat from shares we bought in some pastured animals last year, and I bartered with some farmer friends for some more meat that is just about gone now, too. Our vegetable CSA is ending this week.
Today I opened the mail and found that some friends of mine pooled resources and got me a $300 gift certificate to U.S.Wellness meats. I have never bought anything from there before and the site is overwhelming! So much amazing stuff! Where do I start? I need to stretch the money as far as I can, and feed a family of four fairly non-adventurous eaters (we prolly won't eat kidneys and hearts). I already have a huge bag of leaf lard from a pastured pig that a friend gave me, so I'm all set for fats, and I have a few gallons of beef/veal and chicken foot stock frozen, so I don;t need bones.
Help me go on a shopping spree? What should I have in my cart and my freezer?