Saturday, March 1, 2014

March – Mardi Gras, St Patrick’s Day and Corned Beef !

Welcome to The Butcher’s Blog. This month we are featuring recipes and meats for Mardi Gras, 
and St Patricks Day.  Due to our in-house corned beef being very popular,  we take orders in advance.
As we approach Spring, officially on March 21, let us celebrate sunnier and warmer days ahead!

Mardi Gras
Celebrate Mardi Gras on March 4th with these recipes:
Duck and Sausage Gumbo (we carry local duck and lots of sausage choices)

St Patrick's Corned Beef - Our In-House Recipe - Order in Advance :)
We brine our own beef for three weeks and use mainly R&R rounds that are leaner than brisket but will also have some brisket corned beef available while it lasts. To be safe you need to order early to make sure that you have the meat that you want secured here, as it is a popular item.

Irish Lamb Stew and Recipes (we carry grass fed Oregon Lamb for recipes)
Irish stew, "ballymaloe"  as it is called in Gaelic, is traditionally made of lamb or mutton (less tender sheep over two years of age), potatoes, onions, and parsley. Often, lamb or mutton neck bones, shanks, and other trimmings were the only basis for the stock. Yet, these would-be discards still held enough flavor after a long simmering process to do justice to a hearty bowl of stew. Modern recipes may add Guinness stout to the mix for additional taste."  ( Irish Stew History)  As you may know, we have year round free range lamb available from Anderson's ranches, raised locally in Brownsville.
View a number of Irish Stew Recipes for Ideas 


Thanks for the Yelps !
If you are inclined to yelp and want to leave a review, here’s one place to do it.

Meat Packages
We are seeing more interest in our meat packages that help save you $$ and give you options on what types and amount of meat that you want.
Check out our meat package web page to see all the combinations – Just like the Olympics, we have three names for our packages -  Gold, Silver, and Bronze.
Meat Packages Web Page

Tweets for Meats
Our Twitter account, titled "Tweets for Meats" has sporadic, random, unplanned, tweets that related to recipes, a new blog, events, or other news from our store. If you want to follow us, we need to approve it to avoid spam. Thanks for your patience! Link: Tweets for Meats

Lots of activity on our Facebook page. It's all about you. Tell us what you like, and let us keep you posted for events, news, and specials.
 Long's Facebook Page 

Wishing you an awesome month of March,
From all of us at Long's Meat Market