We collected our meat order today, I generally reckon on spending around £100 on meat every 3 months - as I said in a previous post though, the meat has been lasting us longer than that, more like 4 months, so it'll be £100 ish 3x a year now. We got 1/2 a lamb, chicken thighs (19 or 20 of those) and 10 large lean boneless pork steaks, it came to just over £90. All the meat is from local farms, we've had it all before and it's delicious, the pork steaks are the best we've ever tasted. The lamb was a big one, it's come as 16 chops, 4 big joints (shoulder and leg, each cut in half), huge breast which the butcher boned for us, I stuff and roll it myself, liver and kidney. We've still got 2 packs of steak mince, a pack of back bacon, 2 pork steaks and 4 chicken thighs left from the last order, we're having the chicken tonight.
We don't bother much about Christmas, I don't like all the commercialism of it and object to paying overinflated prices for stuff that gets used once a year. We don't buy each other Xmas presents, we have everything we need or want. Since OH only ever has 2 or sometimes just 1 day off over Christmas, we don't go anywhere or have anyone to stay (our relatives all live quite far away), we just prefer to stay in, eat some nice food, watch something good on TV and enjoy spending time together. We don't have turkey since neither of us particularly like it, we have a roast of something we really do enjoy. We're thinking about beef this year, we don't have beef that often. Or maybe a nice big gammon joint. Think we'll go back to the butchers next week and have a chat with him.