A couple of weeks ago I posted a picture of the new grinder I had purchased on ebay. It’s a 2.6 hp, 2000 watt KitchenStar. This evening I finally made the time to take it out for its maiden voyage. WOW! Can it ever grind stuff up. I threw together a whole beef brisket, two whole chickens, 8 or 10 carrots, a big clump of broccoli, a fresh beet, some garlic. I’m going to package some of it in three pound bags which is two dinners for the dogs that are here at the moment. I’m going to make some of it into 8 ounce “Buddy Burgers”. They’ll be great for travel. I fed the dogs before I started, but that didn’t keep the rapt audience from drooling all over the floor. I think I love this grinder — no problem at all with the chicken bones. We’ll probably try pork with chicken the next time — and I’ll throw in some fresh beef liver. Lucky dogs — your person loves you!
I went back to the receipts for the ingredients. The total cost was just under $20 and I concocted 25-1/2 pounds of dog food. The burgers are in the freezer to get solid. Then I’ll cut the waxed paper so each burger is separate with a wax paper slip sheet between, put the patties in a zip lock freezer bag — and we are ready to go. When I board the dogs (while I’m in Tennessee picking up the new baby), or have a house sitter, the burgers will be so very convenient.