All that meat I cooked a week or so ago? Two days in the kitchen. 70 pounds of beef. 52 pounds of chicken. Exhaust fan on high - for the entire process - because it smells so dayum awful [especially for someone who doesn't eat either beef or poultry!].
Two showers a day are required during operation "meat cooking." Not complaining [well, okay, maybe a little bit I am], because it is for The Kids.
Are they not just two or the most adorable four-legged children you have ever laid your eyes on! Yeah. I'm just a tad biased...
The meat, raw, beef and chicken:
Chicken thawing in the sink:
Seven packages of the beef, at a time, in the pan.
I can only cook four packages of chicken in the small pan.
There is a lot - A LOT - of fat in the beef.
None in the chicken.
Oh, but it is all halal* so that makes it okay.
Cooked. Measured and bagged. Frozen. An entire freezer full. Ready for mixing with food from The Honest Kitchen for the next three months.
*halal - where animals are slaughtered in a most barbaric, but specific way, by first man-handling the animal into a head lock before its little throat is slit [almost enough to make me want to force The Kids to be vegetarian, too]