This is not a tale from my backyard, but I still need to share it with you: I recently purchased what is known as the "Bachelorette Plan" at Graham Avenue Meats in Brooklyn, NYC. It is a big package of fresh meats, in portions intended for cooking for one, for $30. Here's what it includes:
That is so much food for $30. And not only is it a good amount of food, but it's excellent quality food! Graham Avenue Meats is my favorite Italian deli in Brooklyn because they have the most authentic Italian sandwiches (if you are questioning my qualifications to make such a statement, allow me to remind you that my last name is Fugazzotto) and because the owner reminds me of my Sicilian grandpa Salvatore. And the guys who work there remind me of my cousins Dominic and Carmen. And the way the store smells reminds me of Nonni's kitchen. And all the good-natured Italian yelling back and forth reminds me of every dinner ever served at the Fugazzotto house.
I put most of the meat in the freezer so I can use it over the next few weeks, but I ate the sweet sausage immediately. (Side note, I took a sausage making class at The Brooklyn Kitchen last year and it was incredibly informative!)
The Bachelor or Bachelorette Plan: Highly recommended!