Tuesday, December 29, 2009

The yield from our lamb, in case you were wondering

I kept track of all I got out of that lamb, and kept meaning to post it for posterity's sake, but kept forgetting. Here is the tally:

4 boneless leg roasts, total 10+ pounds
2 standing rib roasts, total 3 pounds 4 ounces
spare ribs, 2-1/2 pounds
stew meat, total 8 pounds
neck meat, 1 pound 10 ounces
7 quarts of stock
1 pound 4 ounces of cracklings which I mixed with peanut butter for the birds
Over 5 pounds rendered tallow + 2 pounds additional rendered fat, for making soap

We ate one of the rib roasts for Christmas dinner and it was just lovely.

1 comment:

Mrs. Mac said...

nice yield. thank you little lamb for filling my friend's freezer and providing so many meals ... treats for the birds ... and good tallow for soap. did you get any wool for some nice yarn?