After lots of oohing an ahhing over the various delicious looking cuts of meat TX Bar Organics sent our way to taste test against the grassfed meat we have in the freezer (from Marin Sun Farms), we figured the best way to kick this off would be to taste the best damn cuts of each we could find.
Enter two fabulous looking New York strips from two of the finest grassfeeders (well, grass eaters) around.
Lee went ahead and laid both cuts out side by side on a plate in preparation for seasoning, put the plate on the kitchen counter and walked out of the room to ask me a quick question.
That was just long enough for *my* cattle dog, Birdie (no ownership is currently being claimed by Lee), to sneak onto the counter, choose her favorite (the Marin) and hastily pad out to the backyard and wolf it down as fast as she could. As a man, a steak lover, and the owner of a cattledog, I was proud. Lee, however, was not.
The good news is that we still have the TX Bar New York, we're way more grateful for it than we were before, Lee is now on high alert against the master scavenger, and we have learned that we apparently needed reminding that there is NOTHING like a cattle dog for eating cattle (or any other meat) when you're not looking. A few years ago Birdie swiped a $30 bison steak off of our friend Dave's grill. Only my fast intervention and Birdie's even faster exfil saved her from grievous bodily harm.
What's the moral of the story? It's tripartite (yep, I've been hacking away at ancient Greek history again): 1. Cattledogs are awesome and have great taste. 2. TX Bar Organic's grassfed steak tastes *really* good, especially when you only have half of what you thought you would. 3. The best thing to do when life throws your a curve ball is laugh a bunch, then sit down and write a blog post so everyone can enjoy it. Cheers! The PT Crew