So I hit 99 Ranch Market early yesterday morning. I was really just killing time waiting on my OtherBrotherDarrell to get his asterisk in gear and I needed some tea. I had needed Costco also, so I thought I'd hit them both. Unless you want to hear about the kind of toilet paper of which I buy hundreds of rolls at a time, I'll skip Costco and concentrate on 99 Ranch Market. As I've chronicled on these pages before, I love that place.
I got my Oolong and some fresh lemongrass and was looking for a duck, (mainly cause I'm out of duck fat but will have that situation remedied by mid-afternoon today), and completely accidentally bumped into a cooler case full of beef tenderloin and beef ribeye roasts on sale for $3.89/lb.
I picked up an 11 pound ribeye roast for around $45. I called OBD to see if he was interested in splitting one, and of course he was.
So I split the roast down the middle, carved off a couple of inch thick steaks which I vacuum sealed and froze and I plan on smoking the three and a half pound roast starting this morning. In fact the roast in on the counter coming to room temp. I gave it a good rub yesterday with the smoked paprika from Phoenicia, coarse black pepper and sea salt. I'll be putting it on the smoker as soon as it gets light enough to see.
So you're all invited for a feast this afternoon...
If you can find me.