Go ahead, settle in. We're here to help you make the most of your beef purchases with proper storage, defrosting and (the fun part) some delicious recipe inspiration to feed your family. We've got homeschooling hot tips and kid-friendly recipes to keep your family healthy and happy while keeping you, sane.
We're tenured beef experts here to help you thrive through this sucky situation. So let's make the most of your culinary talents (or plus them up if you're lacking, no judgement) with nutritious and delicious beef. From food safety to cooking, to a couple life hacks you can't learn from a book, Beef 101 is in session.
Extra credit: Use virtual reality to visit beef farms and ranches and watch videos featuring real local ranchers to know more about where beef comes from. Call it home-school for all ages. We're here for it and we're here for you, just like Washington's roughly 9,000 beef farmers and ranchers working to keep local stores stocked with beef.
Removing Ground Beef from the store packaging is a great way to get more freezer life out of your purchase. If you're buying in bulk, this will help you create portions that are recipe ready. Bonus: this will shorten your thawing time when you're ready to cook.
A little #LifeHack for getting that frozen Ground Beef thawed in a hot minute (well, actually 3 minutes). If you put your Ground Beef in a zip-loc style bag before freezing, you're already halfway there!
How you handle your beef at home is important to quality and safety. When you get to the maximum days in the refrigerator, consider repacking your beef in freezer-safe bags, removing as much air as possible and storing it in your freezer to extend it's quality.
Delicious beef snacks like beef jerky or pepperoni or sausage sticks should be stored according to the package directions once opened.
There’s almost nothing easier (or more crowd-pleasing) than a meal made with Ground Beef. From fried rice to tacos, here are some of our favorites.
It's not often that we're at home all day without activities in the evenings. So why not try something new in the kitchen?
Make the kitchen your homeschool classroom. Getting kids cooking is a great way to keep them busy as well as use math and reading skills, while encouraging creativity.
There are a lot of us amateur teachers currently wading through homeschooling our kids, or at least making an effort to keep life interesting and educational while staying home. Here are some opportunities for learning and starting good conversations about where our food comes from.
Take a virtual reality tour of farms and ranches across the United States to see how America's beef farmers and ranchers raise cattle to produce high-quality beef. With our 360° ranch videos, you can get a unique, behind-the-scenes look at how beef is raised. Start right here in Washington State at Easterday Ranches located just outside of the Tri-Cities.
Say hello to Royce Schuster (and his dad Clay). They run the same ranch that Royce's great-great-great-Grandpa started in the 1880's. Talk about a history lesson! But for Royce and Clay it's all about how to use modern science to protect their natural resources and breed strong, healthy cattle so they can keep on selling beef to folks like you for generations to come.
Make the farm to fork connection with this series of lesson plans that supports the documentary "True Beef". This guide contains 8 lessons designed for the High School Culinary Arts or Family and Consumer Sciences program, however, STEM connections have been included for all lessons making it easy for teachers to make connections across the curriculum.