“What brings you to Ranch Foods Direct today?”
Carolyn Eckert, Colorado Springs
Number of years as a Ranch Foods Direct customer:
Soup bones, specifically knuckle bones, which are bigger and contain lots of marrow. You can’t get those at the grocery stores any more, because everything’s brought in pre-cut now and they don’t have them… That’s what gives my soups their great taste. Occasionally, I’ll pick up a steak, too, or some other item.
Everyone in my family has the recipe for a really thick beef and vegetable stew. It makes 20 quarts, so we can make a bunch at one time and freeze it. I have a vacuum-sealer, and I put mine in those square tupperware containers so I can grab one whenever I want throughout the fall and winter.
In-store special request:
I have the store cut the soup bones in half so all of the marrow is exposed. That’s what makes the soup so good.
I’m helping to organize the annual Christmas sale at the First United Methodist Church downtown (420 North Nevada Avenue) December 6, 7 and 8th. This year we’re donating all of the proceeds to Seeds Community Cafe. Next time I’m in the store I’ll drop off a flyer.