I’m Kim, and I work with procurement and financial analysis. I’m a part of ensuring that our product is natural and healthy for our consumers. Like a lot of other employees, I’ve been with Laura’s Lean Beef for over 10 years. The environment at the corporate office is very friendly and comfortable. Management reminds us that everyone is valued and can ask questions and give input to anyone at anytime.
I have a large family – 2 boys and 3 girls, and another one was just born on Monday the 8th, and it’s a boy! My friends will call us the “Brady Bunch” since we’ve now got 3 boys and 3 girls.
After having a baby two weeks ago, I’m focused on losing weight, and Laura’s Lean Beef will be the perfect food for that. And I really don’t like a “fatty” piece of meat anyway.
Everyone’s favorite recipe is hamburger casserole. It’s very simple, and everyone loves it. (And sometimes it’s hard to please this large family, but it’s certainly a hit with everyone.) I mix a package of cream cheese with a can of cream of mushroom soup. Then I add a pound of Laura’s Lean Beef. Then I’ll add cooked macaroni (about ½ a box) and stir that in. Sprinkle some parmesan on top, and bake it for about 30 min @ 350 degrees. Serve some wheat rolls and corn on the cob, and you’ve got a perfect dinner.
The younger ones like to put napkins at each spot of the table, and write the name of the person that will be sitting there. They draw a picture or write a little note on it too. They’ll roll up the napkin, and we take turns checking out what they’ve written. Another popular game we play is about trying to get the younger ones to finish their plate. So, we’ve set up a deal that if they clean their plate, the older kids will do a cartwheel. Of course it doesn’t take much to convince everyone to finish their plates when I cook Laura’s Lean Beef.
We just sent our oldest off to college in August to Western Kentucky University. When he’s been back to visit he’ll ask for either the hamburger casserole I mentioned above or Laura’s Lean Beef steaks on the grill. We’ll grill the steaks and dab worchestire sauce on them while we’re grilling. (I’ve learned not to over-do the sauce or else the flavor will be too strong.) You can serve these as-is, or put them on buns for a steak sandwich.
While I’m on maternity leave, Julian and Melinda will be filling in for me (you’ll get to meet them a little later). And I’m grateful for their willingness to jump in and help. We’ve got 7 cattle representatives across the nation, and we help support them in any way we can. We work with a lot of smaller family farms instead of the huge feedlots that most “commodity” companies handle. I respect the concept, and I’m proud to work for a company that supports both the producers involved and the consumer.
If you have any questions, I’m happy to answer them!