Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Shopping notes....

Ground beef was not on a REAL sale anywhere that I could find this week.
Bummer!
Remember several weeks back, I told you about getting 30 pounds of ground beef when it was on sale at $1.29 per pound?!? Well, as you can imagine, its long gone!
Soooo....I called the butcher at the local grocery that will cut meat for free and ask him a few questions!
What was the cheapest beef on sale this week?
Could it be ground?
Cut into steaks?
What's the best deal on chicken this week?
Could I pre-order and have it ready for pick-up?
So, here's what come of it:
$40 worth of sirloin tip roast= 9 roasts!
$10 worth of ground sirloin= 5 large meatloaves
$11 worth of boneless, skinless chicken breasts- chicken for 6 soups or casseroles or wraps!
So that's like $3 per meal, which leaves room for the veggies..not bad!
-The best part was watching DH drool as I opened my big cooler bag and showed him all of my dainties!-
(Next time, I will ask for a couple of roasts to be sliced up for small steaks!)

2 comments:

Lori said...

Donna, that is EXCELLENT!! Don't ya just love it??!! I'm excited for ya!!

Joy said...

Wow that is really good! I have never become aquainted with a butcher yet.. I always seem shy..but I need to do this as well. Great going Donna! You are so diligent in the grocery department and I am sure everywhere else in your life.
Thanks for sharing!
Joy