Thursday, July 16, 2009

Calgon, Take Me Away!

After dropping off my daughter at work, I had a strong compulsion to go into a store I rarely frequent. They only double coupons up to 50 cents. Seriously--that's my reason. But, in I went. I checked on the price of one item. It was over 3 times the amount I would pay at another store. Then, for some unknown reason, I felt compelled to check the price of chicken breasts. Yes--I know...weird. Well, I saw a four-pound package of chicken breasts. The label said, "regular price $1.99". It was a "mark-down" label. I assumed it meant $1.99 a pound. Since that was not an unreasonable price, I went up to the self check-out and scanned it, intending to buy it either way. To my surprise, it rang up for $1.99 for the four pounds. So I completed the sale and went back for some more...OK--19 more packages. I paid about $34 for eighty pounds of chicken.

Most of the rest of my day was spent boiling, boning, and bagging that chicken. I gave some packages to a friend, but the remainder is waiting quietly in our refrigerator for another date tomorrow. It might only have been 80 pounds, but it seems like a ton.

One of my sons asked me earlier today, "What is for supper?" He could barely see me over the stack of chicken packages on the counter. I wanted to say "fish", but I couldn't do it with a straight face. We had chicken fettucini alfredo. I had fresh fettucini I had to use soon (like today or tomorrow soon).

I tried a new crock pot recipe, and I will post it tomorrow. It tastes a lot like rotisserie chicken. I had purchased two whole chickens on sale at Food Lion before going to the chicken bonanza. Who would have thought??



Karen said...

Wow, that is an amazing deal! Good thing you have a freezer!

ajb said...

Well Done You!!

momtofatdogs said...

$0.43 per pound? What a great score. You inspire me when it comes to shopping for food!

I was supposed to get a freezer for Christmas - when I do, I plan on doing the exact same thing....

Fish, huh? I couldn't have kept a straight face either.

Looking forward to your crockpot recipe. I used to NOT make anything in the crockpot during the summer. I no longer hold out. I just put it on the deck. The deck is covered & NOTHING bothers that pot because it's too hot! AND the house does not get heated up & the A/C doesn't run on overload....


Gypsy Quilter said...

Joan, have you considered a seal-a-meal? Rinse, pat dry, vacuum seal and done kinda idea?