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??