It's Thursday already. This week in some ways has flown by. A bit of frustration with insurance companies, but it's behind us now, so we trudge on.
I still haven't found time to research the coupons and the ten bucks off SAFEWAYS yet. Otherwise, I am not seeing much to shout home about in the ads.
Oranges are a buck at ALBERTSONS. I like to make orange quick bread because it is inexpensive. I found a recipe on line that takes the whole orange. I have made them in the past that just use juice and the rind.
ALBERTSOMS also has whole fryers for a buck a pound. If you have not used chicken this month yet for your once a month choice, it would be a good time. The difference in price between a deli chicken and from scratch is remarkable. You don't know where the chicken from the deli comes from and you should NEVER buy a chicken less than three pounds. There is too much bone to meat ratio. In other words, you are paying for too much bone . We don't eat the bone. ALBERTSONS deli chicken is 5.99 for contrast. It is probably 2-3 pounds. At three pounds, that would be two dollars a pound. It takes ten minutes to put a roast chicken on the oven. 1/6 of an hour . Six times three bucks is 18.00 an hour.
I wash the outside. Clean the cavity and dump some salt in it. Stuff it with anything I have got laying around. An apple, piece of onion, lemon or orange, maybe a piece of rosemary if I have it in the garden. Massage the skin with olive oil. Sprinkle some salt and pepper on it and shove it on the oven on a roasting pan. Roast off at 375 degrees. I have a thermometer with a probe. It beeps at me when the chicken is up to temp. I also check it with am instant read.
ALBERTSONS also has eggs on coupon for .98. Eggs for dinner is a good way to cut your dinner costs, a very inexpensive source of protein. My family loves quiche.
I always check coupon connections in case I missed something. A lot of coupons are for things I don't buy because even with a coupon, they are too costly. There are, however, some things that are regular items that are cheaper. Tillamook yogurt with a coupon last week was 2/.25. Instead of .70. I would have not bought it at that price, but at .125 cents, we can drizzle it on fruit and have a good desert.
Oatmeal is 2/3. A really good buy. Oatmeal is a really good healthy breakfast. It cooks quickly on the microwave. I cook it for a minute, and then for an additional 30 seconds. If it isn't stiff enough, an additional 30 seconds. This keeps it from boiling over.
In addition, I use it on banana -blueberry bread and oatmeal cookies.
Sugar is 1.49 for four pounds. Cheaper than the sale at rite aid.
That's about all.
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Please share. I would be interested in teaching a class at a church or civic center in the Seattle area, I am trying to reach people that need to know this information. Food stamps are taking a cut in November and just a WAG, more people will need to learn ways to stretch a buck!