We went shopping yesterday. Took baby with is. I love those carts where the kids can "drive" . I wish those cars had open roofs like some of the SUVs. You could see better what the kids are doing. Grandpa took her for a ride around the store so I could get the shopping done. I somewhat planned my trip, but there were more sale that weren't in the ad. I think because the ads were laced with booze ads because of the holiday. They had the decorated sugar cookies to bake for a buck.( SAFEWAYS)
I did not buy the pork shoulder at QFC because it was huge and I didn't want to buy so much when I had never cooked a pork shoulder before. I did get a pork tenderloin at SAFEWAYS with a dollar off coupon and hamburger for three dollars a pound. I would have rather had nine percent for three dollars a pound, but haven't found it. Twenty percent makes for better meatloaf. I use a meatloaf pan so that a lot of the grease drips off into a catch pan.
Berries were a good price at QFC. I wound up getting one bag full of things at each store and mostly meat. Lettuce was really high priced and the tomatoes looked bad. We have a lot of fruit and frozen vegetables.
The Betty Crocker site has a lot of recipes for things that were hits for the year on review. Some of them sound like really good dinners. I did find in looking at the ads chicken breast in bulk for two bucks a pound. More course they are not toting the origin of the chicken. And artichoke hearts for 2/5. With those prices , you could make the woman's day recipe for artichoke stuffed chicken breasts and still stay close to a five dollar mark. Close enough to average and make it.
I made split pea soup the other day and the peas never got soft. The consensus is that my split peas are old. I didn't know that split peas could get old. I guess they are not a candidate for bulk unless you use them a lot. We go on spurts. I probably should have made them more often because I can make them vegetarian. Last I saw them, they were .69 a pound at grocery outlet. It still makes for a cheap meal that is good for a cold evening . If I make it vegetarian I augment it with cheese and sourdough bread. The woman's day recipe had bacon on top. That would work with turkey bacon and regular bacon. The woman's day ( jan) also has a recipe for beans and tomatoes, although it hear that beans don't cook well when cooked with tomatoes. I think you have to cook the beans first. You can cook beans in the pressure cooker, but so far I have been chicken to try. I have cooked split peas in the pressure cooker.
I will post the Fred Meyers and rite aid ads later or tomorrow. The rite aid rewards do NOT roll over, so I am not buying anything with a reward this week, and didn't last week. I did get some really good buys using coupons and up rewards.
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