I'll have to warn you, thos os,not a good week for the main stores I get at home. We might just go to Winco.
Nathan's franks 3.49
2 lb chicken 6.99*****
Greek yogurt 1.00$$
Refried beans, tortillas 1.00
Note the chicken, I'll explain later.
Bell peppers, cukes .79
Five dollar Friday
Grapes 3 lbs
BBQ sauce .75
Bc cake mix .99
Ice cream 2.49
That's about it.
Now, remember to cross off anything that is cheaper elsewhere . Other than a cake mix, I don't have anything on my stock list here at RBP. I would pick a .99 chicken even though I bought one Sunday. We had company and could use another.
Now, to the promised explanation. NO CHICKEN UNDER THREE POUNDS IS A BARGAIN AT ANY PRICE, chicken bones weigh just so much. What's left is the meat. Under three pounds you are paying for bones and the meat is gravy.
But let's do the math. Two pounds for 7.00 is 3.50 per pound. SAFEWAYS has Washington grown chicken for .99 a pound. A five dollar savings right off the bat not including the loss of meat vs bone.
It takes me ten minutes to put a chicken on the oven. At five dollars savings, I am making
Thirty dollars an hour for my time.
I cook chicken one of two ways depending on my time and energy constraints of the day. If I intend to make soup and casseroles with it I place a cut up onion in the bottom of the slow cooker, add the cleaned chicken, rub slices on top and cook it for an hour a pound on high. Five minutes, walk away.
If I want roasted chicken, I wash the chicken. Put salt in the insides. Stuff it with anything short of the kids dirty sox ( onion, apple, orange, lemon, ) massage the skin with olive oil and sprinkle ot with salt, pepper or thyme or lemon pepper and shove it on a roaster rack in oven at 375 until my thermometer reads done. Walk away and do some laundry or work on my studio etc.
Either way it is short work with a good reward. Chicken is still the best buy in the market for protein from meat.
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