Friday, June 5, 2009
Chicken and Strawberries
I could live on those two foods. Well almost, I must get my potato quotient in there.
Last week bone-in chicken breasts were on special for 88 cents a pound. I bought about 16 pounds. I roasted most of it (some I pulled off the bone after roasting, some I left as is and we will thaw those and throw them on the grill for a few minutes all sauced up) , I de-boned some of it into boneless -skinless breasts and tenders , cooked down any trimmings into a delicious broth, and now I have it all divided up in the freezer. Today we purchased strawberries at 49 cents a pound! Husband and I both bought some so now my freezer is packed with an assortment of sliced and sweetened, crushed and frozen ( I will pull those back out to make jam when I am ready) , and a tray of whole berries that are freezing individually so I can bag them whole later.
Shopping the way I do (stockpiling) allows me to take advantage of the really big sales without feeling that my family will suffer that week if I put most of my grocery money into one or two items.
Even if I spend all my grocery money on a few items, there is always something in my freezer or pantry that I bought up on a previous sale and I make my meals from what I have on hand.
I love being frugal.