Every Day

Meat Shopping This Week

All I am buying this week is meat. Top’s deals today were good. At Top’s I got 2.84 lbs. of all natural boneless pork ribs for $ 4.49 a lb. Chuck roasts were at a good price so I got a package of 2 big ones that weighed 5.12 lbs. for $ 5.49 a lb. The ground beef was 6.52 lbs. at $2.99 a lb. Last was 2 packages of Tyson Chicken patties on sale for $5.57 for each package.

Walmart is selling the chicken patties for $ 6.96. So I got a good deal and that is why I purchased 2. We love to make a sandwich with the Chick Fil A sauce. My granddaughter is coming soon to visit and she will like these. They make such an easy meal in our air fryer.

I used the food saver to put one of the chuck roasts in the freezer. The other one I will use tomorrow to make a beef stew in the crock pot. That too will be an easy meal since I will be pressure canning most of the pork ribs and all of the ground beef. I cut up some of the pork to make fajitas for dinner tonight. I thawed a bunch of chicken breasts that were in my freezer to can also. Little by little I am canning up meat from my freezer.

I am trying to make room for turkeys. This year I am going to pressure can a turkey for the first time. BTW, I noticed that Walmart has the Butterball Premium turkeys for $ 1.28 a lb. I will check everyone else’s sale prices when they are advertised but I think the Butterball’s won’t be any lower than this price which is a good price for these times.

Anyone seeing turkey prices in your area yet?

Every Day

A Small Meat Haul and What I Plan To Do With It

Since the Buffalo Bills weren’t playing until tonight, I decided to get some of the sale meat items at Top’s yesterday. Figuring that most people would be home watching football, I went once the games started. Oh Boy was I ever wrong. I think every women in my little town had the same idea. It was packed. So I got in and out as quickly as I could.

I snagged a big pack of 80% lean ground beef at $ 2.99 a lb. I will be cooking it and canning it this morning.

Finally, they had split chicken breasts in my store and they were on sale for $ 2.19 a lb. My store has not had them for a couple of years. I am going to ask Hubby to grill them tonight using up the quart of homemade BBQ sauce that I made when my sister- in- law was here . That will give us at least two meals. But they are huge so maybe the meat will give us a couple of brunch meals too.

I also purchased a top round roast for $ 4.99 a lb. This will get cut up for stew and either canned or frozen for a couple of meals. I make my stews in the crockpot so it tenderizes the meat. I can’t buy stew meat for this price.

I decided to start thawing the mystery meat I showed you. I will let you know what it is when it thaws.

Excitement was in the air when I got up and sat down with my coffee this morning. I opened my e-mail to find that my bins to do the freezer are coming tomorrow. I can’t wait. So I may get a head start on organizing it a bit today. At least I can pull out all the rest of the meat that I am going to can up and get it thawing in the refrigerator.

Any veggies, fruits, and cheese that are in the chest freezer will go into the refrigerator freezer. I don’t have too much of that because we eat a lot of fresh. Any meat that is in the that freezer will either get canned or go down to the chest freezer.

It is looking like I will be pretty busy this week. But I can’t wait to see the finished project.

Today, we have 240 lbs. of pellet salt for our water softener being delivered via Fed Ex. I expect that the driver is not going to be a happy camper. I will have to be especially nice to him. They are coming in 40 lb. bags each with a separate tracking number. This is what will get us through the winter. We can’t get them at the store because they are too heavy for us. If we can just get them in the garage, my son and grandson can take them down to the water softener for us the next time they come out.

What are you guys up to today?