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I went to the store yesterday (our local meat and Produce store) and was surprised to see that they had chicken legs and thigh quarters on sale for 25 Cents a lb!! Needless to say, I bought 10 lbs (the limit) of them and cleaned and put them in the freezer. I always skin them and cut them into legs and thighs and package them into small portions so I can take out just what we need. (DH had to help with the skinning this time-shoulder was giving me trouble!) My DH is going back today and get 10 more pounds of them. This is unhearcd of prices around here. Normally, the lowest is 59 cents a lb.
They also had Bing cherries for 99 Cents a lb., which is good too. (I love black cherries, don't you?)
So what is on sale where you live?
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Oh my goodness, I think I'll sel my house to some of the oil people who are looking, even though we are 75 mi from the nearest boom town, and move to Michigan.
Those are unheard of prices. The cheapest I have ever seen chicken leg quarters here in the last year is $1.29 lbs. Bing cherries are on sale for $1.99 lbs right now. Only grapes are fairly cheap at $1.49 lbs this week. I have a rain check for 6 Planters peanut butter at $1.88 for a 16 oz jar . Two stems of broccoli are on sale for $1.99 and the same for a medium small head of cauliflower.
Since last year we have a small Framers Market once a week in the small city park. Sellers are just 5 or 6 local gardeners and you certainly don't get any bargains. They all charge the same: $1.00 pr ear for fresh sweet corn, same price for 1 lbs green beans and beets and 60 cents lbs for potatoes. The green beans were old and tough, good thing I only bought enough for one meal, ate a little bit and had to toss the rest because they were not edible. The beets were good and so were the Yukon Gold potatoes even if the price was too high but I figured it would be a one time "adventure" for me.
I have friends who grew a big mess of Swiss Chard for me that I processed and froze and other fiiends who are growing some beets and carrots and Buttercup squash for me.
I did buy two Turban Squashes and will bake them and can the meat tomorrow after I had a nice meal of it. This was my first and last time at our "Farmers Market", just too expensive for me but i figured it would be a birthday present for myself. You only tun 85 once in your life. It's 2 1/2 weeks down the road but 4 of us old hens always get together to celebrate everybody's birthday on mine because it is n the middle if the summer and all of us like ice cream instead of a cake, and th e good ice cream also is a once a year treat.(all of us have to watch our girlish figures.
In other words, no bargains here in the HInterlands of ND. except for the out of stock peanut butter and at our Alco variety store, IF it can be called a bargain: an off brand of fruit in 29-30 oz cans: peaches or pear halves, 2 cans for $3.00. I have bought them before and the fruit is actually pretty good and for here the price is excellent.(of course I bought 6 cans of each.)
I better fold up my tent and head for the bedroom, it's almost midnight and time fr me to catch up on my beauty sleep.
wow! i'm impressed. lowest i saw was last wk for 59 cents & they were out & not giving rain cks. you did GOOD! can't beat that price!
Had a couple of good deals at the store this week, but most of my cart was milk and produce this week - still on a tight budget. I did pick up some cereal, because it was a really good deal - I had coupons to mix with the sale and bought 4 boxes of raspberry filled mini wheats for $5 - it is a good cereal for fiber & the kids really like it. $1.25 I will pay - $4 or more never. They can fill up well on a small bowl of these unlike those puffy sugar cereals filled with air.
No good sales here at all this week, so I'm only buying what we NEED and that hasn't been much. I'll keep the money in MY pocket until the sales warrant spending the money There may not be too many sales for another couple of weeks until schools are about ready to go back and then we usually get some. That would give me time to use some of what's here already and that would be great
Well, those chicken qtrs were such a great deal that my DH and I went back and bought another 20 lbs., so I now have 30 lbs of legs and thighs in the freezer! I made chicken noodle soup out of some of them, as our weather had started to cool off -only 87 degrees- (so much for my menu plans!). Of course, now they say it will be 92 tomorrow I can hardly wait until fall, LOL.
Gre-lo, our green and wax beans around here are just horrible this year. Dry, shriveled up , tough and ugly. Can't do much with them. And our last corn we had wasn't too hot either. This dry weather isn't much good for anything or anybody.
They keep promising rain here, but when we do get it, it is only enough to wet the ground and then it dries up as fast as it came. All it does is get hot and HUMID! UGH!!
Jan in MI
The best deal I could find this week was split chicken breast for 99 cents a pound. They were a meat special at Aldi's and I knew they would be out of the so I went to Wal-Mart and had them ad match them. I bought around 30 pounds. I can use two of the breasts to feed my family of 7 so it is a pretty good deal.
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