Learning to serve the Lord and my family one day at a time.

Learning to serve the Lord and my family one day at a time.


Friday, June 10, 2011

Saving Money on Meat

Along withproduce, meat is the most expensive thing in my grocery cart. David exercises nearly everyday and needs more protein than the average man his size (although most American eat too much protein which your body turns into fat). I need 80-100 grams everyday while growing this baby but most days, meat has not been agreeing with my stomach or taste buds so I've been forced to turn to vegetarian and dairy sources.

Kroger often has 10 pound bags of chicken legs and thighs for 69 cents a pound. It comes in a giant bag like this-

I take out the chicken thighs and process them several different ways. I baked a few and pulled the meat off for chicken salad. I also marinated a few and the rest I tray froze like this. I usually wait until the next day to pull them off the tray and stick them into a freezer bag. This way I have a bag of individually frozen thighs and I can pull out as many or few as I need at a time. 

I got nine pieces (thigh and leg together as one piece) of meat for $6.90 and I can stretch one thigh and leg into enough meat for both of us at dinner. This comes out to only 38 cents a servings (that's per person). Boneless breasts are generally 50 cents or more per serving. David doesn't love picking the meat off the bone but I love that it's cheap frugal!

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  1. Very impressive! Question: what do you do with your other freezer items while tray freezing?

  2. Yes making room can be difficult. I just rearrange everything till the tray fits and slam the door shut! If there's frozen bread or pancakes in the way I may move them to the fridge temporarily.