I purchased 2 packs of chicken breasts that were 99 cents per pound at Food Lion, which ended up being six large pieces. On Sunday afternoon I put them all into the oven. Three in one pan were barbecued and the other three in another pan were roasted. I used 1/2 bottle of Kraft BBQ sauce bought on sale for 99 cents, with a 50 cent coupon, so this added about 25 cents to the cost.
The pieces are so large that I cut each one in half and, after its all said and done, there will be twelve servings of chicken. That's not bad for about $7.00. Cooking all of it at one time saved electricity and time. So I think this qualifies as a very frugal thing.
As one more frugal use of this chicken, I poured the broth and drippings from the roasted chicken pan in to a saucepan and added water. I cooked some rice in this and made a delicious side dish for the chicken. Last night's supper was roast chicken, rice and I opened a can of "Grillin Beans" bought on sale with coupon.
|Very rich chicken broth, too good to pour down the drain!|
I put enough of the BBQ chicken in the fridge for one more meal this week and froze the rest. The date and kind of chicken was written down on my list of possible meals that lays on the counter. It'll be wonderful to simply take out a couple pieces of chicken, and make a couple of simple side dishes on a busy night after work.
The best deals I see will cost me $1.70 out of pocket and earn $12.00 extrabucks for next week:
Dial Soap, 3 pk, $2.00 Buy 2, Use $1.00 coupon off two (earns $2.00 extrabucks)
Planters Peanuts 16 oz, $3.00, Less $1.00 coupon (earns $1.00 extrabucks)
Renu Contact Lens Solution: $7.99, Less $2.00 coupon, less $2.00 off Any Contact Lens Solution (printed at CVS machine) (earns $5.00 extrabucks)
Schick Hydro 5 Razor, $9.99, Less $10 off any Schick Hydro 5 Razor (printed at CVS machine) (earns $4.00 extrabucks)
2 bottles of Kraft BBQ sauce = $2.00, less $1.00 off two, makes them both $1.00
2 boxes of Nabisco crackers at 99 cents, less $1.00 off two, makes them both 98 cents.
1 2 ltr Diet Pepsi 99 cents, less 25 cents coupon (print out at CVS machine) makes it 74 cents.
Total = $11.70, Less $10.00 extra bucks left from last week= $1.70 out of pocket.
Get back $12.00 extrabucks for next week!!!
3. Storing the stock pile:
From our CVS/FoodLion stock pile, we were able to give our son a care package over the weekend. This consisted of a large bottle of laundry detergent, a full size toothpaste, a travel size toothpaste, floss, large bottle of body wash and 2 rolls of toilet paper. I'm sure that if he bought these things at full price they would have cost at least $20.00. I think our cost was around $4.00.
|CVS stash stored among the pickles!|