Today, as I was re-packaging my chicken (on sale at Safeway this week, in case anyone else is low 1.99/pound) I thought of one of my best money savers — use less meat.
WHAT ARE THEY FEEDING THESE CHICKENS? Their breasts are HUGE (I need to get me some of that!)!!!!! Anyway, just lately I’ve started only using 2 chicken breasts for dinner (prior to then I was using 3). I pound them out a bit (got a meat pounder for Christmas) and I split them into four. No one is compaining, and there’s often leftovers.
I re-package my hamburger into approximately 3/4 pound packages. I still use this in recipes that call for a full pound. No one cares.
Anyway, it’s a big money saver. I still like to have meat (and I think it’s important for my kids, because they are tiny little things — but we do go meatless usually once a week), but the cost can be prohibitive (although, less if it’s on sale).
Who wants a nap? I think I’m officially in the super tired end portion of pregnancy.
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