Married to the Empire

Thursday, May 29, 2008

When the Grocery Store Goes Out of Business

The Albertson's near my church is going out of business. (Thankfully, the one by my house is very much alive and well!) They had turkeys on sale for 29 cents a pound. I bought a 12-pounder for only $3.53! I prepared it yesterday.

We had a typical turkey dinner with mashed potatoes, gravy, green beans, and cranberry sauce. After dinner I set about the task of deboning the turkey and fending off anxious cats who wanted their share. I filled one of my larger mixing bowls with turkey pieces.

I packaged most of it for the freezer by putting it in ziplocs. I wound up with 5 bags for the freezer. The rest was put into a Rubbermaid container for the fridge. We'll eat it as leftovers, or I'll make something else with it.

Counting last night's dinner, I'm getting at least 7 meals out of $3.53 worth of meat. That comes out to approximately 50 cents per meal! Pretty good, don't you think?


Cathy VanPatten said...

My favorite turkey leftover of all time is turkey broth, which I then combine with some veggies, some leftover turkey meat, and alphabet pasta to make a nice soup. Yum!

ann said...

That is awesome!

Jen said...

Fabulous! For some reason, food always tastes better when you know you got a great deal on it and didn't just throw your money away on namebrand. Congrats on the leftovers!

Catherine at Frugal Homemaker Plus said...

What a blessing! I agree- it tastes better when you know you got a great bargain!