Sunday, January 27, 2013
I finally got to Sam's Club yesterday to get some essentials we were running low on and one of those for me was vegetables (frozen). Since the threat of losing power was gone I made sure I got myself a new item (for me) that I had bought a week or so ago and was now out of and that was the Sam's Club version of frozen vegetables called the Normandy blend.
It has 4 bags of steamable bags inside the large outside bag and has carrots (2 kinds), broccoli, and cauliflower. I love this stuff because there is no seasoning or flavoring (you can add your own) and all I've been adding to mine after it's cooked is "Nature's Seasonings". I'm not sure of the sodium content since I have low blood pressure and hate going through days of feeling like I'm going to pass out just from bending over or sitting down, so while I don't pour it over the vegetables, I do put enough to get some great flavor.
I then eat it with roasted chicken, baked fish, chicken sausage (kielbasa type links, not sausage roll/crumbles type). It fills me up and I usually eat about 2 cups at a time which is only 60 calories (for the veggies). It's $6 and some change but you get 4 very large bags.
Another product from Sam's Club that I have been purchasing is pimento cheese. It's made in Pawley's Island, SC and has real cheese vs. Velvetta cheese in it and is very tasty. I'm from the south so I grew up on pimento cheese. I only use 1 tbsp. (serving is 2 tbsps.) and spread it on my toasted whole wheat bagel thin and I'm in heaven!
I think the name of it is Palmetto Spread (play on pimento and South Carolina is the Palmetto state, which is where I'm originally from). It's $4 a container in the dairy case and it's one my go-to products now.
I'm not sure if it is available in areas outside of the south at Sam's Club, but it's definitely a must-buy product for my family.
I went to Lowe's Foods yesterday since I couldn't go Friday due to sleet and freezing rain and got over $70 for $20. I will look at today's coupons in the Sunday paper and see if it's worth my time to go again today, but so far I've been pleased with my purchases so far.
They had baby carrots as one of their e-deals for 77 cents a bag so I grabbed some of those and of course didn't have coupons, but that's cheaper than Aldi's so was happy to pay that price.