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May 23 - 29 Prices

Friday, May 24, 2013

Another week without any great bargains in either protein or veggies. Sigh. Lots of chicken and eggs again this month. Here's the best of what's out there this week.

Kroger -
boneless pork loin hald - $1.77/lb
pork spareribs - $1.47/lb
whole pork shoulder - $1.59/lb
assorted cheeses - $1.99/ pack, 6 - 8 oz each
cream cheese - $1.00/8 oz
sour cream - $1.00/8 oz
green beans - 99 cents/lb
tomatoes-on-the-vine - $1.99/lb
whole seedless watermelon - $3.97/lb (about 10-12 lbs each)
salad dressings - $1.50 each, 12 -16 oz each

March -
country style pork ribs (from the loin) - $1.99/lb
pork shoulder steaks - $1.99/lb
pork spareribs - $1.79/lb
western style pork ribs (from the shoulder) - $1.79/lb
assorted cheeses (6-8 oz each) - $2.00
ricotta - $3.50/30 oz
mushrooms - $1.67/8 oz
"ripe" tomatoes - $1.69/lb
watermelon, half or quarter - 59 cents/lb
whole seedless watermelon (10-12 lbs) - $3.99 each
salad dressings (12-16 oz) - $1.88 each

Aldi -
frozen broccoli spears - 85 cents/lb
strawberries - 99 cents per lb
sweet onions - 99 cents/2lbs (cheaper than the yellow onions!)
dill pickle chips - $1.69/32 oz
dill pickle spears - $1.69/24 oz
steak sauce (A-1 knock-off) - 99 cents/10 oz
vlasic dills - $1.98/24 oz

My plan for the "month" is focus on sides. I've been in a real rut with them, though as I recall our veggies when I was growing up tended to be peas, corn, green beans, baked beans, and mixed veggies. And salads were usually coleslaw, carrot and raison salad, or tossed salad. Not a lot of variety, there, either. Maybe it's the fact that I'm putting together 28 days' worth of menus every week that makes it seem like there's not much variety there.

The other thing that I'm going to try to do is to have at least 8 meals (either lunch or supper) each of pork, beef, fish, and chicken. Mostly chicken, since the leg quarters are always fairly cheap. Again, I'm aiming for variety. The beef is going to be the trickiest.

So, that's the plan for the month. I'd better get to it! It's Friday already.
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BUDGETMAW 5/24/2013 4:52PM

  I make a salad like that, Faith, in my real life. Unfortunately, it's too expensive for this challenge. At least, it would be for a main dish salad, where that's all I have for the meal, which is how I usually have it. Hadn't thought about it as a side dish. Hmmmmm...

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NAYPOOIE 5/24/2013 3:16PM

    According to AB, you can make slaw out of most anything.

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LIVINMYDREAMS 5/24/2013 12:57PM

    Hey Maw, I saw a recipe recently for broccoli salad that had broccoli, bacon, mayo and artificial sweetener and maybe vinegar. You could also add red onion, sunflower seeds etc, I thought of that when reading your blog.

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