Sunday, May 30, 2010

Meat Bonanza

After singing praises of Safeway the other day, I struck gold again.  Junior and I popped in for a gallon of milk (holy bananas, these boys can drink a lot of milk!) and running by the lunchmeat section I saw real meats in their clearance bin.

What you may not be able to see in the picture is they are all marked at $2.99; their sell or freeze by date was today.  The three-pound ground beef chubs are regularly $7.99 and the pork tenderloins are regularly $10.99, although they were on buy-one-get-one-free this week.  That's at least eight meals (probably a couple more with leftovers) for $14.95, and a savings of $31.00 or 67%.  

Needless to say, Hubby grilled burgers for dinner!  I made the rest of the burger into one- and two-pound packs for casserole and grilling.  I really contemplated loading up on burger, as there were probably 20 of those chubs marked down in the meat section, but we just didn't have the cash to spend today.

Pork tenderloin are really expensive for our budget so I couldn't resist the treat.  It's a tasty cut of meat and Hormel does a good job on the seasonings.  If you've never cooked one they're ridiculously simple (and there's instructions on the package).  Just pop them in a 350 degree oven for about 50 minutes or until the internal temperature reaches 160 degrees.  Slice and serve!

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