Somewhere in northeastern Romania. Photo taken November 30, 2016.
Where are Kevin and Ruth right now? Chisinau, Republic of Moldova.

Where are they going next? Not sure. We're staying in Chisinau for a week or so.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Grocery deals

Well I was going to tell you about the K and P Trail, but after shopping today I think that can wait for another post.

Shopping isn't one of my favourite things to do, but if we want to eat we have to shop.  Usually I go through the flyers on line for the grocery stores around us and there are quite a few.  Unless it is a fantastic deal I won't go out of my way to get to one store just for 1 or 2 items, you waste the savings on the food money for gas to get there.  Today I hit 3 stores, one only because it has nice sandwich meat and I was going right by it to get home anyway.

My great deals were on the meat that I bought today.  They were more or less bulk size, especially when you only have a small RV freezer to put it in.  That said, I came back with four packages of meat, as I was buying it I kept saying to myself  "Can I fit this all in the freezer?"

This is how full the freezer was before shopping

 Anyway I came away with Hot Italian Sausages 12 of them for $4.85CAN ($5.49/kg or 2.49/lb), Boneless Pork Loin $10.94CAN ($3.90/kg or 1.77/lb), Cured Back Loin/Bacon $5.61CAN ($4.14/kg or $1.88/lb) and Eye of Round $8.96CAN ($4.14/kg or $1.88/lb). So in total I spent $30.36 on 7.2/kg or 15 1/21b of meat.  After lunch on worked on cutting it all up and packaging into dinner for 2 sized meals or thereabouts.

Here is everything packaged up

I ended up with 2 packs of Cured Back Loin/Bacon for pea soup in the future and 4 pks of 4 slices for my version of egg McMuffins, 3pks of 4 sausages for various meals either BBQ'd or in casseroles, 1 roast porkloin, 2pks of 4 porkchops, 2 pks of cut up pork for stirfry and in the dish is the pork for tonight's kebobs.  Also 1 pk of beef for stew and 2 pks of beef which I will cook up later and then grind up for sheppards pie and in the container is some more cut up beef for some beef curry I will make tonight for dinner tomorrow night, it always tastes better after it has sat for a day.  Not counting the Cured Back Loin/Bacon that makes 13 dinner meals for both Kevin and I and most of the ones that will be made into stews, casseroles etc. I will probably get at least 1 extra serving if not two.  The back bacon will be for lunches, the pea soup in itself will feed us at least for 2 or 3 lunches.  So that will work out to about than $2 per meal, not per person when you factor in the leftovers and the lunches.  Not bad I would say!  This is why we eat in rather that out.

And the big question is did I get it all into the freezer?  Have a look for yourself.

Only just, no room for leftovers though!

And, the final product!

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