In Response to Re: Finding a GREAT bargain in the grocery store.:
We have a great dollar sale this week.Split chicken breast is also a $1 a pound.I'm buying twenty pounds.I will skin and debone it myself to use in some of my dishes.I roast the bones in the oven a little and that makes for a rich stock which can be frozen for later use.I leave skin and bone on when making soup.That has the greatest flavor make it ahead,remove the meat and refridgerate ,all the fat settles and hardens on the top and can be removed easily,then I srain it to remove any particles that are remaining.I add the meat back into the broth and any vegetables that are to be added.I think split chicken breast has the most bang for the buck.With a little planning you can save money and eat better too!.Whole boneless pork loin is also a great buy.I cut mine into single chops, butterflied,cubed and cut small for fried rice and cut thin and pounded out later for Schnitzel.The less expensive ground meats for tacos,casseroles and meat sauces are a better value.Fry the ground meat and rinse under hot water to remove the remaining fat.Use your more expensive ground meat for things like burgers,meatballs,stuffed peppers,cabbage and meatloaf.
Posted by gale g
i also prefer the split breast---------but i only buy them from one store when they get down to 1.00---------about once a month--------------------because their packing is much better than normal and they never put more than 3 in a pkg -----------so i'm able to put them in the freezer as is without repackaging or having to worry about freezer burn ------------since i'm alone-----when i take out a pkg sometimes i will oven fry or bake one breast-----------------but mostly i boil them w/ skin and bones and seasoning--------then i de-bone and pull some for adding to noodles, dumplings or ----- and chop some for chicken salad and put in those-----------ball freezer jars(not glass) with broth and set them in fridge overnight to skim and then into the freezer----------when i take one out i simply turn it upside down under the faucet until it turns loose from the bottom and put it in the pot to thaw over the fire and add whatever iwant to make in much less time --------------if it's chicken salad------------i thaw it in water-----then squeeze the broth out and re-freeze that to add in other dishes