In Response to Re: Finding a GREAT bargain in the grocery store.:
Holiday sales not as good as they use to be . Maybe next week will be better since the 4th is Wed. Limit 3 packs of Angus gr. chuck at $ 1.97# (friend said packs were 1&1/4 to 1 & 1/3#), I decided to go at 11:00PM so I could make another trip by Sat. to get the meat. All the gr. chuck was gone & I asked if there was any in the back, the girl came out with the Limit of 3 (the packs were over 2# each & totaled 8#s). The reg. price was $ 4.29# & she told me to have the cashier call her to change the price to $ 1.97# (a total of $34.32 for $15.76, so I saved $18.56). A trip well worth making that late. I also bought 3 bananas, 3 peaches, 3 nectarines & 3 plums for a total of $ 2.91. I still have to do the normal shopping & it would be nice to get another 8# when I go, but I am sure I will be getting the smaller packs(not nice to be greedy & I am grateful for what I got so far). Now to decide what to do with the meat, it is too hot to make meatloaf (I still have 3 in the freezer), meatballs or stuffed pizza bread.
Posted by FRAN M
Fran, what I often do when I find ground beef on sale I buy a few packages like you din then I package some in 1 pound packs and freeze that but I also brown quite a bit of it. I then freeze the cooked beef in 1 pound packs. When I want to make a sauce, sloppy joe's, taco's, chili anything using cooked ground beef I just take out a pack of cooked and toss it in. It thaws in the pan while the sauce, chili or whatever is cooking.
Nice bonus is that cooked it takes up less space in the freezer.