Saturday, May 29, 2010

Albertson's Bargain Meal of the Week - 05/29/10

Bargain Meal of the Week

This week, I am looking forward to our shopping day so I can grab some great deals at Albertson’s. I plan to stock up on a few packages of their USDA Choice Beef Petite Sirloin Steaks. These steaks grill up beautifully!!! They are priced at $6.99 per pound - however, if you use the in-ad coupon, you can buy one package and get TWO free. That works our to only $2.33 per pound for yummy boneless sirloin steaks! I will happily stop in a few times during the sales cycle to add a few packages of beef to our freezer. This will make summer grilling easier in coming weeks!

Be sure to check out the print ad when you visit your Albertson’s store this week as the front page includes several in-ad coupons that may interest your family!

Grilled sirloin steaks with grilled corn on the cob and watermelon

Items to buy on sale for this meal:

USDA Choice Beef petite sirloin steaks - $2.33 per pound

(when you purchase three packages using in ad coupon for buy one, get TWO free)

Fresh corn on the cob - 6 for $1 (limit 12)

32 oz. bowl cut watermelon – $2.99

Leftover Makeover – slice up any leftover steak into strips and use as the base for beef fajitas (saute meat strips with a few bell peppers and sliced onions and serve on your favorite tortillas)

Thank you so much for stopping by this week! Check back next week for more great ideas using Albertson’s current grocery sales!

Friday, May 28, 2010

Freezer Cooking - 5/28/10

After a hiatus in many ways, I am jumping back into the real world. :) We've had a lot of changes in our family since my last post - job changes, role changes within our family, a new baby and more!

One of the things that I like to do to help keep a grip on things when they all seem to be changing, is find ways to simplify the constants in our life. One thing is always certain - we will be eating every day, every few hours. So, why not make it easier?

This weekend, my goal is to get some Freezer Cooking completed. I often will double some of our favorite recipes to stash in the freezer. And, I always take advantage of a good sale to stock our freezer with meats and veggies at the best prices.

I've become a recent fan of Life As Mom and Money Saving Mom and love to follow their monthly freezer cooking blogging adventures! They are preparing for June Freezer Cooking!

My goal is simple - add a few items to our freezer to simplify our day to day. Accomplishing an entire month of freezer cooking is not practical in our home right now. However, I can take a few extra minutes over our weekend at home to stash a few things in our freezer each weekend to make the daily rush easier during the week.

This weekend, my goal is to make and freeze:

These items, combined with a batch of Homemade Bread should keep me extremely busy over the weekend. I'm hoping to keep some kind of balance and to get it all done!!! :)