If you cook, you’ve noticed grocery prices. The other day I mentioned that there are some things I will not buy unless they’re on sale. Red bell peppers are some of those things I rarely buy. Green bell peppers will usually suffice and I have plenty of those in the freezer or dried that I bought during the summer when they were dirt cheap (since my plants never made the first bell pepper).
While at the grocery store yesterday . . alone thankfully, I knew I could use a red bell pepper in a recipe so I looked at them. They were $1.49 each! Just not going to do it. I’ll pay that much for a Dr. Pepper in a restaurant (yes, we went out to eat Mexican on Monday and I had a Dr. Pepper) and this time next week, whether or not I paid $1.49 for a red bell pepper is not going to make a lot of difference but I just won’t do it.
Then I noticed they had three packs of red bell peppers for $2.99 so that brought them down to about $1 each. Nope, not paying that either.
But our grocery store has a section at the end of the veggie row that has all kinds of fruits and vegetables in packages and you can buy 5 packages, mix and match, for $9.99.
I bought three packs of bell peppers, one package of kiwi and one package of avocados. They’re $1.00 each and I got 4 for $2.00 in this package deal. So, what am I going to do with 9 red bell peppers?
They were washed and sliced and put in the dehydrator.
They were reduced to an amount I can stick in a freezer bag and store in the freezer and just grab out a few slices when I need them.
$1.49 each or .70 each . . not bad, huh? Just have to be on the watchout for those bargains!