We needed to run to town today. Last week one of our carbon monoxide detectors went haywire. Vince changed the batteries but it still kept going off. We reset it and put it outside for a few hours and it continued to go off so we knew it was time to get a new one. Those things don’t last that long. We were at Aldi and they had the exact same ones we had in the house so he bought one. That very afternoon, our other one did the same thing. Obviously, we bought them both at the same time and they quit working at almost the same time.
This morning he wanted to go to Aldi and see if they had another one. There were only three when he bought the other one but apparently they aren’t a hot item . . unless both of yours go out within two days of each other.
We’ve replaced them both and they aren’t going off so it isn’t a problem with carbon monoxide.
While we were at Aldi, Vince walked by the meat counter and found all kinds of bargains.
They had a whole chicken – $5.00. It’s an antibiotic free . . one of their better chickens. We got it for 78 cents!
As soon as we got home, I put it on to soak in icy salt water and it’s now roasting in the oven.
Next he found this seasoned carne asada meat. It was also $5.00 off so we paid $2.97 for it.
Then he found several packages of boneless skinless chicken breasts, each $5 off. We paid 80 cents for one package, 90 cents for another and $2.17 for the third package.
My main reason for going was to get chicken thighs which were on sale for 49 cents/pound. Got two packages of those.
Not counting the savings on the thighs, we saved $25 and the total cost of the meat was $16.16. From this meat, we will get at least 19 meals so that’s less than 85 cents per meal for the meat – for both of us . . about 42.5 cents per plate. Can’t beat that.
- Whole Chicken – I’m roasting it tonight and I will use the leftovers to make chicken salad for a weekend meal. Two meals!
- Chicken Thighs – There were 10 thighs per pack so 20 thighs total. I package them in packs of 5. For dinner one night, I will eat one and Vince will eat two. Then, one day for lunch, when we want something light, I’ll eat part of a thigh. Vince will eat a whole one and the rest of what I didn’t eat. I’m going to call that six meals.
- The Carne Asada meat – That will be plenty for two meals.
- The Breasts – There were three packs of three so that’s nine breasts. They’re thick so I will slice them in half to make them thinner. I will eat half of one of those and Vince will eat a whole half and the remaining half of mine so one breast is enough for a meal for both of us with veggies so that’s nine meals.
Vince was so proud of himself. I had just walked by all that meat, picked up the thighs, because that’s all that was on my list, and didn’t notice any of the other meat. It’s a good thing he loves to shop and loves to find bargains.