Of course we’re not going to town without going by Aldi. Some day, I’m going to tell Vince that everything we buy, he is responsible for putting up. He loves shopping but he doesn’t think how much work it is to get the meat repackaged and ready for the freezer.
Aldi will stick a $2 off or $5 off sticker on meat that is within a day or so of expiring. Today they had a whole lot of ground beef, some 96/4 and some 93/7, with $2 off stickers. It was all $4.99 per pound so I got it for between $2.40 and $2.99 per pound, or somewhere in that range. Can’t beat that. I think I got 8 packages of ground beef and most packages are between 1 and 1.25 pounds.
They had chuck roasts already on sale for $3.99 per pound and they had $2 off stickers. They had one package of the thin sliced ribeye steak that I love for making sandwiches, and it had a $2 off sticker.
I grabbed on package of chicken breasts – 3 boneless, skinless breasts with a $2 off sticker. Also, there was a pork tenderloin with a $2 off sticker.
I got the ground beef, sliced steak and chicken breasts vacuum sealed. The chuck roasts and pork tenderloin were already vacuum sealed. I kept out one package of ground beef and one chuck roast for more chili, which Vince has requested. He also thinks I should make a big batch of that and can it, which I probably will do next week.
We got two packages of baby back ribs, each with a $2 off sticker and one piece of salmon with a $5 off sticker.
I seasoned the ribs, wrapped them in foil and will smoke them probably Sunday. Vince is going to do what he does to the salmon tonight and we’ll smoke it tomorrow.
It’s a lot of work but it’s nice knowing we got a bargain and have that meat in the freezer.