Some days I feel like a miser but then I tell myself . . there’s only “x” amount of money and the more I save on groceries, the more I can spend on yarn. Smart thinking, right? Except it doesn’t always work that way because Vince doesn’t care how much I spend on groceries but he doesn’t exactly feel the same way about yarn.
Our new United marks meat down like crazy and if I happen to be there at the right time, I almost feel guilty getting such good meat for so little. It’s often (1) the better cuts of meat that are a bit expensive and people don’t buy or (2) the stuff no one else wants and we’re happy to get.
It’s kind of gotten to be a joke between us and our friends. It’s mostly the husband who loves to grab a bargain. In fact, he was out last week, went to United, got some great deals, went and did a few things in town, went back to United and they had put more meat out and he got more deals. We’re always comparing notes as to what deals we got on meat at United. Over the weekend, Vince and I pulled into the parking lot and Vince said “Do you see his truck?” No! Oh, good . . we beat him here.
Mostly I bring the meat home, repackage it and vacuum seal it for the freezer.
Today I got a package of cod, which we love grilled; a package with 2 great looking NY Strip Steaks, this:
Today is the “sell by” date and since this is fish, we will have this for dinner tonight. But look at the price . . two big pieces of fish for $2.88. One piece is probably more than I can eat. I’ll sear it in brown butter and serve it with leftover potatoes that I made late last week in the pressure cooker, along with spinach salad and steamed broccoli.
I also got a package of filet mignon was was marked down to $11.01 from $18.35.
I will cut it into strips and make a stir fry with yellow squash, zucchini, asparagus, carrots, broccoli, mushrooms and onions and serve it over rice, along with a salad. It’s more than I would usually spend on meat for dinner but I think with all the veggies, we’ll have enough for lunch the next day. Can’t beat dinner and lunch for two for $11 .. though I did have to buy the broccoli and mushrooms. The squash, carrots, asparagus and onions came from the garden.