Yesterday, our trip for toilet paper was quite productive.
Three packs of thin sliced center cut pork chops, 4 packs of boneless, skinless chicken breasts and 4 packs of ground turkey.
Each package was a bit over 2 pounds and each package was $6.49. Four packages was $23.89, and with the $2 off stickers, the total was $17.96. I use one pound of ground turkey in Rita’s dog food so instead of paying approximately $3.25 per pound, I paid $2.25 per pound. I divided each package in half and that will be enough to make 8 batches of dog food. I also use a pound of chicken livers and other ingredients in the dog food.
The Pork Chops
The pork chops were thin sliced. The total sticker price was $25.41, take off the $2 stickers so I paid $19.42 for 28 pork chops, or 69 cents per chop. I repackaged those into 4 packs with 7 pork chops in each pack. Vince will probably eat 2 and I’ll eat 1 so whatever I make with these, we’ll have enough for two meals, even with a little leftover so that’s 8 dinners from the pork chops.
There were four packages of chicken, three breasts in each package. The sticker price came to $23.89, less the $2 stickers and we paid $15.89.
I don’t like the super thick chicken breasts so I cut them all in half to make them thinner. I packaged them, 3 breasts, or 6 pieces per package. Vince will eat 2 pieces and I’ll eat 1 so whatever I cook with the chicken, we’ll get 8 meals from that.
Counting the chicken and pork chops that we’ll eat, we paid $43.31 and the 16 meals we get from these packages, the meat will cost us an average of $2.71 per meal. Of course, there will be other ingredients that go into our dinners but those $2 off stickers at Aldi really bring the price per meal way down for the two of us.
We are so thankful to have an Aldi here in our little town.