A Brit, a Yank and a Kitchen

Monday, January 15

$20 Groceries Round 2

So we're on to week 2 of the $20 grocery budget! And I think I am starting to get good at this!
It was off to Wal-Mart again... and I was looking forward to what the innard section would offer me. It seems it is sort of luck of the draw when it comes to that section... they had a different selection... ox tail... beef tongue... but unfortunately the prices were higher.... for instance the tongue was just over $7. I did score some more chicken livers... and just as I was starting to feel a bit defeated I spied the motherload of chicken.

$4.70 for TEN POUNDS of chicken leg quarters. TEN POUNDS!!! I kept looking over the price tag to see if I wasnt reading something right. When I was checking out I was waiting for the real price to ring up.. and when it didnt.. I felt the need to run quickly from the store before they realized their horrible pricing mistake.

chicken loot.

I divided it up into zip bags, two quarters each bag.. enough for one meal for both Dave and I.... it filled 5 bags. I think I might be able to show up Mr. Dollar a day!
So now I get to figure out all different ways to cook these birds up! Definitely doing fried chicken in my skillet one night. I'm also going to take advantage of the 20+ pages of chicken recipes in the Silver Spoon. :)

In the end, this was the grocery list:

Cabbage - $1.33
Bananas - $.69
Kale - $1.38
Carrots - $.76
Celery - $1.44
Chicken Livers - $1.33
Beef Stew Meat - $4.64
10 lb Chicken Leg Quarters - $4.70
Eggs - $1.98
Milk - $2.09

Grand Total - $21.56


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Since you are doing this, I thought you might be interested in doing my round up:

2:09 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

a great feeling of accomplishment Lea -

3:19 PM  
Blogger wheresmymind said...

Good job cool kid...that $20 went a long way!

9:18 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good job! Beans are a good stretcher and good source of protein so don't forget to add some to your bag. Also, same the bits from de-boning in a freezer bag and when you get enough make broth.

12:52 PM  
Anonymous Ben said...

He he he ... I remember the days when I was in between jobs, that's what we did. We actually bought frozen chicken in boxes (10 lbs too I think!) for just a few dollars. It was a lot of work cutting off the fatty portions though but we save quite a bit.

11:43 AM  

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