Since we have decided to replace meat that we buy with organic or natural meat, we bought our first chicken early last week. We only had one large package of chicken thighs left. I was struggling to find chicken that was organic or at least natural. I have not had time to go to Dash's. It is quite a distance from our home. Then I noticed that Top's had Perdue Harvestland Chicken on sale last week at 25% off. The Harvestland was no antibiotics, no steroids, fed all vegetarian diet, fed no animal parts, and were raised cage free. For now, it is the best I can find so far.
So the morning before I went to the E.R., I went shopping. I got four packages and then used a $2.00/10.00 Top's organic coupon that they allowed me to use. So I spent $ 20.27 after the coupon for 5.23 lbs. of thin sliced chicken breasts. When Hubby went to B.J.'s for me I had him look to see what they had. He said they had no organic meat except some packaged ground beef and they also had this Harvestland. The same chicken breasts were $ 4.25 a lb. regular price. So now I know to buy them at B.J.'s unless someone has a better sale. Top's with the coupon did work out cheaper this time. Hubby used some for the chicken piccata and then used the food saver to package up the rest for the freezer. I think he said we have enough for 6 more meals. We already ate two meals of it. BTW, this chicken was so tender and flavorful. But it did show me that buying meat this way is going to be so much more expensive. However it is worth it if it keeps us healthy and allergy free(I hope).
I also purchased bananas, cooking onions, baby carrots, 2 cucumbers, and a package of radishes for a total of $ 5.32. Besides Hubby's B.J.'s trip that was all that was spent on food last week.
Our menu this week:
Monday - Homemade Pizza, side salad
Tuesday - Roast Turkey dinner with gravy and stuffing, cranberry sauce and green beans
Wednesday - Leftover Turkey Dinner
Thursday - Turkey Club Sandwiches, pears
Friday - Homemade Turkey Soup
Saturday - Leftover Turkey Soup
Sunday - Chef's Salads
So what is on your menu this week?
Quick Update on My Dental Situation: The dentist was able to to remove my bridge yesterday. It took two hours because he did not want it to break. It came out in one piece. However, I had two teeth supporting the bridge inside of it. One of them broke at the gum line. So I had to have a root canal and a post put in. I paid for that and all of the work yesterday. You will see the cost reflected in my January Expense report tomorrow.