Tuesday, August 03, 2010

Kroger Trip and Freezer Cooking Day

Some grocery trips are more impressive than others.  And sometimes stockpiling means spending a little more one week and saving another.  Okay sorry, that was for my benefit more than yours.  I left Kroger last night a little upset that I'd spent more than I planned but it's okay ... right?

Since Kroger's sale week ended yesterday and a new ad started today, I won't post the breakdown of this trip.  I went mostly for the Speed Stick Deodorant that was FREE ... yes all 20 of them!  And for the chicken priced at $1.99/lb (which is priced the same at Meijer this week.)  I spent $59.19 and saved $60.81 .... that's 50% saved!  Nothing to complain about but, when added to my Meijer trip on Saturday, over my budget for the week.

My plan is to put 8 dinners worth of chicken in the freezer tomorrow.  Tuesday's are my busy days so my plan does not include anything that requires cooking.  All will make future dinners easier though!  I'm going to put together 2 Chicken Fajita Packets, 2 bags of Asian marinaded chicken and 4 bags of Spicy Southwest marinaded chicken.  Nothing daring.  All things I've made and froze before.  All things that my family really liked the first time.

I'll post my results tomorrow.  I'm sure you will see these chicken dinners on  Menu Plan Mondays in the near future!

What things do you do with Chicken for freezer meals??

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katy said...

You always do great. I consider 50% a great savings!

Becky said...

Thanks Katy! You are absolutely right ... 50% is a great savings! I was unhappy to have exceeded my budget not with my savings percentage.