Tuesday, January 13, 2009

Buying in Bulk

I got a crazy idea over break that I would cook and freeze all of our dinners for January by myself. The crazy part is that I planned, shopped and cooked all in one day! It took from about 10 am to 11 pm to complete the whole process. It was so nice to get it done, but I don't recommend this method.

While at Sam's Club buying meat we saw these rolls by the huge packages of ground beef and assumed that they were sausage. The friendly meat man saw me filling my cart and quickly stopped me. He informed me that these rolls are exactly the same meat but packaged for $.50 less a pound! Who knew? I saved around $10 buying it this way.

Just so that you don't think that I have super powers. This day of cooking took its toll on me and the kitchen. I used every pot and pan and my poor family had to live with this mess for about two days while I recovered.

**As a side note, I've recently been been buying less lean meat and rinsing it well with warm water to bring down the fat concentration. Sounds weird, I know, but it's worked well.**


Catherine said...

Just out of curiousity, how much per lb is the meat when you buy that much of it?

Duckygirl said...

Wow! $2.26/lb...that's a good price! I wonder if the Sam's club here has it for a similar price....I'll have to check for that!


Lorie said...

I rinse meat all the time. My husband hates that I do it, he likes the fat. I'll have to check out that meat at Sams. I can't believe you cooked for all of Jan.

Duckygirl said...

I went to Sam's this week and picked up one of those giant rolls...now I'm wondering what you made with all of yours?? Would you mind posting about what you stocked in your freezer, pretty please?