Home Saving money on groceries
meat and poultry in bulk
Did you realize
you can save an astronomical amount of money by buying meat
and poultry in bulk instead of in individual meal-sized packages?
When you go to
your local warehouse style grocery store, check out their
bulk meat section. You can buy packages of ground beef in
ten pound packages (and often even larger) and the savings
are enormous when you compare it to buying it in individual
one pound packages. Or you can afford to upgrade to the extra
lean ground beef as opposed to the regular ground beef you
Same goes for chicken
breasts, something that many families are unable to afford.
When you purchase a lot of 30 or more chicken breasts, the
price difference between the chicken breasts and buying chicken
thighs in one pound packages becomes almost non-existant.
Now that you have
this huge package of ground beef or chicken breasts, you must
deal with it right when you get home. Once you freeze meat,
you must cook it once it unthaws, which means you have actually
wasted money if you have to cook up ten pounds of ground beef
Right when you
get home, unwrap the meat or poultry and split it into individual
portions - 1 lb or 1-1/2 lb is a good size for ground beef.
You can then wrap it in plastic, or place into freezer bags.
Be sure to mark it with what it is and the date.
With chicken breasts,
you can lay them flat on a cookie sheet layered with wax paper,
and freeze them (make sure the chicken breasts are not touching
each other). Once they are frozen, you can pop them into a
large freezer bag or even a box, making it quick and easy
to grab precisely the number of chicken breasts you need for