With the crazy prices of food how is one able to stock up the freezer and still have money for other needed things...like gas for the car? Well one way that I have found is to buy my chicken in bulk. A couple of our local grocery stores will sell a bulk box of chicken breasts several times a year.
This is it:
A 40 lbs box of chicken breasts. I usually will get it unfrozen and I am able to get it ready for the freezer right away. This time I got it frozen so I am having to let it thaw a bit before I can process it. For the entire box it is $59.60 (before tax) which makes it $1.49 a pound. It is a great deal.
And as you can see, they are big portion sizes. For our family of 3 two breasts this size will more than feed us at any one meal. The first thing I do is get my supplies ready. I pre-cut a stack of freezer paper and grab the masking tape and permanent marker. I then cut the meat in half and trim off extra pieces of fat. For our family I wrap 2 chicken breasts in each freezer paper package. When I am all done I feel like I have been in a butcher shop. So I then disinfect everything really good. When the mess is cleaned up I happily take multiple trips to the freezer in the basement to fill it up!
This is my third time getting a box of chicken like this. The meat is good and I have never had it go bad before I can use it all up. If you are local the stores I have gotten these from are here and here if you are not local I would call around to your local stores...it wouldn't hurt to ask.
What are some ways you save on meat?
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