Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Thoughts on buying Meat...

Here are a couple of tips on buying meat for you to think about.
  1. Never buy step savers. Prices can double or even triple! Marinate the meat yourself. After all, how much time and effort does it really take to threw a bottle of marinade or salad dressing in a bag with the meat in the morning?
  2. Boneless is often a better buy averaging 4 servings to the pound. With bone -in, you get only an average of 2 servings to the pound. Take that in to consideration when you are figuring the cost.
  3. Boneless chicken is my families favorite. You can do so many different things with it and it comes on sale every couple of weeks. Stock your freezer up when it is on sale, and you will never have to fuss with bone-in chicken again!
My favorite (quick) chicken recipe: (Warning... I dont' really write down recipes, so often I estimate... you may have to adjust to taste.)
  • One to one and a half pounds of boneless chicken breast cut into bite size pieces.
  • Lemon-Pepper seasoning
  • Two large heaped spoonfuls of frozen orange juice concentrate.
  • Half to three fourths a cup of sugar (you can adjust this to taste.)
  • One to two tablespoons of butter (or marg)
Just spray down your saute pan with oil, and toss in the chicken with some lemon pepper seasoning. Cook till browned... just a few minutes. Spoon in your orange juice concentrate and sugar and stir. Allow the chicken to cook through in the sauce, then stir in the butter just at the end.
Serve over rice with the following toppings available for the family to choose from: manderin oranges, chunked pineapple, coconut, la choy chow mein noodles (the cooked light and crunchy kind that you can serve over salads).
You could also use lettuce, tomatoes, anything you like... be creative. It is all good. Serve with a side of peas, and I'll be in heaven!

8 comments:

TheHottonSix said...

You go girl! I'll be checking in to save $$$$$$$$$.

Karen said...

What a great idea for a blog, especially in "these economic times". The chicken recipe sounds great. I'm going to try it!

Karen said...

This is a great idea Petra, especially in "these economic times".

Karen said...

Oh, sorry, I keep commenting because to me it looked like it wasn't going through. Now I see the "Your comment has been saved and will be visible after blog owner approval" that has probably been there each time. Yes, I teach technology to kids...

The Wilkins Family said...

This sounds like a twist on Hawaiian Haystacks. We will have to try it.

*~Petra~* said...

Sorry everyone... somehow the comments were set as moderated. It is fixed now! :)

Tammy said...

any good gas price lookup websites?? I saw a $.40 difference in the same area!!

*~Petra~* said...

Tammy... I used to use gasbuddy.com when I lived in MD. Try that one.