Wednesday, February 2, 2011

How We Save on Groceries

Todd and I try to be as frugal as we can on groceries.  One of the more expensive items we get is cheese.  Cheese prices are astronomical (in my opinion.)  We like to go to Gordon Food Service where you can buy a block of cheese and they will cut it for you for free. 

This is what 6 lbs of cheese looks like sliced.  This is mozzarella.  It would have been less expensive if we got the skim milk cheese, but we got the whole milk cheese instead ($0.20/lb more.)

Todd divides these slices into 3/4 lb or 1 lb bags.  This cheese will last us 3-4 months.  We keep one out, and the rest goes into the freezer.  Todd counted, and this is 101 slices of cheese.  Dont ask me why he counted.

We also get a 5 lb. bag of shredded cheddar cheese.  We like this over broccoli, omlets, quesadillas, over chilli, etc.  This 5 lb. bag was $10.99.  That is $2.19/lb. 

This is what it looks like when it's almost all divided up.

Do you think Lana is waiting for cheese to fall?  I think so too.

On the same shopping trip to Gordon Food Service, I saw prime rib on sale for 1/2 off.  It was $2.49/lb (versus $4.99/lb.)  We ended up getting two large chunks of prime rib.  I was just telling Todd during lunch that we dont eat alot of red meat and I was craving a steak.  Not 30 minutes later, we were buying prime rib.

We bought the chunks and Todd wanted to cut it himself into steak sizes of his choice.  We have 16 - 8 oz. steaks from each prime rib we bought.  This will make 16 VERY NICE meals for us over the next 6 -9 months.

 Lana is hoping daddy drops some prime rib on the ground too.  Not likely, pup...not likely.
Packaged and ready to go to the freezer.

We left one out to eat this week with a baked potatoe and vegetable.  I cant wait. YUM!

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