My one friend mentioned that Genuardi's was having a great sale on chicken. This surprised me because Genuardi's is known for being one of the most expensive grocery stores in our area. I decided to check out their circular (which I never even bother to do because I figure their products are out of my price range) and I was shocked at the sales they are having this week! I have a Genuardi's just a few minutes from my house and it happens to be right next door to a Giant. I went to Genuardi's for their awesome sales and then got the rest of my groceries at Giant.
This week Genuardi's has boneless skinless chicken breasts for $1.68 a pound. Acme also has chicken on sale...buy one, get one free (but they are charging more per pound) Acme also does these sales where you get 4 items for $19.99...you can mix and match different meats. I ended up buying 4 two pound packages (about 4 chicken breasts) at Acme and then getting some more chicken at Genuardi's. I use chicken often and always stock up when the prices are low. I won't have to buy chicken for a month now!
Genuardi's also has a whole list of items that are just $1. I got a few packages of cream cheese for a dollar each because I use them in a few appetizer recipes I make...and they are good until July! I also got a few packages of sliced mushrooms for a dollar each because I use them for soup. My favorite item from the $1 section was a 4 pound Shadybrook Farm turkey breast I got for $4 ($1 a pound). Awesome.
Other fun items on sale at Genuardi's. Grapes for $.89 a pound. Pork tenderloins for $2.99 a pound.
Lesson for the day: Even expensive stores can have great sales...check the circulars!!
I'll lay out my plan and recipes for this week in another post. But, just for fun, I'll leave you with a very simple appetizer recipe that my friend, Robyn, gave me. You can use your $1 cream cheese from Genuardi's.
~This is so easy and very tasty~
1 or 2 packages of taco seasoning
1 jar salsa
a couple handfuls of lettuce, shredded or torn
2 cups taco or mexican blend cheese
tortilla chips for dipping
- Let cream cheese soften a bit on the counter or microwave for just a few seconds.
- Use a mixer to combine cream cheese with 1 packet of taco seasoning. I taste it to see if it needs more. I usually use a pack and a half.
- Spread cream cheese mixture at the bottom of serving dish. Top with salsa, then lettuce, then cheese. Serve with tortilla chips.