Thursday, January 29, 2009

free chicken & what to do with that ham?

Okay.. I had to hit that Jewel sale before I didn't have time to hit it.. plus it was on my to do list from this weekend. They said they would be restocked with chicken on Monday and as I said I had those $15 in CATS that were expiring today burning a hole in my pocket.

So last night after work I quick took a run to Jewel. I grabbed 4 packages. The sale was 4 for $19.99. Well not one of those packages was a full 3lbs (which was the sale) and not one of them was $5!! So I didn't know how the deal would work out...

Well up to the checkout I went.. my total for 4 packs of just under 3lb of chicken? $13.23 WITH TAX! Yipes. grabbed 2 packs of gum, paid $1.28 and left with my almost 12 lbs of chicken.

I fired up the new George Foreman and spent the next couple hours breaking down those packs between grilled chicken packs, raw chicken packs, and cut up raw chicken packs. My freezer is full of chicken and beef once again!

OKay.. one other thing.. I bought that huge honkin ham for $6.99 the other day. It's still sitting in the bottom of my fridge.. I need to make it.. I'm not going to make it for just the two of us AND I don't get home until 6:30 most nights so I don't have the time to make it.. can I just throw it in the crock pot? What else can I do with it? I should have just brought it to my mom's house and threw it in her freezer for Easter! oh well!

6 comments:

Jenny said...

You can make many things with ham. if it's too much to make all at once, cut it in pieces and use them for soups as base like peasoup or lentil would taste wonderful with it. If the ham has bone in it then you can boil that bone for several hours and use that base for other cookings. if you don't want to use it right away then you can freeze liquid for later. You can also freeze individual chunks of ham for later without cooking it right away.

Amanda said...

Ohhh you can make anything in a crockpot. I made a whole turkey (about 5 plus pounds) in the a crockpot before. I would suggest if you have the bone in the ham to use it to make split pea soup. You can also put some of the ham pieces in the soup as well. Yum!

Precious said...
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Precious said...

Cut it up into meals uncooked and freeze the meals in Ziplocs. Cut some ham slices big enough for meals for the two of you. Dice up some for omelets. Chunk some up for casseroles and soups. You get the idea. Just cut as close to the bone as you can get. Then freeze the bone with the bits you can't get off attached and freeze until you have a day to make bean or pea soup.

Lisa B. said...

I love Ham and navy beans, but my son and hubby not so much. I would slice the majority of it into ham steaks, package enough in each bag for one meal and freeze. I would dice some for egg omelettes too. Ham casseroles are great for dinner also.

Carrie said...

I hade to burn like $35 in Cats last week because I had so many problems making the deal work that I got afraid to roll them. The funny thing I found out is that I am now INCAPABLE of grocery shopping like a normal person. Even tho I had money to burn, I just would not use it on things that we were short on, that were not good coupon/sale combos or at least great sales. I did 3 separate transactions to spend 3 $5 Cats on cheap butter which had a limit of 3. Also two bags of the grapefruit on separate trips and luckily those were DELICIOUS grapefruit.