Since I now have this goal of cooking at least one recipe from one of the cookbooks in my stash, I’m going to need to plan. This semester is going to kick my rear both in body and pocket. One of the wonderful things about keeping an eye on what’s in season is usually that’s what is on sale.
I usually look through the local sale circulars online but recently ran across mygrocerydeals.com which pulls circulars together for me — for free. I’ve tried some other sites that do this but they charge. When I first checked the site out, it only pulled the circular from one of my neighborhood stores. Now, it has a pretty good selection, including some circulars I can’t find online. Not sure how they do that!
According to their site, these seem to be the best buys, produce-wise:
- Apple, Red or Golden Delicious, Virginia Grown or Organic, Kroger. $1.00/pound (Normally $[censored]/pound)
- Asparagus, Farm Fresh. $1.99/pound (Normally $3.99/pound)
- Green Beans, Farm Fresh. $1.99/pound
- Cabbage, Kroger. $.39/pound
- Greens (Kale, Collards, Mustard), Farm Fresh. $.88/pound (Normally $1.99/pound)
I wonder if I should hit Trader Joe’s then swing by Kroger and Farm Fresh on the way home. Trader Joe’s is about 10 minutes away. Kroger and Farm Fresh are in the same shopping center.
Now that I know where the cheap is, it’s time to pick the dishes!