Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Tuesday grocery deal and a product review

Brussels Sprouts with Browned Butter
I got a nice deal on some marked down ground beef this morning at a local store called Food Town. They had large packages priced at $1.29lb so I bought about 12 pounds. I divided half of it in six 1-pound portions and froze them to use in recipes. The rest I browned with some seasonings and onion. I'll freeze it in plastic storage containers and thaw them as needed. I like to have ground beef for breakfast and one container will feed me for about four or five days.

For tonight's dinner I microwaved some Trader Joe's frozen Brussels sprouts that I bought a while back to go with some broiled tilapia. This is the first time I've used their frozen ones and they're very good. You get a 16 ounce bag for $1.19, which I think is a very reasonable price. I do recommend cooking them less than the time suggested on the label. It says to microwave them on HIGH for 5-6 minutes but 3-4 minutes was more than enough. They would have been overcooked had I done them as directed. I served them with browned butter.

1 comment :

  1. That's a very good deal on beef :) I always try to find marked down meat on my weekly shopping trips, and then freeze it to be used later. I also like the idea of freezing cooked beef! That would make life a little easier at times.