Friday, September 27, 2013
Thursday, September 26, 2013
Thursday, September 19, 2013
|Chicken with Peanut Curry Sauce|
The chicken gave off a lot of juices which made the sauce a little thin. So, I added 1/2 teaspoon of xanthan gum to thicken it up and it came out just right.
The brand of red curry paste that I buy is from Thai Kitchen. It seems to be the brand that all the stores sell around here and it's very good. I have no trouble finding it at Kroger and Walmart.
I cooked some rice for the guys to have with their curry and I just put mine in a bowl and ate it with a soup spoon. I didn't want to miss any of the yummy sauce. Click here to see my version of the recipe.
Thursday, September 12, 2013
Kroger also has their cottage cheese for $1.99 ($1.79 with my discount) and butter for $1.77. I got two pounds of the butter for $1.59 each after my discount. I got a 16-ounce bag of Kroger shredded mozzarella and a 16-ounce chunk of colby cheese for $2.59 each (sale price is $2.88). It wasn't on sale but they had my favorite White Chocolate Raspberry CARBmaster yogurt in stock. My store doesn't usually sell that flavor so I have to go to a different Kroger when I want some. It looks like they're filling in that space with the White Chocolate Raspberry while they're out of the Blueberry Muffin flavor. That's just fine with me.
Community coffee is on sale again this week, just when I'm nearly out of my current stash of it. Funny how they time the sales around how quickly I use mine up. I only drink coffee about three times a week so a bag lasts me quite a while. Anyway, it's $3.99 per bag at Kroger this week and I had two $1.00 off coupons. So, the two bags that I bought were only $2.99 each.
I like to keep whey protein powder on hand to make shakes for myself for times when I'm short on low carb options in the fridge. I was out of it but they had a $3.00 coupon for Body Fortress brand in the Sunday paper this week. Luckily, Kroger has the Body Fortress Whey Isolate on sale this week because even with the coupon it would have cost over $20. I only buy the whey isolate because Body Fortress's regular whey protein now has way too many carbs per serving. The whey isolate is normally $25.99 at Kroger. This week it's on sale for $20.79 so I paid $17.79 with my coupon.
Last week Kroger had boneless chicken thighs on sale for $1.77 pound but they were out of them the day I shopped. So, I got a rain check and bought them today.
I splurged on a little treat at Walmart today. It's been a while since they've had it in stock so I picked up some Smithfield jowl bacon. You can read my review of it HERE on my main website. It really isn't terribly expensive for bacon but it's still an indulgence that I don't buy often. It's $2.88 pound which is quite reasonable for such good, smoky bacon.
Yesterday I made myself a low carb pizza and it came out wonderful. I topped it with a full 8 ounces of shredded mozzarella, pepperoni, Italian sausage, fresh mushrooms, bell peppers and onions. As I mentioned the other day, I did make an extra crust with the rest of the cream cheese and it's in the freezer for another day.
Today when I got back from shopping, I made a big bowl of BLT "Potato" Salad with a few tweaks. I didn't put any bacon in it but I did put most of a 10.5-ounce container of halved cherub tomatoes. I also put in 8 hard boiled eggs instead of the three that the recipe calls for. I like to make my veggie salads double as main dishes when I can by adding extra protein to them such as eggs or ham. A big serving of this salad makes a very nice lunch and it's one of my favorites.
Tuesday, September 10, 2013
I only got a few goodies this week. Food Town had 24-ounce packages of thick-cut bacon for only $4.99. I'm baking the second batch of it in the oven as I type this (see Oven Bacon). The guys are enjoying the first batch. I also got two packages of shredded mozzarella cheese for the Deep Dish Pizza I'll be making tomorrow. Those were on sale for $1.77 each. Since it takes only half a package of cream cheese to make the crust, and I don't know what else I'd do with half a package, I'm going to make two crusts and freeze one for another time.
|BLT "Potato" Salad|
HEB still had their canned pizza sauce for 55-cents each so I bought three more of them. They also had a deal on ribeye steaks for $3.97 pound if you spent at least $10. I got a package of three which we're going to have for dinner tonight. It would have been nice to have the cauliflower salad with the steaks but I had no idea until I got home what I was going to make with it or I would have bought the tomatoes and onion this morning.
Tuesday, September 3, 2013
I only got one nice deal at HEB today but it was a great one. I needed pizza sauce to make a pizza for the guys tomorrow but I'd never bought it at HEB before. While looking at the different kinds they had, I noticed that their store brand canned pizza sauce was on sale for just 55-cents per can. There was a tag on the shelf that said they were normally $1.50. I bought three cans so I hope that it tastes good. I don't think I could make my own pizza sauce that cheap and Walmart's Great Value sauce is a dollar for a 14-ounce jar. These are 15-ounce cans.