Right after my post about beef stew meat, one of our local grocery stores had a sale on chuck roast and chuck steak. I asked Joshua to pick up 4 packages on his way home from work. He came home with 8! So, four are in our freezer. ;)
When I was opening the package of steak to make beef pepper steak for dinner, I remembered a tip my mom taught me for purchasing buy-1-get-1-free packages of meat.
Since meat is sold by the pound, the packages all have varying prices. The store will always give you the cheaper package for free, so try to purchase pairs of packages as close in price as possible.
For example, if you pick up a package that is $8.00 and one that is $6.00, you will get $6.00 off your total. But if you pick up a package that is $7.90 to go along with your $8.00 package, you will get $7.90 off your total, and your meat will be as close to "50% off" as possible! :)
I've used this tip a lot over the years. A dollar or two here and there may not sound like a lot, but it's always worth the extra minute or two it might take to find packages similar in weight/price when there's a buy-1-get-1-free sale! :)
Here is the yummy beef pepepr steak I made for dinner. I served it with brown rice, but really, I think it tastes best with white rice... :)
It had probably been years since I've made (or eaten) my mom's beef pepper steak recipe, and wow! Every bite was sooooo good! The children told me it was one of their favorite meals ever.
And here's the little sweetie who wanted her picture taken after I took the pictures of my plate:
Ruth, with flour on her forehead! We had spent the day making cut-out cookies. Actually, that project took two days. The first day, I made a bunch of cookie dough and we baked a few sheets of cookies. The next day, we cut and baked more cookies. With all my helpers, it was quite the project! I ended up freezing at least half of the dough after the second day, because I just wasn't up for another day of baking cookies. ;)
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