Comparing Prices this Week
Good prices on meat again this week. Stock up if you can! A pork shoulder, blade or picnic roast, is a perfect thing to cook in a crock pot. Hatch chilies are coming in and freshly roasted chilies are available at Albertsons on Friday, Saturday and Sunday. A 30 lb. bag of chilies is just 29.99, and the roasting is free. This may seem like a lot, but when roasted and peeled they can be frozen, and take up surprisingly little space. Or if you don’t want such a large quantity, maybe you have a friend or two who would like to share. You can also buy smaller quantities in the produce department, but the cost is $1.99/lb.
The pork and chilies make a great combination, just cook up the pork with some tomatoes, canned or fresh and some chilies. Serve slices for dinner the first night, with some of the liquid as a sauce. Then make Chili Verde with the leftovers, eat some and freeze some.
Albertson: Pork Picnic Roast $1.29/lb, Pork Shoulder roast $1.79/lb
Fry’s: All fresh pork BOGO*
Safeway: Whole shoulder blade roast, minimally processed $1.87/lb
Best Prices on Every Day Items
Milk: Fry’s milk, 1/2 gal for $.77 (limit 4, Fri Sat & Sun only)
Bread: Albertsons has a coupon for Sara Lee sandwich bread $1.99 each (limit 4) Safeway, Ovenjoy sandwich bread $1.25
Eggs: No eggs on sale this week
Cereal: Albertsons: Kellogg’s, General Mills & Quaker 14-17 oz, $2.50 (must buy 4); Safeway: Cheerios, select varieties, 8.9oz, $1.49 (must buy 4 or more)
Best Bargains this Week
No special sales, but some great Coupon Mania bargains
- Crystal Geyser water, 24 ct, .5liters, $2.49 (limit 4)
- Homelife bath tissue, 12 double rolls $3.88 (limit 4)
- Kraft Mac-n-Cheese, $.69 (limit 3)
Meat and Seafood
- Fresh chicken breasts or thighs, boneless skinless, $1.67/lb
- Extra lean ground beef $2.99/lb
- Cross rib or chuck steak $2.97/lb
- Jennie O turkey or Echrich ham, sliced in the deli $3.99/lb
- Bananas $.39/lb
- Bartlett pears $.49/lb
- Russet potatoes $1.99/5 lb bag
- Whoopie cakes 2 ct $1
- Shredded cheese, Essential Everyday, 7-8 oz $1.99 (limit 4)
- Pepsi products, select varieties, 12 pk $2.50 (must buy 4)
Special Sales Three Day Sale - Friday, Saturday and Sunday
- Mini seedless watermelons $1.50/each
- Beef Brisket $1.99/lb
- Bread, sandwich loaf, Fry’s brand $.88/each
Buy 10 items from list, get $5 off your order (prices given after special $.50 discount)
- American Beauty pasta $.49
- Del Monte or S& W canned tomatoes $.79
- Arm and Hammer laundry detergent $2.99
50% off special items including:
- Baker’s secret cookware
- Quilted Northern bath tissue
- Alexia Frozen potatoes
Meat and Seafood
- Foster Farms whole chickens $.99/lb
- Kroger boneless skinless chicken breasts or tenders $1.99/lb
- Pork extravaganza, all pork BOGO*
- Watermelon cups $.99/lb
- Raspberries, 6 oz $.99
- Avocados $.99/each
- Skippy peanut butter, select varieties 50% off
- Kroger cheese, select varieties $1.88
Special Sale $5 Friday, Primo Taglio Honey Turkey $5/lb, Frito Lay 20 pk $5
Meat and Seafood
- Beef steak, London Broil, extreme value pk $2.29/lb
- Chicken drumsticks, fresh Safeway brand $.99/lb
- Pork country style ribs, boneless $1.99/lb
- Grapes, red, seedless $.79/lb
- New Mexico Hatch chili peppers, hot $.79/lb
- Sweet yellow onions $.99/lb
- Oreo cookies, select varieties BOGO*
- Sour Cream, Pantry Essentials, 16 oz $1.39
- Lucerne shredded cheese, 5-8 oz $2
*BOGO - Buy One Get One of Equal or Lesser Value Free
Slow Cooker Spicy Pork Roast and Chili Verde
1 whole pork shoulder roast (of a size that will fit in your cooker)
Fresh roasted green chilis (depending on their heat you may need 4-6)
1 can diced tomatoes
3 whole cloves garlic, peeled
1 lg onion, large dice
1 Tablespoon ground cumin
Salt and black pepper to taste
Place pork in slow cooker. You may need to cut the meat off the bone in large chunks if your slow cooker is small. If you want to brown the meat first it will improve the flavor some - or so some people think.
Mix together all remaining ingredients. Pour over the pork.
Cook on high for 4 hours or on low for 8 hours.
Slice off some meat and serve with rice or potatoes and salad.
For Chili Verde or green chili stew:
Remove the remaining meat from the bone and cut/tear into bite size chunks. Refrigerate until the next day. Pour juices into a bowl. Refrigerate over night.
When you are ready for Chili Verde - remove as much fat as possible from juices. Taste to see how hot it is and the balance of seasonings. In a large skillet fry some diced onions until translucent. Add more chopped garlic, diced roasted peppers to taste, cook a while, add more cumin and some ground coriander seed, fry a little longer. Add the juices. Depending on how much liquid you have you may need to cook down the liquid or add some water. The chili should have some body and not be too watery. Now add the meat. Heat to boiling, turn down, taste again for seasonings. Add some diced potatoes if you like and cook just till they are soft.
Serve in bowls garnished with sour cream and cilantro sprigs. Some warm flour tortillas make a nice accompaniment.
The Chili Verde can be successfully frozen.
Recipes from around the Internet
Have you ever tried Pear Bread? A family friend used to make this and it was one of our favorite treats. I'm not sure that this is the exact same recipe she used, but it looks good! Ok, so it's not a video, but click the link anyway!
Smitten Kitchen: Pear Bread
(By the way, in this recipe she grates the pears, but our friend always just chopped them up. The chunks add a pocket of flavor.)
Caramelized Apples and Pears with Gordon Ramsay
Albertson's has pears for just $.49 lb. Yum! Here are some recipes for this most excellent of fruits.
He goes through this video pretty fast, so in case you'd like to see the recipe in writing, click on the SO Tunbridge Wells article.
Here's the website in case you want to check out more recipes: HarvestEating.com