Time for What To Make With What’s On Sale! Let’s get to work pulling together what’s on sale in Colorado Springs with what’s in our pantries from previous weeks, and plan meals for our families that maximize those sales.
Albertson’s has whole chickens for $0.69/lb (limit 2) – not quite as low as they’ve ever gone, but still a great price. OK, you guys are going to think I’m crazy, but yesterday I was thinking about this post and what to include, and was thinking I could probably share some recipes for whole chickens since they are on sale for a decent price.
Then, I dreamed that they went on sale for twenty-nine cents per pound, and though “oh my, I have to include them in WTMWWOS”! So yes, I dream about blogging.
Anyway. I want to find a good recipe for white chicken chili. When I was on a Pioneer Woman Chicken Enchilada kick for awhile, I was thinking I could probably adapt that recipe a bit and come up with an awesome chicken chili. Here’s some more good-lookin chicken chili or soup recipes:
- Smoky Chicken Chili from Southern Living
- Simple, Hearty Chicken Rice Soup from Pioneer Woman
- Mexican Chicken Soup from Whole Foods Market
Whole Foods Market has chicken broth for $1/carton after coupon if you need extra broth after cooking the chicken, or are making other soups.
Albertsons has salmon for $3.99/lb this week! It’s been a long time since I’ve seen it that low, and I’m looking forward to making our favorite Brown Sugar and Mustard Glazed Salmon. I broil instead of grilling, and serve the extra sauce over broccoli (on sale for $0.49/lb yesterday at Rancho Liborio, though I’ll end up paying full price somewhere else).
This Salmon Tomato Chowder looks great for the cold weather we’ve been having. These Salmon Cakes look easy, and you’re supposed to refrigerated them for 1/2 hour before baking – I wonder if you could refrigerate them longer, like a day? I’ve been trying to “cook ahead” as I can, and like preparing things halfway and then finishing the final bit of cooking at suppertime.
I’m also thinking you could do something with the salmon and the cheap Shake ‘N Bake at Albertson’s. The challenge would be keeping the fish moist, I think. Not a fan of dry fish! :)
Sunflower Market has acorn, butternut, and spaghetti squash on sale for $0.49/lb this week. I’ll admit we are not squash lovers around here (you know I’m using spaghetti and acorn squash as decoration, right?), so I’m not sure we’ll be eating that this week. But, I’m willing to try if I find a sure-fire winning recipe! Here’s a few I’m thinking about:
- Classic Baked Acorn Squash from Simple Recipes (includes tips on how to choose a good one)
- Roasted Acorn Squash with Pignoli Cookies from Tyler Florence
- Spaghetti Squash Gratin with Walnut and Bacon from Chocolate and Zucchini
- Butternut Squash Muffins from 101 Cookbooks
What do you do with winter squashes?
Here’s why a Honeycrisp apple is so special (and typically pricy!):
[The Honeycrisp apple] is characterized by an exceptionally crisp and juicy texture. Its flesh is cream colored and coarse. The flavor is sub-acid and ranges from mild and well-balanced to strongly aromatic, depending on the degree of maturity. It has consistently ranked as one of the highest quality apples in the University of Minnesota sensory evaluations.
Honeycrisp fruit has shown excellent storage characteristics. The outstanding flavor and texture can be maintained for at least six months in refrigerated storage without atmosphere modification.
- from Honeycrisp.org
Whole Foods has organic Honeycrisp apples on sale for $1.49/lb today (Friday) only! I’m curious about the six-months storage thing. I wonder how long it takes these apples to get from tree to table, and how long you could store them in your home refrigerator after purchasing at the store.
Heather said these apples make the best apple crisps and dried apples – what are your favorite recipes for Honeycrisp apples specifically?
What Are You Making With What’s On Sale?
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