Anyone for pork butt?

ReceiptMy favorite day of the week is grocery shopping day, I am certain that this is because I don’t have children that follow me around the store crying that they want this or that as well as the fact that I leave Buzz at home to prevent the exact same occurrence. Grocery shopping day is also my favorite day because it’s a game, how much can I save while actually getting edible food? I say edible food because my first ever coupon attempt (quite a while ago now) left me coming home with all snacks and no food – hey you just buy whatever you have coupons for right? Now I know better and LOVE LOVE LOVE shocking the cashiers with exactly how much I can save every time. Saving money in this economy is important to everyone but with grad school looming on the horizon and no Earthly idea how I’m going to pay for anything it is especially important in this household!

Today’s shop was a little more expensive than usual, $97.06 total but I wound up being suckered in by a few extras that were on sale (ahem $2 coconut ice cream anyone?). Check out this baby (click the pic to closeup)!

Pork Butt

A whopping 6.5lb pork Boston butt and the total price with my Harris Teeter VIC card? $5.78.

Boston Pork Butt

That’s a tiny 88c per pound and this is sure to feed us for a very long time. My plans for this puppy?  Stick it in the crock-pot on low tomorrow afternoon with 1/4 cup water and salt and pepper, cook until early the following afternoon and a few hours before we’re ready to eat, add a little BBQ sauce. Come dinner time shred and serve on buns! The leftovers will be sealed and frozen since there are only two of us and…well, that’s a hell of a lot of pork!

Here is the closeup of my savings from today’s shop, not bad if I do say so myself:


This shop also included: 1 bag of baby carrots, 3 tomatoes,1 lettuce, 2 mangoes, 1 pack of hamburger buns, 1 pack of hot dog buns, 1 loaf of bread, 1 La Brea rosemary olive oil bread bowl (soup night), 2 packs of ground beef, 1 pack of bacon, 1 massive Boston pork butt, 2 packs of Ballpark franks (not my favorite as I prefer kosher BUT we go with coupons and sales first), 2 packs of Yakisoba noodles (for Buzz’s late night dinners), Alexia potato chips, 1 enchilada bake, 1 taco dinner kit, 1 mustard, 2 cans of soup, 1 bottle of vinegar based BBQ sauce, 2 boxes of Rice Krispies treats (a house without treats is not a house at all), 2 boxes of tea, 1 frozen pizza, 1 bag of Tyson chicken patties, 1 bag of fries, 1 pack of Morningstar Veggie Cakes, 1 bag of string cheese, 2 packs of Kraft singles, 3 bottles of Gatorade and one carton of coconut ice cream.

No, we don’t eat extremely healthy or “clean” foods and to be quite frank about it – I don’t care. We eat, which in this economy is saying something. Each and every night there is an option for dinner and while it may not be fresh or home cooked (but it WAS cooked in my home?) it is edible and for now that’s good enough for me!

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2 Responses to “Anyone for pork butt?”

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    Queen Bee says:

    You NEVER cease to amaze me! You esstentially paid $100 for $150 in groceries — you saved 1/3!!! AH-MAZING. And those pulled pork bbq sandwiches are enough to make me DROOL. I might have to hit up my local Harris Teeter!! =)

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    yefi says:

    HAAAAAAA! this is too funny. pork butt! mm haha but really was it good?

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