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Old 12-13-2007, 08:13 PM   #241
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it only happens around here right before thanksgiving. So I have to get them while they are on sale. Closer to Christmas, ham gets cheap. Time to start buying those now.
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Old 12-30-2007, 10:30 AM   #242
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[COLOR="Purple"]I thought I'd post a couple ideas.

Eggs...if you can find a local farmer....try to buy from them.

We don't have cheap meat prizes either. Even at thanksgiving...turkey was 69cents/lb. My only saving grace is...my MIL raises beef...and we raise a couple pigs at her farm. It's MUCH easier to have meat in the freezer. The only meat I actually buy is chicken.

BUT...getting many meals out of it is the trick. Debone...make stir-fry's....make oozing cheezy casseroles....make soup. (all with LC veggies of course)~

Freeze. If you are the only one in the family doing LC~then make yourself LC portions for when everyone else is eating pizza. LOL~!

That's how I fail. I plan...then don't follow the plan when tempted by that stuff...and I've decided to start anew with tips from what I've just posted.

I plan on using the OAMC strategy. I'm cooking like a week's worth...then freezing it. We just got a seal-a-meal thingy for christmas. (MIL~don't ask)~so maybe it will help me. If not...I'll freeze smaller portions in baggies.

I hope what I've posted helps someone...somehow. I hope to also help myself...by re-reading this when I lose focus.[/COLOR]
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Old 02-05-2008, 09:19 AM   #243
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Bumping for more ideas. I know some of this is old, but prices on certain things are always cheaper than others. Prices in general may rise, but eggs and tuna are probably always going to be cheaper than steak. You know?
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Old 02-05-2008, 06:41 PM   #244
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I am trying to talk my husband in to letting me get some ducks. They lay eggs like chickens and eat bugs. My garden could use the help.
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Old 02-05-2008, 06:58 PM   #245
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I am trying to talk my husband in to letting me get some ducks. They lay eggs like chickens and eat bugs. My garden could use the help.
Ah, see now...you're a woman that is thinking this thing through! You'll get rid of bugs organically, fertilize your yard organically, feed the ducks organically and get organic eggs to eat.
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Old 02-05-2008, 07:13 PM   #246
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Hee hee hee....EXACTLY!
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Old 02-11-2008, 05:06 AM   #247
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Old 02-11-2008, 05:14 AM   #248
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LONDON BROIL ....

For me, there is ALMOST no reason to get any other cut of red meat. The prices are always reasonable, and lasts several mealtimes. Love & Profits: FLATFERENGHI (PS: I am thinking of offering honorary citizenship to GEORGE COSTANZA on my home world. His behavior regarding money tells me that you HEWMONS have at least some chance of ennobling yourselves to the highly evolved status of my people) Love & Profits:FLATFERENGHI
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Old 02-11-2008, 06:05 AM   #249
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I like London Broil and it is often on sale for less than $2/lb.

I still haven't bought the 1/2 cow yet....can't afford a freezer yet, but I did find something interesting. SHARE Colorado Online -. I'm not sure if this is available in other states, but their meat prices are very reasonable. I placed a small order for pick up on the 23rd. If it's good, I will place larger orders in the future.
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Old 02-11-2008, 06:08 AM   #250
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King Soopers often has 'buy one get one free' deals on their meats. It is an excellent value


SuperWalmart is now carrying Laura's Lean Ground beef in limited quantities in the meat department. Buy yours now and support the spread of her product for better consumer prices.
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Old 02-11-2008, 06:13 AM   #251
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I caught a clearance sale at King Sooper yesterday. 1lb tubes of ground beef for 99 cents each. I have enough for a couple of weeks now

I will look for that stuff next time I am at Wally World. I didn't notice it the other day though.
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At Wally's, it's $3.50 a pound, and worth every penny. The flavor alone is so much better. We spend more, but we have to have organic meats. Luckily, WalMart and King Soopers are good places to shop for them.
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Old 02-11-2008, 08:36 AM   #253
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We just got 9 chickens and 2 ducks...waiting for them to lay. NO MORE STORE BOUGHT EGGS FOR ME...hopefully!
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Let me know how that works out for you. I really want to get some khaki campbells.
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Thank you all for all the great ideas.
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I like London Broil and it is often on sale for less than $2/lb.

I still haven't bought the 1/2 cow yet....can't afford a freezer yet, but I did find something interesting. SHARE Colorado Online -. I'm not sure if this is available in other states, but their meat prices are very reasonable. I placed a small order for pick up on the 23rd. If it's good, I will place larger orders in the future.
I ordered from the SHARE program back in December. That was really nice. We bought Christmas dinner for $25.
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My order for February is 2 lbs of perch fillets, 2lbs of turkey tenderloin and a pack of pork chops. The perch is $3.75/lb...not great, but it is hard to get perch in general and I really miss it. The best bargain is the turkey tenderloin - only $1.63/lb.
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I received turkey medallions in my order. I used those to make the LC pot pie. Quite yummy!
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Old 02-12-2008, 05:40 AM   #259
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We purchase all of our meat from a local farmer. Much cheaper to buy it that way however it is an expense all at once.
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Old 02-20-2008, 12:32 PM   #260
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Old 02-20-2008, 12:46 PM   #261
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I like London Broil and it is often on sale for less than $2/lb.

I still haven't bought the 1/2 cow yet....can't afford a freezer yet, but I did find something interesting. SHARE Colorado Online -. I'm not sure if this is available in other states, but their meat prices are very reasonable. I placed a small order for pick up on the 23rd. If it's good, I will place larger orders in the future.
I wanna live where you do..I can't find london broil here in East TEeas for less than $3.99 a lb and that's when it's on sale - it's normally much more! I can live on that stuff!
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Old 02-20-2008, 01:13 PM   #262
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The sales around here seem to run in a rotation of some sort. $1.99 London Broil comes up about 3 or 4 times a year. So does $1.88 chicken breast. A couple of weeks ago I got round steak for $1.69/lb.

Regular prices run from silly to obscene. When there is no sale, we live on ground turkey ($1.59/lb)
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I've used Share food for about 2 years now. I've always liked it. The herbed turkey is the best IMO! Except, I end up giving away most of the fruit and potatoes and onions and such. I buy enough of the packages to get the meat we need for the month, and end up with waaaayyyy too much of the stuff I can't eat and hubby won't make it through in time. It works out though, cuz there are several people at church that appreciate my "leftovers".
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Let me know how that works out for you. I really want to get some khaki campbells.
well the ducks haven't laid yet, they are being stubborn but the chickens started laying last week. My dad had them and said they hadn't laid in a long time because he wasn't feeding them the right food so we went to the store & bought laying pellets for them and voila...EGGS! They aren't all laying yet but we've gotten almost a dozen since they started!
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update on my chickens/ducks. We've been getting 5 to 7 eggs a day (including ducks). Unfortunately I'm not on as big an egg kick as I should be. I get tired of sometimes so my fridge is...FULL of freakin' eggs.

gotta find a recipe that uses a lot of eggs that I like.

I could make 2 dozen cauliflower pizzas lol. But I haven't planted my cauliflower yet so that could get expensive especially the cheese.

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[COLOR="DarkGreen"]Quiches, fritattas, meatloaf (always put 2 in the mix), scrambles, OMMs, Oopsies, or...

Send Me the Duck Eggs!!![/COLOR]
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Old 03-02-2008, 09:51 AM   #268
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[COLOR="DarkGreen"]Quiches, fritattas, meatloaf (always put 2 in the mix), scrambles, OMMs, Oopsies, or...

Send Me the Duck Eggs!!![/COLOR]

heh I'd probably be making oopsies left and right if I could MASTER them!
I need an oopsie for dummies book.

Yea I gotta find some local low carbers who need some eggs. My dad said he'd buy some back. lol he sold me the birds because they were too much hassle but he wants the eggs.
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Old 03-02-2008, 12:39 PM   #269
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Tooter's "Better than Quiche Ricotta Pie" is a good way to use up all those eggs
http://www.lowcarbfriends.com/bbs/lo...cotta-pie.html
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