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    [email protected] Guest

    Default Bargain at the grocery store today

    Apparently the deli department at the Kroger I shop at bought too many
    spiral hams and whole cooked turkeys for their Christmas dinner
    orders. They were marked down to $.99/lb. I bought a spiral ham for
    $9.06. The original price was $36.51. I paid $11.34 for a fully
    cooked whole turkey. The original price was $34.24. I didn't
    actually need either one but at those prices I couldn't pass it up.

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    Kalmia Guest

    Default Re: Bargain at the grocery store today

    On Dec 23, 5:42*pm, "djs0...@aol.com" <djs0...@aol.com> wrote:
    > Apparently the deli department at the Kroger I shop at bought too many
    > spiral hams and whole cooked turkeys for their Christmas dinner
    > orders. *They were marked down to $.99/lb. *I bought a spiral ham for
    > $9.06. *The original price was $36.51. *I paid $11.34 for a fully
    > cooked whole turkey. *The original price was $34.24. *I didn't
    > actually need either one but at those prices I couldn't pass it up.


    Woo-hoo. I know the feeling.

    My super had a BOGO on Oscar Meyer bacon on one pound packages for
    3.99 - natch, I grabbed two. Same on 5 lb. bags of spuds. Gotta
    save a buck SOMEwhere, right?

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    ImStillMags Guest

    Default Re: Bargain at the grocery store today

    On Dec 23, 2:42*pm, "djs0...@aol.com" <djs0...@aol.com> wrote:
    > Apparently the deli department at the Kroger I shop at bought too many
    > spiral hams and whole cooked turkeys for their Christmas dinner
    > orders. *They were marked down to $.99/lb. *I bought a spiral ham for
    > $9.06. *The original price was $36.51. *I paid $11.34 for a fully
    > cooked whole turkey. *The original price was $34.24. *I didn't
    > actually need either one but at those prices I couldn't pass it up.


    you lucky so and so...... portion it out and freeze it.

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    Sky Guest

    Default Re: Bargain at the grocery store today

    On 12/23/2011 4:47 PM, Kalmia wrote:
    > On Dec 23, 5:42 pm, "djs0...@aol.com"<djs0...@aol.com> wrote:
    >> Apparently the deli department at the Kroger I shop at bought too many
    >> spiral hams and whole cooked turkeys for their Christmas dinner
    >> orders. They were marked down to $.99/lb. I bought a spiral ham for
    >> $9.06. The original price was $36.51. I paid $11.34 for a fully
    >> cooked whole turkey. The original price was $34.24. I didn't
    >> actually need either one but at those prices I couldn't pass it up.

    >
    > Woo-hoo. I know the feeling.
    >
    > My super had a BOGO on Oscar Meyer bacon on one pound packages for
    > 3.99 - natch, I grabbed two. Same on 5 lb. bags of spuds. Gotta
    > save a buck SOMEwhere, right?


    Bacon freezes very well, especially since they're usually cryovac'd.
    Hehehe, I'd've bought 8 or 10 pounds I bet

    Sky

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    Ed Pawlowski Guest

    Default Re: Bargain at the grocery store today

    On Fri, 23 Dec 2011 17:06:45 -0600, Sky <[email protected]>
    wrote:



    >>
    >> My super had a BOGO on Oscar Meyer bacon on one pound packages for
    >> 3.99 - natch, I grabbed two. Same on 5 lb. bags of spuds. Gotta
    >> save a buck SOMEwhere, right?

    >
    >Bacon freezes very well, especially since they're usually cryovac'd.
    >Hehehe, I'd've bought 8 or 10 pounds I bet
    >
    >Sky


    Bacon lasts a fairly long time in the package. Check the dates and
    you'll probably see three months or more. This morning when I grabbed
    a package, it was one of six that were piling up from sales. Can't
    recall the last time I paid full price for it, one brand or another is
    on sale most every week.

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    Julie Bove Guest

    Default Re: Bargain at the grocery store today


    <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]..
    > Apparently the deli department at the Kroger I shop at bought too many
    > spiral hams and whole cooked turkeys for their Christmas dinner
    > orders. They were marked down to $.99/lb. I bought a spiral ham for
    > $9.06. The original price was $36.51. I paid $11.34 for a fully
    > cooked whole turkey. The original price was $34.24. I didn't
    > actually need either one but at those prices I couldn't pass it up.


    Wow! I am leaving soon for Winco. I wonder what bargains I shall find?



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    Sky Guest

    Default Re: Bargain at the grocery store today

    On 12/23/2011 5:41 PM, Ed Pawlowski wrote:
    > On Fri, 23 Dec 2011 17:06:45 -0600, Sky<[email protected]>
    > wrote:


    >> Bacon freezes very well, especially since they're usually cryovac'd.
    >> Hehehe, I'd've bought 8 or 10 pounds I bet


    > Bacon lasts a fairly long time in the package. Check the dates and
    > you'll probably see three months or more. This morning when I grabbed
    > a package, it was one of six that were piling up from sales. Can't
    > recall the last time I paid full price for it, one brand or another is
    > on sale most every week.


    What really burns me is bacon has become so expensive. It used to be
    less than $2.50/lb until recently, or so it seems. Now, I routinely see
    it at $4.49/lb or more! When it goes on sale for $3/lb (or less, knock
    on wood), I'll buy quite a few pounds to keep in the freezer.

    Heck, in my neck of the woods, gasoline was $3.01/gal yesterday (or was
    that the day before?), and this morning it jumped to $3.19/gal. I even
    saw one station with $3.29/gal! No reason to do so other than it's the
    Holiday weekend and supply-and-demand rules. Same for groceries, I
    suppose (sigh).

    Sky

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    Ultra Ultimate Kitchen Rule - Use the Timer!
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    Kalmia Guest

    Default Re: Bargain at the grocery store today

    On Dec 23, 6:06*pm, Sky <skyho...@NOsbcglobal.SnPeAtM> wrote:
    > On 12/23/2011 4:47 PM, Kalmia wrote:
    >
    > > On Dec 23, 5:42 pm, "djs0...@aol.com"<djs0...@aol.com> *wrote:
    > >> Apparently the deli department at the Kroger I shop at bought too many
    > >> spiral hams and whole cooked turkeys for their Christmas dinner
    > >> orders. *They were marked down to $.99/lb. *I bought a spiral ham for
    > >> $9.06. *The original price was $36.51. *I paid $11.34 for a fully
    > >> cooked whole turkey. *The original price was $34.24. *I didn't
    > >> actually need either one but at those prices I couldn't pass it up.

    >
    > > Woo-hoo. * I know the feeling.

    >
    > > * My super had a *BOGO on Oscar Meyer bacon on one pound packages for
    > > 3.99 - natch, I grabbed two. * *Same on 5 lb. bags of spuds. *Gotta
    > > save a buck SOMEwhere, right?

    >
    > Bacon freezes very well, especially since they're usually cryovac'd.
    > Hehehe, I'd've bought 8 or 10 pounds I bet
    >
    > Sky
    >
    > --
    >
    > Ultra Ultimate Kitchen Rule - Use the Timer!
    > Ultimate Kitchen Rule -- Cook's Choice!!


    Since I use it in small quantities, I will break up the packages into
    1/4 lb. sections, freeze in small baggies and all will go into a large
    baggie. I like to think this double bagging prevents freezer burn,
    but quien sabe.

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    meh Guest

    Default Re: Bargain at the grocery store today

    On Fri, 23 Dec 2011 14:42:22 -0800 (PST), "[email protected]" <[email protected]>
    wrote:

    >Apparently the deli department at the Kroger I shop at bought too many
    >spiral hams and whole cooked turkeys for their Christmas dinner
    >orders. They were marked down to $.99/lb. I bought a spiral ham for
    >$9.06. The original price was $36.51. I paid $11.34 for a fully
    >cooked whole turkey. The original price was $34.24. I didn't
    >actually need either one but at those prices I couldn't pass it up.


    It's standard here (San Diego, Ca) for all the super markets to
    mark down Prime Rib to half price for Christmas. And it usually
    results in a major run on it, and difficulty finding a good piece.

    THIS year, the price is cut, BUT the stocks are NOT dwindling like usual,
    I suspect because the initial price was some damned high this year!

    Saw a large selection at 'my' store yesterday, with pieces up to 15 pounds
    and maybe larger.

    What WOULD have been, a few years ago, $40-50, is THIS year now, on sale,
    still $80+.







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    sf Guest

    Default Re: Bargain at the grocery store today

    On Fri, 23 Dec 2011 14:42:22 -0800 (PST), "[email protected]"
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    > Apparently the deli department at the Kroger I shop at bought too many
    > spiral hams and whole cooked turkeys for their Christmas dinner
    > orders. They were marked down to $.99/lb. I bought a spiral ham for
    > $9.06. The original price was $36.51. I paid $11.34 for a fully
    > cooked whole turkey. The original price was $34.24. I didn't
    > actually need either one but at those prices I couldn't pass it up.


    You did better than I did. I got ham for 99 a pound, but it wasn't
    spiral cut.
    --

    Ham and eggs.
    A day's work for a chicken, a lifetime commitment for a pig.

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    merryb Guest

    Default Re: Bargain at the grocery store today

    On Dec 23, 2:42*pm, "djs0...@aol.com" <djs0...@aol.com> wrote:
    > Apparently the deli department at the Kroger I shop at bought too many
    > spiral hams and whole cooked turkeys for their Christmas dinner
    > orders. *They were marked down to $.99/lb. *I bought a spiral ham for
    > $9.06. *The original price was $36.51. *I paid $11.34 for a fully
    > cooked whole turkey. *The original price was $34.24. *I didn't
    > actually need either one but at those prices I couldn't pass it up.


    Awesome score! Are you in the Pacific NW? Fred Meyer and QFC are our
    local stores, and they are Kroger run.

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    Ed Pawlowski Guest

    Default Re: Bargain at the grocery store today

    On Fri, 23 Dec 2011 19:05:52 -0800, sf <[email protected]> wrote:

    >On Fri, 23 Dec 2011 14:42:22 -0800 (PST), "[email protected]"
    ><[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >> Apparently the deli department at the Kroger I shop at bought too many
    >> spiral hams and whole cooked turkeys for their Christmas dinner
    >> orders. They were marked down to $.99/lb. I bought a spiral ham for
    >> $9.06. The original price was $36.51. I paid $11.34 for a fully
    >> cooked whole turkey. The original price was $34.24. I didn't
    >> actually need either one but at those prices I couldn't pass it up.

    >
    >You did better than I did. I got ham for 99 a pound, but it wasn't
    >spiral cut.


    IMO, you did better. I don't like the spiral cut hams Never bought
    one, but the couple I've eaten seemed to be dry. I don't imagine the
    leftovers would hold up as well either.

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    Leonard Blaisdell Guest

    Default Re: Bargain at the grocery store today

    In article <[email protected]>,
    sf <[email protected]> wrote:

    > You did better than I did. I got ham for 99 a pound, but it wasn't
    > spiral cut.


    I truly dislike spiral cut. I prefer to cut my own ham and leave a
    goodly amount on the bone for ham and beans. I can also cut thin or
    thick. I can freeze it, chunked or sliced.
    Good price on the ham! We like to be "two people and a ham".

    leo

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    Goomba Guest

    Default Re: Bargain at the grocery store today

    On 12/23/11 9:28 PM, meh wrote:

    > It's standard here (San Diego, Ca) for all the super markets to
    > mark down Prime Rib to half price for Christmas. And it usually
    > results in a major run on it, and difficulty finding a good piece.
    >
    > THIS year, the price is cut, BUT the stocks are NOT dwindling like usual,
    > I suspect because the initial price was some damned high this year!
    >
    > Saw a large selection at 'my' store yesterday, with pieces up to 15 pounds
    > and maybe larger.
    >
    > What WOULD have been, a few years ago, $40-50, is THIS year now, on sale,
    > still $80+.


    I went to the commissary and paid $9.50/pound for my 7.5 pound prime
    rib. A lady shopping near me saw me debating the purchase and informed
    me that Publix had them on special. I was in a dilemma- buy the pricy
    one at the commissary or take a chance that Publix would have a nice one
    at a better price? I would not be returning to the commissary if Publix
    failed me. I decided to bite the bullet and paid $75 for the commissary
    one. Later I went to Publix where they were on special for $5.99/pound.
    Ouch! Yet they weren't near as nice looking, possibly even a grade lower.


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    Ed Pawlowski Guest

    Default Re: Bargain at the grocery store today

    On Sat, 24 Dec 2011 11:10:01 -0500, Goomba <[email protected]>
    wrote:

    > Later I went to Publix where they were on special for $5.99/pound.
    >Ouch! Yet they weren't near as nice looking, possibly even a grade lower.


    Often the case. Unless I'm sure, not way I'm buying a tough roast.

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    Brooklyn1 Guest

    Default Re: Bargain at the grocery store today

    On Fri, 23 Dec 2011 23:27:33 -0500, Ed Pawlowski <[email protected]> wrote:

    >On Fri, 23 Dec 2011 19:05:52 -0800, sf <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >>On Fri, 23 Dec 2011 14:42:22 -0800 (PST), "[email protected]"
    >><[email protected]> wrote:
    >>
    >>> Apparently the deli department at the Kroger I shop at bought too many
    >>> spiral hams and whole cooked turkeys for their Christmas dinner
    >>> orders. They were marked down to $.99/lb. I bought a spiral ham for
    >>> $9.06. The original price was $36.51. I paid $11.34 for a fully
    >>> cooked whole turkey. The original price was $34.24. I didn't
    >>> actually need either one but at those prices I couldn't pass it up.

    >>
    >>You did better than I did. I got ham for 99 a pound, but it wasn't
    >>spiral cut.

    >
    >IMO, you did better. I don't like the spiral cut hams Never bought
    >one, but the couple I've eaten seemed to be dry. I don't imagine the
    >leftovers would hold up as well either.


    That's because most people over cook them... try one yourself... I
    cook spiral cut hams 2-3 a year. Maybe folks expect too much, it's
    not a cerrano ham, it's about as cheap a ham as there is. I no longer
    bother with any but spiral cut, much easier to serve and contains less
    bone... any ham will be dry when over cooked. They're fully cooked
    so just need heating. They should just be heated to an internal
    temperature of 120F... in a 350F oven for no more than 8 minutes per
    pound... place in pan cut face down, tent loosely with foil and add
    1/2 cup of water to the pan, do not use a rack. I cooked one
    yesterday and it turned out perfect. I don't bother with the glaze. I
    paid $1.39/pound for a spiral cut butt half, 9 1/2 lbs, Sugardale
    brand this time but I've tried many brands and all are good.
    http://www.sugardale.com/Ham.aspx

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    Ed Pawlowski Guest

    Default Re: Bargain at the grocery store today

    On Sat, 24 Dec 2011 14:38:31 -0500, Brooklyn1 <Gravesend1> wrote:



    >>
    >>IMO, you did better. I don't like the spiral cut hams Never bought
    >>one, but the couple I've eaten seemed to be dry. I don't imagine the
    >>leftovers would hold up as well either.

    >
    >That's because most people over cook them... try one yourself... I
    >cook spiral cut hams 2-3 a year. Maybe folks expect too much, it's
    >not a cerrano ham, it's about as cheap a ham as there is. I no longer
    >bother with any but spiral cut, much easier to serve and contains less
    >bone... any ham will be dry when over cooked. They're fully cooked
    >so just need heating. They should just be heated to an internal
    >temperature of 120F... in a 350F oven for no more than 8 minutes per
    >pound...


    You do have a point about overcooking. The instructions on the
    regular Morell ham say to cook it to 140. That is borderline for a
    solid chunk, but death to a sliced ham.

  18. #18
    Brooklyn1 Guest

    Default Re: Bargain at the grocery store today

    On Sat, 24 Dec 2011 14:38:31 -0500, Brooklyn1 <Gravesend1> wrote:

    >On Fri, 23 Dec 2011 23:27:33 -0500, Ed Pawlowski <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >>On Fri, 23 Dec 2011 19:05:52 -0800, sf <[email protected]> wrote:
    >>
    >>>On Fri, 23 Dec 2011 14:42:22 -0800 (PST), "[email protected]"
    >>><[email protected]> wrote:
    >>>
    >>>> Apparently the deli department at the Kroger I shop at bought too many
    >>>> spiral hams and whole cooked turkeys for their Christmas dinner
    >>>> orders. They were marked down to $.99/lb. I bought a spiral ham for
    >>>> $9.06. The original price was $36.51. I paid $11.34 for a fully
    >>>> cooked whole turkey. The original price was $34.24. I didn't
    >>>> actually need either one but at those prices I couldn't pass it up.
    >>>
    >>>You did better than I did. I got ham for 99 a pound, but it wasn't
    >>>spiral cut.

    >>
    >>IMO, you did better. I don't like the spiral cut hams Never bought
    >>one, but the couple I've eaten seemed to be dry. I don't imagine the
    >>leftovers would hold up as well either.

    >
    >That's because most people over cook them... try one yourself... I
    >cook spiral cut hams 2-3 a year. Maybe folks expect too much, it's
    >not a [S]cerrano ham, it's about as cheap a ham as there is. I no longer
    >bother with any but spiral cut, much easier to serve and contains less
    >bone... any ham will be dry when over cooked. They're fully cooked
    >so just need heating. They should just be heated to an internal
    >temperature of 120F... in a 350F oven for no more than 8 minutes per
    >pound... place in pan cut face down, tent loosely with foil and add
    >1/2 cup of water to the pan, do not use a rack. I cooked one
    >yesterday and it turned out perfect. I don't bother with the glaze. I
    >paid $1.39/pound for a spiral cut butt half, 9 1/2 lbs, Sugardale
    >brand this time but I've tried many brands and all are good.
    >http://www.sugardale.com/Ham.aspx


  19. #19
    Julie Bove Guest

    Default Re: Bargain at the grocery store today


    "Goomba" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected]..
    > On 12/23/11 9:28 PM, meh wrote:
    >
    >> It's standard here (San Diego, Ca) for all the super markets to
    >> mark down Prime Rib to half price for Christmas. And it usually
    >> results in a major run on it, and difficulty finding a good piece.
    >>
    >> THIS year, the price is cut, BUT the stocks are NOT dwindling like usual,
    >> I suspect because the initial price was some damned high this year!
    >>
    >> Saw a large selection at 'my' store yesterday, with pieces up to 15
    >> pounds
    >> and maybe larger.
    >>
    >> What WOULD have been, a few years ago, $40-50, is THIS year now, on sale,
    >> still $80+.

    >
    > I went to the commissary and paid $9.50/pound for my 7.5 pound prime rib.
    > A lady shopping near me saw me debating the purchase and informed me that
    > Publix had them on special. I was in a dilemma- buy the pricy one at the
    > commissary or take a chance that Publix would have a nice one at a better
    > price? I would not be returning to the commissary if Publix failed me. I
    > decided to bite the bullet and paid $75 for the commissary one. Later I
    > went to Publix where they were on special for $5.99/pound. Ouch! Yet they
    > weren't near as nice looking, possibly even a grade lower.


    I haven't been to the commissary for years because we don't really save any
    money there on most things and it is too far away. It was a different story
    when we had friends who lived in that city. Then we had another reason to
    go there. But one thing they do have is quality meat.



  20. #20
    Mike Beede Guest

    Default Re: Bargain at the grocery store today

    Ed Pawlowski <[email protected]> wrote:
    > On Fri, 23 Dec 2011 19:05:52 -0800, sf <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >> On Fri, 23 Dec 2011 14:42:22 -0800 (PST), "[email protected]"
    >> <[email protected]> wrote:
    >>
    >>> Apparently the deli department at the Kroger I shop at bought too many
    >>> spiral hams and whole cooked turkeys for their Christmas dinner
    >>> orders. They were marked down to $.99/lb. I bought a spiral ham for
    >>> $9.06. The original price was $36.51. I paid $11.34 for a fully
    >>> cooked whole turkey. The original price was $34.24. I didn't
    >>> actually need either one but at those prices I couldn't pass it up.

    >>
    >> You did better than I did. I got ham for 99¢ a pound, but it wasn't
    >> spiral cut.

    >
    > IMO, you did better. I don't like the spiral cut hams Never bought
    > one, but the couple I've eaten seemed to be dry. I don't imagine the
    > leftovers would hold up as well either.


    I bought a cheap one at Target (their store brand) and when I opened
    It, the water ran out like it was a plastic bag instead of a spiral-cut
    ham. We've got the same one before and used it for sandwiches,
    fried with eggs, and the end with a pot of beans, but I can buy
    a half a real ham for the price of a whole one of these and it is
    really meat. I guess it's the usual scam: once people start buying it,
    you start "controlling the cost."

    Mike Beede

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