CHEESE! Cheese is one of those things I spend a lot of time thinking about.
Not only how to eat it (melted? spread? baked? fried?), but how to buy it. Sliced, shredded, bricks, sticks? The general basic price I think of as my max per pound is $4. Get higher than that, and I’m ignoring you, whether you’re shredded, fancy, or Brie. Well, maybe not you St. André. You’re special.
This week? This week Sprouts has cheddar cheese for $1.99 per pound, which has not happened in a few years.
Cheese freezes well, as long as you’re not planning on using it for pretty slices since it becomes a bit crumbly. At this price, I’m going to be buying quite a lot.
Fiesta’s got Blue Bell for $3.99 again. Limit 2, but you can go every day! I would write more about this, but I’m still too excited about the cheese.
And finally, hams are already being marked down at the Randalls near me, as you know if you’re following me on Facebook. A cryovacked ham will freeze just fine (despite it just having been thawed by the store), and you can eat it later if you’re already all hammed up.
Randalls–see note below about dates
Gold Medal Flour,5 lb $1.99/ea
C&H Cane Sugar, 4 lb $1.99/ea
Sprouts (last week’s ad still in effect on Wednesday!)
pineapples 98c/ea (C15)
mangoes 48c/ea (C15)
red bell peppers 48c/ea (DD)
organic vine ripe tomatoes 98c/lb
bulk cut mild cheddar $1.99/lb
boneless skinless chicken thighs $1.69/lb
country style bone-in pork ribs $1.69/lb
organic romaine, red or green leaf lettuce $1.50/ea (DD)
organic pears $1.50/lb
russet potatoes, 5 lb. sack 99c/ea
pork spare ribs $1.99/lb (Fiesta Limit)
beef brisket, whole in bag $2.99/lb (Fiesta Limit)
bscb $1.99/lb (Fiesta Limit)
Birds Eye frozen vegetables, 16 oz. 99c/ea
Blue Bell,half gallon, limit 2 $3.99/ea
Land O Lakes butter, 1 lb. $2.99/ea
organic Red Delicious apples 99c/lb (DD)
strawberries, 1 lb. 97c/ea (DD)
asparagus $1.48/lb (C15)
Halos mandarins,3lb sack. $3.98/ea
corn 25c/ea (C15)
green pears, Gala apples,tangelos 87c/lb
organic hot-house cucumbers $2.50/ea (DD)
BBQ or lemon pepper chicken leg quarters 77c/lb
Smithfield shank or butt portion ham $1.47/lb
Market Fresh sausage links $2.97/lb
Last week: I’d listed apples at HEB as 50c/lb, when they were 50c/ea. Sorry about that! If it’s any consolation, I went there fully expecting 50c/lb, and had some all bagged up before I realized my error.
Randalls: They’re either having a holiday change of sales schedule or shifting to a calendar sale week. This current ad runs from 3/29 to 4/5.