I did, however, managed to find some nice deals in the markdown bins ... aided by a couple of rare coupons for fresh pork.
At my usual supermarket, I picked up a roughly 4 lbs package of country ribs marked down to $6.21; the $1 off coupon brought it to $5.21, or about $1.30 a pound.
My next scores came when I stopped into a regional chain supermarket here to grab their loss leader for the holiday -- ground beef at $1.79 a pound. I realized pretty quickly it was markdown day! So, I also snagged:
- A 2 lbs package of loin cut chops for $3.28, and used another coupon to get it for $2.28. These were really thick chops -- managed to get 5 servings from them!
- 2 packages (about 2 lbs each) of turkey drumsticks, one for $2.40, the other for $2.52. They've been baked, and I plan to strip off the meat for various dishes, then use the bones for broth.