Monday, November 29, 2010


Frugal Prime Rib?

For Thanksgiving I went the lazy route and ordered the prime rib dinner from Safeway. For $64.99 you get a prime rib, scalloped potatoes, green bean casserole, corn, dinner rolls, and an apple pie. All I had to do was take the two plus hours to cook it. Oh yeah, and trudge through the snow and ice to get to Safeway since the car was in Bellevue with BF. Here's an oh so glamorous pic from the Safeway ad:

As you can see, it feeds 6-8 people however we are only two which means tons of leftovers. I made an actual verbal commitment to eat nothing else until the leftovers were gone. This was because last years leftovers languished in the fridge and turned quite disgusting. And now for the frugal part. Altogether, including Thanksgiving, we got 13 meals. This means the $64.99 purchase price, which caused me to quiver at first, works out to $4.99 per meal. To eat prime rib! How frugal is that?? Maybe I could talk BF into the ham dinner for Xmas. Why don't they have a fried chicken dinner, sigh.


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