Friends, it is more economical to purchase meat in bulk. When ever possible I buy whole cuts such as a beef strip loin and have it sliced into steaks. I buy the larger packages of ground beef, chicken, whole hams, pork loins etc. When purchasing it at a fresh meat counter the butcher will package it for you. If you buy the family pack do it yourself as soon as you get home. Separate the meat into the size portions that you want. Then place each portion in small Ziplock bags or wrap them in freezer paper. It is really very easy and doesn't take to much time. This is when having an electronic kitchen scale comes in handy. I would be lost without mine. To help with your weekly planning here are some meat & poultry deals for the week of March 30.

Carfagna's Whole Beef Tenderloin - $6.97 *Cut free into Fillet Mignon (Great Price) Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast - $1.97 lb. Ground Chuck - $1.97 lb. Pork Ribs - $1.97 lb. Pork Chops - $.72 each (5 oz.) Pork Loin Chops - $.99 (6 oz.)

*Kelly's Market Ground Round - $2.79 lb. Top Sirloin Steak - $3.99 lb. Boneless Beef Top Round London Broil Steaks - $2.79 lb. Pork Spareribs (Full Slab) - $1.99 lb. Baby Back Ribs - $3.99 lb. Fresh Pork Sausage - $1.99 lb. Cumberland Gap Whole Semi Boneless Hams - $1.59 lb. (half hams $1.79 lb.) Cumberland Gap Whole Boneless Hams - $1.79 lb. (half hams $1.99 lb.)

Friends, it is more economical to purchase meat in bulk. When ever possible I buy whole cuts such as a beef strip loin and have it sliced into steaks. I buy the larger packages of ground beef, chicken, whole hams, pork loins etc. When purchasing it at a fresh meat counter the butcher will package it for you. If you buy the family pack do it yourself as soon as you get home. Separate the meat into the size portions that you want. Then place each portion in small Ziplock bags or wrap them in freezer paper. It is really very easy and doesn't take to much time. This is when having an electronic kitchen scale comes in handy. I would be lost without mine. To help with your weekly planning here are some meat & poultry deals for the week of March 30.

Carfagna's Whole Beef Tenderloin - $6.97 *Cut free into Fillet Mignon (Great Price) Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast - $1.97 lb. Ground Chuck - $1.97 lb. Pork Ribs - $1.97 lb. Pork Chops - $.72 each (5 oz.) Pork Loin Chops - $.99 (6 oz.)

*Kellyís Market Ground Round - $2.79 lb. Top Sirloin Steak - $3.99 lb. Boneless Beef Top Round London Broil Steaks - $2.79 lb. Pork Spareribs (Full Slab) - $1.99 lb. Baby Back Ribs - $3.99 lb. Fresh Pork Sausage - $1.99 lb. Cumberland Gap Whole Semi Boneless Hams - $1.59 lb. (half hams $1.79 lb.) Cumberland Gap Whole Boneless Hams - $1.79 lb. (half hams $1.99 lb.)

*Kroger Private Selection Angus Steak - 50% off (Boneless Rib Eye Steaks, T-bone or Porterhouse Steaks or Tenderloins) Boneless Center Cut Pork Chops - 50% off Ground Chuck - $2.99 lb. Eye of Round Steaks - $3.49 lb. Kroger Frozen Boneless Skinless Breast - $1.79 lb (Sold in 6.5 lb. bag) *I like these because they are convenient. Eye of Round Steak - $3.49 lb. Chicken Drumsticks or Thighs - $1.19 lb. John Morrell Spiral Sliced Ham - $1.99 lb.

*Meijer Boneless Chuckeye Roast or Steak - $2.19 lb. Center Cut Half Boneless Pork Loin - $1.79 lb. Pork Back Ribs - $3.49 lb. Boneless Top Sirloin Steak - $3.99 lb. Ground Chuck - $2.99 lb. Meijer Brats or Italian Sausage Links - 2 for $5.00 (20 oz pkg.) Meijer Chicken Wings or Boneless Skinless Thighs - $5.99 (frozen 64.oz. bag)

*Buehlerís Fresh Market Whole Beef Rib in a Bag - $4.99 lb. Rib Steaks - $6.99 lb. Bone-In -Leg of Lamb - $3.99 lb. (Boneless $4.99 lb.) Amish Valley Fresh Turkey - $1.49 lb. Berkís Whole Boneless Ham - $2.49lb. Whole Hams - $1.69 lb.(Buehlerís Premium Honey and Spice Spiral Sliced or Superiorís Boneless EZ Carve.)

*Carnival Foods Turkey - $.48 lb. (1 per customer with additional $15.00 purchase) Honeysuckle White Turkey Breast - $1.18 lb. Boneless Chicken Tenders - $2.29 lb. Boneless Chicken Breast - $1.68 lb. (Family Pack) Boneless Rump Roast - $2.28 lb. Boneless English Roast - $1.98 lb. Bottom Round Steak - $2.48 lb. Whole Boneless Pork Loin - $1.78 lb. Ground Round - $2.28 lb. T-bone Steak - $5.98 lb. Ground Chuck - $1.78 lb. Ground Round - $2.28 lb. Sugardale Ham Portions - $.98 lb. Whole Eye of Round Beef Tips - $2.28 lb. Assorted Pork Chops - $1.48 lb. Family Pack Boneless Pork Chops - $2.48 lb.

*The Andersonís Boneless Kansas City Steak - $.99 each (5 oz.) Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast - $1.99 lb. Homemade Salisbury Steak - $.99 each (5 oz.) Chicken Drumsticks - $.99 lb. Baby Back Ribs 3 Slab Family Pack - $3.79 lb. Andersonís House of Meats Hams: 17 lb. Av. Whole $2.99 lb. - Old Fashion Netted Half Semi-Boneless Ham 5 lb. Avg. Half $3.79 lb. -Whole Classic Boneless Ham 12 lb. Avg. Whole $3.29 lb.- Half Classic Boneless Ham 6 lb. Avg. Half $3.49 lb. -Quarter Classic Boneless Ham

*Giant Eagle Giant Eagle Whole Semi- Boneless Smoked Ham - $.88 lb. *Giant Eagle Whole Boneless Ham - $1.19 lb. Whole Spiral Sliced Honey Glazed Ham - $1.99 lb. Assorted Pork Loin Chops - $1.99 lb. Boneless Bottom Round Roast - $2.99 lb. Boneless Full Cut Round Steak - $2 Boneless Top Round - $3.99 lb. Boneless Top Sirloin Steak- $3.99 lb. Giant Eagle Chicken Thighs or Drumsticks - $1.29 lb. Boneless New York Strips - $8.99 lb.

*Aldi Appleton Spiral Sliced Ham - $1.49 lb.

*Walmart Tyson Frozen Chicken Wings - $7.58 (4 lb. bag) Fresh Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast - $4.00 (1.65 lb. pkg.)

*Sam's Club Lean Ground Beef 90% Lean - $2.88 lb. Ribeye Steak - $6.47 lb. Beef Eye Round Steak - $3.46 lb. Beef Round Bottom Roast - $2.88 lb. Beef for Stew - 42.96 lb. Boneless Top Loin Pork Chops - $2.68 lb. Boneless Top Loin Roast - $2.38 Members Mark Fresh Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast - $1.97 lb. Whole Boneless Pork Loin - $1.58 lb. Ridge Creek Half Spiral Ham - $1.88 lb.

*Love Joy's IGA Chuck Roast - $1.99 lb. Ground Chuck - $1.99 lb. Boneless Bottom Round or Rump Roast - $2.39 lb. Whole Boneless Top Sirloin - $3.29 lb. Whole Boneless Sirloin Tip - $2.59 lb. Whole Boneless Ribeye - $6.29 lb. Boneless Ribeye Steal - $6.99 lb.

*Walter's IGA Chuck Roast - $1.99 lb.

I will update this when I get more information. Check back often. For now happy shopping!

Laurie, TheBag Lady