Friends, with the 4th of July being this weekend everyone will be firing up the grills. If you have steak on the menu here is a tip. Most cuts of beef should be placed 3 to 6 inches away from the heat source and cooked at medium heat, however, thicker beef cuts should be placed farther away from the heat source than thinner cuts. This is to prevent the outside of the thicker cut from charring before the inside is properly cooked. When grilling steak it is important to leave at least 1/8" of fat to help seal in the juices while the meat is cooking. The fat should be slashed at intervals approximately 1" apart around the perimeter of the steak so that the meat will not curl up during the grilling process. Here are some of the Meat & Poultry Deals for the week of June 29.

*Kroger T-Bone or Porterhouse Steak - $5.99 lb. (value pack) Amick Farms Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts - $1.99 lb. (value pack) Kroger Bratwurst or Italian Sausage - $2.77 lb. (18 oz. pkg.) Johnsonville Bratwurst or Italian Sausage - 2 for $7.00 (19.76 oz. pkg.) Boneless Pork Sirloin Cutlets - $1.99 lb. Boneless Pork Chops - $2.99 lb. Beef Kabobs - $5.99 lb. Pork Spareribs - $1.99 lb. Pork Western Style Ribs - $1.99 lb. Pork Baby Back Ribs - $3.99 lb. Private Selection Baby Back Ribs - $9.99 lb. Kroger Value Chicken Drumsticks or Thighs - $1.19 lb. Kroger Value Whole Chicken - $.89 lb. Kroger Ground Beef 73% Lean - $1.68 lb. (sold in 5 lb. roll) Private Selection Angus Ground Chuck - $2.99 lb. Private Selection Angus Beef Patties - $6.99 (frozen 2 lb. box)

Friends, with the 4th of July being this weekend everyone will be firing up the grills. If you have steak on the menu here is a tip. Most cuts of beef should be placed 3 to 6 inches away from the heat source and cooked at medium heat, however, thicker beef cuts should be placed farther away from the heat source than thinner cuts. This is to prevent the outside of the thicker cut from charring before the inside is properly cooked. When grilling steak it is important to leave at least 1/8" of fat to help seal in the juices while the meat is cooking. The fat should be slashed at intervals approximately 1" apart around the perimeter of the steak so that the meat will not curl up during the grilling process. Here are some of the Meat & Poultry Deals for the week of June 29.

*Kroger T-Bone or Porterhouse Steak - $5.99 lb. (value pack) Amick Farms Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts - $1.99 lb. (value pack) Kroger Bratwurst or Italian Sausage - $2.77 lb. (18 oz. pkg.) Johnsonville Bratwurst or Italian Sausage - 2 for $7.00 (19.76 oz. pkg.) Boneless Pork Sirloin Cutlets - $1.99 lb. Boneless Pork Chops - $2.99 lb. Beef Kabobs - $5.99 lb. Pork Spareribs - $1.99 lb. Pork Western Style Ribs - $1.99 lb. Pork Baby Back Ribs - $3.99 lb. Private Selection Baby Back Ribs - $9.99 lb. Kroger Value Chicken Drumsticks or Thighs - $1.19 lb. Kroger Value Whole Chicken - $.89 lb. Kroger Ground Beef 73% Lean - $1.68 lb. (sold in 5 lb. roll) Private Selection Angus Ground Chuck - $2.99 lb. Private Selection Angus Beef Patties - $6.99 (frozen 2 lb. box)

*Meijer Boneless Ribeye Steak - $5.99 lb. Boneless Chuckeye Steak or Roast - $1.99 lb. Ground Chuck - $1.99 lb. 96% Lean Ground Beef - $3.49 b. 100% Pure Beef Hamburger Patties - $14.99 (frozen 8 lb. pkg.) Boneless Whole Pork Tenderloin - $2.99 lb. Meijer Family Pack Chicken Drumsticks and Thighs - $.99 lb. Hillshire Farm Rope Style Smoked Sausage, Cheddarwurst or Brats - 2 for $4.00 (14-16 oz. pkg.) Ball Park or GrillMaster Beef Franks - 2 for $5.00 Johnsonville Bratwurst or Italian Pork Sausage - $2.79 (16-19.6 oz. pkg.) Meijer Frozen Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast - $7.99 (64 oz. bag) *Aldi Kirkwood Chicken Breasts - $5.49 (frozen 3 lb. bag) Roseland Assorted Cut Pork Chops - $1.99 lb. Granger 85% Lean Beef Patties - $2.49 lb. Granger 73% Lean Ground Beef - $1.69 lb. Granger Mini Beef Chuck Patties - $5.99 (27 oz.) Chicago Style Hot Dogs - $2.99 (12 oz. pkg.) Parkview Bratwurst Cooked, Smoked or Cheddar - $1.99 (1 lb. pkg.) Honeysuckle Fresh Sweet Italian Turkey Sausage - $2.99 (20 oz. pkg.) Beef Sirloin or Chicken Breast Skewers - $4.49 (11.3 oz. pkg.) *Save a Lot Whole Boneless Pork Loin - $3.39 lb. Pork Loin Roast - $3.99 lb. FP Butterfly Chops - 4.69 lb. Sirloin Chops - $3.19 lb. Sirloin Roast - $2.99 lb. Deluxe Country Style Ribs - $4.19 lb. Whole Chicken Fryer - $.87 lb. Split Chicken Breast - $1.99 lb. (FP $1.79) Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast - $3.99 lb. Chicken Breast Tenders - $2.99 lb. FP Chicken Thighs - $.99 lb. Previously Frozen Chicken Breast - $2.79 lb. Chicken Leg Quarters - $.99 lb. Frozen Turkey Breast - $1.99 lb. Ground Turkey - $2.99 (20 oz. pkg.) Primo Italian Sausage or Bratwurst - $3.49 lb. FP Beef T-Bone Steak - $4.99 lb. FP Beef Porterhouse Steak - $4.99 lb. FP Top Sirloin Steak - $4.79 lb. Boneless Rib Eye Steak - $8.99 lb. Ground Beef - $1.79 lb. Ground Chuck - $2.29 lb. Ground Chuck Patties - $2.99 lb. Boneless Round Steak - $3.89 lb. Chuck Roast - $3.59 lb. Regal Rump Roast - $3.69 lb. Bottom Round Roast - $3.69 lb. Eye of Round Roast - $3.99 lb. Boneless Rib Roast - $6.99 lb. Shoulder Roast - $3.59 lb. Sirloin Tip Steak - $4.19 lb. Beef Back Ribs - $2.49 lb. Beef Short Ribs - $4.69 lb. Country Style Ribs - $4.19 lb.

*Cafagna's Bacon Wrapped Filet Mignon - $4.95 each (8 oz.) Whole Boneless Strip Loin - $3.97 lb.*Great Deal! Whole Beef Tender Loins - $8.99 lb. Steak Burgers - $1.59 each Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast - $2.19 lb. Spare Ribs - $1.99 lb. Pork Loin Country Ribs - $2.49 lb. Ground Chuck Patties - $32.90 (10 lb. box, 40 - 1/4 pounds) Steak or Chicken Kabobs - $3.50 lb. Bar S Hot Dogs - $.99 (1 lb. pkg.)

*Marc’s 80 % Lean Beef Patties - $2.49 lb. Full Slab Baby Back Ribs - $2.99 lb. Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast - $1.99 lb. Beef Sirloin Steaks - $5.99 lb. Beef & Vegetable Kabobs - $5.99 lb. Chicken Vegetables Kabobs - $4.99 lb. Italian Sausage - $2.29 (19.7 oz.) 73% Ground Beef - $1.99 lb. Johnsonville Pre-Cooked Brats - 2 for $5.00 (asst. varieties 13.5-16 oz.) Frozen Tyson IQF Split Chicken Breast - $3.98 92.5 lb. bag)

*Walter’s IGA SAV-U-MOR Food Store Fresh Ground Beef - $1.49 lb. Quarter Pork Loin Asst. Chops - $1.29 lb. Chicken Drumsticks or Thighs - $1.00 lb. Boneless New York Strip Steaks - $5.99 lb. Mountaineer Mild Sausage - 10 for $10.00 Johnsonville Sausage Links or Bratwurst - $3.99 lb. Bar S Smoked or Polish Sausage - 2 for $3.00 Bar S Franks - 10 for $10.00 *Cook’s IGA Ground Chuck - $1.59 lb. Whole Center Cut Boneless Pork Loins - $1.69 lb. Boneless New York Strip Steaks - $7.99 lb. Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts - $1.99 lb. Boneless Center Chops - $2.49 lb. Eckrich Smoked Sausage - 2 for $5.00 Medium Pork Spareribs - $1.99 lb. FP Sirloin Tip Steak - $3.89 lb. Western Style Pork Ribs $1.89 lb. Ground Chuck Patties - $1.99 lb. Holten Extra Value Beef Patties - $5.99 (frozen 5 lb. box) Holten Thick and Juicy Quarter Pound Seasoned Beef Patties - $5.99 (2 lb. box) Sugardale or Superior Hot Dogs - $3.79 (3 lb. pkg.)

*LoveJoy’s Market IGA Ground Chuck - $1.69 lb. Whole Center Cut Boneless Pork Loins - $1.69 lb. Boneless New York Strip Steaks - $7.99 lb. Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts - $1.99 lb. Boneless Thin Cut Pork Chops - $2.99 lb. Center Cut Pork Roast - $2.49 lb. Boneless Center Cut Pork Chops - $2.79 lb. Boneless Pork Ribs - $2.49 lb. Medium Pork Spareribs - $1.99 lb. Beef Round or London Broil - $3.49 lb. Ground Chuck Patties - $2.59 lb. Holten Extra Value Beef Patties - $5.99 (frozen 5 lb. box) Holten Thick and Juicy Quarter Pound Seasoned Beef Patties - $5.99 (2 lb. box) Ground Chuck Patties - $1.99 lb. Holten Extra Value Beef Patties - $5.99 (frozen 5 lb. box) Holten Thick and Juicy Quarter Pound Seasoned Beef Patties - $5.99 (2 lb. box) Sugardale or Superior Hot Dogs - $3.79 (3 lb. pkg.) *Jewett’s IGA Ground Chuck - $1.89 lb. Boneless New York Strip Steak - $6.99 lb. Whole Center Cut Boneless Pork Loins - $1.99 lb. Medium Pork Spareribs - $1.99 lb. Holten Thick and Juicy Quarter Pound Seasoned Beef Patties - $5.99 (2 lb. box) Johnsonville Bratwurst - $3.99 (19.76 oz. asst. Eckrich Hot Dogs - $1.29 lb. Buffalo

*Ashville IGA Center Cut Whole Pork Loins - $1.69 lb. Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts - $1.99 lb. Center Cut Whole Pork Loins - $1.69 lb. Medium Pork Spareribs - $1.99 lb. Boneless New York Strip Steaks - $5.99 lb. Ground Chuck - $1.99 lb. Johnsonville Bratwurst - 2 for $7.00 (19.76 oz. pkg.) Eckrich Smoked Sausage - 2 for $5.00 (1 lb. pkg.) Holten Quarter Pound Beef Patties - $5.99 (2.5 lb. box) Eckrich Franks - 4 for $5.00 (1 lb. pkg.)

*Quality Foods Hometown Market and Quality Foods Richwood Cardinal Chicken Thighs or Drumsticks - $.99 lb. Cook’s Buffalo Steak Medallions - $7.79 lb. Johnsonville Bratwurst or Italian Sausage Links - $3.99 (19.76 oz. pkg.) Farmland Beef or Cheese Franks -$2.49 lb. Johnsonville Smoked Sausage Links - $2.99 (13.5-16 oz. pkg.) *Community Markets Porterhouse or T-bone Steak - $4.99 lb. Whole Boneless Ribeye - $4.99 (10 to 12 lb. average) Ground Chuck - $1.79 lb. Western Style Pork Ribs or Roast - $.99 lb. Pork Baby Back Ribs - $2.99 lb. London Broil Steak or Roast - $2.49 lb. Ground Chuck Patties - $2.49 lb. Whole Boneless Ham - $1.99 lb. Johnsonville Bratwurst or Italian Sausage - $3.99 lb. (19.76 oz. pkg.) Oscar Mayer Regular, Bun Length, Light or Jumbo Hot Dogs - 3 for $5.00 Tyson Fresh Whole Chicken - $.99 lb. Green Peak Frozen Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast - $1.99 lb. (3 lb. bag)

*The Anderson’s Bacon Wrapped Filet Mignon - $2.99 each (6 oz.) Homemade Angus Burgers - $4.39 lb. Homemade Brats - $3.99 lb. Steak or Chicken Kabobs - $3.99 lb. Small End Pork Spare Ribs - $1.79 lb. (3 lb. family pack) Winter’s 5 lb. Natural Casing Hot Dogs - $10.99 (limit 2)

*Carnival Foods FP Country Style Pork Ribs - $.98 lb. Honey Suckle White Frozen Turkey Breast - $.98 lb.EA IQF Green Peak Boneless Chicken Breast - $1.78 lb. (3 lb. bag) Frozen Split Chicken Breast - 10 lbs. for $10.00 FP Pork Blade Steaks - $1.28 lb. FP Boneless Sirloin Tip Steak - $2.48 lb. FP Ground Beef Chuck - $1.68 lb. Smoked Picnic Ham - $.88 lb. Whole Beef Tenderloin - $7.48 lb. (cut free) Whole Boneless Sirloin Tip - $2.28 lb. Whole Eye of Round - $2.28 lb. Whole Boneless Pork Loin - $1.78 lb. Boneless English Roast - $2.08 lb. Bar -S Smoked Sausage - $1.38 lb. Oscar Mayer Meat Wieners - $.98 lb.

*Buehler’s Fresh Foods Wholesale Cut Beef Rib Steaks - $4.99 lb. Traditional Cut Beef Rib Steaks - $5.99 lb. Baby Back Ribs - $3.33 lb. All Fresh Beef Grinds and Patties - 20 % off Holten Frozen Beef Patties - $6.99 (2 lb. box) Beef or Chicken Shish Kabobs - $5.99 lb. Chicken Leg Quarters - $.79 lb. 93% Lean Ground Turkey - $2.99 lb. Green Peak Frozen Chicken Breasts - $4.99 (3 lb. bag) Big As Bunz Hot Dogs - 5 for $5.00 (1 lb. pkg.) Johnsonville Grilling Links - $3.99 (19.76 oz. pkg.)

*Giant Eagle VP Semi-Boneless Tailless New York Strip Steaks - $5.99 lb. (USDA Choice Beef Loin Value Pack) Boneless Tailless New York Strip Steaks - $9.99 (USDA Choice Certified Angus Beef Loin) 80 % Lean Ground Chuck -$1.99 lb. Ground Round - $3.29 lb. GE. Meatloaf Mix - $3.49 lb. Lamb Loin Chops - $7.99 lb. Boneless Sirloin Tip Roast - Buy 1 get 1 Free Boneless Chuck Roast or Value Pack Steaks - $2.99 lb. GE Pork Shoulder or Loin Country Style Ribs - $1.99 lb. Pork Tenderloins - $3.99 lb. GE Half Boneless Hams - $2.69 lb. Johnsonville Party Pack Bratwurst - $9.99 (3 lb. pkg.) Bob Evans Fresh Bratwurst or Italian Sausage - $3.99 lb. Hebrew National Franks or Knockwurst - Buy 1 get 1 Free Bar-S-Franks - $1.19 lb. Ball Park Franks - Buy 1 get 1 Free Hillshire Farms Polska Kielbasa or Smoked Sausage - Buy 1 get 1 Free GE Pick of the Chicken - $1.99 lb. Bone-In split Chicken Breasts - $3.29 lb. Bell & Evans Fresh Whole Chicken Breasts - $3.49 Bell & Evans Fresh Chicken Breast Halves - $3.59 lb. GE Leg Quarters - $.79 lb. GE Drumsticks - $1.39 lb. VP Chicken Wings - $2.09 lb. *Walmart Sam’s Choice Black Angus Patties - $6.00 (6 - 1/3 lb. patties, 2 lbs.) Pork Loin Back Ribs - $3.37 lb. Johnsonville Sausage Links - $2.98 (14-16 oz. pkgs., all varieties) Ball Park Beef Franks - $2.50 (1 lb. pkg.) Great Value Frozen Beef Patties - 85% lean - $7.00 ( 12-¼ pound patties, 3 lbs.) FP Ground Beef - $1.79 lb. Chuck Roast - $3.48 lb. Stew Meat - $3.99 lb. FP Sirloin Tip Steaks - $4.78 lb. FP Assorted Pork Chops - $1.96 lb. FP Loin Chops - $2.98 lb. Whole Chicken Fryers - $.88 lb. Split Chicken Breast - $1.81 lb.

*Discount Drug Mart Ekrich: Smoked Sausage - 2 for $5.00 Poiska Kielbasa - 2 for $5.00 Jalapeno & Cheddar Smoked Sausage - 2 for $5.00 Sausage Links - 2 for $5.00 *GFS Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast - $8.99 (frozen 5 lb. bag) Homestyle Ground Beef Patties - $8.99 (frozen 5 lb. bag, 80% lean) Beef Franks - $9.99 (5 lb., your choice : 40 or 25 count pkg.) Fresh Italian Sausages or Bratwurst - $11.99 (18 ct. box) Premium St. Louis Pork Spare Ribs - $2.79 lb. (5 - 2 lb. full cut slabs) Top Sirloin Steak - $29.99 (5 lb. pkg., 8 - 10 oz. steaks) Jumbo Chicken Wings - $8.99 (5 lb. bag)

*Whole Foods Ground Turkey Breast - $4.99 lb.

*Sam’s Club Fresh Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast -$1.99 lb. Ground Beef - $2.88 lb. (90% lean) Ground Beef Patties - $2.98 lb. (90% lean) Boneless Strip Steak - $7.88 lb. Ribeye Steak - $6.97 lb. Top Sirloin Steak - $3.98 lb. Beef Chuck Roast - $1.98 lb. Top Round London Broil - $3.44 lb. Bottom Round Steak - $2.86 lb. Stew Beef - $2.46 lb. Boneless Top Loin Chops - $2.68 lb. Center Cut Pork Loin Chops - $2.58 lb. Pork Loin Assorted Chops - $1.68 lb. Pork Loin Roast - $2.38 lb. Pork Shoulder Country Style Ribs - $1.67 lb. Pork Loin Back Ribs - $2.48 lb. Whole Rib Eye - $5.96 lb. Whole Beef Loin Strip - $5.96 lb. Whole Sirloin Tip Roast - $1.98 lb. Whole Boneless Pork Loin - $1.88 lb. Whole Pork Tenderloin Whole Case Price - $2.98 lb. Ridge Creek Half Spiral Sliced Ham - $1.88 lb. *Costco Lean Ground Beef or Patties - $2.69 (12% fat) New York Strip Steak -$7.49 lb. Top Sirloin Steak - $4.59 lb. Beef Loin Tri Tip Steak - $3.49 lb. Flank Steak - $4.89 lb. Beef Top Round Steak - $3.49 lb. Beef Round Eye Roast - $2.89 lb. Stew Beef - $2.89 lb. Beef Chuck Pot Roast - $2.49 lb. Beef Brisket Flat Cut - $3.99 lb. Boneless Leg Of Lamb - $3.99 lb. Pork Loin Chops or Roast - $2.69 lb. Pork Shoulder Country Style Ribs - $1.99 lb. Pork Sirloin Tip Roast - $1.99 lb. Whole Pork Tenderloin - $2.79 lb. Butterball Ground Turkey - $2.29 lb. (6.46 oz. pkg.) *Wholesale Clubs keep their prices fairly static. If there is a price change it is usually minimal. I will update the list as I get more information. For now happy shopping!

Laurie, TheBag Lady