Friends, like most of you I am very busy. As a rule I always take the most economical route when it comes to cooking. I buy only the produce and meats that are on special for any given week. I will not pay retail for anything that I do not absolutely have to.

Sometimes the most economical way is not the most convenient way. For instance, this week fresh boneless skinless chicken breast is on sale for as low as $1.72 lb. at Carfagna's and $1.78 lb. at Kroger. This is an awesome deal. Now normally, I would run to stock up on it since my husband and son eat mostly chicken

Friends, like most of you I am very busy. As a rule I always take the most economical route when it comes to cooking. I buy only the produce and meats that are on special for any given week. I will not pay retail for anything that I do not absolutely have to.

Sometimes the most economical way is not the most convenient way. For instance, this week fresh boneless skinless chicken breast is on sale for as low as $1.72 lb. at Carfagna’s and $1.78 lb. at Kroger. This is an awesome deal. Now normally, I would run to stock up on it since my husband and son eat mostly chicken

The thing I have to consider is that I have and I have a 21 year old college student at home. Sometimes he has to fend for himself and cook a piece or two of chicken. He will pull out a piece to grill as he needs it. He would never thaw a freezer wrapped package of chicken though. When I cook for my husband I usually only prepare one piece of chicken at a time.

Now I can bring it home and separate it and repackage it in single servings. Even though that would be an option it is creating too much work for me. Due to this I usually buy the bags of flash frozen boneless skinless chicken breasts. I always get it for a good price between $1.99 and $2.14 per pound either at one of the wholesale clubs or at one of the grocery chains. So for now convenience wins out. I will refrain from stocking up on fresh chicken breast. For now happy shopping!

Laurie, TheBag Lady