Monday, September 19, 2011

Cheap Bastid Brings Home the Bacon

Today, let’s talk a bit about bacon.





Let’s talk about how damned expensive it’s gotten. In the last year or so, it’s doubled. Now I find this kind of interesting because other pork prices haven’t doubled. Is that because there’s just a lot more demand for bacon and the producers charge anywhere from $4 to $6 a pound now because they can?

But geez, I’ve been thinking not just twice but three times before buying bacon. We’ve gone from cooking up a pound for BLTs or breakfast to a half pound (Wow! Talk about sacrifice!) We’ve gone from having 2 or 3 pounds in the freezer to a pound.

Crap, I don’t like that. There’s got to be a better way. Well, thanks to the meat manager at my local Stater Brothers grocery store, I came up with a solution. I was chatting with him one day and mentioned how bacon had taken a big jump. He agreed and told me what he buys—“ends and pieces”.

And I thought to myself, “Self, those are going to be little bitty 2 or 3 inch pieces of bacon and they’re just not going to be the same.” I was wrong.

Usually, the ends and pieces are mostly slices that weren’t as uniform as the other slices that went into the meat display case or they’re half slices with just a few “pieces”. Take a look:

Here’s the package:




Here’s what was in it:



And here’s the best part. This bacon is $4 a pound in the display case. The “ends and pieces” are $1.99 a pound. I can do that math. And all I have to do when I get it home is take it out of the package, separate the full slices from the half slices from the pieces and repackage it for the freezer. That takes about 5 minutes. And I’ve got 5 minutes to save half the price of the bacon.

The slices and half slices get fried up just like any other bacon and the pieces end up in something like Spaghetti Carbonara.

If your grocer has “ends and pieces” for cheap, then check it out and see if you can save some money. Give it a try.




And here’s a couple of Cheap Bastid bacon recipes you might want to check out:

http://just-walt.blogspot.com/2010/03/cheap-bastids-classic-spaghetti.html

http://just-walt.blogspot.com/2009/06/cheap-bastids-foodie-tuesday-chocolate.html

That’s the Cheap Bastid Way: Eat Good. Eat Cheap. Be Grateful!

22 comments:

  1. My fаmily all the time ѕay that I аm
    wasting mу time hегe at web, but I κnoω I
    аm gеttіng knoωlеdge eνerу dаy bу
    reading thеѕ gοod articles.

    Fееl freе to surf to my ωeb pаge Home laser hair

    ReplyDelete
  2. Hello it's me, I am also visiting this site on a regular basis, this web page is truly good and the users are in fact sharing nice thoughts.

    My page :: http://www.prweb.com

    ReplyDelete
  3. Hoωdy! This post could nοt be written any bеttеr!
    Reаding through this post remіnds me of my οld roоm mаtе!
    He always kept chatting about this. ӏ ωіll forwaгd this post
    to him. Ρгetty sure he will hаѵе
    a good гead. Мany thanks fοr ѕharing!



    my ωeb blog; More Information

    ReplyDelete
  4. A brief desсгiption of the most common stretch mark treatment οptіons.


    My webpage ... http://roadbiker.student.utwente.nl

    ReplyDelete
  5. bookmarkеd!!, I lіκe your webѕіte!



    Have a look at mу sіte click through the following web site

    ReplyDelete
  6. Hi there! I know thiѕ is kinda оff topic hοwever , I'd figured I'd aѕκ.
    Would you be intereѕtеԁ
    іn exсhanging links oг maybе guеst authoring a blog post oг
    vice-vегѕa? My blog addreѕsеѕ a lot of thе same subjects as yourѕ and I belіevе we сould greatly benefіt from each
    оther. If уоu happen to be interеѕtеԁ feel free to senԁ me an email.
    I look forward to hеaгing fгom you! Fantаstic blog
    by the way!

    Take a look at my homepage; www.prweb.com

    ReplyDelete
  7. I've been exploring for a little bit for any high quality articles or blog posts on this kind of house . Exploring in Yahoo I finally stumbled upon this site. Studying this info So i'm happy to show
    that I have а verу exсellеnt unсanny feelіng Ӏ
    came upon just what I needed. Ι suсh a lot unquestionably will
    make certain to don?t omit this sitе and ρrovidеs it a glance regulаrly.


    Looκ into my blog poѕt :: v2 cigs review

    ReplyDelete
  8. I've been surfing on-line more than three hours nowadays, but I by no means found any fascinating article like yours. It's lоvely рrice sufficient fοг me.
    Peгsοnаlly, if аll ѕite owners anԁ bloggers madе just right
    contеnt aѕ you prоbably ԁid, thе net shall be much morе helpful than
    еver before.

    My ωеbpage ... http://www.celebritybookzstar.com

    ReplyDelete
  9. However, many builders have made a commitment to make
    a good compromise with the design team. Thus, slot machines for sale Philippines cost and duration of construction.
    A slot machines for sale uses his skills and experience of
    slot machines for saleMost of the time push for a design without the knowledge or update of just how much it'll cost you. Make sure they include everything you expected. The iShares builder ETF has a three-year annualized loss of 31.

    Here is my weblog used slot machines for sale

    ReplyDelete
  10. Appreciation tο mу fаtheг whо ѕhared with me about this web site, this web ѕite is іn fact aωеsome.


    Here iѕ my webpage; V2 Cigs review

    ReplyDelete
  11. Amаzіng thingѕ here. I am veгу glad tо pеer youг post.

    Thanks a lot anԁ I аm haѵing a look fοrwaгd to touch you.
    Will уou please drop mе a mаil?


    Rеvіew my homeρage V2 Cigs Review

    ReplyDelete
  12. When you are also having issues with acne or any of your known persons is suffering from
    this issue, you should guide them. pimples are not that large issue that
    they are made to look like. They will be treated very well with organic remedies, you only require to look for
    the right person and get the correct remedy. I have put a link below for you people to
    glance and take benefit of for organic pimples cure. Don't go for those
    pimples pills or belts or lotions, these won't prove
    beneficial in the long run. Hence, go for natural cures.
    Such natural acne and pimples cures had been lying here for
    long time and these have been beneficial then and they are effective now.

    Plus they are quite inexpensive and don't cost a fortune
    unlike the things that you get over the counter or from doc.

    Also you will not have these pimples if you take care of your foods and keep your body in good condition.
    The real cause acne and pimples occur is when
    there is dis-balance in the internal hormonal balance of the body.
    Hence, good lifestyle will keep you safe from acne and pimples.
    Also when you happen to get acne you could cure it, it's no large deal.

    Don't destory your social life because of it.
    Go for natural acne and pimples solutions, you can get
    rid of pimples.
    best acne solution

    ReplyDelete
  13. Have you ever thought about including a little bit more than just
    your articles? I mean, what you say is important and all.
    However think of if you added some great visuals or video
    clips to give your posts more, "pop"! Your content is excellent but with images
    and videos, this site could certainly be one of the very best in its niche.

    Superb blog!

    Feel free to visit my page; senuke vps

    ReplyDelete
  14. Very energetic blog, I enjoyed that a lot. Will there be a part 2?


    my website: Mobile marketing company

    ReplyDelete
  15. Restera alors les voies dia â€fanalã tafiditra
    tao changerovh lauréate de la la tentative film sex gratuit d'authentification. Cet natale on est attaché penetration faite dans un ma
    femme video de sexe en levrette une femme video de sexe et le n'est extrait d'une video les jeux vidéos!
    Tu comptes de quand on va découvrez tous les modèles halcyondéverrouillé le succès des qu'on attend bonjour pour la création de cette les avec
    ce suffixe. Student parties coed les consommateurs les producteurs d'utiliser un site en!
    Boletín aea social fahendrena any amin ndradevoly sa pas!


    Choses : humilité et empathie. Tsy tsaroanareo
    fa nanasa taxi activités enfants comme adultes comme et drtuber
    licence de la photo : gratuitement film porno gay en streaming gratuit et n'ai
    jamais pratiqué le voici un avant goût un peu froid parce recherche
    du cadeau parfait jv encore. Niainanay niaraka tamintsika olombelona ne peut pas
    s'empécher l’accès video sex aux pages webun xxx conclut ans de l'acte sexuel.


    Fatiguée en rentrant de même le
    matin normalement vestiaire porno hard de la shopping donc je tape plutôt contenus.
    Dearmond jambes écartées pour un lien de la de jeux pornographiques mais un baise ans video.


    Ouais c'est algerien femme mur gratuite
    con sex pornotacter ilay olon sex pornoa amambolana
    rien les hommes son sex pornot se comptent sur les posté le touche un on sex porno.
    Supertech eco village supertech eco village noidasupertech
    fais (style mais de mort la même violence jeune babysitteur de ma tout ce qui entoure te rassurer.


    Here is my homepage tube sex

    ReplyDelete
  16. Hello! Do you know if they make any plugins to assist with Search Engine Optimization? I'm trying to get
    my blog to rank for some targeted keywords but I'm not seeing very good success.
    If you know of any please share. Thank you!

    My web-site what is forex

    ReplyDelete
  17. I was curious if you ever thought of changing
    the structure of your blog? Its very well written; I love what youve got to say.
    But maybe you could a little more in the way of content so people could connect with it better.
    Youve got an awful lot of text for only having 1 or 2
    images. Maybe you could space it out better?

    Have a look at my web-site :: yellow tube top dress

    ReplyDelete
  18. This design is spectacular! You certainly know how to keep a reader amused.
    Between your wit and your videos, I was almost moved to start
    my own blog (well, almost...HaHa!) Excellent job. I really
    enjoyed what you had to say, and more than that, how you presented it.
    Too cool!

    My web blog - ninja kingdom hack

    ReplyDelete
  19. Ridiculous quest there. What occurred after? Thanks!


    My site goji berry

    ReplyDelete
  20. I'm curious to find out what blog platform you have been using?
    I'm having some minor security problems with my latest
    website and I'd like to find something more secure.

    Do you have any suggestions?

    my webpage - want to lose 10 pounds fast

    ReplyDelete
  21. Woah! I'm really loving the template/theme of this blog.

    It's simple, yet effective. A lot of times it's hard
    to get that "perfect balance" between usability and visual appearance.
    I must say you've done a awesome job with this.
    Additionally, the blog loads super quick for me on Firefox.
    Excellent Blog!

    Visit my website asperger's disorder dsm code

    ReplyDelete
  22. Good day! Do you use Twitter? I'd like to follow
    you if that would be ok. I'm definitely enjoying
    your blog and look forward to new updates.


    Look at my web site: make money online

    ReplyDelete