Saturday, January 30, 2010

Local Sales Ads - Sav-U-Mor Two Week Ad

For the local readers, Sav-U-Mor has some great deals for the next two weeks  (at least they are great in our area).  Ad runs February 1 - February 14.

Martha White Flour - .99/bag (limit 1)
Pillsbury Cake Mix - .69/box (limit 3)
Chicken Drums or Thighs .89/lb
Idaho Potatoes 1.99/10lb (Limit 3)

Bone-In Split Chicken Breast .79/lb (Feb 4, 5, 6 only)

Good week to purchase chicken to can.  I just used a jar of chicken breast last night.  I added BBQ sauce and sliced some french bread to make BBQ sandwiches.  We had salad on the side.  It was easy and yummy.  I saved the broth to make dumplings.  I would love to have dumplings tonight, but I don't have a recipe.  I normally use canned biscuits, but we are snowed in!  Does anyone have a yummy tried and true "fat" dumpling recipe?  Hot chicken and dumplings would be wonderful tonight!

That is a good price on the potatoes too.  We have jars of canned potatoes that we add to soup, but we could purchase these to shred into hash browns and freeze.  We tried drying them, but they turned gray and tasted terrible.  Anyone have any success at drying potatotes?  If so, how did you do it?

Of course, the cake mix would be great to make cake in a jar.  We baked some cake in jars about a month ago and tried them a few days ago.  They were still moist and tasted great.  I will save one of those jars for long term just to try them out and see how long they will last.  Looks like it's time to make some more!

I am trying to wean my family from white flour as whole wheat is healthier, but it is going to take a while.  I think I have enough flour in the meantime. 

I can't wait to see the Aldi ad, I am looking foward to when they put the blueberries and strawberries on sale.  I think I have a few more months to wait for that.  Happy preserving!


  1. When drying potatoes, they must be blanched first. You can do this by either putting them in boiling water for about 5 - 10 minutes or steaming them. They must be almost transparent. This stops the enzymes from turning them black. You do not want them fully cooked, however. Take them out and rinse off the starch and then put them on the trays. .

  2. Thanks, I'll give that a try.