Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Retail Beat: All Around Town

Here are some recent purchases with which I am quite pleased.

Item: 10 pound bag of Perdue Chicken breasts

Source: Costco
Retail Price: can't recall, but not prohibitive

What is so wonderful about this particular bag of chicken breasts is the fact that they are, as the package promises, "Select Size Filets" for "fast and even cooking." I don't know about you, but I hate working with raw chicken. I hate cutting off the little bloody pieces and any random skin that remains. I hate fearing that my kitchen is becoming a hotbed of salmonella as I wrestle with the raw chicken. There is also something that makes me slightly sick about a big, fat chicken breast. These select size filets are perfect. Not only are the thin, but it seems that someone at Perdue has already done the dirty work with all the icky bits I don't like handling. I defrosted them overnight, added a marinade, and put them on my grill pan. Voila!

Item: Smart Ones Signature Sundae in Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough
Source: Jewel, but I imagine any "regular grocery store" would have them
Retail Price: purchased on sale, 6/$9.96

Sound familiar? It's an hour after dinner and you're craving just a little something sweet. Sure, per every women's magazine article I have ever read, I should have an apple with a teaspoon of natural peanut butter or a small piece of dark chocolate, but I want a real treat. This sundae is perfect: ice cream, fudge sauce (but not too much, which makes me happy), and little chunks of cookie dough. Innovative chef that I am, I enhance mine with cool whip. NTB. I'm telling you, it hits the spot every time and, even with the addition of cool whip, it's less than two hundred calories. The sundaes come two in a package. You rip the plastic film off the top, microwave for 5 seconds, add cool whip (optional), and enjoy. I will be enjoying one myself after I finish this post . . . I have to eat something while watching The Biggest Loser.

Item: Mossimo tissue weight t-shirts
Source: Target
Retail Price: $12.99 - $14.99

I just enjoy these shirts. They are soft and forgiving. They come in solids and prints. Two pieces of advice: you do need to wear a tanker underneath and they do run a bit big. Again, I cannot stress enough that they are very soft.

Item: Quack Quack knit hat*

Source: Uncle Dan's Outdoor Store
Retail Price: I'd prefer not to say, but obviously it's worth it given how cute the bub looks in it! NTB.

*not an official product name


LAP said...

You make very valid points regarding chicken. I find myself washing my hands constantly when working with it, then wondering if any of the chicken guts got on the faucet, and should I clean it off now too?

As for Mossimo, I am wearing a green shirt from last season as my base layer today. Solid picks.

Although you make a good sell, I don't know if I can get my dessert from a "Smart Ones" package.

Wish I had some good items to recommend to you, but I don't feel like I've made any good finds lately.

Actchy said...

Totally agree with your aversion to fat chicken breasts. I recently inadvertently ordered both organic and non-organic boneless skinless breasts. I always have to clean them up and slice them long-wise to make them thin, quite annoying, and I would love this product that would help me skip the task. For the record, though, the non-organic chicken breasts that I ordered were so huge in comparison to the organic ones that I was suddenly nervous to eat them. Each half-breast was the size of one of my husband's slippers. I know that many very sane folks argue that non-organic food is truly a-okay, but I'm just not sure how I feel about pan frying Barry-Bonds-As-Poultry.

M said...

Quack, quack knit cap, priceless.

Michelle said...

Ditto to m!

Love the Smart Ones sundaes...thanks for introducing me! I'm enjoying the chocolate mint one right now......

Quack quack!

Steph said...

Mmmm...I'm going to have to try the sunday thing. Yum!

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