Food Lion’s new ad came out yesterday. I was happy to find was whole boneless sirloin tip roast for $1.98/lb. I am thankful I ventured out this morning, for there was only one roast left. These roasts are big; mine was about 14.5 pounds. I don’t need a roast that big! I cook roasts sometimes, but ground meat is much more useful to me. I asked the meat manager to grind it for me.
Ground Beef – 73% Lean, 27% Fat
Ground Chuck – 80% Lean, 20% Fat
Ground Sirloin – 85% Lean, 15% Fat
Ground Round – 90% Lean, 10 % Fat
I have tried to stop buying regular ground beef (73/27) because I felt I was losing too much weight to fat as I cooked. Ground Sirloin and Ground Round are great, but they are often only sold in tiny packages, not to mention they are pricey. The best deal I found this week on my coupon/grocery deal sites on ground beef was Ground Chuck for $2.99/lb, and that was at a store I don’t have here. Having the meat manager grind the roast netted me Ground Sirloin, a better grade of ground, for $1 less/lb. That’s my tip of the day – don’t be afraid to ask the meat manager to grind or cut up the on-sale roast into something else. I was able to get seven freezer bags of ground sirloin, each a smidgen over 2 lbs, into the big freezer.
They also advertised a meal deal that involved buying 2 packages of Gordon’s Fish Fillets and getting free frozen veggies, free frozen potatoes, a free frozen cobbler and free Cool-Whip. That will be a fun dinner later on. Everything is frozen/freezable.
A Call to Love and Obedience
12 “And now, Israel, what does the Lord your God require of you? He requires only that you fear the Lord your God, and live in a way that pleases him, and love him and serve him with all your heart and soul. 13 And you must always obey the Lord’s commands and decrees that I am giving you today for your own good.
Respect, Follow, Love, Serve, and Obey
I love that our Father makes things simple to understand!
Many moons have past since I last took up the keys here. Life gets busy and things that I don’t have time for must be cut out sometimes. Suddenly, time has been freed up. I was laid off from my work-at-home job a week and a half ago.
It is a dark cloud with a silver lining. We did depend on the money I brought in. It was just the amount to cover the grocery bill for three hungry, growing boys. However, I had been praying about the schooling of the boys. I just was not spending as much time with each as I wanted.
Now, my time has increased. More time with the boys, more time for schooling, more time for making this house a home, more time to listen to the Lord. I might even have more time to do things I enjoy: knitting, learning the fiddle; more time to do things I should: exercise; more time for making up the money the loss of my job has taken from the budget.
The budget has taken a hit. Not only did I lose my job, but my husband just took a new job paying less money. The up-side to this move is less stress and about 40 fewer one-way commute miles. In order to counteract this shriveling of financing, I have been commissioned to squeeze every bit of groceries out of each dollar. So, I’ve started couponing in earnest. It is something I’ve done periodically in the past, like taking my vitamins. But now I have my binder, and am watching the sales ads like a hawk. Lord, let me be a good manager of your wealth.
Even though we are pinching pennies and more on a beans and rice, rice and beans array than we have in many years, I am so excited about this new turn!
Today's History Activity
The History of Mystery
People way back in time (2700 B.C) made Stonehenge without modern equipment. Stonehenge is made out of huge rocks. They are about 28 tons each. Stonehenge is called a megalith because it is a monument made of huge rocks. All of the rocks came from miles away. Some rocks came from 300 miles away!
The shape of the circle and position of the rocks were built in connection with the rising and setting of the sun. It also had something to do with the moon and seasons.
The people who built Stonehenge were very smart. How did they make it?!?
The Project: How to Make a Perfect Circle
We had a long string and some bird seed. Two people held the string so that the string was straight and tight. The person in the middle had to stay in the same spot. The person at the other end of the string walked slowly, but they had to keep the string tight. The third person had to drop some bird seed every few steps. We made a perfect circle out of bird seed. Maybe the ancient people who built Stonehenge used string to make the circle.
– M (grade 4)