Friday, March 14, 2008

Frugal Friday Tip: Butter

It's time for Frugal Friday over at Biblical Womanhood. Wow, there are some great tips this week! Here is mine:

With the holidays approaching, many 'special dinner' foods are on sale. Butter is one of them. We eat butter a lot in this house (btw, my cholesterol is almost optimal--I had it checked), but I sure don't want to pay $5 a pound for it! So when it is on sale, as it is this week, I stock up. You can freeze it just fine. I always have several pounds in the freezer and one pound in the fridge. All the stores in my area are selling it for half price or less. Check your own local circulars, if you happen to like butter. I buy a mix of the salted kind, plus some sweet butter for baking.
Don't forget to see what other things are on sale that you can put in the freezer--like ham and turkey!

A visit for more great, frugal ideas!
(BTW, I'll be back later with my "Sew Crafty Friday" post!)


Vanessa said...

I'm stocking up on butter, too. It freezes so well. :) I'm still hoping to run across a really great ham deal. Thanks for the reminders.

Laura said...

We love butter at our house! I had stocked up...but now I'm low again (must be all that baking I've done lately...and eating my boys have done lately!). Time to stock up again!

The Nest Egg said...

I freeze a lot of foods too, have to stockpile when the price is low.

I read your comment over at Happy Housewife's Frugal Friday about your $2.00 tea set that was originally $74.00. Awesome! :)

Puts me in the mood for garage sales!


Candace said...

Thanks for posting over at Heaven In Our Homes! I didn't realize there was a frozen food month, or that you could freeze butter!

Glad to have found your blog!

Mary said...

I didn't know butter is on sale. I'll have to check the price at our store. My husband is a big butter fan, plus I got a bunch of baking recipes that I want to try. Thanks for the heads up!

Jasmine31 said...

We always get AA butter too. We buy it pretty cheap at Costco and Smart N final.

By the way I tagged ya!

SAHMmy Says said...

We go through a lot of butter too. I buy it at Costco--always well under $2 a pound. It never goes on sale at regular grocery stores for less than $2 in my area.