I braved Kroger to find the last foods on my meal plan. After salivating in the ice cream aisle, I whipped by meats on the way to broccoli.
I almost couldn't believe it when I found lean ground beef marked 99-cents/lb--with a sell-by date of Sunday!
Reduced-for-quick-sale meat is like a ticking time bomb in your fridge.
It can make a great impact on your grocery budget, but you have to cook or freeze it within 24 hours for safety.
12 pounds and a lot of cleanup later, I have 6 meat loaves ready for the freezer.