Today, Saturday was a windy day and the air was cool. Despite the Autumn weather, I ventured down to the grocery store by bicycle as usual and was able to use that blue cooler bag that I found a few days ago on the side of the road. Eventually it was over-packed and worked great! I ventured over towards the produce area and before reaching it there was a display with over-sized packs of chicken quarter legs! I had a oh my gosh moment because for a huge package of chicken the price was four dollars. At the bakery section the pies were two dollars and ninety-nine cents and placed a apple dutch pie for dessert into the cart. Usually I enjoy baking apple pies towards the end of the season. The organic chicken stock was also on sale too. I ventured home with my purchase and going up the hill had to walk the bicycle because of its weight. Upon reaching home, I immediately turned the stainless steel oven on and broke out my sisters off white cookie sheet. Now this called for a home-made as you go recipe because elaborate ingredients were just not affordable at this time. Therefore, a simple splash and dash of Italian spices, paprika, freshly ground black pepper and lemon juice was spread onto the chicken with some sliced onion. I baked it for over an hour at 365 degrees and it came out simply delicious! Last weeks french beans were still good and steamed it. Towards the end of the chicken bake the beans were gently placed alongside the chicken legs so that the entire meal would be hot upon serving. I unfolded a linen place mat and used a glass dish to perk up the meal experience.
After the chicken bake I decided to return to the grocery store and purchase more chicken! This called for a vehicle! When I came to the chicken display there were only four packages left. It was a great sale to stock up! I broke open two packages and wrapped ten legs up for freezing. An eight dollar purchase! This could be meals incorporated into soups, sandwiches and even Thanksgiving dinner.
When you do go to the grocery store keep your eyes open for these great deals because it moves out the store doors very quickly!