I’m really not great at meal planning so I’ve vowed to start 2009 off by actually having a master plan for our dinners. I know… what a concept! Otherwise the hubby and I end up running to the grocery multiple times a week after work and that’s just no fun for anyone.
Last week Publix had whole chickens on sale for 99 cents a pound (which is a great deal). I picked out a 5-pounder and at checkout the chicken rang up for $1.59 a pound. Since I was basing our next few nights of dinner on this bird, I noticed the incorrect price. I had no idea that Publix has a checkout promise policy if your item rings up incorrectly at checkout so I got a 5-pound chicken for free!
I roasted it with some garlic and seasoning and butter for dinner that night with scalloped potatoes and spinach salad as sides and then pulled the remaining meat for this fabulous Chicken Tetrazzini with Marsala and Fresh Mushrooms recipe I saw in Southern Living.
So, the moral of this story is to keep an eye on the cash register when you shop for groceries. You just might get a free bird and start singing Lynyrd Skynyrd just for grins.
Have you ever gotten an item at the grocery free because it rang up incorrectly?