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Today’s Kroger Shopping Trip (sausage, cottage cheese, and oranges!)

Because I’m changing my morning routine, it means I have time to run by the store and shop for markdowns or great deals again in the mornings — which I have really missed having the margin to do. So expect to be seeing a lot more posts about my shopping trips. 🙂

Here’s what I picked up today at Kroger:

  • Organic cottage cheese — marked down to $1.39
  • 2 bags of oranges — $0.99 per bag
  • 4 lbs. of Country Sausage — marked down to $1.59

Total with tax: $10.34

I browned the sausage and then froze it in 4 separate bags to have ready for meals. It will be great for Egg Casserole or Lasagna or just to serve with scrambled eggs.

What’s YOUR way to use ground sausage? I’d love to hear in the comments!

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  • Amy says:

    I love to make an Italian style soup. I brown the sausage, sauté diced veggies (carrots, celery and onions – sometimes zucchini) in a little of the rendered fat, add a big can of diced tomatoes, a can of beans, and a bunch of greens (kale and/or spinach). Then top it off with beef stock or water and boullion. A great morning prep meal ready for a busy night.

  • Brittany says:

    Nice little markdown haul. Love it!

  • Kandice says:

    My chili recipe is braised beef and pork sausage, mostly beef stock with a little tomato sauce, red and black beans plus spices. Serve over rice.

  • Joanne Peterson says:

    Corn Sausage Chowder- quick and simple, and everyone who has eaten it likes it. Brown 16 ounces of sausage, remove and drain and set aside to add back into the soup until later. Saute a chopped onion until clear. Add four cups of diced potatoes, two cups of water, a half teaspoon of marjoram, and bring to a boil, and then turn down to a simmer for about 15 minutes, or until tender. Add two cups of thawed frozen corn, (or one 14 to 15 ounce can of corn drained) and one 14 10 15 ounce can of creamed corn. (The creamed corn thickens the chowder.) Add the sausage back into the soup. Simmer on low until blended and thick. Then add one 12 ounce can of evaporated milk. Taste the soup for salt, and pepper if the sausage was mild. Simmer until the flavors have blended together. Serve with bread, or crackers, and a salad.

  • Sarah says:

    Meatloaf- Mix a pound of sausage with a pound of ground beef, other meatloaf things of course, top with bacon. Very rich, but very good!

  • Grandma Loy says:

    Hubby and I love this sausage meatloaf.
    I do use grated cheddar instead of the cubed Velveeta. I make this a couple of times a month. I use sausage in many of my recipes. I have a local store that sells ground pork for $1.99 a lb. that I then season to make my own sausage. I can make both breakfast sausage and Italian sausage depending on which one I want.

  • Julie says:

    I cut long strips of onions and sauté the, in a bit of oil, once they are browned I add long strips of peppers and sauté them until softened. Serve with the browned sausage and any kind of rice and you have a full meal right there!

  • Missy says:

    Sausage balls my kiddos love them! Love Kroger’s when they have those Woohoo deals! Also love to look for the closeouts all around the store!

  • cheryl crews says:

    I brown onions and sausage together, drain the grease and add to macaroni and cheese along with 1-2 cans of diced tomatoes.

    Also I make sausage calzones. Brown sausage and onions. Flatten one loaf of bread dough. Put sausage mixture in the center along with Italian cheese and any other veggies if desired. Fold dough around mixture. Bake at 350 about a half hour. Serve with marinara sauce for dipping.

  • Marie says:

    Ground sausage is excellent when stuffed in a tomatoe or in a pepper. Roast a little in the oven and voilà ! 🙂

  • Lee Berthiaume says:

    eggroll in a bowl!

  • Jennie Cunningham says:

    Sausage uses:

    -On pizza

    -Make into patties and freeze them or go ahead and cook them to go with pancakes/waffles or in egg sandwiches

    -In pasta bakes

    -I have an Italian soup with kidney beans, carrots, celery, tomatoes, mini pasta that uses sausage that we really love. So, have the sausage cooked to put right in, is really helpful.

    -Egg casserole

    -Sausage gravy and biscuits! Yum!

    As a side note, I started buying pork loins and use the grinder attachment on my Kitchenaid. I then have my own gr. pork that I add seasonings to and have my own cheaper and leaner sausage (or use the pork in recipes like meatballs or hamloaf). I get them when they are cheap, $1.39 last week at Meijer was the current sale. I ground 20 pds. and froze it in 1 pd. huge patties and pull them out as needed.

  • sdr says:

    I’m a little confused…is that breakfast sausage? Wouldn’t that make lasagne taste weird? I’ve only ever used Italian sausage for that. I only use breakfast sausage for, well, breakfast type foods.

  • Chrissie says:

    Olive Garden knock off Zupa Toscana!

  • Jr Davis says:

    Those are some great deals. I work at a Kroger in my area.

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