Monday, July 28, 2008

Don't Read This If Your Gag Reflex Is Intact

I know that in this stifled economy many of you are coming up with intriguing ways to save money. I love those penny pincher tips from the Tightwad Gazette.

Drew jumped right on the "let's make our money go farther" bandwagon this past week and did the grocery shopping at Walmart. Our bill was indeed lower, fabulous.

I decided to make spaghetti for our first thrifty meal. It's fast, easy, and everyone likes it. I browned the Walmart pure beef ground meat in a gently simmering skillet. I tried to break it apart and stir it around but it wasn't breaking or stirring at all. It retained its same shape straight out of the grinder, your know that long worm like shape. eww
It looked downright disgusting but being the money saving housewifely type, I covered it with spaghetti sauce and served it. It tasted okay but when you are slurping up strands of spaghetti you don't want to have to slurp up strands of meat too.

Here's what it looked like.


I wouldn't recommend Walmart ground beef as part of your money (grubbing) saving plan. They are still the number one place for your ' cheap plastic crap from China ' needs.

20 comments:

Kristin said...

What a super funny post!! Thanks for the tip! Kristin

Kristin said...

What a super funny post!! Thanks for the tip! Kristin

Brian o vretanos said...

Maybe you can use this stuff for crafting - it certainly doesn't look edible. I bet it's one of those inventions that's a spin off of the space programme...

Dan said...

What a super funny post!! Thanks for the tip!
Dan

Dan said...

What a super funny post!! Thanks for the tip!
Dan

Bee said...

Am I seeing double or is Dan just a dumbass? Anybody?

Anyway, I dislike ground beef with an intensity I only reserve for litterbugs. ::blech!::

Jean Knee said...

I vote dumbass

Hey It's Di said...

I already bought some of this a while back in my effort to be thrifty. Now I'm wishing I would have warned you! I too was completely disgusted and will never venture in Walmart's meat dept. again!

There are just some things you don't want to do to save a buck or two. Kewl! I rhymed:)

Funny (not a dumbass) said...

What a super funny post!! Thanks for the tip!

No Cool Story said...

That picture reminded me of this picture I saw today.
Ew.
EWWWW.

*gag*

Mad Libs Millie said...

Fake meat? At Wal-Mart?

NO WAY

I never shop there for food if I can help it. That place is expensive. Yeah, you heard me. Everything costs more there than at my regular grocery store.

Lisa said...

Oh I thought that was a worm!

Gross. Gross. Did I mention gross?!

No Cool Story said...

I have never bought meat at Walmart :) My Mexi 6th sense a-tingled!

And you know how much I love wal-mart.
[No, I do, seriously]

Dan said...

Hey !!!!!!!!
I don't see anyone calling Kristin a dumbass and she was the original.

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Americans Against Beefworms said...

What a super funny post!! Thanks for the tip!
Beefcake

Americans Against Beefworms said...

What a super funny post!! Thanks for the tip!
Beefcake

ELASTICWAISTBANDLADY said...

I think this comes from one of those agri-hybrid thingies from Texas A&M. They crossed a worm with a cow to give people more protein in their beef.

Sheri said...

Walmart Ground beef? Did the package say, "Grade D but edible."

Burp.

Adeline's Shabby Cottage said...

NO WAY could I read this without commenting!! I have the same problem w/Wal-mart meat here in NC!! I thought maybe it was just our local store.

What the crap do they do to that meat? What kind of meat do you suppose it is anyway?

Hubby must read this post. He blames our Wal-mart meat dinner fiascos on my cooking. Ha..I'll show him!
:)Brittany