This week's Frugal Feasts recipe requires you to sign up for Harris Tetter's E-vic program. You register online HERE and you get special deals with your Vic card that you wouldn't get otherwise. I recently bought a four-pack of Activa yogurt for 99 cents. Once you sign up, you can take advantage of this week's e-Vic special: two-pound Harris Teeter Rancher Beef 80% lean Ground Chuck for $2.97.
If you aren't signed up for e-Vic, it costs $4.97.
I recently attended Sue Stock's coupon class. One rule of thumb shared by Faye Prosser, the author of "The Smart Spending Guide," was to not spend more than $2 a pound on meat. This deal means ground beef costs less than $1.50 a pound.
I found this recipe for Bacon Swiss Cheeseburgers with Tomatoes and Avocados from Sheila Lukins' book, "Ten." The cookbook's conceit is ten recipes for our favorite foods from hamburgers to ribs. Since it is January and tomatoes are not in season, I would forgo the tomatoes. Without tomatoes, this recipe costs $1.80 per serving.
Tabasco, bacon, Swiss cheese and buns are also on sale at Harris Teeter this week. As always, check out Sue Stock's Taking Stock blog for her Wednesday Deals post, where she pairs what's on sale with what coupons are out there.