Tuesday, October 4, 2011
Feta Cheese From The Dollar Tree
There is a one Dollar Tree store sort of near me (East Greenbush) that has a row of fridge and freezer cases in the back. And sometimes they have feta cheese (my favorite). They've not had any in at least six months but I was over that way running errands today and they were back in stock. Albeit a different brand (they used to carry the same brand as Price Chopper) and a smaller size. I still think $1 for a 2 oz pack of feta is a good deal.
For those wondering why I bought eight, it's because I freeze them. When you find a good deal, buy many and freeze until you need it. Cheese freezes great so I am never worried about it tasting funny later. I use feta in salads, pasta dishes and in spinach feta omelets (which I eat a few times a month I must admit).
The Dollar Tree is also a great resource for cheap prices on spices. I ran out of onion powder last weekend so this was prefect timing.
I don't buy much at dollar stores but sometimes you just hit the bargain jack-pot.
Other things I try to get at the Dollar Tree are....
* Minced garlic
* Tortillas (before I stopped eating gluten)
* Chicken stock
This is sort of my dirty little secret. I don't know why I have no shame in using coupons but shopping at the Dollar Tree feels seedy. But it does- ha. So shhhh...don't tell anyone!