With the July 4th weekend in full swing- stores of all varieties are prompted to host incredible sales- One of which benefitted not only my pocketbook, but my belly as well. Grocery store adds made my counter top colorful and patriotic this weekend with various advertised deals.. from $0.99 cent asparagus bundles to $3.99 seedless watermelons..and I must mention: $1.99/pound for Extra Lean Ground Beef. For Serious. The catch was that you couldn’t get just one pound and be done with it. The beef came in value packs, ranging from 2lbs and up to 4lbs. These value packs worked just fine for me.. I have a delightful kitchen gadget to help me portion out perfect one pound bags of beef for freezing.