Grocery Shopping at Target

Buying food is one of my favorite things to do, right up there with tasting wine and visiting places where wine is made (or where food is made!). Saving money on day-to-day things so that I can do the above is also a favorite of mine, so I am always on the lookup for bargains and often compare prices from store-to-store.

Back in October, the Target in the South Bay Shopping Center in Dorchester got all fancy and became part-grocery store. South Bay is not one of my favorite places; it can be downright chaotic, but it’s close, and as much as I love me a small, local store, I do love Target.

And their grocery section is good! They have a lot of great deals, especially for their Archer’s Farms brand. A favorite this time around? Strawberry Cheesecake yogurt. It really tasted like cheesecake and made for a nice little Monday breakfast with some walnuts.

Target had some of my favorite things, including these addictive sweet peppers.

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While I was making dinner, I kept washing and eating them raw. I had to make myself save some for the chicken, which turned out to be skillet chicken with sweet peppers, tomatoes, and goat cheese.

I was happy to see that Target offers some humanely-raised chicken. It was a little more expensive, but this is one of the places I am willing to spend more.

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Here you see the chaos of my cooking station. I try to get lunches and dinner done at the same time. And eat olives while I cook.

The chicken was a really simple preparation. I threw it and a lot of olive oil into a pan and got it cooking. I wanted to make sure the outside got golden brown.

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When both sides were cooked, I added in grape tomatoes that were getting to that wrinkly point and the chopped sweet peppers. I topped it with a little more olive oil and some garlic powder and let it cook away while I made some spinach with lemon and garlic to go underneath.

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It always amazes me how spinach cooks down. An entire bag of fresh baby spinach made two teeny servings. It was good, but I want more spinach!

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Once the chicken and vegetables were cooked I put them on top of the spinach and then topped the whole thing with goat cheese which started getting nice and melty with the heat. After feeling icky for days, this bright meal was just the thing to help boost my energy. I am having daily freak-outs about my inability to run, with the marathon coming up more quickly than I would like. I am hoping some good eating and a little more rest will have me back to normal soon!

Do you have a particular grocery store you always shop at? Have you ever shopped for groceries at Target?

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  1. eric King’s avatar

    With your photos its difficult to argue the high quality at the food you can purchase at Target. The photos look great and the meal is making my mouth water… Delish!

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  2. Michelle’s avatar

    I usually do most of my shopping at Market Basket, Stop & Shop and Whole Foods. My mom swears by some of the produce and meats at BJ’s!

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  3. Erica @ In and Around Town’s avatar

    Whenever we get out of the city we head to Market Basket – prices cannot be beat! But if we are at Target, we definitely hit up the food aisles.

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  4. Heather’s avatar

    My grocery store plaza has a target in it – now I shop first at target and buy what I can’t find a target at the regular grocery store.

    We even opened up a target credit card because you save 5% every time you use it…

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    1. traveleatlove’s avatar

      Good to know, thanks! I have been looking for a card with benefits I will actually use!

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    2. Elizabeth’s avatar

      I heart Target, but for me it’s all about the clothing.

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    3. Daisy’s avatar

      I wish there was a target downtown. hahaha. kind of. like a mini target!

      this meal is crave worthy.

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    4. Michelle Collins’s avatar

      I have definitely purchased some groceries at Target before, but I didn’t know any of them had a produce section – good to know! I love shopping at Trader Joe’s and Star Market.

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    5. melissanibbles’s avatar

      I buy my groceries at Target. I only go to the grocery store for meat and some produce.

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    6. Megan’s avatar

      My counter often looks like that! Those peppers are so cute — I love buying them! We’ve definitely gotten some groceries at Target but we don’t do our all out grocery shopping there.

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