My last post was about quality vs. quantity.
Quantity has won this week. 79c per pound for chicken leg quarters this week! Tomorrow boneless skinless chicken breast is on sale for $1.49 per pound. Monday bananas are 39c per pound. Tuesday ground beef is $1.69 per pound.
Stephanie sent me a link to a handy cost per serving calculator for meat.
“At $0.79 per pound, Chicken / Leg quarter costs $0.40 per serving. (2 servings per pound.) ”
“At $1.49 per pound, Chicken / Breast, boneless costs $0.37 per serving. (4 servings per pound.)”
“At $1.69 per pound, Other / Ground beef costs $0.42 per serving. (4 servings per pound.)”
With a bi-weekly food and household budget of $250 I needed to make some changes. This pay period I’ll have put more than 50 pounds of meat into my freezer. I’ll use a few pounds of it over the next 2 weeks, but I’ll still have quite a bit stored thus lowering how much I have to spend in weeks to come.
We’re still debating spending the almost $1000 on a 1/4 cow from UNR’s Wolfpack Meats though, but that choice will have to be made before I buy the hamburger next week. I won’t hold my breath (even though some beef tenderloin would be EPIC).
I feel kind of bad, but right now I’m not in a position to drop $9+ a pound for grass fed beef. I’ll just be glad I found the sales right at payday. 😉