I hate to admit it…

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. 😉

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