Okay the old saying was ” Where`s the Beef?” and it was yelled by this old lady. I don`t recall which fast food chain this commercial was for though.
Yesterday Tony wanted to go shopping so I drove him to pic n save, used to be Piggly Wiggly.
He wanted meat and I let him pick what he wants to eat, I just cook it whether or not I eat any of it.
He bought in bulk and I package it when I get home into meal size freezer bags.
One eight pack of pork chops and I made three meals from that package.
One package of beef shoulder steaks, I made two meals.
One small package of Hamburger meat, maybe three meals.
One package of chicken wings, this will make two meals.
One package of hot dogs, will make two meals.
Now this is what I picked out:
Ten pound bag of chicken thighs and one pound package of ground turkey.
With the turkey burger I made soup and canned that, plus I got two patties for burgers later. So I made eight meals for the pack of turkey that was $2.40 and I use a .55 manufacturer coupon making it $1.85
The ten pounds of chicken I made four meal size freezer bags and I ground up enough for eight chicken burgers and froze those in meal size freezer bags. Plus I am making chicken stock with the bones and skins and the left over pieces of chicken that was left on the bones. The Chicken was on sale for .44 per pound = $4.40 that averages out to be .55 per meal, not counting the broth and the bones will be a treat for the dogs.
Okay, that is 28 meals not counting the chicken broth. So what was the price of the meats?
$27.11 (tax not included) so that amounts to just under $1.00 per meal. That is not to bad. Plus he gets his meat every day. Me? I don`t care if I eat meat or not, I love my veggies and fruits.
How do you shop for meat? Or do you?
By Andria Perry
Photo By Andria Perry