Monday, May 4, 2009

The Price is Right

The Price is Right
Originally uploaded by darthdowney
Here's this week's best buys in southeast Michigan. Ingredients in italics are more expensive than the rule of thumb I use for truly frugal cooking, 45¢ per serving.

Cost for a cooked 3 oz serving
37¢ Chicken breast, bone in 1.29 per pound (Meijer)
45¢ Ground chuck 1.78 per pound (Kroger)
53¢ Pork loin, boneless 1.79 per pound (Meijer)

Meat Alternatives
Cost for equivalent to 3 oz serving of meat
24¢ Eggs .98 per dozen (Meijer + Kroger)
37¢ Milk 1.98 per gallon (Meijer + Kroger)
49¢ Cottage cheese 1.99 per 24 oz (Kroger)
51¢ Cheese 2.69 per pound (Kroger)

Fruits and Vegetables
Cost for 1/2 cup serving
13¢ Cameo apples .88 per pound (Kroger)
17¢ Green beans, frozen 1.00 per pound (Meijer)
20¢ Broccoli, frozen 1.00 per pound (Meijer)

Stock The Pantry
3.88 Sugar 10 pound package (Meijer)

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