Sunday, May 24, 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
42¢ Whole chicken .89 per pound (Kroger)
42¢ Pork shoulder, bone-in [western ribs] 1.19 per pound (Meijer)
42¢ Ground beef, hamburger 1.59 per pound (Kroger)
45¢ Ham, boneless 1.99 per pound (Kroger)
48¢ Pork loin, boneless 1.59 per pound (Meijer)
48¢ Ground chuck 1.92 per pound (Meijer)
48¢ Ground turkey 1.79 per pound (Kroger)
51¢ Ham, boneless 2.19 per pound (Kroger)
60¢ Bottom round 2.19 per pound (Meijer)
63¢ Chicken breast, boneless 2.49 per pound (Kroger)

Meat Alternatives
Cost for equivalent to 3 oz serving of meat
24¢ Eggs .98 per dozen (Meijer, Kroger)
33¢ Milk 1.77 per gallon (Kroger)
57¢ Cheese 3.00 per pound (Kroger)

Fruits and Vegetables
Cost for 1/2 cup serving
12¢ Potatoes, .29 per pound (Kroger)
12¢ Onions .56 per pound (Kroger)
16¢ Apricots, fresh .99 per pound (Meijer)
22¢ Nectarines, fresh .99 per pound (Meijer)
26¢ Peaches, fresh .99 per pound (Meijer)
52¢ Cantaloupe, fresh 1.77 each (Kroger)
$1.12 Blueberries, fresh 2.50 per 6 ounces (Kroger)

Stock The Pantry
$1.75 Catsup, Meijer brand 46 oz .04 per ounce(Meijer)
$1.79 Butter, Kroger 1 pound

Other good buys
Almonds 4.99 per pound (Meijer)
Bacon 2.50 per pound (Kroger)


carlosmessi said...

I really like this idea. Specially in those days where the economy is down. I like what you are doing. Continue the good work.

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Sheila said...

How is your arm doing now? I hope you have been having a smooth recovery.