Monday, June 8, 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
27¢ Ground turkey 1.00 per pound (Meijer)
40¢ Chicken thighs, boneless 1.50 per pound (Meijer)
43¢ Chicken thighs, bone in 1.19 per pound (Kroger)
46¢ Pork, western ribs 1.29 per pound (Meijer)
48¢ Ground chuck, 1.88 per pound (Kroger)

Meat Alternatives
Cost for equivalent to 3 oz serving of meat
25¢ Eggs, .98 per dozen (Meijer, Kroger)
33¢ Milk, 1.77 per gallon (Kroger)

Fruits and Vegetables
Cost for 1/2 cup serving
9¢ Bananas, .33 per pound (Save A Lot)
16¢ Apricots, .99 per pound (Meijer)
22¢ Peaches, .99 per pound (Meijer)
28¢ Blueberries, 1.50 per pint (Meijer)
37¢ Kiwi fruit .25 each (Meijer)

Stock The Pantry
Butter, 1.79 per pound (Kroger)

Other good buys
Mac & Cheese, 25¢ per box (Save A Lot)

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