Monday, June 22, 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
.44¢ Ground hamburger (73%) 1.68 per pound (Kroger)
53¢ Pork loin, boneless 1.79 per pound (Meijer)
57¢ Chicken breast, boneless, skinless 1.99 per pound (Meijer)
60¢ Ham, boneless 1.99 per pound (Kroger)

Meat Alternatives
Cost for equivalent to 3 oz serving of meat
33¢ Milk, 1.77 per gallon (Kroger)
49¢ Cheese 2.58 per pound (Kroger)

Fruits and Vegetables
Cost for 1/2 cup serving
11¢ Bananas .39 per pound (Meijer)
18¢ Plums .99 per pound (Meijer)
31¢ Strawberries 1.65 per pound (Kroger)

Stock The Pantry
Walnuts 2.99 per pound (Kroger)

Other good buys
Almonds 2.99 per pound (Kroger)

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