Monday, July 27, 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
35¢ Chicken leg quarters .79 per pound (Meijer)
39¢ Whole chicken, .85 per pound (Meijer)
50¢ Ground chuck 1.99 per pound (Meijer)
51¢ Boneless pork loin 1.69 per pound (Meijer)

Meat Alternatives
Cost for equivalent to 3 oz serving of meat
24¢ Eggs, .98 per dozen (Meijer)
30¢ Milk, 1.59 per gallon (Kroger)

Fruits and Vegetables
Cost for 1/2 cup serving
15¢ Orange juice, .91 per 12 oz can (Meijer)
15¢ Celery .91 per bunch (Meijer)
15¢ Mangoes .50 each (Meijer)
16¢ Green beans, fresh .77 per pound (Meijer)
18¢ Grapes .97 per pound (Meijer)
23¢ Peaches, .88 per pound (Meijer)
23¢ Eggplant, 77 per pound (Meijer)

Stock The Pantry
Walnuts 2.99 per pound (Kroger)

Other good buys
Almonds 2.99 per pound (Kroger)

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