I finally got around to weighing my bowl that I keep my crockpot chicken lunch meat in so that once it’s all picked off the bones I could figure out my price per pound.
My bowl is 2 lbs 3.5 ounces, and after it was filled with one chicken’s worth of meat it was 3 lbs 13.5 ounces. Yielding 1 lb, 10 ounces, right? They come in a package of 2, this package was 21.35, so 21.35/2~ 10.60 for 26 ounces of meat.
That’s 0.40 cents an ounce, comparable with the regular prepared nitrate-laden lunch meat in our local grocery store.
Do some of you do ‘price books’ to keep track of costs at your grocery store? Meredith at Like Merchant Ships explains what a price book is here. I’ve tried them at various times, but I am better able to save money by just simplifying my life and generally buying the same thing month-to-month. But I do pay attention to the price per pound/ounce at the store, when comparing the value of what I’m buying, though not necessary in price-book format. For example, the frozen blueberries at Costco are a bit more per ounce than the frozen mixed berries, so we usually just choose the mixed berries and have mixed berry muffins rather than plain blueberries. Fruit I keep under $2/pound, and I compare the price per ounce on cheese. How about you?
How I simplify our menus and grocery shopping
Making stock from the chicken bones to use throughout the week
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