I made up my menu last week and went shopping for it. I balked at paying over $2 for a bunch of collards. They were beautiful though but still were over $2! My mom and I were chatting about how expensive food is and she said that she leaves with one bag of food and it’s over $50. I barely get to $50 and if I do then it’s usually because I’m stocking up or doing a whole bunch of different cooking — like all this vegan baking I did this weekend. So, why do I think it’s so expensive?
I guess I forgot that meat bargains are $3+ a pound and that includes — perhaps — bones and fat which weights more than a couple of stems.
|Half Boneless Pork Loin||2.27||3.99||Food Lion|
|Holly Farms Whole Fryers||.89||1.19||Food Lion|
|Food Lion Frozen Vegetables||1.00 (32 ounce bag)||1.20||Food Lion|
|Yellow Onions||.83 (3 lb bag)||.99||Food Lion|
|Carrots||.69 (2 lb bag)||.84||Food Lion|
So, the vegetables are cheaper, but who can have a meal of just carrots? Not me. But there were many a night where I had just a meal of chicken. Well, it’s true.
Greens are in season right now. I’m surprised I don’t see any on sale.