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Produce vs Meat at the cash register

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.

The Deal Sale/lb Normally/lb Where
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.

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