Part of my budget-stretching efforts included finding a good butcher shop. A lot of people don’t realize that there are places like the Tampa Steak Company around. Most of their business is wholesale to restaurants, small grocers and catering companies, but they also have a retail counter.
I have a medium-sized chest freezer, and with my family keeping it full is a job in itself. My butcher shop really helps with that.
Yesterday’s purchases –
40 lb box of boneless chicken breasts – $44
40 lb box of chicken leg quarters – $18
10 lbs of end cut pork chops at $1.59 a pound
15 lbs of hamburger (admittedly high fat) at $1.49 a pound.
I spent $103 dollars, and have over a hundred pounds of food to show for it. Today I am breaking it up into meal-sized packages and stowing it away. I love seeing a full freezer!
This was originally posted on my old blog, Middle Class Poor.