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    Default Meat...$$$...Argh!!!

    Ok....I had to put my big girl panties on today and buy meat. It just drives me nuts to look at the prices. I have not been buying much meat for awhile so I am not sure how I did. I think for my area I did ok?

    I wound up getting 8 packages, 1.25 pounds each, of ground turkey on a buy one get one free sale. this put each package at $3.00.

    I found a value pak of skin on bone in chicken thighs for $.99 a pound. I got a 6.44# package for $6.38.

    I also found chuck pot roast on a buy one get one of equal or lesser value free sale that put it at $2.50 a pound. I got 2 for a total of 6.86# of beef for a total of $17.42. I plan on cutting both roasts in half before I freeze them.

    I am fairly happy with my choices....but I hate the price of meat!!!
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    I think you did great...I usually just "pay my respects" as I pass by....hate buying meat!

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    I got boneless skinless chicken breasts yesterday for $1.79 a pound, which didn't seem too bad since it's not the frozen kind pumped full of salt solution.

    We seem to pick up meats on sale at fairly good prices quite often, either close-outs or just on the regular ad. Beef is high but other stuff doesn't seem to have gone up as much and can still be quite reasonable, considering. But then we live next door to farm country, so I'm sure that helps.
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    Quote Originally Posted by bookwormpeg View Post
    I think you did great...I usually just "pay my respects" as I pass by....hate buying meat!
    *giggle* *snort* *giggle* Pay your respects! *snort* Oh gosh! *snort*

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ponderer View Post
    ....but I hate the price of meat!!!

    Me too...........and it won't be long before I am buying again too.

    I just learned about an online co. called.........

    www.zaycon.com

    HAS ANYONE EVER ORDERED FROM THEM?

    A friend has just re-ordered their chicken.........said it was great....though very large quantities. That would be okay if
    price decent and taste was good. HOLD THE PLUMPING AND CHEMICALS!! (I usually only buy northwest grown chicken)

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    The price of meat

    The price of grain keeps going higher. Which is what farmers need to
    feed to their animals. Price of gas is still high.
    So the price of meat is going to stay high and go higher.

    I am thankful for the venison in my freezer. One of my sons gave us over 30 pounds of beef hamburg that is about a year old. It was well packaged. So far, we have used quite a bit of it. Only one pkg did the dogs get, so far.
    I also have been picking up boneless chicken breasts on sale. Last pkg this week, was $ 1.29 a pound. I am currently using some that I paid .89 a pound for back in November.
    If I find another sale soon on chicken, it will have to be pressure canned. I did quite a few pints , last year and it was very good.

    One of the relatives has a small farm. She mentioned she wanted to buy my eggs, because she downsized her flock due to grain prices. Knowing her, it would probably be a swap deal for pork in her freezer. I know she sent several of them to the slaughter house, recently
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    think that was reasonable. Meat takes a big bite out of the budget ouch. I never buy it unless it is on sale we seem to eat a lot of chicken, pork chops, and chuck

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    I would KILL for those prices for meat. Americans have it so easy.

    I paid $33.50 for 5kg of boneless and skinless chicken breasts, $13 for 1.6kg of pork chops and $6 for two pounds of ground beef.

    If I ever had the chance to swipe up meat for the prices you got it for, I'd have to pinch myself.

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    frugalfranny I have ordered from them, their chicken is all I have gotten at this point. But it is great, it is a large quantity, but so worth it. I believe it is 40 LB boxes that it comes in, and I believe last fall when I bought it, it was like $1.69 ish a pound, don't remember for sure.

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    I hate the price of meat. I try to wait and stock up when there are super sales or I find it on reduced prices at the grocery store.

    Sometimes our local grocer has a 'meat attack' sale where all the meat you can fit into a paper bag is 15% off. I try to stack that with the reduced price meat.


    Re: Zaycon, a local blogger that I follow says that their chicken breasts are large, tender and juicy. (I feel dirty for having typed that).
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    I bought meat this week too bought country style pork ribs ( no bone or little bone) local raised ( my section of the state) for $1.69
    They had pork chops for $1.29. A pound also

    Ground Round beef $2.69

    Chicken quarters for 59 cents a pound seems like they were mainly bone so I smiled it.
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    That sounds close to the prices here, too. I used to get the turkey 2/$4, but it's been a while since I saw that price. Chicken quarters were about 79c/lb here last week but that is rock-bottom and not usual, and bone-in breast was an unbelievable .88c per pound. I stocked up a couple weeks ago so I didn't have room for more, sadly.

    It's getting harder and harder to find good meat deals, and more important than ever to stockpile during a sale.
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    Chicken boneless skinless was $1.79 now $1.89.
    Hamburger $3.99 lb...NOT the lean
    That's as far as I know. I haven't bought any other for a long time. What I don't understand is Florida is ranch land...meat and dairy but our meat, eggs and milk are sky high.
    Orange/grapefruit orchards abound but are sky high.
    I mean, dang, they're everywhere ... not like they have to ship millions of miles.
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    We tend to buy our meats from the asian markets. It's less pretty (if pretty at all - usually its dingy), no frills etc but totally worth the price vs a big box chain store advertising a 'sale'. Dad is great at it so he will buy bone in/skin on chicken and debone/deskin himself and freeze in meal sized portions. When I took him into Whole Foods - he just about passed out at the prices. He was screaming at the poor kid behind the counter "Thats the price for 100grams?!" *blushes*

    Admittedly, we do eat a lot of pork (the other white meat) and that is lower in price vs beef.

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    I'm defrosting some thick sliced pork sirloin, red tagged @ $1.69 a lb, I'll serve it for dinner tomorrow with mashed pots, applesauce, salad and Italian bread.

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