I have never paid much attention to the cost of groceries. We buy what we need and if there’s something on my list, rarely do I let the cost keep me from getting it. Granted, most things I buy are reasonably priced. Things that are expensive, like brisket, prime rib, etc., I only buy on sale.
For years, we bought deli meat for sandwiches. The other day I picked up a package of corned beef – the prepackaged kind. I didn’t look at the cost but I looked at the meat inside the package and it didn’t look so good so I went back to the deli and got it and about gasped when I saw the cost.
$9.77 per pound! I told myself . . I’m buying a corned beef kit and making my own! We love corned beef and eat it often. Sometimes, when I can get brisket on sale, I’ll buy a whole one, cut it in half, smoke part of it and make corned beef out of the other half. This is the recipe I use.
More often, I’ll just buy a packaged kit – the beef if already cured, and cook it in the pressure cook.
Quite a difference in price, huh? You can bet I won’t be buying any more deli meat unless I have no other way to get the meat I need.
One of the recipe for next week calls for deli sliced turkey. I’m going to roast a turkey breast on Sunday and I’ll use that meat instead of buying deli meat. The turkey breast is one we bought on sale after Thanksgiving so I know it’s way, way less expensive than buying deli meat.