Wowsers did prices go sky high in just over a week. I hadn’t really noticed that large of an increase until this week’s shopping trip. Eggs and butter seemed to be the biggest jump for me. $4/doz for eggs and $5/lb for generic butter. Yikes!
I asked the guys about the price and Mr. Chris said their cost for eggs was $3.03/doz. That’s COST. Apparently supply chain and the bird flu are pushing egg costs up and sounds like it will stay that way for a while. Seriously I can get eggs cheaper from my farmer guy up the street, which I have been doing anyways.
Rising costs on everything makes me just want to go local as much as possible. I have never been a person who relies solely on grocery stores for my food. If I am going to pay that much for meat and eggs I might as well get them directly from the farmer here, right?
These rising costs really concern me when it comes to the small mom and pop stores though. These prices will drive people to the large chain stores like Walmart. That’s a big deal for them. Even losing 10% of their sales could really hurt them big time.
I paid $90 this week for 2 bags of groceries. The most expensive thing I bought was a chuck roast for $17.50 and 90% ground beef for $6.21.
I am keeping our meals lighter on meat this week. It’s better for us anyways.
On the menu this week:
Dinners: tacos, pot roast, soup, breakfast for dinner, grilled sandwiches, big salads
For breakfast: I plan on making another quiche and blueberry muffins. We also have lots of eggo waffles, cereal and toast.
Lunches are sandwiches, salads, pasta and leftovers
In the green house (the basement) look at the peas! Aren’t they fabulous?! I am really pleased with the grow lights so far.
How are you doing with your meals and keeping your costs down?
That’s it for now! Have a fantastic week 🙂 -MM