I purchased about 8 lbs of beef or chicken this week. I am talking about the cheapest meat that I could find. I bought one chuck blade steak for 4.39$/lb and a family sized package of pre-cut stewing beef for 4.59$/lb. It sent our grocery bill well over 100$. I hadn’t bought much meat(a bit of chicken) in about 3 weeks and we were averaging well under 100$ a week during that time. And before you think we are getting close to that 5lbs a week per person…. that meat will last us 2 weeks or more. The steak got cut into two pieces and thrown in the crock pot which is why I could get away with such a cheap cut. It will last me for at least two weeks even with Eduardo/kids having the occasional meal from it. The last time I bought that big package of stewing beef, it lasted for three weeks of meals – more than two weeks worth of beef stew and 1 weeks worth of meals for Eduardo. And the little whole chicken that we purchased fed 4 of us for 2 meals as well as being put to use for 2 additional lunches. The carcass went into the freezer for future chicken soup.
I can’t even fathom eathing 5lbs a week of meat. I can’t imagine it price wise and I can’t imagine it stomach wise.