While grocery shopping this weekend, I was struck by something odd.  The meat only came in “family packs” with nothing in portions for 1-2 people.  I needed 1 pound of flank steak but the pieces started in sizes of almost 2 pounds.  The same was true of chicken breasts, pork chops, ribs, and almost everything else in the meat department.

The sales are no different.  Often, the sales pricing in Giant Food only applies to family packs of 3 pounds or more.  The savings are substantial, sometimes a couple dollars per pound.  Unless you’re having a party or feeding an army, why would you ever need 3+ pounds of meat?  A portion is 3-4 ounces!!!  And this is why we’re fat.

This is aggravating to no end.  I bought the 2 lb. steak and froze half of it.  So now that half will sit in the freezer until I move to another house for months until I decide to make another flank steak dish.  What a waste.

Looks like I’m going to have to start meat shopping at Whole Paycheck Foods.




  1. Honest
    Posted November 3, 2009 at 2:20 pm | Permalink | Reply

    You could always make the entire dish and eat the other portions for lunch :-). I’m a bulk meat and fish buyer and love freezing.

    • Donna
      Posted November 12, 2009 at 3:02 pm | Permalink | Reply

      Do you freeze finished meals or only the ingredients?

  2. Agbenyo
    Posted November 12, 2009 at 9:24 am | Permalink | Reply

    I will come down for a dinner party.

    • Donna
      Posted November 12, 2009 at 2:59 pm | Permalink | Reply

      LOL — of course you will! I’ll plan something for the crew and you can all come down and visit. It’ll be just like old times with the addition of Cameron running around.

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