I did notice when checking the bank account that the grocery bill has increased, but the hubster doesn't appear to have aged each week when he returns so ..... I really didn't notice. Today - I noticed. Beef for stewing - the cheapest toughest cut of beef was outrageous. I stared. I looked around for the signage about "gourmet beef". I stared some more. WTF!?
"Ok," I thought, "I'll buy oxtail. It takes longer to cook, but .... I stared again. Oxtail only $1 cheaper per pound?? Oh hayel no. I bought a chuck roast at $1.20/lb less than the stewing beef because for a buck twenty a pound I have a butcher knife and I know how to use it." I was so shocked and so pissed I thought, "This family is lucky I am not doing the shopping or we'd be having Spam and Mac & Cheese." Yes, I understand how contrary that is to organic/fair trade buying sensibilities. But really .... over $5/pound for stewing beef? In Pittsburgh, home of the low cost of living??
I bet people who live in CA and NYC are starving. o_O So, I am grateful that even though I about fell over at the cost I was still able to buy what I wanted. And I am grateful that I don't live in a place with a higher cost of living. Gads.
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