I have been noticing the costs going up rather quickly, but, yesterday I did a grocery run and the sticker shock nearly floored me.
I bought some cheese, uncured ham for breakfast, cream, eggs, and 2 steaks that I will cut up for stew. The entire purchase fit into the little basket on top (for seating your kids). Total bill? $85.67.
Ouch. Those steaks were $5.99 per pound. 1 1/2 pounds each.
I am reading that with crop failures the meat supply will take a big hit…already seeing that. Pork supply is mostly being exported because everywhere else has that pig disease. Driving the cost up for domestic consumers.
A while back I bought freeze dried ground beef and sausage. I thought it was sort of pricey…but, it looks more reasonable all the time. I ordered 2 more of each (12 lbs total). Fresh meat and animal products are the first causality of crop failures.
We keto folk are going to get the biggest hit to our budgets because we eat at the top of the food chain. How do we adapt our eating to keep the budget under control?