Pat in Shreveport looks at the rising cost of her favorite foods.
I've all but quit buying red meat, and not for health reasons or that I've become a vegetarian: I'm a red meat carnivore, but who in the world can afford a $24 rump roast for Sunday dinner? Mr. SIGIS bought groceries at the commissary on base last week and paid $4.00 per lb. for ground beef. A whole chicken runs about $6 now as opposed to about $4 a year ago at my grocery store. Milk? About $4.50 a gallon. Our weekly splurge of ribeyes for the grill is a thing of the past. Even my own favorite food group, beer, now costs about $2 more a six-pack.