posted on Apr, 12 2011 @ 10:57 AM
I went to the grocery store on Saturday evening so I could make a good steak dinner for my family. This was not regular grocery shopping where I
bought the regular cart full of groceries- it was just to get stuff for our special dinner.
This is pretty much everything I purchased: 2 large steaks, 1 package of tamales, salad fixings, squash/zucchini/onions for a casserole, a four pack
of beer for hubby and I, a package of pasta and some sauces, a gallon of milk, a little cake at the bakery for dessert, and a toy ball my son wanted
while going down the aisles. Everything fit into about 4 plastic grocery bags.
The total for one meal was $97 (or rounded to $100). For a home cooked meal? I usually don't notice how things add up and it's not unusual for my
regular grocery amount to be between $300-$400 dollars. But having it singled out as one meal and being that much, was a bit pricey, I thought.
Granted, I shop at the smaller more expensive family owned small town store and not at the mega chains like the super wal-mart. But still.
I remember a year ago I went all out for 'seafood night' and that one dinner cost $80 to make at home. I used to be able to make a 'grand dinner'
(which isn't all that grand) for about $20-$30 just a few years go.