KITCHEN CORNER CHAT forum: Buying Brisket slabs

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Oct 31, 2010 8:51 AM CST
Name: Just call me Lynxx :)
South Florida, 9B
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Every few months, my family wants to taste brisket.
The last time I bought it, I saw that it came in two cuts. The regular cut, which costs about 15.00, and was a one evening meal size, and one lunch, and the slab, which was 40.00. I noticed the price per pound was a whopping 1.24 difference, of course the slab being the cheaper. It was a 'no brainer' to pick the slab over the 'family cut.' I ended up making 5 dinner meals for the entire family out of it (3 people) all with a different recipe. We had Brisket cabbage rolls, Brisket sandwiches, (Rueben style) Brisket with roasted potatoes and carrots, and Brisket BBQ style. (twice)
I saved BIG TIME buying the slab. Lol, I remember when we were checking out, the kid at the register brought to my husband's attention the fact that this was a 40 dollar cut He laughed, and told him he got almost twice the poundage for his buck. When the checkout boy thought about it on those terms, he agreed. I also had leftover enough to make lunches...brisket in soup and also sandwiches...5 days worth. So, a 40.00 cut really spread out .
Think about that. I got 5 entire days of lunches and dinners for 40.00. That turns into 4.00 a lunch, for 3 people and 4.00 a dinner...for 3 people! of course, that does not include sides, but I buy them in bulk too, so each dinner was probably about 6.50, again, for 3 people...that rounds out to approximately 2.16 per person, per meal!!!
I love when I save money! And the best part of all? It was my husband who pointed out the differences in price versus, I've taught him well! Hurray!
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