Monday, June 27, 2011
Math is not my strong suit, but I do remember in grade school about bushels and pecks, pints and quarts. Berries, for example. Now raspberries are often sold in little 6 oz packaging. What does that equal? A pint?
I decided to ask hubby. His strong suit is math. I even confused him by the time I was done questioning him and challenging his answers. He started getting into volume vs weight and other things that boggle my mind. He tried, but both of us were frustrated by the end of the conversation.
In the afternoon we went to a grocery store together. Now he understood my confusion. He didn't realize raspberries are sold in little 6 oz baskets, not pints. He had never paid attention. The question becomes, how many little baskets to make 12 jars of jelly? Of course we'd have to factor in the size of the jars, but that is beside the point.
Turkey bacon was on sale. 2/$3. That sounded great til we looked closer at the package. That was two, 6 oz packs for $3. Not a pound in total, but just 12 oz. We put it back. It was cheaper to buy the one 12 oz (guess 16 oz are no longer available) that wasn't on sale. Same brand. We walked out without the turkey bacon.
Hubby loves his ice cream but the creameries are doing him a favor these days. Their packages/boxes are smaller too. This is where serving size has become important to him. It's a start.
Hubby picks up things for me on his way home from work occasionally. The other day he new I wanted cottage cheese. He asked me if I wanted a quart. I said the usual big size. I really didn't know if it was a quart. It sounded right to me - wouldn't that be 32 oz? I checked the container I had. 24 oz! When did that happen? There's one item I thought the price hadn't gone up too much. Boy was I wrong!
So the question remains, how many ounces in a pint?