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3/10/11 8:20 A

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I never thought of it but it sounds like a good idea. emoticon

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3/9/11 8:24 P

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I tend to buy ingredients that are 'better value' so I guess that's a yes.
For example I don't buy spinach because it's not local hence tends to be about $4 a bunch. I can get alternatives like bok choy, sweet potato vine, kang kong, cassava leaves and so on at the market for $1 or $2 a bunch.

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3/9/11 2:46 P
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yes it is a good thing to do . that way you can keep an eye on the total cost of a receipe and the cost of one serving .

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3/9/11 2:20 P

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I think that the cost of one reasonable serving would be a very good thing for me to know. (By "reasonable" I guess I mean something like "standard.") From time to time I tell my husband that if we both want to lose weight, I need to exercise and he needs to eat a LOT less. He actually takes that pretty well (which is probably why I'm still married emoticon ) but he doesn't generally see fit to try to live by it. emoticon

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3/9/11 2:17 P

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Vali_t, too funny, that got me laughing. I should do that with my teenage son. I finally got my husband halfway sticking to a serving of something.

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3/9/11 1:52 P

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Good point - the serving size is relative! emoticon

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3/9/11 1:42 P

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I always figure the price per ounce of the things I buy at the grocery, but I had never thought of estimating the cost per serving. I usually have a pretty decent idea of what the total cost of a dish I make is and you would think that would make it pretty easy to figure the cost per serving...but then you do not live with my husband, for whom a serving would sometimes feed 3 or 4 people. emoticon At any rate, I think that I may start working on estimating cost per serving anyway...gives me something to work with when I gently try to say "honey, I just can't afford to feed you..." emoticon

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3/9/11 1:20 P

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Do you estimate the price per serving when you plan meals? I used to and I think it really helped keep our grocery bill down. I'm wondering if it's worth doing again.

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