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(Marketwatch)   Inflation is raising the cost of July 4th BBQs by almost 21%. What are you seeing in your neck of the woods?   (marketwatch.com) divider line
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2022-06-25 9:24:05 AM  
My wife and I split a ribeye once wvery two weeks. $9.89 a year ago is $17.89 now.  I am eating less and feeling better. Speaking of neck I was telling my daughters that when I was young the mill my dad worked at had to cut emoyee hours in half during the 1970s gas crisis. Some of my favorite foods, S.O.S, garden vegetable fajitas with funky stuff like greenbeans, and the classic fried neck bones and home fries (props to both Willie Bobo and Santana)

My vegan daughter looked as if she vomited in her mourh but the oldest daughter is coming over tomorrow to sample this delicacy.
 
2022-06-25 9:25:20 AM  
I'm seeing that my neighbors dog might look good with some bbq sauce and plenty of leftovers.

Have you seen the price of meat? Jesus Christ.
 
2022-06-25 9:43:49 AM  

NewportBarGuy: Have you seen the price of meat? Jesus Christ.



lamb (of god)chops?
 
2022-06-25 9:58:25 AM  
First year in which I won't be celebrating. Not because of inflation, but because I just feel numb.
 
2022-06-25 10:10:08 AM  
Rural Alaska already had a very strong hunter/gatherer (what Alaskans call "subsistence" even though it's much more than merely subsisting) tradition.  But now more people are taking it up, because they can't afford the food that's shipped in. WAY more people are out subsistence fishing.  More people went hunting, too, during the season.  The Elders are predicting a bumper crop of berries this year - which is good because people who didn't need to put them up before are doing it now.

Prices were outrageous before. Now they're ridiculous.
 
2022-06-25 10:18:04 AM  
I got some beef ribs Friday for $7.50 just to have some affordable red meat.
 
2022-06-25 10:45:07 AM  
Veggies are still cheap. I can get corn on the cob 3 for a dollar (4 for a dollar sometimes). Brats and burgers are still affordable as well (especially at Costco).
But yeah, steaks are high.
 
2022-06-25 10:49:40 AM  
Inflation hasn't stopped the neighborhood asshole from settling off illegal fireworks every day, several times a day, often very late at night. This has been going on since early May. The last "boom" occurred less than 10 minutes ago. I wish I were lying about this.
 
2022-06-25 11:04:14 AM  

Lorelle: Inflation hasn't stopped the neighborhood asshole from settling off illegal fireworks every day, several times a day, often very late at night. This has been going on since early May. The last "boom" occurred less than 10 minutes ago. I wish I were lying about this.


Don't get mad. Get even. You could take a big shiat in your neighbors front lawn.
 
2022-06-25 11:13:04 AM  

Lorelle: Inflation hasn't stopped the neighborhood asshole from settling off illegal fireworks every day, several times a day, often very late at night. This has been going on since early May. The last "boom" occurred less than 10 minutes ago. I wish I were lying about this.


Call the local TV reporter, and get them onsite to witness both the illegal fireworks, and the lack of police response when you call them. It will make for a juicy story, and those get results.
 
2022-06-25 11:28:33 AM  
I usually don't have to pay to get into BBQs.
 
2022-06-25 11:31:33 AM  

JerseyTim: I usually don't have to pay to get into BBQs.


Were you that guy in college who just happened to join the circle right whenever someone would pass around a joint?
 
2022-06-25 11:44:20 AM  
Despite the articles warning me about mustard I managed to purchase two different types at the store yesterday for what I considered to be a reasonable price. I'm about to case another store just in case they have some different kinds.

You always need at least three different mustards.
 
2022-06-25 11:49:53 AM  
I just got bone in rib-eye for $6.99. Boneless pork chops $1.99. They had NY sirloin for $3.99 but I had to stop there.
 
2022-06-25 11:54:10 AM  
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2022-06-25 12:02:25 PM  
I don't know the situation anywhere else, but my butcher hasn't raised his prices in over a year.

https://butchershop.co.il/collections/%D7%91%D7%A7%D7%A8 (Hebrew)

Asado (what they call beef short ribs) - NIS 80 for 1 kilo is roughly $11 a pound
Entrecote on the bone (what they call ribeye) - NIS 169 for 1 kilo is roughly  $23 a pound
A six-pack of high-quality 300g (10oz) hamburgers - NIS 89 is roughly $27
 
2022-06-25 12:06:35 PM  
Got "ribeye" on sale yesterday. It was doing its best impression of a flank steak, so I knew going into it that the cut was destined for stir fry. Used that with spinach and Cantonese egg noodles. Was tasty.

Had a buddy over to share dinner with, and he once again gave me a farkTON of salmon he keeps buying from an Alaskan fishery. Like 5 lbs of keta and 2 lbs of sockeye. So that's always nice.

My strategy continues to be sniping stuff on sale and tossing it in the freezer. Still got a number of 1 lb bags of $1/lb pork shoulder I snagged recently and ground most of. Scored and found some frozen fancy fark NZ ground lamb on sale for half off.

Lots of chuck roast, chicken thigh, ground meat, and fish. I'm not picky and can easily make tasty stuff from those ingredients. Eating less meat overall anyway, while including more pulses and legumes, tofu, paneer, etc.

Not doing anything big for the 4th. Will definitely do burgers if hatch chilis show up a month early again this year though.
 
2022-06-25 12:07:36 PM  

Clash City Farker: I just got bone in rib-eye for $6.99. Boneless pork chops $1.99. They had NY sirloin for $3.99 but I had to stop there.


Can you tell the rest of us how to shop for meat in 1995?
 
2022-06-25 12:17:24 PM  

olrasputin: My strategy continues to be sniping stuff on sale and tossing it in the freezer


Every Friday a couple hours before they close for Shabbat (and perhaps on other days when I'm not there), my supermarket puts all the chicken that is due to expire soon on a shelf marked 60% off.

I buy a bunch and freeze it. I get 1 kilo of chicken wings for around $1.50, for example.

Maybe other supermarkets elsewhere in the world do the same thing.
 
2022-06-25 12:28:27 PM  
Today is the first hot day we've had this year. It's been cool, overcast and drizzly, so we didn't make any plans for the 4th; except for checking the supply of tranks for one of our dogs. Sheela is a bit nervous, just one beep from a smoke alarm or a UPS and she's shaking for hours. Considering the 4th is a Monday, she'll probably need her meds from Friday on.
 
2022-06-25 12:59:05 PM  

Private_Citizen: Lorelle: Inflation hasn't stopped the neighborhood asshole from settling off illegal fireworks every day, several times a day, often very late at night. This has been going on since early May. The last "boom" occurred less than 10 minutes ago. I wish I were lying about this.

Call the local TV reporter, and get them onsite to witness both the illegal fireworks, and the lack of police response when you call them. It will make for a juicy story, and those get results.


"Sorry, Sinclair was very specific on no anti-police stories. They cut our checks so we're gonna pass."
 
2022-06-25 1:03:22 PM  

shinji3i: Private_Citizen: Lorelle: Inflation hasn't stopped the neighborhood asshole from settling off illegal fireworks every day, several times a day, often very late at night. This has been going on since early May. The last "boom" occurred less than 10 minutes ago. I wish I were lying about this.

Call the local TV reporter, and get them onsite to witness both the illegal fireworks, and the lack of police response when you call them. It will make for a juicy story, and those get results.

"Sorry, Sinclair was very specific on no anti-police stories. They cut our checks so we're gonna pass."


Definitely don't call a Sinclair station
 
2022-06-25 1:19:04 PM  
Not really that that bad here if you know where to go.
 
2022-06-25 1:19:40 PM  
Picked up a three-pack of bone-in ribeyes at Kroger last weekend in the meat clearance section.  Usually I'll hit it Sunday evening, because that's when everything that didn't sell over the weekend gets marked down quickly, especially if it's close to expiring.

They were marked down to $17 from $41, which made them around $5 a pound. There's a good percentage of fat and other inedible bits, so the actual consumed portion price per pound is higher, but it's worth it.  I cooked one, and vacuum sealed the other two and tossed them in the freezer.

Left it out seasoned with salt, pepper, and garlic until it reached room temp, and then seared it for 3 minutes on my griddle, popped it into a 375 degree oven for 6 mins, and then let it rest for a couple.  Sautéed mushrooms on the side.

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Topped it off with a little butter and some umami seasoning.  Quite tasty if I must say so myself.
 
2022-06-25 1:30:12 PM  
 I somehow am still able to afford potato salad, if that's what you're asking.
 
2022-06-25 1:52:25 PM  
This is why I save old shoes.  Ketchup fixes everything!
 
2022-06-25 1:55:25 PM  
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Very rarely Fred Meyer here will have way too much of something and mark it down. This time it was (too thinly cut IMO) t-bones at 8.99/pound. (Also pictured: a side dish of Other Meat and a side of Bourbon)

I sealed a couple steaks up and froze them, but they're too thin to sous vide very well.
 
2022-06-25 2:25:55 PM  

toraque: [Fark user image image 800x600]

Very rarely Fred Meyer here will have way too much of something and mark it down. This time it was (too thinly cut IMO) t-bones at 8.99/pound. (Also pictured: a side dish of Other Meat and a side of Bourbon)

I sealed a couple steaks up and froze them, but they're too thin to sous vide very well.


I never considered bourbon as a side. Thank you for opening my eyes.
 
2022-06-25 2:29:38 PM  
People are still having BBQs? I hope you're leaving the patriotism out, at least.
 
2022-06-25 2:32:35 PM  

olrasputin: Clash City Farker: I just got bone in rib-eye for $6.99. Boneless pork chops $1.99. They had NY sirloin for $3.99 but I had to stop there.

Can you tell the rest of us how to shop for meat in 1995?


It's dangerous, but worth it.

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2022-06-25 3:02:52 PM  

Ambitwistor: olrasputin: Clash City Farker: I just got bone in rib-eye for $6.99. Boneless pork chops $1.99. They had NY sirloin for $3.99 but I had to stop there.

Can you tell the rest of us how to shop for meat in 1995?

It's dangerous, but worth it.

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Oh man, I'd completely forgotten about that meme. Good call.
 
2022-06-25 3:50:52 PM  
Had my eye on $13 fresh salmon.  May get some for smoking and some for grilling on a plank of wood.
 
2022-06-25 5:05:52 PM  
I see hardly any non-meat inflation. (~50 punchlines and pseudo-punchlines swarmed through my septuagenarian head in 30 seconds.)
 
2022-06-25 5:20:42 PM  

Private_Citizen: Veggies are still cheap. I can get corn on the cob 3 for a dollar (4 for a dollar sometimes). Brats and burgers are still affordable as well (especially at Costco).
But yeah, steaks are high.


I bought a sleeve of Costco burgers, because the price was right. However, they give the phrase "flame broiled" a new meaning. Don't fill your grill space, because you will need free space to move the burgers off the flames. Unless you like well-done, and nobody likes that.
Also, salt and season them at least an hour ahead of grill time.
 
2022-06-25 5:32:34 PM  

Al Tsheimers: Also, salt and season them at least an hour ahead of grill time.


Why would you do that?
 
2022-06-25 5:59:52 PM  

NewportBarGuy: I'm seeing that my neighbors dog might look good with some bbq sauce and plenty of leftovers.

Have you seen the price of meat? Jesus Christ.


People actually do that where I live

/not kidding,while walking  saw a family butchering oneon for New Years.
 
2022-06-25 6:01:19 PM  
I bought a half a cow with my brother at $3.49/lb. Even if I had to buy a deepfreeze it would still be cheaper than buying beef at my local grocery store when you figure the cost per pound (and that's for just one order). Chicken and pork can still be had inexpensively if you wait for sales, I got thighs for $1.20/pound and pork butt for about the same. Ribs have been pretty stupid expensive but Meijers had some really meaty spare ribs on sale for $2.49 the other week.
 
2022-06-25 7:30:48 PM  

testosteronephobe: Al Tsheimers: Also, salt and season them at least an hour ahead of grill time.

Why would you do that?


Because I like garlic, salt, and pepper.
 
2022-06-25 7:37:10 PM  

Al Tsheimers: testosteronephobe: Al Tsheimers: Also, salt and season them at least an hour ahead of grill time.

Why would you do that?

Because I like garlic, salt, and pepper.


So do I. I was wondering about your timing, at least an hour before you grill?
 
2022-06-25 7:57:24 PM  
3.99 for a 7lb bag of ice at the local save mart
 
2022-06-25 8:03:00 PM  

marklar2012: 3.99 for a 7lb bag of ice at the local save mart


the shiatty gas stations charge 4 bucks for 7lbs of ice.  The good ones charge 2.50 these days.

/dollar tree 5lb bags for 1.25 as well
 
2022-06-25 8:27:11 PM  

phedex: marklar2012: 3.99 for a 7lb bag of ice at the local save mart

the shiatty gas stations charge 4 bucks for 7lbs of ice.  The good ones charge 2.50 these days.

/dollar tree 5lb bags for 1.25 as well


I bought a $80 ice maker for the trailer, claims to make 26 pounds per day and I think for once it's actually truth in advertising. Just as importantly I don't have to pull into a gas station or dollar tree with the 34' trailer in tow or leave the campground once I'm finally setup.
 
2022-06-25 8:58:58 PM  
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2022-06-25 9:12:45 PM  
If the global warming hockeystick chart alarms you, don't look at the money supply chart.

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2022-06-25 10:00:47 PM  

testosteronephobe: Al Tsheimers: testosteronephobe: Al Tsheimers: Also, salt and season them at least an hour ahead of grill time.

Why would you do that?

Because I like garlic, salt, and pepper.

So do I. I was wondering about your timing, at least an hour before you grill?


It takes a while for the salt to go to work on the protein. It keeps the burgers juicy, even when slightly overcooked (my brother nearly died from e.coli due to an undercooked burger at a company picnic. And he runs 5 miles every day, and is in the best shape of anyone that I know. I err on the side of caution now).
 
2022-06-25 10:24:30 PM  

Al Tsheimers: testosteronephobe: Al Tsheimers: testosteronephobe: Al Tsheimers: Also, salt and season them at least an hour ahead of grill time.

Why would you do that?

Because I like garlic, salt, and pepper.

So do I. I was wondering about your timing, at least an hour before you grill?

It takes a while for the salt to go to work on the protein. It keeps the burgers juicy, even when slightly overcooked (my brother nearly died from e.coli due to an undercooked burger at a company picnic. And he runs 5 miles every day, and is in the best shape of anyone that I know. I err on the side of caution now).


Got it. Thanks, for the explanation!
 
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2022-06-25 10:37:34 PM  

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Very rarely Fred Meyer here will have way too much of something and mark it down. This time it was (too thinly cut IMO) t-bones at 8.99/pound. (Also pictured: a side dish of Other Meat and a side of Bourbon)

I sealed a couple steaks up and froze them, but they're too thin to sous vide very well.


That all looks delicious but Jack Daniels is not bourbon.
 
2022-06-25 11:31:52 PM  

HFK: toraque: [Fark user image 800x600]

Very rarely Fred Meyer here will have way too much of something and mark it down. This time it was (too thinly cut IMO) t-bones at 8.99/pound. (Also pictured: a side dish of Other Meat and a side of Bourbon)

I sealed a couple steaks up and froze them, but they're too thin to sous vide very well.

That all looks delicious but Jack Daniels is not bourbon.


Actually it is, it's also Tennessee Whiskey, but it meets all the legal definitions of bourbon.
 
HFK
2022-06-26 12:39:22 AM  

robodog: HFK: toraque: [Fark user image 800x600]

Very rarely Fred Meyer here will have way too much of something and mark it down. This time it was (too thinly cut IMO) t-bones at 8.99/pound. (Also pictured: a side dish of Other Meat and a side of Bourbon)

I sealed a couple steaks up and froze them, but they're too thin to sous vide very well.

That all looks delicious but Jack Daniels is not bourbon.

Actually it is, it's also Tennessee Whiskey, but it meets all the legal definitions of bourbon.


It could technically be called bourbon but JD themselves decided they don't want to be bourbon but Tennessee whiskey instead.
 
2022-06-26 5:55:05 AM  
It'll be chicken thighs here, .99 cents/lb. Normally would do steaks, burgers, etc. Between cost and not being home, no BBQ this year unless you drive to my campsite.

Finally was able to reserve a good spot for the holiday after forgetting to reserve months out years prior.

I found a great deal at our local butcher for KC Style spare ribs (4.99$/lb.}, and smoked a rack and a half last week. Lasted through the week in the form of sandwiches, BBQ pork topped salads, annnddd in my ramen dinner last night.
 
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