Do you hear that? It's the sound of this month's budget breathing a huge sigh of relief.
Just in time for a wedding breakfast I'm hosting, Harris-Teeter reduced a Smithfield spiral-sliced brown sugar beauty to 80-cents a pound.
I thought it was a one-time deal, but Walmart has also chopped its ham prices in half: 80 cents/lb for Smithfield whole hams and $1/lb for these spiral sliced Wilsons. Both are good for another few weeks.
A general rule of thumb: most meats are a good buy when priced $1/lb or under, chicken pieces aside.