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Old 08-03-2019, 10:06 AM
 
Location: Haiku
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This is why I didnít answer this OP. We spend a lot, because we buy whatever we prefer, at what ever store we like. We also do go to Costco, and tend to buy their most expensive cuts. We also dine out often. We structured our retirement so that we can afford not to think about budgeting food.
We don't budget at all, we buy whatever we want. But the amount is still pretty constant every month as near as I can tell. We spend the most on fresh fish, which I love, but it is somewhat seasonal. We never buy farmed fish. We don't eat out much because we live in the country and we also like to cook.
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Old 08-03-2019, 10:10 AM
 
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We don't budget at all, we buy whatever we want. But the amount is still pretty constant every month as near as I can tell. We spend the most on fresh fish, which I love, but it is somewhat seasonal. We never buy farmed fish. We don't eat out much because we live in the country and we also like to cook.
I had concerns about farm fished and read a couple of good reads. Unless you are buying near the ocean the fish you are buying has been frozen if from the ocean and shipped to your local distributor. You can find farm fish in some areas that was never frozen and fresher. Not always the bad choice especially if there is a prison nearby with inmates doing the farming.
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Old 08-03-2019, 10:58 AM
 
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We don't budget at all, we buy whatever we want. But the amount is still pretty constant every month as near as I can tell. We spend the most on fresh fish, which I love, but it is somewhat seasonal. We never buy farmed fish. We don't eat out much because we live in the country and we also like to cook.
Lunch today made me think of the point that it isnít how much you spend but what translates to food desirability, nutrition etc.
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Old 08-03-2019, 11:30 AM
 
Location: SoCal
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I can appreciate that as the expression goes "Once you go Prime you never go back"!


However if you look carefully you can sometimes find Choice that is almost as well marbled as a lesser prime.


I am afraid of going Wagyu as we may become addicted and that is expensive.
My husband didnít like Wagyu, too fatty for him. Itís not the price.
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Old 08-03-2019, 12:42 PM
 
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My husband didnít like Wagyu, too fatty for him. Itís not the price.
Dang,dang did he fix it himself. I read about folks like him who fear not the price.
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Old 08-03-2019, 12:44 PM
 
Location: Middle of the ocean
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I read that sometimes Prime gets marked Choice at times, for various reasons.
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Old 08-03-2019, 12:46 PM
 
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I read that sometimes Prime gets marked Choice at times, for various reasons.
You have to know the store and whether you trust them enough. Fine line between the best choice and the just barely prime. Folks don’t like meat labeled prime that looks close to the choice for more money
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Old 08-03-2019, 12:56 PM
 
Location: Haiku
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I had concerns about farm fished and read a couple of good reads. Unless you are buying near the ocean the fish you are buying has been frozen if from the ocean and shipped to your local distributor. You can find farm fish in some areas that was never frozen and fresher. Not always the bad choice especially if there is a prison nearby with inmates doing the farming.
I live in Hawaii so there is a lot of fresh fish - ahi, aku, ono, mahi mahi, but we used to live in Seattle so I really like cold water fish like salmon and halibut and Costco brings both of those in. We buy lots of troll caught Copper River Sockeye which is a beautiful deep pink and very rich, buttery fish.
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Old 08-03-2019, 01:05 PM
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Ah, if we go back to prime cuts, I will eat more meat, until then... I mostly take a pass.
Once a week or so I buy a good quality 1.5" thick or more Choice strip steak (aka New York) and cook it in a sous vide, putting it on the bbq just to get the grill marks. The sous vide gets a beautiful texture and a steak that is one "doneness" - medium rare - all the way through, no over- or under-cooked bits.

Fortunately we're not big meat eaters and a single steak about 3/4-1lb is enough for both of us (often enough leftover to make steak quesadillas the next day). I could afford to buy Prime, I just don't think it's worth it. On the other hand, our local butcher has high quality meat, cut on-site, so I suspect it's higher quality than the average grocery store chain.

Today I bought a skirt steak (fajitas!) and fresh halibut.
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Old 08-03-2019, 01:10 PM
 
Location: SoCal
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Dang,dang did he fix it himself. I read about folks like him who fear not the price.
No, I did. He is a cleanup guy, Iím the cook.
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