I (Shaina) just did my first cost-breakdown of a recipe. Ow, my brain!
It took a lot of time. It was boring. And tedious. I kept losing count.
Some people do this every day – every meal – every visit to the grocery store, pantry and kitchen shelve.
In asking you to calculate the cost of your food as you share recipes, we don’t want you to be overwhelmed or for you to be intimidated by the thought of this task. Rather, we want to encourage you to think about cost before consuming. It’s ok to post estimates. You can guess prices when you aren’t sure and round numbers as you wish. But also think.
Here’s a great resource on how to calculate recipe costs: http://www.budgetbytes.com/2013/07/how-to-calculate-recipe-costs/