A great way to save money is to buy your meat in whole pieces. We went to Costco and bought a 12kg inside round roast or slab thing....not sure the proper name. It was $72 dollars and I was able to cut it into 12 roasts ranging from 1.5 - 4 lbs.
At first I was a bit scared of cutting my own roasts but the price difference was astronomical. For a 2-3 kg package it was $30!
So thanks to www.youtube.com I was able to cut some nice roasts, they would have looked even nicer if I had some butcher's twine.
Now you may ask what am I going to do with 12 roasts? Well this is where the big cook comes in. My friend Laura and I planned out meals that can be prepared and frozen a head of time. We made 28 meals in total, 3 whole chicken recipes, pork chops, chicken breasts and the beef roasts and a ginormous amount of borscht!
We just finished cook so I will post later the break down on the costs.