The menu laid out.
The various ingredients listed by recipe and amount and tallied up for an overal shopping trip.
The current pantry stock inventoried.
The current freezer stock inventoried.
The mega list adjusted with current amounts ticked off.
We have priced this menu listing at Wal-Mart, Krogers, Waldens (a local store) and Save-Alot.
And, as we're fully loaded busy around here, I'll leave you with a quick teaser...and fill you in with menu and what-not next week...
We spent $1300. I could have done better, I think, now that it's all said and done, but I'm happy and there's no regrets. We've done better than most smaller families, I know. And we've spent more than some our size or larger. But it's all good. I'm happy. The fatted calf has been put up :o)
The breakdown looks pretty good I think: Family of 11 eating on $217 a month ain't too shabby.
Oh could you imagine if I could make even a partial garden come to harvest here?! I bought too many store canned things...I have deep regrets there.
But, we certainly aren't going to be having grumbling tummies around here. And, realistically, there is a well-stocked pantry in most aspects well beyond 6 months in this mega shopping. The basics are there for a good year. The 'fluff' constitutes a 6 month fill up.
And there's your teaser. I'll share the menu list, a peek at the Food Storage & Pantry Binder, some pricing and the list we shopped with later in the weekend.
Unless no one is really interested...
Thus saith the LORD, Stand ye in the ways, and see, and ask for the old paths, where is the good way, and walk therein, and ye shall find rest for your souls.
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