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Old 06-23-2008, 09:31 AM   #11
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I do stock up when meat is on sale come to think of it..... the buy 1 get 1 free always helps. I missed it last week tho I only had $40 for the week for groceries. Can you believe we didn't starve either? I've noticed now with things tighter that I was buying ALOT more snacks than I thought I did.
Great time for a diet.... can't afford bein' fat! :)
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Old 06-23-2008, 09:32 AM   #12
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Have you thought of mixing powdered milk with the fresh? My mother used to mix up 1/2 powdered and 1/2 fresh to stretch it further. We hated it but the baby may not mind it.
We had powdered milk when I was a kid. When my mom switched to fresh milk when I was in middle school, we didn't like it Took a while to get used to. The baby probably won't even notice.
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Old 06-23-2008, 10:19 AM   #13
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Freezer stocking, making alot of my own stuff like stocks and sauces. Using every part of the animal I can. (somewhat limited, but I try not to let anything go to waste.) Compost veggies and clippings. Growing some of my own food and herbs.

Also do like Andy does.... If I see something getting close, then I whip it up in a dish. Kinda like my gumbo last night. All things that needed to be used and it was quite good!
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Old 06-23-2008, 11:24 AM   #14
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The price of meat, chicken, eggs, dairy etc is supposedly going to skyrocket in the coming months. As well as anything corn or soy-based.

I plan to stock up on chicken and beef and freeze it. If I see sales on things like butter I'll stock up on that, too. Though I doubt we'll see sales.
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Old 06-23-2008, 11:26 AM   #15
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I just stocked up on a lot of chicken. I got whole chickens for $.79 a pound and cu them up and froze them.
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Old 06-23-2008, 02:34 PM   #16
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The only thing I am able to stock up is meat that I buy in bulk, actually only chicken.
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Old 06-23-2008, 02:55 PM   #17
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i shop on line for groceries, once a month. so am used to thinking ahead. i do have back-up on some things. ie pasta, different kinds and shapes.

yesterday ordered white beans at 5 for a $5.00 love to eat em and will also make white chili with them.

if i have much stock up stuff, it is because i buy value packs of chicken, ground beef and other meat i portion out and freeze.

mostly it is canned goods though.

am going to see how i fare making my own bread. i know price of bread in store is very high. one loaf costs as much as five pounds flour. we shall see.

milk prices are just crazy. hard to stock up. no room to freeze it. i do drink a lot of milk and use it in cooking, baking. so guess will continue to buy.

i understand a limited food budget. stops me from stocking up the way i would like to.

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The price of meat, chicken, eggs, dairy etc is supposedly going to skyrocket in the coming months. As well as anything corn or soy-based.
I was going to say "what's left?".... Pork and fish come to mind. I just saw on the news that with all the corn lost in the recent flooding, the price of feeding the pigs will double by the end of the month. There goes the price of pork. Fish hasn't been inexpensive since the last year we were still British. Did you know the captured british soldiers actually complained about inhuman treatment because they were fed lobster daily. It was easire and more abundant to catch and serve a lobster than to feed and kill a chicken.
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We eat often at a little "restaurant" up the street from us that is actually someone's backyard, with about 10 plastic tables and some tarps in case it rains. It is probably the best Mexican food I have ever eaten...enchiladas, tacos, quesadillas, empanadas - all fresh and all good. Last week, 6 of us had dinner for less than $200 pesos ($20 USD). OK, I'm getting to the point: there are usually chickens running around in the yard. Last night, DH and I went there to eat and noticed that the chickens were gone. Guess we were eating them!!
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