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Old 06-22-2008, 10:51 PM   #1
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Another reason to stock up a bit

Record corn prices mean more expensive meat, dairy - Yahoo! News

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Old 06-22-2008, 11:01 PM   #2
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Stocking up is good as we need to save where we can. My baby just started drinking whole milk and that alone is costing a fortune!
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Old 06-22-2008, 11:17 PM   #3
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I try and keep a stock up, prices are climbing on a daily basis, so if i see my most used items on special, i stock up where and when i can ...
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Old 06-23-2008, 06:13 AM   #4
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Just read an article in this morning's Metro saying how people are finding innovative ways to save. Imagine ...people are making their own coffee again.

It's hard for me to stock up. From my business ethics, stocking up means inventory on the shelf instead of money in the bank. That behaviour carries over to my home shopping characteristics. That, coupled with the fact that my kitchen (at home) and it's pantry are the size of postage stamps. What I have done is cut back on the size of a meal I'll prepare, opting to have it all consumed in one sitting, rather than having leftover sit around for days that no one may consume. I hate throwing food away.

Do those of you who do stock up ever find that you actually have more than you can use before it's outdated?
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Old 06-23-2008, 07:11 AM   #5
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I can't even stock up anymore. Things are getting quite tight around here and I've been needing to use the stock..... I have less to spend and that amount brings even less home than it used to.
I don't think I've ever stocked up so much to the point that it gets outdated though.... being 5 of us here and having family gatherings here a lot, I manage to use things up pretty well.
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Old 06-23-2008, 08:17 AM   #6
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i guess i am "off the chart" when it comes to stocking up on foods. My home canned goods do not come with a "use by" date. I do label the year they are canned.

I don't stock up to save money. I produce as much of my own foods because I want to know how those foods were produced. And I refuse to go to the store to buy one item needed for a recipe.

okay, i'll be honest, I hate to go shopping, I hate to leave the homestead for food purchases. So I keep on hand ingredients so I can cook\bake at my whim. I keep any items in the freezer that may go bad, such as whole wheat flour, bulk baking yeast, nuts, meats, brown rice, granola ingredients (except oats), herbs, spices. I buy herbs and spices by the pound. I buy organic oats by the 50 pound bag and store it in the cool basement. That bag of oats lasts about 6 months to 8 months. I probably do save money doing this, but that is not my motivation. I could not guess how long we could eat on our stores, but it would be months. Flour would be the first item I would run out of. I don't have the room to store much flour.
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Old 06-23-2008, 09:16 AM   #7
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hubby does not believe in stocking up. Being on fixed income, we really can't stock up anyway. We buy food as needed.
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Old 06-23-2008, 09:25 AM   #8
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I've stocked up a little, mostly canned goods, beans, rice and coffee. All the canned stuff has a 2010 expiration. I also wait until there is a sale a while back I got some canned vergetable 5 for $2.00. Didn't get as much as I could have. I noticed dog food has gone way up.
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Old 06-23-2008, 09:28 AM   #9
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Stocking up is good as we need to save where we can. My baby just started drinking whole milk and that alone is costing a fortune!
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.
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...Do those of you who do stock up ever find that you actually have more than you can use before it's outdated?

Most of my stocking up is for the freezer. When I do buy perishables, I sometimes don't get to them in time. I just tossed a quart of plain yogurt that had seen better days. Other times, I see something that's getting old and scramble to use it right away.
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