Category Archives: Groceries

Extreme Couponing

So, we periodically get sucked in to terrible reality shows. This is not something I readily like to admit. Recently we discovered Extreme Couponing: TLCĀ and were completely drawn in. Now, as a reasonable person, I cannot comprehend the need for … Continue reading

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Sourcing produce in volume

One of my greatest frustrations to date is our inability to grow volumes of produce. It’s simply a matter of how much land we have and how good of a gardener I am. Every effort I do makes it possible … Continue reading

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Food CO-OPs

One of our favorite parts of the week is Saturday morning when we pick up our Bountiful Baskets veggies and fruits. Here you can see this week’s selection: Today we got a nice selection of kale, late water melons, pomegranates, … Continue reading

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This week’s supermarket score!

This week’s supermarket score: 4 boxes of Honeycomb cereal 4 boxes Jiffy Corn Muffin Mix 6 cans whole kernel corn 4 cans of Refried Beans 6 cans of green Enchilada sauce 12 boxes of Blackberries 8lbs of Tomatoes 3lbs Bananas … Continue reading

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This weeks shopping deals

Please note, these are what we see in the Phoenix area and represent the types of things we like to eat. Pro’s Ranch Markets 10lb. bag of potatoes. $.99 Sweet Oranges 5lbs/$.99 Mexican Limes 4lbs/$.99 Bananas 3lbs/$.99 Brown Onions 6lbs/$.99 … Continue reading

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Food Planning and Budgeting: Stocking Essentials

After going through what we had, and fixing a menu for the next bit, we’d found that it had released some of our weekly budget, so we could focus on stocking up on essentials. Foods that will store for long … Continue reading

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Food Planning and Budgeting: Taking Stock

The first step in figuring out how to deal with food planning and budgeting is taking stock of what you already have. Sadly, under review our pantry more resembled the Island of the Misfit Toys than anything else. To give … Continue reading

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The Food Budget

Well, I must say it’s a littleĀ embarrassing. After seriously reviewing all the other finances, as discussed in earlier posts, it was time to take on the elephant in the room: our food budget. I use Quicken as our in house … Continue reading

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