so...to come up with what we owe...we have to cut our grocery and gas bill.
I have 400 dollars for the month.
What is the first thing to go....
I can use newspaper instead.
next thing to go..
You know why...at my store you have an option of paper or plastic.
So I choose paper and use paper sacks.
I don't know if you remember your mom using paper sacks for garbage bags.
So that's what we'll be using.
Bake your own bread.
I can get a 25 pounds sack of flour for 10 bucks.
buy some yeast..
It's about 50 cents a loaf...
as opposed to 3.00 dollars..
add to that all the biscuits and noodles you can make with that flour.
There is a reason it's called the staff of life.
No more than 2.50 per pound.
That means loads of chicken.
and the beef comes from 'reduced' section of the grocery store.
I spent 280 dollars at the beginning of the month for staples..
baking soda and baking powder..
economy tub of peanut butter.
you get the picture....
enough for a one month supply
and am supplementing with the deer and elk we shot over the winter..
and the half a pig we went in on with some very good friends.
And we will be fine.
maybe you all have ways you cut back on your food budget.
I would appreciate any ideas you all might have.