Saturday, March 6, 2010

Day 39 Where to buy supplies?

Price determines where I make my major purchases. I few months ago while searching the Internet for places to buy wheat berries, I discovered that others shared my interest and had reached the same conclusions. I buy at our local grocery store in the "bulk" section; at ethnic stores especially Indian and Mexican for a variety of beans and spices, at Sams for flour, rice, spices, canned goods, diapers, etc... at Aldi's a discount grocery; at Home Storage Center's that are located throughout the world and are run by volunteers from the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints for dried milk, wheat, beans, apples and carrots. One need not be a member of that church to go buy in bulk or help "can" and purchase products into number 10 cans. Many foods stored this way have a shelf life of 30 years. Their prices are low on wheat (red and white), beans (pinto, great northern white, and black), pasta, dehydrated carrots and apple slices.

Breakfast: Potato hash with dehydrated potatoes, and 4 scrambled eggs that accidentally fell on the floor and cracked. Then for fun we hand "monkey bread" or caramel pull-a-parts. This is a rare thing in my house and everyone loved them.

Lunch: Broccoli/Bacon/pasta salad. The broccoli has held for 7 weeks! Look at the difference between the head of broccoli wrapped in tin foil and the one in the plastic wrap in the fridge.

Snack: oranges
Dinner: My Husband prepared his signature spaghetti sauce with olives, real meat, using diced tomatoes from a number 10 can as the base.

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