It was decided to not buy anything this week but a gallon of milk and use all the rest of the produce left over this coming week. For one person we spent $110 for the month while preparing generous, well balanced meals.
This is the process by which we build our food reserves. Last summer I started with 25 pounds of rice in May. That sack lasted me all three months. In the first 4 weeks peanut butter, tuna and potatoes all came on sale. Those supplies lasted me 6 months. Under normal use, buying a case (12) jars of a sale item is often enough to last a long time. The expense is usually 10-20 dollars. (This amount of money can be found easily in skipping a couple of fast food meals or eliminating the potato chips, pop, cookies or even ice cream (if one absolutely has too!)