Monday, March 14, 2011
Week 11: Buy in bulk when possible
My ulitmate goal would be to have a rotating stock of bulk quantity items so that each month I may spend $50 to build up what I'm getting low on. I would eventually like to keep 20+ pounds of brown rice, pinto beans, flour, sugar, and oats on hand at all times and smaller quantities of a few varieties of beans, wheat germ, seeds and nuts, etc. If I did this consistently and also purchased our meat direct from the farmer and had it locally processed, I can see our overall grocery bill dropping considerably while maintaining, or even increasing, the quality of our food.
The bags lasted in my kitchen about 3 hours before I tore into them and started cooking. I have already blogged about the 100% whole wheat bread that I made (delicious!). Last night I made squash mini muffins, and chocolate chip cookies. This morning I made a batch of whole wheat waffles and honey wheat bagels. Everything has turned out very tasty and I'm excited to share the recipes with you!