Monday, January 23, 2012
what to freeze?
One area of our budget in need of improvement is our food expenses. Because we rarely eat out, get carryout, or order food for delivery, I'm not as disciplined as I could be at the grocery store. Yes, I use my store's value card, and buy sale items and store brands when possible, but I'd never consider myself a financially savvy menu planner or grocery shopper. Our monthly $500 grocery bill for two adults is a testament to that, even though we both eat breakfast and dinner at home and take our lunches to work most days.
Now that I have a bit more freezer space, I hope to stockpile meats and other goodies when they go on sale. A couple years ago, a friend told me that she freezes nuts, which I had never thought to do. I've heard another friend mention freezing cheese, but I've never tried it. I do freeze bread.
What do you stockpile in your freezer?