Care Package for the Hard Times Kitchen – Shopping List

Care Package for the Hard Times Kitchen Challenge from The More With Less Mom

First priority

$19.24:

Frozen chubs of ground turkey (from Save a lot .69/lb) $2.80 for 4 lb Realistically 5 lb ground beef value pack for $9.45, or 2 3 lb whole chickens will give you 4 lb of meat you can shred for $.89/lb totaling $5.34
Chicken leg quarters 10 lb of meat for $9 Realistically 2 5 lb leg quarters value packs for $.89/lb totaling $8.90
Salt pork, ham or bacon $3 not sure how much you need Realistically bacon ends and pieces 5 lb bag for $5 or 1 lb bacon $3 make sure you have some for your beans and your biscuit gravy

Second Priority

$9.94:

Milk 1 gallon $2.98 powdered milk is cheap as an alternative or to stretch milk
Eggs 3 dozen $1.50 per dozen totaling $4.50
Dry beans $3 1 lb for $.82 totaling $2.46

Third Priority

$13.16:

Potatoes Russet $.88/lb 1 lb $.88
Ramen noodles 6 pack for $1 36 oz 2 packs totaling $2
Pasta is the same price or a teensy bit cheaper in wholesale club bulk, so if you object to those chemicals just get that and make your own seasonings
Tomato paste 2 cans $.93 totaling $1.86
Cans of tuna 5 oz $1.09 2 cans totaling $2.18
Cornmeal 24 oz $2.29
Peanut butter 17 oz $1.99
A few packages of frozen veggies mixed 16 oz $.98 2 bags totaling $1.96

Fourth Priority

+$2.98:

Margarine 15 oz $.98
Onions yellow 3 lb bag $2

Extra pantry items

+$18.05:

Oatmeal 42 oz canister $2.50
Rice 32 oz $1.42
Pasta 1 lb $1 2 lb totaling $2
Salt 1 lb $2
Sugar 2 lb $1.79
Cinnamon $1 dollar store
Baking powder 10 oz $1.04
Shortening 16 oz $3.85
Flour 5 lb $2.45

Special extras:

Any pantry items you already have duplicates of, or a portion of bulk items you bought excess of

Bake up a batch of cookies or other treats to bring along

Grab whatever loss leader produce is on sale, usually a seasonal item

You can give an Angel Food Ministries box as a gift, $20-45. You can order online and they give you a coupon you can gift, but the recipient has to pick up locally. *Update: Angel Food Ministries appears to have closed

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