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    Default Great haul--monthly food package!

    Went to pick up my monthly food package (similar to Angel Food Ministries) today and brought in a haul of good stuff: fruits and veggies, pork loin chops, package of meatballs, pizza, chicken, etc. Does anyone else just get giddy when stretching your food dollar?!?!
    Every little bit helps.


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    Yep, I do! Congrats.

    You reminded me that I wanted to order Angel Food this month (it was a really good menu), but I forgot. I think I'll go see what the August menu looks like.

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    Cool! so nice to know you can still feed the family good food on a budget, isn't it?! And yes, I get a charge out of saving on my food budget too.

    Jean

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    Congratulations on your great haul!

    I'm leaving in a little bit here to go help at our church with the Angel Food Ministries distribution for today. So far, I haven't been able to afford to get in on the good deals, but hopefully soon I will be able to spare the $30 to get a package. Until then, I feel good about helping get the packages together for distribution!

    I'll come back and post the next distribution's menu for our area, I believe it's similar across the country. I'll have it in my hands later today.

    Taking DS16 fishing later this evening, once it gets cooler and the wind dies down a bit. Found a local campground that will let us rent a boat for $5 daily pass plus $2.50/hr to rent the boat - so for about $15, DS16 and I can have several hours of outdoor fun, and possibly bring dinner home, to boot!

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    I wish we had something like that around here. We don't. I do occasionally go to our local food pantry but that's about it.

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    Yes I do get giddy when I help out my food budget! Good job!

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    Absolutely giddy but though I'd love to do the Angel Food boxes, I don't eat meat so it wouldn't really be worth it to me.

    So glad you did so well.

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    I have looked at Angel Food's menu for the past six months and have really felt I could do better with my $30 than they are offering. Maybe it's just me, but I feel the price seems high for what you get.
    Ivonna

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ivonna View Post
    I have looked at Angel Food's menu for the past six months and have really felt I could do better with my $30 than they are offering. Maybe it's just me, but I feel the price seems high for what you get.
    Ivonna
    I'm glad you brought that up. I've been thinking I just wasn't getting the big deal. LOL I've looked at the food packages off and on for a year or so and it was just never worth it to me.

    Still, I'm glad others are finding it useful!

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    Here's the August Angel Food Menu for our area - I think it's similar across the country. Sometimes substitutions are made if the item on the menu becomes unavailable (like a whole chicken instead of chicken thighs).

    August 2008 Menu:

    Basic $30 package:
    -1.5 lb. Ribeye Steaks (4 x 6 oz)
    -5 lb. Chicken Leg Quarters
    -28 oz. Chicken Breast Nuggets
    -28 oz. Salisbury Steak Dinner Entree
    -32 oz. Breaded Chicken Breast Filets
    -16 oz. Smoked Sausage
    -16 oz. California Blend Frozen Vegetables
    -16 oz. Frozen Carrots
    -16 oz. Frozen Chopped Spinach
    -10 ct. Frozen Waffles
    -16 oz. Bean Soup Mix
    -1 lb. Rice
    -9 oz. Instant Potatoes (14 servings)
    -15 oz. Sliced Peaches
    -32 oz. Borden Shelf Stable Milk
    -1 Dozen Eggs
    -1 Dessert Item

    Specials below are available with the purchase of the $30 box above:

    August Special #1:
    7 lb. Family Assorted Grill Box
    -1.5 lb. Baseball Cut Sirloin Filet (4 x 6 oz, thick-cut)
    -2 lbs. Juicy Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast
    -2 lbs. St. Louis-Style Ribs
    -1.5 lb. Hamburger Patties (4 x 6 oz.)
    $20.00

    August Special #2:
    4.5 lb. Steak and Meat Combo
    -1.5 lb. New York Strips (2 x 12 oz.)
    -1.5 lb. Bacon-Wrapped Beef Filet (4 x 6 oz.)
    -1.5 lb. Bacon-Wrapped Pork Filet (4 x 6 oz.)
    $20.00

    August Special #3:
    4.5 lb. Stuffed Chicken Breast Combo
    -1.5 lb. Cordon Bleu (4 x 6 oz.)
    -1.5 lb. Broccoli Cheese (4 x 6 oz.)
    -1.5 lb. Chicken Breast Kiev (4 x 6 oz.)
    $18.00

    August Special #4:
    Fresh Fruit & Veggie Box
    -4 Red Delicious Apples
    -4 lb. Bag of Oranges
    -1 Cello-Wrapped Lettuce
    -1 Large Cabbage
    -6 Russet Potatoes
    -2 Cucumbers
    -1 Cantelope
    -1 Honeydew Melon
    $18.00

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    Wow. That's pretty great. My mom used to get all her meat in a bundle from the local deli but that's just really cool!

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    I like Angel Food boxes because it complements really well what I can do with coupon tricks and drugstore rebates.

    One basic box is sufficient for my husband and I, it was too much the time we got a "special" box in addition to main box. (Daughter is away to college.)

    There are a couple of items I've put in the food pantry box at church because we didn't care for those products, but, well, that's fine. Consider it sharing the blessing.

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