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    Default Rebuilding a stock pile.

    I used to do this really well, then less and less planning, so there's always extra, but not complete.

    I've a family that doesn't eat beans. Nothing fancy over all. I'm building my list. I've noticed a few sales that aren't too bad, so I want to cash in so to speak.

    List:
    - flour
    - sugar
    - brown sugar
    - baking powder
    - canned tuna
    - canned salmon(if on sale)
    - Mayo
    - graham crackers(only cookie i buy).
    - soda crackers
    - Mr. Noodles
    - creme of mushroom soup
    - tomato soup
    - canned mandarins
    - canned pears
    - instant rice
    - oatmeal
    - butter * if on sale
    - canned milk
    - powdered milk *if on sale, at regular price it's more than regular milk
    - canned stew(emergency lunch for dh if I burn supper...doh)
    - mac and cheese
    - spaghetti
    - pasta sauce
    - tomato sauce
    - tomato paste
    - yeast
    - canned mushrooms
    - cold cuts for freezer(lunches and some chopped to make filling for pizza pops)
    - oil
    - vinegar

    Non food:
    - TP
    - Tissue
    - Detergent - clothes
    - Dishwasher
    - Sanitary products
    - bleach
    - bars of soap
    - hand lotion
    - fabric softener


    I can't think of anything else. Suggestions? Notice no beans? Grrr.. my family, fussy fussy fussy.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mommy4ever View Post

    Notice no beans? Grrr.. my family, fussy fussy fussy.
    No suggestions -it looks pretty good to me. I just wanted to add we are not bean eaters either. Not a single one of us will eat them so you are not alone.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mommy4ever View Post
    I used to do this really well, then less and less planning, so there's always extra, but not complete.

    I've a family that doesn't eat beans. Nothing fancy over all. I'm building my list. I've noticed a few sales that aren't too bad, so I want to cash in so to speak.

    List:
    - flour
    - sugar
    - brown sugar
    - baking powder
    - canned tuna
    - canned salmon(if on sale)
    - Mayo
    - graham crackers(only cookie i buy).
    - soda crackers
    - Mr. Noodles
    - creme of mushroom soup
    - tomato soup
    - canned mandarins
    - canned pears
    - instant rice
    - oatmeal
    - butter * if on sale
    - canned milk
    - powdered milk *if on sale, at regular price it's more than regular milk
    - canned stew(emergency lunch for dh if I burn supper...doh)
    - mac and cheese
    - spaghetti
    - pasta sauce
    - tomato sauce
    - tomato paste
    - yeast
    - canned mushrooms
    - cold cuts for freezer(lunches and some chopped to make filling for pizza pops)
    - oil
    - vinegar

    Non food:
    - TP
    - Tissue
    - Detergent - clothes
    - Dishwasher
    - Sanitary products
    - bleach
    - bars of soap
    - hand lotion
    - fabric softener


    I can't think of anything else. Suggestions? Notice no beans? Grrr.. my family, fussy fussy fussy.


    How about these??

    baking soda
    buttermilk (in container)
    self rising flour
    boullion cubes
    powder sugar

    Thats all I can think of right now..I'm sure I will think of more..
    Wife to Keith
    Mom of 3 boys

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    Soy flour in place of eggs in baking. I'm always having to run up to the corner store for a dozen eggs just for one.

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    I've never used self rising flour.

    I do have soy flour on hand, I'll need to check it.

    Oh forgot the baking soda, and bouillion powder.

    I never use buttermilk, we can't get powdered here, so unless I'm making a large batch I just use milk that I sour a bit.
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    • vacation fund for family vacation goal Dec/14
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    DEBT, n. An ingenious substitute for the chain and whip of the slave driver.
    - Ambrose Bierce


    The plan: All debt to be eliminated in 12 months(STILL ON TRACK) Paid in full after 10 months. Dh is the captain of this ship, this time, and we're sailing into the sunset. Who'd have thought, but this has brought us so much closer and stronger.




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    You can make your own self-rising flour anyway. I've never used it either.

    How about vanilla flavouring/extract for baking?

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    Ok, today dh got paid. I sat down an allocated where the money will be going.

    I eased up on the grocery budget, $200/pay period. I'm feeding 1 man, 1 active teen boy, 2 active preteen girls, and 3 preschoolers and an infant. WHEW! $400 a month doesn't seem like that much once i list it all..lol.

    So I was able to stock up on some things. I have some canner fruit and veggies, flour, brown sugar, detergents and some other things. (Can't rmember I'mtired from shopping), but my pantry shelf doesn't look so sad now. I feel much less stressed over it now too. AND I came in under budget. I only got 2 things not on the list, but it's for lunches that I hadn't taken into consideration not in school mode yet.

    So I did pretty darn good. There are things that I won't need to buy again for quite some time tha ti like to have on hand, those are replenished. So it's all good
    Mommy4ever to 4 wonderful kiddos. Homeschooling mom to 2 youngest.

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    • cc2 pif - feb 28
    • LOC PIF - Nov 29/13
    • Car(personal loan of 9 days) - PIF Dec 2/13
    • Debt repayment: 100% paid off as of Dec 2/13
    • vacation fund for family vacation goal Dec/14
    • FFEF 0/6 months
    • Retirement savings to start
    • Mortgage


    DEBT, n. An ingenious substitute for the chain and whip of the slave driver.
    - Ambrose Bierce


    The plan: All debt to be eliminated in 12 months(STILL ON TRACK) Paid in full after 10 months. Dh is the captain of this ship, this time, and we're sailing into the sunset. Who'd have thought, but this has brought us so much closer and stronger.




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    Good job! I always feel good when the pantry is in order.

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    Thanks Since we're not camping this weekend, I'm tending to the apples and BAKING! Lots to do. And I"m looking forward to it.
    Mommy4ever to 4 wonderful kiddos. Homeschooling mom to 2 youngest.

    • BEF: Goal 1 met....
    • CC1 pif - Jan 30
    • cc2 pif - feb 28
    • LOC PIF - Nov 29/13
    • Car(personal loan of 9 days) - PIF Dec 2/13
    • Debt repayment: 100% paid off as of Dec 2/13
    • vacation fund for family vacation goal Dec/14
    • FFEF 0/6 months
    • Retirement savings to start
    • Mortgage


    DEBT, n. An ingenious substitute for the chain and whip of the slave driver.
    - Ambrose Bierce


    The plan: All debt to be eliminated in 12 months(STILL ON TRACK) Paid in full after 10 months. Dh is the captain of this ship, this time, and we're sailing into the sunset. Who'd have thought, but this has brought us so much closer and stronger.




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    Looks great to me! My pantry needs some serious . It looks like someone turned it upside-down and shook it!

    I think I'll work on it this weekend. You have inspired me!
    Kace - married to Dh 13 years

    Love to

    Full-time homemaker, full-time college student. Always pinchin' pennies!

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