I'm seeing sugar shortages.
I buy my flour in 25 pound bags, but I can no longer find that ANYWHERE but Sams and my card expired and I'm not paying for another one.
The deals are out there but it is a LOT of work to find them. Kroger had organic beans last week for .89- and they weren't in the BPA cans.
I like to buy beef clods and cut my own roasts and flatiron and grind my own hamburger, but no one is carrying them anymore.
Likewise, I buy boston butts and make my own sausage b/c the price of sausage is CRAZY- but, it's very affordable to make your own and it isn't that
hard to do.
Chickens- my strategy is to deal with the bones.
There's an excellent youtube video on how to cut up a chicken with apair of scissors. SO what
I do is buy SEVERAL when they are on sale, and I cut my own.
Watch your chicken and turkey - they are plumping meat. If you buy 1.99 boneless, skinless chicken breasts, and you think you are getting a deal -
best consider you are paying 1.99 a POUND for salt water and water with GOD KNOWS what in it.
SO I buy my birds whole and I deal with it, and it is dirt cheap because hardly anyone wants to do that or know how to anymore.
Use a food dehydrator. If I use 1/2 an onion, I dry the other half. Makes the best onion powder you ever had....
A lot of spices in stores are 5.00 or more for a little bitty container. I grow as much as I can and buy the others online. Spice mixtures are crazy
high - learn to make your own or you are gonna pay.
They have these packs now everywhere, with all the spices in the pack for you, single use, about 1.50. That's crazy.
People are working their tails off, and they have no time! They are paying out the nose for convenience.
My husband works and I stay home and work here. They aren't selling me their stupid convenience foods and my family isn't going to be eating them.