posted on Apr, 3 2013 @ 06:47 AM
Originally posted by Bleeeeep
What do you cook from scratch, or are you not counting stuff you grew or gathered from the farm?
I know the reference figure he gave was strictly store bought food so I tried to take that into account in my figure by not using cost figures that I
would normally expect if I have my own food coming in, or food from neighbors.
I am figuring it as though I am buying everything from the store for the month. I have to once in a while, so I know what the normal monthly cost
would be if I subsisted strictly off of store bought goods.
My normal shopping list to load me out for a month with everything I would need would be.
Bulk frozen hamburgers. Around $2 a pound.
Frozen Sausage patties. Around $2.50 a pound.
Just add water pancake mix.
Beans. Chili, baked, Canned, and dry.
Frozen French fries.
Frozen ready to cook pies.
Add the other normal stuff like salt, pepper, syrup and butter.
On the average total, the meat makes up the majority of the cost. I usually buy over 20 pounds of meat a month. That usually ads up to about 50
dollars worth. I am a heavy meat eater.
The rest of the stuff makes up the remainder in no particular amount, depending on my buying habits that month.
Forgot to add popcorn. I buy popcorn in 25 pound sacks down at the local rural king. A sack will last me all year.
edit on 3-4-2013 by Mr
Tranny because: (no reason given)