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the Trash vitae
Trash is the editor-in-chiefof an independent Colorado micro-publisher/ design studio. I dabble in digital photography, the lost art of film image making, and guerilla digital video. DrMAC Studios specializesin books and videos on self-reliance, gardening, dumpster diving, urban foraging and living off the excesses of others. This blog documents my daily experiences with the rest of the world
November is such a good time to stock up on food storage as there are so many sales for the holidays. I recommend that all readers make a serious effort to have a pantry stocked so so that you have a few months of storage.
Do not overlook foods that may require a bit of effort on your side. Oranges are on sale here 10 pounds for $5! Potatoes selling for $1.99 for a 10 pound bag. Sweet Potatoes and onions are also cheap as is celery etc. This is the time to buy and store them. Canned pumpkin goes on sale too and you can make pumpkin soup or pumpkin bread. In addition to the soup you can make cookies, bread, rolls and of course my favorite pie. Turkey as a mainstay is running about 5-8 bucks each this year with the stores nazi(member) card . I bought one already and have the opportunity to buy at least 3 more. This is a great bargain because you can make so many meals from a turkey. Can the shredded turkey(or freeze) for soups, casseroles, burritos, enchiladas and pot pies. The bones can be used to make turkey stock for soups or to use to sip when ill.
Even sugar ($1 for 5lbs) flour and other things prices are dropping. JIT for the holidays. Stock up for the winter.. You cant go wrong.
BTW NEVERFORGET THE BACK DOOR SHOPPING EITHER. Overstocks and over ripe veggies, taters etc as well as baked goods are just as good for free as well as at a bargin