We have a membership to costco and 2 teenage boys. talk about hollow legs! A lot of times it is fine to go with generic things, but we discovered early on it is better to spend more for some name brand products that DO taste better because it meant not only that our children would not waste food, but funny enough, they eat less because the better ingredients filled them up more than did the lesser priced who knows what is in it food. My mom-in-law also bought us a stand up freezer (love her!) a few years ago so when there is a sale, you can bet we are at the local grocery store buying and then freezing. milk freezes wonderful, just remember to shake it well when you unfreeze it, as ingredients settle. you can freeze almost anything.
recently discovered flour tortillas freeze great, and if you don’t want to slice cheese later, just grate it, it can be frozen also. eggs can NOT be frozen (interesting story with my children) and a few other things. buying in bulk at costco has saved us money. If you are in a city with local groceries, you save money on paper products and things NOT at costco, but otherwise, costco is the best. When the wednesday paper comes with the coupons, I make out a tentative grocery list for the week, subject to change. i take college classes a few nights a week and work during the day, so there is not a lot of time. Love the crock pot and making food for the freezer with instructions on heating it later. Stay away from pop and a lot of convenience microwave foods. Empty calories and everyone is still hungry. we are still learning!
eggs CAN be frozen !!!!! freeze the eggwhites in icecube trays , and when solid , put in freezer bags . i think the eggyolks will freeze if seperated and in milk . [ not sure about that though ] . but i just watched the foodchannel yesterday and that came up [ with the eggwhites ]
I started to look into this way of cooking but have decided (reluctantly) that I can’t do it. All i have is the small freezer with my fridge. It’s not big enough to hold enough food to last a whole month. there’s also no money to buy a freezer. But I can plan out menus to last a couple of weeks and buy enough to last that long. I also use the crockpot often. So nice after workign all day to come home to the wonderful smell of dinner cooking.