Yep I do the bulk of my grocery shopping at Aldi. I rarely go into regular grocery stores. I also shop u-pick farms and farmers markets in the Spring, summer and fall and stock up on seasonal food. I'll freeze it, preserve it, can it, etc. I do the same with my own garden every year. I manage to grow enough tomatoes to make my own ketchup and sauce for the year, plus sun dried tomatoes, salsa, and freezing diced tomatoes for soups....as well as other vegetables like onions, garlic, squash, peppers, eggplant brocoli, etc....I also grow strawberries, raspberries and blueberries. I'm expanding to mushrooms and wheat this year.
I don't have a huge amount of land....about a quarter of an acre, but it's enough if planned smart to have a large garden.
I stretch meats....there is no reason to use more than 1 pound of beef or chicken in a meal for 2-4 people. It can stretch with veggies and healthy carbs like brown rice.
at 2:13 PM on Dec. 3, 2010