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If you had to rely only on the food in your house for three weeks...

Anonymous
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If you had to rely only on the food in your house and $50 for three weeks, could you do it? Could you do it on $25?

How long could you go without shopping beyond the $50 limit?

I would buy eggs, carrots, potatoes, celery, and onions, and I would get a few cans of evaporated milk (because we only cook with it), and a few extra bags of frozen veggies. If I had money left, I would use it for more eggs, a block of cheddar, apples, oranges, popcorn, and bananas, and an extra bag of flour. We would need dog food and cat food, also, which I know some people dont include in their food budgets, but for me its all the same budget.

Everything else- we have. Plenty of meats in the deep freezer, frozen veggies, pantry items, baking items, etc etc. I would just make sure I had a definite plan for what to use and when. (:
if we were really in trouble or needed to make things last longer, I would just get our seeds started sooner under our grow lights.

How about you?

Edit: I just wanted to add we are a family of five- two adults, a 7 yr old, 2 yr old, and 10 month old mostly bf baby. My deep freezer is practically overflowing, which prompted the idea of us going a few weeks without shopping, to run it down a bit. (: The extra money, either $25 or $50, would mean we were eating well and not really missing out on anything at all we normally eat.
Posted by Anonymous on Mar. 17, 2014 at 6:27 PM
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Anonymous
by Anonymous 2 on Mar. 17, 2014 at 6:28 PM
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We would starve, I only shop once a month and its time to go.
mama2ameira
by captain underpants on Mar. 17, 2014 at 6:29 PM
Eggs rice and chicken oh an milk and bread
furbabymum
by on Mar. 17, 2014 at 6:29 PM

 I'd have to eat some of our chickens. They aren't technically in the house. Oh wait, 9 babies in the basement. Yeah, I'm good.

Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 - Original Poster on Mar. 17, 2014 at 6:29 PM
Ha! I'll ask again in a few days- then you'd be okay! (;

Quoting Anonymous: We would starve, I only shop once a month and its time to go.
Dzyre1115
by Desiree` on Mar. 17, 2014 at 6:29 PM
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 We'd be fine, without the $50.00

neveragain17
by Gold Member on Mar. 17, 2014 at 6:30 PM
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I would be good! And maybe only need to get milk and eggs maybe bread.
yayay15
by on Mar. 17, 2014 at 6:30 PM
Yes we could survive on the good we have and $50 but the money would be the hardest. I like to shop!!
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JulyBabies
by Gold Member on Mar. 17, 2014 at 6:30 PM
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I could do it, but we wouldn't be eating to the standard that we are accustomed to. 

B1Bomber
by Ruby Member on Mar. 17, 2014 at 6:30 PM
We'd be fine for about a week and a half except for milk. I could could easily get another week and a half out of $50
ButterMeUp
by Butters on Mar. 17, 2014 at 6:31 PM
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We'd be absolutely fucked.
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