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My friend just pointed out the fact I could probably eat a year without going to the grocery!

Posted by on Dec. 18, 2012 at 12:12 AM
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Of course it wouldnt be like I do now but we could prob eat a year off what is in our freezer and pantry. I have my pantry almost full of food, a closet in my basement full of canned goods, and probably 50 chicken breast, 4 hams, several packs of bacon, and atleast a hundred different individually (I buy in bulk and separate) packed things of beef. I also have a ton of frozen veggies and some frozen fruit. How much food do you keep on stock in your house?

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The reason I keep so much is because each week I invite a needy family to dinner and most of the time send them with a box of food too. I started this tradition when I was 18 and a teacher paid for 6 months of a apartment for me because she knew my family and I had been homeless for the last 3 1/2 years. When I first started it, I was only inviting people every other month and not giving them a box of food. Now that I am married, have a college degree and a well paying job I do it more and plan to always continue.
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frndlyfn
by Emerald Member on Dec. 18, 2012 at 12:16 AM
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Eventually all that frozen will go bad.   We shop by the month on first pay day of the month.  Then we buy as needed.  We do not have a pantry nor basement.

MissTacoBell
by Taco Bell Princess on Dec. 18, 2012 at 12:18 AM
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Stocking up for 12/21/12? Lol
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koolest_mom_of4
by The Illegal one on Dec. 18, 2012 at 12:20 AM
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About 6 months worth ..actually just bout about 40 packages of cereal yesterday for $.50 each :)
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Jukebox_Jenny
by Member on Dec. 18, 2012 at 12:22 AM
Why would you have that much? It will be bad before you can eat it. And what happens if you have a power outage? That's a LOT of wasted food.
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Caitlin1983
by on Dec. 18, 2012 at 12:24 AM
I'm curious too. Why so much?
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ColieO
by I Rock on Dec. 18, 2012 at 12:24 AM
Meat is good for a year in the freezer. Though we've left it longer in extra protection and it's good still.

Quoting frndlyfn:

Eventually all that frozen will go bad.   We shop by the month on first pay day of the month.  Then we buy as needed.  We do not have a pantry nor basement.

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Crazylovingfam
by on Dec. 18, 2012 at 12:25 AM
No the Hans are for Xmas dinner. I bought them last month on sale. I also invite a needy family to our house once a week to eat and most of the time send them with a box of food. It is a tradition I started when I got on my own feet because I grew up homeless and wondering where my next meal would come from many times. I at first only did it once every other month but now that I am better off and can afford I do it once a week.


Quoting MissTacoBell:

Stocking up for 12/21/12? Lol

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babie113
by Ruby Member on Dec. 18, 2012 at 12:25 AM

we just get stuff as we need it

AngeLnChainZ
by on Dec. 18, 2012 at 12:26 AM

That is not true...


ETA link..

http://www.fsis.usda.gov/Fact_Sheets/Focus_On_Freezing/index.asp#19

Quoting ColieO:

Meat is good for a year in the freezer. Though we've left it longer in extra protection and it's good still.

Quoting frndlyfn:

Eventually all that frozen will go bad.   We shop by the month on first pay day of the month.  Then we buy as needed.  We do not have a pantry nor basement.


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koolest_mom_of4
by The Illegal one on Dec. 18, 2012 at 12:27 AM
Actually this is a very valid point ... Like I said I have about months worth of food in my freezer and I did actually have a incident where my freezer got unplugged .... It was horrible ... I almost cried. But then again I stock up when stuff is on sale and well the loss could have been so much worse had I paid full price

Quoting Jukebox_Jenny:

Why would you have that much? It will be bad before you can eat it. And what happens if you have a power outage? That's a LOT of wasted food.
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