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Thursday, August 6, 2015

$5 or Less Pantry Building Challenge: August 6th, 2015

How did you do with our $5 or less pantry building challenge this week?

Here’s what I added to my pantry for less than $5 …


... 5 packages of baby carrots!

They were on sale for $.69/bag for a total of $3.45 before tax.

Here's what I did with them ...


I canned them ... and added 7 pints to my pantry.

(That's a jar of tomato juice in the picture that I processed with the carrots ... because there was room for it and because I had it left from the last tomato juice canning I did!)

What did you add to your pantry this week for $5 or Less?

patsi


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16 comments:

  1. I got 2 bottles of Seventh Generation Dish Liquid, Free & Clear, 25 Oz for $1.79 each and add the different to my change purse for next weeks challenge.
    Sue

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    1. Sue, that's a good deal and you even had money left to carry over to next week! Win! Win!

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  2. I might have frozen the carrots but wouldn't have thought to can them. That's a great idea! Occasionally I get the large bags at Sam's club that's way to much for us to eat before they spoil. I'll have to try this. Thanks. I enjoy your blog, I look every day for a new post. Was getting concerned, hope hubby is not sick again.

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    1. Vicky, hubby is still recovering well. Thank you for asking. We've been having router issues with our internet which made posting almost impossible. That's fixed now!!!

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  3. I posted this on your Facebook page, but I'm thrilled with the blueberries I bought at the Amish produce auction- $4.25 got me 12 pounds (not little baskets, but actual pounds!!) !!! I actually bought double that (24 pounds for $8.50) but my freezer is filled with quart ziploc bags that we will enjoy throughout the year! I can almost smell those muffins!!!!

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    1. gardenpat, that is a really good price on blueberries! I would have done the same thing!

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  4. I purchased 48 pounds of local honey from a friend for a great price! Honey stores indefinitely so we won't be needing honey for a couple of years! Thank you Lynnette!

    August 7, 2015 at 6:21 PM

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  5. I found butter for $1.99 for one pound packages at our local grocery store. I bought 5 packages which was over the $5 challenge, but I thought it was a good deal! I had checked at Aldi's and it was $2.79 there!

    Donna

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    1. It's $2.79/lb at our Aldi's too Donna. $1.99 is my stock up price for butter so I would have done the same thing!

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  6. I'm saving my $5.00 to add to next weeks for a stock up of pork steaks at .97/ lb. getting the freezer stocked up. I will make a large crock pot of pulled pork.

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    1. Good choice Mom at home! Way to look to the future and plan!

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  7. I got a bushel and a half of Italian tomatoes from a fellow Freecycler. It was 14 miles each way since she is across the river and there is no direct route, so my only cost was a little more than a gallon of gas. Processing my second batch of tomato jam right now and then onto canning marinara sauce.

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    1. WTG Kim Stewart! I've never heard of tomato jam ...

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  8. I ducked into a hospital thrift store and there was a clear Pyrex mixing bowl, exactly the size I had been wanting, for $3.00. I was so pleased to find it at a good price, and the money went to a worthy cause, to boot.

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    1. Ava, thrift stores are always my first choice when I need dishes!

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