Saturday, April 13, 2019

$5 or Less Pantry Challenge: 4/13/2019

We're nearing the end of our disaster preparedness class, So, You Think You're Prepared!, only three more classes and we'll be finished.  I hope you're finding something in the classes that will help you be better prepared for future disasters.

Since we're so near the completion of the class, I thought I would resume normal posting, in addition to the disaster preparedness posts, starting with our weekly $5 or Less Pantry Challenge.  Let's do it …

It's Saturday and time to share how we're building our pantries with $5 or less.
Remember that this $5 is not part of the weekly groceries budget. It is set aside to be used just for stocking up in any area of our pantries.  
Here's what I added to my pantry this week for $5 …

5 cans of Musselman apple pie filling from, you guessed it, The Dollar Tree!!!  I'll use these to make apple pies, apple crisp, fried apple pies, etc.
How do you use apple pie filling?
Here they are sitting on my pantry shelf, waiting to be used …
What about you, what did you add to your pantry this week for $5 or less?
She looketh well to the ways of her household … Proverbs 31:27
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  1. My BJs was clearing out sleep aid pills for $2.98. I got 2 packs. They are changing the box so they were all marked down with a use by date of 2021. No one uses them currently but for that price I will keep them on hand if needed. They were originally $9.99 each.

    1. Making Cents Of It All, don't you just love it when you come across deals like that????

  2. Patsy you did well on the tins of apple pie filling as they cost a lot over here. I must admit as the price of apple pie filling in cans went up so high that I found some really cheap apples on special and made my own with spices included and put it in the freezer in meal sized portions.

    We use our apple pie filling for making large family sized apple pies that lasts us for 3 nights for the two of us in winter or colder weather but we also have it in summer and just not reheat it and have it cold with cream. We make ours from the Lion House pies book and it is simply delicious :).

    We have topped up our groceries for the month here having got low on a lot of things we didn't buy because we knew we were moving and we hadn't stocked up on staples for 3 months either :o .

    With our $40 pantry stock for the month of April we purchased -

    - 2 x avocados @.99 c ea saving $4.02 on usual prices.
    - 1 x 6 pk of kiwi fruit @ $2.99 saving $2.01.
    - 300 g of fresh mushrooms @ .99c saving $2.01.
    - 24 x tins each of cream of mushroom and cream of chicken soup @.99c per tin saving $17.04 on usual prices.
    - 2 x 4 L vanilla ice cream @ $4.75 ea saving $5.50 on usual prices.

    Slightly under the $40 so we will carry the 0.72c over to May for our shopping then.

    Hope everyone else had a wonderful week of stocking their pantries on specials too :).

    Sewingcreations15 (Lorna).

    1. Patsy i will edit the above comment to 12 x tins of mushroom and 12 x tins of chicken soup makes far more sense in the math :).

      Sewingcreations15 (Lorna).

  3. I was able to get 12 cans of corn for the pantry this past weekend.


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