Here’s my two scents worth 🙂 You need to buy the very basics: Baking basics flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt & pepper shortening, oil. …….Now some basica for meals: noodles (macroni or spagetti) rice, tomato sauce, and some can soup. Meat has all been high priced lately… look for what is on sale or cheapest. I bought some bulk hamberger…last night we had Hambergers….tonight sloppy joes, we still have enough Hamberger that I will make chili and some tacos.
Just use enough meat to flavor the food and have it last for several meals. ……. Here’s hint that I wished someone would have passed on to me years and years ago.. cook dried beans in your slow cooker.
I will put the dry beans in some water in my slow cooker at night before I go to bed and in the morning I will add some more water… I’ll add the left over sloppy joe and cook all day 🙂 I also love to cook potatoes in the slow cooker!