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Freezer Cooking Day: The Shopping Trip


A freezer cooking day can't happen without lots of supplies on hand, namely groceries. While I have been stocking up over the last few weeks with this in mind, there were still some last-minute things I needed to buy for tomorrow's big Freezer Cooking Day. So I loaded up all three little ones and stopped into our local grocery store, health food store, and Aldi. Whew!

All told, we spent right around $50 for the groceries shown above including two big bags of chicken and four packages of organic grass-fed roast beef marked down from $8.99 to $1.59 at the health food store. Gotta love those kinds of bargains!

It looks like we'll be spending right under $100 total for this Freezer Cooking Day. It should well carry us through upcoming Christmas get-togethers, provide some homemade Christmas gifts, and take care of most of the cooking and baking for the entire month–especially since we still have some meals left in the freezer from last month's Freezer Cooking Day–so I'd say it's well worth the monetary investment.

I don't plan to buy many more groceries the rest of this month so the additional $75 or so we still have leftover in our grocery budget envelope should be plenty for the next four weeks.

But first I have to actually tackle the cooking!

Next up: The Detailed Step-By-Step Freezer Cooking Plan

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  • Katie says:

    Hi! I was just wondering what Health Food Store you shop at? I live in the Boston area so was curious if your same store might be near me? Thank you! 🙂

  • Patricia Ballard says:

    I love your blog and all the hard work you do to put everything together!! I have some questions, how much money do you put aside for your groceries? is that include only “food”?? All these food that you just cooked to freeze is for the INTIRE MONTH, include breakfast and lunch??

  • Holly Jacobs says:

    How do you spend so little on groceries when you are buying chicken and hamburger. I can never seem to get a good deal on meat. Do you have any tricks?

  • Challice says:

    The person in me is curious how much you spent for the True North item. Here with a coupon I couldnt get it less than $3 and that just seems like too much?

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