If you would like to participate in some of the menu/meal planning that will start in January, consider stockpiling some of these items if you happen to see them on sale in the next month. I will also include what I think is a good price to watch for, but keep in mind that different areas have different prices on food. You might want to watch your ads and stores for a couple weeks if you're not sure what is a good price for your area. This is not a comprehensive list. Please look through some of the recipes already posted for other ideas of ingredients you can stockpile.
pork loin cut into roasts and 3/4 chops ($1.99 lb)
whole chickens 3-4 lb (69-89 cents lb)
bone in chicken pieces (varies per cut, 79-99 cents maybe)
chicken tenders, then pkg into 1 lb freezer bags ($1.99 lb)
boneless, skinless breasts and thighs (breasts $1.99 lb, thighs less than that)
chuck roasts 2.5 to 2.75 lb ($2.99 lb would be awesome)
ground beef in 1 lb pkgs ($2.50? haven't bought any in a long time!)
frozen or canned veggies for sides
Veg-all (canned mixed vegetables)
frozen/canned fruit for dessert
14 oz cans petite diced tomatoes
14 oz cans tomato sauce
Bush's chili magic chili beans
cream soups: mushroom, chicken, potato, golden mushroom
beef and chicken broth
your favorite pasta
your favorite pasta sauce
mozzarella, cheddar, monterey jack cheese
taco seasoning packets or see recipe if you want to make your own
onion soup packets or see recipe if you want to make your own
Also stockpile anything that will keep or freeze from any of your favorite recipes that you see on sale and/or have coupons for.
Until Next Time.....