Danger: Drastic Food Increases Ahead

Fasten Your Seat Belt
There’s a the bumpy ride ahead in 2013. I’ve been writing about grocery prices increasing and stocking your pantry for months. The combination of this year’s drought and QE3 (to infinity) is pushing food and other commodities through the roof, especially during the first quarter of 2013.

I’ve written dozens of blogs about stretching your grocery dollars and food storage. The wisdom of food storage will be tangible in the months ahead with food prices soaring. (You’ll want to check out my Stretch Grocery $$$ and Food Storage categories found at the right of this blog.)

It’s never too late to begin. And you don’t have to have a fortune to do so. You need to figure out what foods you normally eat and those which have the longest storage life: then purchase more. Even if you purchase only a little bit more than you need, you will begin to stock your pantry.

Obviously, buying when items are on sale make the most sense. Bulk purchasing offers savings. Most stores will give a 10 percent discount when you purchase a case of anything. Discount grocers offer further food savings. Stores like Costco price their food items about 10 percent over cost.

Madison is standing in front of her kitchen pantry.

Fast Food Culture
Learning how to cook is vital. As the cost of food increases, it will be necessary to cook from scratch just to make ends meet. Not only is it important to know how to cook, but how to cook from your food storage.

I’ve been regularly testing and then adding recipes to my “Gourmet Pantry Food” category found at the right of this page. Eating from food storage doesn’t have to be boring. Click Here to check it out as well. I’m looking for new recipes all the time, if you have a favorite, I’d love to give it a try. Send it to info@BabyBites.info

Click Here for the link to “Not Just Gas! Check Out The Drastic Price Increases On These 21 Everyday Items.” This colorful blog illustrates what has occurred in the last couple of years to commodity items. The data was taken from the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

 

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