I hit some good food sales today and even though some of the stuff i do not need right now, it was a good price and will keep.
12 hour Produce sale Super One
Potatoes $1.37 10 lbs. Grapes .78 lb.
Bananas .31 pound Leaf Lettuce .68 head
Green Peppers 3/ $1 Broccoli .78 lb
Smiths 25 year sale
Flour Tortillas .75 each Frozen Vegetables asst. kinds like Broccoli.Cauliflower mix, Fiesta mix etc. .75 1 lb. package
Strawberries $1 1lb. package
I bought a bunch of strawberries which I think I will freeze some. I was considering making some jam out of them too, but they taste so good the other ways and I am making lots of apricot jam! I make a batch last night which turned out really good! I was actually surprised for some reason. It set up really nice and one jar, i could not fit in the canner, so H. tasted some this morning when he had breakfast and said it was really good! The only thing that is hard for me to make this is when we were pitting them, paul found a couple of huge worms inside 2 of them. Out of the whole batch that is not bad, but I really hate worms. I know, I should be used to it, but in something you are going to eat, just really makes my stomach churn.
Anyhow, the batch of jam ended up costing me like $3 for 6 pints, which is not bad for jam. We go through it really fast as my boys and husband love Peanut Butter and Jelly sandwiches. It is the standard snack around here! Maybe this will save us a bit, this winter.
So far I have frozen raspberries, maybe 8 bags, canned some cherries and froze some, canned some jam and am planning on drying a few apricots as well.