Wow, what a great and exciting response to this post, where I promised to take you shopping with me and share more about how I buy food and feed my family a good, wholesome diet on a tight budget!
Over the weekend, I sat down for a couple of hours and put together a list of all the subjects you mentioned either in the comments or by email that you would like to have me cover about Feeding the Family. Here’s a list of the questions from you that I came up with:
- Where/how do you shop?
- Where do you buy household products and what do you use?
- How do you buy in bulk…where/how do you store it/…what about people who have little to no storage space?
- How did you find a food co-op? What are the options?
- What is your food budget? How do I figure out which products to buy organically? How do I find good prices for good foods?
- Share some inexpensive recipe ideas! How about inexpensive healthy snack ideas?
- Where do you buy your grains? How do you store them? Do you use a variety of grains?
- Share how you make different kinds of breads.
- How do you cook to please everyone in my family?
- How do you go about finding good, local meat, milk, etc.?
- What are the benefits of organic and/or raw milk?
- How did you get your husband on board with healthy eating AND spending the extra money for good quality foods?
- Are you in the kitchen all the time? How do you get all of this done? Is it possible for women who work outside the home to feed their families this way?
- Tell me more about gardening. What if I only have a small garden space?
- Where in the world do I begin when I want to make changes toward eating healthier?
- And…last but not least….I DO want to see your OATS. All 50 pounds of them! What all do you do with them?!
So…those are some of the topics we’ll be covering here over the next few weeks (months?). Far be it from me to keep my bag of oats all to myself. And…I can’t wait to take my camera over to shoot footage of the cow!
Before I tell you all kinds of information about how I feed my family I thought I’d take you on a little tour through my kitchen. I figured it might help you understand all the ins and outs of the way I cook if you could first see the kitchen I work in!
Malachi (my 4 year old) came in during part of the filming of this which makes it SO much more fun to watch than simply hearing my voice and looking at my jars of beans. Also, at one point you’ll hear a big bang in the background where Malachi drops his “kintar” (guitar).
Now that you’ve been through my kitchen, I can more easily explain the ways we shop, store, cook and eat our food! If you have anything else you would like to see added to the above list…let me know.
ALSO…so many of you mentioned wanting to know more of my frugal, healthy recipes. I’d love to share more of my recipes with you…but help me out by letting me know what YOUR idea of a frugal amount is? What do you feel like is a reasonable cost PER PERSON per meal?