You, of some experience, know that a freezer can save you money
in food purchases. I wondered; what is the average dollar amount?
So, I sat down and put the following together. No, it's not
everybody that this will apply to, but, I can't be too much
different from most folks and hey, food is food.
Okay, here's the plan. I'm figuring what we normally eat in a
month out of the freezer. Then I just did the math... real simple.
One month's food:
Chicken - one per week makes four.
Beef or Pork Roast - one per week so that's four.
Chuck Steaks - one pack per week so four here also.
Beef or pork ribs - one every other week, that's two.
Rib Eyes - one pack every other week, that's two.
Sausage - one pack per week, that's four.
Hot Dogs - one pack per week, that's four.
Pork Chops - one pack every other week, that's two.
Ground Beef - one pack per week, that's four.
Fish - one pack per week, that's four.
Shrimp - one pack per week, that's four.
Frozen vegetables - 3 per week that's 12.
Frozen Pizza - two lg. per week
I'm now going to just average for a family of 4 which is about
two to four pounds per meal with leftovers. I also assume you buy
everything on sale! In lbs. per month I just used the average
package weight required to feed four people.
$73.34 X 12 months = $880.08
If you say... "We don't really eat that much", or,
"There's only two of us"... just reduce the annual total
by whatever percent you choose.
In addition to this I haven't even included meals you prepare in
advance for freezing such as stuffed crabs, fresh vegetables from
the farmers market, etc.
You can buy a 20 cubic foot freezer for around $600.00... looks
like it will pay for itself pretty quick. After that it's at least a
car note a year!
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