I am really starting to wonder if I'm completely losing it! I just went to the grocery store and I am officially STOCKED on boneless, skinless chicken breasts and cheddar and colby/jack cheese. One of my local stores, Price Chopper, had the chicken breasts on sale for only $1.19 a pound!! I have NEVER seen it that cheap! So I picked up 7 packages, each 2 to 2.5 lbs. I actually considered buying more, but since I already had some in the freezer, that *would* have been insane! Good thing I didn't, because I have no more room....more on this later in the post.
Then, I went to another grocery store, Hen House. There I picked up 7.5 lbs. of shredded cheese. Why?? Because they had cheddar and colby/jack shredded cheeses in 40 oz. bags (2.5 lbs.) for $5.97! I usually pay $3.79 for a pound of shredded cheese, and that's cheap here! I couldn't resist $2.39 a pound!
Last night, I got a 25 lb. bag of bread flour for $8.01, marked down at Sam's. It worked out to less per pound than I pay at Aldi for the all-purpose flour, and I like the texture that bread flour gives my breads and baked goods.
Do you realize that works out to almost 50 POUNDS of foods that I've bought in the past 24 hours?? I'm thinking that I shouldn't need to buy these things for at least 2-3 months. In the long run, that's going to save me money, but right now I'm just laughing at myself, wondering if I'm going completely overboard on the stockpiling of food. To put it into perspective, we have a side-by-side fridge/freezer upstairs, a freezer-on-top large fridge downstairs in the garage, and quite a good-sized stand-up freezer downstairs. Every bit of my freezer space is occupied. Had I bought more chicken breasts, I would have had to cook them tomorrow, and I already have a 10 lb. bag of leg quarters thawing in the refrigerator to cook next week!
Well, I guess if the store sales get sour, we will still have plenty to eat for awhile!!! (That or I'm totally insane......)