September 28, 2009

OCTOBER: Items to Add to Food Storage or Emergency Supplies

It's hard to believe that October starts this Thursday! A cold front is moving into Utah and we should get snow in the mountains on Wednesday. If you live in Davis County, the emergency radio station is 1700 a.m. which is now one of my saved station buttons on my car radio.

Below is the list of items to focus on for your October food storage purchases. These are only suggestions, but you may find some of these on sale to stock up on. I did find canola oil at Macey's for $4.99 per gallon! Canned applesauce is .57 per can or $13.68 case 24 ct. Their Case Lot Sale ends tomorrow.

Shelf Foods
Vegetable & other oils
Shortening
Graham crackers
Corn syrup
Dried cranberries
Baking powder & soda
Applesauce
Sloppy Joe mix
Biscuit mix
Dried peppers
Gum (comfort foods)
Candy (hide some Halloween candy away)
Freezer FoodsBread
Bananas
Bell Peppers
Toiletries
Hand sanitizer
Vaseline
Paper & CleaningPaper towels
Napkins
Medical SuppliesCPR mouth barrier
Adhesive tape
Pet 72-hour KitPet food
Leash
Water
Bowl
Pet carrier
EquipmentBBQ or Stove
Fuel
Blankets
Emergency Prep
Test smoke detectors
Have family fire drill

There are still a few clearance backpacks in the stores for your 72-hour kits. I am looking for one with wheels for my 4-year old. Also an idea for your pets 72-hour kit.

September 27, 2009

Food Storage Recipe: Quick Beef Chili with Corn


Here is a simple and easy Quick Beef Chili with Corn recipe made from 100% food storage items. Perfect meal for a fall or winter day. Adapted from "Emergency Food in a Nutshell."

Serves 4 – 6

2 (15 oz.) can kidney beans, drained OR
3 ½ c. soaked and cooked dry kidney beans
1 (15 oz.) can corn, drained
1 (15 oz.) can diced tomatoes, undrained
1 (12 oz.) can beef chunks, undrained and broken up
1 ½ c. water
1 c. chunky salsa
½ t. cumin
½ t. chili powder
1 t. sugar

Directions:
1. Combine ingredients in pan and simmer 10 minutes, stirring occasionally. (I put in a small slow cooker and heated until warm.)

So simple!

September 15, 2009

Utah Case Lot Sale Price Comparison List - Update!

I just updated the Utah Case Lot Sale Price Comparison list. Go to this post for the most recent changes. Price sheet compares Reams, Macey's, Dick's, Harmon's, Bowman's, Smith's, Costco, Sam's Club, Walmart, and LDS storehouse.

I shopped at Macey's today *9/14) and found some GREAT deals! If it's on the floor, you can buy it at this coming Wednesday's price. If the price of an item is highlighted in yellow on my spreadsheet, the price is lower than the last caselot sale! Macey's lowered their prices. They've also come out with an ad insert called Price Chopper. I talked with someone in customer service, and corporate is having them reduce the size of their print ads, so they can no longer fit everything on sale in the ad.

So, as you look at my ever-growing ever-changing spreadsheet, you will notice some items still have Sept. 2008 because I couldn't get some of the 2009 prices yet. But I did get a lot of them. A few highlights:

Macey's:
WF Apple juice - 64 oz. for .99 ea.
Progresso Soup - 19 oz. for .99 ea. (w/coup)
Cooking oil - 128 oz. for $4.99 (even Canola!)
WF Pancake syrup - 128 oz. for $3.99
WF Spaghetti Sauce - 26 oz. for .99
WF Tomato soup - .33 ea.
Oatmeal - 42 oz. $1.39

Smith's also has some great deals, so look over the list.
Happy Shopping!

September 3, 2009

Evacuation List: What do I take?

In light of the current fires in California where 12,000 people evacuated, and recent fires in Utah, I thought I would relist a post which can help you create an evacuation list. Evacuations happen sooner than people think and we should take this seriously.

Please reread my post "What Would You Take If You Had to Evacuate?"

September 2, 2009

September 2009 Utah Case Lot Sale Dates

Here are the dates of the September 2009 Case Lot Sales at some of our Utah grocery stores. If you know of additional dates and stores please send them to me.

Harmon's: Aug. 31 - Sept. 20. Here is a link to their site. If you look on the bottom right you will see a link to their case lot prices.

Ream's: Sept. 8 - ?
Smith's: Sept. 9 -23
Peterson's: Sept. 15
Macey's: Sept. 16 - Oct. 6
Bowman's, Dick's, Dan's: Sept. 16 - 29
Kent's, Winegar's: Sept. 16 - ?
Lin's: end of October

Stores will start putting items out the weekend before. If items are on the floor a few days early, you can buy them for the sales price. Check with your store. Excludes Smith's.

The spreadsheet now includes Reams's, Harmon's, Smith's, Bowman's (Kaysville), Dick's (Layton), Macey's (Ogden), Costco (Bountiful), Sam's Club (Layton), Walmart (Centerville), LDS storehouse.

I picked up Macey's Case Lot ad today (9/14), however, it does not contain all that is on sale. That is on a list at the customer service desk and was not available yet. So I could only list the Macey's prices from the ad.

Utah Case Lot Sales Prices.pdf

Utah Case Lot Sales Prices.xls

For more of my Case Lot shopping ideas go to this post.

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