PRICED TO THE PENNY
When I started doing cost breakdowns of the food I was preparing and comparing it to the pre-made food in the stores, I guess-timated how much money a typical family of four might save over a year.
The, "Over a year," scenarios are just guess-timates, (is that a real word??) but I like that they provide a better perspective on cost-effectiveness and allow for fairly accurate grocery budgeting.
In each post you'll see THREE NUMBERS:
Cost per item
Accurate to the penny based on what I paid for ingredients
Savings percentage compared to the pre-made version
Accurate to my local store prices
Total guess-timate based on the previous two calculations and what I imagine a family of four might eat/use over the course of 1 year.
The prices reflect the money I paid for the ingredients, and the prices I find in my local grocery store. Your prices may be different than mine. The cost of the ingredients used in my recipes will inevitably go up over time, but so will the cost of pre-packaged food, which will hopefully allow my savings percentages to stay closely accurate over time.
Contact me if you have any questions, or suggestions on how to make my "savings section" look better, I'd LOVE to hear them!