My Bakery Stockpile

This past weekend, I made a visit to our friendly neighborhood bakery thrift store. You may have read some of my earlier blogs all about this wonderful store. It is a place where I can get breads and other Pepperidge Farm goods for deep discounts.

I like to keep baked goods and the ingredients to make baked goods well on hand. This means that I am always seeking ways to add to my stockpile. I do this through that bakery thrift store, but also through buying baking ingredients in bulk and with sales and coupons.

Sometimes, I can even stock up on bakery type snacks, but the store-bought kind and the homemade.

This is what my weekend yielded.

20 individual packages of goldfish “Physedibles” cookies; cost: $1. Yes, that amounts to only $.05 each package of cookies. These will be great for lunch boxes, trips to the park, and to keep in the car when the toddler hungry monsters strike. This was a phenomenal bargain.

6 individual packages of milano cookies (4 large cookies in each bag for a total of 24 cookies); cost $1. Milano cookies are a real treat in this house. I couldn’t pass up that price.

4 loaves of raisin swirl bread; cost: $4. Not only will these make great toast, but I will also make them into french toast and for fun, peanut butter and jelly sandwiches.

6 loaves of whole wheat bread; cost $6. I’ll freeze the bulk of these and then take out a loaf as needed. I can freeze them as in the package and thaw them quickly on the countertop.

Bulk non bleached flour (20 pounds); cost: $10. To keep large amounts of flour from getting bugs, first place the flour in the freezer for 24 hours. If I had more organized storage, I might get 100 pounds for only $15 at the bakery supply store. Anyone want to go halves?

2 pounds of cornmeal; cost: $.59. Cornmeal is great for homemade corn muffins, cornmeal pancakes and more.

Mary Ann Romans writes about everything related to saving money in the Frugal Blog, technology in the Computing Blog, and creating a home in the Home Blog. You can read more of her articles by clicking here.

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Mary Ann Romans is a freelance writer, online content manager, wife and mother of three children. She lives in Pennsylvania in the middle of the woods but close enough to Target and Home Depot. The author of many magazine, newspaper and online articles, Mary Ann enjoys writing about almost any subject. "Writing gives me the opportunity to both learn interesting information, and to interact with wonderful people." Mary Ann has written more than 5,000 blogs for Families.com since she started back in December 2006. Contact her at maromans AT verizon.net or visit her personal blog http://homeinawoods.wordpress.com