Finally! I have counted all this “inventory” in my home. The last phase of counting and calculation took place this evening. I wanted to work on it earlier in the week, but since the Snowmaggeden bust kept me out of my home the day that I was best suited to do it, I got around to it tonight.
So, using the same loose formula I used for my dry goods (gifts have zero value, stuff from Whole Foods bought under retail with my discount, etc.), I calculated the freezer contents and my refrigerated condiments (i.e., perishable but long shelf life in fridge) came to about $240, so the grand total cost of all my food is $1140.
Since starting this project a little over a week ago, I have not gone grocery shopping for myself. The only exception is I stopped and bought a dessert as a hostess gift for a friend who was having me for dinner. I have gone out with friends to eat a couple of times, but otherwise, I have just been depleting my pantry. I will have to make a trip soon for some fresh produce and dairy, but I know I’m saving a lot of money being resourceful. Next phase, of course, is to figure out what I would spend on average in the past and how I am helping my current cause.
Here is what I have to work with from my freezer and refrigerator…
|Broccoli and Cauliflower||Vegetables||2||bag|
|Sweet Potato Puffs||Snacks||1||bag|
|Sweet Potato Fries||Snacks||1||bag|
|Beef Burgundy Stew||Meals||1||jar|
|Crab and Corn Chowder||Snacks||1||box|
|Parmesan Chicken Tenders||Proteins||1||bag|
|Butter Pecan Ice Cream||Desserts||1||pint|
|Molten Chocolate Cake||Desserts||1||each|
|Mahi Mahi Burgers||Proteins||0.5||box|
|Beef Base||Soups and Broths||2||jar|
|Chili Garlic Paste||Condiment||1||jar|
|Dark Chocolate Sauce||Baking||1||jar|
|Wasabi Soy Ginger Dressing||Oils and Vinegars||1||bottle|
|Roasted Sesame Dressing||Oils and Vinegars||1||bottle|
|Ginger Miso Dressing||Oils and Vinegars||1||bottle|
|Sesame Ginger Marinade||Oils and Vinegars||1||bottle|