Did you know that you can buy a whole ham at the grocery store for a fraction of the cost of buying ham sliced in the deli? Your store may even slice it for you while you shop (for free!). You can save significantly and freeze the meat to have it on hand when you need it.
I selected my ham and took it over to the nice man at the deli counter and asked him to slice 1/3 of it thicker (1/2" for soups and casseroles) and 2/3 of it thin (for sandwiches).
As you can see I paid a lot less than I would have paid per pound for ham at the deli counter. I had a coupon for $1 off Kretschmar ham from coupons.com too so I actually paid $19.99 for 10.55 lbs. of ham.
I packaged the ham in quart freezer bags and then put the quart bags into gallon freezer bags to keep them organized in the deep freezer.
I don't buy much in bulk, but I do buy a few things that can be frozen or have a long shelf life. I bought raspberries when they were on sale and in season and froze them. I buy meat when it's on sale and freeze it. I also purchase bulk rice and yeast at Sam's Club. What do you buy in bulk?
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