Thursday, February 2, 2012

Re-Stock of the Pantry Shelves

Once every two weeks I head out with a gf to the wilds of suburbia.
Sometimes we stop @ a discount clearing store where prices are decent or sometimes down right great.
A few weeks ago that was that case of RTRPMIMP or right time/right place/money in my pocket.

Here's what I bought geared toward our whole grain diabetic diet -

Bob's Red Mill Whole Grain Wild & Brown Rice 1 lb. 11 oz. - $4 per bag. Bought 3 bags.
Down the street Wegman's had it for over $7 a bag.

Capatriti 100% Pure Olive Oil - 34 oz. $4.80 Expiration date 12/19/2013.
Not really sure I thought I bought two but I could only find one in the cellar.
Ghost has been acting up lately after a 3 or 4 year hiatus.
Only not made in America purchase.

Carnation Evaporated Milk - 12 oz. cans - 59¢ each. Bought 4 mainly to use in pumpkin pie recipe.
An alternative is to use filtered H2O and cup & half of powdered low-fat milk.
If you use powdered milk then decrease the cornstarch, flour, or tapioca flour (thickening agent) to just one tablespoon. The canned milk will be used in pies that I barter out.
Label proudly reads Made in America!

Kraft Mayonnaise - 30 oz. jar @ $3.50 bought one to tide us over until I can score an Amazon deal.  

Nevella Baking Blend - 9.7 oz (label says = 5 lbs. sugar) @ $3.50, bought 5 bags.
An off brand similar to Splenda.
Before I hear about this purchase, yes I wish I could grow & process or be able to afford to buy Stevia but right now I can't.
And now that I am a grinding fool with my White Winter Wheat I've been baking more.
Bag reads - Caremel, IN.

~~ pelenaka ~~


  1. Pelenaka,

    I did not realize you are diabetic. Given that issue for you forget about bread, you should not be eating grains at all. Best for you to get away from the carbohydrates.

    And that brown rice you got so much of needs cold storage...root cellar or even freezer. Colder you can keep it the longer before having to feed it to the chickens. But then, you most likely knew that.

    So you know, my wife too, but I am blessed with a metabolism impervious to diabetes.


    1. Winston, if I didn't eat grains what else would I be able to eat? Remember money is an issue here.
      Actually since we have been eating more whole grains in our diet our blood sugar has leveled out - we aren't eating as much because grain is filling.
      Rest assured brown rice is in the cool cellar vacuum sealed in half gallon jars.
      Impervious to diabetes ... sometimes it's in the genes Winston.


Thanks, good to know there are other's with this interest