I'm so sorry for being so behind on this challenge. Don't worry though, the dogs are being fed even though I'm not posting about their food. Here is a recap...
The first huge batch of food made enough for a week. I was still supplementing their regular dog food so it went a little farther. I was worried about the salmon going bad in the fridge for that long so I froze about 4 days worth in the freezer. That didn't go over so well. It froze like a rock. After two days of thawing in the fridge it was still just as hard. I resorted to thawing it is the microwave but for some reason all the bags would leak fish water. On top of all this I was super sick.
Last Monday I went to grab more salmon from the freezer and found some steak. The steaks were a thorn in my side from this past winter. They were a gift from my father in law that accidentally got forgotten about in the fridge. The nicest thing to ever sit in my refrigerator and I was serving "lowest price of the season" chicken. I found it a day past expiration, washed it off because I guess I thought that would help, and decided that it was getting made for breakfast. The steak we didn't finish that day (it was really good) I immediately froze. And here I find it in the back of the freezer. So into the huge pot it went. It was my steak therapy.
I didn't have to buy anything at the grocery store for that batch but I did use some frozen vegetables that I'm going to need to re-buy when they are on sale again. I got them for $.75 during the March Frozen Food Sale at Safeway. I also used the rest of my rice ($1.40).
I made another batch this past weekend of salmon, rice, and vegetables. I grabbed a bag of rice at Freds for $4.49 and used more frozen vegetables ($.75). I'm so glad we are using up the salmon. Last year I went on a smoked salmon jerky making spree with the leftover catch.
Money Invested After 3 Weeks...
20 quart stock pot $20.70 (org. $45.99)
Freezer Bags $.75
1/3 Bag of FM Dog Food to transition $4.67
20LB Purina to transition $8.49 (org. 16.99)
Money Left- $7.35