Swanson Chicken and Beef Broths are on sale at Target this week, as well as Cream of Chicken and Cream of Mushroom. I was trying to decide how much I wanted to buy because I think $.25 is a good stock up price-especially when I can remember the days when I paid $1 each! So here is how I figured it out-There are 9 people in our family. I figured if for the next 3 Winter months we had soup one night a week, and a casserole one night a week, looked at some of my favorite recipes to see how much I needed. Well-soup took at least 4 cans of broth, so at least 48 cans, and then some of the casseroles took 2-3 cans, so I am getting 24 cans of Cream of Chicken and 24 cans of Cream of Mushroom. Then I thought if I had guests, or made a meal for anyone I may want to get more. Then I thought about going into the store and feeling like I am hoarding canned goods..but here is the math~
50 cans of Broth at $.89=$44.50
50 cans of Broth at $.25=$12.50
I will save $32 by planning ahead!(and my savings on the soups too!) **PLUS I have ingredients on hand to make meals every week with out added expenses!
So if you ever feel like you don’t want to buy too much of something, think ahead and see how much you are actually going to use.
***The expiration date on the Swanson Chicken Broth that I bought has an expiration date of July 2012!