I found out where our local supermarket gets their pineapples from and went directly to them to buy them for cheaper. Yippee!! $1.90 each and they are the big ones. That turns into this...
9 pineapples= 14 quarts. $1.32 each with lids.
So with that turning out pretty well I went down the street from them with my SIL to see what else we could scrounge up.
5 lbs. mushrooms -split with SIL
35 lbs. potatoes - split with SIL
40-45b lbs. spaghetti squash
6 pineapples - yes more.
5 lbs. mandarins. - these were fabulous!!
$55, yes that takes a huge chunk out of your grocery cash but if it saves me a buck or two I'm game. We have enough bellies to fill and will go through it all that it's worth it.
If you think of it in terms of pounds of food it's a steal. $55 divided by about 90 pounds equals 61 cents a pound for REAL food.