You Bought in Bulk...Now What?
Stocking up on large quantities of food is a smart way to save money. Here's how to make sure none of it goes to waste.
If you see meat on sale, you can stock up, with some caveats. Jodi Moore, who runs the site Food Storage Made Easy with her sister-in-law Julie Weiss, recently bought 30 pounds of ground beef when she saw it for $2 a pound; she preserved it using a specialized type of pressure cooker called a pressure canner. Another option for storing meat is freezing it, but don't just wrap it a few times in plastic—that won't prevent freezer burn. You'll need to vacuum seal it. Meat that has been vacuum sealed will keep two to three years, ground meat up to a year, and fish up to two years.