The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #169078 Message #4121698
Posted By: Stilly River Sage
02-Oct-21 - 07:59 PM
Thread Name: De-clutter & Fitness in a Pandemic: 2021
Subject: RE: De-clutter & Fitness in a Pandemic: 2021
I should have weighed the entire batch of granola when it finished, something I'll do next time to finish my calculations, but for now I have a breakdown on the cost of my homemade granola. I bought sliced almonds, unsalted raw sunflower seeds, bulk raisins, a bottle of Texas honey, and I calculated the weight of three cups of old fashioned rolled oats. I don't have a cost for the olive oil because I buy that in 3 litre bottles and always have it on hand, so I won't bother to figure that. A 14 ounce bag of Aldi's Millville oat, honey, almond, and raisin granola costs $2.14. I can't eat that because it has some coconut oil in it, I buy their little more expensive higher protein variety instead.
My homemade batch, that lasts probably three times as long as the Millville bag, comes out $4.35 a batch. So it isn't necessarily a huge savings but it doesn't cost more, and it tastes so much better. It's something I'm going to keep doing.
I made progress toward the gate and fence work - I picked up two bags of the stronger concrete (originally I was looking for the 80 pound bag, but came across the 60 pound bags first. They're all cheap and these I can lift by myself). Next - dig a hole.