## Thursday, March 10, 2011

### Math Lesson: Gluten free baking flour and Legos

Hey Mom, why do you buy all that gluten free flour? Why are you getting so much?

Son, it is cheaper to shop in bulk than to buy big small bags. Let us go to the white board and bring the laptop.

First we found the price of favorite GF bread at the local grocery store and online.

Bob's Red Mill All-Purpose Gluten-Free Baking Flour
Local Grocery \$3.99 for 22oz (3.99/22) = \$0.18 per oz (add tax,gas) = \$0.25
Amazon \$26.80 for 176.oz = (26.60/176) =\$0.15 per oz

The Amazon flour is sold as a bulk item, so it may look like we are saving only pennies but factor in driving to the store, local sales taxes and just time spent shopping it can actually add time to our day. Amazon.com is better than local grocery store price per pound and you get free shipping over \$25 dollars. Which saves on me driving to Wholefoods to buy Gluten Free items.

Hmmm Mom, does that work with Legos? Let's do the math.....

Okay at the Lego Store's small pick a brick bucket is about \$8 you get about 40 pcs. The bigger bucket is \$15 dollars and you get squeeze about 90 medium pcs or 200 small pcs in the bucket.

\$8/40=\$0.20 for the small bulk bucket and you points towards more Legos.
\$14.00/90=\$0.16 for the Big bulk bucket and you points towards more Legos.

So it's cheaper to buy the big bucket. Can we go to the Lego store?

(Why didn't I see that coming. LOL)

Kitchen Tip:
I also use http://www.mambosprouts.com/ which has organic food coupons.

I use my crockpot using this http://crockpot365.blogspot.com/2008/03/perfect-gluten-free-bread-baked-in.html to make bread. All of her dishes are gluten free and it saves time, but you have to plan.

(All photos are borrowed from the web because my camera is off-line.)

Heather said...

Hi Mom Guide! Love the lesson. Who doesn't love pick a brick legos??

Thanks so much for using my button! Would you like to see the new one?

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