OK, I live in Canada and our dollar fluctuates a bit, but is currently about on par with the US dollar. (I just checked and it is currently worth about .998 cents USD.
Mayo (I forget which brand) was on sale for 5.49 for a 890 ml. jar in one store yesterday. (That's a bit less than a quart.( 1 US quart = 946.352946 ml.)
Skim milk was $5.49 for 4 litters (slightly more than a gallon - 1 US gallon = 3.78541178 litters )
Skim milk is the cheapest. Whole milk costs more. I don't buy it and don't remember the price.
Organic whole grain wheat bread - I have no idea... I don't buy it. We make our own bread. Not 100% organic, but definitely whole wheat and without preservatives. Making our own bread is a big money saver.
Subs for milk and mayo?
I agree, milk is milk. There are no substitutes. At one time the powder was cheaper, but no longer. We buy some to have on hand, but not to save money.
As for the mayo...
- when we were younger, I sometimes made my own. It's not hard if you have a blender, (but you have to make small quantities. I don't think it lasts more than a week.)
- At one point we were buying super big tubs at a substantial savings
- now I buy the regular containers, hopefully on sale, but I just don't use it as much.
Substitutions for mayo...
... it depends on what you are making.
- In my mind their is no substation for mayo in a tunafish salad, but... it can be cut with other things so you don't need as much...
- Mayo is great in potato salad too, but there are other ways to make it.
- I never use it just as a spread in a sandwich, mustard is cheaper and lower in calories.
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