Cash & Carry is a Restaurant supply store and anyone can shop there without membership fees. It’s located primarily in the Western States. But you may have a similar store in your area.
Cheddar cheese 5# for $9.98 I figure if you can get good cheese for around $2.00 a pound it’s a good buy. As I was wandering around I saw a boneless top sirloin for $2.38 per pound but the average weight was about 12 pounds so you are making a bit of an investment to get it at that price. But if you can preserve it, a great buy. Top sirloin is excellent for making jerky. I was going to pick up some rice 50# for $20.00 and they had a different brand 2 dollars cheaper. Every little bit of savings helps. LOL
Buttermilk Biscuit mix 5 pounds for $3.88 and pancake mix 5 # for $3.35. I like these mixes because you can use water, milk or buttermilk as the liquid. Plus they are easy and quick to put together.
As you can see by my blog I do a lot of cooking and baking from scratch. But, you will need some easy stuff for when you are tired or not feeling so great . Plus if your main cook/baker gets sick whoever picks up the slack may not be good at scratch cooking. This gives them some simple items to prepare.
Paul’s (a local store) had a couple items I wanted to check on. I get food grade bucket from the bakery for $1.00 each and all I have to do is wash and sterilize them. Darn it, they aren’t selling the buckets till after the holidays. So anyway I picked up cross-rib roast for $2.18 a pound and 5 doz. eggs for $1.28 a doz. So I’ll either freeze or can the roasts and mineral oil the eggs for (up to 9 months) storage.