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Old 01-27-2013, 06:09 AM
 
Location: San Antonio
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This would involve a Trader Joe's run:

A bottle of 2 buck chuck
loaf of bread
$3 in cheese from their fine selection....life is good!
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Old 01-27-2013, 06:38 AM
 
Location: Georgia, on the Florida line, right above Tallahassee
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This would involve a Trader Joe's run:

A bottle of 2 buck chuck
loaf of bread
$3 in cheese from their fine selection....life is good!
Brilliant!
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Old 01-27-2013, 07:50 AM
 
Location: Currently living in Reddit
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This would involve a Trader Joe's run:

A bottle of 2 buck chuck
loaf of bread
$3 in cheese from their fine selection....life is good!
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Brilliant!
A loaf of bread, a jug of wine and thou can indeed be pleasant. But you can't do it for $5.00.

At TJs in Alexandria VA:
Two buck Chuck = $3.99
Cheapest baguette = $1.99
Cheapest cheese = $3.99

You're at $10 already.
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Old 01-27-2013, 08:06 AM
 
Location: San Antonio
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A loaf of bread, a jug of wine and thou can indeed be pleasant. But you can't do it for $5.00.

At TJs in Alexandria VA:
Two buck Chuck = $3.99
Cheapest baguette = $1.99
Cheapest cheese = $3.99

You're at $10 already.
Your bringing me down....LOL


OK...San Antonio TJ's: $2.99 for Two Buck Chuck
Baguette: $1.99

Without tax..I made it.

Would skip the break AND cheese and get 2 bottles of wine if it were doable...LOL
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Old 01-27-2013, 08:16 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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A loaf of bread, a jug of wine and thou can indeed be pleasant. But you can't do it for $5.00.

At TJs in Alexandria VA:
Two buck Chuck = $3.99
Cheapest baguette = $1.99
Cheapest cheese = $3.99

You're at $10 already.
wow, 2 buck chuck, at $4.00. I have seen it at $3 but not $4. I guess inflation hits everywhere... It is still $3.00 in Texas and it was $2 in Ca a few months ago.Regardless, you are right, no way, under $5 and I wouldn't consider a meal very brillant if it consisted of just bread and wine, no cheese: that is more like Communion that a brillant meal..
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Old 01-27-2013, 09:58 AM
 
Location: Cody, WY
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This would involve a Trader Joe's run:

A bottle of 2 buck chuck
loaf of bread
$3 in cheese from their fine selection....life is good!
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wow, 2 buck chuck, at $4.00. I have seen it at $3 but not $4. I guess inflation hits everywhere... It is still $3.00 in Texas and it was $2 in Ca a few months ago.Regardless, you are right, no way, under $5 and I wouldn't consider a meal very brillant if it consisted of just bread and wine, no cheese: that is more like Communion that a brillant meal..
Add a beautiful day in the springtime and a grassy meadow. Regardless of the ingredients it's a brilliant meal for a boy and girl in love. If he only has five dollars she'll put in the rest. Remember when you were seventeen?

Now, will someone please tell me what 2 buck chuck is.
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Old 01-27-2013, 10:02 AM
 
Location: San Antonio
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Add a beautiful day in the springtime and a grassy meadow. Regardless of the ingredients it's a brilliant meal for a boy and girl in love. If he only has five dollars she'll put in the rest. Remember when you were seventeen?

Now, will someone please tell me what 2 buck chuck is.
Trader Joes cheap wine...not bad really...but they have so many WONDERFUl $5.99 bottles, it is easy to bypass the two buck chuck. (got it's name because back in the day it was $1.99 per bottle!) LOL

I LOVE your springtime day memories....
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Old 01-27-2013, 10:49 AM
 
Location: Bella Vista, Ark
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Add a beautiful day in the springtime and a grassy meadow. Regardless of the ingredients it's a brilliant meal for a boy and girl in love. If he only has five dollars she'll put in the rest. Remember when you were seventeen?

Now, will someone please tell me what 2 buck chuck is.
Oh Whoming: I am surprised you don't know: it is a wine, produced just for T Joe's, from a winery in Calif. Supposidly, it is the same as the wine Walmart sells under a different name and a few other stores under different names as well. I don't know if this true or someone's imagination, but regardless, it isn't bad for daily use..For company, I think I would rather serve something a little better...

Anyway, we all can look back and remember some of those days when we were in high school or college and what we considered fun, romantic and memories we knew would last forever..In fact those were loves that would last forever in our minds if nothing else: some have lasted in our memories...I can think of a few.
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Old 01-27-2013, 11:57 AM
 
Location: Honolulu, HI
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Brilliant!!!!!


Guinness "Brilliant" - YouTube
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Old 01-27-2013, 12:41 PM
 
Location: Edmond, OK
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Okay, I've read through all these posts, and reread the OP. The challenge was to purchase what you need to prepare the meal with no more than a $5 bill. Much of what has been posted can't be done with a $5 bill. For example someone said something about making french toast, bread for $1, eggs $1, powdered sugar $1, etc, but you can't buy anything that way. You have to buy an entire loaf of bread and the cheapest I've seen that is $1.79, eggs you can't buy individually, you must buy 12 at a time, minimum price $1.89.

When I said I couldn't do anything brilliant for $5, I meant strictly one $5 bill at the grocery store. Now if I could have a $20 bill to take to the store, I might be able to come up with something brilliant, where the cost averages to no more than $5 per head, but I would have leftovers.

Also, where in the world can you get red bell peppers for $.33 a piece? The red ones are always between $1.69 and $2.29 a piece. Green ones run at least $.79 a piece, occasionally they put them on sale for $.50.
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