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Old Yesterday, 12:41 AM
 
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I have been on a chicken salad binge!

I had several packages of chicken in the fridge, so cooked those up.

A lady at church gave me a bag of cranberries. Those taste so good in the salad. This warm weather is great for salads.

I put the rest of the cranberries in the freezer and will make sauce for thanksgiving.
OMG...I wish someone would give me a bag of cranberries!, I have also been on a binge of fresh sliced turkey from the deli, with cranberry sauce I make myself....makes a tasty sandwich...toast the bread so sauce does soak the bread! Haven’t found cranberries in months..not even frozen...

Funny how our tastes can be cyclical like the weather
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Old Yesterday, 05:53 AM
 
Location: Port Charlotte FL
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$100/ month goes in the food envelope. (Since 1980). When it runs dry.... Get creative. ( Open the chest freezer, go get samples at Costco, go volunteer at a homeless shelter, glean from growers, go to church potluck). We eat very healthy, lots of fresh veggies, salmon, and Costco chickens (20 servings per bird) soups, salad, burrito...
seriously?

you go to Costco for free samples?...who does that?...and if you can get 20 servings from a Costco chicken you must be a mouse..
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Old Yesterday, 06:09 AM
 
Location: Scottsdale, AZ
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seriously?

you go to Costco for free samples?...who does that?

People with a lot of free time and patience, apparently. I knew someone who did this. Most of what they sample at Costco are foods I don't want to eat.



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..and if you can get 20 servings from a Costco chicken you must be a mouse..

Or a cat. Our elderly cat loves Costco chicken and would eat it all the time if we let her. We can't, because once she gets a nibble of it, she refuses to eat anything else. What do they put in that chicken, meth?
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Old Yesterday, 07:29 AM
 
Location: Tennessee
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My local grocery stores are mostly terrible. I do most of my shopping at Walmart or Sam's, with Kroger being my main grocery store and a bit at a regional grocer.

I'd say about $250 a month at the grocery store. I mostly eat breakfast and probably 3/5 lunches a week at home. Maybe half my dinners and less on the weekend.
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Old Yesterday, 07:30 AM
 
Location: Tennessee
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seriously?

you go to Costco for free samples?...who does that?...and if you can get 20 servings from a Costco chicken you must be a mouse..
I get around three meals out a Costco/Sam's bird. Wings/legs and maybe two meals out of the breast. I eat a lot, but even my 20 year old cat wouldn't get twenty meals out of that bird.
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Old Yesterday, 07:55 AM
 
Location: california
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I make a crockpot

Crockpots use a huge amount of electricity, plus they heat up the whole house.


I use an 8 quart Presto pressure cooker with a portable induction cooktop, which is fast, easy and convenient.
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Old Yesterday, 08:15 AM
 
Location: SoCal
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Crockpots use a huge amount of electricity, plus they heat up the whole house.


I use an 8 quart Presto pressure cooker with a portable induction cooktop, which is fast, easy and convenient.
Mine doesn’t. But I can use it outside even.
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Old Yesterday, 08:22 AM
 
Location: Coastal New Jersey
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I must be the only person who has no idea how much I spend on groceries in a month. I have never really tracked it.

I spend more money than some people on certain things; for example, I have a nice, new grocery store that has all sorts of pre-cooked foods. They have meal deals, and one of them is four vegetables that you can choose from about a dozen, already pre-cooked and sometimes with certain seasonings (spinach with garlic, for example, and carrots with sweet chili sauce). I'll get that four-vegetable meal deal for $7.00, but I will eat it three times, either as just veggies for lunch or with a piece of fish or something. I know some who people will leap up and shriek about how you can make it cheaper at home, but I'm not going to waste my time cooking a large amount of four different vegetables just for myself to save a dollar or two, so it's worth it to me to buy the cooked food. It's not always about clutching onto the last penny for me. I weigh the savings of both time AND money. I do buy most things on sale otherwise.

On the other hand, I waste very little. If I cook something, I will eat the leftovers the next day or day after that.
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Old Yesterday, 08:29 AM
 
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Crockpots use a huge amount of electricity, plus they heat up the whole house.


I use an 8 quart Presto pressure cooker with a portable induction cooktop, which is fast, easy and convenient.
They do NOT heat up the whole house - rubbish.

I use mine all the time in the kitchen for potroasts - totally rubbish.
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Old Yesterday, 08:46 AM
 
Location: North State (California)
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Crockpots use a huge amount of electricity, plus they heat up the whole house.


I use an 8 quart Presto pressure cooker with a portable induction cooktop, which is fast, easy and convenient.
I don't know what kind of crockpot you have, but mine does not heat up the kitchen, let alone the rest of the house. I use it quite a lot in the summer, because I do not want to use the oven.


The Costco chickens are handy for a convenience meal, we get about 4 meals out of one, plus sometimes stock from the carcass. But I do not consider them a cheap meal, because you can buy raw chicken for under a buck a pound, & you will have a lot more chicken, for the, $4.99, if you cook it yourself. But they are an occasional treat for us.
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