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Old Apr 24th 2015, 5:46 pm   #16
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Next time I go to Costco I'll jot down the meat prices, since I'm not remembering them off the top of my head. I also need to buy another tenderloin as we are about out, so I'll count out how many portions I get out of it. Might take a pic or two.
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We rarely, if ever, eat meat these day as HID has us on a healthier regime, this month she's into soaking her own beans (giggity), so any animals consumed are mostly fish. That said, while I've never added it up but I must spend a fortune on takeaways when she's not around.
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...when I'm going to barbecue ...
The barbecue frightens me even more than the $100 slabs of tenderloin. Especially as we've not used it in years.

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Old Apr 24th 2015, 6:00 pm   #19
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The barbecue frightens me even more than the $100 slabs of tenderloin. Especially as we've not used it in years.
BBQ steaks are lovely! We have a gas bbq that's hooked up to the house mains... we are planning on getting a charcoal bbq at some point as well, but the gas one is decent for steaks which are only on for a few minutes anyway. Mmmm steak. Now I want steak.
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Unless its a wind-up or someone is taking the pi$$ [boasting on how much they spend on groceries] which the OP is probably hyperventilating reading the last few posts with all the discussion on Costco, bulk buy steaks, salmon, tenderloin OMG!

Where do some of you get the money for such expensive groceries & I can't imagine having mid teen boys. You need two maybe three jobs just to feed four adults is my guess?

On another thread somewhere discussed previously, its time to update it - 'how much per month on groceries (food items only) do you spend' - just the dollar number & how many people does it feed, not what's in the basket nor household cleaning items or personal care - just the food items that would go into your stomachs?
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Unless its a wind-up or someone is taking the pi$$ [boasting on how much they spend on groceries] which the OP is probably hyperventilating reading the last few posts with all the discussion on Costco, bulk buy steaks, salmon, tenderloin OMG!

Where do some of you get the money for such expensive groceries & I can't imagine having mid teen boys. You need two maybe three jobs just to feed four adults is my guess?

On another thread somewhere discussed previously, its time to update it - 'how much per month on groceries (food items only) do you spend' - just the dollar number & how many people does it feed, not what's in the basket nor household cleaning items or personal care - just the food items that would go into your stomachs?

Its free.

As for groceries, HID's mum does the big shop for us as a favour and she goes to three or four shops so its difficult to tell. Its why I'm not in favour of supermarkets selling booze as she'll no doubt load her cart up with a few cheeky bottles wine for herself.

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Its free.
Oh I wish... I love Salmon... It's pretty pricey though for an average meal.
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Worth noting that we don't splurge out on tenderloin all the time, haha. I bought a tenderloin when we moved into our house in the beginning of December, I think there are 3 portions left and it's April. We really don't have it very often.
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There's loads of them all swimming about here. Apparently, its going off at The Hump, so weather permitting, I might pop over there this afternoon.
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There's loads of them all swimming about here. Apparently, its going off at The Hump, so weather permitting, I might pop over there this afternoon.
Is it legal to poach salmon in BC, or is it a free for all - simply scoop them up?
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Unless its a wind-up or someone is taking the pi$$ [boasting on how much they spend on groceries] which the OP is probably hyperventilating reading the last few posts with all the discussion on Costco, bulk buy steaks, salmon, tenderloin OMG!

Where do some of you get the money for such expensive groceries & I can't imagine having mid teen boys. You need two maybe three jobs just to feed four adults is my guess?

On another thread somewhere discussed previously, its time to update it - 'how much per month on groceries (food items only) do you spend' - just the dollar number & how many people does it feed, not what's in the basket nor household cleaning items or personal care - just the food items that would go into your stomachs?
About £150 pp including cleaning and personal care items. Not including alchohol!
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Hmmm, there's what we call here, a fishing license, it allows you to take a certain amount of fish of different species per day/month. They (DFO) are opening up the lingcod season on May 1st. so it'll be nice having some white fish in the freezer for a change.
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on meat items - on special last week in the local ethnic supermarket was goat shoulder at $2.79/lb. I bought $8 worth, cut & cubed, popped in the pressure cooker together with celery, carrot, onion, water some flour - cook for an hour. This gave us about six meals. just add a spud or two & slice of bread.

Anyone try goat?
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No, but it's quite a popular curry meat.
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