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If anyone's feeling like a laugh, have a browse through this and then giggle over the comments.

10 best foods to make from scratch and save money | Cook on a Budget | Life and style | The Guardian
I looked at that this morning. We either do the recommended things or don't eat the item in question. How come we're still brassic?
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Potatoes wrapped in tin foil and kept in a cupboard become a welcome consolation if your house burns down.
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An Independent and a No Frills here are really bad for not having the stuff that's in the flyer, especially chicken and shrimp. The No Frills at least has some decent sales, is cheaper than the Independent, but the Independent is bigger, built-in deli, bakery, etc. When you drive 10 minutes and the chicken isn't there it's depressing. The Independent is next to a liquor store so that's a plus, but I'm not crazy about the store. We used to have a big Superstore centrally located but they moved ages ago and it's a multi-use facility now, you can get an ultrasound but no groceries. When Superstore moved, the Safeway in the Cathedral area (main competition then) raised it's prices back up to the same usurious levels they had been before Superstore.
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And now we have a $16 watermelon. Well not me, I don't buy them but they're out there folks.
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I think the usual $7.99 for a big water melon is actually decent value.

But one lasts us 4 days so it's not something to buy every week, as much as I like them. So I''ll get one when they're $4 or $5 and in the week they're $8 I'll get some other fruit that's half its normal price instead, like strawberries.

It's lovely to see cherries down to $3.99/4.99lb but even then a small bag is about $6
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I think the usual $7.99 for a big water melon is actually decent value.

But one lasts us 4 days so it's not something to buy every week, as much as I like them. So I''ll get one when they're $4 or $5 and in the week they're $8 I'll get some other fruit that's half its normal price instead, like strawberries.

It's lovely to see cherries down to $3.99/4.99lb but even then a small bag is about $6
Fruit makes you fat.
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Originally Posted by BristolUK
It's lovely to see cherries down to $3.99/4.99lb but even then a small bag is about $6

We have cherries on sale this week for $1.99lb!
I can't remember the last time I bought them at that price....tasted pretty good too
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Ok, now that I've had a few drinks, I'll show you mine, then you can show me yours.
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Apart from simply not buying expensive items, the best way I've found to save money on groceries and to eat well is always to have a jug of homemade soup in the fridge. Any time we're out and about and come home hungry, it's takes about five minutes to get bowls of soup heated up. With some really tasty and satisfying soups to come home to, there's a lot less temptation to eat out. So here are some of my favorite soups.
West African peanut yam
Curried lentil
Carrot and ginger
Smokey chipotle pea
Portuguese chowder
Cullen skink (look that one up in a Scottish recipe book)
Like all good recipes,these can be modified if you're missing ingredients, and you can always get creative to make them suit your taste.
What are your favorites? Any other ways to save on the grocery bill?
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It is ketchup related......

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Ok, now that I've had a few drinks, I'll show you mine, then you can show me yours.
You must have to remove half a dozen things from the top shelf every time you want something.

I'll see about taking a pic of ours the next time I have reason to unplug my laptop. No phone to take a shot.
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A trip to No Frills nets olive oil, 2 bags of pot stickers, 2 packs of pork ribs. Everything on sale, $28.05.
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A trip to No Frills nets olive oil, 2 bags of pot stickers, 2 packs of pork ribs. Everything on sale, $28.05.
Wouldn't surprise me if the 2 packs of ribs cost nearly 28 here....
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Wouldn't surprise me if the 2 packs of ribs cost nearly 28 here....
I think they're $1.95/lb, ($4.35/kg?) and fresh not frozen so definitely decent, a recurring sale at No Frills along with the 2 pack Maple Leaf pork tenderloin. The tenderloin is more versatile for meals but I can brine and smoke some of these ribs and take them down to the club and be a big hero. When shopping I try to think of how and when I can use something and keep in mind that I want to rotate the food I have in storage. These cryovac'd packages will be good after the apocalypse but storage space is finite. Just because we have bbq weather in February I should go back tomorrow and get more.
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I think they're $1.95/lb, ($4.35/kg?) and fresh not frozen so definitely decent, a recurring sale at No Frills along with the 2 pack Maple Leaf pork tenderloin. The tenderloin is more versatile for meals but I can brine and smoke some of these ribs and take them down to the club and be a big hero. When shopping I try to think of how and when I can use something and keep in mind that I want to rotate the food I have in storage. These cryovac'd packages will be good after the apocalypse but storage space is finite. Just because we have bbq weather in February I should go back tomorrow and get more.
I am not sure what the per lb price is, but I was at Safeway tonight and they have these ribs in the same package as in your photo, cheapest was 14 and some change, priciest was 25 and some change, so 2 would cost at minimum 28 dollars.

No Frills has no stores around here as far as I know, I think they do towards Vancouver though.
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