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Old Jul 13th 2017, 11:21 am
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It was a side effect of serving ice-cream, teaching people to serve ice-cream, being surrounded by ice-cream, inventorying ice-cream, lugging ice-cream around, all day & half of the night then shutting up shop & starting again the next morning
You missed out the part about people making "It was enough to make I scream" jokes.
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Old Jul 26th 2017, 8:14 am
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2 beef roasts at Costco over the weekend for $19. About 4.6 pounds each.
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Old Jul 26th 2017, 11:05 am
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Originally Posted by Jsmth321
2 beef roasts at Costco over the weekend for $19. About 4.6 pounds each.
About $2 lb. What are they?
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Originally Posted by Jsmth321
We have been doing most of our shopping at Costco lately as they seem to have better prices on most produce, but had to go to No Frills today.

$55.53 in total. Just food to make lunch and snacks for work.

Rice $2.77

Bottle of water $2.17

Plain yogurt $3.47

Shredded cheese $5.47

3lb organges $4.97

2lb carrot $2.97

Grape Tomatoes $5.97

Kiwi fruit 2lb $4.97

1lb strawberries $2.97

5lb bag of apples $5.97

1lb ground turkey $6.97

2 chicken breasts $6.36

GST/PST 0.11, eco fee 0.04, deposit 0.05.


If I was still eating junk food and frozen dinners, probably could have gotten 2 weeks of food for the same price, fruits and veggies are not cheap.
Odd comment!

5lb bag off apples cheaper than 1lb of ground turkey.

1lb strawberries less than half the price of 1lb ground turkey.

Do you buy dried legumes?
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Odd comment!

5lb bag off apples cheaper than 1lb of ground turkey.

1lb strawberries less than half the price of 1lb ground turkey.

Do you buy dried legumes?
I have and tried to eat them, but I just don't like them.
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I have and tried to eat them, but I just don't like them.
Have you tried soaking and cooking them?
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I have and tried to eat them, but I just don't like them.
Ah ok, makes sense but could save you a ton of $$ in the long run. Even if you still buy mince, you could pad the meals out with some legumes to make them go further.
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Best way of getting good groceries is getting a decent job so you can afford (read the research) food. It can't be much more simpler than that.
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Best way of getting good groceries is getting a decent job so you can afford (read the research) food. It can't be much more simpler than that.
Not sure getting a decent paying job is all that simple.
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Best way of getting good groceries is getting a decent job so you can afford (read the research) food. It can't be much more simpler than that.
Is your job not decent then? I mean you have to fish for your food.
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Not sure getting a decent paying job is all that simple.
Because his entertainment budget could be as much as your wages I wouldn't look to him for advice on home economy. The best way to eat well when money is tight is to learn to cook what you like and shop for bargains, as usual.
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Not sure getting a decent paying job is all that simple.
Good point.
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Is your job not decent then? I mean you have to fish for your food.
It's free food. If you hold constant, the cost of the boat, moorage, petrol, insurance, fishing gear, bait and "couple's" therapy.
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Ah ok, makes sense but could save you a ton of $$ in the long run. Even if you still buy mince, you could pad the meals out with some legumes to make them go further.
Yep, throw a handful of red lentils into a stew or ground beef, they disappear with cooking.

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Yep, throw a handful of red lentils into a stew or ground beef, they disappear with cooking.
That's coz the lentil monster takes them out and hides them when nobody is looking.
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