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#1 the_stain

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Posted 14 May 2019 - 11:53 AM

So now that I'm working at the office again, I pass directly by a Sprouts on my way home.

So once a week I will buy "pantry staples" such a paper towels, tea, flour, that sort of thing when I need it. That includes lunch meat and bread etc for sandwiches.

But I am not going to buy fresh foods in bulk or advance.

Every day on my way home in going to go to sprouts and buy exactly enough food for that night's dinner and no more.

Will see how this goes.
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#2 Grawlix

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Posted 14 May 2019 - 11:57 AM

When I was off work sick, I did this out of boredom... Generally I’ll but bulk way in advance and hit the store 1-3x per week for fresh food.(fruits, veggies, protein) Pantry items are generally what I consider “bulk” Good luck
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Posted 14 May 2019 - 12:07 PM

It seems for most people this would incur greater expenses but I suppose if you tend to overbuy with a weekly trip it could help.
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Posted 14 May 2019 - 12:11 PM

It seems for most people this would incur greater expenses but I suppose if you tend to overbuy with a weekly trip it could help.


Yeah, that's the main issue I have. I have two freezers full of stuff we will probably never eat and I keep pushing it farther back to make room for more. The other day I went to donate some canned goods for a food drive and found cans in my pantry from 2016. So I'm going to try and go minimalist for awhile.
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Posted 14 May 2019 - 12:33 PM

When my folks moved, my mom found lemon juice that expired in the late 90’s

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Posted 14 May 2019 - 01:41 PM

When my folks moved, my mom found lemon juice that expired in the late 90’s

I found a new lifeform.


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Posted 14 May 2019 - 02:32 PM

Sucks going to the office huh?? Yesterday was my last day in office until after Memorial Day
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Posted 14 May 2019 - 02:49 PM

Sucks going to the office huh?? Yesterday was my last day in office until after Memorial Day


Could be worse... But not much :D
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Posted 14 May 2019 - 04:05 PM

When my folks moved, my mom found lemon juice that expired in the late 90’s

 

We just moved my grandma to a assisted living place.  Cleaning out her pantry we found stuff older than me and I am 38... 


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Posted 14 May 2019 - 05:09 PM

I couldn't handle going to the grocery store every day. Twice a month works for me.
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Posted 14 May 2019 - 05:11 PM

When my folks moved, my mom found lemon juice that expired in the late 90’s

a few years ago I moved my mom from a condo to a senior living center and found some items like salad dressing more than 10 years expired. We threw out everything. A year later she fell and needed to move from the senior living center to a rehab place. Somehow she had food items expired for over 2 years.

We threw everything out when she moved in a year ago and somehow she was able to get more expired items for us the throw out again..


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Posted 14 May 2019 - 05:14 PM

I couldn't handle going to the grocery store every day. Twice a month works for me.


This! I’m making a Cosco run this weekend to stock up.
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Posted 14 May 2019 - 05:36 PM

I couldn't handle going to the grocery store every day. Twice a month works for me.


I love the grocery store. It's chock full of my two favorite things in the world. Food, and hot chicks.
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Posted 14 May 2019 - 05:40 PM

I love the grocery store. It's chock full of my two favorite things in the world. Food, and hot chicks.


When Ian was a baby we’d let Mamma sleep in and go cruise for chicks... Uh I mean go to the grocery store..

Edited by Blackula, 14 May 2019 - 05:40 PM.

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#15 JKor

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Posted 14 May 2019 - 05:58 PM

I love the grocery store. It's chock full of my two favorite things in the world. Food, and hot chicks.


I shop at Costco, it's full of food and Asians.
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Posted 14 May 2019 - 05:59 PM

It seems for most people this would incur greater expenses but I suppose if you tend to overbuy with a weekly trip it could help.

Yeah, I'll just buy what's on the list..............


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Posted 14 May 2019 - 06:10 PM

Yeah, I'll just buy what's on the list..............

My wife knows better to send me to the grocery store by myself. Guarantee I come home with something not on the list, usually some hunk of meat.
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Posted 14 May 2019 - 06:16 PM

My wife knows better to send me to the grocery store by myself. Guarantee I come home with something not on the list, usually some hunk of meat.

Just the opposite for me.  I can't send my wife to the grocery store alone.  I'll go in and spend around $120 for a week for the two of us.  (We are two hungry triathletes, we eat a metric feckton of food as it is).  If I let her go by herself, she usually texts me something like "oops", followed by "well the first number is a 2"

 

*sigh*

 

She ends up buying all these fancy ingredients that we really don't need, and a bunch of exotic stuff that we use a fraction of and throw out.  It's annoying. 

 

Our food bill is outrageous as it is, and that's already with us planning to eat out twice a week on a normal week, if not three times due to being too tired to cook. 


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Posted 14 May 2019 - 06:25 PM

I do all the grocery shopping. I enjoy it, first and foremost, but also, when my wife goes it ends up costing about 50% more, no exotic ingredients, even. Baffling.

I wouldn't mind going to the grocery daily if I lived in a dense urban area, but with a suburban or rural lifestyle, pass.
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Posted 14 May 2019 - 08:19 PM

We buy fresh almost daily. I live in a small town though. Nothing more than a five minute drive or a 15 minute round trip walk.
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