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Old 11-04-2004, 07:27 PM   #11
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Buckytom, Hi.

First I'm gonna be hummin that tune re your quote all night...can't think of the name...hey mister can you tell me....

Oh Food Shopping. The I N T E R N E T of course. There are two major chains out here in La La Land that deliver to your door for bout $10.00. You place your order on line & pick your time of delivery. They don't have much in the way of gourmet, but you can get the bulk of foods you need, without road rage, looking for a parking spot, (& when the chauffeur is gone auditioning for his next gig). Might want to check it out.

A big chain out here I've gone to (when I dare venture out into the mad, mad, mad world), is the 99 cent store. They're pretty good for things like, bread, bagels, cleaning products, canned goods, paper towels, etc. If you go in for one thing, beware, you might come out with a dozen. Maybe the Yellow Pages might list one close by. Have a swingin soirée!!!
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Old 11-04-2004, 09:40 PM   #12
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I go major shopping at Costco, Trader Joe's, etc. once a month or so in Reno. I will stop at the local grocery store 1-3 times per week. Sometimes, I wish that I lived in a bigger town to have more variety. The local grocery store just pretty much sticks to the basics. No smoked Gouda there. I buy it at Costco. Trader Joe's has to be my favorite store.
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Old 11-04-2004, 10:51 PM   #13
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We have a pretty good size deep freeze so I buy the meat supply and most staples once a month.

But as for things like milk, bread, butter, eggs, cheese, potatoes and so on I look for bargins in out 3 local grocerie stores on a weekly basis.
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Old 11-04-2004, 11:07 PM   #14
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I've got 5 major grocery stores within 5 minutes of me (one is actually an oversized gourmet kinda place) ... and a couple of discount places that sell canned goods ... and a convenience store right across the street.

I usually only shop once a week ... make my list and check it twice like Santa ... and make the rounds for what is on sale - and plan my menu accordingly. Of course, sometines I get a craving and deviate from the menu ....
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Old 11-04-2004, 11:38 PM   #15
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[quote="mish"]Buckytom, Hi.

First I'm gonna be hummin that tune re your quote all night...can't think of the name...hey mister can you tell me....quote]

pssst, mish, it's "the weight", great old tune...

take a load off fanny....
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Old 11-04-2004, 11:48 PM   #16
 
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Weekly, on Saturdaze, every second week at the specialty butchershop, other than that, weekly at the "80 acre" Fortino's superstore, with brief forays to a few other specialty shops where you can get "brand specific" ingredients that the big guys neglect to carry...

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Old 11-05-2004, 09:07 AM   #17
 
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I only go to Walmart in desperate need. I don't dislike the store, but I just can't stand the skinny isles, big shopping carts and people who don't watch where they're going. I go there usually in the late evening or VERY early morning, excluding Saturdays. I go to a local supermarket occasionally...but my fav store is this italian deli.. I'm there most often.
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Old 11-05-2004, 09:42 AM   #18
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Usually on Monday after checking the sale flyers in the Sunday paper. Occasionally on Friday if the local stores have any good specials that day. No gourmet stores here, just two supermarkets (they are fairly nice tho) and Walmart.
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Old 11-05-2004, 03:43 PM   #19
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Meat @ COSTCO once a month.
Veggies and other cooking stuff @ GnG 2 times per week.
All else @ Kmart, Longs, Target as often as needed.

Over 23 years of marriage it has progressed from I'll shop (wife) cause you get wrong stuff ot I (husband) cook (100%of time) and buy the food.

I kinda like it better that way....

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Old 11-07-2004, 01:04 AM   #20
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Today I shopped until I dropped. I went to Costco, BestBuy, Winco, Lowe's, Trader Joe's, Hallmark Store, Mervyn's, Target, Tower of Records, Baby's R Us, lunch at Quizno's and dinner at the Asian Wok. I know all of that was not food shopping, but when I go to town I make the most of my time and gas money.
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