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Old 10-29-2009, 12:16 AM   #11
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If this is for research for school, I would think you'd want to define the parameters a little bit, like how much, how often, etc... Your question as it stands it pretty open-ended.
When we go on a big trip we buy meat (on sale items), milk, eggs, butter, and depending on the pantry supply/what's on hand: potatoes, rice, produce, and other items like spices (if they are on sale), crackers, cereal, vegetable oil, honey, etc...
Yeah, you're right... i mean, so far, everyones listed the how often, which is really helpful. price is not really an issue, i am looking more of the quantity aspect. But thanks for all the replys so far!
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Old 10-29-2009, 01:36 PM   #12
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I get to town once a week, each week, I get 1 gallon milk, 1 big sandwich size loaf of bread, 1 head of lettuce, 1-2 tomatoes, a bag of chips, pretzels or party mix, Every other week I get a pack of sliced cheese, a box of cereal, a pint of sour cream, 1 orange juice. At least once a month I get 1 dozen eggs, 3 lbs. sandwich ham, 1 bag of candy, 10 lbs. hamburger, 6 chicken breasts, a pack of rice, a bag of shredded cheddar cheese, a bag of shredded mozzerella cheese. And I am cooking for two.
One dozen eggs a month? Wowsers. Alone I had 3 scrambled for dinner last night.
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Old 10-29-2009, 01:40 PM   #13
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I had such an excited feeling when I left the market yesterday. I got the necessities for a few meals (meat for meatloaf, 3 chicken dinners, and some pork for stew), and some school lunch items along with eggs and milk and pancake mix. I even bought some marshmallows for cocoa. It felt great. Usually I'm depressed when I leave the market, not much bang for the buck it seems...but man. I had a trunk full of groceries, planned meals, and only spent $50.

I still need to get into the 99 cent only store and pick up a few dollar items...but I'd say I'm good.
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Old 10-29-2009, 01:56 PM   #14
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Cooking for two..

I buy canned goods in sets of three. Unless I get it from Costco, then
in units of 6, generally.
I buy meat in quantity, usually 3-5 pounds and divide to freeze. Must be on sale.
Eggs a dozen at a time.
Diet Coke on sale.. 10 at a time if the price is right!
Butter a pound at a time unless it is on sale, then 3.
Bread.. not too often, as little as is needed. One loaf.
Cooking oil, gallon from Costco.
Milk, usually a pint, just for cooking.
Cheese, cheddar, extra sharp.. 3-4 blocks if on sale
Cheese, other.. 1 package as needed.
Cereals... none.
Rice, pasta.... 1 package as needed,usually on sale size.
Packaged sides... in 3's, unless on sale, then up to 10.
Coffee, 1 can at a time.
Spices, small containers, as needed, 1 at a time.
(Except for Korean chili for kimchee, 5 pounds at a time.)

So if I am just shopping and it comes off a shelf, no special storage
needed, not on sale... I usually get it in threes or large size.
It depends very much on what is on sale or what I find in the quick sale
markdown areas. I do stock up when I can.
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Old 10-29-2009, 07:33 PM   #15
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One dozen eggs a month? Wowsers. Alone I had 3 scrambled for dinner last night.
Well lets see, I eat cereal every morning and DH don't eat breakfast, except maybe a couple times a month I make him eggs and bacon, and the best thing about that is the bacon so it only takes 1-2 eggs. Now if I do alot of baking it might take another dozen a month.
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Old 10-29-2009, 08:47 PM   #16
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since i shop on line at a local store, only once a month, i really can't help. the list is simply to long. meals for me, company, birthdays, etc must all be bought for. sorry
i checked last order and it contained 84 pieces. it ran the gamut as to what i purchased.
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Old 11-02-2009, 05:31 PM   #17
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lunchmeat, cheese, & snacks & drinks for jake's lunches, & stuff we both like or i like fresh meats, citterio fresco meats, dietz & watson meats, cheeses, juices, pop, stouffer's meals like macaroni & cheese with broccoli, fruits, especially ones i haven't seen before, & honeycrisp apples!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

lots of veggies & ground meat.
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