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Old 12-19-2013, 03:33 PM   #71
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Thank you GG.

As a wise man once said "It was a tongue in cheek comment".
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Old 12-19-2013, 04:17 PM   #72
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I "almost always" buy 'no name' or store brand goods. But there are exceptions. Green Stuffed Olives and Black Olives are an example. I don't know what the 'no name' brands do to them but they taste like salty cardboard.

Actually, some crackers too.... Christie's are good.

The list could go on - ad naseum -
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Old 12-19-2013, 04:29 PM   #73
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Stirling pointed out that there may be an evolutionary component to being a picky eater. It's good if the whole tribe doesn't try that new mushroom. The picky eaters might be the only ones who survive.
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Old 12-19-2013, 04:37 PM   #74
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In the interest of saving money, I have tried store brands. Some are fine, others are awful. It's hit or miss. Their frozen vegetables are woody and tasteless, the OJ is good.
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Old 12-19-2013, 04:46 PM   #75
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In the interest of saving money, I have tried store brands. Some are fine, others are awful. It's hit or miss. Their frozen vegetables are woody and tasteless, the OJ is good.
That's kinda funny. Around here most store brand OJ is not nearly as nice as MinuteMaid and the store brand frozen vegis are usually fine.
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Old 12-19-2013, 04:53 PM   #76
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I just remembered the ice storm of 1998. We had no power for 8 days and no way to cook. The city was serving suppers and providing showers and maybe a place to sleep. We went for the showers and were going to stay for the supper. It was spaghetti with meat sauce. It smelled so unpleasant that we skipped it. We ate in restos the whole week. A friend called us bourgeois for not eating the free food.
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Old 12-19-2013, 05:17 PM   #77
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Goodness taxlady!

I was living in St Lazare during that storm. We were without power for more than 14 days. Luckily I had a propane stove, no oven thou, but two wood fireplaces. Luckily the temps were not horrid so we were quite comfortable. No hot water but at least hot food and warm place to sleep. And we did have water, the city was on a grid for the water. Kids moved out from the West Island for the duration. And Grandkids were kept busy cleaning the wax candle holders from the night before. (I didn't quite trust the little guys with refilling the oil lamps).

As the days went on I took my freezer goods and dumped them in the snow outside. We had a house full. Too bad we hadn't met then - would have found room for you and yours!

Even thou I now have a Generac generator (best investment EVER for country living)... I still keep a good supply of candles/oil on hand.
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Around here most store brand OJ is not nearly as nice as MinuteMaid
hee hee.... I find MinuteMaid far too sweet.
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hee hee.... I find MinuteMaid far too sweet.
Try the one with extra pulp and don't get the low acid one.
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I just remembered the ice storm of 1998. We had no power for 8 days and no way to cook. The city was serving suppers and providing showers and maybe a place to sleep. We went for the showers and were going to stay for the supper. It was spaghetti with meat sauce. It smelled so unpleasant that we skipped it. We ate in restos the whole week. A friend called us bourgeois for not eating the free food.
Some friend. I would have thought that if you didn't need to eat the free food then you did right not to do so. There would have been plenty of people who hadn't the choice because they couldn't afford restaurants.
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