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Old 03-06-2006, 11:27 PM   #1
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im trying to find out what is the average weekly food shopping list is for a family of three or four, if you could tell me your weekly shopping list i.e. 4 apples, 1 pack of sausages, 2 litres of milk etc. i would be extremly grateful, thankyou.
P.S Im collecting as much information as possible on this so the more replies the better, thankyou again.

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Old 03-07-2006, 12:34 AM   #2
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Hi Matt. Welcome to the group.
There are lots of members with families. One will come around soon and give you an answer.
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Old 03-07-2006, 08:32 AM   #3
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I do not do my shopping that way. I shop for my family of three on a daily basis. I go to the super market on the way home from the office and pick up what I need that night. occasionally I will do a larger shopping trip, but not often.
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Old 03-07-2006, 09:12 AM   #4
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I go shopping for what ever is on a good sale and I know I will be using.I usually have a stock pile of items I have got on sale.Weekly Items are usually milk and maybe bread. I keep a shopping list on my fridge and when ever I'm cooking and see I am running low on an item I write it down. Usually I do this far enough ahead that the item will be on sale soon. Works for me.
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Old 03-07-2006, 09:42 AM   #5
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Okay, you ask for it.
For my family of 4, including me, dh and an 18 year old boy/man and a 20 year old boy/man. The food, isn't the same every week, but, just to give you and idea.

2 gallons of milk
2 boxes of dry cereal
8 chicken breast

2-4 lbs of ground beef or ground turkey {to be used for 2 different meals}
2/ 12 packs of soda
1 case of water bottles
1-2 loaves of bread
large package of lunchmeat or pimento cheese
2 pkg bacon or sausage
2 dozen eggs
have to have at least 8 of whatever fruits I get.
2 pkg hot dog weiners
2-3 bags of chips
large shampoo {usually lasts 2 weeks}
Toilet paper, I get the double roll in a 24 pack, last 2 weeks {LOL we're all full of it!!}
when I get toothpaste, I have to get 3 at a time.
roast has to be at least 3 lbs
8 big pork chops
If I think of anything else, I'll put it in.
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Old 03-07-2006, 11:02 AM   #6
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thank you all for your replys, keep them coming!
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Old 03-07-2006, 11:59 AM   #7
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I'm afraid we're none too traditional either. We make our list of staples that we're out of or running low, what we want for dinner that night and perhaps the next night as well but once we hit the store let the impulse shopping begin.

We do eat a LOT of Pasta and tomato based meals so tomato products are always in short supply in our household.

What we most often shop for though is: (Family of three adults)

Ground Beef - We buy about 10 pounds a month (on sale), divide it into 1 pound packages, vaccuum seal and freeze it.

Frozen Chicken Breasts - Also about 10 pounds per month. Also purchased on sale.

Canned Tomatoes, Tomato Paste and Tomato Juice.

Onions - I use onions in almost everything I cook so I go through a bag quite quickly.

Milk - About 1/2 gallon a week. My mother is the only one in the house that drinks it. (I can't touch milk though I can eat cheese. Weird)

Cheese - We buy, on average per month, 2 packages of those plastic-wrapped singles (we also do sandwiches fairly often) and a bag of shredded cheddar.

Lunchmeat - Usually deli sliced, low-fat low-sodium ham or Turkey. About 1 pkg/week

C H O C O L A T E - In indeterminate quantities - I live in a house with 2 women.

Bread - We use between 1½ - 2 loaves per week.

Soda - Everyone in the house drinks Soda like it's going out of style. About 2 litres per day.

Unfortuanantly I'm not very divserse in my menu planning and am often at a loss as to what to fix for dinner. Vegitables are usually canned or frozen and purchased as part of a planned menu rather than stored, though when I only need one can of whatever veg. I usually get 2 or 3 to kind of "stock-up".

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Old 03-07-2006, 12:35 PM   #8
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dh is only home for dinner about twice a week, this week only once! I usually do my shopping just before the day I'm making dinner. My shopping list really varies, depending on what we're having. These are things I buy regularly, we usually have all this in our house. I go to Costco about once a month, I buy * every month, everything else just depends on when we run out at home.
Things I buy at Costco
-Chicken Breasts (usually about $20 worth)
-Ground Beef (though, not often)
-Flank Steak
-Bread*
-Croissants*
-Cheddar Cheese* (2lbs extra sharp, we go through cheese fast!)
-Butter*
-Some Produce, usually apples, avocados and tomatoes*
-Roast Chicken*
-Pork Tenderloin (comes 4 in a package, about $20)

At the grocery store
-Milk (we go through a gallon a week)
-eggs (once a month)
-fruit (whatever is in season, for dh's lunch)
-snacks for Aidan and dh's lunch
-cranberry juice
-frozen hashbrowns
-tortillas

Last but not least, chocolate! We always have good quality chocolate in the house. Recently, we've become addicted to Triple Chocolate Dove Ice Cream Bars. They are to die for.
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Old 03-07-2006, 03:02 PM   #9
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Sorry to ask a question so similar to the last one but I also need to know what items are in the fridge that aren’t purchased weekly, i.e. things that might be bought monthly or quarterly, that are stored in the fridge eg. Tomato sauce, mustard, etc. I greatly appreciate anyone who takes the time to help me out, cheers, matthew.
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Old 03-07-2006, 03:11 PM   #10
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mayo
soy sauce
kitchen bouquet ( browning sauce)
tabasco
lemon juice
pickles
relish
bbq sauce
parmesan cheese
chocolate syrup
worcestershire sauce
mustard
ketchup
salsa
horseradish sauce
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