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Old 05-20-2005, 10:33 PM   #21
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oh! I forgot something!
When I go into the store, my first stop is the Starbuck's, which is just inside. I order a coffee (the plain, brewed kind with nonfat milk) and drink that while I shop. (the carts even have drink holders). This fills me up so I don't buy snackie-foods that you tend to buy when you're hungry.
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Old 05-20-2005, 11:07 PM   #22
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I always overshop. Grocery stores love me. Today, I went to the store for bacon and pintos beans. In addition to those two items here is what I left the store with:

Tomatoes
Tri-tip
Pork loin
brussel sprouts
green leaf lettuce
garlic tortillas
bleu cheese salad dressing
salsa
polenta
zucchini

Sigh!
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Old 05-20-2005, 11:08 PM   #23
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garlic tortillas? YUM! Never heard of those!
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Old 05-20-2005, 11:14 PM   #24
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They are made by Mission. They are called Zesty Garlic Herb wraps. I use them to make wraps for my lunch. The one I bought the other day was the jalapeno.

http://www.missionfoods.com/products...ct.asp?p=wraps
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Old 05-21-2005, 12:07 AM   #25
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When I was a child, we had 5 & dime stores such as Scott's, and Kresges (for-runner to Kmart). Now we have the hundred dollar stores (Wal-Mart and any grocery store). With my wife with me, I rarely get out of either without having spent a hundred bucks (heavy sigh)

But all's not lost. At least I'm supporting those whose meager paychecks depend on such establishments, as poorly as they pay.

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Old 05-21-2005, 01:00 AM   #26
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i do this: go in for a few ingredients and spend $170.
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Old 05-21-2005, 11:02 AM   #27
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When I was a child, we had 5 & dime stores
Goodweed, I remember 5 & dime stores, one called Woolworth in Manhattan. They didn't sell groceries, but (when I was a kid), you could sit at the lunch counter - order a sammich (loved the club - turkey, bLT), pie or a banana split.

A chain store called the 99 cent only stores, have been around for a while here. I go in for a few items, & wind up bringing home more than I planned on. Great idea. Wish I'd thought of it.
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Old 05-21-2005, 11:33 AM   #28
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Mish, it happens every saturday Since I have the whole gang here every sunday, I shop on saturday and sure enough I always find something else to fix so they can have something "NEW" Don't know if it's mother love or the yerning chef in me trying to get out

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Smiling, Kadesma. Think it's both. Grandmas always have something special cooking & are the best cooks Hope you're writing all these recipes down (& will share them with us too). My Hungarian grandmother would cook for an army. We'd all pile into grandma's house after the beach on the weekends...& what a feast it was.

I used to shop on Saturday's too. Then realized what a busy shopping day it was, & changed my strategy. Found when I shopped during the week or after 6:00 PM, the store was much less crowded. Better still, is shopping after midnight. No lines, no crowds.
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Old 05-21-2005, 12:26 PM   #29
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They are made by Mission. They are called Zesty Garlic Herb wraps. I use them to make wraps for my lunch. The one I bought the other day was the jalapeno.

http://www.missionfoods.com/products...ct.asp?p=wraps
I'm gonna look for those - Mission is my favorite.
Y'know, at Disney's California Adventure, they have a Mission Tortilla Plant, where you learn about how they make 'em, then you watch the process. When you're done, you get a sample that's "hot off the presses" - YUM!
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