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Old 08-28-2009, 09:10 PM   #121
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Thkfully I had a pretty good garden this year. tomatoes, green beans and cucumbers and I froze my broccoli in servings, since I am the only one who eats it during the week.
My garden has saved me SO much in fresh veggies!!!!! I have tomatoes up the wazoo, cucumbers coming out of my ears and zuchinni the size of baseball bats!!! The only thing I buy now is just bagged lettuce (on sale only) and whatever protein I want to throw on top.
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Old 08-29-2009, 01:57 AM   #122
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Heather, it sounds like canning/freezing time, big time! For hamburger, which is usually pretty expensive at times I think, I've started buying any other cut of beef When on sale under $2/lb., and having the butcher grind it. I'm not sure why I never thought of that before. It normally has to be before 6 PM when they clean up the grinder though.
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Old 08-29-2009, 08:08 AM   #123
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Foodtown has specials on pork butt roast - 88 cents a pound. I got a fantastic roast for $5.29 today - at least 5 pounds cooked meat.

Medium pork ribs were $1.49 for very meaty ribs, so DH got 4 pounds. Ground beef was about $2.19 a pound.

Eggs - $1.90 for 18.
Cheese - $3 a pound on sale.
Just add garden veggies and tons of food.
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Old 08-29-2009, 08:18 AM   #124
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If I only had $20 for the week, I'd buy two pounds of Laura's Lean Ground Beef ($9), one pound of cheese ($4) and I'd buy 5 dozen eggs ($7).
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Old 08-29-2009, 09:07 AM   #125
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1 pork roast @ .99lb 4lb 3.96
1 kielbalsa ring 3.00
3 # big buy bacon 7.00
1 pkg chicken wings 3.99
2 bag salad greens .99c ea

I have my own chickens
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Old 08-29-2009, 09:13 AM   #126
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A big Pork Roast for the crock pot, eggs, and Heavy Whipping Cream.
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Old 08-29-2009, 09:13 AM   #127
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4 dozen eggs at $.99 each $4.00
32oz. Plain Yogurt $2.19
Deli Mustard $1.89
4 cans of tuna $3.99 (Tuna is getting expensive!)
3 cans of chicken breast $4.00
Romaine lettuce $2.99

Total $19.02 - $.05 for recycled bag $18.97

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Old 08-30-2009, 03:37 PM   #128
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I would buy lettuce at Costco 3.99, eggs 24 ct 1.99, 4 cans blk beans .59 ea, 1 onion .69, boarshead garlic bologna 3.50 lb, crm cheese .99, tuna 5.00
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Old 10-27-2009, 06:28 AM   #129
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Old 12-13-2009, 01:52 PM   #130
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Old 12-13-2009, 02:09 PM   #131
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Old 12-13-2009, 02:22 PM   #132
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Old 12-13-2009, 02:25 PM   #133
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20$ huh? Not a lot clearly...

1 kg of ground meat ~10$
20 eggs ~5$
And some sort of vegetables or greens for the remaining 5$
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Old 12-13-2009, 03:34 PM   #134
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1 dozen eggs 1.25
5lb ground meat 5.00
bag of chicken quarters 4.90 (usually contains about 7 or more quarters)
bag of frozen broc 1.00 (Krogers has it on sale small bag about 2 three servings)
bag of frozen cauliflower 1.00
bag of frozen onion, green pepper, red pepper mix 1.00
2 heads of lettuce 2.00
8 oz of kraft cheese 1.75 (walmart everyday)
bottle of ranch dressing 1.50
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Old 12-13-2009, 03:46 PM   #135
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I am having to do this again this year. Joy Joy! I will be so glad when the economy comes back!!! Winter time it always slows down and no bonuses in sight until at least spring.

Here is what I bought at Walmart today:
(I did buy a $7 gingerbread house kit, but I am not counting that towards my grocery budget. It's for my friends little girl when I watch her Christmas Eve.)

Half & half quart-$1.73
3 cans of Black Olives-$4.38
2 bottles of Lipton Diet Green Tea-$2.49
Pint of grape tomatoes-$1.76
1 lb. LOL White American Cheese-$4.99

Total was $15.35. I had lettuce left over from last week that I bought on sale and had a coupon for. So my salads are done for the week, and I have frozen hot dogs, chicken breasts and hamburger to use for the week along with frozen broccoli and green beans to use.
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Old 12-13-2009, 04:05 PM   #136
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Really? all the 99 cents store here carry fresh produce, lots of meat products and dairy
the 99 cent only stores are great
only problem with me was 2 yrs ago they had the Philly cheesecakes and I bought 3 cases LOL they are 4.79 ea at the store
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Old 12-13-2009, 04:50 PM   #137
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Seriously
I would check Ablertsons for the 99 cent ground beef if they have it 6lbs if not 3 lbs of the 1.99 5.98
2 lbs bacon 3.98
3 dz eggs 6.90
2 lbs shredd slaw 2.58
total 19.44
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Old 12-13-2009, 05:36 PM   #138
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Bought yesterday at H market fitting in with the topic....

4 tubs of tofu $3.96
1.0 lb. Chinese broccoli $1.29
2.0 lb. Shanghai Bok Toy $1.39
1.0 lb. Ong Toy $1.79
64 oz. Fresh Soy Milk $2.59
1 head Cauliflower $1.49
1.0 lb. Brussel Sprouts $1.98
0.5 lb. Chinese peapods $0.75
2.75 lb. Boneless Chicken Breasts $4.70

Total $19.94

But actually, also bought 4 lbs. of king crab legs, 6 lbs. of oxtail, and other stuff going way over the $20 budjet.....
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Old 12-13-2009, 11:36 PM   #139
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Rhonda......what is "yo - cheese"?
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Old 12-14-2009, 01:06 AM   #140
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1- 5lb chicken@99/lb= $5.00 3 days
2 dz eggs @2.00 =$4.00 2 days
2 lbs Ground Beef $2.00/lb -$4.00 2days
3 lbs Cabbage @.60/lb= $1.80 3 days
1 large head Lettuce = 1.60 1 day
2Frozen spinach @$.80 =$1.60 2 days
1lb carrots=$.50 (7 days)
1 lrg Red onion- $.50 (7 days)
1 bottle Hot sauce- $1.00 (7 days)

I think that is about $20...
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Old 12-14-2009, 06:23 AM   #141
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I've just made an observation that most people include eggs in their diet.

The Incredible, Edible Egg!
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Old 12-14-2009, 08:53 AM   #142
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Rhonda......what is "yo - cheese"?
Not Rhonda but it's a strained yogurt. Also called Greek Yogurt. A brand of this would be Fage.

You can make your own by putting cheesecloth or paper towels in a strainer suspended over a bowl and putting the plain yogurt in it to drain. It makes it nice and thick like sour cream. It's really good and filling.
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Old 12-14-2009, 09:12 AM   #143
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Old 12-14-2009, 09:37 AM   #144
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2.24 one 18 pack of eggs
2.50 one brick of cheddar
1.99 one bag of salad
6.00 one bag of boneless skinless chicken breasts
1.00 cheap off-brand ranch dressing
2.49 one pound ground beef
1.79 small jar peanut butter
1.75 cheap hot dogs
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19.76

Luckily FL doesn't have food tax. lol
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Old 12-14-2009, 10:11 AM   #145
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I am not seeing many vegetables in most list, you do know you need to eat vegetables right?

36 Count Eggs ---------------------------------1.99
1 Lg Container Mixed Baby Greens---------------3.89
2 Cans Italtian Cut Green Beans ----------------2.00
2 Bags Slaw Mix -------------------------------2.98
1 Jar Mayo ------------------------------------2.00
3 lb Chicken Breast ----------------------------6.87
12oz Bottle Ranch -----------------------------1.89

Total -----------------------------------------19.62


Edit: Hah, I just noticed I had already posted in this thread in August. My food choices have changed a bit lately. Mostly I have been on a grilled chicken breast and coleslaw kick lately.

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Old 12-14-2009, 10:31 AM   #146
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i will be trying the $20.00 limit after work on wed 12/16/09

we shall see what 20 slips of latinum will buy at shoprite at this juncture. Love ^ Profits: FLATFERENGHI
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I am not seeing many vegetables in most list, you do know you need to eat vegetables right?
Vegetables??

I wish people would stop using unfamiliar words without giving the definition.
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Old 12-14-2009, 10:35 AM   #148
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Vegetables??

I wish people would stop using unfamiliar words without giving the definition.
Bought yesterday at H market fitting in with the topic....

4 tubs of tofu $3.96
1.0 lb. Chinese broccoli $1.29
2.0 lb. Shanghai Bok Toy $1.39
1.0 lb. Ong Toy $1.79
64 oz. Fresh Soy Milk $2.59
1 head Cauliflower $1.49
1.0 lb. Brussel Sprouts $1.98
0.5 lb. Chinese peapods $0.75
2.75 lb. Boneless Chicken Breasts $4.70
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Old 12-14-2009, 10:45 AM   #149
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Vegetables??

I wish people would stop using unfamiliar words without giving the definition.
I mean, everyone knows that latinum is a rare silver liquid used as currency by the Ferengi Alliance and many other worlds. But, vegetables? I'm clueless.
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I mean, everyone knows that latinum is a rare silver liquid used as currency by the Ferengi Alliance and many other worlds. But, vegetables? I'm clueless.
LOL, however, I gotta get my vegi's.
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