How much do you spend for groceries?

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How much do you spend for groceries?
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Mon, 09-12-2011 - 10:44am

I have decided that we spend too much on food, but I am stuck in our current rut of the 10 or so meals I prepare.

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Tue, 09-13-2011 - 3:47pm
I'm a purist, lol. BBQ is either a sauce or a party, not a cooking method. Grilling is a cooking method. (I realize my definitions may not be standard everywhere, but by golly they're the definitions I'll use!)

I'm also a purist in that I refuse to have a gas grill. Charcoal only!

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Tue, 09-13-2011 - 3:50pm

Yeah, I have learned that all over the country it is called something different-lol!!

We say we are having a BBQ or going to BBQ tonight which means we are basically just cooking on the BBQ-lol!!

We have had both and I actually enjoy both gas and Charcoal. We now just use the gas. We have learned not to go cheap either with a grill as they don't last long. My parents had theirs for over 20 years. We are probably going on 5 + years where the cheapie ones lasted a year or 2.

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Tue, 09-13-2011 - 4:01pm

My green nature can't do charcoal.

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Tue, 09-13-2011 - 4:20pm

I have the same habit of calling anything I cook on the grill "BBQed", even if I'm not actually BBQing it.





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Tue, 09-13-2011 - 4:23pm

lol!! It is a common thing by me so no one really questions it.

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Tue, 09-13-2011 - 4:54pm

But...how do you denote the difference between, say,


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Tue, 09-13-2011 - 5:17pm
Exactly!

"I don’t mind a banshee, that’s fine. 2 banshees? I HATE you. I actually wish bad things upon you." -- Day[9] Daily #459 P1

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Tue, 09-13-2011 - 5:17pm
Exactly!

"I don’t mind a banshee, that’s fine. 2 banshees? I HATE you. I actually wish bad things upon you." -- Day[9] Daily #459 P1

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Tue, 09-13-2011 - 6:08pm

You're welcome.

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Tue, 09-13-2011 - 6:16pm

Usually it's not a big deal since if I didn't actually BBQ the grilled chicken, we can just put BBQ sauce on the grilled chicken to make it "BBQ chicken", lol.