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What food items do you tend to pick up every time you that do your grocery shopping?

Asked by Jude (32112points) July 15th, 2010

For me, I always have to get fresh cilantro, spicy/cilantro hummus, eggs, potatoes, fresh tomatoes, dill Havarti, crumpets, Vitamen Water, fresh fruit, a four pack of gum, other fresh veg, Triscuits (every other week)?, coffee creamer, milk, and dark chocolate.

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WestRiverrat's avatar

Fresh peppers, salad stuff, yogurt, cheese, tortillas, seasonal fruit, tea.

Vunessuh's avatar

Hot cheetos puffs.
Fresh salmon.
Some type of vegetable like asparagus or squash.
My favorite pre-made refrigerated lasagna. (Can’t think of the brand name)
Blue Gatorade.
Pizza bagel bites.
And usually salad makings like avocado, shredded cheddar cheese, croutons and cucumbers.

meagan's avatar

Cocoa roasted almonds. And I always grab some romaine and a frozen-italian meal for Sundays.

The tiny person inside of me with an amazing metabolism would like to grab a pint of ben and jerry’s every time. hah

Neizvestnaya's avatar

Coffee beans
Corn tortillas
Colby/Cheddar cheese
Canned diced tomatoes
Frozen tri color bell pepper slices w/ onion

stranger_in_a_strange_land's avatar

Cream cheese, smoked salmon, pastrami, bagels, tortilla chips, frozen burritos, orange Gatorade, fresh ginger root, soy sauce, filet mignon, several oriental spices and condiments and a case of Labatts Blue.

Aster's avatar

A lot; I don’t like going. Milk, 2.5 gallons of it, whole grain tostitos, avocados, a gallon of tea, diet orange soda (not for me), fruit like strawberries or blueberries, canned blue lake green beans, canned biscuits, real butter, frozen lasagna (not for me), buttermilk for pancakes, cilantro, maybe MANY other things like candy, popcorn, onions, ground turkey, a whole chicken , pork chops, cinnamon/raisin bread, cold cereals, frozen vegetable eggrolls, gingerroot, too many things to list.

aprilsimnel's avatar

Cheese, tomatoes, eggs, bread, onions, lettuce, zucchini, milk, sliced deli ham, peppers, pasta, pasta sauce, chicken breast cutlets, fish filets

Ame_Evil's avatar

Milk, cheese, eggs, pasta sauce, icecream, chicken breasts (cut up and frozen), tinned chopped tomatoes, CUSTARD (F**K YEAH), sauce for pasta, chorizo, and cheapass biscuits or crisps for snacks.

I do get veg, but I tend to mix it up a bit based on what preference I have at the moment. Ie one month it is chestnut mushrooms, then the next aubergine. I have a bag of frozen veg in the freezer that lasts about 1–3 shops so I don’t get it every time.

Note: I cook for myself.

Blondesjon's avatar

Beer and, oftentimes, a little beer.

Dr_Lawrence's avatar

Mostly just the basics: fruit when priced low enough (WPLE), high fibre cereal, raisins, low fat -no sugar added yogurt, bread, frozen lasagna, frozen pizza WPLE, meat WPLE, low fat milk, cheese WPLE, vegetables WPLE, frozen vegetables WPLE, bagels, cream cheese,

TexasDude's avatar

Salami and cream soda.

rooeytoo's avatar

I try to buy unprocessed unpackaged stuff, except frozen foods, they come in bags or boxes and skim milk. I said to my mate the other day they should start designing refrigerators in different styles, some with bigger freezers for those who buy a lot of frozen dinners, and for us one with a much larger fruit and veg drawer. I never have enough room there.

dynamicduo's avatar

Discount vegetables. I haunt the slightly used discount produce shelf and pick up anything that I can use or preserve/dehydrate.

Milk, cheese, cream, butter, yogurt, and sour cream are regular staples. When I say it like that, it only makes me want to get a cow this year instead of next or next next year.

I mostly purchase ingredients, veggies, and meat. And sometimes ice cream too. I’ve had to buy some tomatoes because mine aren’t ready yet, but when they are ready I will be canning so much salsa/pasta sauce and making sundried tomatoes, staples after that point will be tortilla chips (which I have made myself but find it to be a bit laborious, when I grow my own masa corn I will likely progress to making them myself, I do find Alton Brown’s method to be quite easy and looks delicious) and pasta (same as with corn). I will probably make a lot of pizza too (flour, again, will grow once I get some equipment to plow) which will use up some garden basil, green onion, and hot and sweet peppers.

Berserker's avatar

Banana peppers. I love those things, I always seem to keep a fresh supply.

lucillelucillelucille's avatar

Rocky Mountain Oysters

Rocky Mountain Oysters

2 pounds bull testicles*
½ cup granulated sugar
¾ cup kosher salt
8 cups cold water
1 heaping tablespoon white vinegar
Salt and ground black pepper to taste
1 cup all-purpose flour
¼ cup cornmeal
Garlic powder to taste
1 cup milk
1 cup dry red wine
Louisiana hot sauce to taste
Peanut oil for frying
With a very sharp knife, split the tough skin-like muscle that surrounds each “oyster.” Remove the skin.
In a large bowl or pot, dissolve ½ cup sugar and ¾ cup kosher salt in 8 cups cold of water (water should cover the “oysters); add the oysters; cover and let set for 1 hour. Drain and rinse under cool water. Place “oysters” back into the bowl or pot (which has been rinsed clean) and pour enough milk over them to cover. Cover the bowl and let set for another hour. Drain and rinse well under cool water. These two steps help to draw the blood out. The milk-soak also helps to draw out the saltiness.
Transfer “oysters” to a large pot. Add the vinegar and enough cold water to cover “oysters”. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat immediately and simmer for about 6 minutes. Drain again and plunge the cooked “oysters” into large bowl of ice water. Let stand until cool.
Slice each “oyster” into ¼ to ⅓-inch thick ovals. Sprinkle with salt and pepper on both sides to taste.
Place the milk in a shallow bowl. Mix the wine and hot sauce to taste in a shallow bowl. In another shallow bowl, combine the flour, cornmeal and garlic powder to taste in a shallow bowl.
Dredge each “oyster” slice in the flour mixture. Dip into milk, then into the flour mixture. Dip into the wine mixture quickly. (Repeat procedure if a thicker crust is desired).
Fry oysters in hot oil until golden on both sides, being careful not to overcook the “oysters”, since the longer they cook the tougher they become. Serve hot.
Serves 8.

*Also known as calf fries and prairie oysters. Lamb or turkey testicles may be used also.

From gramma’s kitchen-ENJOY!

Jude's avatar

@lucillelucillelucille Bullshit! ;-)


WestRiverrat's avatar

@jjmah That is good eating. Serve them with a little cocktail sauce on a bun.

AmWiser's avatar

Always a bottle of Sherry. Oops, you said food items. Okay, avacado’s, I’m always buying avacado’s.

lucillelucillelucille's avatar

@jjmah -LMAO!couldn’t get me drunk enough :)

YARNLADY's avatar

We do our shopping in phases, usually the produce and packaged on one day, meat on another day, milk and bread later, because we buy these items in different stores.

wilma's avatar

Skim milk, whole grain bread, bananas, ham, mini wheats, and cheerios.
I buy a lot of other groceries too, but these I buy nearly every time I’m in the store.

tranquilsea's avatar

I do a huge grocery shop once a month with weekly shopping for milk (we go through 4 litres a day) and some fruits and vegetables. My grocery list is on two pages of excel columns. Some of the items we purchase every month are:

chicken: legs and thighs
pork side ribs
peppers (orange and yellow)
romaine lettuce
10lb bag of onions
2×5lb bags of apples
large bag of oranges
6 family size boxes of cereal
various spices
baked beans

And on and on. Everyone in the house gets to choose one “special” thing for the month. The kids often wheel and deal with one another so they can share later.

We buy half a cow every October. They are grass fed and allowed to roam.

Our month bill comes to an average of about $700.00

Austinlad's avatar

Cat food. No kidding.

rooeytoo's avatar

@tranquilsea – that is a great way to buy beef. Plus you probably don’t get all those plastic trays and wrap. Good job!

jazmina88's avatar

@Austinlad I used to go to the grocery when i ran out of cat food. That was the real reason.

ubersiren's avatar

Mounds of produce, cereal, milk, bread, either fish or chicken, and s’mores Pop Tarts.

free_fallin's avatar

Milk, fresh fruit, asparagus, eggplant, mushrooms, onions, tomatoes, dough, granola and yogurt.

BoBo1946's avatar

Bread and milk! (everytime)

Coloma's avatar

Todays shopping:

Shredded wheat
sharp cheddar
bottled water
cranberry juice
spinache artichoke eggwhite quiche
smoked ham

Simone_De_Beauvoir's avatar

Dry seaweed sheets, dark chocolate bars, hot sauce.

BoBo1946's avatar

Is the operative word here, everytime? just saying!

Jude's avatar

@BoBo1946 most of the time.

SamIAm's avatar

great question!! milk, cheese of some sort, lettuce, tomatoes, garlic, lemons, mushrooms, onions jalapenos, frozen foods (such as veggie burgers, veggies, dumplings, pizzas, etc…) .... the basics!

free_fallin's avatar

I forgot to add cheese! I’m always picking up some fresh parmesan or havarti.

DominicX's avatar

A melon of some sort. If they’re in season. Also a box of Zatarain’s or Rice-a-Roni or something like that. :)

Sarcasm's avatar

I buy food roughly every 5 days. I buy for just myself, but our fridge is shared between the 4 of us.
The only product I buy every single time I go to the store is some kind of juice. Most of the time, just plain apple.
Products I get most of the times I go: Yogurt, sandwich rolls, pasta, rice, some combination of apples+grapes+strawberries
Products I get <50% of the time: Milk, cereal, sandwich meat, frozen pizzas, carrots, broccoli, corn

liminal's avatar

Limes, I think I may be addicted to limes. Gerolsteiner mineral water. Greens, veggies, fresh fruit, bread, tortillas, grains (rices, steel-cut oats, quinoa, barley), dried beans, veggie boullion, dried fruit, nuts, raisin-cinnamon mochi, jam, almond butter, eggs, whichever fresh herbs I’ve managed to kill in my garden window, and finally, whichever hard cheese is on sale (romano, parmigiano-reggiano, asiago).

stranger_in_a_strange_land's avatar

I just had to make a special run for Labatts and Bailleys. Help!

Jude's avatar

Do you like Alexander Keith’s?

stranger_in_a_strange_land's avatar

@jjmah Their IPA is nectar of the gods! Can’t get it here in New England for some reason. I usually pick up several cases every expedition to Quebec, but with all the drama going on I neglected it last time. I’m tempted to make the 3½ hour round trip to Drummondville to rectify the shortage.

For some unknown reason, the local grocery can get Bass from 3000 miles away, but not Keith’s from 300 miles.

The Labatts Blue and Bailley’s are for the ladies. I’m getting by on my supply of Sam Adams IPA and Glenfiddich.

tranquilsea's avatar

@rooeytoo I love being able to do this. All the meat is butchered to our preference and wrapped in butcher paper. A half a cow equals about 4 laundry baskets of meat. It lasts us all year.

rooeytoo's avatar

@tranquilsea – it is definitely the best way, you know what the beast ate and you know how it lived, plus you save the earth from a lot more plastic pollution. You are a good citizen of the earth! :-)

Coloma's avatar

I enjoy fresh eggs from my neighbors, my last two hens were nabbed by a coyote in May. :-(

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