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Old 21 July 2006, 19:03   #1
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Although I now live in the US, it would appear I have not lost my old habits.
Went to Safeways an hour ago as they had a sale on. Results as follows:

0.6 lbs. sirloin steak
0.7 lbs. pork steak
1.0 lbs pork boneless ribs
1x30 can pack of my favorite beer

Total cost $16.09 ( about 9 quid.)

Can anyone beat that ?

We will fire up the BBQ tonight and eat and drink well.
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Old 21 July 2006, 22:11   #2
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down our local tescos that little lot would set you back around 35 quid or so i expect

30 cans decent beer 18-19 or more, 24 cans are around 15 quid
sirloin 5-6 quid
pork steak 4 quid
pork boneless ribs 6 quid
at a guess

seems the local supermarkets round here are quite pricey
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Although I now live in the US, it would appear I have not lost my old habits.
Went to Safeways an hour ago as they had a sale on. Results as follows:

0.6 lbs. sirloin steak
0.7 lbs. pork steak
1.0 lbs pork boneless ribs
1x30 can pack of my favorite beer

Total cost $16.09 ( about 9 quid.)

Can anyone beat that ?

We will fire up the BBQ tonight and eat and drink well.
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Old 22 July 2006, 06:12   #3
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Just buy a couple of cheap bottles of vino and forget about the rest .
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Old 22 July 2006, 06:20   #4
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Limeylinda.

Whats the beer. Its not those diddy tins of cat pee they call Budweiser is it !!! That beer is only any use for floating RIBs in.

40 Large bottles of 5% Grolsch is £16 in Morrisons. Don't even need to abroad to get Duty Free now.

Morrisons and Asda do mega big packs of Chicken Legs and Chicken Thighs for about £3.

I also bought 12 Large fresh burgers for £4.

Not as cheap as yours but not bad though.

PS. Having said all that I would still like to live in any other modern country than this one though.
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Old 22 July 2006, 18:09   #5
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No, it is not Bud. The best deal I have found is "Old Milwauke Best" However, all American beer can best be described as an aquired taste.
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Old 22 July 2006, 19:07   #6
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LimeyLinda,

Don't worry about the cheap chicken, just tasted it and it tastes like its been injected with water. Will try elsewhere for chicken in future. Don't know why I buy from Asda as all there own brand food is absolutely rubbish. Cheap but rubbish.

By the way Asda is owned by Walmart. Does that mean your food is just as bad. In a way the old saying you only get what you pay for is true in most cases.

Normally I buy middle of the road. that way you shouldn't get crap and you also don't feel as though you are being ripped off.
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Hi Biggles

Wish I had thought of that name, read all the books before I was 10 years old.
We do not generally buy food from Walmart for the reasons you stated. However, today's chicken is a bunch of rubbish anyway, unless your buy free range. Got to deep fry it, cover it with sauce etc, etc, What do we expect from an animal that is reared in a box and fed any sort of cheap crap available + hormones , including it's own sh-t. I tried deep fried rattlesnake a couple of years ago: guess what? it tastes just like chicken but more bones. A great delicacy out here in the wild west is prairie oysters, I will let you work out what they are; a bit chewy I have to say. Now, if you really want something really good: free range Elk steak shot and butchered by yourself, or a friend. Our freezer is currently out of Elk but still have 4 pheasants. That reminds me , I need to clean my shotgun.
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Testicles... not a joke

During my extensive layoff-- I was talking to a man who has and loves german shepherds. They are beautiful creatures. However they suffer from
slipped disks in the back- due to overbreeding, and this invarably means the dog has to be put down prematurely. Help is at hand: there is a product (only available in the US) derived from crushed donkeys testicles. It works wonders and after 6 months on these tablets - the dog is cured.
OK its off subject - but I thought it worthwhile to share this knowledge .

As regards beer - must admit had "a John Adams" beer in NY recently - and
( is it Sam Adams cant remember) - and was amazed at the excellent taste.

On the other bit - you could all become vegetarians. Would not eat chicken even if starving. There is only one good meal left-

- a slight crusty french loaf ( the original one that has to be brought in
Frnace , preferably from a man riding a bycle with sweaty armpits)
- a luimp of Extra Strong Canadian cheddar
- wash it down with a 2003 Chilian Carbernet Sauvignon


Comments would be appreciated

jonathan
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Testicles... not a joke

During my extensive layoff-- I was talking to a man who has and loves german shepherds. They are beautiful creatures. However they suffer from
slipped disks in the back- due to overbreeding, and this invarably means the dog has to be put down prematurely. Help is at hand: there is a product (only available in the US) derived from crushed donkeys testicles. It works wonders and after 6 months on these tablets - the dog is cured.
OK its off subject - but I thought it worthwhile to share this knowledge .

As regards beer - must admit had "a John Adams" beer in NY recently - and
( is it Sam Adams cant remember) - and was amazed at the excellent taste.

On the other bit - you could all become vegetarians. Would not eat chicken even if starving. There is only one good meal left-

- a slight crusty french loaf ( the original one that has to be brought in
Frnace , preferably from a man riding a bycle with sweaty armpits)
- a luimp of Extra Strong Canadian cheddar
- wash it down with a 2003 Chilian Carbernet Sauvignon


Comments would be appreciated

jonathan

The extra strong Canadian Cheddar is tame compared to Colliers Welsh Cheddar - really is stunning. Available in most supermarkets in the UK.
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