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    Re: FORT Koffee Klatch

    prhoshay:
    Even with my fancy-schmancy list, I had planned to make a broccoli casserole and forgot to get the broccoli!!!
    myrosiedog:
    shay, do you know how many times I've done that? Plan to make something and forget to buy the main ingredient.

    I'm so glad I'm not the only one! DH and I make up a menu for the week, and then we write the grocery list based on the ingredients for the dishes on the menu (in addition to the every-week stuff). I think it was just this summer that we had beer/garlic shrimp on the menu -- and forgot the shrimp!
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    I will now feel less like a dumba** the next time knowing that I'm not alone!
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    I have kind of given up on the whole "grocery list" thing. I never remember where I've placed it when I want to add something to it, and I never remember to bring it with me to the store. Sad. I'm going to be a complete mess by the time I'm old. I am known for buying something that we already have lots of (this so irritates Mr. M ) and skipping the things that we are out of as I am positively certain we have plenty. Kind of a reverse memory thing. I generally try to go up and down all the aisles at the store and hope that my memory is triggered. Sad.

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    Re: FORT Koffee Klatch

    Quote Originally Posted by Margaritaville;3269965;
    I have kind of given up on the whole "grocery list" thing. I never remember where I've placed it when I want to add something to it, and I never remember to bring it with me to the store. Sad. I'm going to be a complete mess by the time I'm old. I am known for buying something that we already have lots of (this so irritates Mr. M ) and skipping the things that we are out of as I am positively certain we have plenty. Kind of a reverse memory thing. I generally try to go up and down all the aisles at the store and hope that my memory is triggered.
    I apparantly think we need muliple cans of diced tomatos and chicken broth as I always put them in my cart even if they aren't on the list. I now have enough chicken broth and tomatos that should those ever get rationed, we will be fine for months.
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    mrd and Ellen......safety in numbers, as they say!!

    I've just amended and printed out my next list!
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    We now know where to go for those items-Who was it last year that stockpiled something and caused a nationwide shortage?

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    Quote Originally Posted by myrosiedog;3269968;
    I apparantly think we need muliple cans of diced tomatos and chicken broth as I always put them in my cart even if they aren't on the list. I now have enough chicken broth and tomatos that should those ever get rationed, we will be fine for months.
    Exactly. Of course, Mr. M feels the need to "mock" when helping to put away the extra broth and tomatoes. Whatcha gonna do?

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    Re: FORT Koffee Klatch

    Quote Originally Posted by myrosiedog;3269968;
    I apparantly think we need muliple cans of diced tomatos and chicken broth as I always put them in my cart even if they aren't on the list. I now have enough chicken broth and tomatos that should those ever get rationed, we will be fine for months.
    I do this with chicken broth also! Fortunately Mr.Closet doesn't help put away the groceries (because I am a control freak in my kitchen) so he doesn't see when I have ended up with 10 cans of it!

    I find that to limit my grocery bill I have to leave the kids at home. I end up with at least twice as much snack food when any of them are along!

    On a side note, I have switched almost completely to reusable grocery bags and I love them! I just use the standard 99 cent kind you can get almost anywhere these days. They can hold at least 2 or 3 times as many groceries and that means fewer trips between my house and my car in sub-zero temps this winter!! The only bummer is when I forget to put them back in my car or forget to being them into the store.

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    Lil Bit: Congratulations on reaching 1,000!

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    I think many of our Fort members need to think about investing in the new refrigerator that makes a grocery list for you. It apparently will scan in your items purchased and then make out a list of what you ran out of for you. I don't know how it works exactly, but sounds like it was needed by enough people that they invented it!

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    Or you can always buy this: Nuance's SmartShopper is an automated grocery list assistant. Using Nuance's state-of-the-art voice recognition technology, you simply press a button on the unit and speak the name of a grocery item you will need on your next shopping trip. A large LCD Screen shows the items that have been input into the unit, in alphabetical order. Then, when you are ready to shop, print out a list with the built-in thermal printer. The SmartShopper comes with a strong magnet which allows you to keep it on the refrigerator...
    $61...
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    Quote Originally Posted by misskitty;3270210;

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    Or you can always buy this: Nuance's SmartShopper is an automated grocery list assistant. Using Nuance's state-of-the-art voice recognition technology, you simply press a button on the unit and speak the name of a grocery item you will need on your next shopping trip. A large LCD Screen shows the items that have been input into the unit, in alphabetical order. Then, when you are ready to shop, print out a list with the built-in thermal printer. The SmartShopper comes with a strong magnet which allows you to keep it on the refrigerator...
    $61...
    well, then, both the SmartShopper and my list would both still be stuck to the refrigerator when I get home from shopping ----
    and the coupon sorter that I so carefully update with current coupons will be sitting on the table next to my chair as always.

    *we currently have 11 cans of chicken noodle soup.

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