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What Do Your Grocery Lists Look Like?

Discussion in 'Off Topic [BG]' started by lwknives, Apr 9, 2014.

  1. lwknives


    May 6, 2012
    So, I'm moving out on my own for the first time and need to buy some groceries.

    Here is my question: If you had to start from scratch and fill your cabinets and fridge, what would your grocery list look like?

    I have a good idea what I need to get for the food I normally cook but it would be cool to see what other people are eating. :)
  2. Milk


    Sep 16, 2013
    Montreal, Canada
    Eh. I'd be a bad example to follow. I eat like a pensioner. Or so i've been told.

    though I changed my habits recently cause I was having too many digestion problems. whereas i used to eat too much prepared crap, now I eat plain fruits and vegetables...generally unprepared, or in sandwiches. that and eggs to get some proteins (since I eat next to no meat). I like food but hate cooking (and also am very poor). Which is a shame since my whole family are pretty much master cooks and I was pretty much raised in an environment where there was very little prepared foods...i'm a real disgrace to my family that way.

    but if you do cook or bake or both, you'll want to have the essentials (meaning stuff like various spices, flour, sugar, baking soda, etc, things like that). Though if you did do these things...I don't think i'd need to tell you what to buy.

    Sounds like mom and dad should have made you part of the grocery shopping experience before you moved out....
  3. Pilgrim

    Pilgrim Supporting Member

    Bean soup
    Hot dogs
    Hot dog buns (or use bread)
    Hamburger buns
    Frozen pizza
    Frozen dinners

    Fruit? (Yeah, don't get scurvy.)
    Vegetables (for me, all canned...corn, peas, green beans)

    You can survive indefinitely with that list. I did as a bachelor.
  4. lwknives


    May 6, 2012
    If you read the last sentence in my post you might see that I stated that I had a good idea what I needed to get for the things I normally cook.

    Im not really looking for advice, Im curious what other people are eating.
  5. bassinplace


    Dec 1, 2008
    If you can tell us what you plan on getting, then we can have a better idea of making suggestions on what we think you might be missing.
  6. will33


    May 22, 2006





  7. bassinplace


    Dec 1, 2008
    You need produce, my good man! Don't ignore the carrots! :D Seriously though, get some stuff to make a good chopped veggie salad and/or soup. Greens, cauliflower, beans, broccoli, carrots, onions, mushrooms, etc. Just mix and match your faves. :bassist:
  8. I use a post-it note stuck to the handle on the cart and write in code so if people see it, they are either confused, amused, or both.

    Lil' Ho = Little Debbie
    Morsels = Crunchy cat food
    Doom Wheels = Totino's frozen pizza
    Eyeballs = Visine
    Cyril = Cereal
    Easy Crack = Easy Mac
    Nudes = Ramen type stuff
    Lips & Anuses = Hot Dogs
    Mata Hornigas = Ant Spray

  9. lwknives


    May 6, 2012
    Apparently, I am not very good at asking questions. :atoz:

    I was trying to find out what OTHER people were stocking THIER cabinets with.
  10. bassinplace


    Dec 1, 2008
    ...or frightened.
  11. lwknives


    May 6, 2012
    HAHA, I love it! :hyper:
  12. meat, vegetables, fruit, milk, eggs, cereal, granola bars
  13. RxFunk


    Dec 2, 2012

    Cooking oil
    Dried herbs and spices(whatever you use the most, buy first, get others later)
    Big bag of rice
    Fresh fruits and veggies( again, whatever you use the most/ like to eat)
    Dried beans
    Drinks(water, juice, milk, whatever you like)
    Soy sauce
    Hot sauce
    Fish sauce
    Oyster sauce
    Chili paste
    Some kind of meat, whatever's cheap and on sale.
  14. Demon_Hunter


    Jun 8, 2008
    A crock pot!!!!!

    Get a big ass roast, or some other big ass piece of meat, throw it in with some carrots and potatoes and cook on low for like 8 hours.

    meals for days!! :hyper:
  15. thunderbird66


    Sep 30, 2012
    west Texas

    Dog food

    Guinea pig food

  16. mellowinman

    mellowinman Free Man

    Oct 19, 2011
    I cannot divulge that information, on the grounds that it would be boring.
  17. Darth Handsome

    Darth Handsome Banned

    Oct 1, 2010
    Just get yourself on hard drugs asap. You won't need groceries. Or even a bed, for that matter.
  18. MJ5150

    MJ5150 Terrific Twister

    Apr 12, 2001
    Lacey, WA
    Don't forget non-edibles like toilet paper, toothpaste, and soap.

    As for edible items, I like to have my spices in order.....a few kinds of pepper, cumin, turmeric, saffron, paprika, etc., and a healthy supply of pastas and oatmeal. We're not meat eaters in our house, so we stock up on veggies, beans, quinoa, and the like.

    The wife and I use an app called Pepper Plate to keep track of what we need to buy at the grocery store.

  19. will33


    May 22, 2006
    Assuming that was directed at me, I do like and do eat most any fruit and vegetable in its raw form. Start cooking the vegetables and the list shrinks considerably.

    Cooked fruit = pie....yum. :) .
  20. SirMjac28

    SirMjac28 Patiently Waiting For The Next British Invasion

    Aug 25, 2010
    The Great Midwest
    I use to make a list but I kept forgetting to bring it I even tried an app but that was more work than it was worth so now I just grab stuff and throw it in the cart like I'm on some game show when the carts full I checkout sometimes I'm amazed at the stuff I end up with :)