• Shopping

    From Dale Shipp@1:261/1466 to Ruth Haffly on Fri Nov 15 02:13:06 2019
    On 11-13-19 16:30, Ruth Haffly <=-
    spoke to Nancy Backus about New Competiton was:21 <=-

    He only got paid once a month so it made sense to do the bulk of the shopping then. When we first got married, the job he had paid weekly.
    We did our grocery shopping weekly then. When he was downsized from
    that one (nobody was buying cabin cruisers during the recession of 79),
    he found a job that paid every other week so we adjusted our grocery buying habits accordingly. So, it was not much of an adjustment to go
    from every other week to once a month--quantities of things increased
    some but part of that was that the girls were growing older (and
    consuming more) as well.

    When we lived in England in the early 70's, we observed that some of the
    Brits when shopping every day. Made it almost a full time job,
    especially since one might have to go to multiple stores to get all of
    the things you wanted (e.g. butcher, baker, produce, fruits might all be different stores).


    MMMMM----- Recipe via Meal-Master (tm) v8.05

    Title: Beef & Noodles Soup a la Vietnamese
    Categories: Soup, Beef, Main dish
    Yield: 4 servings

    1 lb Beef round
    1 2"x1" piece gingerroot
    2 Garlic cloves
    1 2" piece cinnamon stick
    8 c Water
    1 c Packed fresh cilantro *
    4 oz Vermicelli
    2 c Bean sprouts
    2 tb Lime or lemon juice
    1 ts Salt
    1/2 ts Crushed red pepper

    Peel gingerroot and garlic. Cut beef into 3" cubes. Put in large pot
    with gingerroot, garlic, cinnamon and water. Bring to a boil over
    medium heat, skimming scum from top. Reduce heat to low and simmer
    very gently uncovered, 45 minutes, or until beef is tender, skimming
    scum off top often and adding additional water as needed. Finely chop
    cilantro. Add noodles, cook 5 minutes, or until tender. Remove from
    heat. With slotted spoon, remove and sicard gingerroot, garlic and
    cinnamon stick. Stir in remaining ingredients and cilantro. Serve
    hot. *Use cilantro or Italian parsley, rinsed and dried. Per serving:
    360 calories, 29 g protein, 26 g carbohydrate, 15 g fat,
    : 72 mg cholesterol, 619 mg sodium.

    MMMMM


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  • From Ruth Haffly@1:396/45.28 to Dale Shipp on Fri Nov 15 16:50:23 2019
    Hi Dale,


    He only got paid once a month so it made sense to do the bulk of the shopping then. When we first got married, the job he had paid weekly.
    We did our grocery shopping weekly then. When he was downsized from
    that one (nobody was buying cabin cruisers during the recession of 79),
    he found a job that paid every other week so we adjusted our grocery buying habits accordingly. So, it was not much of an adjustment to go
    from every other week to once a month--quantities of things increased
    some but part of that was that the girls were growing older (and
    consuming more) as well.

    When we lived in England in the early 70's, we observed that some of
    the Brits when shopping every day. Made it almost a full time job,

    Germans did it too, but bought double on Saturdays and didn't shop on
    Sundays. When we were over there, stores were closed on Sundays. They
    closed early (2pm) on all Saturdays except the first Saturday of the
    month when they were open until 6, their normal during the week closing
    time. Had to make sure you got what you wanted earlier in the day. (G)

    especially since one might have to go to multiple stores to get all of
    the things you wanted (e.g. butcher, baker, produce, fruits might all
    be different stores).

    There was a market in Frankfurt not too far from where we lived that had
    a good assortment of things--not a supermarkeet by any means, more like
    a 7-11 in size. There was a full on supermarket in Berlin near the commissary/px plaza that I went to fairly often for things I couldn't
    get at the commissary. I didn't see as many of the small, specialised
    shops in Berlin as I did in Frankfurt--they were probably there but not
    as noticeable. We did know where a convenient bakery was tho. (G)

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    Catch you later,
    Ruth
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