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Old 07-03-2015, 01:18   #1
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Sometimes when we get our electric bill, the envelope is also stuffed with a bunch of what I call 'junk' flyers. Today's mail was no exception. This website's advertisement was in this month's electric bill. I thought I had seen everything, but I guess not.

https://www.hellofresh.com/

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Yeah wild huh? I've seen it advertised online and TV. I looked at it once. Too many items I would have to toss. And 6 meals (3 meals for 2) for $69 to my zip code is outrageous in my book. But for those with disposable income (and not a lot of shopping sense) I guess it looks pretty good!!

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I have a stay-at-home mom niece who depends on this. On her own buying, prepping, and cooking is a another, very hostile planet. (Some of her stories about how much she bought and how she went about preparing it and what she eventually produced and what portion was actually edible are hilarious.)

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If I was incredibly wealthy, which I am not, I might resort to taking advantage of a shopping service like this. I don't know about most of you, but sometimes when my hubby and I go to the store for our weekly shopping excursion, the store is absolutely packed with people. For example, on Super Bowl weekend, there was not a cart to be had in the cart corral. The store managers, of which there are four, were running around the parking lots and inside the store gathering empty carts for shoppers who were waiting for one.

This store is huge and they offer really good prices plus they have a fully stocked liquor department. Normally shopping there is a great opportunity to not only get what you need, but also a chance to get a lot of exercise walking around the store. For people who can't walk so well, they have these motorized carts with baskets attached and store personnel will assist people who are disabled who need help reaching items on a higher shelf.

And Yes, they are days when I would love to have someone else go and do my shopping for me

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If I was incredibly wealthy, which I am not, I might resort to taking advantage of a shopping service like this. I don't know about most of you, but sometimes when my hubby and I go to the store for our weekly shopping excursion, the store is absolutely packed with people. For example, on Super Bowl weekend, there was not a cart to be had in the cart corral. The store managers, of which there are four, were running around the parking lots and inside the store gathering empty carts for shoppers who were waiting for one.

This store is huge and they offer really good prices plus they have a fully stocked liquor department. Normally shopping there is a great opportunity to not only get what you need, but also a chance to get a lot of exercise walking around the store. For people who can't walk so well, they have these motorized carts with baskets attached and store personnel will assist people who are disabled who need help reaching items on a higher shelf.

And Yes, they are days when I would love to have someone else go and do my shopping for me
Yes, especially on Mondays after work, when I've had a busy week-end that did not include time for grocery shopping! Your grocery store sounds similar to the one I shop at most often, which is my local Raley's. They have a good selection of organic food, plus the almond flour, flaxseed meal, ginger paste, and other sort of off beat items.

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Yes, especially on Mondays after work, when I've had a busy week-end that did not include time for grocery shopping! Your grocery store sounds similar to the one I shop at most often, which is my local Raley's. They have a good selection of organic food, plus the almond flour, flaxseed meal, ginger paste, and other sort of off beat items.
My husband is still working full time at age 70 which leaves only Saturday and Sunday for grocery shopping, doing errands and mowing our huge lawn. I can really understand your concerns about shopping on Mondays after work. I mean, you're tired and you just want to get the job done ... now! I hate shopping on the weekends because I think it has to be busier than it is during the week, but then again I've never been shopping on a weekday either - so I don't know. The store where we shop is getting a larger selection of organic foods that you've described however I still prefer ordering the almond flour from Honeyville plus our store doesn't have the liquid sucralose.

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I think people who use this service are probably comparing it to the cost of getting take-out food or eating out. It's probably a good buy if you compare it to having someone else cook your meal for you.

I go to the local market a couple nights a week; they have hot, prepared meals in the back with several main courses. You can choose a main course and two sides. It usually comes in at around $9 or $10 for a meal for me. Sometimes I stretch it to two meals. But the great thing is that I get, say, roast pork, or Scottish eggs, or beef tips. I live alone, and I'm NEVER going to buy the ingredients to cook those meals for myself - if I did, I'd have to eat them numerous times in one week. But by using the prepared meals, I get great-tasting homemade food without any prep or waste.

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I think people who use this service are probably comparing it to the cost of getting take-out food or eating out. It's probably a good buy if you compare it to having someone else cook your meal for you.

I go to the local market a couple nights a week; they have hot, prepared meals in the back with several main courses. You can choose a main course and two sides. It usually comes in at around $9 or $10 for a meal for me. Sometimes I stretch it to two meals. But the great thing is that I get, say, roast pork, or Scottish eggs, or beef tips. I live alone, and I'm NEVER going to buy the ingredients to cook those meals for myself - if I did, I'd have to eat them numerous times in one week. But by using the prepared meals, I get great-tasting homemade food without any prep or waste.
I think I would enjoy the market where you shop. It sounds like you are able to get a variety of foods and you are absolutely right - cooking for oneself is difficult. I have an adult son who lives alone and get discouraged cooking for himself. Thank you for sharing about your market.

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I''ve rationalized that buying a salad from Subway with all the veges except the hot peppers gives me two meals for $7.00 or so without having to buy all those veges 'melting' in the fridge. I'm suspectious of the ingredients in the gravies, etc, of the other cooked foods tho'. I always get the dressings to the side tho'.




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