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PurpleNGoldFan
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Help me with a grocery list please

Bachelor, mid 20s, don't know how to cook, looking for master grocery list. I don't eat too many veggies, need to start trying things..here's what I have

Eggs
milk
PB
Jelly
bread
chicken
beef
chips
cereal
oatmeal
steak
turkey
bagels
apples
bananas
strawberries
blueberries
spaghetti noodles
red sauce
marinara
raisins
cashews
brown/white rice
yogurt
choc milk
coffee
bacon
biscuits
cheese
pasta shells
lemons
olive oil
potatoes
carrots


TigerWise
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Member since Sep 2010
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re: Help me with a grocery list please
Bourbon and beer


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Geauxld Finger
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Baton Rouge
Member since Jan 2005
25576 posts

re: Help me with a grocery list please
no pussy on that list?


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Motorboat
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At the camp
Member since Oct 2007
12933 posts

re: Help me with a grocery list please
I don't understand people who don't know how to shop for FOOD, one of the basic necessities of life. I'm not flaming, but were you extremely sheltered as a child?

You list looks good for someone who does not cook. almost all of those items do not require cooking, but why? Cooked food is awesome.


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HeadyBrosevelt
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the Verde River
Member since Jan 2013
20277 posts

re: Help me with a grocery list please
Get some sour cream and onion chips with some dip, man, some beef jerky, some peanut butter. Get some Häagen-Dazs ice cream bars, a whole lot, make sure chocolate, gotta have chocolate, man. Some popcorn, red popcorn, graham crackers, graham crackers with marshmallows, the little marshmallows and little chocolate bars and we can make s'mores, man. Also, celery, grape jelly, Cap'n Crunch with the little Crunch berries, pizzas. We need two big pizzas, man, everything on 'em, with water, whole lotta water, and Funyons.


LSUGrad00
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re: Help me with a grocery list please
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I don't eat too many veggies, need to start trying things

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carrots




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Gris Gris
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re: Help me with a grocery list please
I can't judge your list because I don't eat the same things you do and I cook a lot. However, if you're not a big veggie eater, I recommend that you try roasting some. The caramelization adds such flavor to the veggies and most anything can be roasted.

For example, take a head or cauliflower and/or some broccoli. Break them up into florets or big chunks. Toss that in a ziplock bag. Throw in some olive oil...just enough to coat them. Cover a baking sheet with nonstick foil and toss the veggies on the sheet. Sprinkle salt and pepper and put in a 425 to 450 oven and roast about 20 minutes or until they start to brown. If you like, sprinkle them with grated parm cheese. Serve, toss the ziploc bag and the foil, put the sheet up and you're done. You can cook them longer if you want them more brown. That's really up to you and once you do it, you'll get the feel for how you like them.

You can do this with potatoes, sweet potatoes, onions, garlic, carrots, parsnips, butternut squash, brussel sprouts, asparagus, fennel, peppers....

And, roasted tomatoes make a helluva sauce for pasta or a soup. Most of those veggies can be pureed and made into a very good soup.


Zach
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Member since May 2005
68965 posts

re: Help me with a grocery list please
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Bachelor, mid 20s, don't know how to cook,

I was where you are. But I was 19. Pasta. If you can boil water you can cook. But then, Lucy is 50 and she still can't boil water.


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MeridianDog
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Home on the range
Member since Nov 2010
6063 posts

re: Help me with a grocery list please
Let me approach this from another direction.

You know simple things you probably like, that your mom cooked or a friend cooked or you had when dining out. If you ask, more than one person here will happily give you a recipe. In fact, you will get several, all good.

That is one way to start. From your post, I see you want to change and that is the first step toward changing.

Lots of people don't eat vegetables. What vegetables do you like? If you will tell us that, then you'll get 20 cooking methods for them, all of which will carry the guarantee that the method will be the best you've ever tried.

Two other things. There are some really good cook books out there. Try to find a simple one at a book store or on Yahoo and get one that won't drive you crazy trying to reproduce French Cuisine. You are mid 20s. There will be lots of time in 3-5 years to tackle the hard stuff. Right now, decide 10 things you like and learn to cook them.

So grasshopper, What 5 vegetables do you like? What 5 meals do you enjoy eating that you can't cook? Answer those two questions and this post will expand to 8 pages.


Count Chocula
Yale Fan
Tier 5 and proud
Member since Feb 2009
51203 posts

re: Help me with a grocery list please
Add these three:

Savoie's Roux
Kitchen Bouquet
Short Grai Rice



PurpleNGoldFan
LSU Fan
Member since Sep 2012
1253 posts

re: Help me with a grocery list please
I'm looking for additions to my list.

As far as actually liking vegetables? I don't know if there are many that I actually enjoy. I can tolerate carrots and black eyed peas.

Def. don't like green beans, spinach or broccoli which would be a huge improvement.

What would you guys add to the list?


LouisianaLady
USA Fan
Baton Rouge, LA
Member since Mar 2009
62398 posts

re: Help me with a grocery list please
quote:

I can't judge your list because I don't eat the same things you do and I cook a lot. However, if you're not a big veggie eater, I recommend that you try roasting some. The caramelization adds such flavor to the veggies and most anything can be roasted.

For example, take a head or cauliflower and/or some broccoli. Break them up into florets or big chunks. Toss that in a ziplock bag. Throw in some olive oil...just enough to coat them. Cover a baking sheet with nonstick foil and toss the veggies on the sheet. Sprinkle salt and pepper and put in a 425 to 450 oven and roast about 20 minutes or until they start to brown. If you like, sprinkle them with grated parm cheese. Serve, toss the ziploc bag and the foil, put the sheet up and you're done. You can cook them longer if you want them more brown. That's really up to you and once you do it, you'll get the feel for how you like them.

You can do this with potatoes, sweet potatoes, onions, garlic, carrots, parsnips, butternut squash, brussel sprouts, asparagus, fennel, peppers....

And, roasted tomatoes make a helluva sauce for pasta or a soup. Most of those veggies can be pureed and made into a very good soup.



All of this. A trained monkey could roast veggies and they're better than veggies in any other form IMO


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TigerMyth36
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River Ridge
Member since Nov 2005
30363 posts

re: Help me with a grocery list please
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Short Grai Rice



You and the short grain.


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LouisianaLady
USA Fan
Baton Rouge, LA
Member since Mar 2009
62398 posts

re: Help me with a grocery list please
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What would you guys add to the list?



I don't know you personally or your life, but I'm in my early-mid 20s and I can't do a massive grocery trip like that. My life is far too in and out of the house, and even if I have the food at home, sometimes I simply don't eat it. If you rarely eat at home right now, I would start off only getting 2-3 days worth of food so you don't risk it going bad.


Oenophile Brah
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re: Help me with a grocery list please
I could have missed it but I didn't see cheese on that list.

Probably want some of that.


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GeauxPack81
California Fan
Member since Dec 2009
5387 posts

re: Help me with a grocery list please
Start by thinking of some things you would like to learn how to cook or know how to cook, then make your list using those ingredients. No need to make a master list of all those fruits vegetables and meats unless your going to eat them within the next few days. Otherwise youre wasting money when they go bad.

If I were you I would keep on your list the things that aren't likely to go bad soon and that you want. Then make your list based off of things you want to make the next few days. You can always just go to the store to pick up fresh things as you need them


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Stadium Rat
LSU Fan
Metairie
Member since Jul 2004
4832 posts

re: Help me with a grocery list please
garlic, fresh
garlic powder
celery
bell pepper
onions
ground beef
boneless skinless chicken breasts
pork loin from Sam's (cheap)
canned whole tomatoes
tomato sauce
tomato paste
chili powder
ground cumin
canned chipotle peppers in sauce
This post was edited on 11/5 at 7:11 pm


Stadium Rat
LSU Fan
Metairie
Member since Jul 2004
4832 posts

re: Help me with a grocery list please
Not asked for, but these are pretty essential tools to have:

5-6 quart dutch oven
10 or 12 inch cast iron skillet
3 quart saucepan
8 or 10 inch non-stick skillet for eggs/omelettes
13 x 9 baking dish
at least 2 half sheet pans with racks to fit

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Jambalaya Calculator Version 6.3

ETA:

Sorry, I had to add that.
This post was edited on 11/5 at 7:23 pm


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Btrtigerfan
LSU Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Dec 2007
7064 posts

re: Help me with a grocery list please
I've always though we should do a thread for simple meals and snacking. One that is fit for a small budget. Things like beans and rice, soups, and stews that make a few meals. Also some quick meals and snacks, like canned sauces, pastas, and rice dishes.



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NoraBora
New Orleans Pelicans Fan
Santa Monica
Member since Jul 2013
97 posts

re: Help me with a grocery list please
start smaller with the fresh stuff or it might go bad... put meat into quart ziplocs in the freezer so you can cook small meals at a time. other than that, solid list.


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