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    I'm not so much worried about not being able to get food because of stock, but because of prices. I still see them going up bit-by-bit every week and trying to keep the same weekly food budget gets me less and less actual food. I'm still trying to buy sales when I see them on things we actually use.
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    Thatís expensive TP!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Teacher Terry View Post
    That’s expensive TP!
    Well, I looked up Scott TP on Amazon and it was about $1/roll. WGAC is about $1.25 a roll. I am willing to pay a slight premium for socially-conscious businesses (they have given over 1M to sanitation in developing countries. Plus I LOVE walking into my bathroom and seeing the TP that says "Who Gives A Crap"? It makes me smile.
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    The wasteless thing I learned today (from aforementioned book) is how to freeze and use avocados. It will be interesting to see how they turn out. I got 2 in the CSA package and already had 2 ripe ready to use.

    As mentioned previously, I am stocking up. I believe in erring on the side of caution. If I don't have enough, I may not be able to do much about it later. Although, I do usually stock up more with the onset of winter in case we can't get out. I may not want to get out if the flu or virus is in full swing later????

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    Quote Originally Posted by frugal-one View Post
    The wasteless thing I learned today (from aforementioned book) is how to freeze and use avocados. It will be interesting to see how they turn out. I got 2 in the CSA package and already had 2 ripe ready to use.

    As mentioned previously, I am stocking up. I believe in erring on the side of caution. If I don't have enough, I may not be able to do much about it later. Although, I do usually stock up more with the onset of winter in case we can't get out. I may not want to get out if the flu or virus is in full swing later????
    Hunh, they don’t turn brown? If I knew they wouldn’t turn brown I would buy avocados and freeze them I like to have them periodically but you have to plan ahead for them and then get them when they’re almost ripe and then use them within two days.

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    I have given up on avocados as I am not good at guessing when to open them up. Now I just buy guacamole.

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    Currently, I am in a situation that I never experienced before. I sort of have roommates, that are not siblings, yet most of the time, I am here by myself. (brother of my late boss, and his tenant/caretaker)
    Also, I have a pantry/freezer, etc. that are pretty full, that I have been told to use from, but can't, as it still just seems wrong to me. I went to a couple grocery stores today, picking things up, like I used to do when I would house sit. Now that they are gone, even though the family asked me to stay here (pet sit, keep it from being broken into, etc), I still feel that it is better if the food would go bad, then using/taking/stealing it.
    Not sure there is a good solution for this one.

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    That is a different situation, TMS, and hard to sort out what to do. Will the pantry and freezer be simply dumped at some point in the next year? I am not being nosy but recognizing that shelf-life of most foods. Would that approach help?
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    TmS, in your circumstance, I would start using the food that's there. If someone were doing me the favor of house-sitting and I was not going to be around for quite a while, I'd much rather they enjoyed what was there to eat rather than throw it out, uneaten, because it was spoiled or short of inedible. I think good manners dictates not going for the filet mignon and petits four first (unless they're about to go south) but if the family told you that you could eat out of the pantry and freezer, I'm sure they expected you to do so (or they would not have mentioned it at all). Are your roommates eating from the pantry and freezer?
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    I agree with Steve. Use it, enjoy it, and just remember when the opportunity arises for you to do something nice in return - maybe not right away, but eventually.
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