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I just did a grocery run this morning and the frozen pizza section looked like it had been attacked by a flock of hungry badgers. Almost everything else was somewhat reasonably stocked, but frozen pizza is the first hot item this lockdown.
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Everything was looking well stocked on Sunday morning when I went. We'll see what it's like next Sunday.

I haven't really dipped into my stocks from last time, although I've rotating through the frozen meats (using old stuff, then buying more to freeze).
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Thursday afternoons are my grocery day. Tomorrow I'm going to plan menus for two weeks, since the following Thurs. is a holiday and I won't want to shop at all during that week. I made two-week runs a few times at the start of the pandemic to minimize my grocery trips, and it worked out OK. There are only a few fresh things that won't keep for two weeks (e.g., mushrooms for pizza). If I center it around casseroles and soups, I only have to cook every 2-3 days.

I maintained my hoard of paper and dry goods throughout the summer, so I don't need to restock anything in bulk. I'm good for at least a month on everything.
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I have to go out Thanksgiving Day if the store is open. A local food store has a deli and they rotate what they sell each day. Thursdays is chicken & dressing. I want some dressing. But this Thursday is too early. So Im hoping they are open and have some Thanksgiving Day. Im worried how many might be there too. But me and my wife used to drive to the mall for Thanksgiving dinner and I dont recall it being bad. So maybe a local food store will be ok.
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I did my grocery trip today and saw that toilet-paper rationing was back in place: one package per customer (so naturally the largest packs were sold out).

This was surprising since I heard that the toilet-paper issues of March and April were due not to actual shortages but to separate supply chains (one for the home bathroom market, one for businesses). I thought they had worked it out in the meantime.

Maybe there has just been runs on TP since the COVID numbers got worse again.

I'd hate to be strained on toilet paper. Fortunately we've bought ahead, so you could say we're pretty... flush.
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Smoove_B wrote: Wed Nov 18, 2020 2:36 pm
Z-Corn wrote: Wed Nov 18, 2020 2:29 pmI should have bought a still though.
Figure out something soon. Everyone should have a hobby to carry them until March.
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Z-Corn wrote: Wed Nov 18, 2020 7:15 pmHa! Trust...plans are moving forward for a new hobby. Gonna get my worm bin up and running again too in anticipation of next year's Victory Over Covid Garden. That'll totally be a thing next year, right? RIGHT?
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Today's 2-week grocery run was nominal. Took a long time, but that's because the damned store reorganized and things are in weird places. The only strikeouts were wax paper (again) and parchment paper...and they have imposed limits on paper towel and bog roll. I noticed enormous freezer cases of turkeys. As a turkey apostate, IDK if that means they aren't selling as many as they expected, or if most people just haven't bought theirs yet.
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what the christ do people use so many paper towels for? there are such things as washable dish cloths, kitchen towels and regular old rags, seriously.
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hitbyambulance wrote: Fri Nov 20, 2020 12:07 am what the christ do people use so many paper towels for? there are such things as washable dish cloths, kitchen towels and regular old rags, seriously.
I should introduce you to Wife. I'm just thrilled when she wipes up anything.

A package of paper towels would last me 6 months. Well, maybe 3, since they're also Polish napkins.
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hitbyambulance wrote: Fri Nov 20, 2020 12:07 am what the christ do people use so many paper towels for? there are such things as washable dish cloths, kitchen towels and regular old rags, seriously.
Less sanitary. We go through a six pack a week...probably would use less if I splurged on higher quality. The shitty stuff takes larger wads to clean up spills. They also double as napkins, snot rags, and, just a few minutes ago, dog vomit remover.

We have kitchen towels hanging on the oven door handle...somehow they go from too pristine to soil to untouchably nasty without my ever using them.
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bucket of cloth rags - use each one once, and they go into the washing machine
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hitbyambulance wrote: Fri Nov 20, 2020 3:17 pm bucket of cloth rags - use each one once, and they go into the washing machine
Yeah, we keep a roll of paper towels in the trunk of the car for spills and emergency windshield cleaning. Never use them in the house.
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You people with your washing machines and your space to keep buckets of things and your not having to drive across town to the redneck laundromat!
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or just, you know, a few of these
One Swedish Dishcloth replaces 17 rolls of paper towels. They absorb 20x their weight and are far more hygienic than a sponge and won’t crumble or pill. They air dry quickly, so it doesn’t breed bacteria or smell.
and at the end of their usable life they can be composted. i have a few and they're great
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They have a display of those right as you walk into Menards. Can't get past the "Sham."
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Went to the store today. Everything seems to be in stock, including eggs, TP and paper towels.
Of course this is one of the days they get restocked.
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Paper towels and toilet paper:

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I imagine you use those plastic cups similarly to how you use three seashells?
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wonderpug wrote: Tue Nov 24, 2020 2:43 pm I imagine you use those plastic cups similarly to how you use three seashells?
You mean the miniature bedpans?
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