Page 35 of 42 FirstFirst ... 253334353637 ... LastLast
Results 341 to 350 of 418

Thread: New Poll shows Tea party more popular than Republican Party

  1. #341
    Sage
    disneydude's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    Los Angeles
    Last Seen
    Today @ 04:07 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Liberal
    Posts
    25,145

    Re: New Poll shows Tea party more popular than Republican Party

    Quote Originally Posted by jackalope View Post
    So, you are spending $20 - $23 per day on groceries (presumably including more than just food). And, how many people is that for? I'm assuming you're willing to concede, then, that you can make a meal for three kids - a healthy meal - for less than $10?
    I stand by my original estimate for dinner....I think if you are truly preparing a nutrious meal you are going to spend that amount, give or take a dollar or two.

    I spend about $150/week on groceries. I would say that about 100 of that is for food, the other for other products. That would be about $15 a day for food. I generally make dinner.....use the left overs for lunches, so lunch generally doesn't cost a whole lot, just for drinks, fruit, snack. Breakfast usually consists of either cereal or eggs (which I get from our chickens)....sometimes Bacon, potatoes, so again...not a whole lot. If I were to guesstimate, I would say I spend on average of $2-3 on breakfast, a couple dollars on lunches and about $10 on dinner.

    And just to be clear....I'm not saying that you ALWAYS have to spend $10 for a healthy dinner....I'm certain that you can sometimes do it for $8...and sometimes its going to cost you $12....the $10 figure I use is based on averages..and I still contend that to feed a family with 3 kids...its going to be in that neighborhood.
    Last edited by disneydude; 12-11-09 at 01:22 PM.
    <font size=5><b>Its been several weeks since the Vegas shooting.  Its it still "Too Early" or can we start having the conversation about finally doing something about these mass shootings???​</b></font>

  2. #342
    You kids get off my lawn!
    Glinda's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Last Seen
    06-11-11 @ 02:01 AM
    Lean
    Undisclosed
    Posts
    1,716

    Re: New Poll shows Tea party more popular than Republican Party

    Quote Originally Posted by Reverend_Hellh0und View Post


    This is the Big Green egg, a lump charcoal, ceramic cooker/smoker... It is an hierloom.... can sear a steak at 1000 degrees, or smokes at 225 degrees for 24 hrs, on one bowl of charcoal, in a blizzard....


    It is bbq enlightenment.
    Ah, the ceramic cooker. I have a precursor of the BGE - a Kamado, from the 60s. It's smaller, and orange. And awesome.

  3. #343
    Sage
    jackalope's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Last Seen
    08-08-14 @ 01:54 PM
    Lean
    Liberal
    Posts
    6,494

    Re: New Poll shows Tea party more popular than Republican Party

    Quote Originally Posted by Gill View Post
    Or you could buy a bag of salad mix for $2. and cook a chicken breast ($1.) and serve a healthy meal.

    Serve water with it and you have a low-cost healthy meal.

    It does take a little effort and you have to actually control what your kids eat instead of just giving them what they want to shut them up.
    Quote Originally Posted by jackalope View Post
    That may be healthy food, but it doesn't come near approaching the necessary caloric content for a meal, regardless of whether it's healthy, or unhealthy.


    Calories in Salad Bag - Lettuce, Carrots & Cabbage
    Nutrition Facts
    Generic - Salad Bag - Lettuce, Carrots & Cabbage

    1. Servings:

    Calories 20 Sodium 0 mg
    Total Fat 0 g Potassium 0 mg
    Saturated 0 g Total Carbs 0 g
    Polyunsaturated 0 g Dietary Fiber 0 g
    Monounsaturated 0 g Sugars 0 g
    Trans 0 g Protein 0 g
    Cholesterol 0 mg
    Vitamin A 0% Calcium 0%
    Vitamin C 0% Iron 0%

    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

    Calories in Salad Bag - Lettuce, Carrots & Cabbage - Calories and Nutrition Facts


    Calories in Chicken Baked Chicken Breast
    Nutrition Facts
    Chicken - Baked Chicken Breast

    1. Servings:

    Calories 284 Sodium 128 mg
    Total Fat 6 g Potassium 0 mg
    Saturated 2 g Total Carbs 0 g
    Polyunsaturated 1 g Dietary Fiber 0 g
    Monounsaturated 2 g Sugars 0 g
    Trans 0 g Protein 43 g
    Cholesterol 146 mg
    Vitamin A 0% Calcium 1%
    Vitamin C 0% Iron 5%

    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
    Search our food database by name:

    Calories in Chicken Baked Chicken Breast - Calories and Nutrition Facts
    Quote Originally Posted by Gill View Post
    Well damn.... guess me and a few million others don't eat healthy meals several times a week when we have a chicken salad for lunch or dinner.....

    Maybe you should have looked here. A REAL homemade grilled chicken salad has plenty of calories for one meal, maybe too many.

    Guess we should all be eating a Big Mac, fries, and a super sized soft drink... right?? I'm sure it has 2,000 calories.

    You need to let the Mayo Clinic know they are serving unhealthy meals.
    Quote Originally Posted by jackalope View Post
    That's nice, but not at all what you said. You said you'd buy a bag of salad greens and a chicken breast and make a meal for three kids. Which is NOT calorically sufficient for a meal.
    Quote Originally Posted by Gill View Post
    Really, what were the ingredients posted in the links?? The link listing calories didn't list all of the ingredients.

    Do you think a bag of salad mix, either an iceberg lettuce mix or a romaine caesar mix costs more than $2? A five pound bag of chicken breasts costs $6. Normal serving size of chicken in a salad is 4 oz. Salad dressing is $1.50 a bottle.

    Yep, can easily make a good grilled chicken salad for three for $3.

    No, you can't. This isn't a matter of opinion - it's fact. Demonstrate that one dollar's worth of chicken breast, and a bag of salad greens will make a calorically sufficient healthy meal for three people.

  4. #344
    Sage
    jackalope's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Last Seen
    08-08-14 @ 01:54 PM
    Lean
    Liberal
    Posts
    6,494

    Re: New Poll shows Tea party more popular than Republican Party

    Quote Originally Posted by disneydude View Post
    I stand by my original estimate for dinner....I think if you are truly preparing a nutrious meal you are going to spend that amount, give or take a dollar or two.

    I spend about $150/week on groceries. I would say that about 100 of that is for food, the other for other products. That would be about $15 a day for food. I generally make dinner.....use the left overs for lunches, so lunch generally doesn't cost a whole lot, just for drinks, fruit, snack. Breakfast usually consists of either cereal or eggs (which I get from our chickens)....sometimes Bacon, potatoes, so again...not a whole lot. If I were to guesstimate, I would say I spend on average of $2-3 on breakfast, a couple dollars on lunches and about $10 on dinner.

    You never said how many people, and I stand by my original estimate that it's quite easy to make meals for three kids for under $10.

    Right now, in my supermarket flyer, prices as advertised are:

    Chicken thighs, $1.49/lb
    (3 lbs pack, or larger) -
    $4.47
    Farm stand baby cut carrots,
    1 lb bag - $
    1.69
    subtotal -
    $6.16

    add bag of brown rice -
    $3.49
    gallon of milk -
    $3.29

    total -
    $12.94

    divided by two nights - $6.47/meal

    And, most importantly, I will have leftovers, even after feeding three kids for two nights.

  5. #345
    Student 75Greeno's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Last Seen
    06-19-13 @ 12:11 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Conservative
    Posts
    266

    Re: New Poll shows Tea party more popular than Republican Party

    the whole tea party thing is rebulican










    Click Me Please

  6. #346
    Banned
    Join Date
    Oct 2009
    Last Seen
    07-23-12 @ 03:52 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Private
    Posts
    6,763
    Blog Entries
    2

    Re: New Poll shows Tea party more popular than Republican Party

    Quote Originally Posted by Reverend_Hellh0und View Post
    This:



    Yep, my Dad has a Big Green Egg. He loves it! What's the digital meter at the bottom of the Egg?

  7. #347
    Sage
    jackalope's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Last Seen
    08-08-14 @ 01:54 PM
    Lean
    Liberal
    Posts
    6,494

    Re: New Poll shows Tea party more popular than Republican Party

    Quote Originally Posted by 75Greeno View Post
    the whole tea party thing is rebulican
    The teapartiers were pretty adamant that they were completely separate from the Republican Party. Up until this poll was released that is, now they are changing their mind and saying, no we are not really separate from the Republican party .

  8. #348
    Sage
    disneydude's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    Los Angeles
    Last Seen
    Today @ 04:07 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Liberal
    Posts
    25,145

    Re: New Poll shows Tea party more popular than Republican Party

    Quote Originally Posted by jackalope View Post
    You never said how many people, and I stand by my original estimate that it's quite easy to make meals for three kids for under $10.


    divided by two nights - $6.47/meal

    And, most importantly, I will have leftovers, even after feeding three kids for two nights.

    BTW - 5 people - 3 adults, 2 kids.

    I appreciate your example, but I do try to not serve the same thing for two nights. In fact, I try not to serve "left-overs" except as lunches. That's not to say that sometimes, I will cook a Roast and then serve BBQ sandwiches for dinner the next night....or take Chicken and then make Chicken Enchiladas or something like that.

    Again....yes...there are going to be meals that you can make that are under the $10 price point that I listed...but night after night after night....I still say that you are going to "average" be in the $10 range.

    (Also...if I'm being honest....I'm not sure that 3lbs of chicken and 1 pound of carrots is going to make 2 meals at my house)
    Last edited by disneydude; 12-11-09 at 01:56 PM.
    <font size=5><b>Its been several weeks since the Vegas shooting.  Its it still "Too Early" or can we start having the conversation about finally doing something about these mass shootings???​</b></font>

  9. #349
    Sage
    jackalope's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2009
    Last Seen
    08-08-14 @ 01:54 PM
    Lean
    Liberal
    Posts
    6,494

    Re: New Poll shows Tea party more popular than Republican Party

    Quote Originally Posted by disneydude View Post
    BTW - 5 people - 3 adults, 2 kids.

    I appreciate your example, but I do try to not serve the same thing for two nights. In fact, I try not to serve "left-overs" except as lunches. That's not to say that sometimes, I will cook a Roast and then serve BBQ sandwiches for dinner the next night....or take Chicken and then make Chicken Enchiladas or something like that.

    Again....yes...there are going to be meals that you can make that are under the $10 price point that I listed...but night after night after night....I still say that you are going to "average" be in the $10 range.

    Average for two adults, and three kids, or for three kids? Cuz that is a big difference (first of all, kids require less food, unless they're teenagers, and secondly, even with a straight division, you are now talking about $2/per person per meal, instead of $3.33 - almost a 67% difference).

    And, no need to eat the same thing two nights in a row, freeze half the chicken. The rice will keep in the pantry, the milk obviously can be used for lunches and breakfasts or other dinners, and the carrots can be part of another meal, or part of healthy snacks.


    ps, Re: your edit - You're right, three pounds of chicken won't be enough for two meals each for five people, I was going by the three kids example you were talking about earlier in the thread. For five, add another pound or two of chicken (depending on appetite), which will add another $0.75 (for one lb), or $1.50 (for 2 lbs) per meal, and you will have enough for two meals for five. The carrots, rice, and milk are all enough for a second meal for five people, including two adults.

    Edit again - maybe a second bag of carrots. If your family are good with their veggies .
    Last edited by jackalope; 12-11-09 at 02:03 PM.

  10. #350
    Sage
    disneydude's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Location
    Los Angeles
    Last Seen
    Today @ 04:07 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Liberal
    Posts
    25,145

    Re: New Poll shows Tea party more popular than Republican Party

    Quote Originally Posted by jackalope View Post
    Average for two adults, and three kids, or for three kids? Cuz that is a big difference (first of all, kids require less food, unless they're teenagers, and secondly, even with a straight division, you are now talking about $2/per person per meal, instead of $3.33 - almost a 67% difference).

    And, no need to eat the same thing two nights in a row, freeze half the chicken. The rice will keep in the pantry, the milk obviously can be used for lunches and breakfasts or other dinners, and the carrots can be part of another meal, or part of healthy snacks.


    ps, Re: your edit - You're right, three pounds of chicken won't be enough for two meals each for five people, I was going by the three kids example you were talking about earlier in the thread. For five, add another pound or two of chicken (depending on appetite), which will add another $0.75 (for one lb), or $1.50 (for 2 lbs) per meal, and you will have enough for two meals for five. The carrots, rice, and milk are all enough for a second meal for five people, including two adults.

    Agreed....

    (BTW----In my example, I said 3 adults...2 kids....because in terms of eating I lump a teenager in as an adult in the amount of food category)....
    <font size=5><b>Its been several weeks since the Vegas shooting.  Its it still "Too Early" or can we start having the conversation about finally doing something about these mass shootings???​</b></font>

Page 35 of 42 FirstFirst ... 253334353637 ... LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •