Do you order groceries?

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  1. Dec 1, 2014 #1

    moore2me

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    I have read that some of DIMMERS who do not have a car or are homebound order their groceries delivered. I made a little discovery this weekend that may help with ice cream.

    During Thanksgiving and Christmas, in my retail store dairy cooler, I find quarts or half gallons of liquid custard. This is usually used to make fast eggnog for parties (the liquor hasn't been added yet). The lovely blend is also pasteurized so you don't have to worry about the raw eggs and milk in it.

    This weekend I needed some vanilla ice cream and did not have any. I had the custard tho, so I poured a cup or so of it in plastic containers and let it freeze. After a couple of hours I had some really tasty vanilla ice cream. (Because it is not cranked, it has some ice crystals in it, but those are good too.)

    I don't see why you couldn't add chocolate or other flavorings to it as well.
     
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    A few years back I used to have milk and dairy delivery. The service expanded to include a full grocery catalog but it was getting very pricey.
     
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    I have a lot of heavy staples delivered but fresh produce, dairy, and meat, I pick up at the store.
     
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    For those who aren't homebound or know someone who loves to thrift shop and might keep their eyes open for you, ice cream makers are often found at thrift stores for 10-20 dollars. We've got three in my family. All thrift store finds, and I gave one to a coworker a couple .months ago. I just saw one again today.
     
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    I'm not homebound but I do get my groceries delivered. I'm waiting for a delivery right now! :)
     
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    I don't drive, so it's either go out shopping and then get a cab back, or order online and get them delivered and brought upstairs for me. I loooooove having them delivered first thing in the morning, so they're put away and done before it's time to get going.
     
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    I'd only order groceries online if I had no other options. I am weird about actually wanting to see and inspect my food before I bring it home.
     
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    Amen. It's hard enough to find decent veggies as it is; you pretty much have to know when the store gets its produce delivered and get there first. For staples, however, online ordering can work. I happen to like the coffee with chicory from Cafe du Monde in New Orleans, and it's easier and more convenient to order it online than to make the rounds of the local stores in hopes one of them will have it in stock.
     
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    Me, too....and I like price comparing brands side by side. I find comfort in going out food shopping.
     
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    The produce I get in my deliveries is of better quality than what's usually available in store. If I drove (I had 3 lessons 12 years ago and haven't had any more since) then it might be different. I'm all about convenience, and having someone else lug the shopping up the stairs definitely appeals.
     
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    I've been looking into my options for this service as my mobility is pretty precarious with the MS and groceries, bad balance and a flight of stairs don't mix well.
     
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    i know my brother orders some grocery items off amazon. many years ago i used to have schwan's deliver to the house. they sold ice cream but not milk. i think now you can order online including veg and they will deliver to the door.

    charlotte used to have a grocery service called lettuce carry. it went out of business and i don't think anything has replaced it. i think too many people here drive and there are too many local stores to make it viable in this market.
     
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    I used a site called Freshdirect.com and they'll be delivering on Thursday morning. I'll update when my groceries come.
     
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    I have, once in a while, ordered them from Amazon.com. Buying in bulk is sometimes cheaper than buying at the grocery store. However, I don't make a regular habit of it.
     
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    If you get groceries delivered, how much do you tip? A flat amount? A percentage?
     
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    Nothing. We don't tip here.
     
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    I have been using fresh direct for a few months. They are pricey but good quality. I like that I can get the option of having my meats vacuum sealed. Their sales are the real deals. They also carry a huge amount of organic products.

    SVS. I tip 5 bucks always makes them smile.
     
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    We also don't tip UPS drivers in my state.
     
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    I've been getting groceries delivered for years. I don't drive so it saves time, I have two and a half jobs. They bring it to me. I may have to look in to Freshdirect. :)
     
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    I really like them and have found their brand name products very good.
     
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