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Re: Midwest Cheap
« Reply #100 on: January 06, 2024, 09:03:25 AM »
You guys are trying hard so I'll give you a +6 on the cheap scale, but SD gets a +2 with only credit card hoarding.
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Re: Midwest Cheap
« Reply #101 on: January 06, 2024, 09:45:08 AM »
Is that where the mutt got their name?

From the grain crop, she was originally named Shiloh when I picked her up from the pound so it was an easy switch.

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Re: Midwest Cheap
« Reply #102 on: January 06, 2024, 12:54:19 PM »
I buy those big logs of hamburger meat and go home and vac seal into individual 1 lb bags. Everything sucks about it and the savings isn't enough to be impactful but I have to admit being to quickly thaw out a thin sheet of meat is also not that rewarding.
The real midwesterners either buy a side/quarter of beef OR just grind their own.  I’ve been eyeballing a kitchen-aid grinder for a while.

I don’t buy roast beef anymore.  I buy my own roast, make it, and use my deli-slicer to cut it thin.


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Re: Midwest Cheap
« Reply #103 on: April 01, 2024, 08:29:45 AM »


Got my hands on some this weekend. Enjoyable.

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Re: Midwest Cheap
« Reply #104 on: April 01, 2024, 11:26:55 AM »
I buy those big logs of hamburger meat and go home and vac seal into individual 1 lb bags. Everything sucks about it and the savings isn't enough to be impactful but I have to admit being to quickly thaw out a thin sheet of meat is also not that rewarding.
The real midwesterners either buy a side/quarter of beef OR just grind their own.  I’ve been eyeballing a kitchen-aid grinder for a while.

I don’t buy roast beef anymore.  I buy my own roast, make it, and use my deli-slicer to cut it thin.

I was thinking I might get one of those grinder attachments for a stand mixer. I recently ground some meat myself for the first time in the food processor and it turned out great. Makes me feel better about buying a bigger piece of meat and trimming it up knowing I can put the scraps to good use.

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Re: Midwest Cheap
« Reply #105 on: April 03, 2024, 09:52:58 AM »
I buy those big logs of hamburger meat and go home and vac seal into individual 1 lb bags. Everything sucks about it and the savings isn't enough to be impactful but I have to admit being to quickly thaw out a thin sheet of meat is also not that rewarding.
The real midwesterners either buy a side/quarter of beef OR just grind their own.  I’ve been eyeballing a kitchen-aid grinder for a while.

I don’t buy roast beef anymore.  I buy my own roast, make it, and use my deli-slicer to cut it thin.

I was thinking I might get one of those grinder attachments for a stand mixer. I recently ground some meat myself for the first time in the food processor and it turned out great. Makes me feel better about buying a bigger piece of meat and trimming it up knowing I can put the scraps to good use.
Yeah.  I spent a lot of time on butcher tiktok.  daydreaming about processing big old cuts of meat into steaks and roasts and grind really felt like i was becoming a real a midwestern man.


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Re: Midwest Cheap
« Reply #106 on: April 03, 2024, 02:20:53 PM »



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Re: Midwest Cheap
« Reply #107 on: April 03, 2024, 02:21:50 PM »



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true but with ground beef added.

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Re: Midwest Cheap
« Reply #108 on: April 03, 2024, 02:35:29 PM »



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true but with ground beef added.
That’s the fancy kind reserved for really special occasions.
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Re: Midwest Cheap
« Reply #109 on: April 03, 2024, 03:14:43 PM »
for super bowl sunday I went crazy and added chorizo to it

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Re: Midwest Cheap
« Reply #110 on: April 03, 2024, 03:37:16 PM »



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true but with ground beef added.
That’s the fancy kind reserved for really special occasions.
Can confirm. My first beefy nacho dip memory is the KSU vs Wyoming Copper Bowl game. We were the only household in our clan to have ESPN access and so a bunch of aunts and uncles and cousins came over to watch the Copper Bowl and eat beefy nacho dip at our house.

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Re: Midwest Cheap
« Reply #111 on: April 03, 2024, 09:08:59 PM »
for super bowl sunday I went crazy and added chorizo to it
That honestly sounds amazing


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Re: Midwest Cheap
« Reply #112 on: April 03, 2024, 09:28:28 PM »
I love chorizo and queso but the times I've tried them together, something was off, idk

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Re: Midwest Cheap
« Reply #113 on: April 03, 2024, 09:42:54 PM »
I love chorizo and queso but the times I've tried them together, something was off, idk

It’s probably because you’re midwest cheap. You need to get to the places with the good stuff.

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Re: Midwest Cheap
« Reply #114 on: April 03, 2024, 11:05:01 PM »
Rotel is rough ridin' disgusting, there, I said it.
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Re: Midwest Cheap
« Reply #115 on: April 04, 2024, 03:22:46 PM »
I still always get CCQ as an app and a side CCQ with my sammich at Rockabelly. Pretty sure they use cream of mushroom or something like that for theirs.

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Re: Midwest Cheap
« Reply #116 on: April 04, 2024, 04:46:35 PM »
I still always get CCQ as an app and a side CCQ with my sammich at Rockabelly. Pretty sure they use cream of mushroom or something like that for theirs.

Chips and CCQ is def pro move at RAB.

I'm more the hummus app guy.

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Re: Midwest Cheap
« Reply #117 on: April 04, 2024, 09:49:14 PM »
Rotel is rough ridin' disgusting, there, I said it.
i put it in the mini food processor and chop it up until there’s no chunks left, just tiny baby tint little microscopic pieces


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Re: Midwest Cheap
« Reply #118 on: April 05, 2024, 12:11:31 AM »
Rotel is rough ridin' disgusting, there, I said it.
i put it in the mini food processor and chop it up until there’s no chunks left, just tiny baby tint little microscopic pieces
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Re: Midwest Cheap
« Reply #119 on: April 05, 2024, 12:50:00 AM »
^^couple of Batemans posting, up this way.

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Re: Midwest Cheap
« Reply #120 on: April 05, 2024, 07:42:42 AM »
I've totally been there too, you know? Scouring the aisles or browsing online for the best deals gives you this rush, like you're beating the system or something. And when you finally land that bargain, it's like a mini celebration.

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Re: Midwest Cheap
« Reply #121 on: April 05, 2024, 08:15:15 AM »
I used to buy gallon jugs of Milo Ice Tea at the grocery store for like $4 but then i realized I could make own at home for like 40cents.

Boil some water, put a tea bag in, then pour it in an old Milos gallon jug.

I reckon I will save maybe $150 this year!

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