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How much did it cost in Morris County, New Jersey?
a survey of retail prices advertised in the Daily Record, July 1-15, 1993

Automobiles
New
Chevrolet, Lumina, 12,599.00
Geo, Storm, sport coupe, 9,963.00
Oldsmobile, Royale 88, special edition, 18,995.00
Used
1990, Ford, Mercury, Topaz, 5,990.00
1988, Honda, Accord, 9,950.00
1984, Chrysler, Le Baron, 2,984.00

Clothing
Boy's tees and shorts, 5.25-18.00/each
Junior's shorts, denim, 9.99-19.99/pair
Men's coat, sport, silk, 70.00/each
Men's shirt, Christopher Hayes, dress, 11.40-14.60/each
Men's shirt, golf, 15.99-25.00/each
Men's slacks, 19.99-25.00/pair
Men's suit, Today's Man, 199.00-400.00/each
Women's shirt, tee, Macy's, 8.99-15.00/each
Women's shoes, Macy's, 9.99-134.00/pair
Women's suit, 83.99-199.99/each
Women's sundresses, 19.99/each

Food & beverages
Apples, Red Delicious, Washington State, .99/lb
Bacon, Wilson, 1.19/lb
Beef, chuck steak, 1.20/lb
Blueberries, fresh, .99/pint
Bread, County Hearth, .79/22 oz loaf
Butter, .64/8 oz container
Cake mix, Pillsbury Plus, .79/18 oz box
Cheese, Swiss, 2.99/lb
Cherries, Bing, .99/lb
Chicken, Country Pride, tender cuts, 3.99/lb
Coffee, Savarin, .99/13 oz can
Cucumbers, .99/3
Crackers, Ritz, 1.99/16 oz box
Fish, Chicken of the Sea, tuna, .89/6.5 oz can
Frankfurter rolls, Food Town, .68/8 pack
Frankfurters, Ball Park, 1.49/lb
Ice cream, Turkey Hill, 1.99/half gallon
Juice, Minute Maid, fruit drink, .89/64 oz carton
Ketchup, Heinz, 2.99/78 oz bottle
Lettuce, Romaine, .79/lb
Macaroni, Albadoro, 1.00/three 16 oz pkgs
Mayonnaise, Hellman's, .99/quart jar
Nectarines, .99/lb
Pizza, Domino's, large, up to two toppings, 9.99/each, delivered
Preserves, Smuckers, grape jelly or jam, .79/2 lb jar
Soda, Coca Cola, classic, .99/2 litre bottle
Tomatoes, Jersey Fresh, 1.20/lb
Yogurt, La Yogurt, 1.00/four 6 oz containers

Furniture
Bedroom set, oak, 6 pieces, 1,499.00/set
Chair, Stratford's Blue Tone-on-Tone, recliner, 249.99/each
Clock, grandfather, Howard Miller, 80" high, cherry, 899.00/each
Dining room set, maple, 6 pieces, 2,499.00/set
Futon, 239.00-279.00/each
Home office suite, Huffman Koos, oak, 6 piece, 2,499.00-4,099.00/set
Living room suite, 2 piece, 1,298.00/set
Mattress, Sealy, Brittany, twin size, 18.00/each
Rug, DuPont, Stainmaster, 1.22/square yard
Sofa, Eldred Wheeler, Chippendale, 995.00-1,932.00

Garden & lawn equipment
Annual flowers, 1.99/6" pot
Grill, Sunbeam, gas, 134.99/each
Hedge trimmers, Black & Decker, 15.59-129.00/each
Insecticide, Spectracide, Lawn & Garden, 6.68/10 lb bag
Lawn mower, Black & Decker, 77.99-249.99/each

Household goods
Air conditioner, 5000 BTU, 199.98/each
Clothes washer, GE, heavy duty, 184.00/each
Dish detergent, Dawn, .99-1.49/22 oz bottle
Laundry detergent, Wisk, 2.99/72 oz bottle
Light bulbs, Philips, soft white, .75/4 pack
Paint, MooreGlow, House & Trim, latex, 17.99/gallon
Paper cups, Sweetheart, .99-1.69/100 count pack
Range, Magic Chef, 30", self cleaning, gas, 213.00/each
Refrigerator, Frigidaire, 21 cu ft, 271.00/each
Towels, beach, 3.59-11.99/each
Water cooler, 149.00-245.00/each

Personal care & health
Aspirin, Bayer, 3.84/100 count bottle
Deodorant, Dry Idea, roll-on, 2.69/2.5 oz container
Mouthwash, Scope, 2.49/bottle
Shampoo, Pantene Pro-V, 6.49/28 oz pump
Tissues, Mardi Gras, .49/100 count box
Toilet paper, Cottonelle, 1.49/6 rolls
Toothpaste, Crest, 1.99/6 oz tube
Vitamins, Centrum, 7.84/130 count pkg

Real estate
Houses for sale
Montville, 3 bedroom, colonial, 199,900.00
Morristown, 3 bedroom, 165,000.00
Rockaway Boro, 3 bedroom, 224,900.00
Houses for rent
Boonton, 3 bedroom 1,000.00/month
Chatham Twp, 3-4 bedroom, 1,350.00/month
Dover, duplex, 900.00/month
Apartments & rooms
Boonton, 1 bedroom, 875.00/month
Parsippany, Knoll Gardens, 630.00/month

Recreation & amusements
Camcorder, RCA, 8mm, 499.00/each
Concert, New Philharmonic of New Jersey, 17.00-20.00/ticket
Dinner, Charlie Brown's, New York Sirloin 10 oz, 10.45/person
Dinner theatre, Llewellyn Farms Restaurant [Morris Plains, NJ], 33.00/person
Hotel room, Sheraton Tara [Parsippany NJ], 79.50/includes breakfast buffet
Native American Pow Wow, Matarazzo Farms [Belvidere NJ], 6.00/adult; 5.50/seniors; 4.00/children
Radio, Walkman, 29.98/each
Swimming pool, Intex, inflatable, 39.99/each
Telephone, Radio Shack, cordless, 69.00-109.95/each
Television, Magnavox, color, 35", 329.00/each
VCR, Fisher, 4 head, stereo, 269.98-329.98/each
Videocassettes, Sony, blank, 8.99/3 pack
Water gun, Laramie, Super Soaker 200, 29.99/each


How much did it cost to stock Thanksgiving tables in 1993?
These prices were advertised in The Daily Record [Morris County, New Jersey] & Star Ledger [Newark, NJ], November 23-28, 1993.
Meat, fowl & fish
Bacon, Shop Rite, .99/lb
Beef, roast, 1.59/lb
Chicken, whole, .79/lb
Cornish Hens, Tyson 1.89/lb
Ham, Deitz & Watson, 2.29/lb
Lamb, leg, 1.99/lb
oysters, 2.99/8 oz pkg
Sausage, Jones, .84/8 oz pkg
Shrimp, large, 6.99/lb
Turkey, .59/lb

Vegetables
Broccoli, frozen, .99/20 oz bag
Carrots, .89/two l lb bags
Celery, Dole, .99/sleeve
Onions, 1.69/3 lb bag
Peas, Green Giant, frozen, .99/10 oz pkg
Pickles, B&G Dill, 3.00/two 32 oz jars
Potatoes, 1.49/5 lb bag
Squash, acorn, .59 cents/lb
Sweet potatoes, .99/lb
Tomatoes, Redpack, 69 cents/28 oz can
Turnips, yellow, .29/lb
Yams, canned, .89/40 oz

Fruits & nuts
Apples, Delicious, .99/lb
Chestnuts, 2.49/lb
Cranberries, 2.49/lb
Cranberry sauce, Ocean Spray, .69/lb can
Grapefruit, .99 cents/4
Grapes, Emperor, .99/lb
Oranges, Florida, .99/5
Pears, Anjou, .99/lb
Pineapple, Libby's, 69 cents/20 oz can

Dairy, eggs & cheese
Butter, Breakstone, 89 cents/8 oz
Cheese, cream, .99/8 oz container
Cheese, Muenster, 3.99/lb
Cream, sour, Light n' Lively, 84 cents/lb container
Eggs, 69 cents/dozen
Margarine, Fleischmann, .99/lb
Milk, Skim, 2.09/gallon

Desserts
Cookies, Peek Freans, .99/7 oz box
Pie, Mince, 8", 2.99/each
Pie, Mrs. Smith's, forzen, 2.49/10" pie
Pie shells, Pet, .99/10 oz pkg
Stollen, fruit, 2.99/each

Baking, cereals, spices & condiments
Chocolate chips, Hershey, 1.99/24 oz bag
Shortening, 1.99/3 lb can
Stuffing bread, .79/lb loaf
Sugar, Domino .69/lb

Beverages
Champagne, Andre, 2.59/750 ml
Cider, 2.99/gallon
Coffee, Eight O'Clock, 99 cents/12 oz bag
Ginger ale, Schwepps, 99 cents/2 liter bottle
Juice, Minute Maid, orange, 1.50/64 oz carton
Juice, Ocean Spray, cranberry, 2.69/gallon
Juice, Tropicana, orange, 1.99/gallon

"Delicious Ways to Use Leftover Turkey
We never seem to have enough turkey. Already cooked after the Thanksgiving feast, it is a perfect low-fat addition to sandwiches, pizza, stir-fries, almost everything...
Turkey Tortilla Pizzas
1 tsp. ground cumin
1 tsp. garlic powder
1 tsp. chili powder
1 tsp. dried oregano
1/4 tsp. cayenne pepper
2 cups cooked turkey breast meat, cut into julienne strips
5 T. olive oil
1 red pepper, seeded and cut into thin julienne strip
1 yellow pepper, seeded and cut into thin julienne strips
1 medium onion, cut into crescent slivers
8 8-oz flour tortillas
1/2 lb. shredded smoked cheddar or regular cheddar cheese
4 plum tomatoes, seeded and chopped
1/4 cup minced fresh cilantro
Combine all of the dried herbs and spices, tossing to blend. Toss the herbs with the strips of turkey and drizzle with 1 tablespoon of the olive oil. Set aside. Heat 2 tablespoons of the olive oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat. Add the pepper strips and onion and saute until softened--5-6 minutes. Add the turkey mixture and saute another 2 minutes. remove from heat and set aside. When ready to assemble the pizzas, preheat the oven to 375 degrees. Brush the tortillas lightly on one side with the remaining olive oil. Place the tortillas, oil-side up, on baking sheets and cook in the oven until just beginning to crisp--about 5 minutes. remove the tortillas from the oven and sprinkle each with some of the grated cheddar to cover the surface slightly all over. Divide the turkey-vegetable mixture evenly among the pizzas. Sprinkle the top of each with some of the diced tomatoes and cilantro. Bake the pizzas until the cheese has melted and the tops are beginning to brown lightly--about 10 minutes. Cut each pizza into 6 wedges and serve at once. (Makes 3 dozen wedges)."
---Ruth Eames, Daily Record, November 24, 1993 (p. B3)

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