Supermarket of the Future

You may not recognize it but supermarkets have changed quite a bit in the last 50 years. Just think about it, 50 years ago the stores were much smaller, had very limited selections, probably had little to no “ethnic” items, had only a small variety of fruits and vegetables (whatever was in season).

What about 50 years from now? The Fiscal times took a crack at identifying what the supermarket of the future will look like. They explore two concepts: rotational products based on rotated availability and products with limited or even no packaging. I’m not sure I agree that either idea will be in place in 50 years, but it is interesting to think about.

Take a look at the article here.

Mushroom ‘n’ Steak Stroganoff Recipe

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Good thing we don’t have to fifty years for this dish.

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Buy pre-sliced beef strips to make this easy dish even easier.

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Flour the beef.

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Make the sauce.

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In the slow cooker.

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So much flavor.

Mushroom ‘n’ Steak Stroganoff

Prep Time: 15 min | Cook Time: 375 min


2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1/2 teaspoon pepper
1/4 teaspoon paprika
1-3/4 pounds beef top round steak, cut into 1-1/2-inch strips
1 can (10-3/4 ounces) condensed cream of mushroom soup, undiluted
1/2 cup water
1/4 cup Lipton onion mushroom soup mix
2 jars (4-1/2 ounces each) sliced mushrooms, drained
1/2 cup sour cream
1 tablespoon minced fresh parsley
Hot cooked egg noodles, optional


1. In a large resealable plastic bag, combine the flour, garlic powder, pepper and paprika. Add beef strips and shake to coat.

2. Transfer to a 3-qt. slow cooker. Combine the soup, water and soup mix; pour over beef. Cover and cook on low for 6-7 hours or until meat is tender.

3. Stir in the mushrooms, sour cream, and parsley. Cover and cook 15 minutes longer or until sauce is thickened. Serve with noodles if desired. Yield: 6 servings.

Nutritional Info: 1 cup equals 281 calories, 11 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 90 mg cholesterol, 853 mg sodium, 11 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 32 g protein.


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Categories: Beef 2, Main Dish 3, Recipes, Russian, Slow Cooker

Author:The Ranting Chef

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One Comment on “Supermarket of the Future”

  1. November 27, 2015 at 11:14 am #

    In other words, the supermarket in 50 years might look a little more like the one 50 years ago. I remember when supermarkets were small enough you could find everything you wanted without walking a marathon through junk food and food supplement aisles. If they just get rid of the junk food, the food supplements won’t be necessary. Neither that nor the medicinals to cure you from junk food OD.


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