Monday, March 19, 2018
Sunday, March 18, 2018
After a simple breakfast, as far as Sunday breakfasts go (I had Raisin English muffins, coffee; DS #2 had cold cereal, hardboiled eggs, cocoa), I turned my attention to what we'll be having for lunch. While sandwiches are always an option, I always turn to leftovers, especially on days when more than one of us are home for lunch.
Friday, March 16, 2018
Choice of coconut cream pudding (and yes, it's yummy!) or raspberry jello for dessert seekers.
A few weeks back, I got a post card advising me that due to improper claim submission, the rebate will not be honored. Luckily, there was a phone number to call. I called asked what the issue was as I checked and triple checked that all was done right (especially annoyed as I didn't have a working printer at wthe time and had to drive down town to the city library to handle this). He stated that the UPC was missing. I told him that I taped it down, used my finger nail to ensure by rubbing, that it would adhere well. I also told him that I have a photo of what I mailed and can send it to him. I asked how this can happen as I was very careful and wouldn't the fact that the product is typed on the store receipt be proof of purchase? He looked on line and what he saw was that the UPC somehow came off. He told me that he would honor it, and that it would take 2-5 weeks to complete processing.
Happy to get $9.99 in the mail today. A sizable refund not to just let go. I still find it strange that the UPC somehow went "missing"-how many other customers had this happen? Hmm . .
4, 25 oz dishwasher powder detergent ( I store the powder in a repurposed Costco dishwasher pod tub that is air tight) This is a few month's worth.
1 jug bleach I only use it for 1 load whites/week and takes me a long time to use up
2, 9 (?) oz bags honey-wheat pretzel rods
3, 50 oz bottles of my preferred brand dish soap
By chance, I received an e-mail advertisement for DT, and while checking it out, noted that the LA's amazing dish soap IS available on line (9 count case) in both a tropical floral (may have different name) as well as grapefruit-a scent that I prefer along with lavender. With the above 3 more bottles added to my storage cabinet, I have a case or 9 bottles of this soon to be gone, larger size bottle of dish soap. I also have a few mini bottles of Palmolive that I picked up when I had the latest DT on line order disaster.
In case you missed it, DT DOES still carry this dish soap, it's now repackaged down to a 30 oz size. Still a bargain, but why pay more when they are trying to clear out what 50 oz bottles remain at the warehouse?
As ever, my menu planning starts with a look at what is already on hand, what I prioritize as needing to be used up, especially with impending warmer weather on the horizon. Keeping the bulk of my menus using on hand ingredients has saved me a ton of money over the years. We continue to eat a varied, healthful diet. I only need to buy 3 items (outside of fresh salad greens/produce) to complete these menus:
1-baked ham with pineapple rings, mashed potatoes, asparagus (buy), steamed carrots
2-creamed tuna on rice, peas
3-cinnamon spiced sweet potato soup, crackers
4-Farfalle with marinara, salad, green beans
5-fzn beef stew (keeps getting pushed off the menus-grr)
6-Senate bean soup
8-homemade breaded chicken strips with choice of dipping sauces, mashed potatoes, steamed carrots & parsnips, coleslaw
9-Italian sausage-spinach quiche, beets, salad
10-Autumn Harvest soup: carrot-Butternut soup; saltines
11-baked Rigatoni with sausage crumbles and cheese, salad, fzn broccoli
12-pate chinois, apple-raisin slaw
13-clam chowder, saltines
15-roast turkey breast, mashed potatoes, gravy, baked acorn squash rings in orange sauce(buy OJ), green beans
16-Salmon cakes, French fries, coleslaw
17-turkey noodle soup, crackers
18-turkey tettrazini, salad
19-CP chilli, corn bread
20-veggie burgers on rolls, salad
22-DS #1 birthday TBD
23-fish sticks, mashed potato, coleslaw, corn
24-sausage minestrone soup
25-hamburger and macaroni (use Italian sausage), salad, green beans
26-rice noodle lo mein, pot stickers (buy)
27-vegetable soup, saltines
29-CP pot roast, mashed potato, gravy, peas & carrots
30-stroganoff, beets, salad
Thursday, March 15, 2018
A little treat, on a budget. Glad to get these items out of the cabinet.