Monday, March 18, 2019

This Week on the Dining Table

The "Who Cares?!" Edition....

Here's a sign at the establishment we ate at Sunday evening.  Why on Earth would anyone sit at a dirty table if given a choice?  ðŸĪŠðŸ˜œðŸĪŠ

Moving On....

Onward to the meal planning!

This is what was planned--

1. Sunday--Eating Out
2. Monday--Eating Out
3. Tuesday--Maybe cooking 
4. Wednesday--Maybe cooking
5. Thursday--Maybe cooking
6. Friday--Maybe cooking
7. Saturday--Maybe cooking

And this is what actually happened--

1. Sunday--B-McDonald's/L-can't remember/D-Beef Soup and Cornbread
2. Monday--B-iced tea and OJ/L-Ralph's Barbecue/D-don't remember
3. Tuesday--B-IHop/L-Chick-filA/D-Pork Fried Rice take-out
4. Wednesday--B-motel oatmeal/L-Mr. Fish/D-tv dinners
5. Thursday--B-Bojangle's/L-Cook-Out/D-C&W Asian Buffet
6. Friday--B-motel/L-S&S Cafeteria/D-Domino's
7. Saturday--B-motel/L-Pimento Cheese Burger and Cuke Salad/D-leftover Pizza

Last week saw 0 nights of home cooked dinners(unless you count tv dinners and reheating leftover pizza), 0 nights of leftovers/fend for yourself, 7 nights of Eating Out/Take-Out.

What got put into the freezer last week.....

What got taken out of the freezer and used last week.......Daughter used all this supposedly.
* 1 bag of turkey meatballs
* 1 small turkey meatloaf
* 1 or 2 Voila! chicken or shrimp frozen meal bags

 I  brought the weekly food spending to $0.00 and brought the March monthly grand total to $162.22. I'll updsate what we bought grocery list when we get back.  I can't be bothered now.

My savings percentage last week was %(without Rite-Aid trips)and March's monthly savings total comes to 52.71%(w/out R-A).  I didn't buy a single thing at Rite-Aid last week,mostly due to the fact that we didn't see one.😭😭😭

I have 13 more spending days in the month.

Leftovers going into this clue what the kids ate or didn't.

Here is this week's "food plan".....

1. Sunday--Eating Out
2. Monday--Eating Out
3. Tuesday--Eating Out
4. Wednesday--Maybe cooking
5. Thursday--Maybe cooking
6. Friday--Maybe cooking
7. Saturday--Maybe cooking

This week will see ? new meals cooked, ? nights of leftovers/FFY, and ? nights of Take-Out/Eating Out.

What needs buying for this menu? clueless.

What is getting fixed and served at your house this week?

Was last week's plan successful, did you go off plan or did you not even plan what was going to be eaten last week?

Any great deals on food at your stores this week? 


Saturday, March 16, 2019

The 2019 March Giveaway! Is it Spring Yet?!?

Ok, let's do something a little different for the 2019 March Giveaway.

I thought I had taken a photo of an empty Priority Mail box before I left town but I can't find it.
So just imagine that one of these boxes is the empty March Giveaway Box.  There is nothing in it.....yet!

When I get back to Pennsyltucky and if your name/entry is drawn to win then I'll send you(the winner)out an email questionnaire to fill out so I can pick what to pack into your Giveaway Prize Box.

This month's Giveaway is open to all.....previous winners, new readers, longtime readers, anyone who hasn't won a giveaway yet, etc.

There is a limit of ONE ENTRY PER PERSON PER DAY for this Giveaway.  Come back every day and enter though!
Tell me something about yourself in the comment and what you want to win.

I'll leave this giveaway open until Sunday, March 24th at 11:59 pm Eastern Daylight Savings Time. On March 25th I'll mark all valid entries and use Random dotorg to pick a number and that corresponding person's entry wins.

*Please note the rules*
I'll post the name/ID of the winner on this blog on March 25th and that person has 48 hours from the time stamp on that post to contact me privately via email(my email addy is listed on my "About Me" page, as well as on my side bar).

If I am not contacted via email, I'll attempt to contact the winner via the email they supplied with their entry(or gave me to add to the Giveaway Data Base)and if that email is not responded to within another 48 hours I'll pick another winner.

Disclaimer--This giveaway is open to those with mailing addresses within the US only.  As the cost of postage to foreign countries has gotten too high I am sorry to say I can no longer afford to mail boxes outside the US.  These giveaways are not sponsored by any companies.  I pay for it all(the cost of items given away and the postage to mail it all)out of my own pocket.
Please make sure there is a way for me to contact you in your comment.

If you're not a registered Blogger User with your contact information on your User page, please put your email addy in your comment or email me your email addy privately when you leave a comment so I can get a hold of you. If your Blogger associated user profile is a GOOGLE one with those Google Circles nonsense I CAN NOT CONTACT YOU as Google Circles doesn't show your contact info.

If I can't contact you then you can't win.  I am still having to disqualify entries due to this issue and I sure don't like doing that.  Thanks!

And in the mean time, be thinking up what you want in your box if you are the winner!

Good Luck!


Friday, March 15, 2019

Frugal Friday.....the March 15th Vacation Edition

Just popping up with a quick post for Frugal Friday................

*  Last week before I left town I bought some groceries.  Among what I bought was another 5 bags of Malt O Meal cereal on clearance and got another $5 Ibotta rebate, making the cereal .74¢ per bag.
I also got the Friday Freebie last Friday--a bag of frozen veggies.  No freebie this week as there are no Weis' around here.  8-(

*  Also bought last week a bottle of Gold Peak unsweetened lemon tea(58 oz. size).  It was on clearance for $1 per bottle.

Well it rang up $1.42 instead so the next trip to Weis(PMITA)Markets I took a photo of the shelf tag and brought my receipt and per Weis price policy I got my $1.42 back, making the tea free.

*  Before leaving town Hubs and I convoyed our cars up to the Weis gas pumps and used my Weis gas points(as they would expire while we were gone).

We saved $4.15 on gas and filled mine and Hubs car's tanks up.

*  We stopped in Delaware to pick up hooch for the trip as it is cheaper than in PA and there is no sales tax on it.

I found a penny near the register but it hardly offset the $80+ Hubs spent on booze there. *whomp whomp*

*  We stopped at the Ollie's in DE as well and picked up some snacks to have at the motels we would be staying at on the trip so "Good Snacks Cheap!". lolz  Some of what I got was on their 75% off clearance shelf too so even better!

I found this pack of peanut bars marked down 75% off so .75¢ instead of $2.99.  It had 1 bar missing so only 5 bars instead of 6 in the pack, making each one .15¢.
I also got some peanut butter/cheese crackers, cookies, instant popcorn and flavored seltzer water.
This stop was a lot cheaper than picking up snacks/drinks at convenience stores along the way.

*  I made the Myrtle Beach motel reservation using a gift card I bought last year.  I also made the reservation on the app on my phone and got a special price and a rebate of $4.05 on my Ibotta app too.

*  I had $25 in Kohl's script expiring the day after we got to Myrtle Beach so we went to Kohl's and picked up some clothes on clearance.  A sweater and a fleece zip shirt cost me .66¢ OOP.

*  While we were nearby after the  Kohl's stop we went Walmart to pick up some drinks, breakfast items and 2 tv dinners.  Our motel room had a kitchen efficiency unit so we ate breakfast 2 mornings in the room and had Chinese take-out for 1 dinner(which we bought at lunch time-cheaper price-and reheated for dinner) and cooked tv dinners for another dinner.
I also found 2 pennies at Walmart.

We spied some clearance coffee filters at Walmart as well so we bought 7 packs...........

We go through a lot of coffee filters at our house with Hubs and both kids drinking that evil brown beverage so saving .24¢ x 7 on something small and easy to cart home works for me! lolz

*  The first morning in Myrtle Beach, since we hadn't bought any breakfast food yet, we went to an IHop a block away from our motel for breakfast.

It just happened to be Free Pancake Day there so we both got free pancakes w/our meals.  We paid with an IHop gift card so our meal cost $4.71 + tip and our cash donation to the IHop charity that benefited from the free Pancake Day promotion.

*  Hubs forgot to bring his flip flops.  Uh oh!  So we hit one of the gazillion souvenir stores in MB to pick up a pair.  Not so frugal but it was the only time we set foot in a touristy shop and I did NOT buy anything else there.  Such self-control on my part!hehehe

*  The only things we did that cost money in Myrtle Beach was eat because ya gotta eat, right?  The beach and the motel's pool and hot tub were free with the room so that's what we did........walk the beach, lounge in the hot tub, swim in the pool and sit and read and drink on our oceanfront balcony.

*  I also found another penny in MB........

But I can't remember where. lolz

*  We left MB for Charleston but stopped at Bojangles first.............

Yesterday was "PI" day and Bojangles had a special....3 sweet potato pies for $3.14.
A tasty addition to our healthy breakfast. lolz

*  We stopped for gas outside of Charleston at a Sunoco as Hubs gets a .05¢ discount per gallon off the price and we found one that matched the lowest price along our route.  I went inside to use the restroom.

I found 2 more pennies walking through the convenience store inside.

*  We stopped for lunch before checking in as we were a bit early.  We decided to try Cook-Out as they don't have those were we live.
I found all this on the floor in there while Hubs ordered...........

3 pennies and a nickel shoved under the counter.......08¢ total.

*  When we got to the motel in Charleston I opened the car door and saw this.........

Another shiny penny right next to the car! lolz  I am up .15¢ since we left PA.

The Penny Fairy is alive and well in SC.

What frugal wins did you have this past week?
Tell us all about it!


Tuesday, March 12, 2019

It's Not Snowing Here

We'll it's been a long two days getting down here to "The Land of Buffet Restaurants".

Here is my lunch plate from yesterday.

I sent my sister in law this shot to make her jealous and she said to bring her a to-go plate when we came back to her house.

There is a stretch of highway running through most of North Carolina into South Carolina with Buffets of all sorts advertised....soul food, barbecue, country cooking, Chinese, pizza and seafood all-you--care-to-eat restaurants.

We finally rolled into the beach city for our 3 day stay before the sun set on Monday and we are beat.
I don't plan on leaving my  maroom/balcony/beach except to find food for the next two days.

I may or may not blog for a bit while I decompress by napping, reading and drinking.
Back when I feel like it....😎