Friday, September 18, 2009

What a great day after work...

So today I worked from 9 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. Very typical lately. Work was fine. Jack was kinda sick and we were out and about and had a major poopy blow out. Needless to say the car ride home was just in a diaper. He is almost 3 so I have no need to cart around extra clothes for him (so I thought). Anyways so gross. But I get off work and go to Fred Meyer for a fantastic couponing deal and then to Albertsons for some more. While being on a coupon high from saving killer loads of money (ok maybe not that much) I walk up to the door to open it and at the doorstep (really no step there but doesn't that word sound nice, doorstep) there was a free sample of fiber one granola bar and cereal with coupons. And I walked into my house and my nose filled with heavenly delight. Rillz had made a crock pot dinner this morning so it would be done when I got off work. Oh my gosh... I thought it smelled amazing but the taste was even better. If I didn't have my own personal chef I would just be eating out of boxes, like crackers, lunchables, or really whatever I get with couponing. Don't get me wrong, I cook. But it is very bland food and cooking stresses me out. Baking I can do and love it but cooking... oh boy. God must have given me Rillz so my future kids can eat decent meals without me going psycho in the kitchen. Tonights meal was very thrifty might I add. A roast I got on sale and veggies picked from my parents church garden. Let me explain... my parents neighbor had extra property and thought it would be a great idea for a ward garden. Anybody in the ward can come help and pick fruits/veggies from this garden. What a blessing for those people struggle. But those people struggling didn't take advantage of it as they would have hoped. On Rillz's day off (Tuesday) he went over to visit my mom and Ren and Kristi had told him about this garden. Of course Rillz wanted to see the veggies. He got eggplant, cucumber, squash, cantaloupe, watermelon, zucchini, and some other veggies. So it was a great night!

So this was actually last friday when I had this great night. I just didn't have time to write about it this week. I was very very busy working a lot!
This was the samples I received from Fiber One.
I paid $3 for these 5 lunchables and got $5 in catalinas back (catalinas are like coupons that spit out at the register for use on anything in the store on my next shopping trip.) So I got paid $2 to buy these.
This was all $5. I get plenty of snack foods for very cheap!
These were the free veggies from the garden.
Such a yummy dinner! He makes great food with flavor. It tasted and smelled much better than it looks in this picture.


Kristi M. said...

Yum! We had crockpot french dip sandwiches this last Friday that were so yummy. Roast is on sale for $1.88/lb and I am thinking that I should get another one for the winter. I too hate cooking and am not good at it. Partly because I do notenjoy it.However I don't really enjoy baking. Now there is a major problem.

Kristi M. said...

I forgot to tell you that we get samples too in our mailbox which is really fun. We got a little box of Special K cereal and we use the box in Gunnar's play kitchen.