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It Was a No-Spend Day

February 1st, 2018 at 05:32 am

Nice, easy day. I stuck around home till 4, when I went to pick up my grandson, who gave me a good scare by dawdling a long time after orchestra. I had to have him paged. Turned out, he was looking for his coat (which he didn't find). It's really freezing cold today. He said he has another coat. I hope he really does. And I hope he finds his coat today.

Today I'm going back to the gym, and later in the day, music lessons.

My quiche didn't turn out very well. It looked beautiful, but it was watery. So watery, I had to pour off the liquid after cutting. I guess my substitution didn't work very well and I should have used real cream or half & half. Anyway, I will eat it. It tastes good, even though the texture is a disappointment.

I also made some French onion soup yesterday, and I'm happy to report that all of the caramelized onions are used up.

Now I have a head of lettuce to work on....

I actually bought the lettuce to trap snails in the aquarium. The idea is to put a leaf in the water, and when the snails gather on it, put it in the freezer. I'm having a hard time making myself actually do this. I hate to kill even snails, but they are multiplying too fast and taking over the aquarium.

After having stocked up on kitty litter, I got an email coupon from PetSmart offering a $5 coupon if I buy $10 worth of kitty litter. Auuggghhh! The coupon is good for a month, so I'll use it later. I put the expiration date on my calendar.

8 Responses to “It Was a No-Spend Day”

  1. PatientSaver Says:

    Have yo ever tried making a frittata? They're super easy to make and look lovely. Also use up a lot of eggs. I like to make mine with sun dried tomato and onion.

  2. Butterscotch Says:

    Can you put true snails outside? At a park of near a pond? Freezing to death sounds awful.

  3. CB in the City Says:

    They say you should not put aquarium snails outside because it messes with the ecosystem. Anyway, it's freezing here -- they would freeze outside as well! But yes, I do hate to make them suffer. It's a dilemma.

    PT -- I have never tried a frittata. That's something I should do!

  4. kashi Says:

    What about bringing the snails back to the pet store? I did that with fish when my aquarium got overloaded.

  5. ceejay74 Says:

    I understand your dilemma. kashi's idea is worth checking out!

    Are you taking music lessons, or taking your grandkids to them?

  6. rob62521 Says:

    Good idea on putting the expiration date on the calendar. You are a smart cookie!

  7. CB in the City Says:

    I don't think the pet stores will take them; they are not fancy snails, and I assume they proliferate at the pet store like they do here!

    CJ, I take the grandkids to music lessons when my DIL can't do it. I doodle around on the recorder, but don't take lessons.

  8. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    How frustrating about the coupon!

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