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Free Breakfast and Movie Spending

February 17th, 2018 at 06:11 am

I took my grandson out for breakfast at IHOP yesterday. He had a gift card to use, so my outlay was .04! Actually, .03, since I found a penny in the parking lot.

But I did indulge myself later when I bought the movie pass for the Oscar-nominated movies. It was $37. Now I will have to be vigilant to catch them all and make the expenditure worth while. I put all the times on my calendar, leaving off the showings at 10 pm which I know I won't attend.

I paid my property tax and I see this morning that the payment was registered at the bank.

My variables are at 78%.

I made a list yesterday of all the food I have on hand (not counting condiments, of which I have a full complement):

1 1/2 loaves homemade bread
3 hamburger buns
3 hamburgers
2 cups split pea soup
2 cups purple veggies & beets
1/2 bag frozen onions and peppers
3 tilapia fillets
1/2 lb. Swiss cheese
8 oz. shredded cheddar
13 eggs
2 slices bacon
5 tortillas
1 jar applesauce
1/2 canister old-fashioned oats
1/2 box instant mashed potatoes
1 package Red Lobster roll mix
1 jar salsa
Bag of white rice
1/2 bag egg noodles
3/4 box macaroni
Peanut butter

It seems to me this should be enough food to get to pay day on the 28th. Here are menu ideas:

Soup & bread
Swiss cheese & bacon hamburgers
Tilapia w/sides (applesauce, Red Lobster rolls, mashed potatoes, purple veggies)
Cheese quesadillas w/salsa
Potato Bowl
Mac & cheese

Does anything else jump out at anyone?

My grandkids will be involved today with relatives on the other side of the family, so I will have a quiet day. I plan to do a lot of reading! Also, some housework.

Tomorrow will be my home wellness visit (a benefit of my Medicare supplement plan). They will give me a $15 Walmart gift card just for answering a few questions and giving them a urine sample.

About the contract work "offer" -- it turns out it is actually the same company I was referred to once before, and from which I never got a reply after I offered to meet with them. So I think nothing will come out of this. I'd really rather not work anyway, poor as I am. I am 68. I want to be retired!!!!!

5 Responses to “Free Breakfast and Movie Spending”

  1. rob62521 Says:

    Depending on how large your loaves of homemade bread are, you could use some of the bread and eggs as an egg casserole and throw in bacon and whatever vegetables and cheese you have left over. You would have to let it soak overnight in the egg mixture.

    I don't blame you. I wouldn't want to have to be worried about work. I retired not quite 2 years ago. I keep getting asked if I want to substitute teach. My response is no thank you, if I wanted to work, I would not have retired.

    Good deal on the wellness visit and the $15 gift card.

  2. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    The movie marathon sounds like it will be fun. Smile

  3. crazyliblady Says:

    How about burritos with crumbled burger meat, salsa, rice, and cheese?

  4. crazyliblady Says:

    Scrambled eggs with bacon?

  5. CB in the City Says:

    Thanks! All very good suggestions!

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