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Panera & Goodwill

October 9th, 2022 at 03:38 pm

I went to my grandson's baseball game yesterday, and afterwards went to Panera for lunch.  It was $12 (and delicious!) Panera is quite near Goodwill, so I decided to stop in before I went home. I'm so glad I did! I found a pair of jeans, Dockers, which fit perfectly and seem brand new. I suspect they have never been worn. They were tagged at $6.99, but they were having a half-price sale on pink tickets, so I got them for $3.49! I also bought a few Christmas/birthday gifts. My total spending was $14.  I was bummed when I got home and looked at the receipt and saw that they had charged me for a reusable bag. There was a stack of them at checkout, but I did not take one. Then, as I went through the list, I realized that they did NOT charge me for two Christmas stockings. So it evened out. In fact, a little better than evened out.

Today I'm cooking. I'm baking carrot-cake muffins from batter that was in the freezer. I'm boiling carrots, most of which will go into the freezer. I'm making cinnamon applesauce. And I'm cooking chicken to use later in fajitas. I SWEAR I'm going to make them this time! Some of the chicken will be saved for chicken pot pie.

I'm using the timer on my phone! Since I have multiple things going, I'm just setting it in 10-minute intervals and I check everything. Hopefully, no alarms will go off today.

4 Responses to “Panera & Goodwill”

  1. rob62521 Says:

    Good plan on using the timer on your phone!

    Bet your kitchen smells amazing!

    You got some good deals at Goodwill. I've been finding some good Christmas gifts too here and there.

  2. My English Castle Says:

    Sounds like a great day. What's your favorite Panera meal?

  3. CB in the City Says:

    I almost always go for a half sandwich and a cup of soup. This time I got the autumn squash soup and the chicken chipotle sandwich. Both delicious!

  4. LuckyRobin Says:

    I love how careful you are being with your cooking economy, despite the mishap. There are days when I am cooking that I have so many alarms going on my phone that I have to label them, especially if I am meal prepping and I have more than one thing in the oven, something in the crockpot, and something in the skillet. I'm like, stir roasted veggies, flip over chicken, stir bell peppers and onions, flip over sausages, set game timer, medicine timer goes off, stir peppers and onions again, add cheese to baked ziti, remove baked ziti from oven, remove sausages from oven and add to peppers and onions, stir roasted veggies, remove peppers and onions from skillet, put in meatballs and meatloaves, meatball timer goes off, meatloaf timer goes off, every 5 minute stir spaghetti sauce timer. I mean, it can be ridiculous. But it is very helpful to have so many alarms. In the before times I had to use Post-it notes and numerous little timers.

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