I am on vacation...well a staycation of sorts. Was going to visit a my best friend, Michelle, in California, drop off the Reluctant Teenager in San Diego to visit his Grandmother and get a quick trip into Pasadena to hit the Rose Bowl Flea Market...then, "sigh" stuff happened.
Yep...Stuff, with a capital S. Car started making a funny whining noise when I started it. Air conditioner started blowing less cold and..door shows ajar even when it's closed. On top of that, my windshield was the victim of a few chips that decided to spread during the summer heat. Nasty mess. Then there is the impending move. Looks like Frugal Missus and Fly Guy will be looking for a rental. Yep... "sigh". We will be staying in our general location, but moving residences.
Needless to say I have been downsizing anyway and going thorough things to decide if I love, hate, want, need, desire them. It's been an education for sure. Realizing that not everything I see needs to make it's home with me!
Anyhoo...back to Time Out Thursday. In light of all the craziness going on in my already hectic life, I decided to enjoy my Thursday. Take time for me.
Headed out to browse the clearance and mark downs at my local grocery stores. Hit Fresh & Easy first.
Now this is a store I don't frequent often, but now and then I find a great deal...like today.
Every thing on this table bought on mark down at F & E!
Two bags of Spring Mix salad for .67 each! Making one up for salads for Fly Guy and me to eat for lunch and one for tomorrow nights dinner.
One pound bag of green beans .94 also going to be part of tomorrow nights dinner.
Three pound bad of golden potatoes (I love these!) $1.15! Half will be roasted for tomorrows dinner and the other half cut up and fried for fried potatoes for Sunday breakfast.
1 pound container of red flame grapes for $1.05 each. Bought two, because I kinda love grapes...a lot!
Container of four roma tomatoes .58 each. Bought two, one for salad, one for sandwiches or just eating with salt and pepper.
Huge Honeydew melon....87 cents. This will be two meals. One with cottage cheese and cantaloupe and one half cut up and served with Sunday breakfast.
I also picked up a container of grape tomatoes, two pound bag of peaches, bag of croutons and bag of tortilla strips (for salads).
My total was $13.43! Wowee!
So I headed to Albertson's where I know they always have marked down breads...and this is what I scored.
I love this bread...any bread from the California Sourdough Bread Company. This loaf usually sells for $2.29
I picked it up for....
Uh-huh. Will freeze half of the loaf and use the other half along with our salads for lunch. The frozen half will be used for bruschetta. Yummo!
This is similar to what mine looks like...I sometimes just make an olive and pesto topping too.
Stopped by Bashas' to see what they had on mark down...little disappointed, though I found these beef franks on sale for .99. Picked up two packages, because I rarely eat them though they are a main stay for Reluctant Teenager.
Maybe I will make some chili dogs for him on Monday. That is always one way to get him to wash my car!
Since I have the rest of the day to myself, I headed over to our neighborhood movie rental place. They rent new releases for $1.49 a day. Yes, I know that Red box and Blockbuster Express have them for .99 cents, but this store has EVERYTHING... and their older movies are only .69 cents a day.
Picked up these two to enjoy this afternoon.
and this little treat to enjoy while I am watching movies.
Yes...this cake is divine. Triple layers of chocolate. Yummo!
I would be happy to share, there is plenty and it's so decadent that a few bites is more than enough.
A tout alors!