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King Cake

December 29, 2005

Thank you to CrabAppleLane Rob and Patsy for sending a King Cake to Austin today!

It came all wrapped up with Mardi Gras beads, coins and a cup.

It was melt-in-your mouth good! The filling was raspberry and cream cheese. Yum!!

Some knew about the baby baked inside the cake; some didn't. Hank didn't know about the baby ... until he bit into it. heh!

I told him the tradition: whoever gets the baby has to buy the next King Cake. He didn't seem too thrilled. hahaha He's a good sport. smile

Thanks again, Rob and Patsy!!

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Free Cereal and Free Milk

September 3, 2005

Today, I used my free milk and cereal coupon at Central Market. These are things I buy every week, so it worked out great. I bought Central Market Organics Toasty O's. They have an ingredient that's not on my diet (sugar), but I'm hoping it's not enough sugar to screw me up. I'll go back to eating Barbara's Breakfast O's when those are gone. I also bought:

  • Starfruit (never tried it before)

  • Kiwis

  • Raspberries

  • Cantaloupe

  • Lettuce

  • Tomatoes

  • Cauliflower

  • Southwest Marinated Pork Loin

  • Hamburger Patties mixed with Hatch Peppers

  • Salmon

  • Grilled Veggies (eggplant, squash, zucchini, onion, asparagus)

It’s all good!! happy

See more progress on: Use the August/September Central Market Coupons I Got in the Mail.

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Free Coffee

July 15, 2005

I took the day off work today for no particular reason. I headed over to Central Market thinking it would be less crowded than it is on weekends. It was less crowded, but the whole time it still seemed like someone was in my way or I was in someone else’s way. I got through it, though, and used the ”$10 off bulk coffee or any other bulk item of my choice” coupon. Some of the items I bought:

  • Moka Java Decaf Coffee
  • Kavli Thick Crispbread
  • Walla Walla Onions
  • Dried Fruits (pineapple, raspberry, apricot)
  • Red Raspberries
  • Tomatoes on the Vine
  • Rotary Cheese Grater
  • Chicken Breasts, Pork Cutlets and Bacon

See more progress on: Use the Central Market coupons I got in the mail

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$10 Off Steak

June 18, 2005

Oh boy… Central Market is sure proud of their T-Bones. I shouldn’t have bought T-Bones as they were incredibly expensive, but they are my favorite steak and everything happened so fast.

Me: I’d like two T-Bones.
Him: [grab, weigh, wrap] Here you go.
Me: [looking at the price] GASP!

That’s okay… I got $10 off, and I need to live a little sometimes.

I also bought cantaloupe slices, a cored pineapple, a yellow bell pepper, some lettuce, and a lindeman’s framboise lambic beer.

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Orange/Strawberry/Raspberry Juice

March 20, 2005

bowl of fruit and a glass of juiceAt this moment, I'm enjoying a glass of fresh juice made from 2 big oranges, a bunch of strawberries, and a handful of raspberries. The picture is an actual "before and after" picture.

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Checking Myself Out

October 25, 2004

My grocery store (no.. it's not really *mine*) has 4 self-checkout stands. They're relatively new, and I haven't used them because I usually have a basket full of stuff. I wanted to wait until I had a small purchase, so there would be less risk I'd have a problem.

Tonight, I went to buy fruit and something to serve it in tomorrow at work. I already had some fruit, so I didn't have to get much. I bought strawberries, blueberries and two big sectioned storage containers. The first thing I scanned (blueberries) didn't work. The computer complained that it was an unknown item and told me to set them aside. I put them down next to the computer screen. The computer complained that there were items there, and told me to move them. D'oh! The other two things scanned okay.

I had to wait for the lady working the stands to come over and help me with the blueberries. She asked me how much they were, but I didn't know. So she charged me $1.99. They probably cost more than that, so it worked out well.

Then I scanned my debit card, collected my receipt and headed home. It was kinda cool. I wouldn't want to do a whole basket full of food, though.

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My fridge

October 19, 2004

Pete, whose cat, Joey, graces my Halloween blog skin, had "What's in Your Fridge Day?" yesterday. Better late than never, here is my fridge:

My Fridge

I spy Brita filtered water, sugar free juice, heavy cream, a styrofoam container of ranch dressing, pineapple, a container of brownie dough, chicken broth, lots of seltzer water, Braunschweiger liver sausage, cheese, a deep fried turkey breast, eggs, butter, bacon, cantaloupe, two containers of chicken wings, Diet Rite sodas, Worchestershire sauce, sugar free bbq sauce, a plastic cup of some kind of home mixed dressing, mustard, salsa, caramel topping, pickles, mayo, salad dressing and, surprise... Kahlua! Thank goodness my fridge is clean. smile

So now you take a picture of your fridge and post it on your blog. Don't forget to comment or trackback at Petes and here. And check out all the other people's fridges at Petes.

I can't wait for "What's in Your Freezer Day?"!!

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October 17, 2004

I just got back from the grocery. I bought the following produce:

Squash, Pumello, Onion, Limes and Yellow Pepper

There's an acorn squash, which I'll bake one night this week with some butter and artificial sweetener. There's a pumello, which I'd never seen before. I'll talk more about that in a minute. There's a giant onion, which I'll cut and saute in butter to eat with chicken later in the week. There are 5 small limes which I'll use in sodas (sugar free cherry, raspberry or watermelon syrup and seltzer water). And a yellow pepper which I'll slice into slivers and saute with the onion. The lady got confused and charged me for a green bell pepper which is half the price.

Here's what the pumello looks like on the inside:

Inside of a Pumello

It makes me think of lungs. The pumello wasn't ringing up, so she arbitrarily charged me the same price as the acorn squash (99 cents a pound). I don't know how much it was supposed to cost, but I'm sure it was more than that. It tastes like a sweetened grapefruit. I had cut it up into bite sized pieces to eat it because trying to peel it with with my fingers was smushing the tasty part.

I like trying new (to me) fruit, but I don't think I've ever tried a new fruit and declared it better than any of the fruits I usually eat.

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