Monday, March 11, 2013

Guess what I have now?? And the usual Monday stuff :)

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I wish I could write a huge post today but I'm really exhausted right now. My kids were both a little sick last week, and now Hubby and I got it too :( I hope it's the last cold of the season but I'm pretty miserable right now. So this post will be pretty short but I should be back very soon.

But first thing first, guess what I have now?? If you look at the top right corner of my blog, there is a new button there. On My Side of the World is now on Facebook!! Yes, it took me a while to get there but I finally got one. So, please, click on the button and come follow me!! When I reach 150 followers, I'll have a fun giveaway!! :)

Other than that, there is not much happening here. I went through our fridge and pantry and chucked everything that expired away. So today I have a little more food waste than usual:

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1. First, I had two cans of soup that expired...uhmmm...6 months ago...I know, I know. The thing is, we NEVER eat canned soup at home because it tastes nothing like homemade (no matter what all the ads say). I got it for my husband when he still had an office job. But now his responsibilities changed, and he spends most of his time in a car, so no soups for him any more. Honestly, I just forgot all about them. Hence the results :(

2. Then, the salsa. I LOVE (and it was love from first bite) Great Value Peach Chipotle Salsa from Walmart. It is so good!! But then I saw this mango peach kind in a local store, and thought it would taste even better.I was WRONG! It tasted absolutely disgusting! And no matter what dishes I tried to put it in, it was still just gross. So it was time for it to go. No regrets here (well, other than wasting $4 on it!)

3. Also this week, we threw away a pack of potato gnocchi (don't ask me why, no excuse. We just never used it before it expired), a spoonful of spinach dip and half of an avocado (again no excuse other than the fact that all three boys can't stand avocado).

All in all, I had better weeks :( But I'm too sick to care right now. As for our menu this week, I don't have one. For the reason, see above. So unless you want to bring me a pot of chicken soup, we will rely mostly on food I have in the freezer and leftovers. This is one of those weeks when I'm grateful we have a full freezer!

So here is what's happening in our frugal Chez. What's happening at yours?? Come on, tell me something good :) Or funny :) Or unusual :)

OK, now I'm blabbering... I better go get to bed...Night night, everyone!

28 comments:

  1. Hope you feel better! I'm off to like your FB page.

    XOXO,
    Meredith

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  2. Hope you are feeling better soon.
    Carolx

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  3. So sorry that your family is not feeling well again. Hope that as the weather gets warmer, you get better and no one gets sick all spring and summer.

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    1. Thank you! That's what I hope for too. We were doing so well for a while, but now I hope it's the last cold for us:(

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  4. Oh jeez Lena, sorry you are under the weather again. x

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  5. Rotating food can be so hard, there is always a little something hidden away. We too hate canned soup other than cream soups I cook with but in an emergency they would come in pretty handy. Something funny to share? One of our grands has decided "Nanny I da boss of you" and I am letting her get away with it. As a matter of fact I find it fun to let a 2 year old take me away from all the stuff adults have to do! Ha

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    1. Your grands are so funny, love them :)

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  6. Aww... hope you're all feeling better soon!! Hugs!! Off to add you to FB, i'd love it if you'd add me too, Lena! :)

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    1. I thought I have!! I'm gonna go check!!

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  7. PS - I tried to add you and it said "Page not Found"... ?? Not sure if that's on my end or your end though.. ??

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    1. I don't know :( But I sent you a friend request!!

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  8. I hope you feel better! Liked you on Facebook. :)

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  9. Hope you are feeling better soon!

    I cleaned out the pantry last night and wiped everything down and organized...it is beautiful...for now! I only had to throw out some funny smelling oyster crackers and a handful of stale pretzels. I think your canned soup might still be good if you want to give it a try. In my experience those types of things are dated conservatively!

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    1. Thank you!

      And good job on organizing your pantry :) I was debating about these soups but we decided against eating them because they are made with meat and milk :( And it's been more than 6 months already!

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  10. I am sad about the gnocchi. That's one of my favorite foods. :)

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    1. I was sad about them too :( They were just lost and forgotten behind the big pickle jar in a fridge :(

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  11. hope you guys are better soon...we had it here too...and it seemed like forever!
    not one person in this house liked the mango peach salsa but me....I put it on a baked potato.

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    1. Thank you! I actually don't mind peach salsa at all but not this kind. It was gross!

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  12. Boy you and I are both in the same boat. I feel yucky and want to go back to bed.

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    1. I'm so sorry :( I hope you feel better very soon Kim!

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  13. Poor gnocchi. I managed to let a bottle of mustard go bad (didnt even think that was possible!)... and so a bottle of dressing that I really did like. I did use most of the mustard to make a sauce with porkchops (and didn't die from it... woo hoo), but it's probably not recommendable.

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    1. I've never heard of mustard going bad either but mustard pork chops sound delicious (and I'm glad you felt OK after eating them :)! And yeah...gnocchi became slimy and gross :( Not suitable for consumption...

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