30 May 2012

Red Shirt

At my first job (prep), I must wear a particular kind of shirt.  But for my second gig (pizza), as long as it's a red shirt, anything goes.

I'm wearing this new Spider-Man shirt today.

Next, the hunt for a red Wonder Woman shirt.

And, if I get my hands on one of these, I'm totally buying more than one.  It would be wrong, not to. 

25 May 2012

Bye Bye Comfort Zone

I've been juggling both my prep cook and my new pizza job.  The second job is not solely prep, but instead a bit of everything.  It's a small privately owned pizza shoppe, who believes in cross-training.

And nearly everything is scratch-made.  Love that.

It's been a tough go at first.  Working tickets is not the same thing as prep cook.  For me, the line is harder.

Bye bye comfort zone.

The good news is I still come home and play in my own kitchen.  The other night I made more stuffed bagels and today I woke thinking about dough and what I can do with it.

Also tried capicola for the first time at work.  Then I bought some at the market.  Sliced paper thin.  Just tastes better that way.  I don't know the science behind why. 

Meanwhile, Tim and I are on a mini staycation.  He's been sampling MS Publisher, and I'm fixin' to play in my kitchen, then catalog a stack of coupons.

You Boogerbutts have a groovy weekend.

Cheers and boogie boogie.

16 May 2012

Bagged & Tagged

Check this out.  I bought a new FoodSaver for $14.88

$84.99 - Target in-store price and with tax, $90.09.
$76.49 - Target online price.

Only when I got to the store, I didn't know it would be higher.  So I asked for a price adjustment and bam, I got it.

Hot dog.

But wait, it gets better.

$84.99 -- Before Tax
-$8.50 -- Price Adjustment
-$10.00 -- Manufacture Coupon
-$10.00 -- Target Coupon (my Target allows stacking)
+$3.39 -- Taxed
-$5.00 -- Promotional Target Gift Card
Given after buying on-sale, and couponed garbage bags.
-$40.00 -- Promotional Visa Gift Card
Tim received when he bought his printer and ink, at Staples.
$14.88 -- Total OOP (out of pocket), expense.
Total savings with real in-store price - $75.21

How 'bout them apples?  Not too shabby.  Now, if I really wanted a zero out of pocket purchase, I could have bought more garbage bags, but given I was out of garbage bag coupons, it wasn't the logical choice.

Now if you'll excuse me, I have several pounds of 59 cent per pound chicken, that needs bagged and tagged. 

Cheers and boogie boogie.

11 May 2012

How's it Hangin'?

They're dingle danglin' pretty good over here. Tim started his new zine, Wiggy turned 1, Bug's still a trouble maker, and next week I start a 2nd kitchen job.

How's it hangin' on your end?