It's my birthday!!!!
1) Got $150 of credit to a high quality meat shop via a gift card from my dad. This forces me to eat grass fed beef while spending $0. I eat it rarely but really enjoy it -- and I always get the cheapest cut, usually the neck, and make a delicious roast. Grass fed beef neck roast..... mmmmmmm.... :)
2) My friend SUPER generously gave me $25 gift card to a super fancy health food store. While this only buys me like... maybe 2 things there (haha yeah), it's two free things! I can take a friend or lady for extra fun.
3) I'm going to SPEND WITHOUT GUILT at dinner tonight -- having happy hour sushi! AND I think my mom is going to call in and order us something extra (awwww yeah!!). To prepare I'm going to make sure I'm well fed so I don't need to go crazy but still, going to eat and be merry :)
4) Just went to Grocery Outlet for the first time and I'm totally impressed at the quality of food, store cleanliness, and staff. Totally has a bad rep among my friends for zero reasons. Highlights:
-- 10lbs of Whey Protein Powder w/ Probiotics for $60
-- 10lbs potatoes for $2
-- 12 eggs for $0.87
-- 3lbs bacon ends for $6.50
-- 2lbs pepperjack cheese for $6
Also grabbed: gallon of white vinegar, butter, cornstarch, 3x beans, 2.5lbs sugar for a total of $89.30. Will get through the eggs and cheese quickly but everything else will last for quite some time.
AND... you guessed it, I brought my backpacking backpack and walked the 1.5 miles there and carried 30+lbs of food on my back on the way back for a very solid afternoon exercise session :)
Awesome day so far!!! Gonna hang out and read in my bathtub (still reading 1 book a week in 2015!), process my bacon into 3rds to freeze, and eat a big omelette with some fresh avocado, cheese, and bacon (calories baby!). My god they had 2 for $1 avocados at Grocery Outlet too!!
Ethnic store + Grocery Outlet = huge future savings. Stoked!!!
Life is good! Happy birthday me :)