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I Am Nothing If Not A Cheap, Cheap Woman

In addition to buying that steak, I bought a whole bunch of other stuff yesterday.  It was spend-your-Optimum-points-and-get-extra-free-money day at Shoppers Drug Mart and I had enough points to get $125 of free stuff1. I also had a bunch of coupons for Safeway, so I went there and stocked up on all the stuff I had coupons for. Then when I got home I did some online Christmas shopping2 and managed to use both a gift card that I forgot I even had until I happened to stumble upon it in my wallet while looking for something else and a coupon code that I found by the magic of Google3.  All told, I saved $184.31!!

Of all the things I bought it, though, I think this one is my favorite:
piggy bank

$40.51 in my coin counting piggy bank

It’s a piggy bank that counts the coins you put into it so you always know how much is in the jar. My sister has a jar like this (except that hers isn’t shaped like a pig and pig-shaped piggy banks are awesome) and I thought it was so cool, and so I’ve been on the lookout for one for myself. I found this one at Shopper’s Drug Mart and since I was cashing in my Optimum points for cash, I got it for free! And now I can use it to track my coin-related savings! W00t!

  1. Ordinarily, the points I had would have only gotten me $85 worth of free stuff, but because it was the special spend-your-points day, I got an extra $40. []
  2. Would you believe I only have two more people to buy presents for and it’s only Dec 5?! []
  3. Anytime I buy anything online I always Google to see if there is an available coupon code for the website I’m buying from. I’d saved tons of money this way. []

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My First Steak

From the unvegetarian blogger who brought you My First Turkey, comes My First Steak.

Steak from the butcher shop

Ok, so this isn’t the first steak I’ve eaten since becoming an unvegetarian, but it is the first one that I’ve cooked! In fact, now that I think about it, it might be the first steak I’ve ever cooked, period1.

So yes, I cooked a steak. I was out and about running errands yesterday and happened to be not too far from Prime Beef, the butcher shop where I bought my Thanksgiving turkey2. And I decided to buy a steak3.

Here is the steak in all its pre-cooked glory:

 

steak

 

 

And here it is in its sizzling goodness:

cooking steakAnd here it is on my dinner plate shortly before making its way to my belly:

 

steak dinnerVerdict: delicious.

 

  1. Given that I became a vegetarian when I was a young, starving student, I’m guessing that in my meat eating days of yore I was never able to afford something so costly as a steak! []
  2. Aside: I made turkey pot pie with some of the leftover turkey that I had in the freezer. It was freaking delicious! []
  3. This sudden desire for steak may or may not have had something to do with the fact that Devon was out with his buddies at their annual dinner at Gotham steakhouse, causing me to have steak on the brain []