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.
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.
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.