A reader from Georgia emailed me yesterday to let me know that she’s getting all political ads on my site right now.
So, I just wanted to take a sec and tell you that I don’t choose which ads anyone sees. They’re all chosen by the ad provider, and they target them based on things like your geographic location.
If you live in Georgia, you’ll probably get a whole lot of political ads right now, whereas if you live in Oregon, not so much.
They’re also sometimes based on your browser history, so if you’ve been browsing at Pottery Barn, you’ll probably get some Pottery Barn ads.
ANYWAY. I’m not hand-picking ads; they’re based on stuff outside of my control. I do not necessarily endorse every ad that runs on my site.
And probably once the run-off elections are done in Georgia, the political ads will stop for all you Georgians.
What I Spent
So, I went to Aldi early on Wednesday morning, thinking that it would be quiet there, as it is on most mornings at opening time.
I forgot that Wednesday is the day that Aldi’s special buys come out and my word, the shoppers were all lined up to pounce on those, particularly because of the holiday-themed items.
So, I am not going at opening time on Wednesdays anymore.
My string of low spending weeks came to an abrupt end because I spent $235 on groceries this week!
I remembered to scan all my receipts into Fetch, but as usual, I didn’t earn many points because I buy so many off brands.
Fetch is kinda like Ibotta; download it with the button below and use the code to get a bonus 2000 points.
(note: at the time of writing, 1,000 points = $1, so that’s $2)
Week 1: $60
Week 2: $141
Week 3: $235
What We Ate
Book club night for me (Tell Me More, by Kelly Corrigan), which meant it was a fend for yourself dinner night.
Restaurants here got some fresh restrictions, so we decided to help out a local sushi restaurant by getting takeout from them; this was not frugal, but it was a conscious decision to help a local business.
Zoe is allergic to most sushi (due to her seafood allergy) and she doesn’t like sushi anyway. So we got McDonalds for her.
There is zero point in paying for sushi for someone who doesn’t even like it!
I tried a recipe for epis chicken, a Haitian recipe.
The marinade was good, but I used some of that frozen chicken that comes in a bag at Aldi, and man, I just do not think that chicken is great. It seemed kind of watery.
I hear Costco’s frozen chicken is good, though, so maybe I will try that. Thoughts?
I made these Korean beef lettuce wraps, which we ate with some frozen Costco wontons.
I was at my cousin’s house in the afternoon helping her, so I needed something quick for dinner: grilled BLTs fit the bill.
I cook the bacon on my big griddle and then toast the bread in the leftover bacon grease. That makes for a great sandwich!
We had some fresh produce with our sandwiches.
I made spicy pork tinga with rice, which we topped with green onions, cilantro, and sour cream. It’s an America’s Test Kitchen recipe, I think from a one-pot meal cookbook (I originally found it in a library cookbook).
Applesauce on the side.
On a related note, here’s how I blend and store chipotle chilies so that I always have ’em at the ready.
I plan to make some pizzas.