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I use a vent clip air freshener in my car keep the inside of my car from stinking up the joint in between cleanings. My personal go-to is t his Fabreeze car vent air freshener , but I also love the scent of these Yankee Candle car vent air fresheners . Depending on availability and sales, I tend to switch between the two.( Disclosure: I am including affiliate links for your convenience .) I stumbled upon a killer deal on Yankee Candle Sidekick refills. Without hesitation, I snatched them up, even though I didn't have the matching holder (the Sidekick air freshener looks like this ). My brilliant plan was to simply stick the refill in the car vent, similar to the air freshener sticks that look like this . It sorta worked but mostly didn’t. 

The I’m Sick Grocery Shopping Trip

I keep a running shopping list of items I update when we run out. (I use the Cozi organizer app because I can access and update it from my computer, iPad, and Android phone and it’s FREE!)

My grocery list was large enough to warrant a grocery-shopping trip instead of just a juice run. I’m still sick with a kidney infection and drinking a bottle of cranberry juice a day.

 I was (am) sore, and tired, and didn’t feel like shopping. Originally, I planned to buy everything at Meijer. For the last month, I feel like someone repeatedly kicked me in the kidneys and the back of my scalp is on fire (hence the dandruff shampoo. The natural tea tree oil shampoo my hairdresser recommended made the problem worse. Ow!)

I played around with the Intragram filters for this post. 

 I spent $37.99 at Meijer for the month. I saved $20.52 total ($13.12 in non-coupon savings and $7.40 in coupon savings.) I'll cut and use the roast turkey in recipes as I would chicken breast. The canned beans are backups for when I don't have time to make dried beans on the fly.

Yes, Husband drinks that much milk. We go through a gallon a week.

The popcorn is my snack crack of choice. The bags don't go on sale or offer coupons often, in this case they did so I snatched them up even though I have 1/4 a bag of kernels in the pantry. I luvs me some poooooooopcorrrrrrrrrrrrrn!

We still have some fresh produce left from our last shopping trip. We also have frozen veggies as a backup. What I like about using frozen vegetables is I can open a bag and pull out a handful for a stir fry, and keep the rest of the bag in the freezer until I need it. With canned vegetables it's use it all or nothing.

As I was standing in the juice aisle, I did a quick check of the Meijer 100% cranberry juice sale and saw I could get 100% juice cheaper at Aldi. Since I was already there to buy juice, I figured I might as well pick up the rest of the items on my February grocery shopping list.

I spent $51.72 at Aldi.

  Also shopping trip Feburary 2012
Doesn't it make my groceriy photos look all arty and moody? Yeah, I don't think so either.

I’m taking the easy way out with lunches (when I feel like eating them) with salads topped with spiced tuna. I’ll risk anything the tuna may bring because I didn't check if this brand could be high in mercury and whatnot.  I’m sick and want easy. Good thing I bought that bottle of multi-vitamins! :)

The oatmeal and dried cranberries are for breakfast either as oatmeal or to bake into granola. Truthfully, I haven't felt like eating breakfast either. Husband's been going with the hippie colon blow cereal I bought last month. That's the benefit of stockpiling sale items. It cuts my shopping time and needs in time like this when I'm sick and rather be home on the sofa.

I have ground turkey and chicken for easy burger or meatloaf or I can brown it and add it to tomato sauce/diced tomato for pasta sauce.

What do you do for meals when you are sick and don’t feel like cooking?

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Mary said…
So sorry you're still feeling yucky. Baked potatoes are our go-to food for when we don't want to/don't have time to cook. They're very versatile, can be dressed up or enjoyed plain, eaten alone or with sides (easy-salad), and in a pinch, I can substitute a sweet potato for me while my SO sticks with Irish. And they can be cooked in the microwave in less than 10 minutes while I wander around doing something else :)