Feb 26, 2024

Weekly Roundup: Cheap Puffs with Lotion, Copycat Red Lobster biscuits, Eclipse Tips

If you happen to be a Leap Day baby, let me wish you an early happy birthday! A friend's wife was born on Leap Day and I've always been a little envious that she can claim to be so young 😂 Also, I sent out the February edition of the email newsletter on Friday, so if you haven't seen it, please check your spam. On to this week's roundup (I've marked affiliate/referral links with a *, which means I may make a little bit of money if you make a purchase or sign up using that link - thank you!):

  • If you need tissue and prefer the lotion variety like we do (my son in particular has been going through a lot of tissue lately - I think it's a combo of allergies and a cold): Target has a very good deal when you buy 4 8-packs of Puffs Plus Lotion* at $13.49 each. You'll get back a $15 Target gift card, making your cost just $0.97 per box, which meets my rarely-met target price of $1 or less per box. Amazon has an even better deal if you don't qualify for the 15% off Subscribe & Save discount: Buy 4 8-packs at $12.72 $11.38 each* when you Subscribe & Save at 5% 15% off and get a $15 promotional credit, making the price just $0.90 $0.76 per box!

  • I made these Copycat Red Lobster biscuits for dinner last night and they were delicious. I especially liked the dough, because I have a tendency to overmix biscuit dough and this dough came together super quickly and didn't need much mixing.

  • A tip for those who have Coverdell Education Savings Accounts: Keep track of contributions. I filed our taxes using TurboTax, and it's the first time I've had 1099-Q forms since our oldest is now in college. I took distributions from his Coverdell ESA, and the program asked how much basis was in the account. Um ... I don't remember! Luckily, I had the records to reconstruct all of our contributions, but it was stressful for a while.

  • This story from a WWE hall-of-famer is the best Taylor Swift story I've ever heard.

  • Maybe because LA isn't in the path of the upcoming full eclipse, I didn't know anything about it until recently. And then I came upon i am a food blog's comprehensive eclipse guide. If you have any interest in eclipse viewing, it's a great place to start.

  • Has anyone been to a Cream Pan bakery? It was named best bakery in California, so I can see myself making a special trek to one sometime (there isn't one particularly nearby, unfortunately).

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