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Refund Arrives Wednesday

January 28th, 2017 at 04:55 pm

Our tax refund is scheduled to arrive in our bank account on Wednesday, February 1. I submitted them on Sunday, January 22. That is a pretty fast turn around! That $1497 refund is going straight to pay the tuition bill, which has been my plan all along.

I forgot to mention that I redeemed our Discover Rewards and had them deposited in our bank account this week. A whopping $3.37. I seem to earn the least amount of rewards from this card. We don't use it much, so I think I'm going to close it in my desire to keep things a bit simpler.

We are going to a matinee movie today. We are going to see Moana, which our daughter is interested in. We will pay $6 per person for admission. Afterwards we may stop for a quick dinner as our celebration of the first semester ending. It may just be Subway. I do have coupons there that expire tomorrow.

Tomorrow we will probably have fried rice for dinner. With tofu, which I have not made in years. Any advice for using it with fried rice? Do I just drain, cube it and add in?

10 Responses to “Refund Arrives Wednesday”

  1. scottish girl Says:

    That was quick!

  2. fern Says:

    I just filed my federal return today. Hope i get as quick a refund as you.

  3. Beawealthywarrior Says:

    Moana is a great movie!

  4. Amber Says:

    Yes that was quick. I heard a few weeks ago that there were some delays with the returns

  5. My English Castle Says:

    Ill bet the music was beautiful! Hope your fried rice was great; that's on our menu tomorrow.

  6. FrugalTexan75 Says:

    I think that's what I'd do - drain the tofu, then slice into cubes and fry with the rice (if you use a sauce to fry the rice in?)

  7. creditcardfree Says:

    Thanks FT. Yes, there is a sauce for the fried rice.

  8. snafu Says:

    That's an amazing turn around. We don't usually get out verification slips until the very last day which is February 28th and usually followed by 'corrections' sent b the end of March. That requires endless forms for 'adjustments' which can easily get confusing just because of repetition!

    Tofu, so healthy will absorb any flavor added. I've a variety of easily home made sauces to accompany/flavour all Asian type meals. Best of Bridge Sweet & Sour sauce 3/4 cup brown sugar. 1/2 cup ketchup. 1/2 cup white vinegar.
    2 Tbsp. Worcestershire sauce. 1 tsp. chili powder. 1/4 cup water. 1 onion, sm diced.

    Mix, gently simmer to blend flavors. The quantity is for 4 lbs pork so you will need to significantly reduce quantity. I've often made it, when cooled poured into small Mason type canning jar for freezer, scooping out amount needed with ice cream scoop

  9. ceejay74 Says:

    Jealous of your tax refund coming already! AS has only received one of her bazillion 1099s, so I'm holding off even setting up an appointment with our accountant until they start rolling in.

    I recommend pressing the tofu (wrap in paper towels, put something heavy on it like a plate with a cook book, leave for about 20 mins).

    Then you could cube & fry separately, maybe lightly salt so it's got some flavor on its own. & add to the rice once it's slightly crispy.

    Alternately, if you were thinking of it more as a substitute for scrambled egg, squeeze some of the moisture out (don't need to press it, but wrap it in a paper towel and get some more moisture out). Then break apart into bite size chunks. Fry in oil until the chunks are starting to brown in some places, then add some seasoning (turmeric for color, salt or black salt if you've got it, nutritional yeast if you've got it, maybe curry powder and a touch of powdered ginger) and fry for a bit longer. Then stir into the rice.

    I haven't seen Moana yet but the kids have, and we've been watching the songs on Youtube. They are all so great, instant classics! I love The Rock (as Maui)'s song "You're Welcome" the best.

  10. creditcardfree Says:

    Moana was very good! It's a bit interesting to go to a Disney animated movie with your 16 year old daughter, but we did enjoy it. Our daughter is a huge fan of Lin-Manuel Miranda the creator composer of the broadway show Hamilton, and knew he also composed the music for Moana, so that was our main motivation. If you like the music of Moana, the Hamilton music is just as good, maybe better...obviously different themes!

    Thanks for the tofu suggestions! It will be replacing the egg, as my daughter didn't like that texture in the last fried rice we made.

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