Adobo was _perfect._ Or at least it inspired enough confidence for me to store two portions in the refrigerator and four in the freezer. I marinated the chicken in a mix of soy sauce, vinegar, bay leaves and pepper for two days, following a Filipino adobo recipe I found on the Net. And it worked! It was wonderfully flavorful. The cost comes down to roughly 75 cents per portion for the chicken, plus some more for soy sauce and vinegar. I used far too much soy sauce and vinegar this time, and I'll probably scale the recipe down a bit the next time I prepare a grand marinade. (Maybe once a week or once every two weeks! ;) )
Rice worked out, too. I have four portions of rice (two in the ref, two in the freezer) ready to be reheated whenever I want to eat adobo or whatever else I want.
I would also like to happily announce that I have found out how to make the lettuce I bought palatable. ;) I threw together a quick salad earlier: iceberg lettuce, crabsticks, tomatoes and carrots. Not only did the salad appeal to me visually, but it wasn't bad gastronomically. I drizzled a quick vinaigrette (some vinegar, lots of oil, salt, and pepper) using a sauce squeeze bottle I picked up for CAD 0.29, and I had a very fun lunch. I _really_ liked the crabsticks. Thanks for the tip, Clair!
To top it all off, I learned how to fold a fitted sheet so that it stays nice and flat. =)