Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Tuesday, September 29, 2009
Thursday, September 24, 2009
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
Monday, September 21, 2009
Friday, September 18, 2009
1 Chex Mix $2 - 2x 50cent ecoupons - 50cent mq insert
2 BC Fruit Roll Ups $2.50 ea - 2x 50cent shortcuts (ecoupons) - 50cent cellfire (ecoupon) - $1 mq
2 GM Cocoa Puffs $2.50 ea - 75cent shortcuts - 2x $1 mq IP(Internet printable)
12 Nature Valley Nut Clusters $2.50 ea -3x $1 ecoupons - 3x 40cent ecoupons - 12x $1.60 mq received from Pssst (I will be handing these out to friends and neighbors to get their opinions)
2 Pillsbury Cinnamon Mini Bites $1.89 ea - $1 shortcuts - 40cent shortcuts - $1 IP
2 Grands Biscuits (small cans) $1.49 ea - 2x $1 shortcuts - $1 IP
1 Toaster Strudel $2.50 - $1 IP
2 Green Giant Steamers $2 ea - 50cent IP
1 Kid Cuisine frozen dinner $2.50 - 3x $1 shortcuts
1 Yoplait Yo Plus $2.50 - 2x $1 cellfire -$1 mq
1 OM Bacon $3
2.19 lbs bananas $1.07
.79 lb Roma tomatoes $1.18
2.05 lbs red grapes $$1.99
5lb bag potatoes $2.19
4x $4 off GM Cereal deal
All these deductions brought my total down to $8.37
My total savings at the bottom of my receipt was 91% or $86.12
I also received a catalina for a free box of Capri Sun and found a $5 giftcard in one of the boxes of Cocoa Puffs.
If you would like to see a picture of this shopping trip you can read my post here.
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Thursday, September 17, 2009
For more great grocery trips head over to The Grocery Cart Challenge.
My children have seen many things and places that they might not have if we would have stayed put in Texas. We moved to Gilbert, AZ first and so they have been to the Grand Canyon. They have also been to San Diego and San Francisco. We use to drive everywhere when we lived in Houston, Texas. And it would take us a day just to get out of Texas, so I don't believe we would have ever ventured to California. They have also lived near the beach in Corpus Christi because of one of these moves. And we have lived in West Texas in the very family oriented town of Midland. We have loved all of these place and had great adventures but we are glad to be back home in Houston, Texas.
Things have come full circle for us and we are Happy were we are planted.
$.25 off of Dole Juice products
$.25 off of 20 oz. Pepsi
$.25 off of Sobe Lifewater
You can print each of theses coupons twice.
Remember to "Pay it Forward."
Tell your friends to come visit me to get their coupons.
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
You can enter the "It Pays To Eat Pasta Sweepstakes" here. You may enter once each day until October 30th of 2009.
8 Grand Prizes of free groceries for a year ($5200)
42 First Place prizes of a mini grocery spree ($200)
With coupons and sales we could easily turn $5200 into $10,400 or more. If I win, I will post all my shopping trips to see how far that $5200 will go.
Tuesday, September 15, 2009
When you buy 5 Kashi products you will receive a $5 gift card. You can do this deal as many times as you want (no limit). I did 2 deals and split it up into 2 transactions along with a few other items. Here are my transactions.
4-Johnson's Buddies $1.02 ea. - (4)$1 mq from 9/13 inserts(Johnson's Any)
4-Market Place cheese sticks $.40 ea - (2)$1 Target coupon found here
5-Kashi waffles $1.83 ea - (5)$1 mq peelies found on packages of Kashi cereal last month (still some out there)
Total after coupons was $4.24.
I paid with a $5 gift card from a previous week and owed nothing. I then received a $5 gift card.
1-Sara Lee Soft and Smooth loaf of bread $1.99 - $1 mq received in a Wizards of Waverly Place House Party kit.
1-Kashi cookie $2.88 - $1 mq peelie
2-Kashi granola bars $2.88 ea - (2)$1 mq peelie
1-Kashi cereal $2.88 - $1.50 mq
1-Kashi waffles $1.83 - $1 mq peelie
Total after coupons was $8.84.
I paid with $.74 left on gift card use in previous transaction and used the $5 gift card earned in the last transaction. That left me owing a grand total of only $3.08 for all these item.
And then I received a $5 gift card to use later.
Monday, September 14, 2009
Last weeks menu was a great success. The Hoisin Chicken Wraps on last weeks menu was definitely a family favorite and will be repeated before the year is over. The fish taco menu was also very yummy. Jessica especially liked the green rice. We thought that the Spicy Ginger-and-Orange Chicken with Broccoli was not spicy enough. We will add some crushed red pepper flakes the next time we make that one. We only used a 1/4 tsp. ground red pepper this time.
This week my son Sean has his first football game of the season. He is in 7th grade and we are very excited for him. Because we don't know exactly when we'll be home, sloppy joes will be on the menu. Reheating that will make for a quick gamenight meal.
We are using proteins we already have in the freezer to keep the grocery budget down a little this week. Because we had a lot of chicken last week, I have decided to really mixup the menu this week. I hope you are ready. It's going to be a good one.
Tuesday-Mexican Turkey Casserole
Wednesday-Big Boy Sugo over egg noodles, green beans and rolls (The recipe for the Sugo is from Rachal Ray's Big Orange Book cookbook. After we try it, I will type it up if we feel like it was worth the time it takes to make.)
Thursday-Chicken Sausages, Not Potato Salad, and Cantelope
Saturday-Dinner Out after church
Sunday-Garlic and Rosemary Meatballs in Red Sauce, eggnoodles, and salad
After reading our menu plan, I hope your mouth is watering and you are ready to try something new.
Have you tried any new recipes recently that your family liked? If so, feel free to leave a comment and share some of your favorites.
For more great menu options you can visit Laura over at Org Junkie.
Sunday, September 13, 2009
1 pound ground turkey breast
1 tablespoon chili powder
1/2 tablespoon ground cumin
1 onion, chopped
3 cloves garlic, chopped
1/2 bag of baby carrots, sliced into small pieces
1 small zucchini, diced
2 tablespoons of canned diced green chiles (put the rest in a baggie and throw in the freezer for another recipe)
10 oz. frozen corn
1 (15 oz.) can black beans, rinsed and drained
1/2 cup chicken stock
1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
Zest and Juice of 1 lime
12 corn tortillas
1 1/2 cups shredded mexican cheese
2 plum tomatoes, seeded and chopped
1 avocado, removed from skin, pitted and chopped for topping
1 head of lettuce, shredded
Preheat oven to 375*F.
Heat oil in a large skillet or dutch oven over medium-high heat. Add ground turkey and brown for 4 minutes, breaking up as it cooks. Season the meat with chili powder and cumin. Add next six ingredients and cook for 8 more minutes. Next, stir in the chiles, corn, and beans and heat through. Check the seasoning and add more if you like. Stir in the chicken stock and cook for and additional 2 minutes. Take pan off the heat and stir in the cilantro, 1 tsp of the lime zest, and the lime juice.
Put half the mixture in a 13 x 9 baking dish, top with 6 corn tortillas and repeat. Top with shredded cheese and bake 7 to 10 minutes until cheese is melted.
Top each serving with lettuce, tomato and avocado. Put salsa on the table for those who like it spicy.
For more great recipes you can go to the Recipe Swap over at The Grocery Cart Challege.
Friday, September 11, 2009
Thursday, September 10, 2009
If you want to print multiples of the Target coupons that didn't come from inserts (cheerios, artisan bread, ice cream, etc.) you can go here. Some of these coupons expire on the 12th of this month so you will need to hurry.
This was a really fun trip and I hope you are able to get in on some of the deals. Let me know how your trip works out. I love when others are able to score fantastic deals.
Remember to, "Pay it Forward."
Monday, September 7, 2009
Welcome back y'all. I hope everyone had a wonderful and safe holiday weekend.
Well from looking at what my daughter and I have planned for meals this week, it is the week of the chicken. We've thrown in one fish night for good measure and to throw a curve ball to the guys when they say, "What's for dinner, chicken?" LOL. Can't wait for that one.
As you have probably noticed, we don't repeat a lot of meals often. We like variety and we never get bored trying new recipes. We will pull out a few of our favorite fall and winter recipes from last year. For the most part we will have at least a few recipes that you have not tried. We will always update you the following week if we made any changes to the recipes used.
This week we were in the mood for food with a lot of flavor. I guess it's that whole going from summer to fall transition. We are in the mood for comfort food and our comfort food has a lot of flavor. I am so excited about the fall and winter recipes. I hope y'all will check back to see what we're cooking.
There were no changes to last weeks recipes. We liked everything except the slaw recipe from friday.
Monday-Labor Day Family Get Together
Tuesday-Hoisin Chicken Wraps and sugar snap peas
Wednesday-Bourbon Orange Skillet BBQ Chicken with Cornbread Topper and a side salad
Thursday-Spicy Ginger-and-Orange Chicken with Broccoli, rice and egg rolls
Friday-Fish Tacos with Quick Slaw, Avocado Sauce and Green Rice
Saturday-Dinner Out after church
Sunday Supper-Old-Fashioned Chicken and Dumplings with a side salad
What are some of your family's favorite recipes? Feel free to leave a link to your favorites or just leave a comment. Maybe will be trying some of your favorites next.
To view more menu plans, head over to Org Junkie.
Saturday, September 5, 2009
The main reason I went was because of the Intuition Razor deal, my daughter Jessica loves these things. So when I can get them free or really cheap, I stock up. There are manufacturer coupons out for $4 off and there are also Target coupons for $4 off in last weekends inserts. You can stack these two coupons together for some overage. Make sure you give all manufacturer coupons first then hand over the Target coupons. And whatever you do, don't give all your coupons to the cashier if you have a lot. I made this mistake and the cashier got flustered. I know that she missed a couple of my coupons now. It is the price I paid to learn this lesson.
Now on to my shopping trip.
1-Gerber baby bottle = free with Target printable
1-Petite loaf Artisan bread $.99= free with Target printable
1.27 lbs bananas =$.56 (cashier missed this coupon, should have been $.06)
6-Glade Scented Oil Candles refill packs$2.50 ea (5 were free, you guessed it the cashier missed one for $2.50)
4-Glade Scented Oil Tins $1.66 each-$2 off coupon on each for $.34 overage on each
2-Palmolive Pure and Clear $2.49 ea - $.75 mq on each and $1 Target q on each
2-Hillshire Farm Lunchmeat $3.04 ea - $1 Target q on each
1-Bottle good balsamic vinegar $9.69
2-Cheerios single serve cups$1 -$1/2 mq and $1 Target q makes them free
1-Sara Lee bread $1.99= free when you buy 2 Hillshire Farms Lunchmeat tearpad coupon
1-carton Tropicana OJ$2.89 - no coupon
1-16oz International Delights refridgerated coffee creamer$2.04 - $1 IP mq
4-Intuition Razors $6.99 ea - $4 mq each and $4 Target coupon each for $1.01 overage
2-Hefty One Zip trial size bags $1.04 each - $1 mq IP
8-Chef Michael cans of wet dog food $.84 ea - 4 BOGO mg and 4 BOGO Target q
My total for all this was only $17.90.
And I will be sending off for a $2.49 rebate for the Palmolive Pure and Clear.
How did your week go? Did you find any great deals?