Friday, January 2, 2009

A Week of Free Dinners!

Funny what amuses a couponer...

I was looking back over my posts and noticed the free food that I had acquired over time. I wondered if it were possible to eat a week of dinners just with the free ingredients that I have on hand. So just for fun and as a personal challenge I came up with a menu using only my free items. I have listed the items and posts from which the items came at the bottom. The only rule is that I still had to have the ingredients on hand and that since I often get milk and eggs from CVS as fillers and pay with ECBs, I can include those basics.

I realize that I buy the coupons to make the deals, however, when I purchase the papers I try to only use register rewards earned at Walgreens to pay for them - so low or no cost.


Slow Cooker Sausage, Vegetable and Rice Soup
Decadent Sweet Milk Bread

Shepherd's Pie
2 Ingredient Chocolate Fudge

Southwestern Vegetarian Pot Pie

Sweet and Spicy Sausage Stir-fry (using salad dressing)

Breakfast for Dinner: Pancakes with Chocolate Glaze

Vegetable Frittata
Cake Mix Cookies

Corn Sausage Muffins
Steamed Vegetables

Free Food:
Veg All Frozen Vegetables
Frank's Hot Sauce
Blue Bonnet Margarine
Kroger All-Purpose Flour
Sweetened Condensed Milk
Nestle Baking Chocolate Chips
Fleischmann's Yeast
Betty Crocker Whipped Frosting
Lipton Tea Bags

Cheerios Cereal
Jimmy Dean Sausage Links
Daisy Sour Creams
Dunkin Hines Cake Mix
Betty Crocker Cookie Mix
Cattleman's Barbecue Sauce
Aidell Cajun Sausages
Betty Crocker Warm Delights

Deer Park Water
Idahoan Mashed Potatoes
Martha White Corn Muffin Mix
Martha White Lemon Muffin Mix
Pet Evaporated Milk

Uncle Ben's Long Grain & Wild Rice
Muir Glen Tomato Sauce
French Worcester
Green Giant Valley Fresh Steamers

Kraft Salad Dressings
Crystal Light Drink Mixes

Green Giant Valley Fresh Steamer Peas
Sarah Lee Breads
Milk (used as filler for CVS Deal, paid with ECBs)
Eggs (used as filler for CVS Deal, paid with ECBs)


Michelle said...

Rock on!

Andria said...


I stumbled across your blog last week as I was researching couponing. I'm very impressed!

I'm just down the road from you in Huntsville. :-) We have a lot in common, including the industries we work in. I'm looking forward to learning more from you (about smart shopping).

Thanks so much, your a great source of inspiration!

Leah said...

AWESOME! i came across your blog after a google search on cvs and immediately noticed the 'bat building'! LOL! hello to a fellow southerner!