Monday, January 31, 2011

Coffee Mate Catalina at Kroger

If you are a big coffee drinker, you may wish to take advantage of this offer!

Buy Nestle Coffee Mate Liquid Creamer, 16 oz. or larger between 1/24 and 2/20/11 and save up to $3.00 on your next purchase.

Purchase Requirements:
  • Buy (2) & Get $1.00
  • Buy (3) & Get $2.00
  • Buy (4) or more & Get $3.00 OYNO
All items must be purchased in one shopping order. Limited to product in stock. No cash back.

Link Love: Want to Find Out What Sells on Ebay?

I thought this article was very interesting. If you ever want to sell things on Ebay, it is a good idea to know what people are looking for the most.

Link Love: How to Make Sushi at Home

Many times I will put a link to an article on this blog so that I will be able to come back to it. I have always wanted to learn how to make sushi so I thought this article was great. She shows you step by step instructions with pictures! Hopefully I can put this information to good use someday soon...

Menu Plan Monday 1/31/2011


Monday: Corn Dogs (Cub Scout Night)
Tuesday: Roasted Red Pepper and Artichoke Cheese Tortellini
Wednesday: Ratatouille's Ratatouille
Thursday: Mustard Chicken and Steamed Vegetables
Friday: Smoked Turkey and Vegetable Quiche
Saturday: Spaghetti
Sunday: Fresh Mushroom Casserole

Friday, January 28, 2011

Lemon Butter Potatoes Recipe

I tried these recently in Publix and after getting some cute baby potatoes for free, tried it at home. These are great and very easy to make!

Lemon Butter Potatoes

from Publix

Ingredients

Cooking spray
1 (24-oz) bag Dutch baby potatoes
2 tablespoons water
4 tablespoons unsalted butter
Juice of 1 lemon
1 teaspoon Everglades seasoning

Prep
  • Preheat oven to 450°F. Coat baking sheet with cooking spray.
  • Cut potatoes in half; place in microwave-safe bowl with water.
Steps
  1. Cover potatoes and microwave on HIGH 7–8 minutes or until tender. Cut butter into small pieces; set aside.
  2. Squeeze juice of lemon over potatoes; stir in butter and seasoning. Spread potatoes in single layer on baking sheet. Bake 10–12 minutes, stirring occasionally, or until golden. Serve.

CALORIES (per 1/4 recipe) 230kcal; FAT 12g; CHOL 30mg; SODIUM 390mg; CARB 32g; FIBER 3g; PROTEIN 3g; VIT A 10%; VIT C 20%; CALC 15%; IRON 10%

For the Locals: Last Weekend to Register for YMCA Kid Sports

You have until the end of the month (Monday) to register for spring soccer or flag football at the Franklin YMCA and probably for the other local YMCAs. Practice is after school or early evening (usually 5 or 6 pm) and you can put a note on the application if you need the later time due to work. Games are on Saturdays. I have had one son on a soccer and another on a flag football team during the same season and I requested them to have the same practice night. They were very accommodating. Practice for both sports is on the same field. We are not members of the Y, and it cost per child $109 for the season. It is cheaper if you are a member.

Also if you are looking for a great place to work out but don't want to fork out a monthly payment to a gym, the Williamson County Franklin Recreation Center is offering until Monday a 30 visit pass for $30 which is half off the normal price.

Publix Run 1/27/2010

I stopped in to buy these cute potatoes that had such a fantastic coupon which lit up the blogs yesterday!


2 V8 Splash, 64 oz., $2.99 BOGO
-$1/2 V8 Splash, SS 1/02
Final Price: .99¢ ea

4 Gatorade Prime 4 oz, or Recover 16.9 oz, $1
-(4) $1 off Gatorade Prime 4 oz. or Recover 19.6 oz., hang tags
Final Price: Free

2 Aleve, 20 ct, on sale 1.95
-(2) $1.25/1 MF Q blinkie currently at Publix
Final Price: .70 ea

Blueberries, 1 pint, $2.50 (not pictured, kids found on the way home!)

3 Tasteful Selections Potatoes, 24-28 oz. bag, $3.99 BOGO

-(2) .50/1 Tasteful Selections Baby Potatoes bag printable (ZIP 90210), doubled
-$2/1 Tasteful Selections Baby Potatoes bag printable (ZIP 90210)
Final Price: .66 ea

4 Campbells Chunky Soup, 1.99 BOGO
-$1/4 IP Q
Final Price: .74 ea

2 Sundown D Vitamins, 2.99
-$6/1 Publix Q from Green Advantage Flyer
-(2) $2/1 Sundown Vitamin from Kroger Insert
Final Price: Free+


Everglades Seasoning, 3.79

Total before sales/coupons: 56.24
Sales: 20.48
Coupons: 23.50
OOP: 12.26 (saving 78%)

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Milk and Honey Bread Recipe

I was looking for a bread recipe that was still slightly sweet but did not use white sugar. Here is a great one! This turned out not too sweet and very soft. I will definitely be making this again. I made the dough in the breadmaker but took it out to bake in the oven at 350 for 35 minutes.

Milk and Honey Bread Recipe

Ingredients:
  • 1 cup plus 1 tablespoon milk
  • 3 tablespoons honey
  • 3 tablespoons melted butter
  • 3 cups bread flour
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 2 teaspoons active dry yeast
Instructions:

Add ingredients to the bread machine pan in the order recommended by your bread machine manufacturer.
Use basic and medium crust settings.
Makes 1 loaf.

Favorite Deals This Week 1/27/2011

Publix:

Tasteful Selections Potatoes, 24-28 oz. bag, $3.99 BOGO
-.50/1 or $2/1 Tasteful Selections Baby Potatoes bag printable (ZIP 90210)
Final Price: Free to .99¢

Eight O’Clock Coffee 11-12 oz. bag, $5.89 BOGO
-$1 off Eight O’Clock coffee printable
-$2/2 Eight O’Clock coffee bag, SS 10/24, in store dispenser, or printable
-.75/1 Eight O’Clock coffee, February All You magazine
Final Price: $1.94 - 2.19

French’s Classic Yellow Mustard 14 oz., $1.89 BOGO
-.30/1 French’s Classic mustard, SS 1/23
-.50/1 French’s Mustard printable or printable
Final Price: Free - .34

Kraft Barbecue Sauce 16.25-18 oz., $1.69 BOGO
-$1/2 Kraft Grey Poupon, Salad Dressing, Miracle Whip, Mayo, BBQ Sauce or A1 (Target Coupon) printable
-$1/2 Kraft BBQ Sauce (Walgreens coupon) printable
Final Price: .34 (this is a popular free item during the summer so you may want to wait)

V8 Splash or Diet V8 Splash, 64 oz., $2.79 BOGO
-$1/2 off Diet V8 Splash juice, 46 oz + printable
-$1/2 Campbell’s V8 Splash, SS 1/02
Final Price: .89¢

Juicy Juice 100% Juice 8 pk. 6.75 oz. boxes, $2.99 BOGO
-$1/2 Nestle Juicy Juice products printable
-$2/4 Nestle Juicy Juice products printable
Final Price: .99¢

General Mills Chex Mix, Gardetto’s, or Bugles 6-8.6 oz., $2.50 BOGO
-.50/2 General Mills Chex mix or 100 cal snack, 4.5 oz +, SS 12/05 (EXP 01/29) or SS 1/02
Final Price: .75¢ ea

Gorton’s Shrimp Temptations, or Premium Fish Fillets or Sticks, 10.5-17.2 oz., $7.73 BOGO
-$1 off Gorton’s Grilled item printable (if included)
-$1 off Gorton’s items, SS 1/16
-$1/2 Gorton’s products printable
-.50/1 Gorton’s items, SS 1/16
Final Price: 2.86 - 3.36

Blueberries or Blackberries, 1 pint, $2.50

Gatorade Prime 4 oz, or Recover 16.9 oz, $1
-$1 off Gatorade Prime 4 oz. or Recover 19.6 oz., in store dispenser
-Free Gatorade Perform or G2 16 oz. WYB Gatorade Prime 4 oz. and Gatorade Recover 16 oz., RP 1/09
Final Price: Free

LaCroix Sparkling Water, 12 pk, $3.50
-$1.25 off LaCroix Sparkling Water, 12 pk printable
Final Price: $2.25

Flintstones Multivitamin Gummies or Chewables, 50-150 ct., 25% off (starting at $6.49 reg.)
-$2 off Citracal, Flintstones, or One A Day vitamins (Publix Coupon), Health Look Publix Pharmacy Booklet
-$5/2 Flintstones, or Midol 40 ct. (Publix Coupon) Green Advantage Buy Flyer (starts 1/29)
-$1 off Flintstones product, SS 1/02
-$2 off Flintstones multivitamin printable
-$3/2 Citracal, Flintstones, Phillips Colon Health, or One A Day products, in store dispenser
Final Price: buy (2) use $5/2 store and (2) $2 mfr., makes it 36¢ ea. for the small bottles

Maalox Advanced, 65 ct. $4.99
-$5 off Maalox product, SS 1/09
Final Price: Free+

Sale found at my Publix:

Aleve, 20 ct, on sale 1.95
-$1.25/1 MF Q blinkie currently at Publix
Final Price: .70 ea

Thanks to Southern Savers for most of this information. Visit her site for complete sale/coupon match-up!

Aldi:


Celery, .69 ea

Russet Potatoes, 10 lbs, 1.49

Yellow Onions, 3 lbs, .99

Navel Oranges, 4 lbs, 1.49

Harris Teeter:

Orville Redenbacher’s Popcorn, 4.8-9.9 oz., $2.99 limit 10 B2G3
-$1 off Orville Redenbacher’s gourmet popping corn, any size, in store dispenser
-$1 off Orville Redenbacher’s Poppycock, on product
-$1/2 Orville Redenbacher’s Smartpop Gourmet Popping Corn, 10 pk., Bi-Lo New Year, New You booklet
-.55/1 Orville Redenbacher’s gourmet popping corn, 3 pk. +, in store dispenser
-Free Soda max $1.50 WYB (2) Orville Redenbacher’s Gourmet popping corn 3 pk +, on product
Final Price: use (2) .55/1, makes it 75¢ ea

Breakstone’s Sour Cream, 16 oz., at $2.39 BOGO
-.55/1 Breakstone Sour Cream printable
Final Price: .09¢

Harris Teeter Half Spiral Ham, $1.49 lb.

Celestial Seasonings, 2.2 oz., $1.79
-$1 off Celestial Seasonings tea, SS 1/16, SS 10/03 (EXP 01/31), SS 12/12 or printable
Final Price: .79¢

Breakstone’s Cottage Cheese, 16 oz., $1.29
-$1 off Breakstone’s 2% or fat free Cottage Cheese printable
-$1.50/2 Breakstone’s cottage cheese, 4 pk, SS 1/02
-$1/2 Breakstone’s cottage cheese, 16 oz, SS 1/02
-.55/1 Breakstone’s cottage cheese, 16 oz, SS 1/02
Final Price: use .55/1, makes it 19¢ ea

Visit Southern Savers for more deals.

Kroger:

There is a mega event this week where you buy 10 items on their list and receive $5 off. Check out the list here for all the items included! My favorites include:

Silk Pure Almond Almondmilk or Pure Coconut Coconutmilk Half Gallon, $1.99 (Mega Price)
-$1 off Silk Pure Almond Almondmilk, half gal, SS 1/16
-$1 off Silk Soy Milk printable , printable , or printable
-.55/1 Silk Seasonal soymilk, 1 qt printable
-.75/1 Silk Pure Almond printable
Final Price: .99¢

Honest Tea, 16 oz., 75¢ (Mega Price)
-$1/2 Honest Tea or Ade drink printable
-$1/2 Honest Tea product, 16 fl oz printable
-.50/1 Honest Tea or Ade bottle, (register) printable
Final Price: Use .50/1, makes it Free

Reach Toothbrush or Access Flosser, $1 (Mega Price)
-$1 off Reach Toothbrush or Floss printable
-$2 off Reach toothbrush, tearpad
-$2/2 Reach toothbrush printable
-$3/3 Listerine Antiseptic Mouthwash, or Reach toothbrush, floss or access flosser, 500 ml +, SS 1/09
-.50/1 Listerine Antiseptic Mouthwash, or Reach toothbrush, floss or access flosser, 500 ml +, SS 1/09
-B1G1 Reach Single Toothbrush , up to $3.99, RP 1/03/10
-$1 off Reach Dental Floss or Access Flosser, RP 1/03/10
-$1 off Reach Dental floss, Access Flosser, or toothbrush, RP 10/10

-$1.50/2 Listerine Antiseptic Mouthwash, or Reach toothbrush, floss or access flosser, 500 ml +, SS 1/09
Final Price: Use $1 off, makes it Free

Del Monte Vegetables 11-15.25 oz. can, 49¢ (Mega Price)
-$1/5 Del Monte canned tomatoes, fruit, or fruit cup snacks, Bi-Lo New Year, New You booklet
-.75/3 Del Monte Canned Fruits, Vegetables and Tomatoes, Kroger home mailer
Final Price: .24¢

Hunt’s Tomatoes or Tomato Sauce 10.5-14.5 oz., 49¢ (Mega Price)
-$1/3 Hunt’s tomato product Kroger eCoupon
-$1/3 Hunt’s Diced tomatoes, January All You magazine
-.45/3 Hunts canned tomatoes, SS 1/23
Final Price: .16¢ ea

Rotel Tomatoes 10 oz., 49¢ (Mega Price)
-$1/3 Rotel canned product printable
-B3G1 RoTel product, max $1, January All You magazine
Final Price: buy 4, use both, makes it 11¢ ea

HG Hill:


End Cut Pork Chops, .99 per lb

Chicken Thighs or Drumsticks, .99 per lb

Honeysuckle Turkey Breast, 1.59 per lb (frozen)

Smithfield Honey Glazed Spiral Sliced Ham, 1.99 per lb

Ground Beef, 1.89 per lb

Chicken Leg Quarters, 10 lb bag, .59 per lb (5.90)

Extra Large Tomatoes, .99 per lb

Purity Ice Cream Sandwiches, 6 ct., 1.00

Little Debbie Snacks, box, $1.00

Always Save Beans, .59

Always Save Soft Drinks, 2 ltrs, .79

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Link Love: Why your dishes won't come clean anymore

Good to know. Quietly the dishwasher detergent makers have changed their ingredients. Check out this article.

Link Love: The Importance of Fever

In this time of more colds and flus, I found this article, The Importance of Fever very informative. I did learn something very interesting. You should avoid white refined sugar when you are ill. Here is the text:

Avoid white, refined sugar. It has been documented that refined white sugar can suppress the immune system. In a study reported in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition as far back as 1977 reported the adverse that sugar has on the immune system. Blood was drawn from subjects and the activity of the white blood cells that neutralize viruses and bacteria was observed and calculated. The white blood cell activity was calculated before and after subjects were given various doses of sugar: 6, 12, 18 and 24 teaspoons, respectively. Each subsequently higher dose of sugar created a corresponding decrease in the activities of the subject’s white blood cells. The group that had consumed the largest amount of sugar had essentially no functioning white blood cells within an hour after consuming the sugar. The immunosuppression occurred for up to two hours after consuming that sugar, but the adverse effects of no blood cell activity persisted in some instances for up to five hours. REF: Am J Clin Nut 1977;30:613 “Depression of lymphocyte transformation following oral glucose ingestion.”

Monday, January 24, 2011

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Snow Ice Cream!

This is a tradition in our house. We live in Tennessee so we don't get a lot of snow but when we do, it is an event. I did this when I was a child and now my children do it as well.

Snow Ice Cream

Bucket of clean snow
Sugar (1/2 to 1 cup)
Cap full of vanilla
Milk (about 1 cup)

Mix well until it slightly melts and becomes smooth. Serve.

Kids love this!

Kroger & Harris Teeter Trips 1/20/2011

Made a few quick trips before the snow piles up tonight!

Kroger:


4 Fiber One Chewy Bars, 2.49
-(4) $0.50/1 Fiber One Granola Bars printable here, here, and here, doubled
-(3) .50/1 eCoupons
Final Price: 1.11 ea

2 Nature Valley Granola Bars, 2.49
-(2) .50/1 printable, doubled
-(2) .50/1 eCoupons
Final Price: .99 ea

2 Cinnamon Cheerios, 2.49
-buy (3) participating GM cereals and/or granola bars for $2.49 ea, get (1) FREE box of Cinnamon Cheerios or Cinnamon Chex (Limit 6)
-(2) .75/1 General Mills Cinnamon Burst Cheerios, Any Box (using zip code 76109) - Coupons.com
Final Price: Free+

2 Best Life Buttery Spread, $1.00
-(2) $1/1 Bestlife Butter Products 1/2/2011 SS Insert (exp 3/2/2011)
Final Price: Free

Louisiana Hot Sauce, .89
-$1/1 MF Q
Final Price: Free

2 Blueberries, regularly 6.49, on sale 3.87 ea

Apples, .99 per lb, 2.83

Bakery Cake, on sale 2.99

Total before sales/coupons: 56.78
Sales: 22.36
Coupons: 13.75
OOP: 20.67 (saving 64%)
Received: $3.50 Catalina OYNO for purchasing (5) Nature Valley or Fiber One Bars. Also received a Catalina for .75/1 Vitamin Water.


Harris Teeter:



I was not impressed with this week's sales at Harris Teeter. However, I think their quality of meat is excellent so when they have a good sale, I will make a special trip to buy it.

4 Harris Teeter Whole Chicken, on sale .59 per lb, price per chicken 2.56 - 3.19

Smithfield Smoked Jowls, on sale 1.49 per lb, 1.59 & 1.52

Vitamin Water, 1.00
-.75/1 Kroger Catalina, doubled
Final Price: Free

-3.50 Catalina from Kroger Trip

Total before sales/coupons: 34.36
Sales: 17.47
Coupons: 4.50
OOP: 12.39 (saving 64%, great for meat!)

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Favorite Deals This Week 1/19/2011

Aldi:

Pears, 28 oz pkg, .99

Grapefruit, .25 ea

Navel Oranges, 4 lbs, 1.49

Apples (Gala, Red Delicious, Golden Delicious, Granny Smith), 3 lbs, 1.49

Pineapple, .99 ea

Kroger:

Best Life Buttery Spread, $1.00
-$1/1 Bestlife Butter Products 1/2/2011 SS Insert (exp 3/2/2011)
Final Price: Free

3 Hunts Tomatoes, $1 ea
-$1/3 eCoupon
-$1/3 MF Coupon from All You Magazine
Final Price: .33 ea

Colgate Toothpaste, 1.00
-$1/1 Colgate Total Toothpaste 1/16/2011 SS Insert (exp 2/5/2011)
-$1/1 Colgate Sensitive Toothpaste All You Feb 2011 (exp 3/31/2011)
-$0.50/1 Colgate Toothpaste 1/2/2011 SS Insert (exp 1/22/2011)
-$1/1 Colgate Total Advanced Toothpaste All You Jan 2011 (exp 2/28/2011)
Final Price: Free

Hunt’s Ketchup, 1.00
-$0.50/2 Hunt’s Ketchup All You Jan 2011 (exp 3/31/2011)
Final Price: .50 ea

GM Deal: buy (3) participating GM cereals and/or granola bars for $2.49 ea, get (1) FREE box of Cinnamon Cheerios or Cinnamon Chex (Limit 6). There is a catalina deal that mixes well with this - Buy Nature Valley Granola Bars (6.7 oz or larger) or any flavor/variety of Fiber One Chewy Bars between 12/27/10 and 1/23/11 and receive the following oyno coupon:

Buy 3 Get 1.50
Buy 4 get 2.50
Buy 5 or more and get 3.50

Thus (thanks New Frugal Mom!),

Buy 6 Fiber One Chewy Bars, 2.49
-(6) $0.50/1 Fiber One Granola Bars printable here, here, and here
Final Price: 1.49 ea

2 Cinnamon Cheerios, 2.49
-buy (3) participating GM cereals and/or granola bars for $2.49 ea, get (1) FREE box of Cinnamon Cheerios or Cinnamon Chex (Limit 6)
-(2) .75/1 General Mills Cinnamon Burst Cheerios, Any Box (using zip code 76109) - Coupons.com
Final Price: Free+

Total: 7.44
Receive: 3.50 Catalina OYNO

Publix:

Kraft Homestyle Macaroni & Cheese Dinner, 12.6 oz., $2.59 BOGO
-$1 off Kraft Homestyle Mac & Cheese, SS 1/16
-.75/1 Kraft Homestyle Macaroni & Cheese dinner, tearpad
-.50/1 Kraft Mac & Cheese Product printable
Final Price: .29 - .54

Aunt Jemima Pancake and Waffle Mix, 32-35 oz., $2.45 BOGO
-$1/2 Aunt Jemima frozen pancake, waffle or french toast printable
Final Price: .72¢

Mrs. Paul’s Fish or Clams 8-11.4 oz., $4.49 BOGO
-$2 off Birds Eye Steamfresh WYB (1) Mrs. Paul’s Seafood, February All You magazine
-Free Birds Eye Steamfresh WYB (1) Mrs. Paul’s Frozen Seafood, Yellow Adv. Flyer (store coupon) (EXP 1/21)
-Free Birds Eye Steamfresh wyb (1) Mrs. Paul’s Seafood printable
Final Price: Use MF Q and Store Q for super cheap

WholeFruit Sorbet, 1 pint, $2.89 BOGO
-.50/1 Whole Fruit Sorbet, RP 1/09
Final Price: .44¢

Yoplait Yo-Plus Yogurt 4 pk, $2 BOGO
-.50/1 Yoplait YoPlus Yogurt 4-pack, SS 1/02 or SS 1/16
-.50/1 Yoplait YoPlus Yogurt, 4 pk. printable
-$1 off Yoplait YoPlus Yogurt, 4 pk printable
Final Price: Free

Shedd’s Spread Country Crock 15 oz tub or 2 pk, $1.89 BOGO
-.40/1 Shedd’s Country Crock product printable
Final Price: .14¢ (Just fyi, Best Life Spread is free at Kroger this week)

Blue Diamond Almonds 6 oz can, $3.19 BOGO
-.50/1 Blue Diamond product printable
-.60/2 Blue Diamond Almonds, 6 oz can, SS 10/10, 12/05
-.75/2 Blue Diamond Almonds, 6 oz can, SS 10/10, 12/05 or SS 1/23
Final Price: .59¢ - $1.09

Halls Cough Drops, 30 ct., $1.47 BOGO
-.50/1 Halls Cough drops (Target coupon), 30 ct printable or February All You magazine
-.55/1 Halls cough drops, in store dispenser
-$1/2 Halls drops, 30 ct +, SS 1/02
-.35/1 Halls drops, 30 ct +, SS 1/02
Final Price: .03¢ to .18¢

Band Aids (travel size), 8 ct. 79¢
-.50/1 Neosporin product OR Band-Aid brand adhesive bandage product, SS 1/09
Final Price: Free+

Band Aids 20-60 ct., $2.30
-$2/2 Band Aid, Neosporin, Johnson & Johnson Red Cross Brand, Cortaid, or Benadryl (Publix Coupon) Green Adv. Buy Flyer
-$1.50 off Neosporin or Band Aid printable
-Free Johnson & Johnson Collectible Book WYB Band-Aid, Neosporin, or Purell printable
Final Price: use $2/2 and $1.50 off, makes it Free+

Johnson and Johnson First Aid to Go Kits, $1.47
-$2/2 Band Aid, Neosporin, Johnson & Johnson Red Cross Brand, Cortaid, or Benadryl (Publix Coupon) Green Adv. Buy Flyer
-$1/2 Johnson & Johnson Red Cross products printable
-$3/3 Johnson & Johnson Red Cross products printable
-$1.50 off Johnson & Johnson Red Cross Brand printable
Final Price: use $2/2 and mfr. coupon, makes it Free+

Maalox Advanced, 65 ct., $4.49
-$5 off Maalox product, SS 1/09
Final Price: Free+

House Autry Corn Meal, $1.49
-.50/1 House-Autry Mills printable or printable
Final Price: .49¢

BenGay Pain Relieving Gel, 2-2.66 oz. $4.49
-$2 off Any Bengay Product (Publix Coupon) Green Adv. Buy Flyer
-$1 off Bengay product printable
-$2 off Bengay product, RP 10/03 or printable
-$3 off Bengay Pain Relief Massage product printable
Final Price: Free - 1.49

Futuro Wrist Wrap 1 ct., $3.79
-$2 off Futuro Wrap or Brace (Publix Coupon) Green Adv. Buy Flyer
-$3 off Futuro Braces & Supports printable or printable
Final Price: Use store and MF Q for Free+

Sundown Vitamin D at $2.99
-$6/2 Sundown Vitamins (Publix Coupon) Green Adv. Buy Flyer
-$1 off Sundown Naturals or Marvel vitamins, RP 1/02
-$1 off Sundown Naturals Vitamin product printable
-$2 off Sundown Naturals Vitamin, Dietary or Herbal Supplement or Marvel Heroes Vitamin, Kroger Home Mailer
-$3/2 Sundown Naturals Vitamin products printable
Final Price: Use store and MF Q for Free+

Dial Liquid Hand Soap 7.5 or 9.38 oz, $1
-.50/1 Dial Complete Foaming Handwash, Stay Prepared Stay Healthy pharmacy booklet
Final Price: Free

Thanks to Southern Savers for this info. Visit her site for complete sale/coupon match-up!

Quick Kroger Trip!

I stopped on the way home for a few of the deals at Kroger. Now is a great time to stock up on butter if you have the coupons! If you bought numerous papers at New Years, you probably do.

6 Best Life Buttery Spread, $1.00
-(6) $1/1 Bestlife Butter Products 1/2/2011 SS Insert (exp 3/2/2011)
Final Price: Free

3 Hunts Tomatoes, $1 ea
-$1/3 eCoupon
-$1/3 MF Coupon from All You Magazine
Final Price: .33 ea

2 Kroger Sour Cream, special .49 ea

2 Football Platters, on sale 1.99
-rang up incorrectly so one was free
Final Price: .99 ea

Total before sales/coupons: 23.49
Sales: 9.74
Coupons: 8.00
OOP: 5.75 (saving 80%)

Monday, January 17, 2011

Menu Plan Monday 1/17/2011

Monday: Spaghetti
Tuesday: Spicy & Creamy Chicken Enchiladas
Wednesday: Vegetable and Crab Quiche
Thursday: Veggie Quesadillas
Friday: Eating Out (Kids Cub Scout Derby Race)
Saturday: Chili & Cornbread
Sunday: Chili Cheese Potato Casserole

Visit Orgjunkie.com for more great plans.

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Grandma's Famous Hot Rolls Recipe

I would like to say that I adored this old woman but I didn't. She was my step-grandmother. She had the perfect grandma appearance, but unfortunately, I was part of a second marriage deal so I never got the pleasant grandma experience. However, the one thing that was perfect about her was her hot roll recipe. She made it by memory, and it was a part of her dinner table for over fifty years. She was known for her rolls and her family always begged for her to make them. Baking them made the house smell incredible.

I was flipping through a family cookbook recently and I happened across her written recipe. I made them today and they are just as I remember. She was always very tight-lipped about her recipe but she's been gone for years. I thought I would share!

Grandma's Famous Hot Rolls

Ingredients:

2 c. water
3/4 c. sugar
1 tsp. salt
4 1/2 c. flour
1 pkg. yeast

Directions:

Mix well and let rise to double. Work down and let rise again to double. Work down and knead several times. Make out into rolls. Put into a 12X14 inch pan and let rise to top of pan. Bake at 350 for 40 minutes.

My Notes: 40 minutes was too long for my rolls, they were done at 35 minutes. The recipe says it makes 3 dozen but that would be very small rolls. I'm sure she never made that many at one time. She always brushed them with butter before baking. I also made my dough in a breadmaker and it worked just fine. Enjoy!

Saturday, January 15, 2011

T.G.I. Friday's printable coupon: 20% off food purchases

T.G.I. Friday's printable coupon: 20% off food purchases

At participating T.G.I. Friday's restaurants, get 20% off your entire food purchase via this printable coupon. This discount is valid on dine-in orders only and excludes items from the 3-course menu, alcoholic drinks, and more. Coupon ends January 27. Click here to find a location near you.

Thanks to Dealnews.com for this tip!

Friday, January 14, 2011

Slow Cooker Cranberry-Apple Pork Ribs

I was looking for a new recipe to use with some of my items in my freezer when I came across this great recipe!

Slow Cooker Cranberry-Apple Pork Ribs

from About.com

Boneless country-style ribs are teamed up with a fresh cranberry apple sauce and slow cooked to tender perfection. Serve these ribs with sweet potatoes and green beans for a delicious fall or winter meal.

Ingredients:
  • 2 cups cranberries (8 ounces)
  • 1/3 cup maple syrup
  • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 Granny Smith apple, diced, about 1 cup
  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon mace or nutmeg
  • 3 to 4 pounds boneless country style ribs
  • 1 bag (16 ounces) frozen small white onions, or 1 large onions, sliced
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch mixed with 1 to 2 tablespoons cold water, optional*
Directions:

In a saucepan, combine the cranberries, syrup, brown sugar, water, and apple; bring to a boil. Reduce heat to medium-low and simmer for 5 minutes. Stir in mustard, cinnamon, and mace or nutmeg.

Arrange onions in the bottom of the crockery insert of a 5 to 7-quart slow cooker. Put pork ribs on top of the onions then spoon the cranberry sauce evenly over all. Cover and cook on LOW for 7 to 9 hours, until pork is tender.
Serves 6 to 8.

*Note: If you want to thicken the sauce, take the pork out after cooking and keep warm. Pour juices into a saucepan and bring to a boil. Simmer for 5 minutes to reduce slightly. In a small bowl or cup mix 1 tablespoon of cornstarch with 1 to 2 tablespoons of water. Stir into the sauce until smooth and thickened. Serve with pork.

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Favorite Deals this Week 1/13/2011

Publix:

Progresso 100% Natural Chicken or Beef Broths, 32 oz., $2.59 BOGO
-$1 off Progresso broth printable or printable
-.40/1 Progresso broth, SS 11/21 (EXP 01/15)
Final Price: .29 - .49

Welch’s Essentials Juice Cocktail Blend, 64 oz., $3.25 BOGO
-$1 off Welch’s 100% Grape juice or Juice Blends, 64 or 96 oz, SS 12/12
-$1 off Welch’s Grape Juice, Blends, or Light, 64 oz, SS 9/12
-$1 off Welch’s Juice Cocktail blend, SS 10/31
Final Price: .62¢

Ronzoni Pasta Selected Varieties 12-16 oz., $1.39 BOGO
(excl. Healthy Harvest, Lasagna, Jumbo Shells, Manicotti, and Garden Delight)
-.50/1 Ronzoni, San Giorgio, Creamette, American Beauty, or Skinner quick cook pasta printable
Final Price: Free

Uncle Bens Whole Grain White Rice 4.4-5.5 oz., $1.99 BOGO
-.75/2 Uncle Ben’s product, any printable
-$1 off Uncle Ben’s White or Brown Rice, RP 1/09
Final Price: Free - .62

Coffeemate Liquid Creamer, 32 oz., $2.29 BOGO
-.80/1 Coffee-Mate Creamer 32 oz., (Food Lion coupon) printable
-$1 off Coffee-Mate liquid or powder creamer printable or printable
-$1/2 Coffee-Mate liquid creamer, December All You magazine
-$1/3 Coffee-Mate Liquid or Powder Creamer printable
-.55/1 Coffee-Mate liquid, RP 11/14
-.75/1 Coffee-Mate Liquid or Powder Creamer printable
Final Price: use store & $1 off, makes it FREE+

Power of Fruit All Fruit Bars, 6 pk., $3.39 BOGO
-$1 off Power of Fruit Frozen All-Fruit Bars printable or printable
-$1 off Power of Fruit Product, Mambo sprout Spring green booklet
Final Price: .69¢

Large Red Delicious Apples $1 lb.

Egglands Best Large Eggs, 1 doz., $1.88
-.50/1 Egglands Best eggs, January Woman’s Day magazine
Final Price: .88

Jolly Time Microwave Popcorn, $1
-$1/2 Jolly Time Healthy Pop Microwave popcorn printable
-$1/2 Jolly Time microwave pop corn boxes, SS 1/09
-.50/1 Jolly Time microwave pop corn boxes, SS 1/09
-.35/1 Jolly Time popcorn Poly Bag or Kernels jar printable
-Free Mail in Rebate Jolly Time Reusable Grocery Bag WYB 3 Jolly Time Microwave Popcorn Product printable
Final Price: Free - .50

Maalox Advanced, 65 ct. $4.49
-$5 off Maalox product, SS 1/09
Final Price: Free+

Johnson and Johnson First Aid to Go Kits, $1.47
-$2/2 Band Aid, Neosporin, Johnson & Johnson Red Cross Brand, Cortaid, or Benadryl (Publix Coupon) Green Adv. Buy Flyer
-$1/2 Johnson & Johnson Red Cross products printable
-$3/3 Johnson & Johnson Red Cross products printable
-$1.50 off Johnson & Johnson Red Cross Brand printable
Final Price: use $2/2 and mfr. coupon, makes it FREE+

Sundown Vitamin D, $2.99
-$6/2 Sundown Vitamins (Publix Coupon) Green Adv. Buy Flyer
-$1 off Sundown Naturals or Marvel vitamins, RP 1/02
-$1 off Sundown Naturals Vitamin product printable
-$2 off Sundown Naturals Vitamin, Dietary or Herbal Supplement or Marvel Heroes Vitamin, Kroger Home Mailer
-$3/2 Sundown Naturals Vitamin products printable
Final Price: use a store and mfr coupon, makes it FREE+

Thanks to Southern Savers for this information. Visit her site for complete sale/coupon match-ups!

Kroger:

This week is a Mega Event where you purchase 10 items on their list and instantly get $5 off at check out. You can do this in multiples of ten in one transaction.

Green Giant Valley Fresh Steamers 11-12 oz., $1.49 ea (Mega Price)
-.50/2 Green Giant Valley Fresh Steamers Shortcuts eCoupon or Cellfire eCoupon

-.50/2 Green Giant Valley Fresh Steamers frozen steamers, SS 1/02 or printable
-.50/1 Green Giant Frozen Vegetables printable
Final Price: use eCoupon and .50/1, makes it 24¢ ea

Lean Cuisine Entree or Market Creations 15.25-12.5 oz., $1.60 ea (Mega Price)
-$1/2 Lean Cuisine Entree printable
-$1/3 Lean Cuisine product, January All You magazine
-$1/3 Lean Cuisine varieties printable
-$1/2 Lean Cuisine Market Creations, SS 1/02, printable or printable
Final Price: 1.10 - 1.26

Tombstone Pizza 16-27.7 oz. $2.19 ea (Mega Price)

Other Deals:

Kroger Value Chicken Drumsticks or Thighs 99¢ lb

Capri Sun or Kool-Aid Jammers 10 ct $1.77 ea
-$1 off Capris Sun juice, Maxwell House on product booklet
Final Price: .77

Colgate Toothpaste 6.4 oz. or Colgate Plus Toothbrush 1 ct $1 ea
-$1 off Colgate toothpaste, 4 oz. +, SS 1/02
-$1/2 Colgate manual or 360 Sonic power toothbrush, SS 1/02
Final Price: Free - .50

Thanks to Southern Savers for this information. Visit her site for complete sale/coupon match-ups!

Harris Teeter:

HT 93% Lean Ground Turkey, at $4.49 BOGO
Final Price: $2.24

Perdue Short Cuts Chicken Breast, 6-9 oz. $3.99 BOGO
-.75/1 Perdue Short Cuts carved chicken breast strips, RP 1/09
Final Price: .49

Fleischmann’s Pizza, Active Dry or Rapid Rise Yeast, 99¢
-.40/1 Fleischmann’s yeast (2) strips or (1) jar printable
-.40/1 Fleischmann’s Yeast strip or jar, SS 11/07 or SS 12/05
-.75/1 Fleischmann’s Pizza Crust Yeast strip printable
Final Price: Free - .19

There is also a promotion where you purchase 20 General Mills products and receive $6 instantly off at checkout. For some scenarios check out the forum on Hot Coupon World. Here is an example:

Buy

$5.00 2 Nature Valley Bars $2.50*2
$5.00 2 Fiber One Bars $2.50*2
$8.00 4 BC Fruit Snacks $2.00*4
$4.00 4 Hamburger, Chicken or Tuna Helper $1.00*4
$6.00 6 Pillsbury Crescent Rolls, 4 oz. 6*$1.00
$2.00 2 Pillsbury Sweet Rolls, 5 ct. 2*$1.00
=$30.00

-$6.00 instant savings
-$2.00 2 $0.50/1 Pillsbury Sweet Rolls
-$2.00 2 $1/2 Pillsbury Crescent Rolls
-$3.00 2 $0.75/1 Pillsbury Crescent Rolls IP
-$1.50 1 $0.75/3 Hamburger Helper
-$4.00 4 $0.50/2 BC Fruit Snacks
-$2.00 2 $0.50/1 Fiber One IPs
-$2.00 2 $0.50/1 NV IPs
=$7.50 OOP

Get back $3.50 OYNO (Nature Valley Bars)
Get back $3.00 OYNO (Betty Crocker Fruit Snacks)

= $1.00 net OOP

HG Hill:

Split Chicken Breast, .79 per lb

Ground Chuck, 1.99 per lb

Idaho Potatoes, 10 lbs, 2.99

Bush Best Beans, .79

10 LB MEAT SALE:

Ground Beef, 10 lbs, 16.90

Chicken Thighs or Drumsticks, 10 lbs, 6.90

Chuck Wagon Corn Dogs, 10 lbs, 9.99 (Great for Kids!)

Bottom Round or Rump Roast, 10 lbs, 22.90

Boneless, Skinless, Chicken Breasts, 10 lbs, 16.90

Country Style Pork Ribs or Pork Steaks, 10 lbs, 12.90

Covered Wagon Sliced Slab Bacon, 10 lbs, 13.99

Pork Rib Strips, 10 lbs, 11.99

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Macy's Online Clearance Sale: 50% to 75% off apparel, boots, more

Macy's takes 50% to 75% off a large selection of items during its Online Clearance Sale. Plus, coupon code "99CENTS" cuts shipping to 99 cents. (It normally starts at $5.95.) Sales tax is added where applicable. Shop for men's, women's, and kids' apparel, boots, jewelry, handbags, and more. Deal ends January 12.

Thanks to Dealnews.com for this tip.

Menu Planning Monday 1/10/11


Monday: Lasagna
Tuesday: Red Beans, Rice & Chicken
Wednesday: Slow Cooker Apricot Chicken
Thursday: Barbecue Ribs
Friday: Baked Fish & Potatoes
Saturday: Spaghetti with Sausage
Sunday: Six Can Chicken Tortilla Soup

Saturday, January 8, 2011

Trip 3: Harris Teeter Super Doubles


Maybe it was the lack of shopping over the holidays, but I have been enjoying Super Doubles the last few days! It seems there are more good deals in this round than before. Here is what I purchased:

McCormick Seasoning Packet, on clearance, .30

2 Martha White Corn Muffin Mix, .65
-.55/2 MF Q, doubled
Final Price: .10 ea

Success Rice, 1.50
-$1/1 MF Q from Magazine, doubled
Final Price: Free

3 Gatorade Recover Drinks, 1.99
-(3) $1/1 hangtags (on the drinks today), doubled
Final Price: Free

Electrasol Tabs, 5.49 BOGO
-2.25/1 MF Q
Final Price: .49

V8 V-Fusion with Tea, 2.50
- $1/1 MF Q, doubled
Final Price: .50

3 Campbell’s Chunky Soups, 2.25 BOGO
- $1.50/3 IP Qs, doubled
Final Price: .12 ea

3 Wolfgang Puck Soup, 2.00
-(3) $1/1 IP Q, printable, doubled
Final Price: Free

9 Swanson Chicken (can), 1.79
-(3) $1/3 MF Qs, doubled
Final Price: 1.12 ea

Valley Fresh Chicken (can), .92
-.55/1 MF Q from Kroger homemailer, doubled
Final Price: Free

Smart Balance Butter, 1.69
-$1/1 MF Q, doubled
Final Price: Free

2 Bird's Eye Steam Fresh, 2.65 BOGO
-$1/2 MF Q from Kroger homemailer, doubled
Final Price: .32 ea

3 Bailey's Creamer, 2.39
-(3) $1/1 blinkies, doubled
Final Price: .39 ea

5 Healthy Balance Cranberry Juice, 2.95 B2G3
Final Price: 1.18 ea

Total before sales/coupons: 90.71
VIC Savings: 30.42
Coupons: 37.43
OOP: $22.86 (saving 75%)

Thursday, January 6, 2011

Trip 2: Harris Teeter Lunch Hour

This is my second trip to Harris Teeter. Since so many people were talking about how great this week's meal deal is, I decided to take advantage of it even though I did not have any coupons for it. Actually the free Parmesan cheese makes it worth it! HT also had a great deal on fresh chicken breasts.

3 Peter Pan Peanut Butter, 1.67 ea

-(3) .50/1 MF Qs, doubled

Final Price: .67 ea


6 Gatorade Recover Drinks, 1.99
-(3) $1/1 hangtags (on the drinks today), doubled
-(3) $1/1 blinkies, doubled

Final Price: Free


7th Generation Liquid Dish Soap, 1.99
-$1/1 IP Q, doubled

Final Price: Free


3 Mueller's Spaghetti, $1
-(3) .55/1 IP Qs, doubled
Final Price: Free

10 Campbell’s Chunky Healthy Request Soups, 2.25 BOGO
-(2) $1.50/3 IP Qs, doubled
-(2) $1/2 IP Qs, doubled
Final Price: .12 ea

3 Pkgs Harris Teeter Boneless Chicken Breasts, 8.78 B1G2
Final Price: 2.92 ea

Bailey's Creamer, 2.39
-$1/1 blinkie, doubled
Final Price: .39

Angel Soft Tissue, 12 Dble rolls, on sale 4.99
-.50/1 IP Q, doubled
Final Price: 3.99

Coffeemate Creamer, 16 oz, 1.67
-$1/1 IP Q, doubled
Final Price: Free

Meal Deal:


If you buy two large Pregos, you get the rest free!

2 Prego Spaghetti Sauce, 48 oz, 2 for $7
(there are coupons for Prego but not in our paper)
Final Price: 3.50 ea

Free Products:
Pepsi, 2 ltr, 1.99
Texas Garlic Toast, 3.49
Kraft Parmesan Cheese, 3.89
Harris Teeter Pasta, 1.25


Total before sales/coupons: 113.00
Vic Savings: 51.73
Coupons: 34.60
OOP: $26.67 (saving 76%)

Favorite Deals This Week: 1/6/2011

Harris Teeter:

This week is Super Doubles week which means if you have a coupon worth between 1.00 -1.98 it will double and be a good deal!

Publix:


Nissin Chow Mein Noodles, Chow, or Bowl, 3.27-4 oz., 75¢ BOGO
-$1/3 Nissin Chow Mein, Chow Noodles, or Bowl Noodles SS 11/7 (exp 1/09) (regional)
Final Price: .04¢ ea

Peter Pan Peanut Butter, 13-16.3 oz., $2.49 BOGO
-.50/1 Peter Pan Peanut Butter SS 1/2
-$1/2 Peter Pan Peanut Butter SS 1/2 or January All You Magazine
-$1 off Peter Pan SS 12/12 (Publix Coupon) (regional - not in Tennessean)
Final Price: use store coupon and .50/1, makes it FREE+

Ronzoni Pasta 12-13.25 oz.,$1.79 BOGO
Healthy Harvest, Garden Delight, or Roasted Garlic Fettuccine
-$1 off Ronzoni Garden Delight pasta, tearpad or SS 10/03
-$1/2 Ronzoni Healthy Harvest pasta printable, printable, or printable
-.75/1 Ronzoni Garden Delight pasta printable or printable
-.75/1 Ronzoni Healthy Harvest pasta, Kroger home mailer
Final Price: use $1 off makes it FREE+

Florida Tangerines 10¢ ea

Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast, $1.99 lb. (better deal at Harris Teeter this week)

Publix Fresh Ground Turkey, $2.49 lb.

La Croix Natural Spring Water, 12 pk, 12 oz. can, $3.33
-$1.25 off LaCroix Sparkling Water, 12 pk printable
-$1 off LaCroix Water printable (Facebook)
Final Price: 2.08 - 2.33

New York Brand Texas Toast Croutons 5 oz., $1
-.50/1 Texas Toast croutons, SS 11/14
Final Price: Free

Thanks to Southern Savers for this information. Visit her site for complete sales/coupon match-ups.

GFS:


Split Chicken Wings, 4 lbs, 9.99

Chicken Fajita Breast Strips, 3 lb bag, 8.99

Hickory Smoked Pulled Pork Barbecue, 5 lb tray, 13.99

Save-a-Lot:


Red or Gold Apples, 5 lbs, 3.99

Carolina Frozen Ground Turkey, 16 oz, $1.00

Frozen Boneless Chicken Breast, 1.49 per lb

HG Hill:

Pork Ribs or Pork Steaks, 1.49 per lb

Idaho Potatoes, 5 lb bag, 1.50

Fresh Blueberries, 6 oz, $2.00

Always Save Canned Beans, .59

Kool Aid Jammers, 10 ct, 1.67

3-DAY MEAT SALE Jan 6-8

Pork Chops, 1.19 per lb

Whole Boneless Ribeye, 5.99 per lb

Boston Butt Pork Roast, 1.29 per lb

Bone-in Split Chicken Breast, .99 per lb

Whole Sirloin Tip, 2.99 per lb