Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Menu Plan Monday 1/30/2012

Monday: Spaghetti
Tuesday: Pesto Chicken & Cauliflower
Wednesday: Meatza
Thursday: Shepherd's Pie
Friday: White Chicken Chili
Saturday: Baked Chicken & Steamed Vegetables
Sunday: Cheeseburger Quiche

Sunday, January 29, 2012

Save-A-Lot Deals!

These prices are good from 1/29/12 to 2/11/12. It's a great time to stock up on Turkey Bacon!

Butterball Turkey Bacon, $1.00
-.55/1 Butterball Turkey Bacon, Turkey Breakfast Sausage, Turkey Dinner Sausage, Regular or Deep Fried Lunchmeat, Turkey Burgers, Turkey Franks or Chicken Strips, any (DND5) - 01-15-12 SS
Final Price: .45 ea

Carolina Ground Turkey, 1 lb, $1

Hormel Pepperoni, $1
-$1/2 Hormel Pepperoni, any - 01-15-12 SS
Final Price: .50 ea

Gwaltney Pork Sausage, $1

Naval Oranges, 4 lbs, 2.99

Russett Potatoes, 10 lbs, 2.99

Link Love: Free Iams Food at Target

Check out Super Coupon Lady's post on how to get free Iams pet food at Target!

Saturday, January 28, 2012

Sour Cream Nutmeg Cranberry Muffins Recipe

I found this recipe in a newspaper over the holidays and it turned out great! If you need to use up some sour cream or just find a great deal on it and want to cook it in something, this is the recipe to try!

Sour Cream Nutmeg Cranberry Muffins

I made this originally as a quickbread and added about a cup of white chocolate chips which was delicious. I also made this as muffins which turned out great as well!

1/2 cup (1 stick) butter
1 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
8 ounces (1 cup) sour cream
2 cups flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 cup dried or fresh cranberries (optional)

1/2 to 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1 1/2 tablespoons sugar (coarse sugar is best)

Heat oven to 400 degrees. In large bowl of an electric mixer beat butter and sugar for a good 5 minutes, until no grains of sugar remain. Add eggs and vanilla and beat until light and fluffy. Measure the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt and nutmeg into another bowl, and whisk well to combine. Stir into butter mixture just until moistened. Fold in sour cream by hand. Fold in the cranberries.

Fill greased or paper-lined muffin cups two-thirds full. Combine the nutmeg and sugar to make the topping and sprinkle evenly over the muffins. Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until muffins test done. Cool in pan 10 minutes; remove to a wire rack to cool completely.

Makes 18 standard-size muffins, 12 large.

Per serving: 175 calories (41 percent from fat), 8 g fat (4.7g saturated, 2.1 g monounsaturated), 39.7 mg cholesterol, 2.4 g protein, 23.4 g carbohydrates, 0.4 g fiber, 149 mg sodium.

Monday, January 23, 2012

Free Red Gold Tomatoes at Kroger

I stopped in Kroger to pick up some beans for chili when I came across this great deal. Red Gold tomatoes are part of the buy 10 items get $5 off which makes them .49 each. I was at Publix over the weekend and picked up some Red Gold blinkies which were for $1/2 cans. I mentioned this deal to my sister in Murfreesboro and she found some blinkies today at her Publix as well. Here is the deal:

10 Red Gold Canned Tomatoes, .49 (after the $5 off)

-(5) $1/2 Blinkies (found at Publix)

Final Price: Free!

There are also usually Red Gold blinkies at Food Saver in Franklin for .55/3 which is still a great deal.

Menu Plan Monday 1/23/12

Monday: Chili & Fruit Smoothies

Thursday: Meatballs & Steamed Vegetables

Saturday: Pizza

Sunday: Leftovers

Sunday, January 22, 2012

Great Publix Trip!

OOP: 38.35 (saving 75%)

It's been a really long time since I have had a great shopping trip. Lately, it seems like I stop for a couple of things and that is it. However, when I saw some of the great deals available at Publix (see Southern Savers Friday Finals for ideas) I pulled out the coupons and started clipping!

Prices are good through Tuesday. Unfortunately our Publix was not part of the area that had the amazing gas card deal. I will surely take advantage of that when it comes around.

Hellman's Mayo, 4.67 BOGO
-.75/1 MF Q from Kroger Homemailer
Final Price: 1.59

4 Sundown B-6 Vitamins, 3.59
-(2) $5/2 Publix Q from Green Flyer
-(4) $2/1 MF Qs
Final Price: Free+

2 Sundown Folic Acid, 3.79
- $5/2 Publix Q from Green Flyer
-(2) $2/1 MF Qs
Final Price: Free+

10 Mento UP2U Gum, .99
-(10) $1/1 MF Qs
Final Price: Free+

Lysol Dual Action Wipes, $2.00
-$1/1 MF Q from pamphlet at my pediatrician's office
Final Price: $1

Lysol Cleaner, $2.00
-$1/1 MF Q from pamphlet at my pediatrician's office
Final Price: $1

Nature’s Bounty Acidolphilus, 6.99
-(3) $5/1 Nature’s Bounty Vitamins – Publix coupon from the Green Advantage flyer
-(2)(M) $1/1 Nature’s Bounty Vitamin or Supplement 01/01/2012 RP Insert (exp 02/14/2012)
-$2/1 MF Q from Kroger Homemailer
Final Price: .65 ea

16 Chef Boyardee Pasta, .89
-(4) $1/4 MF Qs
Final Price: .64 ea

2 Ocean Spray Fruit Snacks, 2.50
-(2) $1/1 MF Q peelie found on product
Final Price: 1.50 ea

2 Beneful Dog Food, 5.79 BOGO
-(2) $2/1 Purina Beneful dry dog food, 3.5-31.1 lb, (Publix coupon) printable
Final Price: .90 ea

3 Zatarains Rice Mix, 1.00
-$0.50/3 Zatarain’s Rice Mixes printable, doubled
Final Price: .67 ea

5 Starkist Tuna, $1
-(2) $1/2 Publix Q from Find Yourself in Good Health booklet
-(5) .50/1 MF Qs, doubled
Final Price: Free+

2 Vosko's Yogurt, 1.25
-$1/2 Publix Q from homemailer
Final Price: .75 ea

2 Tyson Grilled & Ready Refrigerated, 9 oz, $3.99
-(2) $1 off Tyson Fully Cooked grilled or fajita chicken, breast strips, roasted diced chicken breast or seasoned steak strips (Publix coupon), Find Yourself in Good Health booklet
-(2) $1 off Tyson Grilled & Ready breast fillet bag printable
Final Price: 1.99 ea

4 Kikkomon Seasoning Mixes, .89
-(4) $1/1 IP Qs
Final Price: Free+

4 Sambazon Fruit Juice or Smoothie, 10.5-12 oz, $2.99
-(2) B1G1 Sambazon beverage, 12 oz printable
-(2) $2 off Sambazon smoothies, printable
Final Price: .49 ea

Ground Chuck, 2.68
-.50/1 Ground Beef Kroger Coupon from Homemailer
Final Price: 2.18

Portabella Mushrooms, 1.79
-.50/1 Mushrooms Kroger Coupon from Homemailer
Final Price: 1.29

Red Grapes, 1.69 per lb, 3.55

Total before coupons/sales: $154.30
Sales: 19.22
Coupons: 96.73
OOP: 38.35 (saving 75%)

For the Locals: Last Week to Get a Fantastic Deal at the Franklin Recreation Center

Several years ago I finally ended my love/hate relationship with the YMCA. I adored having access to all the great machines and classes. But I hated the guilt of rarely going and the $100+ monthly family fee that I was obviously wasting. The timing was always wrong for a working mom to take the classes. For some people it is perfect for their needs, just not for me. I thought that was the end of ever seeing the inside of a lovely gym.

Two years ago I discovered that in January the Franklin Recreation Complex has a sale on their visits and memberships. Woohoo! Until the end of this month you can purchase 30 visits for $30. Now that is a deal! I might add that next to the gym there is a public park with a walking/running track. I point this out because if you are a once a week gym visitor and don't think 30 visits would cover you, on pretty days you can spend your gym time on this track without using up one of your visits. It winds around a sports field and beside a river which makes it a beautiful walk.

There are also some great package deals like a family membership for the year for $200 (that would barely cover two months at the Y). I can really see this coming in handy when my kids are older.

If you are not local, I would suggest you check out your local recreation department to see if they have any good deals this month!

Here is the price list for January:

Family (youth & adult) was $225 NOW $200

Single (youth and/or adult) was $150 NOW $125

Family Senior (55 and older) was $160 NOW $135

Single Senior (55 & older) was $100 NOW $75

Yearly passes include 12-months use of the wellness centers, indoor and outdoor pools, gyms, walking tracks, racquetball courts and game rooms at the Franklin, Brentwood, Fairview and Spring Hill locations. Amenities vary by facility. Prices given are for Williamson County residents. Non-resident pricing is also available.

Stop by the Franklin Recreation Complex, 1120 Hillsboro Road. for a tour of the new 4,200 square foot state-of-the-art wellness center. The new center has 78 pieces of equipment, stretching area, 11 flat screen tvs, audio ports on cardio equipment, free weight area and more.

Monday, January 16, 2012

Menu Plan Monday 1/16/2012

Monday: Baked Chicken & Cinnamon Apples

Tuesday: Baked Sour Cream Tilapia & Steamed Cauliflower

Thursday: Sausage & Rice

Saturday: Meatza

Sunday: Quiche

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Link Love: Free and Cheap Adult Classes

Ms. Cheap has a great post about all the free and cheap local classes available for adult education. It's a great time to learn something new!

Menu Plan Monday: 1/9/11

Monday: Chicken Corn Chowder

Tuesday: Spaghetti

Wednesday: Chili

Thursday: Talapia & Steamed Vegetables

Friday: Meatloaf and Mashed Potatoes

Saturday: Red Beans & Rice

Sunday: Pork Loin and Baked Sweet Potatoes

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Harris Teeter Super Doubles 1/4 - 1/10

This week is Harris Teeter's Super Doubles! They will double a coupon worth up to 1.98. Check out Hot Coupon World for some of the great deals available. Here are some of the trips that others have taken.

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Menu Plan Monday: 1/2/12

Monday: Barbeque Chicken, Rice & Mixed Vegetables

Tuesday: Red Beans and Rice with Ham

Wednesday: Sausage & Pasta

Thursday: Sweet Potato Stew

Friday: Jambalaya

Saturday: Kolaches