Monday, June 30, 2008

Menu Monday 06/30-07/06

We will be having guest part of the week (Thursday -Monday) so we will probably eat out or get carry out once or twice this week


honey biscuits, fruit and milk
cereal, OJ and milk
muffins, fruit and milk
pancakes, fruit and milk
waffles, fruit and milk
grits, fruit and milk

lots of:
each with a fruit and milk

will probably have something brought in twice
pork stew with potatoes, onions, carrots, salad and rolls
grilled hamburger and hotdogs (with all the fixings)and potato salad
chicken and dumplings, broccoli and biscuits
chicken parmesan with pasta, and peas, and garlic toast
spaghetti or tacos

Sunday, June 29, 2008

$7.52 at Walmart on 06/29

A few more deals at Walmart this week that were basically the same as last week but still deals never the less.

I got:

2 Little Debbie Ch. Chip Muffins (2)x$2.15

4 bags Cherrios snack mix (2)x$1.50

2 Signature Family Recips Beans(2)x$1.20 on the clearance rack

4 bag C.F. organic broccoli (4)x$1.58

TOTAL: $19.02


2 Little Debbie (2)x$0.75

4 Cherrios mix (4)x$1.00

2 Signature bean(2)x$1.00

4 C.F. products (4)x$1.00


All coupons came from or

Dirt Cheap Diapers at Walgreens!

The thanks for this great find goes to Shannon at

Here is the deal in a nutshell.
1. Go to the pharmacy and ask for the Walgreens $50 saving booklet.
There is a coupon there for $2.00 off Walgreen diapers
2. Pick up the July saving/rebate booklet at the front of the store. It is near the sale papers.
There is a coupon in there for $5.00 off two packs of Walgreen diapers.
3. Now get THREE packs of Walgreen diapers.
You get three because when you do, after your purchase you will get a coupon for $5.00 off
another Walgreen purchase.

So, the numbers: (3)x$5.99=$17.97
GRAND TOTAL: $4.47 plus tax and you get back $5.00 to use on something else

1. I had to try more than one store, one pharmacist wouldn't give me the booklet without a
review of my prescription meds. ( I don't take any!)
2. If the number seems a little confusing, it is because the coupons are Walgreen coupons and
they automatically adjust to the number of items that you are buying. So, you only need one
one of each type for each transaction. It is my understanding that you should be able to keep
the coupons because the cashier doesn't need them since they are Walgreen coupons but my
cashier said that she needed to keep them.
3. Don't use the $5.00 coupon on the next diaper deal or it won't print the second time.

I used the $5.00 on a large pack of toilet paper that was $4.00 and a bottle of nail polish.

GREAT DEAL. This deal should work until JULY 28th. I should be well stocked for diapers with a month to work this deal!

Friday, June 27, 2008

Planters Deal at Walmart 25 cents per can!

Today at my local Walmart on the clearance rack I found these left-over holiday Planters gift packs that contain a 9.25 oz can of cashews and a 10 oz can of Deluxe mixed nuts and they were marked $3.50! Using the Planters $3.00 off coupons, they were only 50cents per box. The Planters coupons can be found (you can print two). The expiration date on my boxes is August 09. So, they will still be good for quite a while! They are great for parties or to go in gift baskets.

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

$2.23 at CVS Today!!! WooHoo

Today I got:
2 Colgate toothpast (2)x$2.99
2 All detergent (B1G1) $6.49
2 NB Vit C (B1G1) $4.39
2 Sobe Water (B1G1) $1.49
1 pk tissues $0.25
1 Huggies bath wash $3.49
4 Gold Bond lotion (4)x$0.99
3 J&J Bath Buddies (3)x$0.99

Coupons used:
(2)$1.50 Colgate (printed online)
(2)$1.00 All Detergent (printed online)
(2)$2.00 Nature Valley product (printed online)
(4)$1.00 Gold Bond lotion (printed online)
(3)$1.00 Johnson and Johnson Bath Buddies (printed online)
$4.00 CVS off of $20 purchase
$6.00 ECB

For a grand total of $2.23 I could have done better without the SOBE waters but the kids were asking for a drink!

Receipt says I saved $41.30!!!

Earned: $6.00 ECB
and also got one coupon for $3.00 off any face skin care

Not a bad trip. I like CVS more every time I go!!!

Tuesday, June 24, 2008


Boiled eggs are a great thing to keep in the fridge. You can safely store boiled eggs in the fridge for up to one week.

When you have them ready to go you can quickly have:
a portable breakfast
a great snack
egg salad or egg salad sandwiches
tuna salad or tuna salad sandwiches
deviled eggs
a "bulked up" tossed salad

My boys love them and will just eat them out of hand.

Monday, June 23, 2008

Menu Monday

It's that time again! Another week worth of meals to create.

oatmeal, fruit and milk
pancakes, fruit and milk
cold cereal, milk and orange juice
honey biscuits, fruit and milk
cereal bars, bananas and milk
muffins, fruit and milk

pizza, salad, watermelon and milk
turkey sandwich, green beens, pineapple and milk
hotdogs, corn, peaches and milk

mexican chicken with tomatoes, pepper and onions, rice and cornbread
mustard pork loin, broccoli, smahsed potatoes, and rolls
spaghetti, salad and rolls
grilled steak, baked potato, salad and rolls
crockpot pork roast with carrots, potatoes and onions, rolls

more later..............

Sunday, June 22, 2008

Yeah for Coupons!!!! at Walmart $24.23

I got the following items at Walmart today:

4 bags of Cheerios Snack Mix (4)x$1.50=$6.00-(4)$1.00 CPN = $2.00

3 boxes Live Active cereal (3)x$2.92=$8.76-(3)$3.00 CPN =+$0.24

5 boxes Honey Bunches cereal (5)x$1.98=$9.90-(5)$2.00 CPN =+$0.10

1 South Beach Pizza $2.00- $1.00 CPN = $1.00

1 Bertolli Frozen Dinner $6.34- $2.50 CPN = $3.84

6 Cascadian Farms Broccoli (6)x1.58=$9.48 -(6)$1.00 CPN =$3.48

5 Zantac (5)X$3.98=$19.90-(5)$5.00 CPN = +$5.10

1 Powerade $0.60-$.075 CPN= +$0.15

2 Bertolli Pouch Sauces (2)x1.84=$3.68 -(2)$1.00 CPN = $1.68

2 2lt Dr Pepper (2)2x$1.00=$2.00-$1.00 CPN = $1.00

1 Vlassic Pepper $1.58-$1.00 CPN = $0.58

2 Vlassic Relish (2)x$1.08=$2.16-(2)$1.00 CPN = $0.16

1 Junior Lunchables $1.94-$0.50 CPN = $1.44

2 Betty Crocker Frosting (2)$1.28=$2.56-(2)$0.55 CPN = $1.46

1 International Foods Coffee Cooler $1.66-$1.00 CPN = $0.66

2 Little Debbie Muffins box (2)$2.15=$4.30-(2)$0.75 CPN = $2.80

4 Velvetta Mac and Cheese (4)$1.50=$6.00

2 box Mac and Cheese (2)$0.98=$1.96

2 Planters Cashew (2)3.88=$7.76-(2)x$3.00 CPN = $1.76


All of my coupons were printable that we available online.

Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Works for Me Wednesday - Kids' clothes

My sons' laundry doesn't leave the laundry room unless they are wearing it!

I have a daughter (15) and three sons (6,3,2). Our laundry room is downstairs and the children's bedrooms are upstairs. The boys usually dress and bathe dowstairs in our bedroom. So, I have found it easier to have their clothes downstairs so that I don't have to take them all upstairs to put them away and then go upstairs to get them and bring them down again to dress them.

My solution has been to have a shelf in my laundry room next to my dryer that has four shelves. On the top shelf, I have everyone's "good" clothes because there aren't as many and all of them will fit on the top shelf and they can't reach them. Then each boy has his own shelf. There are generally four stacks: short, pants, short-sleeve shirts, and long-sleeve shirts. It is so much easier to take each item out of the dryer fold it and place it on the shelf. Shelves make it easier to see things and choose from the stack so that they don't wear the same two shirts over and over.

I, also, have one of those stackable plastic drawer things between my washer and dryer. We use it to store socks and underwear and other small items.

Tuesday, June 17, 2008

Kitchen Tip Tuesday - Breakfast for Supper

My family loves to have a BIG breakfast! This however isn't always easy to do in the mornings. So, once in a while we have breakfast for supper with all the fixings. Pancakes and/or waffles, bacon and/or sausage, eggs, hashbrowns, milk, juice - THE WORKS!!!

While you have the griddle out this is a great time to make some extra bacon to use later on sandwiches or in salads and extra pancakes or waffles for the freezer.

This is the recipe that my family prefers for pancakes. It was given me by my mother-in-law. She calls them Swedish pancakes. These pancakes are thinner than regular pancakes but not quite as thin as crepes. I have even given them to the kids with apple butter or jam or honey (I like flavored cream cheese) spread on them and rolled up.

Swedish Pancakes

The night before (Personally, I never do this) mix:

1 pk yeast

2 c. all purpose flour

2 c. warm water

1 tbsp. sugar

Leave in the fridge overnight.

The next morning (or when you are ready to use it) add:

1 egg

1 tsp. baking soda

1 tsp. salt

3 tbsp. oil

Whisk and spoon onto an oiled griddle. Turn when the first side is covered in bubbles. The second side cooks really quickly.

Monday, June 16, 2008

Menu Monday

For our family a strict day to day menu doesn't work. Instead, it works better for me to list the options available for the week and then we can choose according to time constraints and what we feel like eating.

pumpkin bread and fruit
cereal and fruit
homemade waffles and fruit
cheese grits and fruit
honey biscuits and fruit
eggs, toast and fruit
cereal bars and fruit

Macaroni and Cheese, broccoli, and peaches
Meatballs, Squash, Pineapple, and biscuits
Sandwiches and watermelon
Rice and eggs, green peas, and oranges

Turkey that was roasted on Sunday with sides
Enchiladas, rice and beans
Spaghetti, salad, rolls
Chinese Chicken Stirfry, Rice, Eggrolls
Grilled Hamburgers and Oven Fries
Grilled Chicken Sandwiches and Pasta Salad

Anyone have any new suggestions? We seem to have the same things over and over.

Sunday, June 15, 2008

My Trip to CVS today (06-15)

I have just started CVSing. It's my new favorite hobby! I love deals and freebies (who doesn't) and CVS is the best place to get the most deals at once. If you are new to CVSing you should trying It's a great place to help you get started!

My deal today was:

2 Oral-B Power tooth brushes 2 x 5.99
1 Huggies Natural Body Wash 1 x 3.49
2 2lt. Dr Pepper 2 x1.69 I thought these were supposed to be B1G1
2 J&J Easy Grip Kid's Soaps 2 x .99
1 Shania Twain perfume in the markdown bin for $0.50

Coupons used:
1 Oral B Power brush coupon B1G1 from Sunday's paper (6/15) worth $5.99
$1 off Huggies Bath Products from paper (don't know date)
$1 off two Dr. Pepper (printed online)
$1 off Johnson and Johnson bath product (various places online)
$1 off Johnson and Johnson bath product (various places online)
$3 off $15 CVS
$ 9.98

for a grand total of: $0.82 OOP (out of pocket)

CVS is Great!