Sunday, August 31, 2008

Menu Monday

It's Monday again and time to figure out what to feed the family for the next week. We are trying really hard to each more fruits and veggies and whole grains bread products.


bagels with lox and cream cheese, fruit and yogur
english muffin with egg, cheese, tomato, fruit and yogurt
oatmeal, fruit and yogurt
veggie omelet, toast, fruit and yogurt
oatmeal with peanut butter, fruit and yogurt
cold cereal, fruit and yogurt

turkey sandwich with lettuce, tomato and onion on bagel, fruit and yogurt
ham sandwich with lettuce, tomato and onion on english muffin, fruit and yogurt
turkey hotdogs, sunchips, fruit and yogurt
ravioli, toast, fruit and yogurt

grilled turkey burgers, baked potatoes wedges
spaghetti, salad, and garlic bread
seafood chowder with home-made rolls
chicken fajitas with pepper and onions, refried and rice
grilled steak with peppers, onions and mushrooms, sweet potatoes
smothered chicken and rice, broccoli

I'll still need to come with a few more things................

Saturday, August 30, 2008

The last of the Planters coupons

I am done with the Planters peanuts coupons! I don't know how many I had but I had ALOT of them. I got six more free bags yesterday and gave the last five coupons away. My Daddy and my 2 year old really like these. We should have enough to last them both a while!

Thursday, August 28, 2008

Quick Trip to Kroger - $6.88

Made a quick trip to Kroger - for the Cottonelle Deal and, of course, picked up a few more things. I spent $6.88 (half of which was for my Coke Zeros - that I HAVE to have). Before sales and coupons the total would have been about $21.

I got:

4 pks Cottonelle tp

2 bags cat food

2 Coke Zeros

1 dz eggs

1 pk of cheese

1 lb ground beef

1 4 pk Yoplait Yogurt

I had 2 coupons for free bags of catfood and (4)$0.50 Cottonelle coupons (they were doubled making them free!) and a $2.00 cellfire coupon for the yogurt. Not a fantastic trip but not bad! I have been looking for a deal on toilet paper. I have managed (thanks to CVS) to be well stocked on most laundry and bathroom items except for toilet paper. Now, I have a start on my store of t.p. too.

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Great trip to Walmart $126.68 groceries for $52.68

I had a great trip to Walmart this week. I got $126.68 worth of groceries for $52.68!!! I had coupons for all of the items except for the meat, produce and english muffins. All of the coupons were printed online.

I got:
10 boxes South Beach Diet Drink Mixes
9 South Beach Diet Pizzas
6 bags Planters Kettle Roasted Nuts
4 packs Crab Classics
1 lb. mushrooms
1 lb pork chops
1 bell pepper
1 bag grapes
1 pk string cheese
16 pk of yeast
2 boxes Kashi crackers
1 6pk Fiber One yogurt
2 pk English muffins
1 lb sandwich ham
1 lb sandwich turkey
1 4pk Yo plus yogurt
1 4pk Lite & Fit yogurt
1 bunch bananas
2 6pk Yoplait drinkable yogurt

Whew!! I think that's all of it. It was a great trip with $74 in coupons!!!

Juicy Juice Deal at Publix

Publix has Juicy Juice Buy1 Get 1 Free. I did a search online and was able to print $1 off coupons. Using one coupon on each bottle combined with the B1G1 sale, two bottles are $1.49!

Sunday, August 17, 2008

Pickles Deal at Publix

Vlasic pickles are Buy 1 Get 1 Free at $2.79 for several different varieties. There is a Vlasic coupon online for $1. (Just google Vlasic coupon and it should come up as a pdf - three to a page!) With one coupon for each jar that makes two jars of pickles 79 cents! This deal should be good through Tuesday. I may try to make it by there again and pick up a few more jars. All of the kids but one LOVE pickles.

Saturday, August 16, 2008

Little Bathroom Floor

I got the carpet out of the little bathroom and got some
"tile" down.

It's not the best solution but it's the most inexpensive thing
that I could do on my own. I think it looks better and I know
that it smells better! I don't know who thought that putting
carpet in a bathroom was a good idea! They must not have
had little boys.

Friday, August 15, 2008

The Stairway

With the help of my beautiful daugther, I finally got the stairway done!!! The last bit of painting that I wanted to get done. The border was quite tricky; it took a little longer than I expected.

The Whistle Stop Cafe and Fried Green Tomatoes

"The secret's in the sauce."

I love the movie Fried Green Tomatoes!!! It was filmed just a few miles from here in Juliette, GA. My daughter and I watched the movie Saturday night and Sunday all the kids and I went to Juliette and walked around the shops and ate at the Whistle Stop Cafe. We tried fried green tomatoes and three out of five of us liked them. It was cool to see places that we had seen in the movie.

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Kitchen Tip Tuesday

One of the easiest way to get extra (especially less desirable) vegetables into my family is to hide them in pasta sauce. You can put in almost any vegetable that you can think of: carrots, eggplant, all kinds of squash, celery, peppers, onions, potatoes or whatever. You can just cut them up or if you need to be a little more sneaky you can grate them!

Monday, August 4, 2008

Some nice deals today at Publix and CVS!!!

Today I hit Publix and CVS with some very targeted shopping. I usually only get B1G1 items at Publix and that is what we did today.
At CVS we did great:
2 Pert shampoo FREE after B1G1 and (2)$2cpn
4 Bath Buddies FREE after cpn
2 Sure deodorant $0.69 after B1G1 and (2)$1cpn
2 Covergirl TrueBlend Foundation -FREE
1 Covergirl blush FREE
1 Covergirl powder FREE
1 sm lotion FREE after cpn
5 sm baby shampoo FREE after cpn
2 Colgate toothpaste $2.99 after (2)$1.50cpn
1 Dawn dish detergent $0.33 after $0.50cpn
GRAND TOTAL: 1CENT after sales and $4ECB earned

At Publix, we got:
2 Kraft Mayo
2 Brownie Mixes
2 Kraft Mac and Cheese
2 boxes Fiber One Cereal Bars
GRAND TOTAL: $11.44 after sales and coupons

Whew!!! It's Monday!!

The baby and I are back from our trek up to Duke on Thursday to see my husband. It was a nice trip but a long way there and back!

It's Monday again and time to plan meals for the week. For the third week, our meals will be less involved since Daddy is still out of town. He did, however, send me home with a cookbook with some of the meals that he has been served at Duke that I will be learning in the weeks ahead!

pancakes, peaches and milk
waffles, bananas and milk
cereal, orange juice and milk
honey biscuits, pears and milk

cheese quesadillas, grapes, peas and milk

mac and cheese, broccoli, applesauce and milk

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