Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Grocery Deals - April 26th

Again this week my savings were below 50%, might have something to do with the fact the hubby kept adding things into the trolley without asking if I had a coupon for it... he knows better than that!!

Shelf price : $144.61
OOP : $82.07
Saved : $62.54
Pct : 43%

Scott paper towels
3 x Angel soft
3 x Steam fresh white rice
Steam fresh vegetable rice
California pizza kitchen frozen pizza
Zatarains frozen chicken alfredo
2 x dove ice cream
Starbucks ice cream
3 x beef patties
Canadian bacon
Hunts ketchup
Potato chips
Heavy whipping cream
Black beans
Chili beans
Lloyds bbq'd beef
Orange soda
Pace pico de gallo
Sure deodorant
Sandwich buns
Purina kitten chow
Promised land 2% milk
2 x dog food cans
Dole coleslaw
4 x light yogurts
Tobasco sauce
Reynolds foil
Dog treats
Coleslaw dressing
La Choy sweet and sour sauce
Weight watchers mexican shredded cheese
2 x Barilla pasta
1lb ground beef
Whole chicken
5 x bananas
Sour cream
Reusable bag
2 x Quaker quakes
3 x McCormick seasonings
Vegetable oil
Heartburn tablets
3lbs Onions
2 x Green bell peppers
A&W root beer

See other grocery deals at The Grocery Cart Challenge

Monday, April 27, 2009

Menu Plan Monday - April 27th

Monday: Spicy roast chicken, rice and salad

Tuesday: Mexican rice casserole with mango quacamole, salsa and sour cream

Wednesday: Raspberry hoisin pork loin with jasmine rice and fresh green beans

Thursday: Red dragon pie and salad

Friday: Going out to eat

See other menu plans over at Organizing Junkie

Sunday, April 26, 2009

Cajun Pepper Steak

The hubby loves chinese pepper steak and we eat it often, so when I found this recipe for cajun pepper steak I thought he would really enjoy it. He liked it, but I think he prefers the chinese version, he gave me that impression when he poured sweet and sour sauce all over his!

1-1/2 pounds boneless beef top round, cubed
2 tbsp butter
2 medium onions, sliced
2 green peppers, julienned
1 red pepper, julienned
1 celery rib, sliced
1-1/2 cups water
4 tsp worcester sauce
1 tbsp chili powder
1 tbsp soy sauce
1 tsp cajun seasoning
1/4 tsp hot pepper sauce
2 tbsp corn starch

In large skillet brown beef in butter over medium heat, drain. Stir in the onions, peppers and celery, cook for 2 minutes.

Add the water, worcester sauce, chili powder, soy sauce, cajun seasoning and pepper sauce. Bring to a boil, reduce heat, cover and simmer dor 1 hour or until meat is tender.

Combine cornstarch and cold water until smooth, stir into meat mixture. Bring to a boil, cook and stir for 2 minutes or until thickened. Serve with rice.

Tuesday, April 21, 2009

Grocery Totals - March 29th

For the first time this year my savings percentage went below 50%, but I really didn't use that many coupons this week, and there were some things DH wanted that we paid full price for.

Shelf price : $106.51
OOP : $60.16
Saved : $46.35
Pct : 43%

See other grocery deals at The Grocery Cart Challenge

Monday, April 20, 2009

Menu Plan Monday - April 20th

Monday: Cajun pepper steak with rice

Tuesday: Corn chowder and dumplings

Wednesday: Jamaican chicken curry and rice

Thursday: BLT's with avocado and zuppa toscana soup

Friday: Chipotle-cheddar burgers with avocado and potato salad

See other menu plans over at Organizing Junkie

Birthday Treats

It was my 31st birthday last week and DH surprised me with lots of treats, my favourite was the yummy fruit bouquet from Edible Arrangements. I have been wanting one of those for a long time, and those chocolate bananas were so good!

He also gave me a beautiful bouquet of flowers, took me out to dinner and then surprised me with some yummy little macarons. I have to admit to being slightly obsessed with them, so it was a great end to my birthday. Thanks so much honey!

Monday, April 6, 2009

Menu Plan Monday - April 6th

Monday: Marlboro Man sandwiches and carrot ginger soup

Tuesday: Chinese pepper steak with egg rolls and jasmine rice

Wednesday: Tacos

Thursday: Spaghetti bolognese

Friday: Pepsi pot roast

See other menu plans over at Organizing Junkie