Tuesday, February 23, 2010

Grocery Deals

I made a coupon mistake while shopping, I forgot the 2 buy 1 get 1 free coupons for the purex (that's what happens when you shop while sick!)so my total was a little higher than I was expecting.

Shelf: $85.41
Spent: $40.02
Saved: $45.39
Pct : 53%

4 x green bell peppers
English cucumber
3 x parsnips
1 lb red potatoes
4 x tomatoes
10 x oranges
Sliced apples, 8 pack
Whole wheat bread
Sara Lee sliced turkey
2 x hot sausage
Country crocl
Colby jack sliced cheese
provolone sliced cheese
2 x strawberry yogurts
Pillsbury biscuits
Pillsbury orange rolls
Pillsbury cinnamon rolls
White iced tea with pomegranate
2 x kraft salad dressings
Hefty trash bags
Aluminium foil
4 x purex
3 x suave bodywash
Ghiradelli brownie mix
Pedigree dog treats

See other grocery deals at The Grocery Cart Challenge and The New Frugal Mom

I also had some ECB's that were about to expire, so went to CVS

Spent: $0.03

2 x scott paper towels
Colgate toothpaste

I used a $5 off $15 purchase coupon, $10 ecb and 2 $1 off scott and $1 off colgate coupons and only spent $0.03 out of pocket and got back $2 ecb's for the colgate.

Monday, February 22, 2010

Menu Plan Monday

I feel bad that I haven't posted much recently, but we have been working hard to get our house ready to sell, and cooking has been the last thing on mind recently!

We had sears come out today and steam clean the floors and in the process he managed to do something to my computer that has meant no internet connection all day. The hubby walked in and fixed it in about 3 seconds, but I couldn't figure out the problem, oh well, at least I am back online now!

Monday: Beef stew with suet dumplings

Tuesday: Going to smash burger

Wednesday: Roast pork tenderloin, red potatoes and corn

Thursday: BLT's with avocado

Friday: Going out

See other menu plans over at Organizing Junkie

Monday, February 15, 2010

Menu Plan Monday

Right now my house looks like a construction site, with all the re-painting and fixing things around the house, and the contractor has been here every day for the past 3 days and he is back again today, so meals this week are very quick and simple.

Monday: Pepperoni pizza quiche, salad and green beans

Tuesday: It's pancake day, so pancakes (the english kind!) with lemon and sugar

Wednesday: Homemade margherita pizza

Thursday: We have our monthly HOA board meeting, so we will get something on the way home from that

Friday: Going out

See other menu plans over at Organizing Junkie

Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Grocery Deals

I don't often have bad coupon experiences at Kroger, but unfortunately this trip was one of those times. I had planned out the mega deals so that my total should have been around $1.00 but because the cashier wouldn't scan two of my $4 coupons and because I didn't get one of my mega deal $5 instant discounts, my total was $14.34. Still not bad considering I saved 86%, but very frustrating when you are expecting it to be a very minimal out of pocket trip and it ends up not working out that way.

Shelf: $115.30
Spent: $14.34
Saved: $100.96
Pct : 86%

12 x hunts canned tomatoes
3 x rotel
3 x wheat thins
2 x ritz
5 x toaster strudels
van de kamps breaded fish
3 x green giant steamers
Raisin bran cereal
2 x goldfish crackers
2 x nut clusters
2 x chex mix
2 x kraft cheese
Daisy sour cream
Hormel pepperoni
4 x sobe water
Sunny D
3 x french's mustard
4 x suave deodorant
2 x beggin strips
2 x chef michaels dog food cans
Oroweat bread
2 x knox gelatin

See other grocery deals at The Grocery Cart Challenge and The New Frugal Mom

Monday, February 8, 2010

Menu Plan Monday

Monday: Pepsi pot roast (again!) I needed something I could throw in the crockpot this morning as we have our realtor coming over tomorrow morning and I have to spend the day scrubbing and organising the house.

Tuesday: Tacos

Wednesday: Jasmine rice stuffed pork chops with fresh green beans

Thursday: Meatloaf, mashed potatoes and peas

Friday: Going out

See other menu plans over at Organizing Junkie

Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Pumpkin Lasagna

I saw this recipe in the latest issue of the food network magazine and I knew that as long as I didn't tell the hubby that there was pumpkin in it, he would eat it happily. I really liked this lasagna and I will definitely be making it again!

1 medium onion, chopped
4 to 6 garlic cloves, chopped
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 pound spicy Italian sausage, casing removed
1 large courgette, thinly sliced
1 (28 ounce) can tomato sauce
1/2 cup red wine
1/4 cup chopped fresh basil
1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley
1/2 tsp dried oregano
Kosher salt, freshly ground black pepper to taste
2 1/2 cups ricotta cheese
2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese
1/2 cup shredded romano cheese
1 egg
1/2 cup pumpkin puree
1 pound cooked lasagna noodles

Place the pumpkin puree in a sieve over a bowl and let drain

In a large heavy skillet, over medium heat, saute onion and garlic in the olive oil until translucent. Add sausage and cook until brown, breaking it up with a wooden spoon as it cooks.

In a medium pot combine tomato sauce and red wine and bring to a boil over medium-low heat. Add salt, pepper and herbs, reduce heat to low, cover and let it simmer for 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.

Mix the strained pumpkin puree with the egg and season with salt and pepper, in a seperate bowl mix together the ricotta, 1 cup of the mozzarella and romano cheeses.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

Build your lasagna in a large (9 by 13-inch) baking dish starting with a layer of sauce, a layer of pasta, a layer of half the pumpkin mixture, add half the cheese mixture and cover with some of the sauce. Repeat the layers finishing with a layer of pasta and a layer of sauce. Sprinkle the remaining 1 cup of mozzarella cheese on top and bake for 35 minutes. Let cool for 15 minutes before serving.

See other recipes at The Grocery Cart Challenge, Eat At Home

Grocery Deals

After our big shop at HEB last week, we didn't really need much this week, which was great timing for this weeks mega deal at kroger. I was able to mainly focus on the deals and not worry about the hubby adding a lots of other things into the trolley and messing up my totals!

Shelf: $113.14
Spent: $18.53
Saved: $94.61
Pct : 83%

Brawny paper towels
Solo plastic cups
2 x goldfish crackers
3 x ritz crackers
Quaker quakes
2 x weight watchers yogurt
Dannon large vanilla yogurt
I can't believe it's not butter
Kraft singles
2 x sargento shredded cheese
3 x hunt's tinned tomatoes
3 x rotel
2 x french's mustard
Frank's hot sauce
Krusteaz crumb cake mix
Suave deodorant
3 x finish dishwasher tablets
Parker house rolls
2 x green giant steamers
4 x sobe waters
4 x propel waters
2 x beggin strips
4 x pedigree canned dog food
8 x cesar dog food

See other grocery deals at The Grocery Cart Challenge and The New Frugal Mom

Monday, February 1, 2010

Menu Plan Monday

Monday: Cannelloni with salad

Tuesday: Pepsi pot roast

Wednesday: Mexican chicken and lime soup

Thursday: Breaded pork and mozzarella stacks, mashed potatoes and green beans

Friday: Going out

See other menu plans over at Organizing Junkie