Wednesday, April 29, 2009
So, I am going to shoot for $100 per month :)
Tuesday, April 28, 2009
Aveeno Baby Wash $2.98
-$2/1 Printable here
Meow Mix $.97
- $1 3/1 SS
Suave Deodorandt $.94
-$.50 RP 3/29
Visine A.C. 0.5 fl oz $3.62
-$3/1 RP 3/15
Dove Deodorant $1.97
-$1.50/2 RP 1/18
4 pita breads (6 inches in diameter)
1/2 cup plain yogurt
1 tablespoon chopped fresh mint leaf or 1 teaspoon dried mint leaves
1 teaspoon sugar
1 small cucumber, seeded and chopped (3/4 cup)
1 pound ground lamb or beef
2 tablespoons water
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
1/2 teaspoon dried oregano leaves
1/4 teaspoon pepper
2 garlic cloves, finely chopped
1 small onion, chopped (1/4 cup)
2 tablespoons vegetable oil
2 cups shredded lettuce
1 medium tomato, chopped (3/4 cup)
1. Split each pita bread halfway around edge with knife; separate to form pocket.
2. Mix yogurt, mint and sugar in small bowl. Stir in cucumber.
3. Mix lamb, water, lemon juice, salt, cumin, oregano, pepper, garlic and onion. Shape mixture into 4 thin patties.
4. Heat oil in 10-inch skillet over medium heat. Cook patties in oil 10 to 12 minutes, turning frequently, until no longer pink in center. Place cooked patty in each pita pocket. Top with yogurt mixture, lettuce and tomato
First, I have to start out by saying, I probably didn't do this recipe any justice. I just saw ground beef and out of habit started cooking it in the pan and chopping it up. This was suppose to be done in patties and since the way it was cooked deviated from the recipe, I wanted to give it the benefit of the doubt!!
So I ended up putting the patty ingredients in with the pan after draining the grease.
This was something different to try and it was good, but there would definetlybe some changes that I would make. First, the cucumber sauce needs to be pureed, or more thin than using "chopped" cucumbers. It tasted good but the texture wasn't quite right. DH and I both ate it, but 3 year old DD didn't care for it at all.
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Monday, April 27, 2009
This is my son's room (like the decor doesn't give it away) and despite his lack of ability to make a mess in here, we have one!
Our biggest task? Sorting out all of the clothes that are too small or too warm for our steamy Texas Spring. This was heartbreaking. Here I am trying to make deals and I am pulling out clothes that have never been worn! I also pulled out the bumper a few days before and it was time to remove the mobile (since he pulled it down!) we also sold our glider at the garage sale so we pulled the crib over to center it on the wall, then had to move the pictures.
Without further rambling...here we are!
Sunday, April 26, 2009
Grrrr... ok rant over :)
Trans 1 (Card 1)
I had a $5/30 on both cards, because my CVS was out of the bandaids I planned on, I had to spend about $8 to use it. So I got the garnier, cvs brand wipes ( I needed these) and the toothpaste without qs! GASP! I know, but it was still better than not using them!
1 Garnier 2.99 (Got $2 ECB)
Crest 1.99 (Got $1 ECB)
6 Visine @ $3.79 used 5 $3 off qs and 1 $2 q =$5.74 ( Got back $10 ecb, $4.26 MM)
Paid with ECBs and gift card. Over all $7.26 MM
6 Visine @ $3.79 used 6 $2 q =$10.74 ( Got back $10 ecb)
3 Candy Necklaces $.18/ea
1 Bunny Dizzy Toy $.19
Cadbury Mini Eggs (DH loves these!) $.49
Resees Candys $.29
Palm Pet Toy $.29
2 Snoopys with candy $.59
2 Stuffed Doggies $.49/ea
Stuffed Lion $.59
Stuffed Peep $.39
2 Easter Baskets 1 @ 1.19, 1 @ $1.79
Paid with ECBs and Gift card Total OOP ZERO :)
Oh, and I forgot this one the other day! There was one more Kleneex pack
Chapstick 1.99 get $2 rr, paid with gift card and RR
Saturday, April 25, 2009
Free Garnier Fructis shampoo,conditioner and stylers
Total:-0.01 Sale price:$2.99
MQ:$1/1 RP 1/4ECB:$2
Free Crest toothpaste if you got the good qp
MQ:$1/1 P&G 3/15 or 4/5
Free Band-aid with qp
Sale price:start at $1
MQ:$1/1 SS 2/8
All Laundry Detergent GDA
Total:$3.49 for 2
Sale price: $7.49 for two (B1G1 including small & might 32 loads)
MQ:$2 x 2 IP
Visine, Overage - if it includes A.C. or A
TOTAL: 5.26 MM
SALE: 3.79MQ: 3.00/1 (03/15/09 RP exp 6/30)
ECBs Earned: 10 ECBS
MATH: 3.79 x 6=22.74 -18.00 (3.00 x 6)= 4.74 earn 10 ECBS= 5.26
Dove Deodorant, GDA
MQ: $1/1 from 3.15 RP
AD Q: Page 10
MATH: Puchase 1 and use IVC = $1.99 - $1 manq = $.99/1
Flipz Snacks, GDA
TOTAL: $2/2 or $1 each
SALE: 2/$3 (4 ounce package)
MQ: $1/2 from 4.5 SS
MATH: Purchase (2) = $3.00 - $1.00 = $2.00/2
Weight Watchers Chocolates, GDA
SALE: 2/$3 (3.25 ounce package)
MQ: BOGO from 4.9 SS
MATH: Purchase 2 = $3.00 - $1.50 (BOGO) = $1.50/2
Nivea Body Wash 16.9 ounce, FREE
TOTAL: FREE after RR.
Puchase 1 @ $4.99 and receive $4.99 in RR's
NOTE: This may roll. We won't have any idea until the day of but I wanted to give everyone a heads up just in case.
Rembrandt Toothpaste, Overage
TOTAL: $5.99 Overage!!
MQ: Free Rembrandt Toothpaste max. value $7.99 (ex. 1.1.10
)RR: Purchase Rembrandt Toothpaste or Mouthwash at $5.99 and get $5.99 in RR's.
MATH: Purchase one at $5.99 - $5.99 = $0.00 OOP and get $5.99 RR!!
Breeze2 or Contour Glucose Monitor, Overage
TOTAL: $5 MM
MQ: up to $30 various inserts, see CDB AD Q: n/aES Q: n/aESMIR: n/aRR: $5 wyb 1
MATH: $14.99 - $14.99 -$5.00 RR = -$5.00 MM!!
Bayer Quick Release Crystals, FREE
RR: Puchase one and receive a RR for $2.49 good on your next purchase
MATH: Buy 1 @ $2.49 and get $2.49 RR = FREE
page 7reynolds 20ft alum foil, Overage
SALE: .89c MQ: 1/1
bookletAD Q: 89c pg 7
MATH: 1.69 - 1/1 manf - .80 7day = <-0.11>
Gum Dental Care, VGDA
MQ: $2/1 IP (on any gum toothbrush, floss or dental accessory)
ES Q: MATH: Puchase 2 = $4.00 - 2($2 MQ) = FREE
Thursday, April 23, 2009
I came across OrgJunkie and got some inspiration to clean up this area!
Part way through - OrgJunkie says to pull everything out before organizing, I was amazed at how much junk this helped me find and be able to toss! Great idea!
Now lets see how long we can keep it this way!!
Wednesday, April 22, 2009
The other day at a Easter festival the local police department was there doing an ID kit for the kids. It was so popular we waited in line for over an hour and still didn't finish. We ended up having to leave, but there are other ways to keep your child's information handy in case a problem does arise.
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Tuesday, April 21, 2009
I love to try new recipes, I love experimenting and trying new things. Alot of the world in cooking is new to me since i spent the first 4 1/2 years or so of my marriage ordering take out and hitting drive thrus.
So, each week I will try a new recipe and rate it here on the blog. If you have a recipe you would like me to try, please send it to me!
Ok, so for our first week we have this recipe
Country Style BBQ Chicken (found on allrecipes.com posted by WolfWalker)
1/2 cup chopped onions
1 cup ketchup
1/2 cup distilled white vinegar
1/4 cup brown sugar
1 tablespoon dry mustard
3/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
6 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves
-Mix the onions, ketchup, vinegar, brown sugar, dry mustard, salt, and pepper in a saucepan over medium heat. Cook 15 minutes, stirring occasionally.
-Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Lightly grease a baking dish.
-Arrange chicken in the baking dish. Pour sauce over the chicken.
-Bake 25 minutes in the preheated oven, or until chicken juices run clear.
This is definatly different than the bbq sauce from a bottle. The flavor is more ketchupy, but was very good. My husband and two children ate it up! It was great leftover too. I would recommend that using more chicken (or making less sauce) there was way more sauce than chicken.
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time (sauce): 15 minutes
Overall it was great! We will be having this again!
(I make an awesome reciepe using this and i just had to stock up!)