Friday, April 17, 2009

Awesome Kroger deal!!!

My good friend Denise let me know yesterday that her Kroger had an awesome children's Advil deal going on. I went today and checked it out and it looks like its at all the Krogers!

They are currently running a B1G1 deal with Children's Advil ( Its the big boxes too!!) Its price is $6.99 but it has $2 off coupons on the boxes that you can use for each box. With the sale, that would be 2 big boxes of children's Advil for $2.99 !!!

I am not sure how long the deal is running..... but if your family is anything like mine you won't know your out of it until 3 in the morning with a crying toddler. Good times!

Giant Eagle Bargain recipe of the week- Roasted Pork Loin

Bargain Meal of the Week

Giant Eagle has a great deal on Pork Loins this week. My family loves pork so I can't wait to try this recipe! Happy Eating!

I will not expense spices/oils since most of us have them on hand.

Roasted Pork Loin

3 cloves garlic, minced
1 tablespoon dried rosemary
salt and pepper to taste
2 pounds boneless pork loin roast (On sale $1.99 a lb) $4
1/4 cup olive oil
1/2 cup white wine (On sale Holland House cooking wine 2 for $5) .63

Preheat oven to 350 degrees

Crush garlic with rosemary, salt and pepper, making a paste. Pierce meat with a sharp knife in several places and press the garlic paste into the openings. Rub the meat with the remaining garlic mixture and olive oil.

Place pork loin into oven for 2 hours, turning and basting with pan liquids. After 2 hours remove roast to a platter. Heat the wine in the pan and stir to loosen browned bits of food on the bottom. Serve with pan juices.

Total cost of Meal: $4.63

Add Broccoli (Fresh on sale .99) Total cost of Meal: $5.63

Add broccoli and butter noodles (Dreamfields pasta sale 5 for $10) Total cost of Meal: $6.63

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Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Meijer bargain recipe of the week- Slow cooker chicken and Dumplings

Bargain Meal of the Week

I am trying to squeeze in some slow cooker meals this week before I turn to grilling. This is a yummy and simple chicken recipe that your whole family is sure to love!

Check out Stretching a Buck deals here to see more deals at Meijer. I will not expense spices/oils since most of us have them on hand. W/C means with coupon.

Slow Cooker Chicken and Dumplings

4 skinless, boneless chicken breast halves (On sale $2 a lb) $2
2 tablespoons butter
2 (10.75 ounce) cans condensed cream of chicken soup (On sale Meijer brand 2 for $1) $1
1 onion, finely diced (On sale 3 lb bag 2 for $3) .50
2 (10 ounce) packages refrigerated biscuit dough, torn into pieces (I get Meijer brand) $2

Place the chicken, butter, soup, and onion in a slow cooker, and fill with enough water to cover.

Cover, and cook for 5 to 6 hours on High. About 30 minutes before serving, place the torn biscuit dough in the slow cooker. Cook until the dough is no longer raw in the center.

Total cost of meal: $5.50

Add Frozen veggies(Green giant on sale 10 for $10) Total cost of meal: $6.50

Add frozen veggies and Italian bread (Meijer on sale 2 for $3) Total cost of Meal: $7.25

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Kroger bargain meal of the week- slow cooker ribs

Bargain Meal of the Week

Kroger has yummy pork ribs on sale this week. I am going to try really hard to get as many slow cooker recipes in this week. With summer right around the corner, I know its going to be almost all grilling, all the time! So I will squeeze in the crock pot for a couple more weeks :)

Check out Stretching a Buck deals here to see more deals at Kroger. I will not expense spices/oils since most of us have them on hand. W/C means with coupon.

Slow Cooker Maple Country Style Ribs

1 1/2 pounds country style pork ribs (On sale $1.99 a lb) $3.00
1 tablespoon maple syrup .15
1 tablespoon soy sauce
2 tablespoons dried minced onion
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon ground ginger
1/4 teaspoon ground allspice
1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
1 dash ground black pepper

Combine ribs, maple syrup, soy sauce, minced onion, cinnamon, ginger, allspice, garlic powder and pepper in a slow cooker. Cover and cook on Low for 7 to 9 hours.

Total cost of meal: $3.15

Add frozen veggies (On sale Steamfresh w/c .30) Total cost of Meal: $3.45

Add frozen veggie and Salad (On sale Dole .97) Total cost of meal: $ 4.07

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Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Big changes around here!

Hey guys! Y'all know that I took last week off to enjoy (plan and cook for 12- yeah enjoy :) ) Easter with my family. I must admit that it was nice to wake up at a nice time instead of hauling my tushy out of bed at 6:15 to work on my blog!

I planned to be back in action yesterday but my son turned 3 yesterday so of course the day was his!! I will be posting my Kroger and Meijer bargain meal of the day later today.....I didn't want you to think that I totally disappeared! Things will be a little slow this week because I am planning a big cowboy party for this Saturday... hee haw!!! Life has been totally crazy this Spring but it got me thinking about where I would like this blog to go.

I still plan to post some funny stories, bargain recipes, and some can't pass up deals but there will be some additions.

--I plan to post alot more kids activities. There are some great crafts/activities that I want to do with my kidlets so I thought I would share.

--I want to do a grocery store list once a month. My girlfriend mentioned to me the other day how she just wants to see what to buy at the store to make a meal everyday for a week under her budget. So its my prayer to try to do this once a month. I will use the weekly ad along with coupon match-ups and be posting recipes for those meals. Basically I will provide a complete shopping list that will utilize the deals while giving you 6 meals. Its my hope to make your life just a little easier.

--More home crafts. I make my own wreaths, swags, tablecloths, and various other items for my home. I plan to start showing you how to make these things. Not only will you save money but you can also make things the way you want them!

--A new look. After talking to my hubby, we both think its time for my blog to get a facelift. I am so excited that its growing faster than I ever thought it would. I want to make things easier to navigate, search for recipes and just look a little better. You may be seeing some changes when you visit..... please ignore the dust :)

Is there any feature you would like to see added? Is there anything that would make your life just a little easier? Let me know!! You can either leave a comment or email me at .

Thanks for your patience!!