Friday, September 4, 2009

Giant Eagle Bargain Recipe of the week: Cheeze-It Chicken

Bargain Meal of the Week

I love Cheeze-it's! Combine with chicken and some simple ingredients (that are on sale) and you have a winner!!! Hope you guys love this recipe as much as we do. Happy Eating y'all!!!

I will not expense spices/oils since most of us have them on hand. W/C means with coupon.

Cheeze-It Chicken

1 lb chicken breast halves (On sale$1.79/lb) $1.79

1 sm. box Cheeze-Its (for crumbs) (On sale w/c $.50) $.25

1(8 oz.) carton sour cream (Breakstone on sale w/c $.75) $.37

Salt and pepper 1 cube melted butter $.20

Dip first in sour cream and then into Cheeze- Its which have been processed into crumbs. Place in a baking dish and dribble with the melted butter. Bake at 350 degrees for 45 minutes covered and 15 minutes uncovered.

Total Cost of Meal: $2.61

Add fresh green beans (On sale $.88/lb) Total Cost of Meal: $3.49

Add Pillsbury's Grands (On sale w/c $.92) Total Cost of Meal: $4.41

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Wednesday, September 2, 2009

WFMW- How I organize my purses

This week WFMW theme is asking for some organization tips. I usually get all geeked up about organizing something only to have it be thrown in a pile a couple of months later. :( This tip however has been nice, neat and functional for years now, so I thought I was safe to share this one!

Fulfilling my duty as a woman, I have a stash of purses. Blue, black, brown, carmel, white, dress purses, casual purses, jean purses, purses you can stash alot in. You name it I got it. Its not that I buy alot of purses.... its that I never throw one away. :)

Purses take up alot of room so I wanted to keep them visible while still getting them neat and in one place. This is what I came up with.

I got some deep but narrow containers on sale. I them marked them Black, Brown and dressy/white. I can simply pull the container down and find the purse that I need. Its so easy and manageable and saves time!!

And that works for this busy mama!!!

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Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Meijer bargain recipe of the week: Honey Mustard Grilled Chicken

Bargain Meal of the Week

I know I have promised more fall type foods, but this recipe sounded so great. With many of the ingredients being on sale, I couldn't pass it up to try out this week. Have a yummy week!!

I will not expense spices/oils since most of us have them on hand. W/C means with coupon.

Honey Mustard Grilled Chicken

1/3 cup Dijon mustard $.50
1/4 cup honey $.40
2 tablespoons mayonnaise (On sale w/c $1) $.5
1 teaspoon steak sauce (On sale and w/c free - $1) $.5
1 lb boneless chicken breast halves (On sale $1.79/lb) $1.79

Preheat the grill for medium heat.

In a shallow bowl, mix the mustard, honey, mayonnaise, and steak sauce. Set aside a small amount of the honey mustard sauce for basting, and dip the chicken into the remaining sauce to coat.

Lightly oil the grill grate. Grill chicken over indirect heat for 18 to 20 minutes, turning occasionally, or until juices run clear. Baste occasionally with the reserved sauce during the last 10 minutes. Watch carefully to prevent burning!

Total Cost of Meal: $2.79

Add veggie of your choice (Birds Eye on sale $1.25) Total Cost of Meal: $4.04

Add veggies and Vienna bread ( On sale $1.69) Total Cost of Meal: $4.88

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Kroger bargain recipe of the week: Easy Chicken Cacciatore

Bargain Meal of the Week

This recipe is a new spin on chicken cacciatore. I like it because of the fresh veggies that are in it! I am trying to take advantage of the last of the summer veggies such as green beans, so this perfect!! Happy Eating Y'all!

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

Easy Chicken Cacciatore

1/3 cup chopped onion $.20
1 clove garlic, chopped
1/3 cup chopped green bell pepper $.99
3/4 pound chicken meat, cooked and cubed (On sale $1.78/lb) $1.32
1/2 cup whole peeled tomatoes $.50
1/2 cup green beans (On sale $.99/lb) $.50
1/4 teaspoon dried oregano

In a large skillet, saute onion, garlic and bell pepper until soft. Add chicken, then stir in tomatoes, beans and oregano.

Reduce heat to medium low and simmer for 8 to 10 minutes, stirring constantly. Remove from heat and serve hot.

Total Cost of Meal: $3.51

Serve over noodles $.99: Total Cost of Meal: $4.50

Add noodles and salad (Dole on sale $.98) Total Cost of Meal: $5.16

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Monday, August 31, 2009

Happy Monday !!! $$1 coffee on Mondays

Sometimes you just want a good cup of coffee........ that you didn't have to brew with a toddler hanging off of your leg. :) With the high prices of gourmet coffee however, I just can't justify it most of the time.

Then my hubby came home one morning with a big Caribou Coffee cup in his hand. Before I could even arch my eyebrow he informed me that Caribou coffee has a great deal on Mondays!

Every Monday, get a medium cup of Caribou Blend coffee for just a dollar !!!

Go here for the closest location near you.

Now if they would just throw in a babysitter and house cleaner, Mondays would be perfect :)

Happy Monday Y'all!!!!

A Teachers View: Healthy Hands

I am blessed to live next to a elementary school teacher who loves my kids and we love her!! She has multiple education degrees and is the first person I run to when I am worried about speech, development or anything learning related!! She has agreed to write a weekly post for me on some common concerns involving little ones and just great tips! If you have a topic that you would like to see addressed, please e-mail me at

Healthy Hands

As cold and flu season approaches, there is one sure-fire way to reduce the amount of germs in your child’s world: Wash hands!

With a new school year starting, help your child develop good hand-washing habits.

· Wash for at least 15 seconds with soap and water. Have kids sing the ABC’s. I usually sing the following ditty to my 4th and 5th graders; they are so busy laughing at me that they don’t even notice time has gone by. Feel free to use it with your kids!

To the tune of “Row, Row Your Boat”
Wash, wash, wash your hands, get them nice and clean! Get the fronts and the backs and the spaces in between!

· Turn the faucet off with a paper towel. Many schools have motion sinks, yea!

· Alcohol-based hand rub is also effective. If your kiddo is a packer, stash some in their lunch box.

· Wash hands often throughout the day.

· Always wash hands after using the bathroom, after you cough or sneeze, and before eating.

Our school has recess before lunch, so remind kids they need to wash after recess too!

Here’s to a healthy school year!

Menu Plan Monday: Fall is in the air!!

Yipee skipee!!! The weather is starting to cool and Sept 1st is tomorrow! To say I love fall is a major understatement..... especially the fall food. I have decided to kick off this week with apple pies, homemade bread and crock pot roasts. Happy eating Y'all!!!

Monday: Pot roast, mashed potatoes, green beans and homemade bread

Tuesday: Breakfast for dinner ( Sausage Scramble), toast

Wednesday: South of the Border chicken and pasta skillet, green beans, crescent rolls

Thursday: Beef vegetable soup, rolls

Friday: Pizza Night!

Saturday: Creole Pork Chops, salad, butter noodles

Sunday: Leftover night - If its in not movin, you can eat it!