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A quick grocery store run...and a coupon book!

I was planning on the produce deal but they had no green grapes! Knowing that grapes were coming up for a $.99/pound sale in the new flier, I went with three packs of strawberries for $4.50 and got that $2 coupon back - so I will be getting 2 pounds of grapes for FREE on my next visit! :) I also grabbed a milk and eggs...for a grand total of $7.58 Here is my math for June: $100 -13.92 ------------ 86.08 (after week 1) -45.16 ------------ 40.92 (after week 2) -1.36 Bananas from Kwick Trip ($.29/pound!) -11.10 (after week 3) ------------ 28.46 -7.58 (this week) ------------ $20.88 to go! I was all set for the new sales flier and then got a Copps COUPON BOOK in the mail with it! LOTS of great things in it --> Grade A large eggs $.68***Deviled egg time! Thomas English Muffins $.88***English muffin pizza? Butcher's Cut thick sliced bacon $2.88/pound Clear Value orange juice $.98 Gorton's Fish $3.98 Roundy's frozen veggies .78 Creamette Pasta .48 Classico pasta s

Homemade Bread

Tupperware "Burp" Bread (for those without bread machines) I use this for cinnamon rolls - but it makes a couple of great loaves of bread too! 9 c. flour 2/3 c. sugar 1 1/2 c. water 4 eggs, beaten 1 1/2 c. milk, scalded 2 tsp. salt 2 pkg. yeast Put flour into large Tupperware bowl. Mix other ingredients in another bowl. Make well in flour; pour in ingredients & seal lid - "burp." Let rise until lid pops off. Add 2 sticks butter (melted); mix well & seal lid - "burp." Let rise until lid pops off. You can now put it into buttered bread pans and bake, make into dinner rolls and bake, or use the following to make killer cinnamon rolls! On floured board, knead lightly. Roll out. Spread butter, sugar & cinnamon. Slice into rolls. Place in greased 9 x 13 inch pan. Let rise. Bake at 375 degrees for 25 to 30 minutes. FROSTING: 1 1/2 c. powdered sugar 1 tbsp. milk 1/2 tsp. vanilla Mix well and pour over rolls.

Make Your Own Mixes!

A great way to save money is to make your own mixes! They keep beautifully in Tupperware and, go a lot further than just individual packets as well as saving you money. Enjoy a few of my favorites...they can help you get dinner on the table quickly! Spaghetti Seasoning Mix 1 TB instant minced onion, 1 TB parsley flakes, 1 TB cornstarch, ¾ tsp. Italian seasoning, ¼ tsp. instant minced garlic, 1 tsp. sugar, 1½ tsp. salt. Combine ingredients. Place in Snack cup. Makes ¹/3 C. Spaghetti Sauce 1/2 to 1 LB cooked ground beef, 2 cans (8oz) tomato sauce, 1 can (6oz) tomato paste, 2¾ cups tomato juice or water, ¹/3 cup spaghetti seasoning mix. Combine sauce, paste, meat, mix and water or juice. Cook 10 min in microwave, stirring occasionally. Serves 4-6 Taco Seasoning Mix 2 tsp. instant minced onion, ¼ tsp. instant minced garlic, 1 tsp. chili powder, ½ tsp. cornstarch, ½ tsp. crushed dried red pepper, ½ tsp. instant minced garlic, ¼ tsp. dried oregano. Combine all. Place in snack cup. Makes

Plan-overs

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I have a few friends who's family will not eat leftovers. What a shame!!! One of the things I had learned in my years of food service was the creative use of what was left. When my Mom and I had our own restaurant, we used to joke that tomorrow's soup was going to be cream of today's special! :) Here is a simple run down on how you can "recycle" meals: --You start with a Baked Chicken dinner with mashed potatoes or dressing and veggies. --If you had any chicken left, you pulled the meat off of it and whipped up a cream sauce that has a chicken broth base, few sliced carrots and a tad of marjoram. Then make some dumplings and fold into the gravy so you have Chicken and Dumplings . --If you had any of that left over, you pulled out the dumplings (one of my guilty pleasures!) added a few more sliced carrots, peas and pearl onions. Serve it over puff pastry shells and you now have Chicken a la King . --Have some chicken and biscuits left over? Thin it down a bi

Upcoming Sales

Here is what will be in the Copp's Sales Flier, starting on Thursday...I have put in Bold what I am looking at. You can see it and the links to the printable coupons on the links on the right of my blog - the coupon match ups ;) Produce Deals Grapes $0.99/lb -- We loves these frozen, cut up in chicken salad, and just plain! Sale price, no coupon needed Final price: $0.99/lb Cherries $1.99/lb Sale price, no coupon needed Final price: $1.99/lb Meat Deals **NEW** Bar-S Bologna (16 oz) $1.00 Buy 2 and use $1/2 coupon from 5/16 Red Plum insert Final price: Two free after doubled coupon (Thanks, Lisa!) Oscar Mayer Deli Shaved Meat (6-9 oz) $3.00 Buy 1 and use $1/1 Oscar Mayer Deli Fresh Meats printable Buy 2 and use $1/2 from 5/16 Smartsource insert Final price: As low as $1.00 after doubled coupon State Fair Corn Dogs $3.00 Use $1/1 State Fair Corn Dogs printable or use $0.55/1 from 2/14 Red Plum insert or $0.55/1 State Fair Product printable Final price: $1.90 after doubled cou