Showing posts from January 30, 2011

Broken Glass Jell-O

This dessert is not hard to make, but it is very time consuming. It makes an impressive presentation and is low in fat! Here's the recipe and I hope you enjoy it. Broken Glass JELL-O® 4 3-ounce boxes of JELL-O® brand gelatin* 1 12-ounce can of evaporated milk** 4 envelopes unflavored gelatin *You may use any flavor of JELL-O® that you want. Here I used one box each of blue raspberry, strawberry, lime and orange. **Instead of evaporated milk, you may substitute the following: 1 can of condensed milk, plus 1 can water, or 1 cup of heavy whipping cream. In separate bowls, dissolve 1 box of JELL-O® in one cup of boiling water. Pour into an eight inch square dish or pan. Chill until set, approximately 3 hours. Once set, cube JELL-O® and mix in a 13" x 9" baking pan and set aside (in the refrigerator). In a separate bowl, combine four envelopes unflavored gelatin with one cup boiling water. Let dissolve completely, about 5 minutes. Strain and combine with one can of evaporated

Sentry List 2/3-2/9

With a few Sentry stores now doubling coupons, I will break their sales fliers down for you each week =) Please check with your individual store coupon policy, I will add a tab that breaks down all stores that I know of - keep an eye out for it later this month! Produce Deals Broccoli - $.99/# California Navel Oranges $.39 each - 3 should equal one pound ***Aldi's has a better price on a whole bag! Meat Deals 85% Extra Lean Ground Chuck $1.99/# - no coupon needed Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast $1.99/# - no coupon needed Oscar Mayer Wieners $1.50 - with in flier ad, must buy two packs Dairy Deals Philadelphia Cream Cheese $1.25 Print this for $.50 off two Final price $.75 each when doubled Kraft American Singles $1.47 with in flier ad, must buy two packs Deans Sour Cream or Dip $1.25 Get two and use this $1/2 Deans Dip Final price $.25 each when doubled Minute Maid Orange Juice 64oz $2.49 Use the B1G1 from Facebook Final price $1.25 each when you buy 2 Freezer Deals Lean Cuisine E

Quick Accounting...

I thought I would quickly crunch a few numbers for you (and me)! It's been about a month since I have done this let's take a look at what's happened: A BIG month for Tupperware, a nice bonus check, a weekend mall vendor even a few Tupperware parties, a weekend crop and I think that covers it! I just slightly went over my January grocery budget (but was able to donate 30 boxes of cereal to our church's food pantry) and we did a mix of FREE things, ate more out of our freezer, created some cute Valentine's for Sarah's class and it let me add a little over $3,000 more to my total and I have $34,437 in the bank! This boils down to an average of $717 a week so far in savings...not too shabby when a lot of people don't save $500 a month! I know I have never accounted for any interest earned on this savings...that is because interest rates are a JOKE right now! We just tucked more cash into a CD and got about 1.5%, compared to the current offer on a savings a
It’s almost here! The popular Frosty Flicks program at Marcus Theatres runs February 5 through March 20, 2011. The series kicks off with a showing of Despicable Me on February 5-6. Frosty Flicks are shown at 10 a.m. on Saturdays and 11 a.m. on Sundays. You can purchase your ticket in advance (which I highly recommend) or at the ticket office–be sure to go early as many shows sell out. Admission is only $2 per person. Note that there are some changes from last year’s program. Last year, showings were only on Saturdays, so it’s nice to see a Sunday option. Also, the ticket price has been reduced from $3 to $2 per ticket. However, the trade-off is your ticket purchase does not include popcorn as it did last year. The Frosty Flicks schedule is as follows: February 5-6 – Despicable Me February 12-13 – Nanny McPhee Returns February 19-20 – Alpha and Omega February 26-27 – Cats & Dogs: The Revenge of Kitty Galore March 5-6 – Legends of the Guardians: The Owls of Ga’Hoole March 12-13 – Meg

Another Sentry Store Doubles!

OK - I had posted a while back that Sentry in Janesville doubled coupons - up to $.50, with no limit (you could use as many as you wanted) and there was NO minimum transaction! I just got off the phone with Sentry Hilldale (Metcalfe's) and they are doubling too! Here is their policy info right from the e-mail they sent me: 1) We will double 10 coupons up to $1.00 each Wednesday and Saturday per person, per day. 2) There’s a limit of 3 like coupons per item, for example if you have a Healthy Choice soup coupon, you can get three total Healthy Choice soups, not 3 chicken noodle, 3 tomato etc. 3) Coupons that do not scan will not be accepted. 4) If you have a $1.00 coupon and the item is eligible for doubling but is under $2.00 your item will be free, with no cash back. Any applicable tax is covered by the customer. 5) As far as rain checks go, any items that you use will be subject to the 10 coupon limit per person, per day. ***I am waiting to hear if they take printed coupons and al

2-6 RedPlum Coupon Preview

(looks like some good Kellogg's coupons this week!) Sunday coupon preview Regional coupon inserts & value differences are to be expected! (x) before coupon = multiple of same coupon ETS = excludes trial sizes RedPlum Coupon Insert Ester-c save $2.00/1 naturesmart product (3/23) Natures bounty save $2.00/1 your life milti vitamin (3/22) Flex-a-min save $3.00/1 supplement (3/22) Garnier fructis save $1.00/1 any shampoo (5/6) Garnier fructis save $1.00/1 any styler product (5/6) Garnier nutrisse save $2.00/1 any shade or multi-lights kit (5/6) Save $2.00/1 garnier moisturizer product (5/6) Snausages save $1.50/2 snausages or snaw somes dog snacks (3/31) Free milk-bone soft&chewy dog snack with the purchase of 2 milk bone dog snacks (4/6) Milk bone save $1.50/1 2 milk bone dog snacks (4/6) Maybelline save $1.00/1 mascara (4/6) Maybelline save $1.00/1 eyeshadow or eye liner (4/6) Maybelline save $2.00/1 on superstay 24 lipcolor or any other lip product (4/6) Maybelline save $1.0

Chinese New Year, and a review

Happy Chinese New Year! I scrapped my dinner plans of grilled cheese tonight in honor of something a little more fitting to kick of the next two weeks of fun! Teriyaki Chicken! I had gotten a free box of LaChoy Creations dinner kit and pulled it out...pretty easy to prepare! Cut up and cook a little chicken... Then you add the rice, sauce and water...where it looked a little boring to I added about 2 cups of mixed carrots and peas Let it simmer for about 15 minutes with the top on and you are ready to dish up! All you need then is a pair of chopsticks and a willing Guinea pig and you are ready to go! She loved it! I must admit, it wasn't bad -- not something I would serve often, but it makes for a good "emergency" dish and could easily serve 5-6 people once you add the veggies! Now, if I only had a fortune cookie...........

Updated Copps/Pick N Save List

I finally got OUR flier and updated the list from Pocket Your Dollars for us =) This weeks list

2-6 Smartsource Coupon Preview

Regional coupon inserts & value differences are to be expected! (/X) after coupon = expiration date () before coupon = multiple of same coupon ETS = excludes trial sizes DND5 = coupon states Do Not Double, but barcode starts w/a 5 Smartsource coupon insert Trojan save $1.00/1 any 10+ count trojan condom product (5/6) Trojan save $1.00/1 any trojan vibrations product (5/6) Starbucks save $1.00/1 any 4-pk of frappuccino coffee drinks exp. 4/30) Doubleshot starbucks save $1.00/1 any 4-pk of doubleshot starbucks. (4/30) Coldstone save $3.00/1 any icecream cake (3/6), coldstone save $1.00/1 smoothie, shake, iced coffee (3/6) Sorrento save $1.00/1 on any (1) sorrento block mozzarella cheese (5/6) Sorrento save $1.00/1 on any one (1) ricotta cheese (5/6) Campbells save $0.50/2 select harvest or chunky (3/20) Campbells save $0.40/2 select harvest condensed soup (3/20) Campbells save $0.60/2 on any two (2) v8 vegetable juice (3/20) Mystic pizza save $1.50/1 on any one mystic pizza (3/31) My

New Roundy's Deals

***Updated*** I removed the items we dont carry (like the Green Mill Pizza) and added a few! If you are like me, you got hit with the blizzard and didn't get your mail today! I took this list from Pocket Your Dollars and will update the prices when we see our actual flier...remember, each store has a varience in pricing...I have my interests bolded for you...happy planning! ***New (added by me)************************************** NO produce bargains! Roma for 1 pizzas - $1 Butterfinger candy bars $.50 use the $1/2 coupons (exp Bush's Best Variety Beans $.75 ----buy 4 cans beans and get a FREE 16oz Bush refried beans FREE instantly at checkout with your card! $1/4 Meijer MealBox coupon that exp 2/25/2011 $.25 each after doubling and you get the FREE beans! Hormel Chili $1 use the $.55/2 coupon on $.45 each, after doubling ********************************************************************** Meat Deals **NEW** Louis Rich Ground Turkey (16 oz. Frozen) $1.00 Sale pri

Today's Copp's Run

YIPPE! It's the beginning of the month and I have a new $100 to work with! Today was FIVE transactions, to work that Kellogg's Cereal Deal AND the twenty $1 off 1 Yoplait Delight coupons I had to work with. =) First things first - to NOT hold up people behind me, I bought a $50 Roundy's gift card...AND, that counts for Fuelperks - it was worth another $.05/gallon! I am using that Snapple 6 pack deal to bump up to the $25 minimums - and get a FULL $5.99 rebate on them all, so I am taking that $5.99 out of my totals today. Transaction #1 3 Special K @$2.99 1 bunch fresh asparagus@$1.83 (1.69/#) 1 gallon of milk @$2.25 1 dozen eggs @$1.19 1 Special K branded Tote-a Bowl @$1.69 2 packs Yoplait Delight yogurt @$2.00 (NORMALLY $2.89) 1 6 pack Snapple @$5.99 1 pack gold fish crackers $.99 Coupons used : $1/2 Kellogg's Special K (doubled) $1 off bowl WYB Special K (doubled) two $1 off Yoplait (doubled), $3.25 off milk, $1.75 off eggs, $3 FREE produce WYB 3 Kellogg's, ***Reb

One Dead Couch

When having little people, and pets, things like furniture die. They get spit up on, chewed on, bounced on, spilled on and more. Oi Vey! You are looking at a couch that is almost 10 years old and made by Broyhill. I won't tell you what it cost, but know that to this day, it is in better shape than his big brother was when that hit the City of Madison chipper this summer. The support on the right side is broken. The arms torn, the cushions are torn. I would happily dump this one too but we would be seriously lacking in seat space if I did...and I am still hearing from DH how the missing one was "still good" and we had paid a lot of money for it.......(sigh). What to replace it with and not drop $500+ ?? I thought of Freecycle - but not with the bed bud epidemic! (eww...) A couch cover or sheet won't help because it is physically broken. Seriously, you can sit on the right side and slowly disappear, LOL! I have a feeling I will be searching the ads soon -- but kind of h

Valentine's Friend Coupon Book

McDonald’s releases a coupon booklet with FREE kids items about 4-6 times a year. The new Valentine’s booklet is out and the coupons are good from 2/14 to 5/15. The booklet sells for just $1. Here’s what coupons you will find: FREE Apple Dippers (3 of these) FREE Apple Juice or Milk Jug (3 of these) FREE Small Cone (3 of these) FREE Hamburger (3 of these) You are limited to 1 item per certificate and you must be 12 or under to use it. These would be GREAT to stock up on - you can get an occasional treat and it only costs you $.08 each! I would LOVE to get 5 or so books! ***I called around and haven't been able to find them locally yet - NO Madison, Sun Prairie or Waunakee store carries them yet, and they don't know if they will get them in. If YOUR store carries them, please, let me know!

Monday Meal Plan!

It's back to normal this week -A Monday night meeting, 3 days of Karate, two Tupperware parties and lots of phone calls to make. We have an abundance of food right now and NEED to work on the freezer - ** means something I am pulling out to use this week! Here is the list: Breakfast will include: -breakfast cookies -oatmeal (It's frigging cold out!) -cinnamon rolls -fruit crepes Lunches as normal (sandwiches, soup, left overs, tappas plates) and for dinner... Monday - Meeting Night - Frozen Pizza for them!(Italian Night)** Tuesday - Pork Roast**, dressing, broccoli** and Mashed Spuds** Wednesday (Soup day) - Navy Bean Soup (didn't make it last week & have a thawed out ham bone! Thursday - Grilled Cheese with bacon** & onion, carrot sticks Friday - (Meatless Night) - Scrambled Egg/ham bake Saturday - Fridge Clean Out! Sunday - Chicken** a la King over popovers What are you going to feed YOUR family this week?

Snapple Rebate

If you can't find the peelie form that was stuck on 6 packs of Snapple to get the FULL rebate value, here are the details: On an index card put: Name Address Phone and/or email (If you would like to provide it) The flavor purchased The price paid The store name *Send in your original receipt that has to be dated between 1/1/11 and 3/1/11 and postmarked by 3/18/11. *Also to send in the UPC code that is located on the Snapple box. The rebate is good for a 6 pack of Snapple drink up to $6.99. You can mail the rebate to the address listed below. Please allow 6 to 8 weeks before receiving the check. -->Also, the rebate is good for as many people you would like per household but only one per person, which can all be mailed in the same envelope. Snapple 6 Pack Rebate Offer PO Box 40896 Houston TX 77240

The Blizzard....

It is all over the news, starting this morning, we are getting snow. A LOT of snow. 16 to 18 inches by the time it is all over... Yippe. (Can you sense my enthusiasm - LOL?) OK - what is the big deal? I know I live in the Midwest, it is winter and we WILL get snow! It is the media hype that creates the panic for so many. It is turned into Snow-maggedon with the constant coverage and news weather alert cut-ins!. People start to panic, hit the stores and cover in fear. It is insane! What do I do to prepare? Not much, LOL **I already have a houseful of food. **We have a generator if the power goes out - this will supply the tiny bit of electricity needed to keep our boiler going so we stay warm. **I have plenty of "rainy day" projects for Ms Sarah to do - like finish her class Valentine pass outs, math workbooks, board games, etc **I will hit the store this morning and get 2 gallons of milk and some fresh fruit with the overages, using a few of my vouchers from last week's c

This Week's Grocery Deals

Just perusing the sales fliers today and this is what jumped out at me: Remember my price guidelines (Produce under $1 a pound and meat under $2 a pound) Another 1-Day sale coming: Thursday Feb 3rd. I liked the Xtra 2x liquid Laundry Detergent (75oz) for just $1.88 Produce: Jumbo Zeal Navel Oranges $.88/# Sunkist Minneola Tangelos $.99/# Red Ripe Tomatoes $.88/# Meat: 80% Lean Fresh Ground Beef (5# roll for $8.95) $1.79/# Blue Ribbon Pork Loin Assorted Pork Chops $1.99/# Previously Frozen Hormel Always Tender Pork Spare Ribs $1.59/# Country Pride Boneless Chicken Breast $1.99/# (2.5# for $4.99) HyVee Natural Grade A Fresh Whole Chicken $.88/# **Oscar Mayer Hot Dogs 3 packs for $5 ***Copp's has these for $1.50 a pack thru Wednesday!...these come to $1.66 a pack. *******Use the $1/2 Oscar Mayer Hot Dog coupon found in the Cub Sales Flier!!!!!!!!!! ***When you get manufacturer's coupons in the Cub flier - they CAN be used at other stores for DOuble Day! This weeks Oscar Mayer ween

Birthday Parties

OK. I have only one kid and love to make it fun -- but can't see how some people spend hundreds of dollars for a 2-3 hour party! Honestly, it blows my mind! As I look around, birthday parties must be big business! Bowling alleys charge $11.95 a kid to bowl, have soda and cake. The local bounce house has parties that are $220 to $360 for 1-2 hours and a cake. You can have a crafty party at Michael's Craft store or even a Party at McDonald's... I look at that average $15 per kid and think of 15 years of parties, with at least 10 kids in attendance and am floored at a price tag of over $2,000. For a party! I remember the fun birthday parties of my childhood: balloons, cake, pin the tail on the donkey and a gift for all of the kids. One year it was a sleepover! I don't really think my folks spent tons of money on a party, yet I fondly look back on them. =) I hope I am creating those memories for my daughter. Each year we have a "theme" and build the party around i