Thursday, January 29, 2009

A frozen may not have thought of before.

I have to give credit where it is due...
my great friend, Jill, shared this with me
years ago, and my kids went crazy over it.
so, Grapes are on sale at Ralphs/Kroger for
$.88/lb this week, so I really stocked up.
In fact, I'm going back tonight for more.

so you bring them home, and of course rinse them.
(these are actually my leftovers, that I'm gonna
bag up for tomorrows picnic.)

then you pick the grapes off, only keeping the
good ones, of course. (I have bagged some already,
as you can see. I leave a few single servings in the
fridge for an easy snack.)
Then fill up a cookie sheet, or two with the grapes.
Sprinkle a little sugar...maybe a TBSP per lb. I did
3 TBSP for this batch. then stick in your freezer for
about 30 min. Pull out, and dump them into a FREEZER
bag and store until your ready to eat.
They are SOOOO yummy frozen. We LOVE them at our house.
and it ends up being a cheap snack if you get the grapes this
Hope you like them as much as we do.
Thanks for sharing this with us Jill.
(works for green grapes too, we just favor the Red ones.
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Saturday, January 24, 2009

Last Minute Deal at WAGS

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thanks to a post from All Things Frugal 4-U (she's so cute, I love her blog) I was able to snatch this SWEET deal at the last minute today. I cut my coupons this morning, and planned to go get a few bags of Chocolate Covered Macadamia nuts. The two bags in the middle were for filler when I bought the butter and used a 10 RR.

Trans 1
8 Ragus 1.99 each used 1$/2 and wyb8 a 10RR prints.
Trans 2
5 Butters, and the 2 1$ bags.
used 10RR and paid 1.xx OOP
Trans 3
8 Skippys 1.99 each used 1$/2 and wyb8 a 10 RR prints.
total OOP 27.xx

still have 1 10$RR to spend.

gonna use it next week for dove deodorants...woo hoo.

Thursday, January 22, 2009

Why do I love the 99cents only stores?

Let me count the ways...
1 LaVictoria enchilada sauce for tomorrows dinner
1 2pk of Orange Bell Peppers
1 bag of 5 Kiwis
1 6pk of Tampico
1 24oz. Del Monte Ketchup
1 7.5oz Honey Roasted Peanuts
1 Toy Truck for Toby
3 12oz bags of elbow pasta
1 Toilet brush (reason I went anyway)
all for 10.25
There's my reasons for today. name brand stuff at
major discount prices...and no need for coupons or
to worry about the it! Do you like my
SWEET deals?

Saturday, January 17, 2009

Wanna win 5 cute reuseable grocery bags?

I always love a chance to win free stuff...especially when it's something that I can totally use and would love to have. This afternoon I checked out some of my favorite Blogs, and found this post. Are you interested? I was! So, go check out this product, Hotsacks,there's three, yes I said 3 different bags, 1 in HUGE, and then go to see one of my fav blog idols. Erin is amazing. 800$ a year on a family of 4. I'm still shocked by her. I want one on one advice from her sometimes. Good luck. Hope you or I win. lol.

Monday, January 12, 2009

Chicken rolls

Just one more recipe for today. this is what we're having for dinner tonight:
(my friend Catherine shared this w/ me ages ago...and we love it.)

Poach chicken-however much you need for your fam
we use 8 tenders
soften 3/4 block of Cream cheese
mix with poached shredded chicken
add Seasoned salt (to taste)
add garlic salt
and add chopped onion or onion flakes.
Roll this mixture into cresent rolls,
bake as directed on cresent roll package.
serve with salad and carrots...or
whatever veggies you like.

Pizza-dillas, anyone?

I was chatting with my friend, Jenn this morning, and was mentioning our new staple meal in my home...and she said..."You should put that on your blog." And you know, I think she was right.

My major un-frugal downfall, is my love for eating out. Be it, Fast food, or sit down, I like to eat a meal that I DIDN'T cook...but it is extremly pricey to eat out as much as I in an effort to lessen our patterned drive thru meals, I am trying this year to cook more.
Believe me, I love to cook. And my hubby LOVES for me to cook, he's so SWEET.
I found this recipe in a Parents magazine, whilst in the dentists' chair. My 9 yr old said...
"Let's try this..." so we did. (once there, type in PIZZADILLA)
Needless to say in 6 weeks, we've made Pizza-dillas more than once a week. They are even easy enough (and yummy enough) to make for an after school snack.
So enjoy this snack on me....
(I can't take credit...not my recipe.)
Try it for yourself, and see if you get hooked, like we did!
Tell me what you think.

Thursday, January 8, 2009

Woo Hoo. i'm on the coupon train...CHOO CHOO

for my friend, Jenn, who wanted to know my trans for today.
2 Aleves 8.00 each
-3/15 FSA Q
=14.01 on FSA card.
earned 5 ecbs

Trans 2
2 speedsticks 2/6
1 Fructis shampoo 2.99
1 Listerine whitening 16 oz 6.79
-1$ fructis Manu Q
-1$ CVS Listerine Q (printed out at scanner0
paid 9 ecbs and
5.23 OOp
earned 3 ecbs for speedsticks
earned 2 ecbs for fructis
earned 4 ecbs for Listerine

Trans 3
2 speedsticks 2/6
1 Garnier conditioner 2.99
- 1$ Fructis Manu Q
paid 6.59 ecbs
and 1.59 OOP
earned 3 ecbs for speedstick
earned 2 ecbs for Garnier...

so as you can see I lost 1.59 in ecbs
but all in all i got items we really like
and will use...for super cheap, or free..
like the shampoo/conditioner.
and that listerine for 1.79 is a SWEET deal.
what do you think?

Wednesday, January 7, 2009

I'm BACK in the GAME

ran up to WAGS today, to get some nyquil/dayquil for my sick hubby.
and this is how it went...
Trans 1
4 Flintstones vitamins
1 Fructis shampoo
total 22.99
-4$ (4)x1$vitamin Manu Q)
-2$ WAGS fructis Q
-1$ fructis Manu Q
= 15.99
Paid 17.77 on GC
earned 10 RR for (spend 20 get 10 on vitamins)

Trans 2
Fructis conditioner
2 sandwich bags
1 pkg straws
1 orajel
-1.02 WAGS sandwich bag Q
-1$ orajel Manu. Q
-2$ WAGS fructis Q
-1$ fructis Manu Q
- 10RR
=.45 cents plus tax
=1.12 OOP
and I earned 8.49 for Orajel I'm gonna mail in the rebate and make even more money on it.woohoo

Trans 3
1 Nyquil pills
1 Alka Seltzer pills
1 Nyquil 10 oz
1 Dayquil 10 oz
1 Dayquil pills
- 1$ Alka Seltzer Manu Q
=36.13 with tax
paid with Flex Pay card...
earned 10 RR (spend 20 get 10 on VICKS)

Trans 4
1 CAMP ROCK calendar
this was 50% off the 9.99
paid 5.19 OOp
(I promised my girl once we moved we'd do up her room in posters...
way cheaper to do it this way then going to walmart at 4$/poster...

I sorta feel like I'm back in the GAME now...even though I didn't earn much towards the REBATES...I'm working my way back in.
what do you think?

Sunday, January 4, 2009

All those SWEET Qs from yesterday!

I took a SWEET picture of all my coupons today, along with my free fiber one bars...samples. along with those coupons, and the Parade magazine. It's quite impressive...but since we just moved, I haven't found the cable to transfer my pics to my computer...ugh. So, my thoughts on this Sunny Monday morning are to remember to check your parade or other newspaper publicated magazine for coupons. Last week I almost threw it out without looking, and I would have missed Pampers Qs and all those extra P&G Qs.
Happy Monday...sorry it's on it's side. oh well.