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My sister walked into an unbelievable deal at Meijer yesterday!
If you love Maxwell House coffee then this is a deal for you!!
Maxwell House Coffee is on sale for $1.79 for 10-12oz can Right now if you buy 3 cans you get a free 5# bag of Pioneer sugar (pg. 12 of online ad)
Plus there is also a catalina deal if you buy 2-3 cans you get $1. catalina back but if you buy 4 cans you get $4. catalina back
Plus there are many MQ available There was one on coupons.com here (I don't see it now) or in the Kraft Foods Dec. Magazine $1/1
Here's how the deal will look with no Coupons 4 cans Coffee @1.79 ea = $7.16 1 - 5# bag Pioneer Sugar= $2.49 -------- $9.65 -$2.49 for free sugar --------- pay - $7.16 get $4. catalina back --------- $3.16 for 4 coffee's and 1 sugar that's only .79 cents per coffee plus free sugar!! Be sure to buy 4 coffee's to get the catalina!
Do this again and again, (Catalina's roll)! **************** ********
if you have $1./2 MQ it will look like this 4 cans coffee = $7.16 sugar = $2.49 ------- $9.65 -$2.49 free sugar -$1./2MQ -$1./2 MQ ----- $5.16 -$4. catalina ----- $1.16 for 4 bags coffee and sugar!!! that's .29 cents per coffee plus free sugar!! WOWOWOWOWO!!
Also when my sister did the 2nd transaction she used the $4. catalina from the 1st and she still got another catalina. **Which means they ROLL** Rinse and Repeat!!! ((catalina runs 12/6-1/2/10)) but the sale ends Saturday so HURRY!! If they're out get a rain check because it should work next week too. ((Make sure they write the free sugar on the rain check.)) Thanks for the great deal, Brooke!
Last Week I worked on finding a Homemade Pizza Crust Recipe. Yes I admit I was still using Jiffy Box Pizza Crust.
Since I started making my own bread this seemed kinda silly to me. I mean really what ingredients could be in that box that I can't put together at home... for much cheaper!!
I think I found a winner.... and it uses NO YEAST!!!
(This is the 1/2 that was left)
Background.... I always used 2 boxes of Jiffy mix to make 2 very large pizzas. One is on a 15x12 pan and the other is on an even larger pan. I had to really stretch the dough to make it cover both these pans. Needless to say that it was very thin crust which we love BUT... The kids could inhale this pizza, I mean like eat 9-10 square pieces each.
I remember just a few weeks ago, when everything got eaten, thinking to myself I'm gonna have to break down and make more pizza.
Well I think I've solved that problem (for awhile) with a much more filling crust. We had over 1/2 a pizza left and everyone was FULL!!!
YIPEE!!! 2 pizza's will do for a little longer.
And the best part is I cut the cost in half 1 box of Jiffy is .59 cents and the recipe I made was only around .25 cents per crust. Cheaper and more FILLING -- Double WIN!!
Sorry for being so wordy today...
Here's the recipe I used. Very simple and NO YEAST!!! makes 1 large crust...
2 cups flour 1 tsp salt 2 tsp. baking powder 2/3 cup water 1/4 cup vegetable oil
Mix and spread. I usually mix and then let it sit in a warm spot for around 10 minutes. It just spreads a little easier!
Repeat for 2nd pizza.
I took it a step further and made my own jiffy mixes!!
This just simply means I mixed up the dry ingred. for 1 pizza and put it in a container or bag.
When I'm ready to make a pizza I just pull out 1 bag and add oil and water!!
Since it's Meal Plan Monday I though I would share with you how I make my Meal Plan each week in under 10 minutes!
I have a so called "system", it's basic but I call it a "system" and it works for me!!!
Each day of the week I have an idea what type of meal we will have before I ever start! Here's an Example of what I'm talking about....
Monday's -- I plan a breakfast meal one week and then alternate a Mexican Meal the next. So for instance I planned Wet Burritos last week and this week pancakes and sausage. Next week will be back to maybe tacos, then the next week maybe eggs! If your family really likes Mexican you could do a different recipe and have it every Monday (or whichever day you choose) I've heard a lot of people having Taco Tuesday!
Tuesday's are always Meat and potatoes night -- I choose from chicken, meatloaf, meatballs, or many other choices. And always vary the potatoes too. Twice baked, baked, cheesy, or many others. We sometimes have Rice in the place of rice or in addition to.
Wednesday's -- This is what I call Kid Friendly or Easy! -- These are meals like Tomato Soup and grilled cheese, Chicken fingers and fries, BLT's (mostly in summer), Pigs in blankets, Hamburgers, sloppy dogs, ect. You get the picture and know what your family likes!
Thursday's are normally Pasta night --- Any pasta will do Spaghetti, lasagna, goulash, or even Alfredo! my favorite! Since we love pasta it's not a problem to have it weekly especially when there is so may variations.
Friday's we normally eat with my Husbands family so I usually take something. If we don't get together we will have leftovers or something easy.
Saturday's are Pizza night. 3 weeks I'll make Homemade and then 1 week we'll have Pizza Hut to use the kids' Book it's!
Sunday for lunch I'll make a crockpot meal. I will either have hamburgers with brown gravy carrots and potatoes, Beef Stew meat with potatoes and carrots, sometimes just homemade mac and cheese, or Chili over Baked potatoes (all of these meals I have recipes for on this site and you'll see them regularly on my meal plans!
Sundaynights are normally make yourself night -- Either Nacho Chips with meat sauce and cheese or popcorn! Sometimes even cereal!!! I know I get the mom award with that one!!
**** I think it's hard to sit down with a blank paper and try to make a list of 7 meals each and every week. It gets hard to come up with something new and to make sure you have a good variety. But if you have a basic starting point it becomes a ton easier to decide what you haven't had for awhile and where you need to come up with a new recipe!
Of course none of this is set in stone and there are those meals that everyone likes that don't really fit into any category at all. I vary from the normal from time to time and fit different meals in whenever I want... BUT I do love having a starting point!!
So how do you meal plan??? Do you have certain days that you always do a type of meal like me or do you use a different "system" each week to plan???
If you don't meal Plan at all... TRY IT!!! I think you'll love it!