Saturday, December 12, 2009

CVS and Walgreens 12/13

Check out It's Hip to Save here for
all the CVS deals and Matchups

And here for the
Walgreens Deals

I also like to check
Money Saving Mom for the deals.
She usually has them posted by Sun. Morning!

Possible GM Insert Sunday????

One source here is reporting that there will
be a General Mills Insert Sunday

The other 2 sources I use do not
mention it!!

Keep your eyes peeled just in case!!

Also if you're local, be aware that the Fort Wayne
makes no sense, but they don't.
Get the Kendallville News Sun, it will have it
if anyone gets it!!

$1./1 -- ICBINB Coupons Reset!

The I Can't Believe It's not Butter
Coupons have been reset!!

I still have lots of butter in my fridge from
the last time but I'll need more at some point!!!!

These are awesome coupons!
$1./1 ICBINB Coupons IE here or FF here
Use your back button ...
It printed 5 for me!!!

And they don't expire until 3/10 so wait
for a sale!! This will make some very cheap butter!

thanks It's Hip to Save!

Sign Up Saturday...

Bountiful Giveaways in Blogland!

Welcome to Sign-Up Saturday!
If you are having a giveaway on your blog, link up below!!
Link directly to your giveaway page. Please make sure it's family friendly!
Also if you've found a good deal or a freebie
link up for that too. That way we don't miss any great deals!!

Have a great Weekend!!!

Daily Dose

Psalm Chapter 102

Verse 15

The nations will fear the name of the Lord, all the kings of the earth will revere your glory.

Friday, December 11, 2009

Free Kodak Disposable Camera!!

It is reported that Target has their
disposable Kodak cameras for $4.00

Use this $5./1 Kodak Coupon to possibly get
one for FREE!!!

thanks Money Saving Mom
The Coupon High

Rayovac $1./1 Coupon

Cindy over at Living Rich with Coupons
has a link that she has approved by
customer service to post!

It's a coupon in PDF form for $1./1 Rayovac batteries
this could mean FREE or very cheap batteries.
It also means unlimited prints!

Go check it out here!!!

$1./1 GM Cereal Coupon

This is an AWESOME coupon!
Go here to print your $1./1 GM Cereal Coupon!
(You should be able to print it 2 times!!)

General Mills and My Blog Spark
have teamed up to give us this coupon and
to tell us that General Mills is reducing
the amount of sugar in their cereals!

More on this later
for now enjoy the coupon!

Daily Dose

Psalm Chapter 101

Verse 1

I will sing of your love and justice; to you, O Lord, I will sing praise.

Thursday, December 10, 2009

New Kellogg's Coupons

Go here to print 7 new
Kellogg's Coupons

(for me they were toward the back on
pages 14-17)

For more details visit
Money Saving Mom!

Kroger 12-10

Check out Stretching a Buck
to see the Kroger Deals this week!

Be sure to compare them to your ad. Different regions
my be different although most have very similar sales!

Sunday's Coupon Inserts...

There will be 2 inserts in Sunday's paper

go here or here to see the preview!

$5/$25 Food Purchase at Meijer!

Meijer has an awesome $5./$25. coupon!

Go here to print yours!

Thanks Saving Addiction!

Daily Dose

Psalm Chapter 100

Verse 3

Know that the Lord is God. It is he who made us, and we are his; we are his people, the sheep of his pasture.

Verse 5

For the Lord is good and his love endures forever; his faithfulness continues through all generations.

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Free Christmas Music Downloads!

FREE Christmas Music downloads
on Amazon!!
Go here to check them out!

Even if you don't have a MP3 player you
can still listen on your computer!

thanks The Happy Housewife

Meijer -- Maxwell House Coffee .79 cents plus FREE SUGAR (NO COUPONS NEEDED)!

Thanks for the pic, Brooke!

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 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
-$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
-$2.49 free sugar
-$1./2 MQ
-$4. catalina
for 4 bags coffee and sugar!!!
that's .29 cents per coffee plus
free sugar!!

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
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!

Wordless Wednesday...

It just dawned on me this week that
I posted a photo shoot for my Daughter and
youngest but didn't for my other 2 boys!
So here they are!!

My 7 yr. old --

And here's my 11 yr. old --

For more Wordless Wednesday's
visit here!

Daily Dose

Psalm Chapter 99

Verse 5

Exalt the Lord our God and worship at his footstool; he is holy.

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Homemade Pizza Crust

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!!

Daily Dose

Psalm Chapter 98

Verse 2

The Lord has made his salvation known and revealed his righteousness to the nations.

Monday, December 7, 2009

Martin's Supermarket 12-6

If you live in Northern Indiana you may
have heard of Martins Supermarkets.

If you have one close you may want to
check the deals here.

Lori at Couponomic Stimulus Package
is reporting the deals each week.
I'll post the link weekly so you can
check it out!

This week they have an incredible price
on chocolate chips, sugar, and flour!

Thanks Lori!

Meal Planning-- It Doesn't have to be Hard!

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!

Sunday nights 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!


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