Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Couponing/This Week's Savings

I have recently decided to see what I can do with saving more with our grocery bills. Today was double coupon days at Copp's, so I browsed their flyer and compared what I had in coupons. I was able to double up to 5 coupons with my bill totaling $25 (before discounts). I initially planned to take advantage of their Kellogg's/Keebler 1.68 deal with some Rice Crispies and Mini Wheats coupons which would've made my cereal .68 a box. Apparently everyone else in town had the same plan because there wasn't anymore of those left in the store. Since I had to buy 8 boxes to get the 1.68 deal I wasn't going to do that without being able to use any coupons. So, here's what I ended up with. I'm still new to this whole couponing thing but my bill was over 50% off so that's not bad.

Roundy's Chocolate Syrup
Reg. 1.69
Sale 1.50
Savings .19
Total Paid 1.50
Creamette Lasagna
Reg. 2.15
Sale 1.50
Savings .65
Total Paid 1.50
Nestle's PB/Chocolate Morsals
Reg. 4.98 (for 2)
Sale 4.00 (for 2)
Coupon Doubled 1.00 (for 2)
Savings 1.98 (on 2)
Total Paid 3.00 (for 2)
Total Paid 1.50 ea.
Nestle's Semisweet Chocolate Morsals
Reg. 4.98 (for 2)
Sale 4.00 (for 2)
Coupon Doubled 1.00 (for 2)
Savings 1.98 (on 2)
Total Paid 3.00 (for 2)
Total Paid 1.50 ea.
Progresso Chicken Broth
Reg. 2.89
Sale 1.69
Coupon Doubled 2.00
Savings 3.20
Total Paid -.31 Yes that's a negative, I got paid to purchase this item
Carnation Evaporated Milk
Reg 2.58 (for 2)
Sale 2.00 (for 2)
Coupon Doubled 1.00 (for 2)
Savings 1.58 (for 2)
Total Paid 1.00 (for 2)
Total Paid .50 ea.
Campbell's Cream of Chicken Soup & Cream of Mushroom Soup
Reg. 5.45 (for 5)
Sale 4.00 (for 5)
Coupon Doubled 2.00 (for 4)
Savings 3.45 (for 5)
Total Paid 2.00 (for 5)
Total Paid .40 ea.
Buddig Deli Beef
Reg. 2.55 (for 3)
Sale 1.77 (for 3)
Savings .78 (for 3)
Total Paid 1.77
Sweet Potatoes
Reg. 1.49 (1.25 #)
Sale .99 (1.25 #)
Savings .50
Total Paid .99
Russett Potatoes (I screwed up and must've grabbed the wrong bag)
Reg. 2.29 (5 #)
Total Paid 2.29
Roundy Whipping Cream
Reg. 1.25
Sale .99
Savings .26
Total Paid .99
Roundy Large Eggs
Reg. 1.65
Coupon 1.50
Savings 1.50
Total Paid .15
Morning Glory Milk
Reg. 3.39
Coupon 3.25
Savings 3.25
Total Paid .14
Total Bill Regular Price
What I Paid

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Menu week 9/10/10

Well I'm going to give this a go again :) Whenever summer hits my menu planning just goes down the drain but once fall hits I get into the cooking & baking mood again.

So here's what my menu plan was for this last week with the recipes.

-Mexican Potatoes

This one's easy just use a baked potato instead of a taco shell. They're yummy & very filling

-Honey Balsamic Chicken

served with either some seasoned potatoes or pasta

-Applesauce Bbq Chicken

served with Maple Baked Beans


just adding spaghetti sauce to it with maybe some sausage, served with a tossed salad & garlic bread

-Apple Glazed Pork Chops

I don't have the recipe yet for this on

Since this week is over, I'm going to update what I actually cooked :) and my reviews. We did have the Mexican Potatoes and they were good as always. My husband decided to cook some steaks on the grill one night and I was all for him cooking :) We did eat out a couple nights, I made homemade pizza one of the nights too which I thought was pretty yummy.

And then this evening we had the Applesauce bbq chicken with some maple baked beans and mashed potatoes. The chicken was pretty good, it had just a smidge of sweetness and some bite from the bbq sauce and the baked beans were a nice little touch from the plain canned beans. This meal is a must make again and will stay in my favorite recipes book. I whipped this entire meal up in probably 20 mins! I love quick meals. It was helpful that I had some canned chunky applesauce from last year that I used in it, not sure I'd make it using anything different.

Monday, March 15, 2010

Weekly Meals 3/14/10 - 3/20/10

Well I've been slacking on my weekly meal plan and I really need to get back on track with it.

Here's what we've had so far this week

Lasagna (the frozen kind! lol)

Spanish Rice

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Week 2/28/10-3/6/10 Recipes

I realized that I have two classes this week so my hubby will be in charge for two evenings this week then his bday is saturday and Im sure we'll be going out to eat friday or saturday then.

Totinos pizza & sundaes
Chicken Fajitas
Pasta with Tuna & Capers in White Wine Sauce
Garlic Bread
Steamed Carrots
Class so whatever hubby surprises me with :)
Class so whatever hubby surprises me with :)
Out to eat (?)
A Chicken Pasta of some sort I think

Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Week 2/21/10 Menu

With my hubby's recent job loss I have decided that I really need to clamp down on our meal planning to help with our food budget. So, I am hoping to post my weekly meal plan to share and have something to look back on too. I've found we've had plenty of leftovers for the next day's lunch which is a bonus! Right now Im just tackling dinners but occasionally I'll post snacks, breakfasts & lunches too.

Chicken Burgers with light briche burger buns
Hamburger Stroganoff with egg noodles
Schwan's Penne Gratin Pasta
Tater Tot Casserole
Salmon Patties with side salad, french fries (for hubby), sweet potato fries (for me)
Totinos Pizza
Chicken Fajitas and chips & salsa