Thursday, July 21, 2011

New Recipe Thursday

I really need to start getting on actually making these dishes the week before I post them so I can take pictures while I prepare them. Maybe some day I'll get more organized.

I live this recipe because it's super easy and so easy to customize. You can add or subtract ingredients to your heart's content! The list of ingredients below is by no means exclusive or inclusive. If you like something that I haven't added, go for it!

Also, you can either eat this with a fork or with your hands (the latter being my personal preference). Maybe make it the one night each week that your kids can eat without a fork and get a little messy!

Anyway! This week's recipe is...

Haystacks (or Taco Salad, or whatever you want to call it)

     Tortilla chips
     Shredded cheddar cheese (or a Mexican or fiesta blend)
     Diced tomatoes
     Shredded lettuce (I just get whole Romaine hearts and tear them up)
     Sour cream
     Queso dip
     Chopped chicken, ground beef, or tofu crumbles - it's up to you!

  1. Place a layer of tortilla chips on plate.
  2. Layer all other ingredients in any order, adding or subtracting what you like and don't like.
  3. Enjoy!

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Friday, July 15, 2011

Potential FREE Oscar Mayer Hot Dog Coupon

Oscar Mayer is currently offering a coupon for their Facebook fans if they leave a Taste-A-Monial! The coupon value goes up when more people leave their comments, and the value could go up as high as a FREE product! Right now, the value is at $2.40. Just click here and leave your Taste-A-Monial, then invite ALL your friends so the coupon value keeps climbing!

Free Burger at Ruby Tuesday's!

Hurry!! Grab a FREE burger from Ruby Tuesday's!! As you can see, there are just over 21,000 left, but they're going FAST! This is not a buy one, get one free coupon, simply free!

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Sunday Coupon Insert Preview

Check out what coupons will be in this coming Sunday's paper! There will only be one insert, a SmartSource.

Benefiber $1/1 (9/10)
Benefiber $2/1 stick pack (9/10)
Betty Crocker $.50/2 fruit shapes, Fruit by the Foot, Gushers (9/10)
Bufferin $1/1 130ct (10/31)
Cheerios $1/2 many listed (8/27)
Clairol $1/1 hair color (8/31)
Clairol $5/2 hair color (8/31)
Cocoa Puffs $.75/1 Brownie Crunch (8/27)
Comet $.35/1 spray or soft scrub cleanser (9/30)
Cottonelle $.75/1 bathroom tissue 12 pack+ or .75/2 4 packs (8/28)
Cottonelle $.75/2 flushable moist wipes ets (8/28)
Excedrin $.75/1 20 ct (9/3)
Excedrin $1.50/1 80 ct+ (9/3)
Fiber One $.40/1 chewy bars, 90 calorie chewy bars, or 90 calorie brownies (9/10)
Fiber One $.50/1 cereal many listed (8/27)
Fiber One $.75/1 90 calorie brownies (9/10)
Gas-X $1/1 (9/10)
Gas-x $1/1 prevention (9/10)
GenTeal $1.50/1 (11/30)
Hamburger Helper $.75/3 tuna helper or chicken helper home cooked skillet meals (9/10)
Huggies $.50/1 baby wipes 64ct+ (8/13)
Huggies $1.50/1 diapers (8/13)
Huggies $3/1 diapers 60ct+ (8/13)
Keri $2/1 lotion (10/31)
Kleenex $.50/3 boxes 50ct+ or 1 bundle pack (8/14)
Kleenex $.75/1 hand towels ets (9/11)
Maalox $1/1 advanced (10/15)
Maalox $2.50/2 advanced (10/15)
Nature Valley $.75/2 6ct+ granola bars (excludes granola thins) (9/10)
NoDOz $1/1 36ct+ (10/31)
Noxzema $.75/1 facial product (10/31)
Nylabone $1.50/1 edible chew or treat (8/26)
Nylabone $1.50/1 non-edible chew (8/26)
Prevacid 24HR $3/1 (8/13)
Prevacid 24HR $7/2 42ct (8/13)
Pull-Ups $1/1 training pants jumbo pack+ (8/13)
Purina $1/1 4lb+ bag of Puppy Chow, Dog Chow, Active Senior 7+, Little Bites, Healthy Morsels, Fit & Trim (8/14)
Raid Max $1/1 Bug Barrier refill (9/10)
Raid Max $3/1 Bug Barrier starter (9/10)
Sani-Hands $.50/1 instant hand sanitizing wipes (10/31)
Sani-Surface $.75/1 household disinfecting wipes (10/31)
Schick $1/1 disposable razor package (8/28)
Starbucks $1.50/1 VIA iced coffee 6ct (9/4)
Starbucks $3/2 11oz, 12oz or 20oz packaged coffee (9/4)
Tazo $1/1 filterbag tea or latte concentrate (9/4)
Tazo $1/4 bottles of tea (9/4)
Tide/Gain $2/1 powder detergent (8/31)
Total $.50/1 Whole Grain, Raisin Bran, Cranberry Crunch, Cinnamon Cruch, Plus Omega-3s Honey Almond Flax (8/27)
VIVA $.60/1 big rolls (8/28)
Wheaties $.75/1 regular or Fuel (8/27)
Wilkinson Sword $2/1 triple blade razor (9/30)

My Publix Shopping Trip

Check out what I got today at Publix! (And notice my dog, Ewa, in the bottom left corner asking for those dog treats I got. :])

Pop Tarts $1.99
-$1/2 Pop Tarts Target coupon
-$2/3 Pop Tarts manufacturer coupon
Final Price: $1 each WYB three!

President Feta Cheese BOGO $5.19
-$3/2 President Cheese
Final Price: $2.19 for two

Kashi Frozen Dinners 4/$10
-$2/1 Kashi Product (Recycle Bank coupon, 125 points, limit one per account per month)
-$2/4 Select Kashi Items Target coupon
Final Price: Four for FREE!

All 2x Ultra Laundry Detergent BOGO $6.99
-$1/1 All Laundry Detergent 6/5 RP (exp. 7/17/11)
Final Price: $4.99 for two

Eight o'Clock Coffee BOGO $6.58
-$2/2 or $1/1 Eight o'Clock Coffee 6/5 SS (exp. 8/31/11 and 7/24/11, respectively)
Final Price: $4.58 for two

Milk Bone Chewy Dog Snacks BOGO $3.19
-$1.50/2 Milk Bone Treats 6/26 RP (exp. 8/26/11)
-$1/1 Milk Bone Treats Winn-Dixie coupon (from the Savings for your Pets flyer, I found mine at the customer service desk)
Final Price: $0.31 overage WYB two

Paper Mate Write Bros. Ballpoint Pens 2/$1
-$1/1 Paper Mate Writing Utensil Target coupon
Final Price: $1 overage WYB two

Paper Mate Profile Pens 2/$1
-$1/1 Paper Mate Writing Utensil Target coupon
Final Price: $1 overage WYB two

Scotch 7" Scissors $1.89
-$1/1 Scotch Brand Scissors
Final Price: $0.89 - you could buy the 5" kid scissors that are on sale BOGO $1.99 and get two for free using two coupons

Splenda Essentials BOGO $4.39
-$2/1 Splenda Essentials
Final Price: $0.39 for two

Yoplait Smoothie Mix BOGO $3.19
-$1/1 Yoplait Smoothie Mix
Final Price: $1.19 for two

Zantac $6.99
-$5/1 Zantac 24-ct. or larger
-$2/1 Zantac item Target coupon
Final Price: FREE!

I also had a $5/$55 purchase coupon from Winn-Dixie (you can find a $5/$50 purchase coupon in the delivered Albertson's ad as well, good 7/15-7/19). After all the overage from the pens and the dog treats, I paid just $35 for $179 worth of products!! That includes staples like milk, orange juice, deli meat/cheese, and bread!

New Recipe Thursday

Today, we're making...

Chicken Parmesan (feeds 5):

     5 whole chicken breasts
     3 eggs
     1 cup flour
     2 cups panko or bread crumbs
     Vegetable oil
     1/2 cup pasta sauce
     1/2 cup Parmesan cheese

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. In one medium-sized bowl, crack 3 eggs and whip them together (like you're making scrambled eggs). In another, pour the flour and in another, the bread crumbs. These are your "stations" for preparing the chicken.
  3. Take one chicken breast and roll it in the flour, then dunk in egg, then roll in bread crumbs.
  4. Repeat with each chicken breast.
  5. Heat oil in large skillet at medium-low heat. Only use enough oil to cover the bottom. 
  6. Once oil is hot, carefully place each chicken breast in skillet.
  7. Cook only long enough for crust to get slightly crispy and light brown.
  8. Transfer to baking pan and place in oven.
  9. Cook for 20-30 minutes or until chicken is cooked through.
  10. Once chicken is cooked, remove from oven and pour about 2-3 tablespoons of pasta sauce on top.
  11. Sprinkle a little Parmesan on top and put back in oven for about 5 minutes.
YUM. This is seriously one of my favorite dishes! The crispy chicken...mmm. You can serve this with pasta and vegetables to make it even better!

AMC Movie Ticket Just $5!!

HURRY! Saveology has Silver Experience movie tickets for AMC on sale for just $5!! I'm sure these will sell out soon, so get your's now!

Limit 2 per person. Subject to surcharge for 3D, IMAX, ETX, alternative content, and premium services and locations. Not valid for Special Engagements --- showings of a film during the first ten days after it is first released. This deal does not expire. Redeem at

My CVS Shopping Trip

I stopped at CVS to take a look at some of the deals they had this week! Some of the coupons I had printed for  me from the red coupon machine, so you may or may not get them like I did. Hopefully you can still find some great deals though!

Complete Multi-Purpose Solution $7.99, Get back $7.99 in ECBs
Final Price: FREE!

Balance Bar $1.69, Get back $1.69 in ECBs
Final Price: FREE!

Colgate Total Whitening Toothpaste $1.67 each (also part of the buy $30 in select products, get $10 gas card promo)
-$1.50/2 Colgate Total Toothpaste CVS coupon (printed from red coupon machine)
-$0.75/1 Colgate Toothpaste 6/26 or 7/10 SS
Final Price: $0.34 for two!

Dove Visible Care Body Wash $5.99, Get back $2 ECB
-$2/1 Dove Visible Care CVS coupon (from coupon machine)
Final Price: $1.99 after coupon and ECB

Kiss Premium Eyelashes $3.99
-$1.50/1 Kiss or Broadway Artificial Nail Product (excluding glue) or Eyelashes
-$2/1 Kiss Premium Eyelashes
Final Price: $0.50

Coke 2-liter $0.99

I also received a $5 off $25 purchase or more coupon in my ExtraCare account on If you have an ExtraCare Card, you can register it on and keep track of your ECBs and weekly balances there! If you lose your ECBs, you can also print them from your online account. The $5/$25 coupon I got was loaded to my card and automatically was deducted from my purchase price! I didn't even need a printed out coupon - that was nice!

After all those coupons and the $5/$25, I paid with $10 in ECBs I had plus $1.48 + tax out of pocket and got back $11.69 in ECBs! Not exactly a money maker, but my ECB was expiring soon and I had that $5 coupon, so overall a good trip!