Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Double Take Deals

I've never used Double Take Deals before.  They have a deal for my favorite you pick fruit place so I decided to give them a try. They also have deal for a farm stand that we go past when we visit my family(bought one of those as well).  These deals are like Restaurant.com deals(you buy the certificate in advance, you print them, than you can redeem them, and the store verifies and redeems them, but they do expire).  L the preschooler and I went cherry picking we got 2.5 pounds of cherries for $.44 plus one of our $10 certificate(I paid $10 for 2 $10 certificates).

Monday, June 27, 2011

Corn Slaw

 I saw Rachel Ray make a similar recipe and I thought this would make fantasy husband happy.   He grew up in a family that loves mayo based salads, but I don't really like them.  So I took her recipe and made it my own.  Remember you can take out any ingredient you don't like and make it your own. Enjoy!

Corn(I use 1 ear per person, add extra if you want leftovers)
1 large sweet onion chopped
1 green pepper chopped
Half a pint of grape tomatoes
1 tablespoon Olive Oil

First I boil the ears of corn in water for about 10 minutes, I normally pull them when it starts to smell yummy.  When they are done I pour out the hot water and pour in cold water.
While the corn is boiling I add the oil and the chopped up onions to a saute pan, saute on medium heat.  When the onions get translucent I add the chopped green peppers.  Cook them till the peppers get soft.  While the corn and onions are cooking we cut the tomatoes in half(this is L the preschooler's job, she loves cutting them with a small plastic knife).
After the corn is touchable put the bottom of the corn in a bowl and cut down the sides so you have corn kernels.  They will probably come off in big chunks.  Add everything into a big bowl, mix(try to break up any big chunks of corn) and serve warm.

Farmer's Market

Stopped at my local farmer's stand.
Got 2 zucchini, 2 peppers, 3 sweet onions, 1 quart of potatoes and some cherries for $7.44.  I love getting cheap local produce.

Meal Plan

Breakfast and Lunch are the same as last week.
Monday --- Turkey Burgers with corn slaw
Tuesday --- Fanasty Husband's choice(Meatloaf with house potatoes)
Wednesday --- Spaghetti and Meatballs with zucchini
Thursday --- Chicken Thighs with peppers and onions
Friday --- Clebrating Fanasty Husband's new job dinner out(his choice)
Saturday --- (I'm thinking)Chicken Breasts Grilled with corn slaw

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Shopping List Free Items in Bold

Whole Chicken

McCain Sweet Potato Fries($1 coupon in the last page of the ad)

Eggs(In-Ad coupon for $.99 a dozen)

Rite Aid(I don’t normally shop here but for free Zantac I will)
Zantac(Use $2 Video Value coupon and $5 coupon Fanasty Husband was mailed along with a sample)

Hershey Bliss Chocolate ($1 off 1 coupon from 5/1 paper)
LA Looks Hair Gel ($1 off 1 coupon 5/15 paper)

Target Clearance on Girls Jeans

I went to Target yesterday to buy cat food(Purina One is on sale and when you buy 2 big bags you get a $5 gift card, plus $2 off coupon 5/22 paper but it expires today).  I always check out the clearance on girls clothes when I'm at Target.  I found girls jeans are on clearance for $2.48(75% off).