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Basket full of groceries this week, and great savings! Man I was sure with my stack of coupons the cashier would run for the hills. I went to a Publix that gives me dirty looks because of q’s. DH was not on his best day so I stayed closer to home. Here is what we found!
4 Tena pads 5.19=20.76-6.00MQ= -3.24MM
1 Kraft Cheese 4.99-1.00MQ wyb1lb -1.00PQ=2.99
3 Rotel Tomato Sauce .79=2.37-free sauce wyb tomato=0.00 Free
1 Publix pop tart [DH] 1.99 ouch
6 Rotel diced tomatoes bogo 1.39=4.17-.55PQ=3.07/.51e
3 Coffeemate creamers 2.39=7.17-1.85MQ-1.50TQ=3.82/1.27e
6 Sominex 3.19=19.14-5.00PQ -1.00MQ= -1.86MM
6 Fiber One Cereal 2.50=15.00-2.00PQ-1.75MQ= -2.25MM
4 Cocoa Puffs 3.99=15.96-2.00PQ-1.75MQ=4.46/1.12e
10 Sambazon Acai Berry Smoothies 1.99=19.90-2.00MQ-free= -.09MM
Grand Total w/tax 9.83
Savings 93% $129.25!!!!!
This is possibly the best shopping trip ever. I have been getting better and better and the results are showing! I am so tickled about this I got in the car, walked around with this huge grin on my face saying I spent less than $10! How did you do this week?
Till 02/03 You can make these granola bars a MM. On sale this week Cascadian Farm Organic Granola Bars, 6.24-17 oz for$2.49e. Paired with the $3 off 2 Publix coupon in the yellow Advantage Buy flyer and printable coupon for $1.10/1. Those lovelies pair together will make a beautiful deal.
Most of my family has added their opinions on my newest Tofu experiment which comes at you from all directions. Most of the responses end in laughter, but I have them thinking. I have left the seed so to speak. Now I can rant and rave all I want about healthier eating, but tonight I ate a lovely Skinny Bar and to be honest not feeling so skinny. All in all this tofu was something I knew I could get DH to try. So here is the low down..
All day I heard this “Man that smells good”, “Is it done yet I want to try it.” After the eight hours of loving this tofu got did it pass the test?
Straight from the oven, and I mean straight still steaming DH began to chow. This is as if another revelation in this household. My husband thinking this was meat! [Just like the Splenda I have been mixing in the sugar for years? The sugar-free candy I used to pass off as the real thing.] Oh yes this was looking good. So all in all this recipe looks great. I need a bit of tweaking with the recipe because to me it needs a bit more oomph. Teriyaki flavor is a serious possibility. For now I am going to let this get a bit less sticky and try it again. Also I have a convection oven and I am not sure I needed those 8hrs I could be wrong.
Anyone have any tofu recipes that have made their family in awe?
To Sarah….still as yet that is some killer looking tofu jerky. I will save some for ya. Maybe can it?
With DH still home I find that much of my day is either cooking, or the usual more cleaning. [I still have no idea how the floors dirty themselves daily lol.] So here is a look at some of the happenings of the kitchen this week.
A wee bit of canning this week as I found a couple daikon in the produce market to pickle.
Felt the urge to use up a bit or oranges that were on there last leg. What better way than Chocolate Cheesecake?
The next recipe I will add a bit more info in the next post, but had some tofu which I haven’t found a recipe that our family adores. This jerky recipe was interesting. I modified it to our taste, and a bit of different ingredients and voila!
Make anything different this week you want to share?
Another day in virtual paradise when you can save money! Here are a couple of goodies we got at Bj’s Wholesale club because we were in serious need of Toilet Paper!
4 Snikiddy 3.59=14.36-.75mq=11.36/2.84e
1 –2pk V8 splash 3.29
1 Vitamin C 10.99-3.00BJQ=7.99
1–5lb Organic carrots 3.99
1–48pk AA batteries 7.99
1 container black pepper corns [will last a year if not more ] 6.99
1 Kitchen Aid grater marked down 5.90
1 organic applewood bacon 10.99/3.66lb
2 pk Chourico which I can’t find here on a deal so I didn’t care of the price much! I will freeze this off for a good while sooo tickled! Anyone else ever had this Portugese favorite? 27.74/4.49lb 15sticks
1 gorgeous top 4.00
1–45 Giant roll Charmin 23.99-3.00BJQ-.25MQ=19.99/.44 roll 3.00pk [this will last us 6 months hopefully!]
Savings $10 in coupons, but to nickle and dime it would be vast. TP alone is $10 savings. Chourico is at least $8 surely more. Bacon is priceless that bacon is my treat time and again! Pepper is slim pickings compared to the store prices these days! Carrots $2 savings. Vitamins $40 savings. V8 $3 savings. Snikiddy’s well those in whole foods are the same price and this a 16oz 2/3 larger than the WF version.
In my modest opinion this deal was 51% in the very least, but hard to tell with current grocer prices.
There are times when I walk into Aldi’s and the heavens open and the savings angels sing praises to money in our pocket! With our orange fascination we were more than elated to find a bag of oranges at this price! How did you do this week?
2 bags Navel Oranges 1.98/.99e
10 Grapefruit 1.50/.15e!!!!!
4 Green Peppers 2.58/1.29e
1 qt strawberries .99!
2 cola [DH] 1.18
1 pretzel 1.29
2 milk 5.78/2.89e
3–5lb sugar 6.42/.43lb [I have been trying to get Domino sugar at Wags/CVS, but no luck and we were down to the bottom of the barrel. On our trip to BJ's Wholesale $3/5lbs. Not a great steal, sooooo happy to find this nice deal!]
2 dz eggs 1.48/.74
Savings I have no idea, but I can tell you that I would have paid double surely in a store in the very least.
Happy day everyone and thanks for taking the time to sit a spell and check out deals we found this week at Target.
Great clothing deals this week! Hope you found some too!
1 Merona tee [b;ack]4.48-3.00TQ=1.38
1 Merona [blue] tee 4.00-3.00TQ=1.00
1 snakeskinned looking tee [Sarah? Donna?]6.58-3.00mq=3.58
1 Merona ruffle shirt [fushia] [Donna? Sarah?] 5.38-3.00=2.38
8 Hershey chocolate 6.32-bogo q on air chocolate=3.16/.40e
2 Up Biotin vitamins 2.49=4.98-1.00TQ=2.98/1.49e
1 up paper towel .99-.99TQ=FREE
2 clearance water bottles 2.96/1.48e
2 clearance water bottles 7.16/3.58e
4 Skinny Cow wafer chocolates [THEY ARE SO TASTY!!!! NOMNOMNOM] 3.99=15.96-BOGO mq=7.98-3.00TQ-1.00mq= -.02 MM
savings $34.13 58%
I rarely buy things like water bottles, but these are a good quality, and the Rubbermaid bottles I bought years ago are making a huge mess in there lunchboxes…so this is a nice investment instead of endless plastic water bottles from the store.
Anyone made cheese before. I opened a pack of cream cheese and it was grainy! I was mortified since I bought it in bulk, and it was pricey. So I used it for baking and it was fine, but found a recipe for cream cheese. It seems simple enough, but any feedback on cheesemaking would be great! Maybe this will be my new project.
I am the biggest sucker for produce. I will admit I adore a good deal, but produce is my savings breaker. So I save other ways to have awesome produce…makes sense to me! In efforts to keep my monthly menu fresh I tend to live in the produce market lol. Here is my little trip for this week!
2 eggplant over 3lbs marked down 1.50 [for homemade burgers we made]
5 zucchini [forgot to weigh them ] 1.29
1 iceberg lettuce for wraps this week .99
2 Daikon radishes [to pickle for the wraps & can] 2.57
1 Cucumber .33
1 Hass Avocado [nomnom] 1.00
1 Rome Apple [for salad etc] 1.02
1 bag Spinach 2.49
1 Plum Tomato .24
1 package Arugla 1.99
This week my shopping trips were slim as I am trying not to spend to much, and use some of our stockpile. I also went to Aldi’s and bought 2 gallons of milk for 2.89e bringing totals for this week $21.20