Thursday, January 19, 2012
This week Bi-Lo has few items on sale for "3 Day Sale" which runs 1/20 - 1/22. I did see they had their Tilapia Fillets on sale for $3.99 per pack. This is a good price, especially if you are doing that "new eating lifestyle" (some refer to as diet).
Otherwise, not a really great ad this week in my opinion, but I will venture over there to pick up a few items, such as:
Carolina Pride Smoked Sausage/Cocktails smokies
Carolina Pride Thick Priced Bologna
Weight Watcher Ice Cream Novelties
Birds Eye Steamfresh Veggies (possibly FREE if you have the Publix store coupon and the coupon from 1/8 circular)
Merita 100% Whole Wheat or Autumn Grain Bread
Mild-Bone Dog Biscuits
Hefty One Zip Storage and Freezer Bags
Also have Whole Chicken Fryers for .99 per pound.
As always, be sure to scan the circular yourself for other great deals that your family may use. If you need help with coupon matchups, please be sure to check out Southern Savers blog.
Friday, January 13, 2012
Anyhoo - he did get it. I guess he thought I may have been joking because my family does not sit down and play board games. Well.....they USED to not sit down and play board games. Now - - - they have became regular board game players - which takes me to the point of Frugal Friday Family Fun!
Yes, board games are not cheap. However, when else can you pay $25 for a game that will last for years to come and not $25 for a family of 4 to play one game of putt putt! Christmas night I was like (of course) "Let's play Logo"....after a few eyes rolling and possibly a few muffled groans from the boys, everyone did eventually please me and sit down to play. About 10 minutes later we we were all laughing and having a great time! Even hubby who I dont recall sitting down to play a game in a very long time and my son of course......if it dont have a cord attached to it and hooked to a gaming system - it ain't a game! My daughter, of course she was "game" for it. :)
Since that night, we have played the game a few more times when time has allowed and we love it every time. We have even had guests over to play with us as well.
So.....next time you have a quiet evening and looking for something fun to do, turn off the TV, pop some popcorn and pull out a board game!
What games does your family play that you enjoy?
Thursday, January 12, 2012
It is Thrifty Thursday again and this week we are talking about dryer sheets! Remember last time I had talked about how you could cut your Brillo pads in half to get more use out of them and not let so much go to waste by staying wet and rusting, etc? Well - did you realize you could do the same with dryer sheets?
As soon as you buy a new box of dryer sheets, open the box, pull the sheets out and cut them in half from top to bottom (vertically). Then you can simply put them right back in the box and dispense just half at a time. A half of sheet is normally plenty to do one load. However, if you are doing a large load of towels and like them to be "extra soft and smelly" then by all means toss 2 in, you are still at that point only using one sheet. It will make your box last about twice as long and you will still get the same results!
What else do you have in your home that you think you can use this concept of cutting in half to get double the use of?
Wednesday, January 11, 2012
Atleast Publix has a few things on sale this week that perhaps you can use during your "diet". Here are a few deals I saw in the paper that are worthwhile. As always, there are tons of deals out there, so be sure and read through the sales paper or check out SouthernSavers for a complete listing of sales and coupon matchups!
Fresh Express Salad Kits $3.99 - so makes them $1.99 each
Green Giant Frozen Vegetables are $1.99 - so makes them only 99 cents each and you probably have coupon matchups!
Valley Fresh White Chicken (canned) in water $3.09 = makes them $1.54 each and you probably have coupon matchups!
Quaker Chew Granola Bars are $2.99 - making them $1.49 each - and again, coupons are out there!
Ronzoni Pasta is $1.69 - so .84 cents each
Cool Whip Topping $1.95 - so .97 each - love to use the Lite or Free on pudding!
Smuckers Preserves, Jellies and Jams are 50% off!!
Progresso Soup is $1.33 and there are tons of coupon matchups out there!
Healthy Choice Meals are $2.00 and lots of coupon matchups!
Kraft American Cheese Singles - $2.50
Have you found a great "diet" meal to help you get through the day? Please feel free to share here!
Make it a great week!
Monday, January 9, 2012
This week I am trying mostly all new recipes! Because I started my adventure with The Pampered Chef as an independant consultant, I am trying out several recipes on my family before I go try them out on strangers! Last night we started with a Ham and Cheese Calzone which turned out rather yummy! Below is my plan for the rest of the week:
Monday: Cheeseburger Sliders
Tuesday: Garden Fresh Pizza
Thursday: Chicken Club Ring
Friday: Kitchen Closed - Out to dinner!
Saturday: Chicken Fajitas
What's cooking in your kitchen this week?
Tuesday, January 3, 2012
It is called Chocolate Chip Sensation. My husband likes it because although it is dessert - it is not that "Too sweet" taste. Here it is:
16 oz roll package choclate chip cookie dough (Such as Pillsbury, found in the dairy section)
8 oz cream cheese (softened)
1 pint half and half
1/3 cup sugar
3.9 oz pkg. instant choclate pudding
Pecans, chopped (optional)
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Take the cookie dough and smoosh it into a large ball of dough. Place it on your pan (I use a large pizza stone) and flatten it out to a 13" circle. Bake it for 12-15 minutes until browned.
Mix cream cheese and sugar and set aside.
Mix half and half and pudding mix, set aside for minutes or until "set".
Once cookie is completely cool, spread the cream cheese mixture on top of the cookie, just like icing a cake. Once that layer is complete, pour the pudding on top and spread it over the cream cheese mixture and then sprinkle with nuts.
Chill until ready to serve. To make it easy to cut into serving size pieces, I simply use a pizza cutter and cut in to squares.
I hope you enjoy!