Saturday, November 22, 2008
For the Shuffle they offered $14 in great condition and for the Razr V3 in fair condition they offered $27 and both of those include prepaid shipping. Now you get the money back in Best Buy gift cards, but those can be given as gifts or sold on ebay if you cant think of anything that you need from Best Buy.
But I didn't have any fabric that matched his Razorback/red and white checked room, but I did have a Razorback blanket. BUT I didn't want to cut it, bc I might hate it and ummm the hubby loves the blanket. So instead I used black ribbon on the ends and push pinned it up.
Not bad for 5 minutes of work and it was FREE!
Friday, November 21, 2008
1-1/2 C sugar1 navel orange, scrubbed clean1/2 t grated fresh ginger4 C cranberries ( 1 bag washed and picked over)1/2 C (2 oz.) toasted pecans (can be toasted in oven at 350 for a few min, or in frying pan w/a little butter) ... don't burn the nuts
Grate the orange peel over the pot making sure to just get orange part. Juice the orange into the pot
And add sugar and ginger.Simmer over medium heat until all the sugar is dissolved.Add cranberries and cook/simmer until they "pop" and mixture thickens some -- about 15 minutes or so.Add pecans and cool sauce. Store in the refrigerator.
(How to peel ginger -- use a chef knife and cut the sides off like a rectangle, it's cheap, don't worry about wasting some)
Homemade Sweet Rolls
Pecan topped Sweet potatoes in the crockpot (new recipe I am going to try from a blog I follow: A year of Crockpotting
Mashed Potatoes using the steam and mash potatoes- they are really good!
Chicken dressing and gravy (for my southern hubby I am going to attempt this one)
and of course PIE, prolly pumpkin and maybe chocolate.
I tried a new roll recipe called Sweet Dinner Rolls from allrecipes.com and I LOVED IT, it was so easy to throw in the bread maker on the dough setting and then divide up with the pizza cutter for rolls and use some to roll out and make cinnamon rolls. After allowing them to rise 1 more time, I baked at 350 degrees for around 15 minutes. As you can prolly tell I am not the worlds most precise cook, and they turned out awesome!
I am hosting Thanksgiving at my house and the rolls are on the menu for dinner and the next day, the cinnamon rolls are going to make an easy breakfast.
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
You saved $5.80 by shopping at Snapfish!*
Thanks Money Saving Mom for this great tip- Snapfish is offering free shipping, today only and if you are a new customer than you get 50 free prints- I am a returning customer but lucky me had a credit for 20 free prints! To bad this wasnt a couple of weeks from now though, would have been nice to have Christmas pictures for free! Oh well, on to the next deal!
PS I have ordered from them before and their quality is superior to walmart 1 hour in my opinion.
So I have definitely went over some on my grocery budget this month, well kind of- I shoot for $50 a week for all food, toiletries and house stuff, but have a budget of $100 a week and then use the extra for other stuff, like paying extra on our debts. Well this month the sales have been crazy good and we are now stocked up on a lot of essentials for the next few months which I have to say gives me a warm fuzzy feeling. For the next 4 months (at least) I do not have to worry about buying: toothpaste, feminine products, deodorants, shampoo, hand soap, drinks for Kirt to take to work, cooking oil, sugar, pasta, toilet paper, cleaning supplies... well you get the picture. So now I feel comfortable staying home with Jackson for next semester, I had contemplated going back to work but now I don't have to and its FREAKING AWESOME!
Highlights on prices: (most of the freezer stuff did not make it in the pictures)
Drinks: Got 60 drinks for a total of $10 plus tax (.17 each)
Real Butter: .90 each after sale and .55 coupon that doubled
Pepperoni and turkey pepperoni: 1.40 each
Crisco Oil: 1.40 each
Quaker Oats: Free
Sugar: $1 each
Toothpaste: $.25 each
Activia 4 pack: $.50 each
Betty Crocker Boxed Potatoes: $.40 each and I got a free box of hamburger helper
Ozarka Water: Free
Scrubbing Sponges: Free
Hefty Zip Bags: Made $.10 on each
Toaster Strudel: $.70 each
Pizza Rolls (40 count bag): $.70 each
Dial Handsoap: $.40 each
Armour Bagged Frozen Meatballs: $.90 each
Walmart was also my friend, he gave me great prices on Green Giant Valley Fresh Steamer Frozen Veggies at $1.08 and I had $1 off coupons making them $.08 a bag, and Ronzani Pasta that was priced at $1.50 and I had $1 off coupons for those as well, making them .50 a box, which is really good because these are those pastas with extra protein, and whole wheat combination- so it still tastes good but is actually good for you!
Walgreens had some awesome make up on clearance and I got some with L'oreal and almay and rimmel lip glosses and shadows for .89-1.27 after coupons. I also got diapers and feminine products. I put $35 on the gift card and I will receive $15 on the free after rebate items and I received $2 in register rewards. I spent no money out of pocket.
Total Money Spent for November as of the 18th for groceries and household = $274.48
Monday, November 17, 2008
I am the first to admit it though, I am kinda lazy when it comes to laundry and I would have to get my shit together if we did switch to cloth. LOL i couldn't resist!
My hubby admits that while he is down with trying it, he is not so sure that it is a good idea for us (because I am kinda lazy about laundry).
But as I watch the Today show talk about the environment I realize that everyone is going to have to start doing their part for this planet to keep it alive and I am going to have to just get over my laundry laziness, or at least give it a really good try.
Pork chops and tomatoes in the crockpot
chicken noodle soup over mashed potatoes
cabbage rolls in the crockpot
Tuesday, November 4, 2008
Go to Ebay Selling Coach site here, she is doing a great give away for Yankee Candle Coupons and just in time for Christmas!
Go to Raising peanuts site here, she is doing a give away for BPA free sippy cups cuz BPA is YUCKY!
Go to Penny Pinching moms site here, she is doing a give away for Entertainment 2009 book!
For more great give aways check out the BIG OL list on Money saving Moms site HERE!
Have a great day! K I think I have abused the exclamation point enough now!!! Oops, ok really now I am done. Night all.
Monday, November 3, 2008
cabbage with ham and onions
Mac and Cheese
Wednesday (I have class that night)
Leftovers/sandwiches (everyone fend for themselves)
BBQ on homemade bread
Au gratin Potatoes
I usually do not plan the weekends because our schedules tend to change a lot at the last minute. We go out to eat once a week, usually for lunch on Saturday. Then we eat leftovers or easy foods like sandwiches, scrambled eggs, toast, cereal etc.
Total Spending for the weekend $76.25