Friday, October 9, 2009

Free activity in Hutchinson - Family Storytime

I'm starting to reserach what there is to do in Hutchinson.  I'll be a SAHM starting at 5:01 pm on Friday, October 16, and am a bit nervous about our wicked cold long winters and being stuck inside.

Here is one I learned about quite a long time ago, but always seem to forget about.  Joe has practice at church on Thursday nights, and I'm always trying to figure out something to do with Henry.  This is perfect!!!

Family Storytime is offered at the Hutchinson Public Library, 50 Hassan St. S.E., at 7 p.m. the first Thursday of each month. The next Family Storytime will take place at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 5. This program is open to all preschool children. There is no registration required, but children must be accompanied by an adult. Children are encouraged to come in their pajamas and ready for bed. There's no charge to attend this program. For more information, call Sherry Lund, children's librarian, at (320) 587-2368.

New Home Made Simple Coupon book!

Yay!  Another one!  I LOVE these.  High value coupons on all sorts of home cleaners and stuff!

Click --> HERE <--

BOGO Eggs Coupon - Hurry!

$30 Weekly Grocery Challenge has the scoop on how to get a BOGO egg coupon.  It's only good for 20,000 people though, so hurry!  Check out her post --> HERE <--

Chicken Parmesan Recipe

Last night I made Chicken Parmesan instead of the planned "Favorite Hotdish." I've never done Chicken Parmesan before, so it was an adventure.

And I'm happy to say an easy and successful adventure!!

Here are the steps I took:
Pre-heat oven to 350.
1) Mix 1 egg (I used 1/4 cup Egg Beaters) and 1/2 cup of milk into a shallow pan.
2) Sprinkle a good amount of bread crumbs into another pan. I used plain and then also mixed in some Italian seasoning.
3) Dip frozen chicken breasts into egg mixture, then cover with breadcrubms.
4) Place chicken breasts into a hot skillet on medium-high heat. Cook for about 4 minutes per side.
5) Place chicken breasts into a baking dish. I just used the same dish that I had the breadcrumbs in to save a dish.
6) Cover each chicken breast with mozerella cheese. Either 2 slices, or a nice sized handful of shredded.
7) Dump your favorite canned/jarred sauce over the top.
8) Sprinkle with a bit of parmeasean and some more mozerella.
9) Into the oven for about 35-45 minutes - until the chicken is 170 degrees.
10) While chicken is cooking, make plain spaghetti noodles.

Done! Very good meal, very easy!

We ate it with the loaf of $0.98 french bread I picked up at Cash Wise, dipped in olive oil, a bit of parmesean and pepper. Drool.

Overall, this was a very cheap meal.
Chicken was purchased at $2.98 for 2 pounds. Used 1 pound, $1.50
Cheese was given to us, so free.
Sauce was $0.77
Fresh Pamesean was purchased months ago and has been kept in the freezer, used such a small amount it would equate to about $0.25 maybe!
Bread was $0.98
Spaghetti was Ronzoni from Target-used half a box which equals about $0.12 from what I paid for it.

I would guess around $3.75 for the entire meal. It fed 2 adults and a toddler, with leftovers for another huge adult sized portion!

My pasta lovin' hubby enjoyed it, and so did I. I'm thinkin' it will be entering into the normal routine of meals!

Wednesday, October 7, 2009

$2 Huggies Printable Coupon, exp 12/31 - Print as often as you want!

Baby Cheapskate gave the details on this Huggies .PDF coupon. Save the .PDF to your computer and print as often as you need to...expires 12/31!

Check out the details here @ Baby Cheapskate:

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Menu Plan Monday

Here we are, it's already Tuesday and I'm just figuring this out.  However, I'm a step ahead from last week where I never did figure it all!  Lots of random comments here...and lots of potatoes from the deal I got last week at Econo.

--Eat Out - this was done last night.  We used a coupon! :)

--Stew in Crockpot - tonight
(chuck roast, potatoes, carrots, celery, onion, beef bullion on low from 8ish am until whenever we get home!)
Perhaps some bread, or rice, or......something on the side....?

--chicken sandwiches
oven fries

--pasta with chicken  - probably Thursday (never made it from a few weeks ago...this quite possibly might end up being a new take on "Favorite Hotdish" with chicken instead of beef.  if so, and successful, i'll post the recipe later.  if not, i'll still post the recipe anyway of the good 'ol "Favorite Hotdish" with beef.)
garlic bread

--chicken in crockpot (not sure what recipe yet...) - probably Wednesday night (we never did orange chicken either....i wonder if I can swing this in the crock.  hmmmm...I'll try to post whatever recipe I decide on later today/tomorrow)
baked potatoes (or rice maybe?)

--breakfast pizza? (i'm wanting to figure out how to do this, haven't looked up a recipe yet!)

Cash Wise Foods Deals and Coupon Match Ups 10/4 - 10/10

Cash Wise has a ton of great deals this week.  Here are all the ones I like...

Coupon Deals:
Free Cash Wise bread wyb $25 of groceries, pre-coupons (in store coupon)

$3 in store coupon wyb 3 Pepsi 24pks, 3 Starbucks 4pks, AMP 4 pks, Lipton Tea 12pks

$1.07 Kemps Sour Cream 12-16 oz
9/20 SS $0.65/2
$1.49/2, $0.75 each

$4.98 Folgers 22.6-34.5 oz
9/20 RP $0.25

$4.50 Gold N Plump 3.5 whole or 4.19 chicken fryers

$1.67 Pillsbury Sweet or Cresent Rolls
8/9 GM $0.40/2
9/13 GM $0.50/2
$0.50/2 or cresent rolls
$1/2 sweet rolls
$0.40/2 sweet rolls
As low as $2.34/2, $1.17 each

$1.88 Pillsbury Toaster Strudels or Scrambles
8/9 or 9/13 or GM $0.55/2
$3.21/2, $1.61 each

$4.98 Purex 80 oz liquid detergent, or 3-in-1 sheets
8/6 or 10/4 SS $0.35 liquid
8/6 or 10/4 SS $1.00 3-in-1
As low as $3.98 (this is the cheapeast I have seen yet on these 3-in-1 sheets)

$5.88 8 roll Bounty Basic or 12 roll Charmin ($5 at Econo this week)
9/27 PG $0.25 Bounty
9/27 PG $0.25 Charmin

$1 Del Monte Fruit Naturals Cup
$2/3, $0.67 each

BOGO Pillsbury Flour (in store coupon)

Buy 3 Get 1 Free 7up, A & W or Diet Rite (in store coupon)

Speical Deal:
$5 in store coupon wyb 10 of the following items:

1) $1.67 Betty Crocker Cookie Pouch
9/13 GM or or $0.40

2) $1.98 Betty Crocker Brownie or Muffin Mix
8/23 SS $0.75/2
As low as $1.23

3) $1.94 Betty Crocker Fruit Snacks
9/13 GM or $0.50/2
As low as $1.44

4) $2.22 General Mills Cereal: Cheerios, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, Fiber One, Total
$0.75 Cheerios
$0.50 or Cheerios
$1/2 all choices
$0.75 or Total
$0.75 or Fiber One
As low as $1.47

5) $1.98 Chex Mix, Bugels, Gardettos
10/4 GM $0.50/2 Chex
$0.50 or Chex
As low as $1.48

6) $2.22 Nature's Valley Granola Bars
9/13 GM or or $0.40

7) $1 Progresson Vegetable Classic Soups
9/13 GM or 10/4 GM $0.50/2
$1.10/3 or
As low as $1.90/3, $0.63 each

8) $4.99 Cameron's Coffee 10-12 oz

9) $1.99 Old Dutch Potato Chips

10) $1.99 Sara Lee White or Wheat bread

11) $1.67 Keebler EL Fudge Cookies or Cracker Sandwich Packs
$1/2 Cookies
$0.55 Crackers
As low as $1.12

Deal Idea:
2 - Cracker Packs, $1.12 each (print 2 coupons)
6 - Progresso Soups, $1.90 each (print 2 coupons)
2 - Brownie or Muffin Mix, $1.23 each (print 2 coupons)
$8.50 total after coupons
-$5.00 in store coupon
$3.50 for 10 items, or $0.35 each!

You can usually print 2 coupons from the various internet sites, per computer.

A ton of "Food Club" brand items on sale with in store coupons, here are my favorites:
$0.30 Mac & Cheese, limit 4
$0.30 Muffin Mix, limit 4
$0.30 Gelatin, limit 6
$0.30 Pudding, limit 6
$0.30 Gravy or Seasoning Mix, limit 6
$0.30 Spaghetti Rings, limit 2
$0.98 5 lb potatoes, limit 2
$1.88 Bacon, limit 2
$3.48 Brats, limit 2 (they have such good brats!!)
$0.98 Short French Bread, limit 2
$1.48/lb Potato Salad, limit 4 lbs. (AWESOME potato salad!)
$0.93 cream cheese, limit 2
$0.77 Frozen veggies, limit 3
$2.98 5 qt ice cream, limit 2
$0.97 Orange Juice, limit 3
$1.98 16 ct Waffles, limit 2
$2.96 Pizzas 29.5-35 oz, limit 4
BOGO CFL Light bulbs, limit 1 free
$1.98 Ibuprofen/Asprin, limit 4
$1.48 Apple Juice, limit 2
$0.98 Soft Cookies, limit 5

Non-Coupon Deals:
$2.75 Bernatello's Pizzas 13.76-18.65 Good & Garlic or Half-Pounder
$2.22 Stouffer's Entrees
$0.98/lb grapes
$2.44 Tostios or Sunchips  (i believe there is a sunchips coupon out there, but i couldn't find it on's database)
$0.88 Creamette Pasta, 12-16 oz.
$0.78 Hunt's Spaghetti Sauce

Babies R Us - Buy Pampers, get $15 Gift Card

I just got an email on this....

Saturday, October 10 through Monday, October 12, but any 2 Pampers boxes (92 count or higher), get a $15 Babies R Us / Toys R Us Gift card!

I am not certain how much diapers cost at Babies R Us; however, this seems like it can be a really good deal when you pair it with coupons that are out for Pampers.

Edited to add....just read on Baby Cheapskate, there are Babies R Us coupons out, one is for $5 off 72 ct or higher Pampers!  This is truly shaping up to be a great deal.  Coupons are good through 10/15, print them --> HERE <--

To make it strecth a little further, you can use the $15 gift card to buy some toys for Christmas gifts using the various toy coupons on!

Monday, October 5, 2009

Quizno's BOGO Sub

Click --> HERE <-- for Money Saving Mom's blog about a "buy 1 sub with a drink, get a free sub" coupon for Quiznos!


$1 off Nestle Candy

Perfect for after-Halloween sales!

Click --> HERE <-- to register and print

Papa Murphy's shared a link to a printable $3/family size coupon at Papa Murphy's.

Click --> HERE <-- to check out her post (also includes info on Papa John's)


Coupons from Dyel

Get $10 worth of coupons from Dyel, --> HERE <--

You can either have them emailed to you, or mailed.

Country Kitchen, BOGO Pizza

This morning as we drove past Country Kitchen in Hutchinson I noticed their sign:

"Buy 1 large pizza, get 1 free!"

Their pizza is very good (coming from my pizza-snob hubby), and is pretty cheap.  A large 1 topping is right around $10 I believe.  BOGO?  Count me in!!

I am not certain if this is only good for their "Take & Bake" or dine-in, carry-out, etc.  Chances are we'll end up going there soon and I can find out!

$1/5 Smart Ones Printable

Smart Ones are frozen meals and desserts from WeightWatchers.  I've had quite a few different ones, and all have been pretty good.  Namely, the desserts.  Drool.  ;)

Click -> HERE <- to register for a $1/5 Smart Ones printable.