Friday, February 27, 2009


I did it. I bought more cereal. I'm justifying it by saying it was Johnny's favorite.
3 boxes of General Mills Cereal (2 Cinnamon Toast, 1 Lucky Charms) Extra big sized, originally $3.79, on sale for $2, $1 coupon off 3, price: $1.67.
12 containers of Yoplait Yogurt, originally 83 cents (who pays that???), on sale for 3 for 99 cents, 40 cents off coupon on 6, price: 26 cents.
2 cans of Hills Brothers Coffee, originally $11.99, on sale for $5.99, 75 cent coupon, price: $5.24

Riding around in the car shaped carts for 30 minutes, priceless.

Thursday, February 26, 2009


I swore, I was done. But Kari sucked me back in.

Aveeno shaving gel: Originally $4.49, clearance $2.19, $1 coupon (from Kari) doubled, price: 19 cents.
Halls cough drops: Originally $1.49, sale $1, 50 cent coupon doubled, price: FREE.
Carvers dog treats: Originally $3.79, sale $3, $1.50 coupon doubled, price: FREE.
Vaseline Lotion: Originally $3.29, $1.50 coupon doubled, price: 29 cents
Men's Vaseline Lotion: Originally $2.99, $1.60 coupon doubled, price: FREE.
Nivea Lip Balm: Originally $2.29, on sale for $1.99, $1 coupon doubled, price: FREE.
Soleil Razors: Originally $5.49, $2 coupon doubled, price: $1.49.

What am I going to do when double coupon days are done? I am fully stocked on razors, tooth paste, lotion, cough drops, cereal and lip balm. For meow.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

More, More, More

I can stop anytime I want to.

Betty Crocker Chocolate Chip Cookie mix: Originally $2.79, on sale for $1.67, 40 cent coupon doubled, final price 87 cents.
Gushers fruit snacks: Originally $2.99, on sale for $2.00, 25 cent coupon doubled, final price $1.50.
Cheerio/Chex mix: Originally $3.29, on sale for $2.50, 50 cent coupon doubled, final price $1.50.
Gum: originally 96 cents, coupon for free.
I also was able to get Schick Quattro razor originally $8.99, on sale for $5, $2 coupon doubled, final price $1. Bandaids and medical tape for free as well.

I really think I'm done for the week now. Double coupon days at K-mart, better than Black Friday!

Chicken Spinach Lasagna

This is a crazy recipe, but it is good! I adapted it from Redbook or Good Housekeeping, or something like that...

  • 1(10-oz.) frozen spinach,thawed and drained
  • 2c cooked chicken,shredded
  • 2c grated cheddar cheese
  • 1Tbs cornstarch
  • 1/2tsp salt
  • 1/4tsp black pepper
  • 1Tbs soy sauce
  • 1(10oz) can cream of mushroom soup
  • 1c sour cream
  • 1(41/2oz)jar sliced mushrooms,drained
  • 1/3c mayonnaise
  • 6 lasagna noodles,cooked
  • 1c grated parmesan cheese
  • 1c chopped pecans

  • Preheat oven to 350. In a large bowl, combine spinach,chicken,cheddar cheese,onions,cornstarch,salt,pepper,soy sauce,soup,sour cream,mushrooms and mayonnaise. Put a layer of noodles in bottom of greased 9x13" lasagna pan. Spread half of spinach mixture over noodles. Place another layer of noodles on top and cover with remaining spinach mixture. Sprinkle Parmesan cheese,then pecans on top and bake for 1 hour.
For the chicken, what I normally do is the dinner the day before I roast up a whole chicken, then save the leftovers. Yumm....whole chicken. John said the whole chicken tasted better than Sammy's Pizza's chicken. That is quite the compliment!

Brown Butter Toffee Blondies

Holy smokes. Yummie. Very good. Bake time said 35 to 40 minutes, mine was done at 32 minutes. Also, there was no salt in this, seems like a bit could be added.

This is the first time I've ever (purposely) made brown butter. AKA beurre noisette. Simply, heat butter on stove over medium heat. And burn it. Kind of. I used a black bottom pot, next time I'll use a silver bottom, to see when the butter is starting to turn a nice golden brown. Once it began to change, I set the pot into icy water. Not too deep, you can't get water in your butter!

Check it for yourself.

Monday, February 23, 2009


I bought some more today, thanks for the coupons Kari!!!

Stuff for my stinky cat.
3 more Renuzit Triscents, orginally $7.99, sale $5, final price of $1 each.
3 more Glade Carpet Sprinkles, orginally $2.39, sale $1.50, final price FREE.

You do have to pay sales tax on these items. The sales tax is calculated off whatever the marked "price" is. The orginal price, or if it's on sale, the sale price. Keep that in mind, because even thought it's "free" I still have to pay 9.75 cents per sprinkle, and 32.5 cents per Triscent.

So, the point is, remember the tax. Don't go to the store without money, you still need to pay the tax on free items!

Messy, Messy, Messy

Okay. My life and environment are spiraling out of control! I was sick a few weeks ago, and the house REALLY went down hill, worse than normal. And, it still has not fully recovered (both the house and I.....) I took all the food out of our 2 cupboards. There was a diaper box full of food to be donated. Who needs 3 boxes of stuffing, when I don't use boxed stuffing anyways?? How about 12 boxes of cereal? I managed to get everything back in the cupboards. And threw out things like powdered lemonade mix that expired in 2007. Also, I found I have 4 bags of powdered sugar, but I do go through that stuff like crazy.

Now if I could only get the coupon clutter under control. One day at a time....

Also, see the Queen in the top picture. She was making some crazy recipe that involved 32 POUNDS of sour kraut.

Sunday, February 22, 2009

Kmart Haul

This week at certain K-marts, it's double coupon week! Here are some of the details:
Post Cereal: Originally like $3.75. Sale $2.50. Vendor coupon, $1 off 2. Some Kmart special of $2 off a certain quantity of cereal (I don't get it, but I got the deal!). Price: 75 cents a box
Secret Deodorant: Originally $4.69. Sale $4.29. Vendor coupon $2. End price 29 cents
Renuzit Tri Plugin: Originally $7.99. Sale $5. Vendor coupon $4 (no doubling coupons over $2). Price: $1
Rimmel Nail Polish: Originally $4.80. On sale (40% off Rimmel) $2.03. $1 Vendor coupon Price 3 cents.
Glade Carpet Sprinkles: Originally $2.39. On sale $1.50. Vendor coupon $1. Price: Free
Renuzit Allergen Spray: Originally $2.39. Vendor coupon $1. Price: 39 cents

I had quite a few other deals. Too many to blog over.

Also, one of the boxes of Honey Comb is open, because John was STARVING. He only ate 2 helpings of Spinach Artichoke Cheesey Pasta. Maybe a recipe to follow????

Saturday, February 21, 2009

Target Coupon Savings

Today I bought:
3 Palmolive ECO, originally $2.74, $1 off Target coupon, 75 cents vendor, final price of 99 cents.
6 Softsoap Handsoap: originally $1.74, on sale for $1.29, 50 cents off Target coupons, 35 cents off vendor coupon, final price of 44 cents.
3 Irish Spring Shower Gels: originally $4.99, on sale for $2.99, $1 off Target coupons, 75 cents of vendor coupon, final price of $1.25.
2 Softsoap Shower Gels: originally $3.99, on sale for $2.99, $1 off Target coupons, 75 cents vendor coupons, final price of $1.24.

FYI: The "target coupons" are ones that came in the toothpaste I bought earlier this week.
Vendor coupons were from various Sunday papers, using

Original Prices: $41.61
Paid Price: $10.59

Bberg's are stocked on bathroom soaps now!

Wednesday, February 18, 2009


My deal from Target. I bought six of these Colgate toothpaste with bonus trial size attached. Originally the six would have cost $17.88. I got them for $3.63 or $0.60 a piece. They were marked down to $1.48, and I had three $1 coupons and three $0.75 coupons. John is jazzed about non-generic toothpaste.

OMG. It gets BETTER. Inside the Colgate box, there were MORE coupons. $10 worth for Colgate-Palmolive brand items. THINGS YOU WOULD BUY ANYWAY! (dish soap, deodorant, toothpaste, soap.....)

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Bourbon Currant Cookie

I made these up this afternoon. It called for 1/3 cup of bourbon, but any whiskey could be used. I had Southern Comfort (my poison of choice) and Jack Daniels. I went with the Jack. The dough was slightly sticky, so I added about 2 more tablespoons than what was called for. Also, I did not have 2 inch card symbol cookie cutters, so I used car shaped ones again. I am getting sick of these roll out cookies. I have a marble rolling pin, and I think a wood one would work better for these types of dough. Decent tasting cookie, nothing too special. Check out the recipe on her site.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Science Diet

I am trying this new coupon thing. Using This is a good find I just got today. At Fleet Farm. Normal price $25. Had a $3 off coupon, and there was a sale you get $10 gift card with purchase. So end price of $12. I bought two bags, for a total of $24.

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Biscuit Sandwich Cookie

The dough for this cookie was way too sticky to roll out. So I rolled it into equal sized balls and squished it down flat on a Silpat. The cookie was pretty tasty, the recipe didn't make very much. And did not need nearly as much chocolate as what was called. We used the left over to make chocolate covered strawberries. This one is on her site,