Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Great trip to Publix!

$11.90 Spent

Does your Publix consider Whole Foods to be a competitor? If so you are in luck! You can use $1 printable Whole Foods coupons to get free small cans of Muir Glen Organic tomato sauce plus about .11 overage per can. The great thing about Whole Foods printables is that there is no print limit. I have been grabbing several cans every time I shop. There are also .75 Thai Kitchen coupons from Whole Foods that can be stacked with the printable on Red Plum.

The Vivarin and Phazyme medicines were purchased because they were actually money maker deals- took almost $5 off my total because by combining manufacturer and store coupons there was overage.

Oh and I am behind in posting our meal plans. Here is what we have been/are going to eat:

Monday: Baked Chicken Parmesan with Pasta (I don't have a link for this recipe but it is easy and very yummy- if any one wants it I can email it)
Tuesday: Black Bean Soup and Cheese Quesadillas
Wednesday: Pad Thai with Chicken
Thursday: Creamy Spaghetti Squash Casserole
Friday: Leftovers
Saturday: cook out!

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Pumpkin Lovin

Don't you hate it when you use a recipe that calls for a portion of something, like half a can of such and such and then you are left with a random opened can wondering what you will use the rest for? Well here are two recipes that are a great compliment to each other! Get yourself a can of pumpkin puree; use 1/2 cup of it for the first recipe and then the remaining cup for the second recipe.

Fettuccine with Pumpkin Alfredo Sauce
This was very good. Don't be scared by the pumpkin alfredo was subtle and the color was gorgeous. I made this according to the recipe and didn't include any meat, but it would have been great with chicken in it.

Finish it off with this:

Pumpkin Cream Cheese Swirl Cake
This cake was really easy to whip up and tasted great. It was similar in taste to a Pumpkin Roll Cake but not as rich or as complicated to make.

Monday, October 11, 2010

Meal Plan:

Monday- teriyaki beef filet, mashed potatoes, peas, salad and sour dough bread with guests!
Tuesday- Pasta with Pumpkin Alfredo, breadsticks, veggie of some sort
Wednesday- Black Bean Soup, corn bread, salad
Thurday- leftovers
Friday- homemade pizza of some sort

Have you tried these??

We ate the teriyaki beef filet tonight and thought it was delish! Just plop those suckers in a pan and bake- yields flavorful and tender goodness. I see coupons for Always Tender products by Hormel and they go on sale BOGO occasionally. I will be watching out for these.

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Monday, October 4, 2010

Fall Centerpiece

On Sunday I went to a church women's lunch after the service. They had these cute centerpieces and I was happily given one to take home and enjoy! It is a mix of real and artificial flowers and leaves in oasis in the pumpkin. They even got resourceful and put lemon halves, leftover from cooking, on picks in the arrangement.

I recently saw a cute idea in Southern Living magazine that involved putting potted flowers and herbs in a pumpkin. Might have to try it out- in the meantime I will enjoy my blooming pumpkin and the scent of my pumpkin spice candle!