Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Kraft/Nabisco Rebate Deal Total

I have finally bought all the products I need to turn in my rebate. Here's the rundown of what I spent:

1 Wheat thin 67 cents
5 Easy Macs $5
5 Koolaid Jammers $4
4 Cheese Nips $2
3 Wheat thins $4.62
2 Cheese Nips $3
Total: $19.29
Should receive a $20 rebate check meaning I got everything above for free!

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Joel crawling

And because I just learned how easy it is to embed videos, here's Joel when he learned how to crawl:

Andrew's First Piano Recital

Here's Andrew playing a scale. Unfortunately, I missed the part where he said, "I am now going to play a scale."

Monday, March 22, 2010

Walgreen Deals this week

Huggies diapers~Buy 3 packs at $8.99, get $5 RR back. Use 3 $3 off coupons. Print two coupons off after becoming a fan of Huggies on Facebook and two more at this link.

Planter's Trail mix $1.50. Use $1.50 off coupons to get it FREE! Print two coupons off after becoming a fan of Mr. Peanut on Facebook.

Oscar Meyer Bacon 2/$6. Buy 2, use 2 $1.50 off coupons (no longer available), get $1 RR. That's 2 lbs of bacon for $2 after RR!

Friday, March 19, 2010

What's Cookin' Next Week

Mon~Beef and mushrooms over mashed potatoes, green beans, red cabbage
Tues~Meatloaf, potatoes, corn, applesauce
Wed~Pea soup, bread
Thurs~Beef Lombardi, salad
Fri~Worcestshire chicken, crash hot potatoes, carrots
Sun~Chicken Alfredo in crockpot, green beans, bread

Saturday, March 13, 2010

What's Cookin'

Mon~London broil, Crash hot potatoes, salad, green beans
Tues~Sherry's Aussie Chicken, red potatoes, broccoli and carrots
Thurs~Chicken parmigiana, salad
Fri~Chicken nuggets, french fries, corn
Sat~Meatballs and deviled eggs for Engelsma family reunion
Sun~Pork tenderloin, red potatoes, green beans

Thursday, March 11, 2010

My Mom's Chicken Alfredo Recipe

Chicken Alfredo

4 frozen chicken breasts
1 jar of Ragu Alfredo sauce
Dry Italian or Ranch dressing

*Place the frozen chicken in the bottom of a crockpot. Brush liberally with melted butter and then sprinkle Italian or Ranch seasoning on top (I used about half of a package of ranch). Cook on low 5-6 hours or high 3-4 hours.
*When chicken is cooked, shred with a fork and turn to low. Mix in jar of alfredo sauce and ground black pepper (if desired). Heat through, about 1/2 an hour.
*Meanwhile, cook about 10 oz. of pasta (I used whole grain shells). Mix with chicken and sauce and serve! Super easy and my whole family loved it, plus there were enough leftovers for lunch today. I served this with carrots and french bread and I think the whole meal cost about 5 bucks.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Oscar Mayer hot dog deal

*Buy 2 packages of Oscar Mayer hot dogs for $1.50 each and receive $2 OYNO. That's 50 cents per package!

Monday, March 08, 2010

Celebrate Bigby's Birthday

Sign up at for email updates and receive a coupon for a free tall drink on March 15 (Need to sign up by March 11). Get the Caramel Marvel, its my favorite! :-)

Meijer deals this week

*Barilla pasta $.89, use MM coupon $1/4=$2.56 for 4 (I'm getting the whole grain kind. Better for you!)
*Ore Ida potatoes 2/$5, $2 off at checkout, $1 off 2 with All You magazine coupon= 2 for $2
*Ragu Alfredo Sauce $1.50 each, use $1 off 2 when you sign up here = 2 for $2 (My mom's easy dinner recipe using a jar of alfredo sauce, spices, chicken and noodles coming soon!)
*Coffeemate $1.50, use $.75 off when you sign up at = $.75 each
*Dei Fratelli Tomatoes $1.29 for a 28 oz can, use MM $1 off 4 = $1.04 each (This is slightly cheaper than Aldi price which is $.55 for a 14 oz can.)

Saturday, March 06, 2010

What's Cookin'

The chicken parmesan I made this week was great! Highly recommend the recipe. The boys loved it too.

Here's next week:
Mon~Mushroom Swiss steak, salad, broccoli
Tues~Forgotten Man Mission dinner, grilled cheese for boys
Wed~Pea soup, bread (didn't get to this last week)
Thurs~FREE dinner at the Rio Grande! (We won this somehow. I don't remember signing up for it, but I must have somewhere!)
Fri~Daddy and boys-hot dogs, chips, carrot sticks, Mommy out with friend
Sat~Pancakes, fruit, sausage
Sun~Pork tenderloin, potatoes, green beans, red cabbage

Thursday, March 04, 2010

Some Goobers

Daddy with the boys watching nature videos.

3 happy boys in the fort mommy made for them.

Joel loves hanging out with his big brothers!

Bare chested boys after daddy shaved their heads (while mommy was gone!).

Cinnabon-like Cinnamon Rolls

I am currently making these cinnamon rolls...and they are starting to look ridiculously delicious. I made the dough in my new Kitchen Aid mixer and it turned out so nice and actually rose (I have problems with that sometimes). Now the rolls are all rolled out and in pans for the final rising. Can't wait to try them! Will post a picture later.PS These are not for you if you are trying to watch fat and sugar. There is an obscene amount of butter and sugar involved in this recipe!



Those were seriously the best cinnamon rolls I've ever made!
Here's some pics:

Here are about a third of them.

I ate the rest. :-)

Totally kidding!

Here's some more without frosting:

They were really good without frosting too. Definitely will be making them again, but definitely will need to limit my intake. :-)

Monday, March 01, 2010

What's Cookin'

Mon~Garlic chicken, stuffing, carrots and broccoli
Tues~Chicken pot pie (didn't get to this last week), applesauce
Wed~Barbecue meatballs for church potluck
Thurs~Chicken parmesan, cauliflower
Fri~Pea soup, whole wheat bread
Sat~Chicken fajitas in the magic pot
Sun~Meatball soup, homemade buns, jello