Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Ham 'n' Cheese Mashed Potatoes

Ham 'n' Cheese Mashed Potatoes
Recipe from Taste of Home's 2002 Quick Cooking Annual Cookbook, pg. 63

2 cups mashed potatoes (I made a double batch of PW's Creamy Mashed Potatoes. I had enough potatoes to make 3 casseroles, two larger and one small.)
3/4 t garlic salt (I just added a couple dashes of garlic powder to my mashed potatoes)
1 cup cooked diced ham
1 cup shredded cheddar cheese
1/2 cup of whipping cream, whipped

Combine potatoes and garlic. Spread into greased 1-1/2 qt. baking dish. Sprinkle with ham. Fold cheese into whipped cream; spoon over ham. Bake uncovered at 450 degrees for 15 min or until golden brown. Yield: 4-6 servings.

*My casserole was cold so I baked it for 35-45 min at 350 degrees and it was perfect. Definitely not low cal, though. :-)

Walgreen's Freebies

Check out the back page of the Walgreen's flyer. At least 3 freebies this week.

Caution: I used a RR to pay for my Skintimate shaving gel and the RR did not print for it because the RR I used was from the same company. So watch that if you want your RRs to print (which I'm sure you do). :-)

Free Kraft Cheese 100 Cal Packs at Meijer

Check it out here.

I recently discovered this blog and really like it because it has local deals. I think the author is from Spring Lake.

Monday, April 26, 2010

What's Cookin'

Instead of planning each day, I'm giving myself dinner options this week. So here they are:

Meatloaf, mashed tatos, carrots
Pea soup, breadsticks
Ham n Cheese mashed tatos, broccoli, applesauce
Cheesy Beef spirals, green beans, salad (TOH)
Spaghetti Mac, salad (TOH)
Spanish Noodles n Ground Beef (TOH)

*My mom picked me up a Taste of Home book at a garage sale and I found a few recipes to try.

Free Coffeemate at Meijer this week

Check the Nestle Coffee-mate coupons here. Pair any of them with the $1/2 Coffee-mate from the Meijer Mealbox and you should be able to get free or almost free cream. Coffee-mate is on sale for 99 cents this week at Meijer.

Monday, April 19, 2010

What's Cookin'

Mon~Spaghetti with meatballs and marinara sauce, brocolli
Tues~Spicy Western beans, bread (Taun, this is GF!)
Wed~Pea soup (double batch so I can freeze some), rolls
Thurs~Chicken Wild Rice casserole (didn't get to this last week), carrots
Fri~Hot dogs, chips, fruit (mommy is probably gone)
Sat~Mac and cheese with ham and green beans (mommy might still be gone)
Sun~Grilled cheese, fruit or leftovers

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Meijer Catalina

*Buy 3 Breakstone Cottage Cheese Doubles for $1 each, get $3 OYNO. Free! This runs for a week or so more.

Monday, April 12, 2010

Free Starbucks Coffee

Check it out here.

Meijer Deals this week

Here are what I think are the best deals at Meijer this week:

*Ronzoni pasta is on sale for $1/ box this week. I've been collecting coupons for the past few weeks out of magazines so I had a couple for $1 off making them free. Also, you can print off a coupon for 75 cents off here, here, and here. You should be able to print a total of 6 coupons. This is part of the buy 10, get the 11th item free deal at Meijer.
*Banquet brown n serve are on sale for $1. Buy 8 packages and use 2 of these coupons to get $3 off. Buy $10 worth of ConAgra foods, including Banquet, and mail in this rebate form to receive $25 worth of coupons in the mail. I bought 8 brown n serve and 2 Chef Boyardee, got another item free since they were all part of the 10/ get 11th free deal. But I'm not buying Chef Boyardee again! Tons of sodium and fat. But the boys did gobble it down for lunch. :-)
*7-UP is on sale for $1 and I used two $1 off coupons I printed a while ago to get 2 free.
*Planter's Peanuts were on sale for $1.99 and I bought 4 bottles and use 2 $1.00/2 coupons I printed off Facebook a while ago. Becoming fans of different products on Facebook is a great way to get cheap/free food. I got a coupon for a free bag of chips in the mail when I became a fan of Sunchips on Facebook.
*Old Orchard frozen juice concentrate was on sale for $1 and part of the 10/get the 11th item free. I had coupons for $1 off 4. May still be available here.

GREAT Ziploc Deal at Meijer

Select Ziploc bags are on sale for $1 each at Meijer this week. Buy 3 packages and receive $2 OYNO. That in itself is a great deal, but there's more! Go here and print the SC Johnson Rebate form and receive a $5 rebate. That's a net profit of $4! And you can submit this rebate 3x per household (just have to mail each separately). I already did it once with Glade candles last fall, so I'm glad I can do it again. Also, I believe there were Ziploc coupons in recent Sunday coupon inserts, but since we don't get the paper, I don't have those. More Meijer deals later, I had a great trip this morning!

What's Cookin'

Mon~PW's Chicken Parmesan, salad
Tues~Chicken Chili in magic pot, bread
Wed~Pea soup, rolls
Fri~Wild rice and chicken casserole
Sat~Frozen pizza, salad
Sun~Beef lombardi, green beans

Tuesday, April 06, 2010

Utterly Absurd

Check out this ridiculous news story.

Quote from the organizer:
Ty McDowell, who organized the march, said she was "enraged" by the turnout of men attracted to the demonstration. The purpose, she said, was for society to have the same reaction to a woman walking around topless as it does to men without shirts on.

These women have taken the nonsense feminist agenda, tripe from their college education and swallowed it hook line and sinker. Even my 5 year old knows there are noticeable physical differences between men and women. Personally, I don't want to be treated exactly like a man. I can't do everything a man can and they can't do everything I can.

That being said, let me recommend a book. Its called Womanly Dominion by Mark Chanski. He clearly outlines the importance of a woman's place in the home and describes how women should "play their position" and "win it." Its not a bad thing being different from men. In fact, its part of the reason why the church and Christian families work as well as they do. Don't let our culture take this precious gift from our sons and daughters. Teach your boys to be boys and don't attempt to masculinize your daughters. Their God-given differences are what makes them special.

Saturday, April 03, 2010

What's Cookin' Next Week

So I didn't plan a menu this week and our meals weren't terrible, but definitely not as nice as if I would have planned ahead. So here's next week:

Mon~Cheesy Kielbasa and beans in the crockpot, salad
Tues~Chicken Parmesan and Fettuccine Alfredo, carrots, garlic bread
Wed~Chris's parents anniversary party-I'm bringing a veggie tray
Thurs~Tortilla Chicken Chili in my magic pot (I kinda forgot about this, so I'm trying to use it more), rolls
Fri~Chicken Hoagies in my magic pot, oven fries, carrots
Sat~Frozen pizza, salad, then Noah's bday party at night! He's going to be 3 on Sunday.
Sun~Beef Lombardi from my freezer, some kind of veggie, applesauce