What’s this you say? I have a website? I guess I forgot! No, just been busy with Olympics-mania and analyzing the Rob and Kristen breakup! Right now I’m baking banana bread and I hope to be back tomorrow with a list of grocery savings if I ever get it together enough to clip some coupons and make a list!
My grocery list
1 box instant garlic mashed potatoes
2 boxes Kellogg Crunchy Nut
2 boxes Raisin Bran Cinnamon Almond
1 box Frosted Flakes (They’re grrrrrrrreat!)
1 box Low Fat Strawberry Pop Tarts
1 bottle Kikkoman Garlic Stir Fry Sauce
1 bag Potato Kaiser Sandwich Rolls
1 Stouffer’s Macaroni and cheese entree
1 Great Starts breakfast
1 Brick oven Tombstone pizza
2 packages boneless skinless chicken thighs
1 Bell Pepper
1 Large onion
1 giganto bag of salad mix
1 carton fresh mushrooms
1 gallon skim milk
1 package cheese slices
Before store card and coupons, my total was 62.66. After I scanned my card and the cashier entered my coupons, my total was 28.23. Not bad for over a week’s worth of food!
My zucchini plant has produced it’s first zucchini, which was VERY EXCITING NEWS for me. It’s my favorite vegetable!
I usually cook it with garlic, salt, pepper and olive oil and call it a day. This time I decided to get all fancy and chopped some onion too.
Then I went all out and threw in some bowtie pasta I’d cooked (Farfalle if you’re fancy!) and a little of the starchy cooking water. I only did that because I’ve seen people do it on the Food Network, so I figured I should too. I don’t really know what that’s supposed to do.
My pasta wasn’t that yellow, I just lost the natural light while I was cooking, and it was too hard to stir the pasta with a lantern tucked under my arm. Not that I tried that or anything.
Anyway, it was delicious!
I made this recipe that I’ve been thinking about for a while, it turned out extremely yum, so I thought I would share it with you all!
List of ingredients
6 chicken thighs
1 10.5 oz can Cream of Mushroom soup
1 14 oz can Chicken Broth
1/2 onion diced
8-10 mushrooms sliced (depending on size)
1 tsp. McCormick Garlic and Herb Perfect Pinch
Salt and Pepper to taste
Place chicken thighs and diced onions in the bottom of crock pot and sprinkle with Perfect Pinch. Whisk together soup and broth, reserving half of the can of broth, pour over chicken and onions. Cook on low for 4-6 hours, or until completely cooked. Close to the end of cook time, slice the mushrooms and lightly saute them, and then add them over the top. You could probably just dump them in earlier, but I think doing it this way improves the flavor and keeps them from getting rubbery. If you find the sauce is getting too thick, add the remaining half can of stock. If using bone-in chicken thighs, you may not need it. Bone in chicken adds more juices as it cooks. I used boneless chicken thighs, so I needed the whole can.
This is great served over rice! Minute Rice Steamers are 10 for $10 at Pick ‘n Save this week, so I served mine over a Brown Rice Steamer. As for salt, I didn’t add any because I used regular chicken broth and not low sodium, because that is what I had on hand. I served it with corn, and I thought it was a delicious dinner!
Chicken thighs are almost always on sale for rock bottom prices, and this is a tasty way to prepare them. I hope you enjoy it!
I’ve been carrying a recipe around in my imagination for a few weeks now that has ingredients that are almost always on sale! Tomorrow I am going to throw it in the Crock Pot and see if it tastes as good in real life as it does in my daydream! If it does, I will come back and post it here so you can try it, too! If it turns out tasting like hot garbage, you’ll never hear about it again. The end.
Hurry and get it while U can – offer is only valid while supplies last!
Walmart Kotex U Sample and Clutch
I live in an apartment building with no room to plant, so I have a small container garden on the patio. Each tenant is limited to 4 containers, so I planted 2 containers of zucchini, 1 green pepper plant and one cherry tomato plant. I’m really looking forward to some nice fresh produce!
I had visions of walking through the back door with a bushel basket overflowing with produce. However, I don’t own a bushel basket, and so far I have one oddly shaped green pepper growing and one branch of my tomato plant has 7 green tomatoes and the rest are empty. The zucchini plant has blossoms, but no zucchini yet. I know this because I keep walking out there and staring it down – willing it to bear fruit.
I guess I’m so used to being able to walk into a store and pick things off the shelf that I need to develop the patience to watch my little garden grow. It’s just as well that my zucchini hasn’t grown yet, I’m out of olive oil!
I’m a little late in getting this up, but I’ve been busy with work and stuff. Without further ado, here it is!
Double Double Daze 6/30
1 box Reduced Fat Wheat Thins
1 bag Honey Wheat Sandwich Thins
3 Boxes Morningstar Farms Chik’n Patties
2 Boxes Morningstar Farms Garden Veggie Burgers
2 Pepperoni and Mushroom Jack’s Pizzas
3 Bags M&M’s Plain (saving them for cookies)
2 Large Boxes Wholly Guacamole
2 Sour Cream
1 Dozen Eggs
2 Sargento Shredded Colby Jack
2 Sargento Deli Slices – Reduced Fat Medium Cheddar
10 count Cruz Soft Taco Tortillas
The price before store card and coupons would have been $71.28. Using the store card and coupons, I was able to cut $52.51 from that to pay a grand total of $19.77. The best part – I got a Catalina coupon for buying 5 boxes of Morningstar Farms products for $4.00! This was an awesome shopping week!
Do you hanker for a hunk o’ cheese? If you do, Sargento’s natural slices are 2/$5 this week – there have been a ton of printables as well as other coupons for them lately for 55 cents off. If you double this coupon, the end price for a pack of deli slices will be $1.40!