Thursday, April 24, 2014

What's on Sale: Today Thru 4/26

So I have some recipes to post but haven't been able to do it.  I'm so bummed--my camera is toast!  Well, the batteries are, to be more specific.  I had rechargeable batteries & lost one of them, so I did the unthinkable and mixed regular alkaline with rechargeable lithium batteries.  That worked ok until it was time to recharge the lithium batteries.  My camera has sucked the life out of the lithium AND all my alkaline batteries.  I plan to buy all new lithium batteries, which will hopefully resolve the issue so I can new recipes posted.  Fingers crossed!

I am so excited about the sales this week -- so many great deals!!  Here are some of my favorites! (Note: I look at what's on sale Wed - Sat each week, since those are the days that all circulars / sale periods overlap in my area).
 sale ends 4/29/14
ONIONS -  Red Onions, bulk bin, $0.99/lb
CARROTS - Baby Peeled Carrots, 2 lb pkg, 2/$4
PEARS - Jumbo Anjou Pears, $1.49/lb
KALE - Bunch Kale, $0.79/lb
JUICE - Naked Juice, 15.2 oz, all varieties, $1.99 ea (Love this stuff!  Great for making smoothies!)
POTATOES, REFRIGERATED - Simply Potatoes, 20 oz, select varieties, 2/$4, use $1/2 printable, makes it 2/$3
SEAFOOD - Honey Chipotle Salmon, $5.99/lb
NAPKINS - My Essentials Napkins, 120 ct, $0.99
LAUNDRY DETERGENT - Tide Simply Fresh, 40 oz, 25 loads, $3.49 ea, use $0.50 from Savings Center Coupon Kiosk, makes it $2.99
DOG TREATS - Canine Carry Outs Dog Treats, 5 oz, select varieties, $0.99

sale ends 4/27/14
CABBAGE - Fresh Green Cabbage, $0.39/lb
PEPPERS - Green Bell Peppers, 2/$1
SQUASH - Yellow Squash, $0.99/lb
TOMATOES - Fancy Large Roma Tomatoes, $0.69/lb
CROUTONS - Mrs. Cubbison's Croutons, 5 oz, select varieties, $0.99
SPICES - Spice Supreme Spices, all varieties, $1
VEGETABLES, FROZEN - Green Giant Boil in Bag Vegetables, 9 oz, select varieties, $0.99
FRUIT DRINKS - Hawaiian Punch Fruit Drinks, 128 oz, all varieties, $1.69
FRUIT JUICE - Old Orchard Fruit Juices, 64 oz, selected regular or healthy balance, 2/$3, use $1/2 Healthy Balance printable, makes it 2/$2
LEMONADE - Turkey Hill Lemonade, 1 gal, $1.79
CHEESE SLICES - Piggly Wiggly Cheese Singles, 12 oz, 16 slices, $1.59
BODY WASH - White Rain Body Wash, 12 oz, $0.79
SHAMPOO/CONDITIONER - White Rain Shampoo / Conditioner, 16.9 oz, $0.79
DEODORANT - Suave Deodorant, 1.4 oz, $0.99
PAIN RELIEVER - Our Family Low Dose Aspirin, 36 ct, $0.99

 sale ends 4/27
ICE CREAM - Turkey Hill Ice Cream, 48 oz, 2/$5, use $1/2 printable, makes it 2/$4
TOILET PAPER - Angel Soft Bath Tissue, 12 reg rolls, $2.99, use $0.25/1 printable, makes it $2.49
PAPER TOWEL - Sparkle Paper Towel, Single Big Prints Roll, $0.99
POTATOES, FROZEN - IGA Potatoes, Tater Tots or Crinkle Cut, 32 oz, 4/$5
VEGETABLES, FROZEN - IGA Vegetables, 16 oz, select varieties, 5/$5
PEPPERONI - Armour Sliced Pepperoni, 3 oz, 5/$5
HOT DOGS - Valleydale Old Fashion Hot Dogs, 12 oz, $0.99
BACON - Butterball Turkey Bacon, 12 oz, $2.19, use $0.65/1 All You Magazine coupon, makes it $1.54
HOT SAUCE - Texas Pete Hot Sauce, 6 oz, original $0.69
POPCORN - IGA Microwave Popcorn, 10.5 oz, 3 pk, assorted varieties, 5/$5
OATMEAL - IGA Quick Oats or Old-Fashioned Oats, 16 oz, 5/$5
OATMEAL, INSTANT - IGA Instant Oatmeal, 10-12 pk, assorted varieties, 2/$3
ORANGES - Florida Juice Oranges, 3/$1, use $0.25/1 Checkout 51 ecoupon, like paying $0.08 for 1!
GREEN BEANS - Crisp Green Snap Beans, $0.99/lb
CUCUMBERS - Crisp Slicing Cucumbers, $0.65 ea
SALAD MIX - Fresh Express 8 oz shredded lettuce or 12 oz Garden Salad Mix, 4/$5
CUPS, DISPOSABLE - IGA Foam Cups, 12 oz, 24 ct, $0.88
DRYER SHEETS - IGA Fabric Softener Sheets, 40 ct, 5/$5
TOOTHBRUSHES - Top Care Angle Toothbrush or Smart Grip Toothbrush, single ct, 5/$5

 sale ends 4/26
MILK - Milk, 1 gal, $3.29
LAUNDRY DETERGENT - Purex Laundry Detergent Liquid, 24-33 loads, or Ultra Paks, 18 pk, BOGO Free, use $1/1 Purex No Sort Laundry Detergent printable or $1/1 Purex Liquid Laundry Detergent max 100 oz or Ultra Paks max 36 ct printable

sale ends 4/26
SPORTS DRINK - Powerade Sports Drink, 32 oz, $1.57, use $1/1 store coupon which you can print at the CVS coupon center
DIAPERS - Huggies Diapers, Pull-Ups, or Good Nites, jumbo pack, $8.99, buy $20 in products, receive $5 ECB, use $2/1 Pull-Ups printable or $2/1 Overnites printable or $3/1 Little Snugglers printable, AND $1.50 store printable

Happy shopping!

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Earthbound Farm Reusable Bag

Like organic?  Then "like" Earthbound Farm on Facebook (mobile users go here) for a chance to win a free Earthbound Farm Reusable Bag!

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Free Sample: Poise LIner Pad

Free sample kit available from Poise--simply click here to request yours.  The sample kit includes 2 Poise Microliners (1 regular, 1 long), 1 Poise Long Liner, 1 Poise Ultra Thin Pad, a coupon and informational brochure.

Free Sample: U by Kotex!

Click here to request a sample pack of U by Kotex Sleek Tampons.  The sample pack includes 2 Sleek Regular Tampons, 2 Sleek Super Tampons, 2 Curves Liners, and a coupon.

Free Sample: Purina Healthy Weight Cat Chow

Visit Purina here and take the pledge for your free sample of Purina Healthy Weight Cat Chow!

Friday, April 18, 2014

Save-A-Lot 3-Day Sale: Now Thru 4/20

So my email account says that it received Save-A-Lot's 3-Day Sale notification at 7:10 AM today, but there was NO such email when I checked this morning, long after 7:10 AM.  It's been that way for several weeks.  I'm just not receiving these emails as early as my email account says they are. 

But received it was, finally.  There are a few items in the 3-Day sale, one item of which is AWESOME!

CANTALOUPE - Fresh Cantaloupe, $0.99

Harris Teeter e-VIC Specials: Now Thru 4/23

A few great items on e-VIC special now through April 23 at Harris Teeter!

SOUR CREAM - Harris Teeter Sour Cream, 24 oz, $1.67, limit 2
VANILLA - McCormick Vanilla, 1 oz, $0.97, limit 2
BURGERS - Al Fresco Chicken Burgers, 28 oz, 8 ct, $6.97, limit 2

Note that e-VIC specials may vary by region & store.

Wok's For Dinner: Slow Cooker Venison Meatloaf (Quick & Easy Version!)

This recipe was exactly what I needed for tonight's dinner.  I knew it would be a busy day, so I planned a slow cooker meal specifically for that reason.  I actually planned on meatloaf, crossed it off the menu and wrote down something else, but completely forgot about that other meal and still made meatloaf.  It wasn't until my son pointed it out to me that I realized what I had done.  Oh well!

What I love about meatloaf is that it can be thrown together so quickly and that it is such a versatile dish.  You can put just about anything into a meatloaf.  With cheese / without.  With ketchup glaze / with tomato sauce glaze.  With breadcrumbs / with oatmeal.  Your choice!

I literally had 15 minutes after getting home to have supper, not just on the table, but actually EATEN and kids out the door to get to soccer practice on time (which, by the way, thank you, soccer coach, for NOT calling to let me know that practice was canceled and, thank you, for letting me be the ONLY parent that was aware of that).

The moral of the story is, if you want a versatile meal that is easily put together and and ready to place in front of your crowd seconds after it's done cooking, then meatloaf in your slow cooker is the way to do it!

Slow Cooker Venison Meatloaf

1 lb ground venison (or substitute ground turkey or ground chicken)
1/2 cup quick oats
2/3 cup milk
1 egg
1/4 cup chopped fresh mushrooms
1 Tbsp wild game tamer (or substitute 1 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce)
1 pkg onion dip mix (or substitute 1 pkg dried onion soup mix, or 1 small onion chopped + 1 tsp salt)
1 Tbsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp dried mustard
1/4 tsp ground sage
1/4 tsp ground pepper
ketchup (or substitute your favorite meatloaf glaze)

Place all ingredients, except ketchup or glaze ingredients, in a 3-qt slow cooker.  Mix together well.  Pat down until the meat mixture is flat and level.  Cover crock with lid and cook on low for 6-7 hours.  Right before serving, squirt ketchup or spread glaze on top of meatloaf.  If you have 15 minutes to spare, then wait 15 minutes before removing meatloaf from crock and serving.

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