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Meal Planing and Deals 1.26.11 January 26, 2011

Filed under: Hot Deals,Meal Planning,Saving Money — clappingonthedownbeat @ 8:32 PM


Just got this deal for super cute scarfs!  On Jasmere for $20 (the more that buy, the more the price drops) I got a voucher for $45.  If you check the scarfshop website, that could be 2 or three scarfs, depending on what you buy.  One for you, one as a gift!

Check out today\’s sale at

Free sample of Shout Color Catcher, they also have $1 off coupon on the website

Head on over to the Einstein Bagels Facebook page, “Like” them, then click on the “Coupon” tab to print a coupon valid for a FREE Bagel Thin Single & Light Shmear with Beverage purchase! This Coupon is good through 2/20.

Head on over here to send a FREE sample of Quaker Oatmeal Squares to up to 10 of your friends. Just enter your friends’ email addresses and Quaker will email them a form to complete for a FREE sample box.

WOW! New York & Company is offering up a very *HOT* coupon code valid today, 1/26, only. Just use code 4239 to get $50 off a $100 purchase online or take this print out to get $50 off your $100 purchase in-store. They have lots of items available in their sale section that will really make for some sweet deals when combined with the above coupon code!

Go here to score 2 complimentary issues of Family Circle magazine courtesy of… you’ll receive the March and April 2011 issues. There are NO strings attached and you will NEVER receive a bill

Head on over here to score a FREE Poise sample kit! This kit includes 1 Poise Liner, 1 Poise long liner, 1 Poise Ultra thin Pad, and money saving coupons!

Use coupon code AMY for $5 off you ticket to Project Mom


Print coupons here also you can try going to the websites of your favorite products (like Horizon) and print coupons from their websites or even check out companies facebook pages.  There are coupons on a companies facebook page too.



Tony’s frozen pizza $.89

Eggo Waffles $1.79

Yoplait cups $.35

Coke 12packs 4 for $10.88

Due to the upcoming superbowl, you will see lots of snacks on sale

Cheetos 3 for $5, On the Border Chips 2 for $5


*Green peppers $.49

*Sausages $2.99/lb


Kraft singles $.99

Progresson soup $.98

Goldfish $1.19 ( if you missed last week they were only $.99)

Rotel $.42 (stock up price)

Hunts tomatoes $.45 (stock up price)

philly cream cheese $.99

National Hebrew hot dogs $2.49

Sara Lee brad $1.38

Heinz 40oz ketchup $1.49

Softsoap liquid hand soap $.88


Fri-Mon Gatorade $.79 (stock up price)

* dentoes items used in meal plan

Here’s a tip:  if you are feeding a family or 4 or more why not double some of these recipes and through them in the freezer?  I like to make a meal or two on sunday so I am ahead for the week.  If you have a smaller family then make the recipes but divided them into two smaller dishes and then freeze one.  It never hurts to have extra meals on hand!

Hopefully you stocked up last week on the Old El Paso products- I am using some here

MONDAY: Layered Enchiladas

3 cooked boneless chicken breasts diced

1 (28oz or 2 15oz) can mild red enchilada sauce

1 container sour cream 8oz

1 can evaporated milk 12 oz

1 pkg shredded cheddar or mexican blend cheese 8oz

1 can green chilies, undrained 4oz

1 pkg corn tortillas

Preheat oven 350.  Combine sour cream and enchilada sauce in a bowl.  Combine milk, cheese and chilies in a sauce pan and heat over low heat till cheese is melted, then remove from heat.  In a 9×13 pan spread about 1 c. enchilada sauce over bottom of pan.  Roughly cut or rip up about 5 tortillas and layer on top of sauce.  Spread another cup of enchilada sauce on top, then about 1 1/2 cups of chicken and about 1 cup of the cheese sauce.  Repeat layers one more time starting with tortillas.  Top with remaining tortillas, and sauces.  Cover with foil.  Freeze, chill or bake for 40 minutes, uncover the last 10 minutes.  If frozen pull out the night before and thaw in fridge.  It may need to cook a little longer.

Sour cream and enchilada sauce

milk, cheese and chilies

Delicious! My picky "no cheese please" eater even ate it all!

TUESDAY: Sausage and Peppers

4-6 Italian sausages ( I like the chicken parmesan sausages at Sprouts- on sale this week $2.99/lb)

1 jar of your favorite spaghetti sauce (or make your own)

2 green peppers sliced

1 large onion sliced thin

olive oil/salt

cooked pasta (optional- you could serve it on buns)

On the grill or in a pan brown sausages.  In a skillet at 2 Tbs. olive oil and add onions and peppers.  Sprinkle about 1/2-1tsp salt and cook till golden.  When sausages are browned add sauce and cover or simmer on low for about 10 minutes.  Serve sausages and peppers and onions over pasta or in a bun.

Sausages over pasta smoothered in sauteed onions, peppers and parmesan

WEDNESDAY: Moroccan Stew

2 Tbs, oilive oil

8 boneless skinless chicken thighs

1 medium red onion sliced

1 green pepper chopped

2 cloves garlic minced

1 tsp. cinnamon

1 tsp. curry powder

1 can condensed tomato soup

1/3 c, golden raisins

1 can drained chick peas ( garbanzo beans)

1/3 c. toasted slivered almonds

Heat oil in a saucepot over medium heat.  Add chicken and cook till browned on both sides.  Remove chicken.  Add onions, pepper and garlic.  Cook 5 minutes.  Add seasonings and cook another minute.  Stir in soup and heat to a boil.  Return chicken and reduce heat to low.  Cover and cook 15 minutes.  Stir in raisins and chickpeas.  Cook 10 minutes.  Stir in almonds and serve.


1lb ground beef

2 carrots chopped

1 large onion choppped

1 cloves garlic chopped

1-2 potatoes peeled and chopped

1/2 c. beer (I like it with Shiner Bock, but a dark beer will do well too)

8 oz shredded cheddar cheese

1 sheet thawed puff pastry

Heat oven 375.  In a skillet cook beef till browned.  Drain and add vegetables and 2 tsp salt.  Cook about 10-15 minutes.  Lower the heat and add beer.  Cook 10 minutes.  Add cheese.  Place mixture into a 10″ pie dish.  Top with thawed puff pastry.  Brush top with a little milk.  Cut a small X into the top to let the steam escape.  Bake about 35-40 minutes till top is golden brown.

Before the puffed pastry on top

With the puff pastry out of the oven


FRIDAY: Leftovers!


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