Clapping On The Down Beat

Just another site

Meal Plan (kid friendly) 1.25.12 January 25, 2012

Filed under: Meal Planning — clappingonthedownbeat @ 1:49 PM

You can print a couple high value Yoplait coupons valid for $0.30/1 any flavor Yoplait® Lactose-Free Yogurt cups! There are 2 links available here and here. Yoplait yogurt cups often go on sale for around $0.50 (sometimes less), so this coupon should make these cups around $0.20 (when paired with a sale) or FREE if your store doubles coupons! But keep in mind, the Lactose Free cups may be a little higher in price?

If you are in need of some new outerwear for you and/or your kiddos, then you’ll definitely want to check out Lands’ End Outerwear Sale (and you’ll want to check it out sooner than later as many items are selling out fast!).  I just got a raincoat and fleece jacket for my daughter.

In addition to saving up to 65% off the retail price of jackets, gloves, scarves, and more, Lands’ End is also offering up FREE shipping (no minimum!) when you enter the promotion codeFREEZE and pin 1710 at checkout (this code works on Clearance items too)! Keep in mind that you will not have the option to enter the promo code until the very last step at checkout (after you have already entered your credit card info!).

If you are looking for a nice baby shower gift or want to snag a few early Christmas gifts for friends with little ones (at a very affordable price!), you’ll definitely want to hurry and snatch up this deal!  Currently, has several pairs of adorable Holiday Soft Soles Robeez shoesmarked down to just $14.99.  Even sweeter, whenever you add the shoes to your cart, you’ll save an additional 50% off making them only $7.49!  Plus, whenever you buy 2 or more pairs, you’ll score FREE shipping!

Here’s another Burt’s Bees deal for ya! Currently, you can head on over here where you can score the Burt’s Bees Grab Bag ($50 value!) for ONLY $15! WOW! That’s the lowest price I’ve seen on these. Even sweeter, spend $25 or more (you could purchase 2 grab bags) and then you can use coupon code SPRING12 to save an additional $5!

Shipping is free when you spend $49+, so consider purchasing 2 bags and a few other discounted items in their outlet section to snag FREE shipping. Or if you don’t want to spend that much money out of pocket, you could buy 2 Grab Bags for $30, use the SPRING12 code to save $5, and then pay an additional $6 for shipping. Your final cost for 2 Grab Bags shipped to your door – just $31! That makes each Grab Bag only $15.50!

These Grab Bags contain 5 full-sized products, an assortment of mini-size products, and some special gifts including lip balm, lip shimmer, lotion, soap and more…. so you are definitely getting your moneys worth and these make great gifts, too!

Currently, is having a Kitchen and Dining sale and offering up some great deals!  Plus, today ONLY, is offering up quite a few Room Essentials sale items over 50% off and you can score an additional 10% off (applied in cart).  Even sweeter, all Room Essential sale items ship FREE!


We had a torrential downpour last night through this morning and my paper is soaked!  I am trying today it out now in the laundry room to salvage for price matching.  I’ll post link so you can check out each stores ad for the week.

KROGER      Tom Thumb   ALDI    MARKET STREET    Sprouts

This week I have been flying solo while the Hubby is traveling.  So far I have one with croup and one with an ear infection.  Someone, usually me, always gets sick as soon as the Hubby leaves.  One nice thing is, when El Jefe is gone, we have fun simple dinners.

Since I am not a big meat eater, we tend to do a lot of veggie heavy meals, but you can easily add meat to any of them

MONDAY: Make Your Own Pizza

I buy pizza dough from Papa Johns, under $2 per dough ball, and we then make our own pizzas.  I pull out sauce, cheese, shredded veggies, and anything else the kids want to throw on.  For myself I sliced polenta and roated it in the oven so it was a little crispy.  I topped it with sliced tomatos, parmesan and pesto.



2 eggs

1 1/2 cups milk

1 Tbs oil

1 c. flour

Beat all ingredients well with a wisk.  Pour out about 1/3 c. of batter into a hot (cooking sprayed) skillet.  Crepe is done when the top looks dry.  Take out and repeat with the rest of the batter.


sautéed asparagus with garlic

Cheese blend

sautéed mushrooms, spinach and garlic

Roasted cauliflower (I ate most of it right off the pan!)

Ricotta with chopped artichokes

Chopped tomatoes, basil and provolone

Chicken Salad

Leftovers or anything you like!


    Slice thinly, drizzle with olive oil, sprinkle with salt and roast at 400 till golden


2 teaspoons salt

1 1/2 teaspoons paprika

1/2 teaspoon garlic powder

1/2 teaspoon pepper

1 (3- to 3 1/2-lb.) cut-up whole chicken

1/2 cup cola soft drink

1/3 cup ketchup

1/4 cup firmly packed light brown sugar

2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar

2 tablespoons bourbon

1 lemon, sliced

Stir together first 4 ingredients in a small bowl. Sprinkle over chicken. Place chicken in a single layer in a lightly greased 6-qt. slow cooker.  Whisk together cola soft drink and next 4 ingredients in a small bowl. Slowly pour mixture between chicken pieces (to avoid removing spices from chicken). Place lemon slices in a single layer on top of chicken.  Cover and cook on HIGH 5 hours (or on LOW 6 1/2 to 7 1/2 hours) or until done.  Transfer chicken pieces to a serving platter; discard lemon slices. Skim fat from pan juices in slow cooker. Pour pan juices over chicken; serve immediately.

THURSDAY: Breakfast for Dinner
I love sweet potato pancakes and using banana bread for french toast.  I just use what I have in the house.  I usually have a quick bread ( zucchini banana, pumpkin…) around and I will slice and dip in egg and cook for french toast.  I will often use boxed pancake mix and then add pureed sweet potato in for pancakes.  If you like add some bacon, fruit, scrambled eggs, or hashbrowns too!

FRIDAY: Cornbeef with a twist

Place the corn beef in the crock pot and cover with water.  Add the seasoning packet that comes with the meat, 2 whole stalks of celery, 2 whole carrots, 1 onion cut in quarters, 1-2 potatoes cut in half.  Cook on low 6-8 hours.  I serve the meat over roasted potato soup and cabbage sautéed in butter on top.

  I like nappa or savoy cabbage sauteed, I think it has a less “Cabbagey” flavor


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s