Meijer at a glance...11/30-12/06

Hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving! Your leftovers are probably almost gone...so it's back to the store! Here are a few deals I see at Meijer this week...

Meijer Gallon Milk... 2/$5

Kraft Shredded Cheese, Cheese Cubes, Crumbles or Sticks 6-8 oz pkg... 3/$6
(Buy 3 Kraft Cheese 6-8 oz pkg get 1 Nabisco Ritz Crackers 12-16 oz FREE!)

Aunt Millies Buttertop White or Wheat Bread 22 oz loaf... buy 1 get 2 free

General Mills Cereal 9-15.4 oz box(select varieties), Betty Crocker Fruit Snacks - Gushers, Rollups or Stickerz 5-6.6 oz... 5/$9

Kraft Bagelfuls... 5/$10
$1 printable coup

Nestle Hot Cocoa Mix 8-10 ct... .99 cents

Kelloggs Poptarts 8 ct... 3/$4
$1/2 coup 11/09 RP

Martha White Muffin Mix 7.4 oz... .79 cents
.55/2 coup 11/09 RP

For more deals check out your local ad here!


Menu Plan Monday

Hope you all have a Happy Thanksgiving!

Monday ~ small group thanksgiving dinner

Tuesday ~ pasta, salad, bread

Wednesday ~ peanut butter & banana sandwiches, eggs, fruit

Thursday ~ happy thanksgiving

Friday ~ leftovers...of course!

Visit Org Junkie for more recipes!

Meijer at a glance...11/23-11/29

Thanksgiving is only a few days away. Here are a few deals I see at Meijer this week that might help with your holiday baking and meal preparation!

Sweet Potatoes... .49 cents/lb

Meijer Brown & Serve Rolls 12 ct pkg white or wheat... .88 cents

Meijer Cream Cheese 8 oz brick... .99 cents

Daisy Sour Cream 16 oz tub... 4/$5
.50 cents coup 11-16 S

McCormicks Extracts, Spices, Food Coloring or Gravy Mi... 25% off
$1/2 Mealbox cpn

Nestle Carnation Evaporated Milk 12 oz can... .99 cents
.50 cents/2 coup 11/02 RP

Domino Pure Cane Sugar 4-5 lbs... $2.29
.50 cent coup 10/12 RP

Mrs Smiths Hearty Pumpkin Pie 37 oz frozen... $1.99
$1.00/2 coup 11-09 S

For more deals check out your local ad here!


Pumpkin Cake Delight

It's time for another yummy and simple pumpkin recipe!

1 (18.25 oz) box yellow cake mix
1 (15 oz) can pumpkin pie filling
1/2 cup butter, melted
cool whip

Spread the pie filling in bottom of 9x13 pan. Sprinkle the cake mix over the filling. Pour the melted butter over the cake mix. Bake at 350 degrees for 30-40 minutes. Top with cool whip!

Creative Corner...rub-ons

I recently bought this Turquoise tin from SU through my friend Jamie. It was only $3.95 and I love the fact that it has a clear front. It works great as storage for all my loose ribbon! I used rub-ons on the front to decorate it up a bit! I put some swirls and flowers in the top left corner and the word ribbon with a flower in the bottom right.


Creative Corner...scrapbook weekend!

I sure did scrapbook the weekend away! My friend Jamie came over Friday night to craft it up with me. Then I just left my stuff out and continued to scrap Saturday and Sunday. I am trying to make some progress on getting Little Bit's book caught up. I am almost done with month 7 and she is almost 14 months...so half way isn't too bad I guess. I still have my stuff out...don't know how long that will last...but I try to steal a few moments here and there to work on it. Here is one of the layouts I completed yesterday.I also completed a 20 page photo book through Snapfish this weekend. I took advantage of the free offer from Oprah. You had to sign up for it by Friday so this deal is no longer available...sorry. There seem to be free photo books popping up right and left...so keep your eyes peeled! I have recently done ones through Shutterfly and Artscow. You are just required to pay shipping, which is usually around $7.

As the weather gets colder use it to your advantage...stay inside and get crafty!

Menu Plan Monday

Another Monday...another menu! Here's what I've got cookin' this week...

Monday ~ ribs, slaw, fries, corn, rolls

Tuesday ~ beef roast, crockpot veggies, fruit, rolls

Wednesday ~ chicken patties, mac & cheese, salad

Thursday ~ vegetable noodle soup, grilled cheese, fruit

Friday ~ eggs, biscuits, bacon, fruit

Visit Org Junkie for more recipes!


Meijer at a glance...11/16-11/22

Thanksgiving is just around the corner...so take advantage of some of the great deals at Meijer this week to prepare for the big day...and feast!

Meijer gallon milk...$2.50

General Mills Cereal - Cheerios, Cinnamon Toast Crunch, Golden Grahams, Total, Wheaties, Multi Grain Cheerios or Kix---Buy any 4 General Mills Cereals listed get $6 off instantly at checkout.

Del Monte Vegetables 11-15.25 oz can...6/$3

Progresso Broth 32 oz chicken...3/$5
$1/1 coup 11/16

Pillsbury Crescent Rolls 8-13.9 oz...4/$5
.25/1 coup 11-09 and $1/2 Mealbox cpn

Pillsbury Biscuits or Rolls frozen...$2
.40/1 coup

Ragu Pasta Sauce 13.5-26.3 oz jar or pouch...3/$5
.50/2 coup 11/16 RP and $1/2 Mealbox cpn

Hellmanns Mayonnaise 30 oz jar or Easy Out 24 oz bottle...2/$6
.50/1 coup 11/16 RP and $1.50/2 Mealbox cpn

For more deals check out your local ad here!


Creative Corner...Limelight Sketch Challenge

It's another Limelight Sketch Challenge! I got this penguin at Archiver's a while back and have been wanting to use him. This challenge was the perfect opportunity. Check out the details for entering here.

Stamps ~ SU words & Clear Penguin stamp
Paper ~ sahara sand, pumpkin pie, a random blue, and target $1 paper
Ink ~ black & bliss blue marker
Accessories ~ orange polka dot ribbon, button, hemp, pop dot, circle punch

Pumpkin Chip Muffins

Can you believe that Thanksgiving is only 2 weeks away?! It seems to creep up faster and faster every year. One thing my DH and I look forward to this time of year are yummy pumpkin recipes! So I have decided to share some of our favorites with you. I posted Pumpkin Pie Squares several weeks ago. It is one we make over and over again! I have included the recipe for Pumpkin Chip Muffins in this post. More to come throughout the rest of the month.

Pumpkin Chip Muffins

4 eggs
2 cups sugar
3 cups flour
1 16 oz can pumpkin
3/4 cup vegetable oil
2 tsp baking soda
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp cinnamon
1 tsp salt
2 cups chocolate chips

In a large mixing bowl beat eggs, sugar, pumpkin and oil until smooth. Combine flour, baking soda, baking powder, cinnamon and salt; add to pumpkin mixture and mix well. Fold in chocolate chips. Fill greased or paper lined muffin tins three-fourths full.

Bake at 400 degrees for 16-20 minutes or until muffins test done. Cool in pan for 10 minutes before removing to a wire rack.

Makes about 24 standard size muffins.


Creative Corner...Recipe Binder

I have been trying to get motivated to organize my recipes for a while now. We have 3 open shelves in the kitchen where I store my recipes, magazines, cookbooks and the like. Little Bit has discovered these and loves pulling everything off, dragging them around the house and tearing some to shreds! So...that has been the motivation I needed.

I made a binder several years ago but it hasn't been kept up. I never liked the divider system I had, plus I needed more categories. I used part of the Friends & Flowers Simply Scrappin' Kit from SU. I took the colored squares, cut them in half and used these for my tabs. I had stamped the divider pages when I originally made the binder using a recipe set. I revamped them, making them work better for me. Categories I used were:
  • Appetizers
  • Beverages & Breakfast
  • Breads
  • Desserts
  • Meats & Main Dishes
  • Soups, Stews & Sauces
  • Veggies, Salads & Sides
  • Misc.
Hopefully these will cover everything!

Do you have a great system for organizing your recipes? If so, I would love to hear about it!


Menu Plan Monday

I know it's Tuesday but I didn't get any posting done yesterday. I like posting my menus because it really helps knowing what I am going to make each day. Otherwise I would be standing in front of the freezer an hour before we are supposed to eat struggling to decide what to have!

Monday ~ leftovers

Tuesday ~ cheesy chicken, corn, stuffing, rolls

Wednesday ~ tacos, chips & salsa, refried beans

Thursday ~ pork roast, glazed carrots, salad, bread

Friday ~ chicken pasta bake, salad, rolls

Visit Org Junkie for more recipes!


Yummy Meatloaf!

My DH just loves this. I made it for his birthday this week and it was great! We love having it with green beans and mashed potatoes. This is something you can make ahead and freeze. I pull it out the night before i want to serve it and let it thaw in the fridge all day.

1.5 lbs ground beef
1 egg (beaten)
1/4 cup cracker crumbs
1/4 cup chopped onion
1 tsp Worcestershire sauce
1/4 cup ketchup (plus more for topping)
1/4 cup brown sugar (plus more for topping)
bacon strips

Mix all ingredients together, except bacon, and form in pan into a loaf. Pat loaf with additional brown sugar and spread with ketchup. Lay bacon strips across top of meatloaf. Bake at 350 degrees for 50-60 minutes. Remove & let sit for a few minutes. Then place on serving plate and enjoy!

Meijer at a glance...11/09-11/15

Buy 3 General Mills cereals get a FREE gallon of milk...cereal 3/$9

Buy 3 Chex cereal get $3 off instantly at checkout...cereal 3/$8

Lean Cuisine entrees...$2.00
$1/4 coup 10/5 RP or $1/2 printable coup

Progresso soup...$1.33
$1.10 printable coup

$1.00 coup 9/21 SS

Meijer spices, vanilla extract, gravy and seasoning mixes...33% off

For more deals check out your local ad here!


Creative Corner...srap club

Here is the 1st layout from October scrap club. Fall is my favorite time of year! I had so much fun getting pics for these pages...pumpkins, pumpkins and my lil pumpkin!

Remember to check out Jamie's pages over at her blog too.


Deals of the Day...Walgreens

If you are out and about...check out the Almay deal at Walgreens this week. Almay One Coat Mascara is FREE after rebate this month and this week Almay cosmetics are B1G1 FREE. So I bought 2 mascaras at 6.99 each. One rang up free, due to the weekly deal, and the other will be FAR once I submit my receipt. Plus I had 2 $1.00 off coupons....money maker deal!I also picked up 2 packages of the Ricola cough drops that were on sale for .99 cents! I just love these!!!



Here are a few freebies to get you through the week!

Get a free sample of Nexxus Therappe Luxurious Moisturizing Shampoo and Humectress Ultimate Moisturizing Conditioner.

Walmart has a new free sample of Huggies that includes one Huggies Supreme diaper (your choice of size 1, 3, or 5).

Another great gift pack offer from SC Johnson's Right@Home website: Ziploc Home & Holidays Gift Pack. It includes Ziploc products (bags and a container) and a bunch of coupons ($8.50 worth for Ziploc, Glade, Pledge and Drano).

Menu Plan Monday

What a beautiful weekend and start to this week. It sure doesn't feel like November! That is ok with me. My DH's birthday is this week so Thursday will be his birthday dinner! He sure loves this meatloaf...look for recipe posted later in the week!

Monday ~ breakfast foods

Tuesday ~ meatball subs, salad, chips, fruit

Wednesday ~ shrimp with alfredo pasta, salad, bread

Thursday ~ meatloaf, green beans, mashed potatoes, bread.....& maybe some dessert!

Friday ~ leftovers

Visit Org Junkie for more recipes!


Meijer at a glance...11/02-11/08

Meijer gallon milk... $2.77

Aunt Millies Healthy Goodness Potato, Fat Free Multigrain and Whole Grain Bread 20 oz loaf... .99 cents

Kelloggs Nutrigrain Bars, Special K Bars or Sweet & Salty Bars... Save $1
$1/2 cpn 09-07

Hunts Tomato Sauce 8-29 oz, Tomato Paste 6-12 oz, Tomatoes Diced, Puree, Stewed, Whole or Crushed 10-29 oz... Save 20%
.40/2 cpn 09-21

Welchs 100% Grape Juice or Grape Juice Blends 64 oz btl or 100% Apple or Grape Juice Multipacks 6 pk... 2/$5
$1/1 cpn 09-21

Betty Crocker Mashed or Specialty Potatoes 4.5-7.2 oz...$1
40/1 cpn

For more deals check out your local ad here!