Breaded Tilapia Sticks

I am always looking for new recipe ideas for fixing tilapia. We always have it in the freezer from sales at Meijer. I rarely pay more than $3.99 a bag. It was just recently on sale for $2.99! I had it on the menu for last night so I decided to try and make fish sticks with it. They turned out great!

3/4 cup flour
salt and pepper to taste
1 cup milk
1 egg
1 cup italian bread crumbs
4 tilapia fillets...cut into equal size strips

Preheat oven to 425 degrees. In a medium bowl, mix flour, salt, pepper, milk and egg. Place bread crumbs in pie plate. Coat fish with egg mixture, then bread crumbs. Place on a large baking sheet {I coated with cooking spray to prevent sticking}. Cook for about 12 minutes, turning sticks over halfway through cooking time.


Creative Corner...Crocheted Flower

I always enjoy visiting Kristina Werner's blog because she comes up with such cute cards! Here is my take on one of her recent Make a Card Mondays. I wanted to incorporate the little crocheted flower that I made recently. I was inspired to give it a try from this tutorial. I added a rhinestone brad to the center for a little bling!


Menu Plan Monday

Monday ~ chicken caesar burgers, tots, cherry tomatoes

Tuesday ~ tilapia, green beans, baked potatoes

Wednesday ~ eggplant zucchini bolognese, salad, bread

Thursday ~ leftovers...

Friday ~ crock pot chicken & dumplings, mashed potatoes, corn

Visit Org Junkie for more recipes!


Meijer at a glance... 8/23 - 8/29

Here are just a few of the deals at Meijer this week. Be sure to check out the Meijer Mealbox for extra savings on various items. Also, for more deals check out your local ad here!

Aunt Millie’s Healthy Goodness Multigrain or Potato Bread
... $1.29
$.35 in the 5/10 RP

Healthy Choice Naturals, Meals or Steamers... $1.89
$1/2 in the September All You
$1/2 Printable here

Meijer Ice Cream or Novelties... $2.50
$.50 via Meijer Mealbox

Fiber One or Nature Valley Granola Bars... $2.33
$.40 Printable here

Bisquick Baking Mix... $1.99
$.60 Printable here

General Mills Cereals {select varieties}... $1.99
$1/2 Printable here
$1/2 in the August All You

Ziploc Bags or Containers... $2
$.40 in the 7/26 SS
$.55 in the 7/26 SS
$1/2 in the 8/9 SS
$1.50/2 in the 8/9 SS
$.55 Printable here
PLUS $1/2 via Meijer Mealbox

Between 8/23 – 9/2...Buy any 8 Box Tops For Education products and receive a Catalina worth 50 Box Tops; Buy any 12 and receive a Catalina worth 100 Bonus Box Tops. Find a list of Box Top products here.

{...fun with coupons!}

This morning I was looking at some ads and going through my coupons, looking to see what match ups I could do this week...and cleaning out expired ones. I had the expired ones in a pile off to the side. Little Bit comes up and wants on my lap. She starts messing with my piles of coupons so I say here want to play with these...the expired ones. She just sits there looking at each coupon, reading numbers and letters from them. All of a sudden she says, {mommy this fun!} I said what is honey....she said {playing coupons}. How cute is that?!


Cheesy Sun-dried Tomato Corn Muffins

Since we have had an over abundance of tomatoes lately from our garden, I decided to try and dry some. I found a how to for making your own sun-dried tomatoes in the microwave. So I gave it a try...didn't turn out too bad.

Then I had sun-dried tomatoes to find something to do with! That's when I thought of using them in corn bread muffins. They were pretty yummo!

1 package jiffy corn bread mix
1 egg
1/3 cup milk
1/3 cup chopped sun-dried tomatoes
1/3 cup shredded cheddar cheese

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Mix all ingredients together and pour into greased muffin tins about 3/4 full. The batter should be enough for 6 muffins. Bake for about 15 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean.


Kmart double coupons...

If you have a Kmart near you, check to see if they are doubling coupons this week. Coupons up to $2 can be doubled!!! You have through Saturday to get in there and score some awesome deals!!! Check out the rules and some coupon match ups here.

This is what I came away with so far this week. I got everything pictured for about $3.50! I am really loving the Pomegranate & Mango Softsoap scent. The 4 of those were totally free with coupons I printed a few weeks back. I am always keeping my eyes peeled for high value coupons that would pair well with a Kmart doubles week. They have been creeping up quite frequently lately!

Creative Corner...Oh baby!

I created this card with a retired Stampin Up baby girl scrapbooking kit. It was for a challenge over at 2Peas. That little bird is actually a reverse image of a stamp. The stamp went the other direction but I wanted the bird facing like it is on the card. So I stamped the image on the back of the paper and cut it out, drew an eye, some legs and cut a wing from some coordinating paper.


Creative Corner...SPCC #11

It's time for another Scrapmaster's Paradise Color Combos challenge. This week the colors are green galore, soft suede and whisper white. I am up for creating anything with brown!!! I found the little owl stamp in the dollar bin at Michaels...too cute to pass up! I stamped him in brown, cut it out and used some buttons for the eyes. Then I placed it on the card with pop dots for added dimension.

Paper ~
white, brown, k&company dp
Stamps ~ michaels $ stamp, inkadinkado all occasions
Ink ~ colorbox creamy brown chalk ink
Accessories ~
buttons, pop dots


Menu Plan Monday

Monday ~ pot pies, corn on the cob, fruit

Tuesday ~ meatball stew, cheesy sun-dried tomato corn bread muffins, fruit

Wednesday ~ hamburgers, tots, pickles, cherry tomatoes

Thursday ~ leftovers...

Friday ~ pasta, zucchini fries, bread

Visit Org Junkie for more recipes!

Meijer at a glance... 8/16 - 8/22

Here are just a few of the deals at Meijer this week. Be sure to check out the Meijer Mealbox for extra savings on various items. Also, for more deals check out your local ad here!

Meijer Gallon Milk... $1.98

Meijer Shredded Cheese 5-8 oz.... $1.25

Daisy Cottage Cheese 16 oz.... $2
$1 from the 7/19 SS

Tony’s Crisp Crust Pizza... .98 cents
$1/2 printable

Ken’s Dressing... $1.67
$1 from the 8/2 SS AND $1/2 via Meijer Mealbox

Quaker True Delights... $2.49
$1 printable

Dr. Pepper 12 Packs... 3/$9
$1 via Meijer Mealbox

Lysol Disinfecting Wipes... $1.50
$1/2 from the 8/9 SS AND $1/4 via Meijer Mealbox

Angel Soft Bath Tissue 9 mega rolls, 12 double rolls, 24 regular rolls... $5.99
$0.50 from the 6/21 RP AND $1 via Meijer Mealbox


Creative Corner...SPCC #10

I created this card for the Scrapmaster's Paradise Color Combos challenge. This weeks challenge was to use pumpkin pie, pale plum and crushed curry. These are colors that I don't usually put together so it was great to be challenged outside my norm. I took inspiration on the layout from Kristina Werner's Finally Friday post on 2Peas.

Paper ~
white, pumpkin, pale plum, su dp
Stamps ~ unity's happiness
Ink ~ black
Accessories ~
fiskars border, prima flower, flower brad, su curry ribbon, corner rounder


Have you gotten your free chocolate yet?! Every Friday through September 25th Mars is giving away a coupon for free chocolate {M&Ms, Milky Way, Snickers, 3 Musketeers, Twix or Dove} to the first 250,000 people who register each Friday. Just go to http://realchocolate.com/ and fill out the registration form.

Get a free Nestle Back-to-School Calender filled with coupons

Sign up for Eat Better American and get a free sample of Nature Valley snacks

Here is a code for 1 point on Pampers Gifts to Grow: FREECODEEXP0823


Menu Plan Monday

Monday ~ meatloaf, green beans, mashed potatoes, bread

Tuesday ~ pasta, salad, bread

Wednesday ~ pork/veggie kabobs, baked potatoes, bread

Thursday ~ leftovers...

Friday ~ pot pies, corn on the cob, fruit

Visit Org Junkie for more recipes!


Meijer at a glance... 8/09 - 8/15

Here are just a few of the deals at Meijer this week. Be sure to check out the Meijer Mealbox for extra savings on various items. Also, for more deals check out your local ad here!

John Morrell Off the Bone Lunchmeat... $2.00
B1G1 FREE Printable here

Kellogg’s Cereal (assorted varieties)... $1.88
$1.50/2 Mini Wheats Printable here
FREE Rice Krispies via Vocalpoint Mailer

Betty Crocker Fruit Snacks... $1.50
$.40 Printable here
$.40 in the 8/9 SS

Kraft Singles... $1.79
$1/2 in the 8/9 RP

Wish Bone Salad Dressing... $1.50
$.75 in the 6/28 RP

Nestle Coffee-Mate Creamer... $2.50
$1/2 in the 6/28 RP
$1.50/2 Printable here
PLUS $1/3 via Meijer Mealbox



...Archiver's has some fun deals and freebies available this weekend. The first 50 people to arrive in-store on August 7, 8, and 9, 2009 will received a free Deja Views paper pack. You can also complete some make n takes while you are there. Complete an 8x8 photo page and card completely free! Check out the details here. If you plan on purchasing anything make sure you print these coupons to help you save!

...Request your free copy of Passport to Your Health--a new, compact health record-keeping tool containing blood pressure and cholesterol screening ranges, personal record-keeping grids, a preventative health screening schedule.

...Go here to request your free Scope Outlast kit from Walmart. It includes Scope Outlast Rinse, Crest plus Scope Outlast Paste, and an Oral-B Floss Pick with Scope Outlast.


Creative Corner...Scrap Club

Here is my first layout of scrap club pages for July. This month we used the title "stars". I highlighted some pictures from our 4th of July family get together. I love how the top note die makes a great frame for the pictures!

To check out Jamie's samples or for more info on scrap club stop by Jamie's blog.


Menu Plan Monday

Monday ~ crock pot chicken fajitas, refried beans, chips & salsa

Tuesday ~ creamy mushroom & chicken soup, salad, bread

Wednesday ~ parmesan-herb almond crusted tilapia, green beans, baked potatoes

Thursday ~ turkey & cheese grilled sandwiches, chips, pickles, cherry tomatoes

Friday ~ leftovers...

Visit Org Junkie for more recipes!

Meijer at a glance... 8/02 - 8/08

Here are just a few of the deals at Meijer this week. Be sure to check out the Meijer Mealbox for extra savings on various items. Also, for more deals check out your local ad here!

Barilla Pasta... $.89
$1/4 Meijer Mealbox

Coca Cola 2 Liter Bottles... 5/$5

Frito Lays Potato Chips... B1G1 FREE

Mott's Apple Sauce or Juice... $1.67
$1/2 Meijer Mealbox

Meijer Grade A Large Eggs dozen... $.88

Meijer Milk gallon... $1.98

Sunbeam Twin Pack Giant White Bread $1.99

Stouffers Lean Cuisine Select Varieties... 50% off
$1/4 coupon from the 5/03 SS

McCormick Spices... 33% off
.75 coupon from the 5/10 RP
$1/2 Meijer Mealbox

Shedds Country Crock Spread 30-45oz tub All Varieties... 2/$4
.25 coupon from the 5/17 RP
$1/2 Meijer Mealbox

Hunts Ketchup 24 oz bottle... 5/$5
.20 coupon from the 6/21 SS

Kelloggs Cereal select varieties... $1.99
$1/2 coupon from the 8-02 KB
$1.50/2 printable


Mushroom Turkey Burgers

...tried these and they were yummo!

3 Tbsp Italian bread crumbs
1 cup chopped mushrooms
1 small onion, finely chopped
2 cloves garlic, pressed or finely chopped
1 pound lean ground turkey breast
1 large egg, lightly beaten
1 Tbsp Worcestershire sauce
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper

Combine all ingredients in a large bowl, mixing together well with hands. Form into 5-6 patties. Spray pan with cooking spray and cook over medium heat until no longer pink in the center...about 5-7 minutes per side.

Creative Corner...peonies

Remember the peonies from my garden I posted about here....well I decided to do a scrapbook page with one of the pics. I was participating in a Basic Grey challenge over on the Two Peas site.

I used some dp from the Offbeat line by BG. The alpha letters are super cool...brown felt from American Crafts! I finished off the page with some faux stitching around the edge of the page and some Stampin' Up buttons.

This page will find a home in my new album for random layouts!