Friday, November 21, 2008

Frugal Feasts -Homemade Cinnamon Rolls

Homemade Cinnamon Rolls

I got this recipe from Hillbilly Housewife using her make at home biscuit mix

These are so good and there is so much more that you can do with this biscuit mix.

Making this biscuit mix is so easy and cost a fraction of what it would cost to by the ready to serve stuff! It is versatile and you can use it where ever you would use the store bought mix.

I made a powdered sugar and milk glaze to go over them and they were just delicious right out of the oven with a big glass of milk!

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Target Fabulous Finds 11/18/2008

I went to Target to get a couple of items they had on sale this week and hit the jackpot on potatoes. Being one of the items I was going in for..I didn't really expect this surprise. Green Giant potatoes were $1.99 for a 10 pound bag....THEN they had a coupon attached for an extra $1 off if you bought Pillsbury crescent rolls.

We all know if you coupon, then you have crescent roll coupons! They were $1.74 and I used 4-.025 Q's making them $1.50 with the .99 cent 10 pound bag of potatoes!! What a deal. I am going back for more!!!!

Friday, November 14, 2008

Kroger Finds 11/15/2008

$5.48...yes that is right...$5.48

With the $5 off of 10 item deal and Q's Kroger paid me .50 each for the Scoth-Brite scrubbies. Which meant I had to have $5 worth of "stuff" to cover the overage hence the two packages of cheese.

The Carnation milk was free with the $5 off 10 item deal and Q's. The brown sugar was on sale and I had a mfg. Q that was doubled at $1.00 x two.

The Muir Glen tomatoes were .47 after the $1.00 Q. Add tax...and you get a GREAT DEAL!

The sugar and milk will come in handy for this time of year!

Tell me about your deals this week!

Walgreen Follies 11/14/2008

I went back to Walgreen's today to use the $5/$20 Q they had for today and tomorrow. I build "money" on a gift card by getting the "Free After Rebate" items with these Q's. Here is what I did this time.

L'oreal Age Pro-calcium Moisturizer 14.99
Coffee Mate Creamer 2.49
Coffee Mate Creamer 2.49
2 Reese's Cups for Fillers* 1.00

Total before Q's 20.97

Q's used
WAGS $5/$20 -$5.00
Loreal Moist. -$1.00
Coffee Mate Q -$1.00 printable
Wags Coffee Mate Q BOGO -$2.49

Total OOP 12.65
I actually paid for this on my WAGS gift card that I have been building by using these $/$ Q's and combining them with FAR(Free after rebate) deals. I will actually get either 14.99 back or 19.99 depending on what WAGS gives. The price for the Loreal was originally 19.99, but on sale for 14.99. Either way I MADE money on this deal.

Thursday, November 13, 2008

Chicken Fajita Meal Part 1 & 2

I made this meal last night..well the family helped, it was my birthday meal. I know you are thinking, "You made your OWN birthday meal?" Actually I love to cook and am in my element when in the kitchen, so I really didn't mind!

Back to the topic at hand...This meal, including the chicken, veggies, tortillas, rice, black beans, homemade salsa and the tortilla chips cost about $11. Normally I wouldn't spend this much on ONE meal. But this made so much food that I was able to put all of the left overs; which included the left over fajita meat and veggies, rice and extra chicken into the crock pot with a can of tomato juice, crushed tomatoes, can of black beans, cumin and garlic powder and make taco soup for tonight. I am also making mexican corn bread with creamed corn in it to server along with the soup. So, for two meals....not too bad if I must say so myself! Oh...and my husband took a plate of fajita meat, rice and black beans with him to work for lunch!

Wednesday, November 12, 2008

CVS Find 11/12/2008

It is good to be back shopping at CVS again! I didn't realize how much I missed it!!
Because I have been out of the loop for so long..I had to "start over" building my ECB's. So I started small and will build as time goes on.

1st Transaction: Crest Pro-Health $3.49
MQ - .75
Palmolive $1.49
Total OOP: $4.69

ECB's Recieved: $3.49 and $1.00

2nd Transaction: Crest Pro-Health $3.49
MQ - .75
Palmolive $1.49
6- Hershey bars .50 each
(3) BOGO Free Hershey Q
ECB's Used - $3.49
- $1.00
- .50

Total OOP $1.02

ECB's Received from 2nd transaction $3.49 and $1.00

Kroger Finds

All of this for $27.13
Used the $5 off 10 item deal. Total before Q's and store sales $50.13

I saved 46%

Leave me a comment and let me know how much you saved this week!

Walgreen Follies 11/12/2008

I did really well at WAGS today:

8 pkg WAGS batteries-.99 each 4 pack of AA and AAA OOP $8 for all
3 jars of Jif Peanut Butter 3/$5 used (3) MQ's .35 OOP $1.32 each
4 can of Progresso soup 4/$5 used (1) $1.10 off of one and (1) $1/3 OOP $.73 each
4 can of BC frosting. Sale .99 each used (3) MQ for .50 and (1) for .55 OOP .48 each
2 French Vanilla Coffee Mate 2.49 each (BOGO) used $1.50 MQ OOP $1.00 or .50 each
1-5 lb. Domino Sugar 1.99 sale used .50 MQ OOP $1.50

Total OOP $20.82 used WAGS Gift Card

Monday, November 10, 2008

Back to Frugality...Well I really never left and Recycling

I am finally back to blogging about my frugality. We just made a move and the two weeks before and the two weeks following were very eventful and busy for me.

We have moved from Alabama to Tennessee and the mountains and trees here are just beautiful this time of year! I have been doing light shopping and some "couponing" but no serious grocery shopping until the other day. While I didn't take a picture I can tell you that I am absolutely loving Kroger! They have the greatest deals!

Our family has also started recycling. For now we are keeping it simple as to not overwhelm ourselves with EVERYTHING that can be recycled. For now we are concentrating on paper, glass, metal lids, plastic jugs (milk, soda, etc). Hopefully we will expand our recycling when we get used to this. It is good to be back in the blog world! Have a great day!