Monday, August 04, 2014

Only a couple of days left...

But if you live in the South, with a Kroger, our stores have blueberries on for 1.50 a pint (2 for $3) that is the cheapest I have seen them this season.  They freeze so well for muffins and treats later in the year. Stock up now to save later. This is how I shop.

Sharing my Mom's Blueberry Muffin Recipe

2 cups self rising flour
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp apple pie spice
1/2 tsp ground cloves
1/2 cup oil
3 eggs
1 1/2 cup fresh or frozen blueberries
1 cup chopped nuts (optional)

Mix, flour, sugar and spices.  Add oil and eggs, If batter is too thick add water a small bit at a time to make it thin enough to pour into muffin liners Add berries and chopped nuts last, mix slightly to incorporate Bake in muffin tins at 400 degrees for 20 - 25 minutes makes about 2 dozen muffins.

Monday, July 21, 2014

July Bargains

Well it has been a crazy July, the weather in Arkansas has been amazing, we have had fires in the firepit in July this year. Cool weather, lots of rain. Crazy.
Speaking of crazy, I have hit some crazy bargains this month also. On July 4th my sweetie and I went shopping, we went to 1/2 of 1/2 Namebrand Store where we walked out with 3 large bags of clothes, for under 70.00 And that included a full suit for my sweetie, jacket, pants, and a new shirt. Name brand (Ralph Lauren jacket) I got a couple of skirts, 5 shirts, and 2 shrugs. I love bargains, but I am not always in the mood to dig for them. Finding these bargains took lots of patience going through rack after rack.
Another thing I got a great bargain on was memorial flowers. I found them for 90% markdown, so for 6.00 I have next years flowers already. YAY me!!
I love a good bargain!
Happy Bargain Hunting to you!

Sunday, March 23, 2014

Eating Cheap...

ROFL this should get some peeks.
I am going to post about some meals I prepared this week, and while I know there are people who are preparing meals more more inexpensively, I still know that I am saving money.

Thursday I went to the grocery store, where I spent 37.61
I bought a package of swiss steaks with three huge steaks for 9.78 (actually cheaper I had a 1.50 coupon on any package of meat over 8.00 and it was the only one over 8.00)
I also bought a package of boneless skinless chicken breast for which I used a rain check to get for 1.88 a pound
I bought a small package of three thin steaks I plan on pounding and making into chicken fried steaks.
Bread (loaf of French bread and loaf of sandwich bread)
two bags of salad (marked down to 1.49 each)
6 apples
a bag of small red potatoes
2 fresh pineapples
a bag of broccoli florets (marked down to .99)
I had a 2.00 off 10.00 worth of produce e-coupon.

So the steak and chicken breasts are what I want to talk about.
On Thursday after I got home, I seasoned the steaks and 3 of the the chicken breast (froze the other 2 breasts for a meal later) let them marinate all afternoon then I fired up the grill.
For dinner Thursday night we had the steaks along with a salad, boiled potatoes and French  bread
These steaks were so huge that my son and I halved one.  So that was 3 individual dinners from the steaks leaving one large steak
On Friday night we had two of the chicken breasts sliced and served over the salad. (2 individual meals) leaving the largest chicken breast
On Saturday for lunch we had the other chicken breast halved between my husband and I over a large salad (2 more individual meals)
So 4 individual meals out of 3 chicken breasts(the package of 5 was less than 6.00 and some change)
Then on Sunday we took the last steak and for lunch we had steak and eggs and toast.  So 5 individual meals from the steak.
So for a package of steaks that cost 9.78 minus the 1.50 coupon (8.28)  We had 5 nice dinners with steak That made our meat (just our meat) cost only 1.66 for each meal.  I can live with that.  Sometimes it is wiser to pay a price that is a bit higher than you would normally pay for something to have a nice meal at home, versus paying 30.00 Dollars for a steak dinner out (which is what our last date out cost)
I call this eating WELL cheaply! :-)