Thursday, December 10, 2009

Stuff....Yes, Assorted Stuff

Remember when I said I didn't remember going to the local mom & pop grocery store this past weekend because I was overcome with a flu fog?
Well I just found the proof of the trip--the receipt!  So hubby hasn't been pulling my leg about this after
For someone who doesn't even remember going, I sure bought quite a few things!  My receipt is 2 feet long. 8-)
I don't have a photo but here is what I bought....

4 x Betty Crocker Potato Pouches on sale for $.80=$3.20
I used 4 $.35/1 Qs that doubled to $.70, paying $.10 for each=$.40

4 x Herr's Potato Chips(something I don't buy much but they were 1/2 off) $1.14 a bag=$4.56
No Qs but 50% off.

6 x Snow's Clams reg. $1.69 on sale 50% off! at $.84=$5.04
I used 3 $1/2 Qs, paying $.34 for each=$2.04

4 x Progresso Mushroom Soup.  All that Progresso Soup I got free from Acme last month and not one can of Mushroom, my favorite! Humph.  Reg. price $2.19, tt was on sale 50% off at $1.09=$4.36
I used 1 $1/4 Q, paying $.84 each=$3.36

4 x Dr. Oetker's Pizza on sale for $2.99 each=$11.96
I used 4 $2/1 Qs, paying $.99 each=$3.97

2 x Trop50 OJ on sale for $2.50 each=$5.00
I used 1 $1/2 Q, paying $2.00 each=$4.00

Hubby bought a hunk of liverwurst at the Deli for hiding the dog's pills in=$3.77  He should have bought a smaller hunk but I wasn't there to

1 x Milk 1/2 gal. for $1.68(no Qs)rounds out the order.

Total Value...$66.41
Total after Sales...$39.57
Total after Coupons...$23.77
Total after Cashier rang up 1 $.70Q twice...$23.07 OOP

Not bad for the flu, huh?lol

Has anyone tried those Dr. Oetker's Pizzas yet?  We prepared a few this past weekend.  I must say they are quite small and the crust is thin, so if you like thin crust, you'll like these.  I love mushrooms but the box is offputting on the mushroom pizza variety.  It's a german company and they refer to mushrooms as FUNGHI on the box.  Yah, not very appetizing to an American consumer when you call it that.  I added carmelized onions and roasted red peppers to my 'funghi' pizza and it was edible then.

So I was still not quite back to 'full strength' on Tuesday but the family was wasting away from not having a 'proper' dinner since last week.  Though hubby does try his darnedest to fill in, in the meal making category when I'm not up to it, and I love that about him, everyone was pretty tired of eating food out of boxes, if you know what I mean.

So in the fine old tradition of 'throwing stuff together that is laying around the kitchen/freezer/pantry', I got out some frozen chicken breasts, took the 'almost too late to save them' fresh, I mean mushrooms out of the produce drawer and threw them in the crockpot.  I then found a bottle of this in the pantry that was about to go past the sell by date....

....A bottle of Kraft Honey Dijon Vinaigrette Dressing.  I poured 1/2 the bottle over the chicken and turned the crockpot up to Hi.
About an hour before I planned to serve the chicken, I poured a box of Uncle Ben's Wild Rice Mix in along with the included seasoning packet, then turned the pot down to Low.
As #2 son doesn't care for mushrooms and there wasn't enough rice in 1 box to satisfy the whole family's hunger, I cooked up a Knorr's Rice Sides bag as well.  I cooked up some fresh frozen Cauliflower I got from the Flea Market farm vendor in October and we had a very yummy meal.

I just wanted to alert ya'll that this Honey Dijon Dressing is great as a Marinade/Sauce for chicken.  I prefer it used in this was, rather than as a Salad Dressing actually.  Not bad for something that cost 8 CENTS after coupon!

Since I didn't get around to a Meal Plan Monday menu for the week, I've been playing catch up all week...usually standing in the kitchen around noon each day and trying to pull a plan together for that evening.  I am here to tell you that planning a a wee bit further ahead is much less stressful!lol

Wednesday night was fried fish, hush puppies, kraft mac&cheez dinner and corn. 
Thursday will be Taco Night and Friday night will be Turkey Sloppy Joes on Rolls and Coleslaw.
The only thing I need to buy is some cabbage for the coleslaw and some more milk as I haven't been to the grocery store since last Saturday.
The weekend meal plan?
I'll start fresh on next Monday. ;-)

I spent a total of $45.27 at Walmart(mostly on 2lbs. of a deli cheese we love that nobody else carries), Weis and the local mom&pop Grocery Store last week.
This week so far I've spent $11.26 at Target and Rite-Aid, and of that, I'll be getting $10.58 in SCRs back, so I've spent $.68 total for this week.

I think I'm all caught up now...



  1. Glad to hear you're feeling better! And that's hysterical about the grocery trip you don't remember - you did really well with sales and Qs, tho :) Good to know you can come up with good deals on total auto-pilot, isn't it!

  2. That chicken sounds amazing! When will you come cook for me? I can never just throw things together and make it turn out that good! I'll have to remember that next time I have no clue what to make!

    Glad to hear you're feeling better btw :)

  3. This sounds awesome, now I am going to have to try it. Thanks, Chatty Girl


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