Monday, September 12, 2011

Mediterranean Chicken

Mediterranean Chicken

1/2 Jar of Sundried Tomatoes, rinsed and sliced  $1.25
3 Chicken Breasts, sliced thin $4.42
2 TBS Olive Oil
3 tsp Minced Garlic (I use the stuff in the jar)
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp pepper
1 tsp Italian Seasoning
2 TBS sliced Green Olives (I used approximately 5 large ones) $0.50 (estimate including all seasoning)
1/2 Cup Chicken Broth  $0.50
2 TBS White Wine Vinegar
2 tsp dried Parsley
1/2 Cup Sour Cream $0.75
1 Cup Milk
1/2 tsp Salt
1-1/2 TBS Flour
1/4 Water
1/2 Bag Wacky Mac $0.30
  1. Prepare noodles as directed on package.
  2. Heat Olive Oil in a skillet over medium-high heat.  Add Chicken and Garlic and season with salt, pepper, and Italian season. Stir in tomatoes, olives, broth, white wine vinegar, and parsley.  Reduce heat to low and continue cooking until chicken is no longer pink.  Remove chicken from sauce and stir sour cream, milk, and salt into sauce. 
  3. Whisk the flour and water in a small bowl.  Increase heat to medium and whisk in flour mixture.  Continue stirring until sauce is thickened.  Return chicken to sauce and cooked pasta.  Sprinkle with Parmesan Cheese and enjoy!
Total Cost:  $7.72 or $1.29 per serving!

My family loved this dish!  Everyone had seconds (my toddler who is the pickiest eater had four servings!)  This is a super easy and yummy dish that appears to take more work and time than it actually does.  The only thing I regret is there are rarely any leftovers.  We served ours with Parmesan herbed potatoes.  Yummy! 

    1 - small bag of potato inspirations potatoes $1.45
    1/4 Cup Olive Oil
    1-1/2 tsp Italian Seasoning
    2 tsp minced garlic  $0.50
    1/3 Cup Shaved Parmesan $0.50
    Total Cost:  $2.45 or 41 cents per serving
Total Cost of Meal:  $10.17 or $1.70 for each serving! 

Saturday, September 10, 2011

Free Jolly Time Popcorn

Head on over to Jolly Time's Facebook page and like them for a possible free product coupon.  If they receive 30,000 likes by September 19th they will be giving free product coupons on September 20th.  So head on over for some possible free popcorn.  So far they are up to $1.50 off! 

Tuna Pasta Salad

Tuna Pasta Salad

2 - small cans of Tuna drained   $1.50
1/2 bag of pasta (I use Wacky Mac Twists)  $0.25
1 large tomato chopped $1.35
1 medium onion chopped $0.60
1 to 1-1/2 cups Mayo (enough to moisten pasta) $0.50
1/2 tsp salt
1/8 tsp pepper
1 TBS dill weed
  1. Bring a large pot of salted water to a boil and prepare noodles as directed on the package.  Drain and set aside
  2. In a large bowl mix mayo, salt, pepper, and dill weed.  Add tuna, onion, and tomato and mix well.  Add noodles and coat well. 
  3. Cover and refrigerate for 2-4 hours to blend flavors and chill.
This is a great quick to prepare meal and you can add whatever your family likes or omit anything they don't.  Cucumbers, celery, cheese, broccoli, etc are all great additions to this dish.  This is a scaled down version (approximately 6 servings) and the recipe can easily be doubled to make larger batches.  ENJOY!

Total Cost:  $4.20 or approximately 70 cents per serving. 

Publix Savings 9-10-11

This week I saved 45% and did not use many coupons at all.  I am shopping week by week and using the reserves from the freezer (which is becoming might bare!).  My husband goes for a last and final test on Tuesday.  They still want us to be there by October 3rd, but I am hoping the offer to start October 17th still stands.  We are getting down to the wire here and before we know it October will be here.  I still have lots of planning and organization to do plus we still need to give our employers notice if they decide to extend the final job offer to him.  Not to mention it is a 24 hour drive from where we currently are!  It will be nice to be back to normal so I am hoping that we will have the final answer by the end of next week.  All in all I think I did well for all the items I bought and am happy to have some good fresh produce in the house :)

1 - Publix Cocoa Crisp $2.59
1 - $1/1 Publix Cereal (given to me last week by an employee)

1 – Publix Fruit Rings Cereal $2.69
1 - $1/1 Publix Cereal

1 – Flour Tortilla

1 – Kraft Easy Mac 2/$5

1 – Publix Quick Mac n Cheese $2.79
Free (buy theirs get ours promotion)

1 – Orville Popcorn Pop-up Bowl

1 – Publix Popcorn $3.59
Free (buy theirs get ours promotion)

1 – Publix 5lb Sugar

2 – Publix Fruit Snacks 3/$3

2 – Pepperidge Farm Goldfish 10/$10

1 – 6-ct Chocolate Iced Donuts

2 – Keebler multi-packs BOGO $5.99
1 - $1/2 Keebler multi-packs 8/7 RP Insert or HERE
$3.99 or $2 each

1 – Smucker’s Strawberry Preserves $3.39

1 – Publix Strawberry Preserves $2.29
Free (buy theirs get ours promotion)

1 – Boar’s Head Pepperoni

1 – Lettuce

2.35lbs Red Grapes

1 – Oscar Mayer Angus Beef Selects $5.29
1 – Free Package Oscar Mayer Selects (former Facebook promotion)

1 – Pizza Dough

½ lb Publix Hard Salami

½ lb Boar’s Head Ever Roast Chicken

1 – Red Raspberries 2/$4
1 - $1.50/1 Raspberries or Blueberries wyb 2 Kellogg’s products (found in Kellogg’s product boxes)

1.06 lbs Beefsteak Tomatoes

2 – Honey Gold Potato Inspirations BOGO $3.99
$2.89 or $1.45 each

1 – Publix Paper Plates

2.45 lbs Bananas

2 – Arnold multi-grain breads BOGO $4.29
$4.29 or $2.15 each

1 – Diet Pepsi 8-pack
1 – Mt. Dew 8- pack BOGO $3.99
$3.99 or $2 each

1 – Publix Milk $3.89
1 - $1/1 Milk (former promotion mailed to me)

1 - $5/$30 Winn-Dixie Coupon Enjoy the City Booklet

Total Spent:  $65.45
Total Saved:  $53.43

That is a 45% savings for this week.  Not bad, but I can’t wait to be able to shop normal again.  Hopefully, this will only last a few more weeks ;)

Friday, September 9, 2011


VocalPoint is a great site that offers so many great tools.  Register HERE to take advantage of their great deals, tips, and reviews.  I have received many coupons and samples from them including trash bags, juice, and swiffer products.  It is super simple to get started. 

VocalPoint has given me a heads up on an upcoming promotion involving Del Monte Fruit Naturals.  Starting next Tuesday, 9/13 if you have already registered with VocalPoint you will be eligible for a B1G1 coupon for Del Monte Fruit Naturals.  So head on over now to register so you can take advantage of this great coupon coming up!

Amazon Subscribe & Save Deals

Amazon has some great subscribe and save deals which I am loving!  Sign up for Prime Membership and get free shipping to score an even better deal (don't forget when you sign up for Amazon Mom you get prime shipping).  Also, when you subscribe and save you are able to choose the frequency, skip or add a shipment, and cancel at anytime (even right after you get the deal).  This is so convenient and I have found some great deals.  Today I found a great deal on Cascade Action Packs and Mr Clean Magic Erasers.  Below are the deals and how I got them.
  • Go to to purchase the Mr Clean Magic Eraser 8-count box for $9.00
  • Click on the $0.50 coupon below the product photo
  • Check subscribe & save to save an additional 15%
  • The final price will be $7.15 shipped to your door or only 90 cents per cleaning pad!
This is a great price for these and if you have kids you know how useful these are ;)

  • Go to to purchase the Cascade ActionPacs 60-count container for $12.97
  • Click on the $1.00/1 Cascade Coupon under the product photo
  • Select subscribe & save to save an additional 15%
  • Your final price will be e$10.02 shipped to your door!
This is a great price considering the 32 count sells at my grocery store for around $7.99!

Browse the site and see what you find there are some great deals on cereal, snacks, paper products, diapers, etc.  Happy Shopping!!!

Yankee Candle BOGO

Head on over to Yankee Candle Co and use coupon code CS411 to take advantage of buy one get one large jar or large tumblers .  These are my favorite candles and to get them at $13 each is an awesome deal!  Hurry though the coupon expires 9/11!

Saturday, September 3, 2011

47% Savings @ Publix!

I split my orders because I went next door so my son and I could get our hair cut.  This worked out perfect because I had two $5/$30 coupons I wanted to use anyway.  I saved 47% this week at Publix and below shows how I did it.

1 - Quilted Northern Toilet Paper $8.99

1 – Viva Paper Towels 8-pack $6.99
1 - $2/1 Viva Paper Towels Multi pack (All You September)

1 – Publix Cinnamon Oat Crunch Cereal $3.39
1 - $1/1 Publix Cereal (someone was handing these out today and he gave me about 50!)

1 – Publix Peanut Butter and Cocoa Cereal $2.59
1 - $1/1 Publix Cereal

2 – Honey Nut Cheerio’s BOGO $4.25
1 - $0.75/1 Honey Nut Cheerio’s (mailed to my home with sample)
$3.50 or $1.75 each

2 – Bugles BOGO $2.59
$1.59 or 80 cents each

2 – Chex Mix BOGO $2.59
$1.59 or 80 cents each

2 – All Small and Mighty BOGO $5.99
$4.99 or $2.50 each

2 – Stride Gum 3-pack 2/$5
$4 or $2 each

1 – Perdue Individually Wrapped Chicken Breast $8.29
1 - $1/1 Perdue Individually Wrapped Chicken Breast (print limit reached)
1 - $1/1 Perdue Individually Wrapped Chicken Breast Publix Coupon Yellow Adv Flier

1 – Kraft Shaved Parmesan $3.99
1 - $1/1 Kraft Shaved Parmesan (blinkie)

1 – Butter Ball Turkey Burgers $7.99
1 - $1.50/1 Butter Ball Turkey Burgers (blinkie)

2 – Nathan’s Rope Sausage 2/$6
$4 or $2 each

1 – Cole’s Garlic Bread

1 – Publix Cocoa Crisp Cereal $2.29
1 - $1/1 Publix Cereal

1 – Publix Magic Stars Cereal $2.39
1 - $1/1 Publix Cereal

1 – Publix Greek Olives

1 – 5lb Bag Baking Potatoes

1.71 lbs Navel Oranges

1.85 lbs Bananas

.81 lbs Sweet Onions

1 – Publix Hamburger Buns
99 cents

4 – Diet Pepsi 12-packs B2G2
$5.98 or $1.50 each

1 – Publix Milk

2 - $5/$30 Winn Dixie Coupon from Enjoy the City Booklet (I did this in two transactions)

Total Spent:  $77.27
Total Saved:  $67.01

That is a 47% savings this week!  Not bad considering there wasn’t much that I actually bought on sale and I am stocked up on meat for the month.