Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Frugal Dried Herbs

This is fresh parsley cut from our herb garden. We dry it in the dehumidifier, crush it and place it in saved container. It should last til next year at this time.

For more Tuesday happenings, go here.....
Tackle It Tuesday — A Very Late Start at Back To School

BlessedwithGrace: Tempt My Tummy Tuesday.. Pear Pie - Oh ME, Oh MY!!!

Gratituesday: Pajama Day : Heavenly Homemakers

Monday, September 28, 2009

Monday Deals and Meals.........

Give Moms a Snack Break Promotions Smucker's - Go now!!! submit an after school tip and get a free box of Uncrustable!! Limited quantities.

http://www.allyou.com/static/promo/freesamples/kotex/splash.html Free sample of Kotex and a free trial of All You magazine

Frugal Finds from your Frugal Friend Give-Aways and Reviews!: Yoplait Thick and Creamy Give Away..... enter to win a free Yogurt Gift Basket. Entering is simple!!

This weeks meals........

Monday - Spaghetti, bread, apples with caramel

Tuesday - hot dogs, mac and cheese

Wednesday - Soup night - Tastefully Simple Potato soup for DH and I and kids pick their favorite canned soup, with yogurt, fruit and butter bread

Thursday - pork roast, mashed potatoes, peas

Friday - night out

Saturday - steak and shrimp on the grill

For more Menu Monday, go here.... I’m an Organizing Junkie » Teaching the world how to enjoy life one pile of clutter at a time.

Free Pickle Tshirt

Ok... not really free but only $4.99 shipping with 4 proofs of purchase. I love this Tshirt! Go
here for the form.

Friday, September 25, 2009

Friday Freebie Friendzy.....

ELLE Extra :: Matrix - free sample of shampoo

Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs Printed 3D Postcard by Snapily 3D post card

Dove Hair Care - Free Sample - free sample

Signup Form - Gourmet popcorn sample

Free samples, offers, coupons for you & your home Right @ Home™ - Glade coupons

Sign Up for a Free Sample of Honey Nut Cheerios - free sample

Blue Box Gift Take the Special K Challenge! - free sample

Free Uncrustables....

Log onto www.uncrustables.com, on Monday 9/28, the first 80,000 people and give an after-school organizational tips will receive a coupon for a free four-pack of Uncrustables.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Yoplait Thick and Creamy Give Away....

Frugal Finds from your Frugal Friend Give-Aways and Reviews!: Yoplait Thick and Creamy Give Away..... - go here to enter... 2 lucky winners will be selected on Friday, October 2nd. Each will receive a free item coupon and the above gift basket. Good luck to all that enter!!

Free Fire Truck.....

Lowe's Build and Grow Clinics - sign up on line for a free Build and Grow Clinic. They are held at your local Lowe's store. This weeks project is a firetruck. Make sure you sign up ahead of time. My experience has been that the Lowe's employees are less than thrilled with you if you just show up. This is a great FREE activity to do with your kids!

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Thursday, September 17, 2009

Thrifty Thursday......

This bottle stops my DD from wanting to buy bottles of water at the grocery store. This bottle is Earth friendly, saves me money and is cute too!!! The little things all add up to big savings!

Did you do something Thrifty this week? Link up and share with us!!!

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Crockpot Lasagna......

I am doing a pretty good job of following my menu plan from Monday but, I decided to move my Crockpot Lasagna to Wednesday instead of Thursday so that I can participate in Crockpot Wednesday!!!

I bought these inexpensive products.......

I put a pot on the stove with 3 cans of the cheap sauce, browned hamburger and a pack of this. I added a small amount of sauce to the bottom of the crock pot, then layered noodles and sauce, with a layer of ricotta cheese mixture thrown in the middle, until I reached the top of the crock pot.

I had one noodle left over when I got to the top so I broke it up and threw it on top. I will turn the crockpot on at 11am so that it slow cooks on low for 5 hours. I will add some shredded cheese for the last 15 minutes, before serving. I will add a picture of the finished product later today.

The fininished product....


Frugal Finds from your Frugal Friend Give-Aways and Reviews!: Sam's Club Gift Card Give-Away!!! Last chance to enter to win a $25 gift card to Sam's Club and a one day pass. If I had a $25 gift card to Sam's I think I would use it all on meat.

Freebies - Official Rules - Seventeen.com - free mascara when you take Seventeen magazine into any Ulta store

Free Offer for Field & Stream - free subscription

http://www.mariespasta.com/promise.pdf - printable form to make this Marie Callender's pasta free after mail in rebate

Try the all natural cereal that goes against the grain! - printable Kashi cereal coupon

Print Your Coupon $1.60 off Granola Nut Clusters - check out my review here

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

What to do with garden carrots.......

Last week I showed you this bucket of carrots from the garden. We estimate that we had a harvest of about 25 pounds of carrots. What did we do with all of them?

We cleaned them and cut them up in small pieces, along with and zucchini, garlic, onions and green peppers we could find from the garden.

We steam this mixture..........

Then, I puree it in a food processor until it looks like this.....

I put them in small bags and freeze them. I will use these mixtures throughout the year to make jarred spaghetti sauce taste a little better. It also helps me get a few more veggies into the kids without them noticing. I have even added a mix, similar to this, into a boxed brownie mix. My family loves the added flavor and moisture!

We could probably even cook this down a little more and call it carrot soup.

To see what other people have tackled this week, go here......


Tackle It Tuesday — I think I own too much pink!

Heavenly Homemakers

Monday, September 14, 2009

Free American Girl Craft Event....

Michael's Craft Store is hosting a FREE American Girl craft event on Saturday , September 19th from 10:AM to 2:PM. What a great FREE activity to do with your favorite little girl(s).

Monday Freebies....

LD_SRE-Sample_ContactUs - free sample

SoftSheen-Carson Roots of Nature - free sample

LavAzza International Coffee Organization - Free Coffee Spoon - free spoon

Get A Free Sample - TreatPeople.com - free pet treat

http://www.johnsonville.com/docroot/johnsonville/pdf/tailgateville_form.pdf... - free tshirt with upc's

Menu Monday...

Monday.... Sheppard's pie and apples

Tuesday..... Take out pizza (at my DS's request - he wants to try cold leftover pizza to see if he can pack it for his school lunch)

Wednesday..... crock pot lasagna, salad, pears

Thursday.... baked chicken, eggplant, broccoli and cauliflower

Friday.... Quick dinner out - getting ready for yard sale

Saturday.... Adult grill night

Sunday, September 13, 2009

Weekend Update.........

Another 26 cents into the FOUND MONEY JAR. Brings the total to $2.49.

Frugal Finds from your Frugal Friend Give-Aways and Reviews! - enter to win a $25 gift card to Sam's club and a 1 day pass.

Dandy-Lyon Bites - free sample

Shine To Go - Try Now - free sample

KRAFT Bagel-fuls _ 1 off printable coupon

http://www.simpleanddelicious.com/downloads/reddi_rebate.pdf - Reddi Wip rebate form

http://links.mkt227.com/servlet/SignUpForm?f=215912 - free sample of Slim Fast 100 calorie snack

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Thrifty Thursday....

Another batch of HOT peppers for the garden. Preserved in oil. A very frugal way to stock the pantry!

This is just half of the 25 pounds of carrots we pulled from the garden. Next Tuesday, I will show you what I do with them.
Have you done something frugal lately that you want to share? Link up here....

Wednesday, September 09, 2009

Wednesday Freebies....

Contact Curél® today - free sample

Walmart.com - Playtex Sport Tampons - free sample

NESCAFÉ TASTER'S CHOICE - The Smart Choice - free sample

EnjoyTheSamples.com // Free Samples of products and services you can actually use! Formerly SampleTime. - this looks like a great sample but it does not come from the manufacturer so enter at your own risk

Print Your Coupon $1.25 off Yoplait Delights - printable coupon

Print Your Coupon a $1 coupon on Pillsbury Grands Sweet Rolls - printable coupon

There will be 5 coupon inserts in this Sunday's paper.

A Fun Date with my Favorite Little Guy....

My American Idol concert date.

Add your Wordless Wednesday here.....

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Wordless Wednesday — Heading to Grade Two

Wordless Wednesday – she’s still got it What's That Smell?


Wordless Wednesday : Product Reviews by The Experimental Mommy

Tuesday, September 08, 2009

Friday, September 04, 2009

Meat Coupon

GIANT® Food Stores printable coupon for $2 off a $5 meat purchase at Giant Food stores

Lowfat Zucchini Spice Cupcakes


1 package spice cake mix
1 1/3 c water
1/2 cup apple sauce
3 eggs
2 c shredded zucchini

In a large bowl, combine the cake mix, water, oil and eggs; beat on low speed for 30 seconds. Beat on medium for 2 minutes. Stir in zucchini. Fill paper-lined muffin tins 2/3 full.

Bake @ 350 for 18 - 22 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean. Cool for 10 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely.

Cinnamon Frosting:
1/4 c butter (soft)
1 3/4 c confectioners sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/8 tsp ground nutmeg
1/ to 2 Tbsp milk

In a small bowl, beat butter until light and fluffy. Beat in confectioners sugar, vanilla, cinnamon and nutmeg. Add enough milk to achieve spreading consistency.

Thursday, September 03, 2009

Thursday Freebies...

Exederm Ultra Sensitive Skincare - free sample

http://www.orahealth.com/images/2009_0902_RA-WagFreeCMCpn.pdf - printable coupon for free Canker Melts

http://www.bluebunny.com/Content/Rebates/2009_Labor_Day_Email_Offer.pdf - free after rebate on Blue Bunny ice cream

Spot Shot and Cloudy with a Chance of Meatballs - Free Movie Ticket Offer - free movie ticket from shot spot

Thrifty Thursday....

This is the wood pile my DH and DD got ready for the winter. To save money on oil, we burn a fire daily in our family room. This allows me to keep the heat at 62 degrees.

What have you done thrifty this week?

Wednesday, September 02, 2009

Wednesday Freebies....

STAYFREE® - Free Sample - Register Now for Your Free STAYFREE® Sample - free sample

Hormel.com - Coupons - Hormel printable coupons

http://www.hersheysbigfan.com/images/pdfs/form1.pdf print this form to get a free college tshirt from Hershey with proofs of purchase

CVS - free sample of Aveeno
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