Wednesday, October 27, 2010

Harris Teeter and Lowes Foods 10/27 - 11/2

Some fabulous meat stock-ups this week!  Remember one of the keys to cutting your grocery bill is to stock-up on what you like when it's on sale!

Harris Teeter
  • EVIC Special - Bertolli Pasta Sauce @ $1.47 (limit 1 per VIC card)
  • Pepsi 12 pk products on sale B2G3 ($5.99 ea) breaks down to $2.40 ea WYB5
  • Ragu Pasta Sauce on sale B2G3 ($2.29 ea) breaks down to $0.92 ea WYB5
  • Boston Butt pork roast @ $0.99/ lb
  • 80% lean ground beef @ $1.77/ lb (limit 5 lbs per transaction)
  • Crisco Olive Oil on sale @ $3.99 ea
    • use $0.75/1 q and pay $2.49 ea
  • Martha White Muffin Mix on sale BOGO ($0.57 ea)
    • use $0.55/2 q and pay $0.04 for 2
  • Wolfgang Puck Soup on sale BOGO ($1.62 ea)
    • use $0.50/1 q and pay $0.62 ea
  • International Delights coffee creamer (16 oz) on sale @ $1.49 ea
    • use $1/2 q and pay $1.98/2 ($0.99 ea)
  • Cap'n Crunch Cereal on sale @ $2.00 ea
    • use $0.50/1 q and pay $1.00 ea
  • Bounty Cooking Paper Towel (single roll) on sale @ $1.67 ea
    • use $0.25/1 q and pay $1.17 ea
  • Angel Soft 12pk toilet paper on sale @ $5.99 ea
    • use $0.50/1 q and pay $4.99 ea breaks down to $0.43/roll
Lowes Foods
  • Perdue Chicken breast on sale BOGO/lb
  • Shady Brook Farms ground turkey on sale @ $1.79/ lb
  • 80% lean ground beef on sale @ $1.79/ lb
  • Hot or Mild Italian Sausage on sale @ $1.99/ lb
  • Easy Peel Jumbo Raw Shirmp (16/20 ct) on sale @ $7.99/ lb
  • Red Delicious apples (5 lb bag) on sale BOGO ($2.99 ea)
  • Jumbo Russett Potatoes on sale @ $0.59/ lb
  • Jumbo Sweet Onions on sale @ $0.59/ lb
  • Eggplant on sale @ $0.99/ lb
  • Mango's on sale @ $0.99 ea
  • Boars Head EverRoast Oven Chicken Breast on sale @ $6.99/ lb
  • Rhodes Dinner Rolls on sale @ $2.00 ea
    • use the $1/1 q and pay $1.00 ea
  • Egglands Best Eggs on sale @ $2.00 ea
    • use the $0.50/1 q and pay $1.00 ea
  • Kraft Cheese (shreds) on sale @ $1.88 ea
    • use the $1/2 q and pay $2.76 for 2 ($1.38 ea)

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Weekly Recipe

Lunch time.  I'm always looking for new takes on the same old stuff.  Take sandwiches for example, I'm ALWAYS trying to come up with new idea's... I mean, you can only eat so many PB&J's, right?! 

I adapted this recipe from Real Simple magazine to create my own yummy lunchtime fare.  Whether you try Real Simple's recipe, mine or your own variation... I'm sure you won't be disappointed.  (my kids even loved it)

The Clipstress' restaurant inspired lunch at home:
2 slices sourdough bread (lightly toasted)
Goat Cheese (1 tbsp or more if you like)
Deli Style Mustard (to your liking, I used 1 tbsp)
fresh spinach
meat of your choice, ham would be great but I used Dry Salami

Lightly toast bread.  On one slice of bread pile on the goat cheese, on the other slice of bread add the mustard.  Layer on the meat of your choice and top with fresh spinach.  So yummy and super easy!  This would also make a great panini too. 

If you try this, please leave a comment and share your inspiration for a "restaurant inspired lunch at home". 

Harris Teeter Super Doubles Confirmed

Harris Teeter Super Double coupons have been confirmed for 11/3 through 11/9.

Unsure what Super Doubles are?  It's when HT will double coupons with a face value of $1.00 to $1.99.  So all those $1q's are now worth $2.  $1.50 q's are now worth $3.  As always, their normal coupon policy is still in effect (HT limits the amount of coupons to 20 per VIC card per DAY and always doubles coupons with a face value of $0.99 or less).  To get their full coupon policy please click here .

Sunday, October 24, 2010

Target 10/24 - 10/31

Before I post some of the grocery deals I'll be getting this week, I just want to take a moment to share my super-awesome-deal of the year!  I was in need of a full size set of sheets for my 4 year old son.  I happened to stumble across a clearance rack of kids bedding - on this rack happened to be one full-size set of Disney Cars sheets.  Stoked, I grabbed it to see what the mark down price was... friends, you won't believe what I got a Disney Cars full-size sheet set for.... $1.81!  That's right!  For less than $2 I got a new sheet set for my 4 year old!  Thanks for letting me share- I knew that my readers would appreciate this!

Target Deals:
  • Bertolli Frozen Meals for 2 on sale @ $6.00 ea
    • use the $1.50/1q from the latest Target mailer and the $1/1q and pay $3.50 ea
  • Market Pantry cereal (select varieties) on sale @ $1.75 ea
    • use the $1/1q from the latest Target mailer and pay $0.75 ea
  • Meyers Cleaner (select varieties) on sale @  $3.49 ea
    • use the $1/1q and pay $2.49 ea
  • Cottonelle Wet Wipes on sale @ $2.24 ea
    • use the $2/1 Catalina and pay $0.24 ea
  • Fuze & Sobe drinks on sale @ $1.00 ea
  • 13 oz Chips Ahoy cookies on sale @ $1.99 ea

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Weekly Recipe

This family favorite was passed down from my Aunt.  It truly is a delicious dish that takes mere minutes to prepare.  If you don't want to cook in the crock pot you can simmer on the stove instead.  We serve this soup with crusty bread and a salad.  It's a delicious, easy meal that will definitely have you coming back for seconds!

Tortellini Soup

4 cans chicken broth
1 jar marinara sauce
1 cup grated Parmesan cheese (the green can)
½ bag fresh spinach
3-4 cloves fresh garlic (or to your liking)
fresh cracked black pepper
1 cup dry cheese tortellini

In a crock-pot combine broth, marinara sauce, Parmesan cheese, spinach, garlic and pepper. Turn crock-pot on low and simmer for approximately 3 hours (or until hot). Add the tortellini 30 minutes before you’re ready to eat. Sprinkle with additional Parmesan cheese & enjoy!


Target 10/17 - 10/23

On vacation from Target this week- no Target post, sorry.

Harris Teeter and Lowes Foods 10/20 - 10/26

Harris Teeter

  • E-VIC Special Mars fun size candy bag @ $1.77 ea (limit 1)
  • Raspberries on sale BOGO ($1.99 ea)
  • Nature Sweet Cherry Tomatoes on sale $2 ea
    • use the $0.75/1 peelie and pay $0.50 ea
  • Starbucks Coffee on sale @ $6.99 ea
    • use the $1.50/1q and pay $5.49 ea
  • Kelloggs Nutrigrain Bars on sale @ $2.49 ea
    • use the $1/2q and pay $3.98 for 2 ($1.99 ea)
  • Marie Callendars Frozen Meals on sale @ BOGO ($1.24 to $1.89)
    • use the $1/1q (All You Magazine) and pay $0.24 to $0.89 ea
  • Kleenex Facial Tissue on sale @ BOGO ($1.24 ea)
    • use the $0.50/3q and pay $2.72 for 3 ($0.91 ea)

Lowes Foods
  • Sanderson Farms whole fryer chicken on sale @ $0.59/ lb
  • Sanderson Farms drumsticks & thighs on sale @ $0.99/ lb
  • Perdue Ground Chicken on sale @ $2.50 ea
  • 4 lb bag of naval oranges on sale @ $1.97 ea
  • Better Valu Russett Potatoes (10 lb bag) on sale @ $3.97 ea
  • Jumbo Sweet Onions on sale @ $0.99/ lb
  • 1 lb bag carrots on sale @ $0.77 ea
  • Celery bunch on sale @ $1.37 ea
  • Best Life Buttery Spread on sale BOGO ($1.15 ea)
    • use the $1/1q and pay $0.15 ea
  • Pillsbury Grands Biscuits on sale @ $1.29 ea
    • use the $0.30/2 q and pay $1.98 for 2 ($0.99 ea)
  • Progresso Soups on sale @ $1.29 ea
    • use the $1/3q and pay $2.87 for 3 ($0.96 ea)
  •  Green Giant Frozen boxed veggies on sale @ $1.25 ea
    • use the $0.60/3q and pay $2.55 for 3 ($0.85 ea) *buy 8 & earn $2 in fresh rewards*
  • Oral B Toothbrushes on sale @ $2.00 ea
    • use the $0.75/1q and pay $0.50 ea
  •  Boars Head Meat & Cheese Combo- buy 1/2 lb or more of EverRoast Chicken breast AND 1/2 or more of muenster cheese and pay $5.99/ lb

Thursday, October 14, 2010

Weekly Recipe

With the holidays approaching, I thought it would be nice to share a breakfast dish that can feed a crowd.  This recipe can be made the night before.  Not only is it filling but it's good.  Enjoy!

Breakfast Casserole

24oz  frozen potatoes (I like potatoes O'Brien)
1 tube breakfast sausage
2 tbsp butter/margarine
1 onion,chopped
2 tsp season salt
1 cup cheddar cheese (reserve ¼ cup to sprinkle on top)
12 eggs lightly beaten
pepper to taste

Thaw potatoes. Melt butter in a skillet.  Stir in potatoes, onion and spices- cook until browned.

In another skillet brown sausage & drain fat.

Grease oblong baking dish.  Place potato/onion mixture in bottom of dish then add cooked sausage (crumbled).  Sprinkle 3/4 cup of cheese then add eggs.  Sprinkle last ¼ cup of cheese on top.

Bake at 350 for 30 minutes uncovered

Harris Teeter and Lowes Foods 10/13 - 10/19

Harris Teeter
Coupon Peelie/Hang-Tag Alert: Ocean Spray Cranberry Juice (select varieties) have a $1 peelie good towards Craisins or fresh cranberries/ Ocean Spray Cranergy Juice has a $1hang-tag for immediate use/Kashi Cereal (select varieties) have a save $3 peelie on fresh produce when you purchase 3 Kashi products  

  • EVIC Special - HT Pork Tenderloin on sale @ $3.99 ea
  • HT gallon milk on sale @ $2.67 ea
  • Eggo 24 count waffles on sale @ $3.99 ea
  • EZ Peel Shrimp (31-40 ct) on sale @ $4.99/ lb
  • Swanson broth cans on sale @ 5/$3
    • use $0.50/5q and pay $2.00 for 5 cans ($0.40 ea)
  •  Marzetti Caramel Apple dip on sale @ $2.99 ea
    • use $0.75/1q (All You Magazine) and pay $1.49 ea
  •  Pink Together Deal- spend $20 (pre coupon) on select GM products and receive $20 in OYNO Catalina's 
      • (3) Total Cereal @ 3/$6- use (3) $0.75/1q = 3/$1.50 OOP
      • (2) Betty Crocker muffin mix @ 2/$4 - use (2) $0.50/1q = 2/$2.00 OOP
      • (2) Yoplait Splitz Yogurt @ 2/$4 - use (2) $0.50/1q = $2.00 OOP
      • (3) Apple Cinnamon Cheerios @ 3/$7.50 - use (3) $0.75/1q = $3.00 OOP
      • also throwing in (2) $1 OYNO Catalina's I have making my OOP $6.50, plus I'll receive $20 in OYNO Cats making this a $13.50 MM$$
Lowes Foods
  • Apples (several varieties) on sale @ $0.89/ lb
  • Boston Butt Pork Roast on sale @ $0.99/ lb
  • Shady Brook Farms turkey breast cutlets on sale BOGO ($2.50/ lb)
  • Sanderson Farms boneless chicken breast on sale @ $1.99/ lb (great stock-up price)
  • Pepperidge Farm Goldfish crackers on sale @ BOGO ($1.10 ea)
    • use the $0.55/1q found in select pkgs of Goldfish and get them for free
  • Heinz Ketchup (32 oz) on sale BOGO ($1.49 ea)
    • use $0.75/1q and get it for free
  • Beech-Nut stage 2 baby food jars on sale $.50 ea
    • use the $2.00/12q and get 12 for $4.00 ($0.30 ea)
  • Fruitables juice box drinks on sale @ $1.99 ea
    • use $1/1q and pay $0.99 ea
  •  New England coffee on sale BOGO ($3.50 ea)

    Monday, October 11, 2010

    Target 10/10 - 10/16

    Market Pantry week at Target.  If you've never tried the Target brand (Market Pantry/ Archer Farms) but have always wanted to then this is the week to do it.  Some of the Target brand deals to take advantage of are:
    • 1 gallon milk @ $2.69 ea
    • 1 dz large Grade A eggs @ $0.99 ea
    • Elbow macaroni @ $0.80 ea
    • Apple Juice (64 oz) @ $1.75 ea
    Some of the other grocery deals to check out this week:
    • Hormel Always Tender pork tenderloin on sale @ $5.00 ea
      • use the $1/1q and pay $4.00 ea
    • Dannon Yogurt (Activia or Danimals) on sale @ $1.89 ea
      • use the $1/1q stacked with Target's $1/1q and get it for free
    • General Mills Cereal- Halloween editions (Franken Berry, Boo Berry and count Chocula) on sale @ $2.50 ea
      • no coupon for these but they always make a fun addition to Halloween time
    • Colgate Total Toothpaste on sale @ $2.00 ea
      • use $0.75/1q from All You stacked with Target's $1/1q and pay $0.25ea
    • Purina Dog Chow (44.1 lb bag) on sale @ $18.99 ea
      • use the $1.50/1 (15.5 lb bag or larger)q stacked with Target's $2/1q and pay $15.49 ea

    Wednesday, October 6, 2010

    Harris Teeter and Lowes Foods 10/6 - 10/12

    Harris Teeter
    Holy wow!  There are so many great deals this week, I don't even know what to post!  Here are some of the awesome Catalina's (and 1 instant savings) happening at HT for the next few weeks...
    • Buy 1 jar of Barilla sauce AND 1 box of Barilla pasta between 10/4-10/31 and save $1 instantly
    • Buy Betty Crocker Fruit Snacks between 10/4-10/31 
      • (3) = $1.00, (4) = $2.00, (5+) =$3.00 ONYO Catalina
      • Fruit Shapes, Fruit by the Foot, Fruit Gushers, Fruit Roll-Ups or Fruit Stickerz
    • Buy Nature Valley Granola Bars between 10/4-10/31
      • (3) = $1.50, (4) = $2.50, (5+) = $3.50 OYNO Catalina
      • this same deal is happening at Target from 10/4-10/31 as well
    • Buy Betty Crocker Ready to Spread Frosting Tubs between 10/4-10/31
      • (2) = $1.00, (3) =  $2.00, (4+) = $3.00 OYNO Catalina
    • This week HT has a "buy 5 for $8 deal".  All 5 items must be purchased in one transaction and there is a limit of 1 offer per transaction (not EVIC).  The items included are: 8-10oz Nabisco Wheat Thins/Triscuits, 16oz Planters Peanuts, 10.5-11.5oz Maxwell coffee (bag), 10pk Carpi Sun juice drinks, 22oz KRAFT squeeze mayo (Miracle Whip included), 8qt Crystal Light Drink Mix, 12oz Velveeta shells & cheese, 14oz KRAFT Deluxe mac & cheese and 16oz KRAFT dressings.  If less than 5 items are purchased, individual items will ring up at $2.00 each.
      • EVIC Special 1 dozen Grade A Large HT eggs @ $0.77 (limit 1 per VIC customer)
      • 12 pk Pepsi products on sale @ $2.50 ea
      • Wild caught sockeye salmon fillets on sale @ $7.99/lb
      • Smart Balance Milk on sale @ $2.50ea
        • use the $2/1q making it $0.50 ea
      •  Swanson Broth (carton) on sale @ $1.50ea
        • use the $0.50/2q and pay $2/2 ($1.00 ea)
      • Cheerios (yellow box) is BOGO ($1.49ea)
        • use the $1/1 peelie and pay $0.49 ea
      •  Golden Grahams & Lucky Charms Cereal is BOGO ($1.39ea)
        • use the $1/2q and pay $1.78/2 ($0.89 ea)
      •  Pepperidge Farm Cookies are BOGO ($1.69ea)
        • use the $0.75/1q and pay $0.19 ea
      •  Welches Grape Juice on sale @ $3.50ea
        • use the $1/1q and pay $2.50 ea
      •  Country Crock mashed potatoes on sale @ $2.99ea
        • use the $1/1q and pay $1.99 ea
      • Mrs. T Pierogies on sale @ $2.00ea
        • use the $1/1q and pay $1.00 ea
      • Caribou Coffee on sale @ $6.99ea
        • use the $1/1q and pay $5.99 ea 

      Lowes Foods
      • Bone-in pork chops on sale @ $1.99/lb
      • Boneless rib-eye steaks on sale @ $6.99/lb
      • Mushrooms are on sale BOGO ($1.24 ea)
      • Carrots are on sale BOGO ($0.99 ea)
      • Broccoli in a bunch is on sale BOGO ($1.24 ea)
      • ALL laundry detergent is on sale @ $2.99 ea
        • use the $1/1q and pay $1.99 ea
      •  Reynold Wrap foil is on sale @ $2.99 ea
        • use the $0.75/1q and pay $1.49 ea
      • Scott Paper Towels (6 roll pk) on sale @ $4.99 ea
        • use the $1/1q from All You Magazine and pay $3.99 ea
      • Kleenex Bundle Pack (3) on sale @ $3.99 ea
        • use the $0.50/1q and pay $2.99 ea ($0.99 per pack)
      •  Seattle's Best Coffee is on sale @ $6.49 ea
        • use the $1/1q and pay $5.49 ea
      • Heinz Ketchup (20oz) is on sale @ $1.79 ea
        • use the $0.75/1q and pay $0.29
      • Swanson broth (cans) is on sale @ $0.79 ea
        • use the $0.50/5q and pay $2.95 for 5 ($0.59 ea)
      •  Krunchers Potato Chips on sale @ $2.50 ea
        • use the $0.75/1q and pay $1.00 ea
      • Duncan Hines Decadent Dessert cake mix on sale @ $2.50 ea
        • use the Lowes Foods $1/1q (found in this weeks ad) and the $0.75/1q getting it for free
      •  Betty Crocker Cookies on sale @ $2.00 ea
        • use the Lowes Foods $2/4q (found in this weeks ad) and (4) of the $0.40/1q's and pay $2.80/4 ($0.70 ea)

      Monday, October 4, 2010

      Weekly Recipe

      Oven Fried Chicken
      (great recipe to use those $0.99/lb chicken thighs!)

      3 lbs. chicken thighs
      1/4 cup shortening
      1/4 cup butter (or margarine)
      1/2 all purpose flour
      1 tsp. season salt
      1 tsp. paprika
      black pepper to taste
      cayenne pepper (we like to add just a dash to spice it up a bit)

      Heat oven to 425 degrees.  Wash chicken & pat dry.  In oven, melt shortening and butter in your baking dish.  In separate bowl mix flour, season salt, paprika, pepper (and cayenne).  Thoroughly coat chicken thighs in the flour mixture.  Once shortening/butter is melted, remove dish from oven and place the coated chicken thighs skin side down in shortening/butter mixture.  Cook uncovered 30 minutes.  Turn chicken and cook for 20 minutes (until thickest pieces are fork tender).

      Chicken & Noodles

      list #1-
      6 chicken thighs
      2 carrots, cleaned and chopped
      2 stalks celery, cleaned and chopped
      1 white onion, chopped
      6 cups water (enough to cover the chicken & veggies)
      2 tbsp season salt
      1 tbsp oregano (dried)
      1 tbsp basil (dried)
      1 tbsp sage (dried)
      list #2-
      2 carrots, cleaned and chopped
      2 stalks celery, cleaned and chopped
      1 white onion, chopped
      1 pkg egg noodles (I prefer No Yolks)
      remaining broth
      cooked chicken

      In a large pot add all ingredients from list #1 and bring to a boil.  Once boiling reduce heat and simmer 2-3 hours (until chicken is tender and falling off the bone).  Once done, allow to cool (you want it cool enough to handle) about 30 minutes.  Strain liquid and reserve (this is your broth).  Remove the chicken meat from the bone (it will just fall off) and discard all bones, celery, onions and carrots.

      In same pot add cooked chicken, fresh celery, fresh carrots and fresh onion.  Add the broth you just made.  Bring pot to a boil.  Allow to boil for approximately 45 minutes (until veggies are fork tender).  When veggies are cooked to your liking, add the noodles and cook for another 5-6 minutes.  DO NOT OVERCOOK the noodles or they will become mush.  Ladle into bowls and enjoy!  (the chicken & noodles will be VERY hot and the noodles will continue to cook so this is why I don't continue cooking the noodles for the entire 12 minutes that the package calls for).

      Target 10/3 - 10/9

      I'm not overly impressed by Target's deals this week but there is one item that is a great buy.  One of their "weekly wow" deals is on Rubbermaid Lock-It's 20 piece food storage system, on sale for $12.  There was a coupon in Sunday's paper for $1 off Rubbermaid products.  So you can use this coupon and get the 20 piece set for $11. 

      **update 10/7**
      I will be the first to admit if I goofed- well folks, I goofed!  Target's ad was not very promising this week, I went into the store last night and they have grocery deals galore.  Waaaay too many to list.  They have so many specials going on where they are giving you a $5 Target gift card.  So please accept my apologies and go check it out!