Wednesday, February 10, 2010

Free Oreo Cakesters

Krafts First taste is offering to some of it's members a free box of Oreo Cakesters (up to $3.99 value). I logged in today to receive my coupon and it is being mailed. I love free cookies. :) If you are not already a member, go to to register. This is a wonderful way to be among the first to try new Kraft products and get coupons. (they are not always for a free product but they are usually a high dollar coupon.) Most recently, I have been able to try the jello mousse temptations and digiorno 200 calorie pizzas.

Monday, February 8, 2010

Menu plan Monday

Monday- chicken and cheese quesadillas, cinnamon pita chips, grapes

Tuesday- Mexican chicken skillet and salad

Wednesday- barbeque chicken from crockpot, mashed potatoes, steamed broccoli

Thursday- spaghetti and garlic bread

Friday- red bean and chicken burritos and corn

Saturday- chicken tortilla soup

We are eating from the pantry still this week, we are moving at the beginning of March and we are trying to clear out our freezer. :)

Wednesday, January 27, 2010

Waffle maker giveaway

I happen to love fresh, homemade, from scratch waffles. And so I love my waffle iron. :) I like to do waffles on batch cooking days and freeze some of them to have yummy homemade waffles anytime. Heart N Soul Cooking has a great giveaway right now for a waffle maker. Check it out:

Tuesday, January 26, 2010

I love the Mega Sale at Kroger!!!!

I got everything pictured (and a couple of things not pictured like sour cream and bananas) for $33. It is $128 worth of groceries. Lots of TP and paper towels and cereal bars and crackers and other snacks. It was a good grocery run. :)

Monday, January 25, 2010

Chicken ranch pizza recipe

pizza crust (could use homemade...this time we purchased one to get dinner prepared in a hurry)
1/4 cup of ranch dressing
3/4 cup shredded mozerella cheese
1/2 to 1 grilled chicken breast, chopped into bite sized bits (I used shredded chicken from a whole roasted chicken)
1 tomato, seeded and diced
2-3 green onions, chopped
3/4 cup shredded cheddar cheese
Preheat oven to 500 degrees (if using homemade dough) or follow directions on refridgerated dough. Once dough is rolled out, spread ranch dressing in thin layer on unbaked crust. Sprinkle with shredded mozerella. Top with the chicken, tomato, and green onion. Sprinkle with shredded cheddar. Bake for 10-12 minutes (if using the homemade dough) or follow directions on package. Allow to cool a few minutes before slicing.
This was a pretty tasty recipe and reheated well as leftovers. My husband wasn't crazy about it but I enjoyed was a nice change from a traditional tomato sauce pizza. It was popular with the little guy too.

Kroger Mega Sale

There is a mega sale going on at Kroger right now and there are a ton of coupon match ups for this sale! I love mega sales, they allow for major stockpiling opportunities.

Pictured above:

9 bags of shredded Kraft cheese

1 package of Kraft singles

2 bags of goldfish crackers

6 cans of Hunts tomato sauce

2 cans of rotel

Total: $8.85

Got back $10 in catalinas to use on my next grocery trip so basically these groceries were all free. I had coupons for all of the items except the goldfish. The cheese alone would have normally been $35 so there are great deals to be had!

This was just round one, I am definitely going again this week. :)

Menu plan Monday

Monday- Mexican chicken and rice skillet

Tuesday- chilli and cornbread

Wednesday- pinto beans and cornbread

Thursday- Taco joes (like sloppy joes but with taco seasonings :)

Friday- Red beans and rice

Saturday- something with ground hamburger that I have already cooked in the freezer....not sure what yet

I am making these meals mostly from ingredients in the pantry again this week and we are trying two new recipes so it should be a tasty week. For more great meal ideas, please check out