Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Cloth Diapering

A few years ago I didn't think I would ever consider the idea of using cloth diapers, but I came around. Honestly it was the thought of possibly toilet training early that gave me the motivation to use cloth. From what I've read it's not uncommon for cloth diapered kiddos to train early. It's been a couple of months of using them and it's going great and not at all as bad as I once thought. It's much easier and doesn't take too much longer for diaper changes, I just change him more often.

Here are my 2 cents on cloth diapering:

  • Since I have been able to find some great deals on disposable diapers and we often go, go, go on the weekends I made the decision to only use cloth during the week and use disposables during the weekends and at night. I love our little system. It gives me a little laundry break and it's nice not to have to worry about bringing a wet bag everywhere we go. Remember you don't have to do it all the time.
  • One thing is for sure is cloth diapering takes some research and let me tell you there is a lot of information out there on cloth diapers.
  • At first glance we considered going with the basic prefold diapers. 2 features of prefold diapers drew me in 1. They were the cheapest option and 2. They dried the fastest. After reading a ton about these types of diapers I decided this wasn't the best fit for our little guy, even though it was the cheapest. He's very hard to change and never stops of moving. The thought of trying to use a snappy to close the diaper, and add a diaper cover was a little frightening.
  • I looked into All-in-one diapers but someday soon we'll be living in a land without dryers and I wanted something that didn't take a week in the winter to air dry. These are the most expensive and the most convenient, but not for us.
  • We went with a fitted diaper I actually found them at a garage sale. I had planned on making my own but I found a huge stack for $50 with about 10 covers of various sizes. AWESOME deal. The diapers we have can be used from birth to potty training and snap together very easily. I did purchase a few Velcro diaper covers because I felt they would be easier to use. I'm very happy with it.
The question your all wondering is, "Is it worth it?" This is a question you need to ask yourself. For us the thought of potty training early due to the awareness of what is going on under the diaper is worth the price. If my son trains at 30 months rather than 36 months that is 6 months of diapers I don't have to buy, $120 for 6 months of diapers, not counting the money we are saving using cloth diapers now. Since I found them at a garage sale they were much cheaper than if I had purchased them for full price. Plus we can use them for future kiddos without the extra expense of having purchase them again. I really haven't' seen a huge increase in our bills due to the extra laundry, it may be up a couple of dollars.

I'm not miserable using them, which a couple of years ago I thought I would be. It's working for our family. If you're wondering if you want to make the switch I'd highly recommend ordering a few and see how it goes a couple days a week, this way if you hate it you're not out a ton of money. There are various websites that do sell used diapers. (I used to think this was disgusting but then I researched how diapers were washed and sanitized and was okay with it.)

I also made my husband install a DIY diaper sprayer (he spent about $25 at Home Depot for all the parts). It's worth the extra expense to not have to touch the contents of the diaper in my opinion. Thankfully those types of diapers are few and far between. I only have to change one of those a day, sometimes two.

I'm never going to be one of those moms who are passionate about cloth diapering, but it's working for us and hopefully it will save us some money in the process. I hope this gives you a little insight into the cloth diapering world.


Monday, September 28, 2009

Quick and Easy Meals for the week

This Saturday is my craft fair!!! I have a long to do list, but It's doable. So our menu is short and sweet this week.

Monday-Pigs in a Blanket, Salad & Steamed Veggies & grapes

Tuesday-BBQ Pork Roast in the Crock pot, Salad, Steamed Veggies & Watermelons

Wednesday-Dinner at Church

Thursday-Sweet & Sour Pork over Rice, Broccoli & Watermelon

Friday-My sweet husband is taking my son out so I can focus.

Saturday-Eating at the CRAFT FAIR & pot luck for dinner I'm bringing Spanish Rice & ???? Fruit or Salad

Sunday-HUBBY'S BIRTHDAY MEAL Fried Tacos, Chips & Salsa, Spanish Rice

Friday, September 25, 2009

Project Kitchen Aid

So I have a little secret for you. Well it's not really a secret anymore, we're moving in December! After spending a year and a half in the states it's time for us to return back overseas. We had really anticipated a move next spring, but more funding came in and we'll be able to return sooner than we expected. We're pretty excited and now I have a to do list longer than I've ever had in my life.There have been a few things that we have been saving up for but just haven't saved enough for all of them. This little beauty is one of them a 220 Volt Kitchen Aid! Since our electricity runs on 220 V we'll have to special order this one, which means they cost about twice as much, yikes. But it's worth it. I'm hoping to do well at my craft fair next weekend, at the Lord of Life Lutheran Church Craft Fair & Fall Festival, and try to make more etsy sales. I'd be happy to custom create something for you. Just email me or convo me at my etsy shop.

So now you know why my posts have been a little bit more infrequent. I've been working on a slew of post for the next month so I won't be silent, you'll just have to bear with me. Blogging is too big a part of my life to just up and quit cold turkey. I'm excited to see what the future holds.

Dreaming of my beautiful Kitchen Aid!

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Dillons 9/23-9/29

I see some great sales on meat this week at Dillons and the Mix and Match sale is still going on. I hope you find some good deals this week, sorry for posting a day late. Yesterday was a full day. Let me know if I missed something.

3 lb. bag Jonathan Apples 2.19
Seedless Watermelon 3.99 each
Fall Acorn, butternut or spaghetti squash .99 lb.

Tyson Boneless Skinless Chicken breast fillets 1.99 lb.
Boneless Pork Loin in Bag 1.99 lb.
Boneless Chuck or Arm Roast 1.99 lb.
Pork Butt Roast 1.39 lb. (bone in, in bag)
HoneySuckle Whole Bone In Turkey breast 1.49 lb.
Pork Cube Steak 1.79 lb.

Other Grocery Items
Kroger Cheese 3.99 for 24 oz.
Cottage Cheese or Sour Cream 1.88

Kroger Delux Ice Cream 1.88
Use .75/1 Shortcuts eQ

Yoplait Yogurt 20/$10
Use three .50/6 MF or IP & .50/6 Cellfire & .50/6 Shortcuts eQ
Get coupon back for 3.00 off your next purchase wyb 20 (look for a little red and white sign under the yogurt to verify that your store is running this catalina. Our dillons is running this deal)
Total=$6.00/20 containers of yogurt plus you'll get $2.00 towards your next purchase ($.30 ea)

Mix & Match 10 Nestle or Kraft Sale
Save .50 per item wyb 10 products in sale. You must buy 10 products in a single transaction. Prices here reflect discount being taken assuming that you have purchased 10 products

Digiorno pizza 3.97
Use 1.00/1 MF

Kraft cheese 1.79
Use 1.00/2 MF Kraft singles
Total= $1.29/1

Hot Pockets 1.49
Use .50/1 MF
Total= $0 .49

Lean cuisine 1.79
Use 1.00/5 MF
Tota= $1.59 each

Oscar Meyer bologna, salami or hot dogs 1.49
Use 1.00/2 MF
Total=$0.99 each

Philadelphia cream cheese .99/1
Use 1.oo/2 MF
Total= $0.49/1

Nabisco snack crackers 1.87
Use .75/2 coupon

Velveeta 3.99

Jello Pudding or gelatin .77
Use .50/2 MF

Planter's peanuts 1.99

Nestle Morsels 1.99
Use .50/1 MF

Coffee Mate Creamer 2.49
Use .50/1 MF
Total= $1.49

Oreo Cookies 2.49

Kraft Salad Dressing 1.49

All prices refect coupon doubling. Dillons doubles coupons up to $1.00 in amount.

Happy Savings!

Recipe Review

I only have a few recipe reviews for you this week, since our life got a little hectic I haven't been in the kitchen as regularly trying new recipes. For the most part all of the recipes I tried were winners.

Grilled Pizza! YUM. My husband and I had a blast tag teaming this dish (It really takes a couple of people). It seriously reminded us of Pide, turkish pizza. We loved it. The first batch burned, but then we lessened the length of time we needed to cook them. We were using a charcoal grill and it was very hot, we also weren't able to close the lid as the recipe suggests because we found this led to the pizzas burning.

We also used the suggestion other had made about this recipe and placed the shaped dough in the freezer for 10 minutes before putting it on the grill and this helped a lot. it was much easier to work with this way. We seriously had all the pizzas finished in 10 minutes and it made a lot of pizzas (I think around 8). This will certainly be a fun summer dish in our house.

Kristie's Magically Moist Chicken got the approval of both my husband and myself. I really loved this meal because my husband made it, all I did was lay out the recipe. I did forget to mention to my husband that our oven heats up much hotter than normal so it was a little drier than I think it would have been if we would have lowered the heat a bit. But I was impressed, who would have thought of combining mayo and spaghetti sauce? Chicken Breast is very hard for me to keep moist and I like the idea of coating it in something to keep the juices in.

The Blueberry Overnight Coffecake was a great change in the breakfast pace in our house. I don't think I've made coffeecake for breakfast since our first year of marriage. Since it had blueberries it was a big winner in my son's eyes.

There you have it. A big thanks to those who originally posted them. Our family loved trying them and I hope you do too.


Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Clean Dishes when you travel

Here's my little secret of how we do dishes while traveling. I squirt a bit of dish soap on a thick paper towel, fold it up and place it in a Ziploc bag. When it's time to wash something I simply grab a paper towel, get it wet and wash away. When I'm finished I simply toss the paper towel away. I've washed too many sippy cups using this technique in airport bathrooms, gas stations, hotel rooms and now hospitals. It's an easy way to avoid having to bring a stack of paper products with you whenever you travel. (Plus it doesn't count as a liquid on airlines) Lighter, greener, traveling works for me!

Monday, September 21, 2009

Meal Plan

It's another odd week for our family, we're in two cities for a few days, but we're making it work.

Here's the plan:

Monday- Chicken Parmesan Fingers over Garlic Spaghetti, Cooked Carrots & Salad

Tuesday- (Breakfast) Blueberry Overnight Coffee Cake
Veggie Hamburger Soup in the crockpot for my husband & biscuits (take a little with us for dinner)

Wednesday- Leftover Soup for hubs (Spaghetti for us)

Thursday-Hubs enjoying dinner with friends (Grilled Cheese & Canned Soup for us)

Friday-Eating at a football game, I'm assuming it will be burgers.

Saturday-My husband's 10 year reunion!

Sunday- With Family

I told you it was a little weird week. I'm looking forward to some normalcy, but from the looks of the next month this might be normal. I hope your meal plan looks better than mine this week. Need some ideas check out Meal Plan Monday's Home over at Org Junkie.


Friday, September 18, 2009

Being a Family

As much as I love doing things together as a family, today I was reminded once again of how important it is just to BE family. This morning as I was cleaning up the morning dishes my son came and set up a little "picnic" in the middle of the kitchen floor. He brought two bowls, two cups and two plastic peach slices. He set everything up, folded his little hands and started naming off the list of people to pray for. I glanced over and his little eyes met mine and then he asked me to sit down, he even said please! So for the next 5 minutes we had a little picnic. It was a precious part of my day and such a great reminder that being a family involves me engaging him in his world. I want to BE more of a family and DO less this weekend. How bout you?

Enjoying those gifts God has given me!

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Dillons this week

I planned on posting the Dillons deals this week but then life happened. I am completely overwhelmed right now, my to do list is longer than I'd ever imagine, I'm trying to get so much done while I'm home but I feel like I'm sinking. So instead of spending an hour figuring out the best coupon match ups check out this site. Most of it is the same, but there are a few variations on meat and produce prices for the Wichita area. The Mega Sale looks the same though, you should be able to stock up on several useful items through this sale. What a blessing!

Happy Savings!

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Catching Those Fruit Flies

In our rush out the door last week I forgot to throw the ripe bananas in the freezer. We were greeted by a swarm of fruit flies when we returned. So I made my fruit fly catcher, here's what you do.

  1. Take an empty glass jar, I'm sure plastic would work too, but I've always used glass.
  2. Create a funnel with a piece of paper and trim it as needed. Place it in the jar and make sure it is a good fit.
  3. Fill your jar with water till it is about 1 inches from your funnel. Add a little dish soap and a piece of fruit.
  4. Add you funnel back on and tape it on.
  5. Sit back and watch how this magic device attracts your fruit flies.

Beautiful, this Works for Me Wednesday!

Enjoying a lot less Fruit Flies! Erica

Monday, September 14, 2009

Back to the Kitchen

The last few days we have been enjoying "tasty" microwaveable meals in the waiting room of the hospital. I am very thankful there was a microwave for visitors, it certainly was a blessing. But I think we are all dying for some real food, the kind that the veggies are not rehydrated.

Since my dad had his transplant he has been doing very well. We have felt the hand of God working the past few days. He truly has taken our worries away. Since our toddler cannot go into my dad's room we returned back home and I'm very thankful for this little break.

This week's menu will reflect a few things I picked up at my parent's house that needed to be eaten before they spoiled. Which include lots of produce!!! I had to change up my original menu a bit, but thankfully don't have many things to pick up this week at the grocery store.

Bagels &Fruit
English Muffins & Fruit
Toast & Fruit
Cold Cereal & Fruit


Monday-Sausage Cheese Balls, Zucchini, Side Salad & Watermelon
Tuesday-Hot Dogs, Coleslaw, Corn on the Cob
Wednesday-BBQ cups, Coleslaw, Corn on the Cob
Thursday-Tuna Burgers, Peas, Side Salad
Friday-Kristie's Magically Moist Chicken, side salad & peas
Sunday-I have no idea, hopefully I'll have some leftovers around

Now I better go tackle that heaping mountain of laundry. For more meal plans check out Org Junkie.

Happy Meal Planning!

Wednesday, September 9, 2009

It's Go Time

I'll be out of the blogging world until next week. We are headed to the hospital for my father's liver transplant. I'm not feeling nearly as prepared as I would have hoped to right now. I had to make an emergency trip to Target and Dillons but looks like I have enough snacks to make it through the weekend.

I better go finish packing my suitcase.

I'd love it if you could pray for my dad and our family right now!

Dillons 9/9-9/15

Here are the deals I see this week at Dillons. Let me know if you see something I missed.


New Crop California Green Seedless Grapes .99 lb.
Red Ripe Roma Tomatoes .99 lb.
Home Grown DeVore Farms Seedless Watermelon 3.99 each

Kroger IQF Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast or Tenderloin 2.33
Farmland Bologna, Cotto Salami, P&P Loaf or Meat Hot Dogs 1.10 each
Farmland Roll or Link Sausage 2/$3
Farmland Pre-Sliced Turkey or Ham or Turkey or Ham Cubes 2/$7
Kroger Value Pack Chicken Thighs 1.19 lb.
Fast Fixin' Chicken $1
Farmland Fresh Ground Pork 1.99 lb.
Bumblebee Tuna 2/$1

Other Grocery Items
Kroger Marinades $1
Frito Lay Snacks $1
Kroger Frozen Vegetables $1
Duncan Hines Brownie Mix $1
Kroger Cottage Cheese, Sour Cream or Dip $1
Sun Chips 2.48
Cheetos 2.20

Kellogg's Cereal 3/$9 & FREE Gallon Milk
Use 1.50/2 IP below on frosted Mini Wheats
Total=$7.50/3 boxes & Milk

Keebler chips Deluxe or Sandies Cookies 3/$6 & FREE Gallon Milk
Use $1.00/2 IP below
Total=3/$5 & Gallon of milk

Kroger Deluxe or Breyers Ice Cream 2.27
Use .25/1 unilever eQ Breyers

Simply Potatoes .99

Kroger Cheese 1.88
Use .45/1 SC from mailer
Total=$1.43 (cheaper than Aldi)

Big K 12 packs 3/$6
Use .50/1 shortcuts eQ

Reese's or Hershey's Chocolate Candy 2/$1
Use .55/1 Reese's or BIGI FREE
Total= 1 FREE or .50/2

Betty Crocker Cake Mix 2/$2.50
Use .50/cake mix & frosting

Country Crock Margarine Spread 2/$3
Use .50/1 unilever eQ & .55/1 IP here
Total=1 FREE

Household Products
Bounty Paper Towels $1
Use .25/1 MF & .25/1 esaver eQ

Charmin Bath Tissue 1.88
Use .25/1 MF

Pampers Jumbo Diapers or Easy Ups 9.47
Use 2.00/1 MF & 1.00/1 esaver eQ

Purex Detergent 3.49

Renuzit Adjustables

Happy Savings!

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Look before your Leave

Mistakes happen, and they also happen while ringing up your purchases. I can't tell you how often I've had to jump into the customer service line because of an error in how things rang up. I've been charged for the wrong type of produce, charged twice for purchasing only one item or full price when the item was marked down. I try to check my receipt before I head out the door to eliminate any return trips. Inevitably when I don't check my receipt there is a problem. Just last week I purchased a baby item on clearance at Target, my toddler was hungry and we were in a hurry and I didn't check my receipt. Later that evening as I glanced at my receipt of course there was an error, I was charged full price instead of the clearance price, which forced me to make another trip to Target. Even when the error is not in my favor it's my responsibility to correct it, because it works both ways! I defiantly want to pay for what I purchase and not cheat stores out of the money due them. Most of the time they look at me like I am crazy, but they always appreciate the honesty, which helps build a healthy relationship with the stores I frequent often.

Visit WFMW for more great tips this week.

Monday, September 7, 2009

Recipe Review

I found a great new way to cook a roast, the Mexican Pot Roast is the way to go! I'm usually not a fan of roast, they are palatable and an affordable cut of meat but don't care for the roast flavor, anyone with me on this one? I'm in love with this recipe, check out my modifications to transform this into a crockpot meal. It was so tender and the best part is my toddler also gobbled this up and he's not a big meat eater.

The Quick Crescent Bake was also yummy. I didn't add the chips and it tasted great, but I can see how the chips would give it a little more crunch. For all my friends abroad, this would be a great way to make a Mexican meal without going to the trouble of making tortillas. I think it would also be just as good use a thin layer of biscuits instead of crescent rolls. Two thumbs up from all members of our family for this recipe.

The Slow Cooker Ratoutille was a great way to use up some veggies and a great meatless summer meal. I did add more salt than recommended and I added dried herbs to the top of the veggies as I cooked it in the crockpot. We enjoyed this with some grated mozzarella cheese on the top and served it over some steamed brown rice. As expected my toddler wouldn't touch it. I think he has a veggie radar or something. He poked around at the rice and drank his milk, that was dinner.

The Olive Garden Fettuccine Alfredo was awesome. I added some spinach to sneak in some additional veggies and for the first time in a long time my toddler gobbled it up the spinach too. I took a chance and used reduced fat cream cheese and it turned out fine. Word to the wise wait until your noddles are just about finished to start your sauce, this recipe cooks fast. Loving adding this new quick meal to the the mix.

The Zucchini Crisp was better than I anticipated and my toddler actually ate a piece of zucchini, he was enticed to try it by the blueberries, but he the boy ate zucchini. Let me pause to remember such monumental moment. If I make it again I'd cut the zucchini into smaller pieces to resemble sliced apples and I'd use all the crisp topping for the top. I'm not a big fan of mushy crust and the juice made the crust very mushy. It was great with a little dollop of ice cream on top too.

Those are all the new recipes I got to this past week and I think I found some winners. Thanks for all the fabulous people who I've linked up to. Our family enjoyed your recipes. Thanks for sharing.


Sunday, September 6, 2009

This Week's Menu

I'm loving 3 day weekends, which means a short work week too. Our week's kind of goofy but I'm excited for it none the less. I'll admit I've not put any thought into what we'll have for breakfasts or lunches. I guess I better get thinking, let me know if you have any good ideas.

Monday-Grilled Pizza! (Can't wait to try it!) w/corn and side salad and watermelon
Tuesday-Eggplant Parmesan, over spaghetti noodles, salad & watermelon

Wednesday-Dinner at church to kick off kids program

Thursday-Sausage Cheese Balls, Cooked Carrots, zucchini

Friday-Leftovers or breakfast for dinner

Saturday-Going to a dear friends wedding.

Sunday-Muffaletta (we usually toast ours and since we're not big olive eaters I use capers), chips, peas

For more great menus check out Org Junkie!

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Weekly $ Report

No pictures again this week, I still haven't figured out what is going on with our photo program. I'm hoping to get it solved very soon.

I spent $47.99 between Target and Aldi this week and $10 at the farmer's market. Which brings my total to $57.99. I'll have to watch my budget a little closer the rest of the month.

Here's how I spent our grocery money this week:
Publish Post

Dillons $31.06
2 Green Peppers .71 each
Red Bell Pepper 1.42
Head of Lettuce .99
Tomatoes 2.25
Chicken Breasts 6.77
Angel Hair Pasta .97
Linguine 1.50
Penne Noodles 1.50
Organic Grape Juice 3.59
Bread .74
Cinnamon Toast Crunch .99
Trix Cereal .44
Spiderman Fruit Snacks .50
Fiber One Bars 1.29
Nature Valley Bars 1.19
2 Boxes BC Brownies 2.23/2
Warm Delights FREE
Nature's Valley Clusters .49

Aldi $16.93
Zucchini 1.79
2 jars Spaghetti Sauce 1.09 each
Tomato Paste .39
Butter 1.89
Frozen Corn .95
2 bars of Cheese 1.49 each
Margarine .69
Grapes 1.58
Cantaloupe .99
Watermelon 2.49

Farmer's Market $10.00
2 eggplant 2.00
1 large zucchini 1.00
1 dozen eggs 2.00
1 small jar of honey 4.00
Cucumbers 3/1.00

Have A Great 3 day weekend!

Friday, September 4, 2009

Frugal Family Photography

A friend of mine recently pointed me in the direction of Masterpiece Studio & Gallery. If you are looking for some fun pictures of your kiddos here is a great way to do it. Every other Saturday he is running a special promotion on Children's photo sessions for $36. Your session will last about 10 minutes and a few days later you will receive a disk of touched up photos for TOTAL-FREEDOM usage. Which means you get to print the ones you love and have a variety, wherever you want. These photo shoots will take place in Yoder, Kansas, every 1st and 3rd Saturday from 9am to 1pm. You get the images burned to CD for TOTAL-

Here are the upcoming themes:
Sept. 5: Grandparents Day special - kids with grandparents
Sept. 19: Dough Boys & Girls - taken at the Yoder bakery. Lots of dough and flour to play with (and fly in the air!)
Oct. 3: Balloons galore - colorful balloons all around
Oct. 17: Boxcar Blues- On location in the boxcar at the end of Yoder main street... dress in hobo gear
Oct. 31: Monster Cuties - Halloween costumes
Early Dec. :Santa in the studio

Sounds fun and a great deal at that. If you decide to take advantage of this great deal make sure you tell them you heard about it from Effortless Savings!


Thursday, September 3, 2009

Leeker's 12 Hour Meat Sale-Valley Center

I just found out about this amazing meat sale going on tomorrow at Leeker's in Valley Center.
801 S. Meridian

The sale starts at 8:00 am and ends at 8:00 pm and it looks like there are many great deals to be had.

Here are some of the ones I see:
Boneless Whole Pork Loin 1.49 lb.
80% Lean Fresh Ground Beef 1.59 lb.
Bone-In whole Pork Butts .99 lb.
Fresh Pork Spareribs 1.29 lb.
Whole Boneless Beef Brisket 1.79 lb.
Farmland Pork Sausage 1.09 each

I hope a few of you can catch some good deals on meat through this sale.

Happy Freezer Stocking!

Mexican Pot Roast-Crockpot Modifications

Oh my stars, this is a great recipe. I'm usually not a fan of pot roast, I have bad memories of the bland dry after church roast growing up. Mom I was thankful for it, and still am, but never really crave a roast.

Here is the original recipe. This is how I made it into a crockpot dish.

Crockpot Mexican Pot Roast

4 lb. lean, boneless chuck pot roast (mine had a bone and I trimmed off some of the fat)
1 large can stewed or whole tomatoes (I just pulled out 5 frozen whole tomatoes covered them with water and microwaved them for several minutes. I drained some of the water, but left enough to cover them and them mashed them.)
Jalapeno Peppers to your liking (I added 5 and you could hardly taste them)
3 T. dry taco seasoning mix
1 chicken bouillon cube
1 c. boiling water
2 T. tomato paste
1 tsp garlic powder
1/2 onion chopped
1/2 t. Pepper

Wash your roast and add it to the bottom of the crockpot. Next heat your water and dissolve 1 bouillon cube, then add your 2 T. tomato paste and mix breaking up the paste. Pour this over your roast.

Add your can of stewed or whole tomatoes. I used frozen tomatoes so I had to heat those up so they could defrost. I poured off some of the water before I removed the skins. Then I smashed them. Pour this over the roast.

Add jalapenos, onion, taco seasoning and garlic powder and pepper to top of roast.

Add enough water to barely cover your roast then put the lid on. Cook on low for several hours. I cooked it on the low 10 hour setting. I served it with tortillas but it would be great over rice too.


Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Dillons 9/2-9/8

I hope you were able to stock up during the Mega Event. This week looks like a good week to stock up on meat. Let me know if I missed anything.

Fresh Nebraska Sweet Corn 3/$1
Home Grown Seedless Watermelon 3.99 each
Ripe Sweet XL Cantaloupe 1.67 each

Ground Fresh Fresh Ground Chuck 1.99 lb.
Farmland Whole Boneless Ham 1.59 lb. sold in 5 lbs. 7.95 each
Fresh Tyson Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast Fillets 1.99 lb.
Boneless Pork Loin Chops BIGI FREE regularly 5.49 lb.
Boneless Pork Tenderloin in Bag 1.99 lb.
Chicken Leg Quarters .55 lb.
Honeysuckle Fresh 85% Lean Ground Turkey 1.59 lb.

Ball Park Meat, Beef or Angus Franks BIGI Free Regularly 3.79-5.19
Use 1.00/2 MF

Other Grocery Items
Pepsi Cola 12 packs 2.40 wyb 4, get 1 free

Kellogg's Cereal 3/$9 & get gallon milk FREE wyb 3!
not sure if these are a part of the deal ??? Kellogg's Rice Krispies UseBIGI FREE & 1.00/1
Total=$5.00/3 & Gallon of Milk

Keebler Chips Deluxe or Sandies Cookies 3/$6 & get gallon milk FREE wyb 3!

Breyers or Kroger Deluxe Ice Cream 2.27
Use .25/1 Breyers unilever eQ

Kroger Vegetables 10/$10

Kroger Marinade 10/$10
Use .35/1 SC from Dillons mailer

Hunts Ketchup 10/$10

Simply Potatoes .99

Sunny Delight 1.00
Use .25/1

Wonderful Pistachios (10 oz.), Walnuts or Almonds (1 lb.) 3.99

Household Products
Charmin Bath Tissue large roll 4 pack 1.88
Use .25/1 MF & .25/1 p&g esaver eQ
Total= $1.13

Kotex Pads, Liners or Tampons 3.00
Use B1G1 Kotex produce receive one Kotex Overnight Pads FREE or 1.00/1 MF
& 1.00/1 cellfire eQ
Total=$2.00/2 or $1.00/1

Happy Savings!