February 29, 2012

Leap Day Sale at Half Off Depot



In celebration of Leap Day, get 29% off all orders from Half Off Depot with the code LEAP29. There are multiple deals to pick from in each participating city. Their deals are usually a great price anyway but now you can get an even bigger discount on restaurants, spas/salons, entertainment venues, and retail.  I'm definitely debating on purchasing the facial from Ki Salon and Spa for only $42 - usually a $120 value! If I was still in Charlotte, I would probably buy one each of the Pewter Rose, Cajun Queen, and Bonterra restaurant certificates. These certificates are a great way to enjoy dinner out on a budget. Happy Leap Day!

February 28, 2012

Cuppies Giveaway Winner

And the winner is...




JESSICA REED

Congratulations, Jessica! I am emailing you right now with the details. Thank you to everyone who participated. If you didn't win and still want to order Cuppies, you can place an order on facebook or email them at cuppiescupcakesforkids@gmail.com. 

February 25, 2012

Bi-Lo Weekly Menu Feb 26-March 3





This week Southern Home beans are $.60 each as well as 28 oz canned tomatoes. These are not part of the menu but it's a great time to stock up at these low prices. The items marked with an * below are part of the Pick 4 for $9.99 deal and you must buy all four items to get them at this price.


Weekly Menu

SundayBroiled Salmon with Spinach and Feta Saute
MondayFlatbread Pizza
TuesdayMediterranean Herb Crusted Tilapia with Asparagus
WednesdayPasta with Spicy Winter Squash
ThursdayChicken Stir-Fry Wraps
FridayCajun Steak Frites with Kale
SaturdaySesame Chicken


Shopping List...{Weekly Menu Items}
Pantry/Fridge Stock-up in Italics

Sunday2 Chef's Catch salmon fillets - $5.99/lb
Fresh Express baby spinach, 5 oz - $2.49*
1 small package of pine nuts
Lemon juice
Salt
Pepper
Olive oil
Feta cheese (last week)

MondayVine ripe tomatoes, 4 pack - $2.49*
Fresh Express baby spinach - $2.49*
Flatout Rosemary Olive Oil Foldit flatbreads - $3 
Feta cheese (last week)
Balsamic vinaigrette dressing

TuesdaySouthern Home tilapia fillets - $4.99
McCormick Recipe Inspirations - Mediterranean Tilapia - $1.19
  -.50/1 print =  $.19
Red bell pepper - $.99
1/2 lb asparagus - $.99
Olive oil
Spinach (split w/Flatbread Pizza)
Panko breadcrumbs
Parmesan cheese
Garlic
Salt
Pepper

Wednesday1 small butternut squash (~ 1 lb)
1 red onion
Mueller's sea shell pasta - $.89
Crystal Farms 2% shredded mozzarella - $2.50
Olive oil
Garlic
Red pepper flakes
Dried thyme
Salt
Pepper

Thursday2 boneless skinless chicken breasts - $2.34/lb
1 head Boston lettuce
Cornstarch
Olive oil
Pepper
Red pepper flakes
Garlic
Minced ginger
Rice vinegar
Reduced-sodium soy sauce
Red bell pepper (split w/Mediterranean Tilapia)
Red onion (split w/Pasta with Spicy Winter Squash)

Friday4 lb bag Idaho potatoes - $2.49* 
Sirloin Tip Steak (~ 1 lb) - $4.39/lb
1/2 lb fresh kale
Olive oil
Hot sauce
Dried thyme
Garlic salt
Cooking spray
Salt
Garlic powder
Dried oregano
Ground cumin
Paprika 
Chili powder
Ground red pepper
Black pepper
Garlic
Red wine vinegar

Saturday2 boneless skinless chicken breasts - $2.34/lb
1 bunch green onions
1 lb broccoli crowns - $1.29
Honey
Reduced-sodium soy sauce
Salt
Pepper

Sesame seeds
Garlic
Cornstarch
1 egg
Cooking spray
Brown rice


February 24, 2012

Lowes Foods Weekly Menu Feb 26-March 3




The subtotal this week is $46.  It was another small sale week but luckily I found a few new recipes that worked perfectly. Enjoy!


Weekly Menu

SundayChicken Milanese with Arugula Salad
MondayCrock Pot Chick Pea Stew
TuesdayCilantro Lime Chicken with Avocado Salsa and Rice
WednesdayPasta with Feta and Tomatoes
ThursdaySauteed Scallops over Spaghetti Squash
FridayCajun Steak Frites with Kale
SaturdayCranberry Chicken with Arugula Salad


Shopping List...{Weekly Menu Items}
Pantry/Fridge Stockup in Italics

Sunday2 boneless skinless chicken breasts - $2.99/lb
Red onion ~ $1.12
Earthbound Farm Organics arugula - $3.50
Breadcrumbs
Salt
Pepper
Olive oil
Lemon juice
Flour
1 egg

Monday1 onion ~ $.99
15.5 oz can Hanover chick peas - $1 
14.5 oz LF petite diced tomatoes - $1
Fresh Italian parsley - $.99
Feta cheese (last week)
Olives (last week)
Olive oil
Brown sugar
Dried oregano
Balsamic vinegar
Salt
Brown rice 
  -need it: Uncle Ben's Ready Rice - $1.50
  -$1/3 print or print (facebook) = $1.17 each

Tuesday1 avocado - $1.50
1 pint grape tomatoes - $2.50 
Fresh cilantro - $.99
1 boneless skinless chicken breast - $2.99/lb
Brown rice 
  -need it: Uncle Ben's Ready Rice - $1.50
  -$1/3 print or print (facebook) = $1.17 each
Salt
Pepper
Lime juice
Olive oil
Cooking spray
Red onion (split w/Arugula Salad)

WednesdayFresh basil - $2.39
Penne pasta
Olive oil
Garlic
Red pepper flakes
Lemon juice
Feta cheese (last week)
Grape tomatoes (split w/Cilantro-Lime Chicken)
Salt
Pepper

Thursday1 spaghetti squash (~ 1 lb) - no price available
Fresh leeks - $2.99
Green onions - $.69
1 shallot - $.25
1/2 lb sea scallops - $5.99
Flour
Salt
Pepper
Butter
Dry white wine or water
Olive oil

Friday1 large russet potato ~ $.49
Sirloin Tip Steak (~ 1 lb) - $7.98
1/2 lb fresh kale ~ $.50
Olive oil
Hot sauce
Dried thyme
Garlic salt
Cooking spray
Salt
Garlic powder
Dried oregano
Ground cumin
Paprika 
Chili powder
Ground red pepper
Black pepper
Garlic
Red wine vinegar

Saturday1 boneless skinless chicken breast - $2.99/lb
Craisins dried cranberries - $2.89
Snapple apple juice - $1
1 lemon - $.50
Fat-free, low sodium chicken broth
Flour
Salt
Pepper

Dijon mustard


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Harris Teeter Weekly Menu Feb 26 - March 3



I'm really excited about all of the seafood on sale this week. These types of sales give me the opportunity to add a lot of variety to the menu. I really get too excited about food sometimes! There isn't any pasta on the menu this week, but if your stock pile is running low, I suggest hitting up the Barilla deal where pasta is $.89 each and SS 1/8 has coupons for the whole grain variety. The subtotal this week is $53. A little past the goal of $50 but I feel a menu full of fresh and healthy meats and veggies is worth it!


Weekly Menu

SundayTilapia with Arugula, Capers, and Tomatoes
MondayChicken and Black Bean Soup
TuesdayChopped Salad with Shrimp and Lime-Buttermilk Dressing
WednesdayChipotle Chicken Taco Salad
ThursdaySauteed Scallops over Spaghetti Squash
FridayCajun Steak Frites with Kale
SaturdayCranberry Chicken with Arugula Salad


Shopping List...{Weekly Menu Items}
Pantry/Fridge Stockup in Italics

Sunday1 pint grape tomatoes - $3.99
2 tilapia filets ~ $3.99
Earthbound Farm Organics arugula - $3.50
HT Traders capers - $2.29
Red pepper flakes
Salt
Pepper
Butter
Lemon juice

Monday1 onion ~ $.31
2 boneless skinless chicken breast (Butcher dept) ~ $1.99
HT dry black beans - $1.39
Cilantro - $1.79
HT fat-free sour cream, 8 oz - $.87
Fat-free, low sodium chicken broth
Garlic
Chipotle chiles in adobo sauce (last week)
Ground cumin
Salsa (optional)

Tuesday1 bag calavo avocados - $1.27
Fresh Express hearts of romaine - $1.84
1 lime - $.59
HT low-fat buttermilk, 16 oz - $.79
1/2 lb EZ peel white shrimp ~ $2.49
Salt
Pepper
Olive oil
Sunflower seeds (last week)
Cilantro (split w/Chicken and Black Bean Soup)

Wednesday1 boneless skinless chicken breast (Butcher dept) ~ $1
1 red onion ~ $1.16
15 oz can HT black beans - $.77
HT 8.5 oz can corn - $.67
Fresh cilantro
Sour cream (split w/Chicken and Black Bean Soup)
Chipotle chile in adobo sauce (last week)
Ground cumin
Chili powder 
Lime juice
Salt
Romaine lettuce (split w/Chopped Salad with Shrimp)
Grape tomatoes (split w/Tilapia)
Avocado (split w/Chopped Salad with Shrimp)

Thursday1 spaghetti squash (~ 1 lb) - $1.69/lb
Fresh leeks - $1.50
Green onions - $.79
1 shallot - $.50
1/2 lb Mexican Bay Diver scallops - $4.49
Flour
Salt
Pepper
Butter
Dry white wine or water
Olive oil

Friday1 large russet potato ~ $.90
HT Reserve Angus Beef Top Sirloin Steak (~ 1 lb) - $6.97
1/2 lb fresh kale ~ $.50
Olive oil
Hot sauce
Dried thyme
Garlic salt
Cooking spray
Salt
Garlic powder
Dried oregano
Ground cumin
Paprika 
Chili powder
Ground red pepper
Black pepper
Garlic
Red wine vinegar

Saturday1 boneless skinless chicken breast (Butcher dept) ~ $1
Craisins dried cranberries - $1.67
Snapple apple juice - $1.49
1 lemon - $.59
Fat-free, low sodium chicken broth
Flour
Salt
Pepper

Dijon mustard


February 20, 2012

Cuppies Giveaway!



When you hear cupcake, I’m sure the word delicious comes to mind, but most likely not wholesome. That’s how a new product, Cuppies, is turning heads in the cupcake world. Cuppies are one of a kind – heavenly and wholesome!  Creator Whitney Logue meshed all of her passions into one and Cuppies were born.  A lifetime lover of cupcakes, former preschool teacher, and now a mom herself, Whitney saw the need for a healthier alternative to the traditional sugar laden cupcake full of ingredients she couldn’t pronounce.  After many batches of experimental cupcakes, the perfect recipe was discovered and now Cuppies are taking Wilmington, NC by storm.  


The cake is sweetened with Agave and the entire Cuppie is soy-free, egg-free, dairy-free, vegan, contains zero cholesterol, and has the recommended daily amount of Omega 3’s in just two. To top it all off, they’re to die for! Some of the ingredients include Organic Agave, Whole Wheat White Flour, Unsweetened Applesauce, Organic Golden Flaxseed, and more! Cuppies are perfect for birthday parties, classroom parties, or to enjoy yourself!



Cuppies is giving away one dozen vanilla cupcakes with the icing color of your choice to one lucky Wilmington reader (sorry everyone else, they’re working on shipping!). The giveaway ends February 27th. Good luck!

HOW TO ENTER:
MANDATORY ENTRY: Leave a comment below. Be sure to leave your email address so I may contact the winner.

ADDITIONAL ENTRIES: (leave one comment telling me what you did)
1. Like Cuppies on Facebook.
2. Like Coupon Kitchen on Facebook.



February 18, 2012

Bi-Lo Weekly Menu Feb 19-25


Bi-Lo is having another Pick 5 for $19.99 this week but I was not too impressed with the choices. The great deal this week is a four pack of boneless pork chops for $1.25! Be sure to get individual chicken breasts from the Butcher department. These are usually cheaper per pound compared to the prepackaged ones.


Weekly Menu

SundaySweet and Spicy Pork Chops with Roasted Cauliflower
MondayPecan Crusted Chicken with Strawberry Spinach Salad
TuesdayGinger and Cilantro Baked Tilapia
WednesdaySweet Potatoes with Warm Black Bean Salad
ThursdayOatmeal Pancakes Topped with Blueberries and Strawberries
FridayCitrus Pulled Pork Tacos
SaturdayPenne with Triple Tomato Sauce


Shopping List...{Weekly Menu Items}
Pantry/Fridge Stockup in Italics

Sunday1 head cauliflower - $1.99
Fresh cilantro
4 pack boneless pork chops - $1.25
Raspberry preserves
Salsa
Olive oil
Canola oil
Salt
Pepper
Parmesan cheese
Garlic
Low sodium soy sauce
Minced ginger
Lemon juice

Monday2 boneless skinless chicken breasts
Fresh strawberries - $2.50
Pecans
Fresh parsley
1 red onion
Fresh Express baby spinach
6 oz fat-free plain Greek yogurt
  -.50/1 Cabot Greek yogurt print
Feta cheese 
  -$1 off President cheese print 
Panko breadcrumbs
Italian style breadcrumbs
Olive oil
Raspberry or balsamic vinaigrette dressing

TuesdaySouthern Home tilapia fillets - $4.99
1 jalapeno pepper
Cilantro (split w/Sweet and Spicy Pork)
Garlic
Ginger
Low sodium soy sauce
Brown rice
Sesame oil
White wine or chicken broth

Wednesday2 sweet potatoes - $.79/lb
1 tomato -$1.49/lb
Southern Home black beans - $.60
8 oz low fat sour cream
Ground cumin
Ground coriander
Salt
Olive oil
Cilantro

ThursdayQuick cooking oats
Low fat buttermilk (small carton)
Eggs - $1
Blueberries - $2.50
Strawberries (split w/Strawberry Spinach Salad)
Flour 
Sugar
Baking powder
Baking soda
Ground cinnamon
Salt
Butter or margarine
Cooking spray

Friday4 pack boneless pork chops - $1.25
1 lime
Coleslaw mix
Salt
Pepper
Garlic powder
Onion powder
Olive oil
Sugar
Minced ginger
Tortilla (last week)

Saturday1 tomato - $1.49/lb
Sun-dried tomatoes
Fresh basil
Southern Home tomato paste
Penne pasta
Olive oil
Garlic
Pepper
Crushed red pepper flakes


February 17, 2012

Lowes Foods Weekly Menu Feb 19-25



I have to admit, this was a tough week. Not much is on sale! Hopefully I made it work well enough for y'all. The subtotal is just over at $52.


Weekly Menu

SundayCajun Shrimp Casserole
MondayMediterranean Chicken with Greek Potato Salad
TuesdayBlack Bean Enchiladas
WednesdayRoast Chicken with Balsamic Bell Peppers
ThursdayGrilled Chicken Pitas with Zucchini Chips
FridayTuscan White Beans with Spinach, Feta and Shrimp
SaturdayLemon Oregano Chicken with Broccoli and Cheddar Potato Skins


Shopping List...{Weekly Menu Items}
Pantry/Fridge Stockup in Italics

Sunday1/2 lb shrimp - $3.50
1 red onion ~ $1.12
1 red bell pepper - $2
1 yellow bell pepper - $2
LF 98% fat free cream of chicken soup - $1.59
Olive oil
Garlic
Lemon juice
Reduced-sodium soy sauce
Cayenne pepper
Brown rice
Parmesan cheese
Fat-free, low sodium chicken broth

MondayPerdue 3 lb bag boneless, skinless chicken breasts - $7.49
8 lb bag russet potatoes - $2.98
Nostimo plain Greek yogurt, 6 oz - $1
Parsley - $.99
Celery - $1.99
Mt Olive dill pickles - $2.29
  -.50/1 SS 1/22 = $1.29
1 vine ripe tomato ~ $.50
Tribe hummus - $1.75
Athenos feta cheese - $2.50
Mario olives, 6 oz - $1.49
  -.35/1 print (facebook) = $.79
Olive oil
Salt
Pepper
Onion (split w/Cajun Shrimp Casserole)

Tuesday15 oz can black beans - $1
LF salsa - $1.99
Old El Paso enchilada sauce - $1.99
  -.50/1 SS 1/29 = $.99
LF fat-free cream cheese - $1.89
Onion (split w/Sunday and Monday meals)
Cooking spray
Shredded cheese (last week)
Tortillas (last week)
Ground cumin
Dried oregano
Chili powder
Garlic

Wednesday1 shallot - $.25
2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
Red bell pepper (split w/Cajun Shrimp Casserole)
Yellow bell pepper (split w/Cajun Shrimp Casserole)
Salt
Pepper
Olive oil
Dried oregano
Garlic powder
Balsamic vinegar
Cooking spray
Fat-free, low sodium chicken broth

Thursday3 lb bag yellow onions - $1.98
1 cucumber - $.99
1 zucchini ~ $.56
Fresh Express spinach - $2.79
Toufayan whole wheat pita bread - $1.99
Greek vinaigrette dressing 
  -need it: Kraft - $2
1 boneless, skinless chicken breast
Olives (split w/Mediterranean chicken)
Feta cheese
Breadcrumbs
Parmesan cheese
Seasoned salt
Garlic powder
Pepper
Fat-free milk
Cooking spray

Friday1/2 lb shrimp - $3.50
15 oz can cannellini beans - $1
Olive oil
Onion 
Dried sage
Balsamic vinegar
Spinach (split w/Grilled Chicken Pitas)
Feta cheese
Fat-free, low sodium chicken broth

Saturday1 lemon - $.59
1/2 lb broccoli crowns - $.99
2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts
Olive oil
Pepper
Dried oregano
Garlic
Cooking spray
Parsley (split w/Greek Potato Salad)
Russet potatoes
Shredded cheese 



Harris Teeter Weekly Menu Feb 19-25


I can't believe Harris Teeter is already having another Super Doubles event! Coupons $1.98 or less are doubled so stock up on any items you need. Check out Southern Savers for three full lists of deals.

Cooking Tip: When recipes call for shredded or cooked chicken (like the Greek Chicken and Pita Casserole below) I cook the chicken breast in a slow cooker for 6 hours on low. When it comes time to make the meal for dinner, the chicken is all ready! If there are a few recipes that week that call for cooked chicken, I will put the amount needed for the week in the slow cooker and then store the chicken in an air-tight container in the fridge. This is a great time saving method and it is cheaper than buying a rotisserie chicken.  The weekly subtotal is $48.50 and includes a ton of fresh vegetables and meat.


Weekly Menu

SundayGreek Chicken and Pita Casserole
MondayTuscan White Beans with Spinach, Feta and Shrimp
TuesdayPork Stew
WednesdayCheddar Meatloaves with Chipotle Glaze, Red Potatoes, and Green Beans
ThursdayGrilled Chicken Pitas with Zucchini Chips
FridayChipotle Pork with Crunchy Broccoli Slaw
SaturdayEggplant, Zucchini, and Tomato Tian


Shopping List...{Weekly Menu Items}
Pantry/Fridge Stockup in Italics

Sunday2 boneless, skinless chicken breasts - $1.99 (Butcher dept)
1 zucchini ~ $.56
1 onion ~ $.31
2 Roma tomatoes ~ $.60
HT reduced-fat cream of chicken soup - $1
Fresh Food Market wheat flatbread rounds - $2.50 
Mario kalamata olives - $2.59
  -.35/1 print (facebook) = $1.89
Fat-free, low sodium chicken broth
Garlic
Lemon pepper seasoning
Dried oregano
Cooking spray
  -need it: Smart Balance - $2.89
  -.75/1 SS 1/8 = $1.39
Feta cheese (last week)
  -need it: President - $3.99
  -$1 off print = $2.99

Monday1/2 lb shrimp - $3 
15 oz can cannellini beans - $.77
Fresh Express spinach - $2.79
Feta cheese (last week)
  -need it: President - $3.99
  -$1 off print = $2.99
Olive oil
Onion (split w/Greek Chicken and Pita Casserole)
Dried sage
Balsamic vinegar
Fat-free, low sodium chicken broth

TuesdaySmithfield pork sirloin ~ $3.50
1 red onion ~ $1
Green bell pepper - $1.49
1 Roma tomato ~ $.30
Fresh cilantro - $1.79
1 can Green Giant corn - $.75
  -.50/2 eVIC ecoupon = $.50 each
Newman's Own salsa - $2.99
  -.50/1 RP 1/22
  -.50/1 eVIC ecoupon 
  =$1.49 with both coupons
Olive oil
Minced garlic
Fat-free, reduced-sodium chicken broth

Wednesday4 red potatoes ~ $1.48
1 package 93% lean ground beef ~ $3.75
1 can Green Giant green beans - $.75
  -.50/2 eVIC ecoupon = $.50 each
7 oz Embasa chipotle peppers in adobo sauce - $2.50
Dried thyme
Olive oil
Pepper
Salt
Chili powder
Ground cumin
Red onion (split w/Chipotle Pork Stew)
Breadcrumbs
1 egg
Ketchup
Shredded sharp cheddar cheese (last week)
  -need it: HT - $2 (or eVIC special via email $1.47)

Thursday1 boneless, skinless chicken breast ~ $1 (from Butcher dept)
1 cucumber - $.79
1 zucchini ~ $.56
Ken's Greek vinaigrette dressing - $3.55
  -$1 off SS 1/8 = $1.55
Wheat flatbread rounds (split w/Greek Chicken and Pita Casserole)
Red onion (split w/Pork Stew and Meatloaves)
Olives (split w/Greek Chicken and Pita Casserole)
Feta cheese
Baby spinach (split w/Tuscan White Beans)
Breadcrumbs
Parmesan cheese
Seasoned salt
Garlic powder
Pepper
Fat-free milk
  -need it: Smart Balance - $3
  -$1.50 off SS 1/8 = FREE
  -.75/1 print = $1.50
Cooking spray

FridayHT 8 oz can tomato sauce - $.37
1 bunch broccoli - $1.79
2 carrots - $.50
Green onions - $.69
HT sunflower seeds - $1.99
Pork sirloin (split w/Chipotle Pork Stew)
Canned chiles in adobo sauce (split w/Meatloaves)
Brown sugar
Garlic powder
Ground mustard
Chili powder
Fat-free mayonnaise
Rice vinegar
  -need it: Nakano - $3.39
  -.50/1 print = $2.39
Vegetable oil
Minced ginger
Pepper
Cilantro (split w/Chipotle Pork Stew)

Saturday1 small eggplant ~ $2
1 large zucchini ~$.56
1 tomato ~ $1.50
La Brea wheat French baguette - $1.49
Cooking spray
Olive oil
Salt
Pepper
Parmesan cheese
Dried parsley
Dried oregano
Dried thyme
Minced garlic
Fat-free, low sodium chicken broth 



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