September 30, 2012

Bi-Lo Weekly Menu Sept 30 - Oct 6


Bi-Lo has their fall squash on sale for $.79/lb which is the lowest I have seen anywhere. I love the versatility of the various types of squash available in the fall so for the next month or so the menus will be full of it!

Weekly Menu

SundaySalmon, Asparagus, and Orzo Salad
MondaySouthwestern Stuffed Acorn Squash 
TuesdayChicken with Pepperoni Marinara Sauce and Roasted Asparagus
WednesdayPork Chops with Sweet Potatoes and Garlic Green Beans
ThursdayCrispy Oven Baked Tilapia with Lemon Tomato Linguine
FridayPork Chops with Cinnamon Apples and Mashed Potatoes
SaturdayBroccoli, Chicken, and Rice Casserole


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

Sunday1/3 lb asparagus ~ $1
1 red onion 
Fresh dill 
6 oz salmon fillet ~ $4.50
Crumbled feta cheese (last week)
Orzo pasta
Salt
Pepper
Cooking spray
Lemon juice
Olive oil

Monday2 small acorn squash ~ $3
1 green pepper 
1 jalapeno 
Fresh cilantro 
15 oz can SH black beans 
Birds Eye frozen corn 
  -.50/1 print = $.99
Olive oil
Garlic
Onion (split w/Salmon, Asparagus, and Orzo Salad)
Cumin
Salt
Pepper
Lime juice
Feta cheese (last week)

Tuesday1/2 lb asparagus - $1.50
Hormel turkey pepperoni - $1.99
SH pasta sauce - $1.50
2 boneless skinless chicken breasts - $2.49/lb
Crystal Farms 2% shredded mozzarella - $2
Cooking spray
Garlic
Dried oregano
Olive oil
Pepper
Salt

Wednesday1/2 lb fresh green beans
2 sweet potatoes ~ $1.50
1 package boneless pork chops - $1.25
Dried sage
Pepper
Garlic
Olive oil
Cinnamon
Cooking spray

Thursday1 lemon 
1 onion
2 SH tilapia fillets - $3.99
SH diced tomatoes 
Crumbled feta cheese (last week)
Panko bread crumbs
Paprika
Salt
Butter
Linguine
  -need it: Mueller's whole grain - $.89
Olive oil
Garlic

Friday2 medium Granny Smith apples
1 russet potato
Low-fat buttermilk
Dried sage
Salt
Pepper
2 pork chops
Vegetable oil
Cooking spray
Butter
Brown sugar
Lemon juice
Cinnamon
Garlic

Saturday1/2 lb broccoli crowns - $.75
1 red bell pepper
1 boneless skinless chicken breast - $2.49/lb
Fat-free cream cheese
Brown rice
Skim milk
Garlic
Cooking spray
Pepper
Parmesan cheese
  -need it: DiGiorno - $1.86
Onion (split w/Crispy Oven Baked Tilapia)

Lowes Foods Weekly Menu Sept 30 - Oct 6



The subtotal this week is $50. You can add chicken to the Southwestern Stuffed Acorn Squash or Balsamic Roasted Tomatoes with Linguine if you aren't a fan of going meatless!

Weekly Menu

SundayCrispy Oven Baked Cod with Lemon Tomato Linguine
MondaySouthwestern Stuffed Acorn Squash 
TuesdayFall Shepherd's Pie
WednesdaySouthwestern Beef and Bean Wraps with Cantaloupe
ThursdayRoast Chicken with Balsamic Bell Peppers
FridayLemon Oregano Pork Chops with Herbed Onion, Pepper, and Potato Salad
SaturdayBalsamic Roasted Tomatoes with Linguine


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

Sunday1 lemon - $.59
3 lb bag onions - $1.97
2 cod fillets, 4 oz each ~ $4
Better Valu diced tomatoes - $.50
Crumbled feta cheese (last week)
Panko bread crumbs
Paprika
Salt
Butter
Linguine
  -need it: Lowes Foods - $.73
Olive oil
Garlic

Monday2 small acorn squash ~ $4
1 green pepper - $1.19
1 jalapeno ~ $.10
Fresh cilantro - $.99
15 oz can Luck's black beans - $.69
Birds Eye frozen corn - $1.99
  -.50/1 print = $.99
Olive oil
Garlic
Onion (split w/Crispy Oven Baked Cod)
Cumin
Salt
Pepper
Lime juice
Feta cheese (last week)

TuesdayCelery - $1.99
1 carrot - $.25
1 sweet potato ~ $.75
1 lb ground sirloin - $3.97
Craisins dried cranberries - $2.39
Butter 
Flour
Fat-free, low sodium chicken broth
Frozen corn (split w/Acorn Squash)
Cinnamon
All spice
Skim milk 
1 onion (from 3 lb bag)

Wednesday1 avocado - $1.99
Boston butter lettuce - $1.59
1 cantaloupe - $2.50
Old El Paso refried beans - $1.69
  -.50/1 print (zip code 90210) = $.69
Fresh salsa - $1.99
Shredded cheddar cheese (last week)
Ground sirloin (split w/Fall Shepherd's Pie)
Cilantro (split w/Acorn Squash)
Jalapeno (split w/Acorn Squash)
Garlic powder
Tortillas (last week)

Thursday1 red bell pepper - $.99
1 yellow bell pepper - $2.50
1 shallot - $.25
2 boneless skinless chicken breasts - $2.99/lb
Salt
Pepper
Garlic powder
Dried oregano
Olive oil
Cooking spray
Dried rosemary
Fat-free, low sodium chicken broth
Balsamic vinegar

Friday1 lemon - $.59
1 lb red potatoes - $1.29
1 lb boneless pork chops - $3.99 
Garlic
Olive oil
Dried oregano
Salt
Pepper
Yellow bell pepper (split w/Balsamic Roasted Chicken)
Red bell pepper (split w/Balsamic Roasted Chicken)
Onion (from 3 lb bag)
Feta cheese (last week)

Saturday1 pint grape tomatoes - $2.50
Fresh parsley - $.99
Olive oil
Salt
Pepper
Balsamic vinegar
Linguine


September 29, 2012

Harris Teeter Weekly Menu Sept 30 - Oct 6

This week we're continuing the fall squash theme and I'm really excited about the Fall Shepherd's Pie recipe. Usually I'm not the biggest fan of shepherd's pie but this mix of fall flavors adds an interesting spin on the classic dish. I hope you enjoy it as well! 

The subtotal is $47. You can add chicken to the Southwestern Stuffed Acorn Squash or take it away from the Fried Rice and Quesadillas to make this a versatile weekly menu to please everyone!

Weekly Menu

SundaySalmon, Asparagus, and Orzo Salad
MondaySouthwestern Stuffed Acorn Squash 
TuesdayFall Shepherd's Pie
WednesdaySouthwestern Beef and Bean Wraps with Cantaloupe
ThursdayJalapeno Popper Chicken with Broccoli
FridayChicken, Edamame, and Mushroom Fried Rice
SaturdayChicken, Spinach, and Goat Cheese Quesadillas with Avocado Sour Cream


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

Sunday1/3 lb asparagus ~ $1.50
1 red onion ~ $1
Fresh dill - $1.99
6 oz salmon fillet ~ $3
HT crumbled feta cheese - $2.69
Orzo pasta
Salt
Pepper
Cooking spray
Lemon juice
Olive oil

Monday2 small acorn squash ~ $3
1 green pepper - $.99
1 jalapeno ~ $.10
Fresh cilantro - $1.79
15 oz can HT black beans - $.77
Birds Eye frozen corn - $1.99
  -.50/1 print = $.99
Olive oil
Garlic
Onion (split w/Salmon, Asparagus, and Orzo Salad)
Cumin
Salt
Pepper
Lime juice
Feta cheese (split w/Salmon, Asparagus, and Orzo Salad)

Tuesday1 onion ~ $.30
Celery - $1.99
1 carrot - $.25
1 sweet potato ~ $.70
1 lb 93% lean ground beef - $4
Butter 
Flour
Fat-free, low sodium chicken broth
Frozen corn (split w/Acorn Squash)
Dried cranberries (last week)
Cinnamon
All spice
Skim milk 

Wednesday1 bag calavo avocados - $1.27
Fresh Express lettuce shreds - $1.50
1 cantaloupe - $3.50
HT refried beans - $.77
Wholly Salsa - $2.49
  -$1.50 off print = $.99
HT tortillas, 10-inch - $1.09
HT 2% shredded cheddar cheese - $2.75
Lean ground beef (split w/Fall Shepherd's Pie)
Cilantro (split w/Acorn Squash)
Jalapeno (split w/Acorn Squash)
Garlic powder

Thursday1 jalapeno ~ $.10
1 lb broccoli crowns ~ $2.50
1 lemon - $.69
Old El Paso low salt taco seasoning - $.79
  -.50/1 print (zip code 90210) = FREE
Panko bread crumbs
Canola oil
1 egg
Shredded cheddar cheese (split w/Beef and Bean Wraps)
2 boneless skinless chicken breasts (stock up)
Salt
Pepper
Olive oil
Parmesan cheese
Garlic

Friday8 oz sliced mushrooms - $.77
Green onions - $.89
Pictsweet shelled edamame - $1.99
Vegetable oil
Sesame seeds
Sesame oil
Low sodium soy sauce
1 boneless skinless chicken breast (stock up)
Rice
  -need it: Mahatama - $1
Garlic

SaturdayFresh spinach - $1.99
HT 8 oz fat-free sour cream - $.77
Tortillas (split w/Beef and Bean Wrap)
Goat cheese (last week)
Salt
Pepper
Cayenne pepper
Garlic
Cooking spray
1 boneless skinless chicken breast (stock up)
1 avocado (split w/Beef and Bean Wraps)
Lime juice
Onion powder


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September 28, 2012

Starting A Coupon Binder


Coupon Kitchen is set up for people who already know how to coupon or I suggest checking out Southern Savers for a detailed tutorial on how to get started. However, Coupon Kitchen is useful even without using coupons! If you really want to dive right into the coupon world, the first thing to know are the two methods: accordion file and binder. While I stick to the accordion file method, the binder route is preferred by many and may be the best solution for you.  Luckily, we have Ashlee from Coupon Community to give a few easy tips on starting a coupon binder.


An Easy Way to Start a Coupon Binder

Making a Coupon Binder is really an easy thing to do. It will help you to organize your shopping trips and increase the amounts that you save. Plus, it is also a great place to save a few reference lists and tips.

Step one: Breathe. This can be done by almost anyone, so don’t panic.

Step two: Get a three ring binder that will hold 30 or more pages. You can either use baseball card holders or full sheet holders depending on how organized you want to be.

Tip: If you clip them first and then add them to the baseball card holders, you won’t have to clip them at the market from the sleeve style. You can find binders and sleeves at places like Wal-Mart, Hobby Lobby or E bay. I used a 40% off one item coupon at Hobby Lobby to get my binder.

Step three: Organization. This is a two part step to make life easier. When I clip my coupons, I add the newest ones to the back and have the oldest (or soonest to expire) at the front of the sleeve.

For me, this makes it easier to purge the coupons that I didn’t use and have expired. I also have each of my pages split up into categories such as canned goods, dairy products, etc. This way I can flip through faster in case I see an in store sale that isn’t listed on their ad.

Of course I also have a section at the front that I call “This trip” for the items that I want to get on this trip so I won’t miss something I came to the store for. I sometimes miss things on my lists because I didn’t write them down in the same order I found them in the store. When this happens, I see the missed items in my “This trip” coupons so I don't miss a deal.

Step four: Create what will be your seasonal food and retail sales cycle lists and place it at the end of your book as a reference. You can always watch your local papers and work out when the best deals are in your area to make your own customized list.

So who wants to go shopping?

Thanks for your help, Ashlee! Interested in starting your own coupon binder? Check out Delly's Deals for binders and complete start-up kits!

September 25, 2012

$100 Food Lion Gift Card Winner

I can't contain it any longer! The winner of the $100 Food Lion Gift Card is...


ASHLEY NEFF!

Congratulations, Ashley! She always has lentils, basmati rice, and garlic in her pantry. Thank you to everyone who entered. I loved hearing all of the pantry staples you have on hand! 

Also, if you continue to enter the giveaways and never win, don't give up! I enter other giveaways all of the time and finally won a great prize yesterday from Fifi Cheek. You never know when it might be your luck day!

September 23, 2012

Bi-Lo Weekly Menu Sept 23-29


You must buy all four produce items (marked with *) to get the special price of Pick 4 for $9.99. Also, don't forget to enter the giveaway for your chance to win $100 to spend at Food Lion - that's two weeks worth of Coupon Kitchen menus!


Weekly Menu

SundayPan-Seared Tilapia with Spinach Baked Potatoes
MondayGreek Pasta Casserole
TuesdaySouthwestern Beef and Bean Wraps with Cantaloupe
WednesdayGrilled Black Bean and Rice Stuffed Peppers
ThursdayJalapeno Popper Chicken with Broccoli
FridaySkillet Burritos 
SaturdaySauteed Scallops with Spaghetti Squash


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

SundayWhite potatoes, 5 lb bag* - $2.49
Fresh Express baby spinach* - $2.49
SH tilapia fillets, 16 oz bag - $3.99
1 red onion
Crumbled feta cheese
Dried basil
Fat-free, low sodium chicken broth
Parmesan cheese
Olive oil
Salt
Garlic 
Pepper
Olive oil
White wine vinegar
Dijon mustard

Monday1 small butternut squash
1 lemon
SH black sliced olives, 2.25 oz 
Yoplait plain Greek yogurt, 6 oz - $1
Feta (split w/Spinach Baked Potatoes)
Spinach (split w/Spinach Baked Potatoes)
Penne or rotini pasta
1 egg
Garlic
Salt
Pepper

TuesdayFresh cilantro
1 jalapeno
1 avocado
1 cantaloupe* - $2.49
Romaine hearts, 3 pack* - $2.49
1 lb 90% lean ground beef - $4.99
Wrap-Itz tortillas - $.99
SH refried beans
Salsa
Borden reduced-fat shredded cheddar cheese - $2.39
Garlic powder

WednesdayGreen peppers, 4 pack - $2.49
Green onions
1 plum tomato
SH 15 oz can black beans 
Rice
Cilantro (split w/Beef and Bean Wraps)
Olive oil
Lime juice
Garlic 
Salt

Thursday1 lb broccoli crowns
1 lemon
2 boneless skinless chicken breasts - $2.99/lb
SH taco seasoning 
Reduced-fat shredded cheddar cheese (split w/Beef and Bean Wraps)
Panko bread crumbs
Canola oil
1 egg
Olive oil
Salt
Pepper
Garlic
Parmesan cheese
Jalapeno (split w/Beef and Bean Wraps)

FridaySH diced tomatoes with green chiles 
15 oz can SH pinto beans 
Tortillas (split w/Beef and Bean Wraps)
Garlic
Ground turkey (split w/Mini Turkey Meatloaf)
Chili powder
Ground cumin
Salt
Shredded cheddar cheese (split w/Beef and Bean Wraps)
Rice
Canola oil
Onion (split w/Spinach Baked Potatoes)
Romaine hearts (split w/Beef and Bean Wraps)

Saturday1 small spaghetti squash
Leeks
1 shallot
SH scallops, 16 oz - $6.49
Olive oil
Flour
Salt
Pepper
Butter
Green onions (split w/Stuffed Peppers)
White wine (optional)


September 22, 2012

Lowes Foods Weekly Menu Sept 23-29


The Greek Pasta Casserole recipe is four servings so you can eat leftovers and cancel out another meal for extra savings or save some to eat for lunch the next day as I like to do!

The subtotal this week is $52. Also, on Tuesday the giveaway ends so be sure to enter for your chance to win $100 to spend at Food Lion - that's two weeks worth of Coupon Kitchen menus!


Weekly Menu

SundayShrimp, Black Bean, and Pineapple Foil Packets over Rice
MondayGreek Pasta Casserole
TuesdayMini Turkey Meatloaf with Green Beans
WednesdayChipotle Mango Flank Steak with Salad
ThursdayJalapeno Popper Chicken with Broccoli
FridaySkillet Burritos 
SaturdaySteak Fajitas with Black Beans


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

Sunday1 red onion ~ $1.35
1 jalapeno ~ $.10
1 lime - $.25
1 avocado - $1.99
Fresh cilantro - $.99
1/2 lb medium shrimp - $3.50
15 oz can Luck's black beans - $.69
Del Monte pineapple tidbits, 8 oz - $.99
Ground coriander
Ground cumin
Chili powder
Salt
Pepper
Rice
  -need it: Mahatma - $.69

Monday1 small butternut squash ~ $2
Fresh Express spinach, 9 oz - $2.50
1 lemon - $.50
LF black sliced olives, 2.25 oz - $.99
Chobani plain yogurt, 6 oz - $.99
  -.30/1 print = $.39
Kryssos feta - $2.49
Penne or rotini pasta
1 egg
Garlic
Salt
Pepper

Tuesday1 small sweet potato ~ $.70
1/2 lb green beans - $.49
Butterball lean ground turkey - $3.79
Olive oil
  -need it: Lowes Foods, 17 oz - $2.47
Cooking spray
Red onion (split w/Greek Pasta Casserole)
Salt
Pepper
Barbecue sauce
  -need it: Lowes Foods - $.99
Maple syrup

Wednesday1 mango - $1.99
1 avocado - $1.99
1 navel orange - $.69
1 chipotle flank steak - $7.99 
Spinach (split w/Greek Pasta Casserole)
Champagne or white wine vinegar
Salt
Honey 
Olive oil
Cilantro (split w/Shrimp Foil Packet)

Thursday1 lb broccoli crowns - $1.99
1 jalapeno ~ $.10
1 lemon - $.50
2 boneless skinless chicken breasts - $3.79
LF taco seasoning - $.33
LF reduced-fat shredded cheddar cheese - $2.50
Panko bread crumbs
Canola oil
1 egg
Olive oil
Salt
Pepper
Garlic
Parmesan cheese

Friday1 onion ~ $.80
1 green bell pepper - $.99
14.5 oz can LF diced tomatoes with green chiles - $.95
15.5 oz can Luck's pinto beans - $.69
Pepito tortillas - $2
Garlic
Ground turkey (split w/Mini Turkey Meatloaf)
Chili powder
Ground cumin
Salt
Shredded cheddar cheese (split w/Jalapeno Popper Chicken)
Rice
Spinach (split w/Greek Pasta Casserole)
Canola oil

Saturday15 oz can Luck's black beans - $.69
Flank steak 
Canola oil
Tortillas (split w/Skillet Burritos)
Garlic
Onion (split w/Skillet Burritos)
Green bell pepper (split w/Skillet Burritos)


September 21, 2012

Harris Teeter Weekly Menu Sept 23-29

With the season change fall squash is officially back on sale and this week's menu is packed full of two of my favorites - butternut squash and spaghetti squash. Tuesday is our second wedding anniversary and since we are headed out Saturday night to celebrate at Catch, I'm cooking Tuesday night. I've heard phenomenal reviews about Catch and I have to admit that I look forward to a night off from cooking. However, I am excited to celebrate with yummy Goat Cheese Stuffed Chicken Meatballs and Spaghetti Squash Gremolata that I stumbled upon from Ambitious Kitchen on our anniversary. There's no better way to please Nick than with a chicken dish! I can't believe how fast the best two years of my life have gone by and I look forward to many more to come with the love of my life (I just had to get sappy, sorry!)

The subtotal this week is $51. Also, on Tuesday the giveaway ends so be sure to enter for your chance to win $100 to spend at Food Lion - that's two weeks worth of Coupon Kitchen menus!


Weekly Menu

SundayCrab Cakes with Roasted Sweet Potatoes and Green Beans
MondayButternut Squash Pesto Pizza
TuesdayGoat Cheese Stuffed Chicken Meatballs with Spaghetti Squash Gremolata
WednesdayLondon Broil and Brussels Sprouts with Walnuts and Dried Cranberries
ThursdayBalsamic Roasted Tomatoes over Spaghetti with Side Salad
FridaySkillet Burritos 
SaturdaySteak Fajitas with Black Beans


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

Sunday1 sweet potato ~ $.70
1/2 lb green beans - $.90
2 Charleston crab cakes - $5
Craisins dried cranberries - $1.77
HT walnut pieces - $1.99
Cooking spray
Olive oil
Butter
Salt
Pepper
Dried sage

Monday1 pint cherry tomatoes - $2.50
1 small butternut squash ~ $2
HT wheat dough ball (in deli) - $1
HT Traders pesto - $2.50
HT shredded low-fat mozzarella cheese - $2.75
  -B2G3
Sugar
Olive oil
Cooking spray
Dried oregano
Parmesan cheese

Tuesday1 small spaghetti squash ~ $3
1 lemon - $.69
1 zucchini ~ $.60
1 roma tomato ~ $.35
Perdue Fit & Easy ground chicken - $3
  -$1 off print = $2
Chavrie goat cheese, 4 oz - $3.99
  -$1 off SS 8/26 = $2.99
Garlic
1 egg
Bread crumbs
Dried basil
Dried oregano
Crushed red pepper flakes
Salt
Pepper
Olive oil

Wednesday1 bag Brussels sprouts - $1.79
1 shallot - $.50
London Broil (2 lbs) ~ $7 
Olive oil
Balsamic vinegar
Low sodium soy sauce
Dried rosemary
Garlic
Salt
Pepper
Walnuts (split w/Roasted Sweet Potatoes)
Dried cranberries (split w/Roasted Sweet Potatoes)

ThursdayFresh parsley - $1.79
Earthbound Organic mixed greens - $1.99
HT baby carrots - $1
1 cucumber - $.99
Cherry tomatoes (split w/Butternut Squash Pizza)
Olive oil
Balsamic vinegar
Salt
Pepper
Spaghetti, angel hair or fettuccine pasta
  -need it: Barilla - B2G3
Balsamic vinaigrette (or other salad dressing)
  -need it: Kraft - $1.47

Friday1 onion - $.31
1 green bell pepper - $1.19
10 oz can HT diced tomatoes with green chiles - $.77
15.5 oz can HT pinto beans - $.67
HT tortillas - $1.49
Garlic
Ground chicken (split w/Chicken Meatballs)
Chili powder
Ground cumin
Salt
Shredded mozzarella (split w/Butternut Squash Pizza)
Rice
Mixed greens (split w/Side Salad)
Canola oil

Saturday15 oz can HT black beans - $.77
London Broil 
Canola oil
Tortillas (split w/Skillet Burritos)
Garlic
Onion (split w/Skillet Burritos)
Green bell pepper (split w/Skillet Burritos)


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