Alea’s Herbed Chicken on Vegetable Confetti

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Gardening helps offset my grocery bill, especially since I grow items that can be expensive at the grocery store such as peppers and tomatoes. The one downside to gardening is that supply sometimes exceeds demand, particularly when I grow things like yellow squash and zucchini. My children are now examining all baked goods with a suspicious eye, so I have to step up my game … [Read more...]

Kroger Shopping Trip

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As to be expected, I came in way under budget this week!  Mainly because I did not buy a "full load" of groceries, as most of us will be away for half the week.  I did, however, snag some great deals, as well as get all stocked up on chicken breasts for the next round of batch grilling!!! Kroger (Milk not pictured...left it in the car...and so thankful I remembered … [Read more...]

Magnetic Menu Planner

A very clever meal planning idea from Stacie...that I couldn't not share with you! I'm always looking for ways to improve my menu planning!  I've tried so many different approaches (calendars, binders, computer programs, etc.), but I've never quite found the perfect match for me.  When I ran across a few ideas about making a magnetic menu planner for the refrigerator, I … [Read more...]

Barilla Pasta – $.50 per box at Kroger

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1 lb boxes of Barilla pasta, including whole wheat and piccolini, are on sale at Kroger this week and next (sale at my store expires on 9/12) for just $1... Match with the $1/2 coupons from yesterday's Sunday paper and you've got yourself $.50 boxes of pasta! I'm often asked...how much couponing goes into the food part of $5 Dinners?! I reply that most of the couponing … [Read more...]