Friday, July 30, 2010

Frugal Friday Idea- Cheap Fruit Dip!

We are little Fruit Monsters at our house! There is nothing better than fruit in the summer, plus it's healthy, so I don't feel bad buying lots of it! many of you LOVE the cream cheese/marshmallow fruit dip? Yep, I am raising both hands right now!! Well...that is kind of expensive and you have to use it quickly. My lovely friend April, who happens to be pregnant as well and it seems like we crave the exact same things, gave me this dip recipe and I love it! It reminds me of the cream cheese dip but healthier and cheaper!!

Sour Cream Fruit Dip

Scoop of Sour Cream (regular,lite or fat free)
Brown Sugar to taste
Mix them together and dip away!!!

That easy! Please try it...I swear it is good!!!

Kohls 2-Day Shopping Pass- 15% Off Everything!

Kohl's is hosting their Mega Sale event July 30-31! Not only do they have lots of items marked down, but you can also use this 2 Day Shopping Pass for an additional 15% Off Sale, Regular and Clearance Priced merchandise!!!

I was there just a few days ago and they had some great clearance priced items. Especially if you want to go ahead and get your kids clothes for next summer as most summer items are marked at least 60% off!

Thursday, July 29, 2010

Target Toy Clearance!!!

You may have seen my previous Target Clearance deal, but it looks like the Toy Clearance Event at Target is getting even better! Lots of toys are 75% off! Thanks to reader Lisa for emailing me the picture and info. on her shopping trip!
This would be a great time to shop for birthdays or Christmas presents!

I hit the Target toy aisle and found some great deals.
Monopoly Championship edition for 3.48 (was 13.99)
Pictureka Kubes Game 3.74 (was 14.99)
Honey Bee Tree 3.74 (was 14.99)
2 pack of Barbie kites 1.24 (was 4.99)
Toy story kite 1.51 (was 6.04)
Bakugan kite 1.51 (was 6.04)
Tinkerbell playset 4.98 (was 19.99)
3 packages of paperoni 1.98 each (was 7.99 each)
Spongebob Dominoes in a tin 1.74 (was 6.99)
Disney Princess Dominoes in a tin 1.74 (was 6.99)
2 Cars card games in a tin 1.74 (was 6.99)
2 Spongebob card games in a tin 1.74 (was 6.99)
3 bubble guns w/batteries included 1.48 each ( was 5.99)

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

McAlisters Free Tea Day- July 29th

McAlisters has to have the best tea HANDS DOWN! So, let's hope the one I hit up tomorrow isn't too busy so I can grab a FREE TEA on FREE TEA DAY! Limit one per person and no coupon is needed. You may want to call ahead and make sure your location is participating!

Flatbread Tacos With Ranch Sour Cream Sauce

These are very good and fast! My 6 year old ate two of my 2 year old wouldn't eat them, but he doesn't eat anything!

1 cup sour cream (I use Lite or Fat Free)
2 teaspoons ranch salad dressing mix
1 teaspoon lemon juice
1-1 1/2 pds ground beef
1 can (15 oz) pinto beans, drained and rinsed
1 can (14-15 oz) diced tomatoes, undrained
1 envelope taco seasoning
1 tbsp. hot sauce- optional
1 tube large refrigerated buttermilk biscuits

Optional Toppings: lettuce, olives, cheddar cheese


In a small bowl, combine sour cream, ranch dressing mix and lemon juice. Chill until serving.

In a large skillet, cook beef until no longer pink, drain. Add the beans, diced tomatoes, taco seasoning and hot sauce; heat through.

Meanwhile, roll out biscuits into a 6-inch circle (the skinnier the better I think). I also spray my rolling pin with Pam. In a nonstick skillet over medium heat, cook each biscuit for 30-60 seconds on each side. Keep the heat low so they cook and don't burn. Keep warm.
To serve, spread with ranch sauce, top with meat mixture, and then sprinkle on optional toppings of your choice!!!

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Hot Target Clearance Find

While running to Target today, I spotted this Baby Alive doll that potties and poops for only $7.27!! That is down from the original price of $29.99!!!!!!

Now...some of you might be saying, "Ashlei, you have two sons???"

You are right, but has anybody seen the Dr. Phil way of Potty Training? Well, I am going to try it when the time is right and I need a doll that potties!!!! YEAH!!!

If I wasn't a poor person right now, I would have bought several for Birthday Parties and Christmas presents.

Dillons Trip- $19.03 Spent!!

I posted in my Meal Plan Monday, that my husband and I are trying to really scrimp this month as we have so many expenses during August (back to school, tags and taxes, birthday, etc.) SO I am doing a Pantry/Freezer Challenge and my goal was to spend under $20.00 for our grocery budget for this 2 week pay period. So, I got my filler items needed for our meals (just biscuits and meat) and then bought our "essentials" (produce, milk, water, etc.) I even managed to get a few items not on my list but had coupons for or that my husband asked for (the poptarts!).

So here is my shopping trip. Not sure if the one gallon of milk will last us until next Wednesday, so I may end up going to the store for one more gallon but I wanted to try to see how long we could go.

Monday, July 26, 2010

Back To School Coupon Codes

Here are some great deals when online shopping for Back to School!!

Click on the deal you like best and you will be automatically directed to the site (plus I get a small percentage for directing you there)!!

Kohls-15% Off $100 or More- Use Code SAV15SA

Kohls-10% Off Any Order- Use Code NEW5043

GAP- 30% Off Entire Purchase+Free Shipping- Use Code SAV30 (Expires Tuesday, July 27th)

HP- $25.00 Discount of Purchases of $125 or More+ Free Shipping- Use Code SAVINGS25

Sports Authority- Free Shipping On All Backpacks- No Code Required

I will pass on other great codes as I find them!

Pantry Challenge- Meal Plan Monday!

We are working really hard this month at putting as much money into our savings account, so I have decided to try the Pantry Challenge w/ a twist, for our Meal Plan Monday!

I went through my freezer, pantry and refrigerator and tried to see what I could come up with for 10 days worth of meals and here's what I came up with.
The twist?- I do have to buy a few things at the store, so I am doing a $20.00 Challenge for the week! That will include milk, bread, hamburger, biscuits and produce!

Monday- Shake and Bake Chicken, Frozen Potato Wedges, Salad

Tuesday- Flatbread Tacos w/ Ranch Sour Cream Sauce (these are delicious and we haven't had them in forever! I will take pics and post recipe on Wednesday!) If you are my Facebook friend, here's the link to the recipe.

Wednesday-Bologna Sandwiches, Soup

Thursday- Sausage and Egg Biscuits, Fruit

Friday- Brats/Hotdogs, Mac and Cheese

Saturday- Rice A Roni w/ Chicken, Veggies

Sunday- Pancakes, Sausage, Eggs

Monday- Grilled Cheese, Soup

Tuesday- Fish Sticks, French Fries

Wednesday- Smoked Sausage, Potatoes O'Brien, Veggies

I will try to post a pic of my shopping trip from tomorrow soon too!!!


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