Monday, February 23, 2009

Looking for something frugal to do with the kids

Lowe's and Home Depot both offer free clinics for kids each month, so mark your calender and get ready to help your kids build some memories.
Saturday February 28, 2009 at Lowe's between 10am and 11am your kids can build their very own #48 race car. Go here to preregister.
Saturday March 7, 2009 9:00am-12:00pm you can head over to The Home Depot and build an HD Raceway.

Two free tacos at Jack in the Box (Febuary 24,2009)

It looks like tomorrow is the day to be out and about so you can cash in on some of these free offers. While I was reading Money Saving Mom I came across this great offer. Go here to download your coupon for two free tacos at any Jack in the Box restaurant. One coupon per guest per visit.

Free Pancakes at Ihop Tuesday Feb. 24

I saw this on tv this morning and then forgot to post it until I read Crystals post. Tomorrow is National Pancake day and you can get a free short stack of pancakes from 7am - 10pm.

I just might take advantage of this offer this year since I didn't get out and do my shopping today. I think a free short stack of pancakes at Ihop before hitting the grocery stores tomorrow would be great.

Free Quiznos Sub

Thanks to Freebies4Mom for this great freebie.

Go here and sign up then they will email you a link to your personalized coupon for a free small signature sub.

Free Redbox Movie Rental

Its Monday so that means another free Redbox movie rental. Todays code is S39XKT. This code will be valid until 11:59 pm tonight.

If you have a Redbox at your local Walgreens you can also try DVDATWAG for another free rental.

Free Kashi Frozen Entree Coupon

Who dosen't love a free meal. If you would like to recieve a coupon for a free Kashi frozen entree go here and sign up. Your coupon should arrive in the mail in a few weeks.

Menu Plan Monday


oatmeal with fruit, pancakes with maple syrup, overnight caramel strata, English muffins with egg and cheese, homemade granola and milk


My girls will be eating school lunches a couple of times this week.

homemade chicken nuggets




chicken and veggie quesadillas with guacamole salad

lasagna and green salad

pot roast and veggies

meatloaf, mashed sweet potatoes, and corn

fried chicken, mashed potatoes, and broccoli


Hamburgers on homemade buns and homemade chips

For more great menu plan ideas head on over to OrgJunkie.

Come back tomorrow and see how my shopping trip goes for the grocery cart round up and what I'm gratefull for, for Gratituesday.

Wednesday I will be sharing the recipe for one of my favorite desserts

Monday, February 9, 2009

Menu Plan Monday

Here's what we will be eating this week

oatmeal and fruit, eggs on toast or English muffin, homemade granola with milk, yogurt and granola, pancakes with maple syrup, muffins

packed lunches of leftovers or a sandwich
fruit or veggie
juice box
cookie or muffin

Red beans and brown rice
chicken enchiladas
pot roast
shredded beef burritos
chicken fajitas

Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Febuary's First shopping trip

Sorry there is no picture today but I forgot to take it as I was putting the groceries away. I will be going out for some milk and bread later this week but I will be trying to come in under budget if possible.

1 cabbage $1.70
1 package of egg roll wraps $1.88
1 28oz can of tomato sauce $0.84
1 package 2%milk cheese slices $3.24
1 package honey turkey lunch meat $3.57
4 Roma tomatoes $0.69
4 avocados $1.00
1 package English muffins $1.86
1 package whole wheat bagels $1.37
Total $16.15

1 4pack tp $1.00
1 soft and dri clinical deodorant $5.99
1 Garner fructis conditioner $3.99
used a $10 Register Reward
Total $0.98
and I have a $5 Register Reward for next time

(I know not the most frugal or healthy stop)
2 cheeseburgers
1 double cheeseburger
Total $3.22

Total spent today $20.35
Total left for this week $29.65
Total left for the year $2680.63
Total coupon and ECB savings for the year $103.32

To see what lots of other frugal ladies are buying this week head on over to The Grocery Cart Challenge

So what will we be eating this week

Monday we had
cereal and fruit
beefy enchilada bake and Spanish rice

Breakfast cookies
I packed my hubby leftovers, the girls got packed lunches of turkey sandwiches, juice boxes, baked chips, and a cookie, the kids I sit for will have the same as the girls and I will eat leftovers
Chicken and veggie stir fry over brown rice

fried eggs on an English muffin
packed lunches or leftovers
chicken and dumplings
Birthday cake (its my oldest's B-Day)

packed lunches (leftover chicken and dumplings)
Ham, mashed potatoes, broccoli

yogurt and fruit
Ham sandwiches, carrots, fruit
double corn and ham pie

ham and cheese omelets
homemade pizza
grilled chicken legs

donuts at church
what ever you can find in the fridge
Meatloaf, mashed potatoes, green beans