Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Crock Pot Wednesdays

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Crock pot Lasagna
12oz box lasagna noodles(uncooked)
1 jar Spaghetti Sauce(or homemade)
1 12oz bag Mozzarella(I use more)
1 small container ricotta(I omit, husband doesn't like)
1 pound ground beef
Brown ground beef and drain. Add spaghetti sauce and stir. Add sauce to bottom of crock pot followed by a double layer of noodles(I have to break mine in half). If using ricotta add it next followed by mozzarella. Keep layering in that order until all ingredients are used. Cook on low for 4-5 hours. I use a crock pot liner to make cleanup a snap!

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

Kitchen Tip Tuesday

If you watch Rachel Ray then you know she uses a garbage bowl while cooking for all the trash. I use a plastic grocery bag instead. I just hang it on one of my drawer pulls and fill it as I cook.

If I am peeling potatoes or carrots I lay a plastic bag flat in the sink and peel the veggies right on the bag. When finished I pick it up by the four corners and throw it right in the trash. I used to use my garbage disposal for peelings, but once my drain got clogged doing that so I started using the bag.

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Monday, January 21, 2008

Menu Plan Monday

This my first time posting on Menu Plan Monday. I normally just fly by the seat of my pants. Organization does not come naturally for me...I have to work at it! So, in an effort to save money, organize my shopping and know before 4pm what I'm serving for dinner that night, I'm going to plan my menu for the week. Here goes:

Monday:Marinated Pork Chops,Broiled Potatoes,Applesauce

Tuesday: Baked Flounder, Sweet Potato Fries, hush puppies

Thursday: Roasted Tomato Soup and grilled cheese sandwiches

Friday: Mexican Meatloaf (in the freezer) Mac & Cheese, green beans

Saturday: Spaghetti and Garlic Bread

Sunday: Hot Dogs and chips

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Sunday, January 20, 2008


I sent my oldest son to CVS to do my first deal this week. It was any easy one:

Transaction #1
Buy 6 12pks of Pepsi products for $20
~use $4/$20
~use $3/15
~use $2/$10
Total $11 oop on Gift Card
Received $10 ECB

So, essentially I paid $1 for 6 12 packs! Technically, I didn't pay anything because I used a coupon to get that $25 gift card when I filled a new prescription there.

I'll post the other transactions as they happen!

Thursday, January 17, 2008

Wet and White

Here in the Piedmont of NC we only get snow 1-2 times a season if we are lucky. Today is one of times! I was awakened by my 4 year old's sweetest voice saying "It's snowing". Actually, now it is raining, but I snapped a pic of it before it all gets washed away.

Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Free Online Budgeting Site

There is a lot of talk about budgeting this time of year. BudgetSimple is a free online budgeting site that I use. The site lives up to it's name as it is truly simple! Works for me!

Tuesday, January 15, 2008

Kitchen Tip Tuesday

When mixing meatloaf, rolling up meatballs, or just shaping sausage patties to fry for breakfast wet your hands. Wetting your hands before playing in ground meat keeps the meat from sticking to them so much and makes them easier to wash afterwards. Check out other kitchen tips at Tammy's Recipes.