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Posted: June 14, 2011
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Meals Using Deals takes deals each week and makes a dinner for under $10 for a family of 4. We use whichever store has the best deals out of: Walmart, Target, Kroger/Smiths, or Maceys. I will try to post several during the week.

Blueberry Madness!
by: L.A. O’Neil

When I was growing up in Montana, we lived ‘out in the sticks’ and Mom grew most of our fresh fruit, including strawberries, red and black raspberries – and, huckleberries! She’d make muffins and the best flapjacks that were loaded with these fabulous gems, and I’m pretty sure she got tired of our asking for pancakes with homemade huckleberry syrup every Saturday morning. But, alas – when we moved, we no longer had our own fruit stand in our back yard and Mom was relegated to baking with blueberries instead of huckleberries. They’re so similar, we couldn’t tell the difference and the memories of picking huckleberries quickly became an
opaque memory.

This week, Kroger’s Deals and Smith’s features 12 ounces of blueberries for only $2.99 – start stocking up now, because you’ll love to freeze these babies and have them ready for a wonderful taste of summer when the snow is a foot deep on your front yard! I just checked my freezer, and I have about three pounds of blueberries hanging out, just waiting for their moment of blueberry glory! This past weekend, I made homemade blueberry blintzes with homemade ricotta cheese in the filling – what would have cost me a small fortune to buy at a restaurant, I made for about a buck each! You gotta admit – you can’t beat it!

Here’s a quick blueberry sauce recipe that you will use for a bunch of different treats – from blintzes to topping flapjacks!

Ingredients:
2 tablespoons butter
2 pints blueberries
3/4 cup sugar
1 teaspoon cornstarch
1 lemon, juiced

Directions:
Combine the butter, blueberries, sugar, cornstarch, and lemon juice in a small pot over medium-highheat. Bring to a low boil and stir gently until the berries break down and release their natural juices. The consistency should remain a bit chunky, and it will thicken when it cools.

I like the blueberry sauce to be a little on the thicker side – so, if you make this recipe and you’d like to thicken the sauce a little, just increase the amount of cornstarch. Remember, it will thicken as it cools, so add more cornstarch a little at a time. It’s about 8:00 A.M. right now – I think I’m ready for a blueberry smoothie! And, yes – of
course I’ll be using this blueberry sauce!

This article was contributed by www.kitchen-blender-reviews.com, a site focused on helping you decide how to buy a blender that will meet your needs and budget. You will also find Blendtec and Vitamix reviews in addition to many healthy and delicious recipes for meals, smoothies and desserts. Bon appétit!

Posted: May 23, 2011
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Meals Using Deals takes deals each week and makes a dinner for under $10 for a family of 4. We use whichever store has the best deals out of: Walmart, Target, Kroger/Smiths, or Maceys. I will try to post several during the week.

Head over to the Meijer Deals List this week and do this deal:

Pork Shoulder Bone-In Country Style Ribs (family pack), $1.69/lb.
Meijer White Hamburger or Hot Dog Buns or Seeded Hamburger Buns (8 ct.), B2G1 (Freeze extra buns)

Sweet Baby Rays Barbecue Sauce (18 oz.), Marinade (16 oz.) or Dipping Sauce (12 oz.), $1

Use the $1/1 Sweet Baby Ray’s Marinade, exp. 6-30-11 (SS 5/22/11)
OR use the $1/1 Sweet Baby Ray’s Dipping Sauce, exp. 6-30-11 (SS 5/22/11)
Final Price= FREE after coupon

Crockpot: Pulled Pork Sandwiches (feed 4 for about $5)
2-3 pounds Pork Shoulder
1-2 onions sliced
1-2 apples sliced
1/4 tsp allspice
1/4 tsp cinnamon

Place onions and apples on the bottom of the crockpot and place Pork shoulder on top. Sprinkle with allspice and cinnamon and cover. Medium heat for 6 hours.

1/2 hour before meat is done, drain the liquids and put 1/2 cup Sweet Rays BBQ sauce (your choice of flavor) Cook for another 1/2 hour.
Pull the meat off the bone with 2 forks. If there is any resistance, pork is not ready and place back in the crockpot for another hour.

Serve on hamburger buns.

Elaina is the writer of A Time Out For Mommy. When she isn’t chasing around her toddler, she blogs about everything mommy hood, provides recipes, product reviews, and giveaways.

Posted: May 10, 2011
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Meals Using Deals takes deals each week and makes a dinner for under $10 for a family of 4. We use whichever store has the best deals out of: Walmart, Target, Kroger/Smiths, or Maceys. I will try to post several during the week.

Deals from the Kroger Atlanta Region: Georgia, Alabama, Tennessee, and South Carolina (under $7 for 4 people!)

Spinach and Cheese Turkey Meatballs

1 pound ground Turkey ($1.97)
1 10oz box frozen chopped spinach (thawed and drained) (under $2)
1 egg
1/4 cup breadcrumbs
1/2 cup Romano or Parmesan grated cheese
3 cloves garlic chopped
salt and pepper 

Mix all ingredients together. I use a small cupcake scooper to make them all the same size. Place them on a baking sheet and spray them with Olive Oil. Bake them in a 375 degree oven until  they are brown – about 30-45 minutes.

Serve over Ronzoni Pasta ($0.49)
Don’t we all need a time out? Elaina is the writer over at A Time Out For Mommy where she blogs about being a wife and a mommy.  You can find product reviews/giveaways and fun recipes on her site.


Posted: May 3, 2011
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Meals Using Deals takes deals each week and makes a dinner for under $10 for a family of 4. We use whichever store has the best deals out of: Walmart, Target, Kroger/Smiths, or Maceys. I will try to post several during the week.

Grilled Chicken Thighs with Mango Salsa
by: L.A. O’Neil

We’re all struggling with the economy right now, and I truly believe that if we scale back our spending just a little, we can make the best of a crummy situation. My family is making certain that we don’t make those spontaneous trips to the store, as well as making the most of the ‘deals’ at our local supermarkets. Many of the grocery store weekly sales are similar, so you shouldn’t have to hit each store – however, if you do, you’ll save that much more money!

I’m always thrilled when chicken is on sale – it’s a staple in our house, and we stock our freezer to the gills! It’s cheap and it goes a long, long way if you’re a savvy shopper!

Check out the deals at Meijers this week – they’re fantastic!

With a great weekend on tap, here’s what will be on my table:
Grilled Chicken Thighs with Mango/Avocado Salsa
Grilled Vidalia Onions
Grilled Pineapple Rings

Ingredients:

4 chicken thighs ($.99/lb.)
1 mango, peeled and diced ($1.00)
Fresh lemon juice
¼ small red onion, diced
1 avocado ($1.50), diced
Splash of canola oil
Pinch of salt and pepper
2 small Vidalia onions ($.69/lb.), peeled and each onion cut in half
1 whole pineapple ($2.50/ea.), peeled, cored and sliced into rings

Salsa:

Combine mango and red onion in a small bowl. Drizzle the lemon juice over the avocado to prevent browning. Add to the mango and red onion, toss with a little canola oil and season with a little salt and pepper. Cover and refrigerate until the chicken is ready.

Wash and trim the fat from the chicken. Pat dry. Fire up the grill to medium heat. Coat each thigh in a little bit of canola oil and season with salt and pepper. Grill, skin side down, until grill marks appear on each thigh and it’s golden brown. Turn and grill for about 12 more minutes, or until done.

While the chicken is grilling, peel and cut each Vidalia onion in half. Brush the cut side with olive oil, and grill, cut side down, until onions soften and have solid grill marks.

About five minutes before the chicken and onions are ready to come off the grill, brush a little canola oil on each pineapple ring and grill on each side until grill marks appear.

That’s it! You’ll shell out about $4.50 for the thighs and you’ll have several left over for another meal. Each thigh is approximately $.45 each (man – you can’t beat that!) With all of the other ingredients, each serving will be around $2.36!
This is a restaurant-quality meal for a fraction of the cost – you are, indeed, a savvy shopper!

This article was contributed by www.kitchen-blender-reviews.com, a site focused on helping you decide how to buy a blender that will meet your needs and budget. You will also find Blendtec and Vitamix reviews in addition to many healthy and delicious recipes for meals, smoothies and desserts. Bon appétit!

Posted: May 1, 2011
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Meals Using Deals takes deals each week and makes a dinner for under $10 for a family of 4. We use whichever store has the best deals out of: Walmart, Target, Kroger/Smiths, or Maceys. I will try to post several during the week.

Elaina from A Time Out for Mommy makes her own homemade taco seasoning!

“I always make my own taco seasoning. I don’t like the packages because they contain a bunch of artificial stuff and homemade tastes EXACTLY the same! I usually mix up chicken, steak, ground beef or turkey tacos depending on what is on sale that week.”

This week, make a meal using deals using Meijer’s ad:

Taco Night! (about $6-7 to feed 4):

1 lb Certified Angus Beef Ground Beef form Chuck, $2.79/lb
1 jar Select Meijer Naturals Salsa (16 oz.), $1.19
1 container Meijer Sour Cream (16 oz.), $1.39
1-2 packages (freezer leftovers) Meijer Soft Tortillas (10 ct.), $0.99

Taco Recipe
1 pound chopped meat
1 tbsp chili powder
1/4 tsp onion powder
1/4 tsp oregano
1/4 tsp garlic powder
1/4 tsp red pepper flakes
1/2 tsp paprika
1 tsp cumin
1 tsp salt
1 tsp ground pepper

Brown chopped meat until all juices have evaporated. Turn off heat and add all spices, plus 1/4 cup water. Mix well and let sit before serving.

Thanks to A Time Out for Mommy for this recipe! View her site for tips on de-stressing being a mom.
Posted: April 28, 2011
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Posted: April 27, 2011
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Is it Grilling Season Yet?
by:  L.A. O’Neil

Several years ago, a friend of ours called from her native Texas – it was the middle of winter and the Colorado temperature was just about 0° — to say it was ‘crisp’ outside is an understatement!  The conversation started out like most conversations and, eventually, it turned to the topic of food.  After about ten minutes, I told her that my husband was grilling and dinner was just about ready.

Grilling!”  Are you crazy?  It’s freezing outside!”

True – it was freezing, but that never stops us!

In Colorado, April means heavy wet snow and it’s one of the snowiest months of the year.  Our cravings are for summertime food fare, though, and with Kroger’s specials this week, we’ll be able to grill brats and corn to satiate our appetites for hickory-smoked summer deliciousness!

Here’s our menu from Kroger’s ad:

Grilled Brats with Honey Mustard Glaze
Grilled Corn on the Cob
Roasted Broccoli
Fresh Strawberries with Whipped Cream

Ingredients:
Johnsonville Brats ($3.99)
4 ears corn, shucked and silk removed ($.29 ea)
1/4 cup honey
1/2 tsp. dry mustard
1 bunch fresh broccoli ($1.50 bunch)
Salt and pepper, to taste
Olive oil
1 lb. fresh strawberries, washed and green tops removed, sliced ($2.99/lb.)
Cool Whip or fresh, sweetened whipped cream ($.50 per serving)

Directions:

Preheat oven to 425°.
Cut the broccoli florets into bite size pieces. Cut the stalk into 1/8-inch thick, round slices. Place the broccoli into a mixing bowl and toss with the olive oil, salt and pepper.  Spread florets on a foil-covered baking sheet and roast for 10 – 12 minutes, or until tender.
Preheat grill to medium high.  While the broccoli is roasting, place brats and corn on the grill; turn when grill marks are visible.  Total grilling time will be about 10 -12 minutes, or until done.

Combine the honey and dry mustard in a small bowl and mix well.  When the brats come off the grill, brush each brat with the glaze.

Layer strawberries and whipped cream in a fun glass, and serve with a long-handled spoon, if you have them.

That’s all there is to it!  A little taste of summer just when you need it!

The cost?  Only $2.41 a person – a smidgeon more when you factor in the honey and whipped cream!

Author Byline:

This article was contributed by Kitchen- Blender-Reviews.com, a site focused on helping you decide on the best blender to buy for your needs. You will also find many healthy and delicious recipes for meals, smoothies and desserts.  Bon appetit!

Is it Grilling Season Yet?

by: L.A. O’Neil

Several years ago, a friend of ours called from her native Texas – it was the middle of winter and the Colorado temperature was just about 0° — to say it was ‘crisp’ outside is an understatement! The conversation started out like most conversations and, eventually, it turned to the topic of food. After about ten minutes, I told her that my husband was grilling and dinner was just about ready.

“Grilling!” Are you crazy? It’s freezing outside!”

True – it was freezing, but that never stops us!

In Colorado, April means heavy wet snow and it’s one of the snowiest months of the year. Our cravings are for summertime food fare, though, and with Kroger’s specials this week, we’ll be able to grill brats and corn to satiate our appetites for hickory-smoked summer deliciousness!

Here’s our menu:

Grilled Brats with Honey Mustard Glaze

Grilled Corn on the Cob

Roasted Broccoli

Fresh Strawberries with Whipped Cream

Ingredients:

Johnsonville Brats ($3.99)

4 ears corn, shucked and silk removed ($.29 ea)

1/4 cup honey

1/2 tsp. dry mustard

1 bunch fresh broccoli ($1.50 bunch)

Salt and pepper, to taste

Olive oil

1 lb. fresh strawberries, washed and green tops removed, sliced ($2.99/lb.)

Cool Whip or fresh, sweetened whipped cream ($.50 per serving)

Directions:

Preheat oven to 425°.

Cut the broccoli florets into bite size pieces. Cut the stalk into 1/8-inch thick, round slices. Place the broccoli into a mixing bowl and toss with the olive oil, salt and pepper. Spread florets on a foil-covered baking sheet and roast for 10 – 12 minutes, or until tender.

Preheat grill to medium high. While the broccoli is roasting, place brats and corn on the grill; turn when grill marks are visible. Total grilling time will be about 10 -12 minutes, or until done.

Combine the honey and dry mustard in a small bowl and mix well. When the brats come off the grill, brush each brat with the glaze.

Layer strawberries and whipped cream in a fun glass, and serve with a long-handled spoon, if you have them.

That’s all there is to it! A little taste of summer just when you need it!

The cost? Only $2.41 a person – a smidgeon more when you factor in the honey and whipped cream!

Posted: April 27, 2011
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Meals Using Deals takes deals each week and makes a dinner for under $10 for a family of 4. We use whichever store has the best deals out of: Walmart, Target, Kroger/Smiths, or Maceys. I will try to post several during the week.

This week, one of our Meals Using Deals posts from LunaSavings is for Meijer’s ad!

Mama’s Homemade Burgers and Fries

2 pounds of chopped meat (will make 8 burgers) Naturewell 3.49/lb ($7)
1/4 cup parsley
1 small onion diced
2-3 cloves of garlic chopped
1 tbsp paprika
1/4 tsp cumin
salt
pepper
hamburger buns Meijer brand (.99)
8 slices of white American cheese
4 red potatoes washed – keep skin on and slice into fries
Mix all ingredients together. Score meat so that you have 8 even patties. Round out patties and flatten them. Is it ok to make them large and flat – they will shrink when they are cooked. I cook them on an indoor grill until they are medium well. I put the cheese on the last 30 seconds of cooking so that the heat melts it on the burger.
Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Place fries on an aluminum baking sheet that has been sprayed with olive oil. Drizzle olive oil over fries and sprinkle with garlic powder, salt, pepper and paprika. Mix with your hands and place them in the oven until they are golden brown.
To get that “Big Mac” taste, I slice red onions and lettuce to put on the burger with thousand island dressing and pickles.
Make sure to checkout LunaSavings for more savings tips!
Posted: April 21, 2011
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Buy one Palermo’s Pizza Get One Free up to $7.50! After the coupon prints, hurry and hit cancel so you don’t get the huge ad that prints underneath it.

I’ve never tried Palermo’s Pizza before, so I looked up the store locator and they are sold at:

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Posted: April 21, 2011
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Posted: April 20, 2011
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Posted: April 14, 2011
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Beginning at 6AM EST through 3PM EST today, April 14th, Cellfire members can score a 50¢ or $3 coupon when they log into their Cellfire account. Everyone who logs into Cellfire during this 9 hour period will be a winner!

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