Saturday, September 10, 2011

Chicken Strips on a stick!

The picture is from a cheaters recipe that is not very kid friendly, but the idea of it is.

I would also NEVER give skewers to my kids - EVER - they would kill themselves, use lollipop sticks instead
1 lb skinless chicken breast 1/4 - 1/2 inch thick, depending on your child (you can also cut them up and not put them on sticks for the mini minions)
2 eggs
1 tbsp milk
1 cup flour
1 cup bread crumbs
seasoning to your taste
salt and pepper
Favorite dipping sauces

Cut chicken it to strips no larger than one inch.  
 Grease your baking pan, so they come off easily.
Mix milk and eggs together and dip in chicken strips
Throughly coat your egg covered chicken strip in you flour mixture.  
Place your coated chicken on the greased pan 
Bake for 30 min at 350, give or take depending on your oven.

(you can also fry these, they will be "prettier" but this way is obviously healthier)

When they are done and cool enough to handle and give to the kids, stick the lollipop sticks through the end of it so it looks like [___}------- 

Put your some of your children's favorite dipping sauces either in little bowls to share or on their plates and serve with a veggie.  (broccoli with ranch is yum) 

Sunday, August 7, 2011

CVS Shop 8/7/11 - $4

Two bottles of Flinstone Vitamins and Shampoo and Conditioner came to just over $4 after taxes.

Flinstones - Org. $7.49 each, B1G1 1/2 plus 2 $2 off coupons from Smart Source a couple of weeks ago. Came to about $6.50 for the two of them.

Herbal Essences Org. On sale for 2/$4.97 with 2 $1 off coupons from todays Smart Source, when you buy 2 you also get a $1 EC buck!

I had a $5 EC buck coupon from a previous purchase making all four of them just over $4!

8/7/11 Target shop $65.56 before tax

Pampers Club Size (Size 4 - 128 ct, Size 5 - 112 count) $35 dollars each, $20 giftcard when you buy 2 + 2 $2 off coupons from last weeks P&G insert.

4 sticks of Dove Deodorant - On sale for $3.49, B1G1 free coupon from Sunday insert (last week I believe) and buy 4 and get a $5 gift card.

Herbal Essences Hair Spray - Org. 2.99, on clearance for .71 cents, $1 off coupon from todays Smart Source - .29 cent overage (this may not work at every Target, I only picked it up because it was mismarked for $1.68, Target generally does not do overages, but neither me nor the cashier were paying much attention)

2 Sharpeners and 1 erasers - Org. 99 cents each, on sale for .20 cents each

The Pajamas were not on sale, but I had to have them, I will keep them in the package with the receipt for the next 90 days and wait for them to go on sale lol $16.99

4 Mead Notebooks - On sale for .50 cents each with 2 $1 off when you buy any two Mead products = FREE

Papermate Pens - $1 with $1 off Papermate coupon in the Target back to school mailer = FREE

2 BIC Mechanical Pencils - Org. $1.19 on sale for .90 cents, 1 BIC B2G$1 off coupon from last weeks Smart Source stacked with a BIC B2G$1 off Target coupon from the mailer = .20 cent overage!

2 Revlon Nail clippers - Org. $2.68 each, on sale for $1.24 each with 2 $1 off Revlon beauty tool coupon from = .24 cents each!!

This was done is two purchases, the first being the diapers and deodorant for the gift cards, the $25 in gift cards was used on the next purchase!

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Gilette FusionPro deal at CVS - ENDS TODAY

This razor is on sale for $9.99 at CVS.  There was a $4 off coupon in last weeks paper, and you get $5 ExtraCare bucks when you purchase just one!  Making this essentially $1!!

FREE Sample of Huggies

WalMart Free Sample of Huggies

Monday, August 1, 2011

Tips and Tools to Get the Job Done PT 1

Okay there are several things you should have and should do before going shopping.

Number 1 and most IMPORTANT:

Yea we love them, but they make it very hard to take our time, concentrate and organize the way we ought to.  Believe me I have tried.  I have put things in the cart that I wouldn't have other wise, I spend half of my time telling them to be quiet, and the rest of the time rushing to get the heck out of there.  Leave them with Daddy, Grandma, Auntie, God Mommy, even your little brothers best friend.  

Next is to dress comfortably.  
Yea your 5 inch Dolce stilettos are fabulous but they are NOT for couponing in.  You never know when you might have to race down the aisle to beat the next coupon mom to the last box of cereal with that coupon that makes it free or race for the last LalaLoopsy during the Christmas rush.  

Depending on the season I prefer jeans or sweats and t-shirts and sweat shirts.  Always with sneakers.  Remember if you are wearing a sweat shirt or sweater to always have a t-shirt on underneath in case you get warm.  Key is to be comfortable.  

Be Prepared:

Keep a notebook, calculator and pen and pencil on hand.  You will want to keep track of what you are spending as you are shopping so they you know how much it should all ring up for at the register.  

Also always keep all of your coupons on you, not just what you are planning on getting just in case you come across a great deal (unless of course you are one of the crazies who dumpster dive and steal from their neighbors to steal their coupons. 

Save a tree and a little extra money at the same time:

bring in your reusable bags to every trip.  It's great for the environment, it's easier to organize in your car during big shops, and most stores (including grocery stores and Target) give back 5 cents for every bag used.

More tips to come another time!  

-Happy Saving!

Sunday, July 31, 2011

Pizza Balls, first VLOG

Here is my first ever blog.  I had help from my children.  Recipe credit goes to Ashley @ .

Don't mind me looking crazy - it was hot!

Baby was eating, kids were "helping".  Hope you enjoy!