Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Fallin' Down On The Job

Akkk. I am fallin' down on the job here. With company here to visit you probably will not see much from me this week. For now, head over to The Barn Bums for a contest celebrating her 100th post! Yay Jessica! Then give Fried PorkChop some hell for not posting for an ENTIRE WEEK. How am I supposed to function without my pork chop??? Then, head over to We Are That Family for another great contest.

These ladies are having great contests. They also have fabulous blogs. Make sure you check them out! And also make sure to let Annie know that I need me some Fried Porkchops more than once a week. LOL....... hehe

As for my menu for this week....

Monday - Three cheese tortellini with Pesto and Salad
Tuesday - Leftovers
Wednesday - Pancakes, Bacon, Sausage and Veggie bacon
Thursday - Out to eat
Friday - Black Bean Pie and Taco Salad
Saturday - Homemade Pizza OR leftovers
Sunday - Pork Chops, mashed potatoes and peas

I already did my shopping for this week and also hit a discount grocery store in our town for snack foods, etc. Totally spent too much. My MIL is a vegetarian so I spent extra making sure I had veggie options in the house. And I also went to CVS last night.

Not too much there this week as far as good deals. I picked up $85.86 in products and saved $54.12. I paid out of pocket $31.74. I also brought home about $5 in ECBs for next trip and 3 different rain checks for items I could not find. Not too bad. But, one of the items I picked up was the wrong size and I ended up spending more on it than I was supposed to. I will be taking that back today or tomorrow.

Walgreens has a deal on Excedrin right now. 24 count boxes are on sale for $1.99. I had 4 coupons for $2 off a box. I got all 4 for free. I did have to buy something else so that I would not have a negative balance. I got Cakesters! Cause they are yummy. You can print Excedrin coupons online. Just do a search or check out Money Saving Mom again for links to coupons.

Ummm... I took a trip to Rite Aid to see if their deals would be worth my time. I was very disappointed in the availability of the advertised specials. I could not find most of what I was looking for. I ended up not purchasing anything there.

Anyone know anything about square foot gardening? Or about upside down planting? We are thinking about doing a vegetable garden. But, with somewhat limited space we think these two will be the way to go. Anyone with any experience, feel free to give me advice!

Alright, I need to go visit with my fab moms now. I will be back later!! Hopefully with pics of Sunday to wow you!


Wonderful World of Weiners said...

Anything green, I kill.

So no help from me!

Impressive deals you got...Fried Chopper has disappeared - I'm not happy about it either!


The Not So Simple Things In Life said...

Oh no advice for gardens coming from me, I can't keep a plant alive for no more than a week.

Glad to see you can enjoy your time with fabs mom, mine is a nightmare as you probably noticed from my post in which left you hanging...and I have yet to finish it up...sorry lol. I will get it done I promise!

Anonymous said...

Tell the Moms I said hello... and give them hugs for me. You really have this bargain shopping thing down! I can't wait to get out there... I want to see you in action! LOL

Anonymous said...

The only thing I really garden is herbs for cooking and flowers. I haven't grown veggies in years.

Missing my porkchop too!

Hope your visit goes well!

Anonymous said...

You are awesome! Thanks for the link over and as for gardening? No green thumbs here!

Wonderful World of Weiners said...

Did the little spider scare you?

Who am I kidding? It's my blog and I don't even want to comment!

Hallie :)

Jessica said...

I definitely have no green thumb. I really do want to plant things this year. I think the kids would enjoy it.

Thanks for the linky.

I'll have to feel you in on my saving later. I definitely have some learning to do but I am determined and I have got some good deals.

Unknown said...

Lol, thanks for the linkie love woman.

I was going to go bloggal (postal) on your rump if you hadn't included pork chops in your weekly menu.. lo and behold.. you spared yourself!!!


Unknown said...

I MEANT to pick up a box of Cakesters to send to you yesterday, and in my haste to get home because they were calling for bad weather (we got none of it though), I walked right by without grabbing them.

Maybe on Sunday I will make sure to grab them for you!