Friday, May 6, 2011

Today is the day...

Well is the big day. My parents will be here and its about to get crazy. We woke up at like 6 am to get our little girl up and ready for the day and to get her off to school.
I of course hit the internet during my wake up time to see what the couponing happs might be this morning.
I'm enjoying coffee and the Today show, which I haven't done in a long time since I am usually in a really big rush to get out the door for work.
I spotted a couple of good coupons, but they are just duplicates of ones I already have.

I did notice yesterday though that the Clean and Clear facewash is on price cut at Target. It is now $3.99 and if you are lucky you have a $2.00 coupon and a B1G1 Free coupon to combine making two $2.00 or $1.00 each. Pretty good considering that just last week they were $5.00 each!

Anyway- just wanted to pop in before things get hectic.

So if I don't get back before the weekends up, Happy Mothers Day to all the Moms and have a great weekend!

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Soup....from pasta sauce???

Creamy Tomato-Vodka Soup

• Servings: 8
• Cook Time: 1 Hour & 30 Minutes
• Prep Time: 20 Minutes
• 1 jar (24 oz.) Classico® Four Cheese Pasta Sauce
• 1 tablespoon(s) extra-virgin olive oil
• 2 onions, sliced
• 2 to 3 small cloves garlic, smashed and peeled
• 1 jar 32-ounce (4 cups) vegetable broth
• 1 jar 28-ounce Italian plum tomatoes, with juice
• 1/4 cup(s) vodka
• 6 sprigs flat-leaf parsley
• 1 teaspoon(s) salt
• 1 teaspoon(s) sugar
• 2 cup(s) half-and-half
1. In a large pot, heat oil over medium-high heat. Add onions and garlic and cook 1-2 minutes. Add remaining ingredients except for the half-and-half. Cover and simmer for 30-60 minutes, stirring occasionally.

2. Using an immersion blender or a food processor, puree the soup in batches (be careful—the liquid is hot). Stir in the half-and-half. Cook in the covered pot on low heat until heated through, 20 to 30 minutes.

This recipe is from Classico in their recipe section, I saw it in a magazine and thought it looked delicious!

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Moving is taking away from my couponing obsession!!!

Hello! It's been a few days...again. We are on our last stretch our new house mates will be here this week.

So the last week had of course flown by and we are in the midst of complete chaos!

Luckily, at this point all of our furniture is moved. All that is left is clearing out the kitchen- which I was saving for last so we can still eat. Which, ironically we have done nothing but EAT OUT for a week! And our bathroom and closet stuff.

We are going from a bedroom sized bathroom and large walk in closet to a closet sized bathroom and a bedroom that is smaller than our bathroom- how is that even possible?

Anyway, I did go to Target for a couple of things Saturday night. I didn't get any of the Nivea body wash because there was only one bottle left, and it made me feel weird, like, why is there only one here? While I was thinking about that, some creepy guy walked up and said hi to me? Then he happened to be everywhere I was in the store, until I ditched him and left!

While I was there I got some orange juice for $1.69, TWO Bertolli Pasta Sauces for $1.48 (.74 each) after coupons. I used 2- 0.75/1 and 1- $1.00/2 Target coupon for a total of $2.50.

I love getting pasta sauce on sale. It lasts usually a year or two and you can dress it up for different dishes, use it on pasta, spaghetti squash, pizza's, as a dip and...drum roll a soup base!! Can I get a woot woot!!! I will post a recipe for that soon

Maybe later today or tomorrow.

I got a couple of other things, but the pasta sauce was the most exciting!

So I went and got my 2 papers Sunday and really, no coupons seem as good to me as that Nivea coupon we got a couple weeks back! That was epic! Body wash for four cents? Yes please! But there were some good ones in there- I won't complain. I especially like the ones with far out expiration dates so that I can match them with sales.

I was online and in coupon mode when my husband said to me "Maybe you shouldn't coupon this weekend, we have so much to do", what? Tell a couponer not to coupon?

That's like telling dough not to rise! Who's with me? I had tried doing my couponing late Friday night when it shouldn't matter to anyone what I am doing anyway...I stayed up until 2 AM organizing my little gems!!

I can't wait to get past this big move this weekend and get my coupon on in full force again!!

How was your weekend? Any good deals?