Monday, March 2, 2015

Update on my recipe site

You should be able to access my website using the old URL now. I still have to move all of the recipe photos but everything else should be there now. Please let me know if anything (other than the photos) is missing.
 

Saturday, February 28, 2015

My recipe website

In case you've tried to go to my main recipe website today, and found it was missing, that's because this morning I moved my site to a new host and they said it could take up to two days for everything to be working properly. I'm also having email issues so it might take me a while to reply and I suspect that some emails might get lost in cyberspace.

Friday, February 27, 2015

Menu for the week of 3/1 thru 3/7

THAI PEANUT TURKEY CURRY SKILLET
UNDERCOVER CHICKEN
SUNDAY:
CARBmaster Yogurt and Coconutty Crunch
Leftover Tijuana Quiche
Leftover Sloppy Joe Stuffed Peppers
Leftover Chicken Cordon Bleu Casserole
Leftover Strawberry Almond Crumb Cake

Leftover Egg Salad
Steak (unless there are too many leftovers)

MONDAY:
CARBmaster Yogurt and Coconutty Crunch
Thai Peanut Turkey Curry Skillet (will make with ground beef)

TUESDAY:
CARBmaster Yogurt and Coconutty Crunch
Leftovers

WEDNESDAY:
CARBmaster Yogurt and Coconutty Crunch
Ham & Cheese Quiche
Pork roast

THURSDAY:
CARBmaster Yogurt and Coconutty Crunch
Undercover Chicken
Cheese Biscuits 

FRIDAY:
CARBmaster Yogurt and Coconutty Crunch
Deep Dish Pizza

SATURDAY:
CARBmaster Yogurt and Coconutty Crunch
Leftovers
Basic Chili
CHEESE BISCUITS
DEEP DISH PIZZA
BASIC CHILI


Thursday, February 26, 2015

Shopping List for February 22 - February 28

MONDAY'S SHOPPING

FOOD TOWN (Monday):
Ground beef @ 1.99lb (marked down) - $10.64
Boneless chicken breasts @ 1.77lb - $3.08
2 Boston butt pork roasts @ .99lb - $7.48
4 red bell peppers @ .50 each - $2.00
Onions @ .39lb - $.81
Green onions - $.59

TOTAL - $24.60

ALDI (Thursday):
Cream cheese - $1.29
Coffee - $3.99
1 dozen eggs - $.99
2 tomato paste @ .39 each - $.78

TOTAL - $7.90

WALMART (Thursday):
Thai red curry paste - $2.42
Mildew spray - $2.88

TOTAL - $5.54

KROGER (Thursday):
7 CARBmaster yogurt @ .40 each (minus 10% discount) - $2.52
2 12-pack diet soda @ 2.39 each (minus 10% discount + $.95 coupon) - $3.35
2 bags tortilla chips @ 1.00 each (minus 10% discount + $1.00 coupon) - $.80
2 pounds butter @ 1.99 each (minus 10% discount) - $3.58
2 jars peanut butter @ 1.49 each (minus 10% discount) - $2.68
Napkins @ .97 (minus 10% discount) - $.87
2 ice cream at 2.50 each (minus 10% discount + .40 coupon) - $4.10

TOTAL - $18.32

GRAND TOTAL - $56.36 (over budget by $6.36)

THURSDAY'S SHOPPING
I decided to splurge and get some tortilla chips for my husband since he's been crunchy snack deprived for so long. I couldn't pass them up at 40-cents per bag after my discount and a coupon (I had to buy 2 to use the coupon).

I was so happy to finally see pork roasts for 99-cents pound again after being around $2.50 pound for so long. I'd basically stopped buying pork because it was so expensive. Food Town has them for the same price again in this week's ad so I might buy another one next Tuesday (last day of the sale) and cook it right away. I've tentatively altered my menu for next week to work in a pork roast.

Although I didn't need any eggs, I bought one dozen today because they're still 99-cents at the new Aldi store this week. I made a big batch of egg salad a few days ago and I'll probably make another big batch soon now that I've got a surplus of eggs on hand. I used 10 eggs in the last batch and I might go ahead and use a full dozen next time because egg salad gets eaten very quickly around here.



I bought the cream cheese today to make another Raspberry-Almond Crumb Cake in the next few days. I've still got enough sour cream and strawberry jam left so I figured I might as well because the last one was so yummy. In case you haven't noticed, I've updated the recipe a little after making a few changes to it when I made the last one the other day.


RASPBERRY-ALMOND CRUMB CAKE



Monday, February 23, 2015

Monday's Shopping


 
They're predicting freezing rain for Tuesday morning so I did my shopping today. I didn't want to miss out on the pork shoulder roasts for 99-cents pound. It's been ages since they were that cheap. I bought two small ones but you can't see the second one in the photo. 

Aren't those beautiful red bell peppers? They were the same price as the green ones today and only 50-cents each. I'll be using them to make Sloppy Joe Stuffed Peppers on Friday. Hopefully they'll keep that long. 
 

Friday, February 20, 2015

Menu for the week of 2/22 thru 2/28


RASPBERRY (STRAWBERRY) ALMOND CRUMB CAKE

RASPBERRY (STRAWBERRY) ALMOND CRUMB CAKE


SUNDAY:
CARBmaster Yogurt and Coconutty Crunch
Leftover Salsa Sausage Quiche
Leftover Tuna "Rice" Casserole
Leftover Burger Scramble Florentine
Strawberry Almond Crumb Cake 

MONDAY:
CARBmaster Yogurt and Coconutty Crunch
Italian Meatball Burgers

TUESDAY:
CARBmaster Yogurt and Coconutty Crunch
Leftovers

WEDNESDAY:
CARBmaster Yogurt and Coconutty Crunch
Chicken Cordon Bleu Casserole

THURSDAY:
CARBmaster Yogurt and Coconutty Crunch
Tijuana Quiche
Leftovers

FRIDAY:
CARBmaster Yogurt and Coconutty Crunch
Sloppy Joe Stuffed Peppers

SATURDAY:
CARBmaster Yogurt and Coconutty Crunch
Leftovers


CHICKEN CORDON BLEU CASSEROLE
SLOPPY JOE STUFFED PEPPERS

TIJUANA QUICHE

If green peppers are too expensive or bad-looking when I shop next week, I'll switch Friday's menu to regular Sloppy Joes on buns for my husband. I'll eat mine with a spoon!

I have a jar of Smucker's sugar free strawberry jam that's been in the pantry for ages. I found it in the clearance bin so I got it cheap. I'm going to use it in the Crumb Cake on Sunday instead of raspberry jam.


UPDATE: I just realized that I linked to the wrong version of the crumb cake recipe. I was linking to a variation instead of the original, which is the one I'm planning to make.


Thursday, February 19, 2015

Shopping List for February 15 - February 21

TUESDAY'S SHOPPING

FOOD TOWN (Tuesday):
Ground beef @ 1.99lb (marked down) - $4.88
Garlic salt - $1.55
JalapeƱos @ .69lb - $.74

TOTAL - $7.17

HEB (Tuesday):
Nasal strips - $6.88
Shower spray - $1.97
2 ice cream @ 4.48 each (buy 1/get 1 free) - $4.48

TOTAL - $13.49

ALDI (Thursday):
2 Cream cheese @ 1.29 each - $2.58
Colby - $1.79
Coffee - $2.79
4 dozen eggs @ .99 each - $3.96

TOTAL - $11.12

KROGER (Thursday):
7 CARBmaster yogurt @ .40 each (minus 10% discount) - $2.52
2 12-pack diet soda @ 2.39 each (minus 10% discount + $1.00 coupon) - $3.30
Parmesan cheese @ 2.97 (minus 10% discount) - $2.67
16-ounce shredded cheese @ 3.79 (minus 10% discount) - $3.41
8 ounce sour cream @ .99 (minus 10% discount + .40 coupon) - $.49
Foil @ 1.99 (minus 10% discount) - $1.79
Frozen cauliflower @ 1.00 (minus 10% discount) - $.90

TOTAL - $15.50

GRAND TOTAL - $47.28

THURSDAY'S SHOPPING

Food Town only had one package of marked down ground beef or I would have bought more. I stocked up and bought the maximum eggs allowed per purchase at Aldi while they're still 99-cents. When I went to the other Aldi location last week, they weren't 99-cents there so this must still be one of the grand opening deals at the new location.