Tuesday, September 29, 2009

What's For Dinner Homemade Chicken Vegetable Soup

I love great deals and when I can get canned soups free or nearly free I grabbed them for a quick lunch. But nothing but nothing beats our homemade Chicken Vegetable Soup.
We buy 1 rotisserie Chicken every week for dinner, sandwiches and as a treat for Spooky the spoiled cat. Really it is for her and she shares.
We are nearing fall so felt like home made soup. Had my dh boil up the bones and make me broth.
Couple of days later time to throw together our soup.
To the broth we add some chicken, 1 small can of chopped Tomatoes, 1/2 tsp of salt , 1 tsp of pepper and a tsp of a mixture of onion and garlic. Let that simmer. Mean time I cook up 1 cup of macaroni shell, drain and add. I know that some think you can cook pasta in soup but I think it soaks up to much of my broth. 20 minutes before we plan to eat we throw in about 1/2 bag of mixed vegetables.
Delicious and we always get 2 good meals out of this. Just add crackers or some rolls.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

What's For Dinner Tonight

Even though it is nice to eat out you can get better food and it is so much cheaper at home. Tonight is total comfort food.

We are having Tuna Pasta Salad and biscuits using Bisquick
I make my Tuna Salad the day before we plan to eat so all the flavors can mix. Usually I would put a little celery in it but was none available.
Made the biscuits tonight just 10 minutes before dinner.
Dinner was very tasty and best of all there is plenty of leftovers for another day.
Thanks for stopping by.... Grace

Great Reading on other Sites Money Saving Tips

I was reading a post from Pocket Your Dollars . She had shared an article that she read on Wisebread .... 51 Unusual Money-Saving Tips from Readers .
This article is funny at times and some ideas are downright stealing if people really do some of these ideas.
The other article that I found fun to read was A Cheapskate’s Guide to Eating Out My hubby and I practice many of these since our one pleasure and entertainment is eating out.
We try to eat at lunch time and during the week. Ususally we can eat alot cheaper this way.

Take a look at both of these articles for a laugh and then for some great tips.

I would love to hear from you and how you try to save money either eating out or being frugal.
I for sure rinse out baggies and reuse if possible and turn off the water when brushing my teeth.

Thanks for stopping by... Grace

Friday, September 18, 2009

Whats For Dinner Sloppy Joes

Fall is coming and we love comfort food. Hubby made sloppy Joes his own recipe that includes a piece of Velveeta Cheese melting on the bun.
Add some Bush beans and Potato chips and onion dip and what a tasty supper.

Tonight was on a hot dog bun since that is what we had in the house.

How Far Can I Make a Twenty Dollar Bill Go

I took a twenty out of my wallet and thought lets see what I can buy with this $20.00 during the week..

I bought

1 Advil Walgreens
1 Hershey Candy Bar .. Walgreens
1 Bottle of Coke 1 liter Randalls
4 cans of Tomato Soup Randalls
4 Kraft Easy Mac Krogers
4 cans of Chicken of the Sea Tuna Krogers
1 can of Maxwell coffee 34.5 oz Krogers

1 Velveeta Cheese 2 pounds Krogers
2 Carnation Liquid Creamer 32 ozs Krogers
2 Marie Callender's Al Dente

Total out of pocket is $22.43. I will receive back $2.55 in my refund and I received a $2 register rewards for a total cash oop $19.98

Saturday, September 5, 2009

Refunding To Add Money To Your Pocket

Want to add even more money back to your pocket. Then you need to refund. You buy a certain product or several products and you can get some of your money back.
You may see a product that says try me FREE... all you have to do is buy it, try it and send in the proper requirements and soon you have some $$ back in your pocket.
There is a great site on the Internet that I have been involved with off and on for over 20 years.

I have joined refundingcents again and there is so much there.

Michele gives you updates, there are chats going on where others share what they have found at the stores. There is a great link so you can find where a coupon was in case you have not had a chance to cut out your coupons yet for your binder or coupon box.

If you decide to join please go from the link at the right had side of my page. I will get credit for it.
Thanks for stopping by.... Grace

Thursday, September 3, 2009

What's For Dinner ?

Last night once again What's For Dinner? is the question. I decide a bowl of Chili would taste good. I have a recipe book of great Chili recipes and always think I will try something else. But in the end I go back to my own recipe. It is good, spicy enough for me and dh and I love it.

It is so easy. Brown one pound of hamburger, drain off the excess grease. Add diced onion if desired and saute. Add 1 tsp of Garlic, 2 tsps of Chili Powder, 1 tsp of cumin, 1 tsp basil, 1 tsp oregano, 1/2 tsp salt, and 1 tsp of pepper.

To this add 1 large can (29 oz ) of Tomato sauce, 1 can of diced tomatoes and 1 can of chili or kidney beans. Add one 29 oz can of water.

Stir and let simmer on low for about 45 minutes to 1 hour stirring often.

Top with grated cheese and sour cream if desired. Serve with crackers or crusty bread and salad.