A Cheaper Way to Make…..BROWNIES {Jar Mix Series Pt.1}

A couple of months ago, I came across a post called “Baking Shortcut- Make Your Own Mixes,” about putting your bread machine ingredients in jars ahead of time…..what a great idea!! That got me a’thinkin.   Why spend money on things like “brownie mix,” when I am sure it would be cheaper to make it … Continue reading

On Buying Groceries…

Photo Credit   Groceries. We all need ’em.   We all buy ’em. I thought I’d share a little bit about our “system,” in case it could be a blessing to some brother or sister out there!  (*Note….I know this is not the only or best way, but it’s what is working for us right … Continue reading

Top Tip Tuesday: Cheaper from Scratch…

sniff..sniff………sniff…sniff……..Can you smell that?? It’s coming from my kitchen. Miraculously. Warm cinnamon bread with brown sugar and pecans…..add some butter and more cinnamon on top, and you’ve got a scrumptious breakfast. And lest you get the wrong idea about how “domestic” I am…… you should know that I used a bread machine.   🙂 (In … Continue reading

Menu Monday: Quick Chicken Parmigiana

Allow me to introduce to you Mr. Wonderful’s favorite Sunday afternoon meal.  I totally “dig” it, too…. but only because it is so amazingly EASY. Maybe it’s just me, but after church on Sunday I always tend to feel…… exhausted. Don’t ask me why, it’s not like a just ran a marathon or something. So … Continue reading

What I am stocking up on this week…..(1/06)

Save-A-Lot has a few really nice things to stock up on this week….here are a few of them! Tony’s Crispy Crust Pizza……$.89 I tried these out before posting, and they were pretty good!  They are similar to the “Totino’s Party Pizza” (same weight, but square) if you are familiar with those.   The kids like … Continue reading

Menu Monday: Easy FUN with Cream Cheese!

CREAM CHEESE is on sale!!!!  CREAM CHEESE is on sale!!!!!  $.89 at Save-A-Lot!!!!! I wish there was some way you could freeze cream cheese, but from everything I’ve read, it doesn’t freeze well.  If you have experience with this I’d love to hear from you! 🙂 Frugal people find what’s on SALE, and that’s what … Continue reading

Do It Yourself Gift Ideas…

It’s time to start thinking about the “smaller gifts”….you know what I mean, the kid’s teachers, Sunday School teachers, neighbors, the mailman, aunts, uncles, etc. I know someone who leaves their garbage man a cooler with sodas in it EACH WEEK!  The garbage man, in turn, brings her cooler and trash cans up to the … Continue reading

Monday Menu: Cheapest and Easiest Ever Fettucine Alfredo

This is one of those that I absolutely LOVE when I make it, and then for some reason tend to forget about it! FETTUCINE ALFREDO Mix together in saucepan (A whisk works nicely) 1 Can Cream of Mushroom Soup (I stocked up at $.50, now back up to $.59 at Save-A-Lot) 1 Can Evaporated Milk … Continue reading

Menu Monday: How I fed 21 people for $11.07

We had our youngest little guy’s 2 year birthday party after church yesterday.  My husband’s family came over….twenty-one people!  The whole meal cost approx $11.07, that’s only 52 cents per person!  Here’s how I did it…. (By the way, OF COURSE everything was bought at Save-A-Lot) SPAGHETTI Ground Turkey ($1.39 x 2) Hunts Spaghetti Sauce … Continue reading

3 Things To Stock Up This Week…(Good Until 12/18)

***Save A Lot Deals that are good until Dec. 18th***  (You will need these items anyway, better to buy them on SALE when you can!) RED GOLD KETCHUP (Big 40 oz bottle)… $1.00 each I figured we would use 1 per month (at least 🙂 ) so $12 would buy us a year’s supply. MORNING … Continue reading

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