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A Tasty Recipe to Bring an Old Staple New Life
In our effort to save money, my family has decided to eat more home cooked meals. I don’t know about any of you, but I do sometimes get in a rut when it comes to cooking. We all have our quick go-to meals, but I’m looking to expand my list of standbys. I’m hoping this will get me in the habit of keeping a well-stocked pantry.
In today’s Walgreens ad you’ll find $1.89 Chicken of the Sea Pink Salmon (coupon). Growing up, my mom always kept canned salmon in the pantry. She liked using it in salads and pasta dishes. I found a great salmon cake recipe on the Food Network Web site.
I made these today, and they were fabulous. Light and crispy on the outside; very moist and flavorful on the inside. The onion and bacon add a nice depth of flavor. I served this with brown rice and green beans on the side. Green Giant steamer bag beans are $1.69 at Hy-Vee, plus I had a 40-cent coupon. I had all the ingredients in my pantry except the canned salmon, potatoes for the recipe (the russets are on sale at Hy-Vee 2/$1) and the beans. Not only is this meal healthy and delicious, it is so affordable.
If any of you have recipe ideas for this pantry staple or any others, share them with us.
I’m a true foodie at heart. So, you’ll be seeing lots of recipes and hints on my blog. And I am always looking for new recipes and shortcuts. With the fall season comes my family’s busiest time – hockey season. We are in Kansas City two to three times per week for practice and on the road for games. So I need quick meal ideas. Coming soon on the blog, I’ll be discussing crockpot meals and how this one appliance has made my life so much simpler.
And for those of you who just don’t feel like cooking, take the night off and head over to Henry T’s for their Sunday special: 80-cent tacos.
Again, more savings to be found in Sunday’s Journal-World. Some items I will be looking at this week:
Revlon nail polish - $3.99 ($3 Extra Bucks Reward)
CVS brand fish oil – BOGO
Colgate toothpaste - $2.99 ($2 Extra Bucks Reward)
$15 sweaters – Cardigans are really big this fall.
More of the Bonus Buys – Additional 15%-30% off on everything!
$10 select kids games – I’m thinking Christmas gifts and/or donations!
Don’t forget to clip your coupons. These are the items I’ll be saving on:
GENERAL MILLS insert
Save 40 cents on 2 Pillsbury Italian Meal Breads
35 cents on Pillsbury Refrigerated Pizza Crust $1 on 2 Pillsbury Refrigerated Cookie Dough
RED PLUM insert
Save $2 on All Laundry Detergent (96 load)
Save 40 cents on Skippy peanut butter
SMART SOURCE insert
Yeah! More baking products: Save 40 cents on Karo Syrup 30 cents on Argo baking powder 40 cents on Fleischman Yeast
Save $1 on 2 Busy Bone treats for dogs
This is just a sampling of the coupon savings in today’s inserts. There are more than $100 worth of savings to be had.
We’d love to hear about your deals and strategies to save.
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