Saturday, January 5, 2013

Using the Stockpile, Day 5: Steak, Chicken, Bacon


Oatmeal and cereal for breakfast.  I think tomorrow may be a $6 milk run (Kum & Go, 2 gallons for $6).

For lunch, I took the remainder of a package of bacon and cooked it up, took the remaining chicken breast from dinner the other night and used homemade bread to make sandwiches!  Almost done with a bottle of mayo.  We're really loving the homemade honey oat bread.

All afternoon, my husband and I got the "cleaning bug" and started with his closet, then I started on mine, and before I knew it, I had the bed rotated, the floor swept and all the loose ends in a basket to sort!  It was well worth the time spent.

For dinner, I took some steaks from the freezer and sauteed with onions, garlic, mushrooms and 1 large green pepper and served with some steak sauce.





Total spent on food outside of stockpile:
Today:  $0
This Month:  $22.33
Goal:  Spend under $100 for January, but under $50 would be awesome!
Stockpile items demolished:  1 box of Kraft Mac & Cheese, 1 jar of Patak's Sauce, 1 bag of granola, 1 bag of protein powder, 1 rogue squash, 1 package of chicken breast, 1 package of Hormel deli pepperoni, 1 tube of crescent rolls, 1 package of bacon, 1 bag of shredded cheese, 1 package of Knorr rice sides, 1 big jar of Jif peanut butter, 1 jar of honey, 1 bag of flour, 1 box of crackers, 1 box of granola/snack bar, 2 freezer steaks, 1 bag of Gevalia coffee, 2 gallons of milk, 1 jar of Jif hazelnut spread

To see day 4, go here.
To see day 3, go here.
To see day 2, go here.
To see day 1, go here.
To see the original post, go here!  I will be updating daily and at the end of the month I'll post new pictures. Pin It

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Friday, January 4, 2013

Using the Stockpile, Day 4: I Went to the Store! Homemade Bread, Thrift Shop Stop & More.



I went thrift shopping this morning!  The Noah's Hope Thrift Store has a sale going on, 50% off everything.  I spent around $7.23 for all pictured, plus two drinking glasses (not pictured).  Includes:  Eddie Bauer Sweater, 4 books (4/$1), cat basket, cat scrapbooking supplies, CAT statue.. lol... 3 belts (two are American Eagle) for my husband and a big stove teapot.


They also had.. this... "thing"... Just $3, so $1.50 on sale.  Brand new with tags!  Brand is Raz Imports.



Go here to see our list of Sioux City thrift stores
Go here to see our list of Sioux City secondhand stores (flea markets, etc.)

Yummmm.. honey oat bread!  Used 1.25 cups warm water this time instead of beer.  You can see my basic recipe her:  Honey Oat Bread w/Flax and Beer.





Okay, back to the reason for this blog.  I went to the store today for some fresh stuff.  What I found was some Greek yogurt by Anderson Erickson, which expires 1/14/12.  I bought 6.  Hey, at 99¢ for a 16 oz container, that's a steal for Greek yogurt!  They had two full milk cartons at the Riverside store.  I also got fresh blackberries (99¢ each, competitor's ad price), avocados for 2/$1 and some clearance Christmas flavored Jello and clearance bin flour that had a tear in the bag.  Go here for the full Fareway ad this week.





For dinner, leftover chicken!  And bread.  Delicious, homemade bread.

Total spent on food outside of stockpile:
Today:  $22.33
This Month:  $22.33
Stockpile items demolished:  1 box of Kraft Mac & Cheese, 1 jar of Patak's Sauce, 1 bag of granola, 1 bag of protein powder, 1 rogue squash, 1 package of chicken breast, 1 package of Hormel deli pepperoni, 1 tube of crescent rolls, 1 package of bacon, 1 bag of shredded cheese, 1 package of Knorr rice sides, 1 big jar of Jif peanut butter, 1 jar of honey, 1 bag of flour, 1 box of crackers, 1 box of granola/snack bar, 2 freezer steaks

To see day 3, go here.
To see day 2, go here.
To see day 1, go here.
To see the original post, go here!  I will be updating daily and at the end of the month I'll post new pictures. Pin It

Sioux City Journal Deal of the Day: Sunkist Bakery $10 gift certificate for $5


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Home Depot Kids Workshop Saturday January 5th 9am-12pm Build a Birdhouse

JANUARY WORKSHOP

Diamond Birdhouse

Finished painted example
Dates:
Saturday, January 5, 2012

Time:
9 a.m. – 12 p.m.








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Thursday, January 3, 2013

Using the Stockpile, Day 3: $0 Spent; Pepperoni Rolls Made



For lunch, I had a tube of reduced fat Pillsbury crescent rolls, so I decided to make pepperoni rolls.  I took 1-2 slices of Hormel deli pepperoni (the really thin stuff, I usually find it at the Dollar Tree for $1) and 1/16th cup shredded cheddar cheese and rolled it up tight and baked per directions.  They were very tasty!


For dinner:  Scrambled eggs, salsa and Knorr rice sides with frozen fruit, thawed for dessert.

Total spent on food outside of stockpile:
Today:  $0
This Month:  $0
Stockpile items demolished:  1 box of Kraft Mac & Cheese, 1 jar of Patak's Sauce, 1 bag of granola, 1 bag of protein powder, 1 rogue squash, 1 package of chicken breast, 1 package of Hormel pepperoni, 1 tube of crescent rolls, 1 package of bacon, 1 bag of shredded cheese, 1 package of Knorr rice sides.

To see day 2, go here.
To see day 1, go here.
To see the original post, go here!  I will be updating daily and at the end of the month I'll post new pictures. Pin It

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Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Fareway Coupon & Sale Matchup 01/02/13-01/08/13



This is our own coupon matchup for the week for Fareway food stores - this ad is for Sioux City, and may vary by location.  You can see the full ad HERE.  We are not affiliated with Fareway, just fans of couponing there :)  Below are some of the best weekly deals!  If you're shopping for something not on the list below, be sure to check out the tabs at the top of our blog to see the printable coupons available.  Remember to print two each of the printable coupons - you can do this on every computer!  Check out the deals below: 



Boneless, skinless chicken breast $1.79/lb

Thick cut Iowa chops $1.88/lb

Fareway Fastco 4% Cottage Cheese 77¢, 12 oz

AE Yogurt cups 10/$4

Fareway canned fruit 97¢ for 29-30 oz can, limit 6

Progresso Soup 97¢, limit 6
-$1/4 printable
-$1.25/4 light printable
-$1/4 light printable
-$1/4 SS 12/9/12

Hellmann's Mayonnaise $3.77
-$1.50/1 whipped variety, if applicable
-$1/1 Ranch variety, if applicable

Kraft Miracle Whip 48 oz Carton $4.88
-$0.50/1 SS 12/9/12

Bush's Beans 88¢

Fareway white bread 88¢

Swiss Miss Hot Cocoa 99¢
-$1/3 SS 12/9/12

Fareway cereals 3/$5

General Mills Cereals:  Fiber One 80 Calories Chocolate Squares, Honey Nut Cheerios Medley Crunch, Peanut Butter Toast Crunch $1.88.  These are new cereals, so unsure if the coupons below will work:
-$1.10/3 GM cereals

Kellogg's Cereal:  Fruit Loops, Apple Jacks, Corn Pops, Frosted Flakes, Krave 4/$9
-$0.50/1 or $1/2 printable
-$1 off juice wyb 2 Kellogg's Krave cereals

Sunbelt Bakery Granola Bars 2/$4
-$1/1 printable

Belvita Breakfast Biscuits $2.99
-$0.50/1 Fareway in-ad coupon

Weight Watchers Smart Ones 2/$3
-$1/3 printable
-$5/15 printable
-$2/6 printable
-$4/12 printable
-$1/3 printable

Palermo's pizza 6/$10


Fresh avocados 2/$1 (GREAT PRICE!)

Packaged mushrooms 99¢

Dole Salad Blends & Kits 3/$5

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Using the Stockpile, Day 2: $0 Spent



Breakfast and lunch really aren't that exciting around here, as they usually consist of leftovers.  This morning, my husband had his typical cereal and I had coffee, 2 eggs and some bacon from my freezer that I got on sale at Hy-Vee.  Lunch was just some yogurt for me with granola and he had summer sausage, peanut butter and banana.  I am going to have to make a run for bananas soon!  Oh, and maybe milk!


I wanted to try making some bread in my $5 bread maker, using leftover All Bran Flakes that nobody has eaten in a while.  I had gotten a bunch of All Bran on sale a while back, but my husband prefers other cereals.  The bread didn't cook completely in the bread maker, so I switched it to the pan and baked it (and baked a squash since the oven was hot).  Anyways, it was more of a bread pudding type situation than bread, so I am going to perfect the recipe before posting!  I hope I can find some Cool Whip in the freezer to eat with it. :)

Boo to you, test bread!
It's "bread-er" eh?


For dinner, I put one full chicken breast (frozen) and 1 cup of uncooked basmati rice in the crock pot with 2 cups of water and 1 chopped green pepper.  After the chicken was mostly cooked, I added a jar of Patak's Korma Curry simmer sauce and about a cup of frozen peas and let it simmer for another hour.  Delicious and easy to make while I'm working!

Total spent on food outside of stockpile:
Today:  $0
This Month:  $0
Stockpile items demolished:  1 box of Kraft Mac & Cheese, 1 jar of Patak's Sauce, 1 bag of granola, 1 bag of protein powder, 1 rogue squash, 1 package of chicken breast.

To see day 1, go here.
To see the original post, go here!  I will be updating daily and at the end of the month I'll post new pictures. Pin It

KCAU Steals and Deals 1/3/13



If you're a local business owner and would like us to promote a deal you have going on, or place an ad on our site, please contact us at bethannshelpfulsavings@ gmail.com (no space) or fill out our contact us form. We would love to talk about you!
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Today on the Kcau morning show, we talked about:

Woot:  Fitness Basics Yoga Mats, Zebra, Flower, Leopard, just $8, 73% off $30 list price.  Sale ends Friday morning, 1/4/13, 9 am CT

7 Days Free at Curves or 24 Hour Fitness

Boneless skinless chicken breast at Fareway for $1.79/lb, 4% cottage cheese 77 cents

Buy 1 get 1 Free breakfast burrito coupon for Taco John's, expires 1/4/13

and HAPPY BIRTHDAY BETH ANN!!! 


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Tuesday, January 1, 2013

Using the Stockpile, Day 1: $0 Spent



Happy New Year!  Today, my first day of the "resolution" aka "clean out the stockpile", wasn't too hard.

Breakfast is always cereal for my husband, and usually coffee and something easy for myself (today was a Luna Fiber bar).

Lunch was Kraft Mac & Cheese (bought it on sale for 44 cents!), frozen peas and some Gaspar's Linguica (sausage).

Since it's my sister's birthday soon, and she leaves town tomorrow, we had a birthday party for her at my mom's house.  We had linguine with Alfredo sauce, salad and chocolate cake.

Food grocery tally:
Total spent today:  $0
Total spent this month:  $0
Stockpile items demolished:  1 Box of Kraft Mac & Cheese

Back to work tomorrow!

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