Saturday, January 24, 2015

Coupons in my mail...Produce and meat coupons too!

Check out my mail
Awesome mail the past few days!

  1. Badia Spices  sent 3 generous sized samples of their products
  2. Aidells sent a free sausage coupon and several $0.50 off coupons
  3. Pero Family Farms sent several $0.50 off their product coupons
  4. Cabot Cheese sent several $0.50 off coupons
  5. Amy's organic sent several $1.00 off coupons
  6. Frontera Seasoning sent several $1.00 off TWO coupons. 
  7. McCormick sent several $0.75 off any one product coupons
  8. Snow's sent several $0.35 off any clam or chowder product
  9. Mission sent several $0.75 off coupons
  10. Simply Asia &Thai Kitchen sent several $0.50 off coupons
  11. BelGiooso sent several $0.55 coupons
  12. Pacific Foods sent $1.00 off coupon for completing a follow up survey 
  13. Tumaros sent a $1.00 off coupon
  14. Old Croc Cheese sent several $0.55 coupons
  15. Heinz sent several $0.50 off ketchup and $0.75 off Ore Ida coupons
  16. Trans Ocean sent several $1.00 off coupons
  17. Pier 33 sent a coupon for FREE BOX of Muessells and several $1.00 off coupons

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

City Chicken- Great Freezer Meal! Kid Food!

Kids will eat almost anything if you put it on a stick. There is just something fun about eating off a stick. City chicken was one of my favorite meals as a kid. I knew my siblings were all coming home from college when my Mom made it ( I am 11 years younger than my siblings).

Ingredients are simple

  1. Pork Roast 
  2. Flour
  3. Eggs
  4. Milk
  5.  Italian Bread Crumbs
  6. Sticks 

1. Cut the roast into cubes

2. Place the pork cubes onto the sticks

3. Dip in Flour

4. Dip in Egg/Milk mixture

5. Dip in Bread Crumbs
6. Fry on each side at 350 to brown it.

7. Bake at 350 for 20 minutes.

Then serve !

When I make City chicken I make an entire pork roast and freeze several additional meals for my family.

Monday, January 12, 2015

Mail call! Several Free coupons!

Our family has been hit by the winter colds and virus plague, which means I have been lazy emailing companies and posting what comes in the mail.

This was today's mail.

1. Taylor Farms sent coupons for TWO FREE PRODUCTS
2. De Wafelbakers sent 1 FREE PRODUCT 1 $1.00 off and 1 $0.50 off coupon
3.Al Fresco sent 2 $1.00 off coupons 
4. Amy's Organic sent 3 $1.00 off coupons
5. McCorrmick sent 3 $0.75 off coupons
6. Cabot Cheese sent 3 $0.50 off coupons
7. Pepperidge Farm sent 2 $0.50 off coupon
8.Zatarains sent 2 $0.50 off coupons
9. Heinz sent 2 $0.75 off TJ Friday's, 2 $0.75 off Ore Ida, 2 $0.50 off Bagel Bites, 2 $0.50 off Heinz Ketchup
10. Coke Rewards sent 2 $5.00 McDonald's gift cards. ( Great for teacher gifts )

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Harris Teeter Day one

Today at Harris Teeter. My total before coupons was over $67.00 I paid $27.90

Monday, January 5, 2015

Harris Teeter More Non Insert Matches

Mrs. Renfros sent 4 $0.55 off coupons

You can find several of their awesome Salsas here at Harris Teeter

Bush's Baked Beans sent  1 $0.55 off Any Bush's Baked Beans or Bush's Grillin Beans any size any variety and 1 $0.55 off any 2 Bush's beans

Some beans found here will be as low as $0.05  with the coupon

Jone's Sausage sent two $1.00 off coupons. ( This sausage is amazing, natural and I buy it when I don't have coupons in large bags at Costco)

All varieties seem to be $2.99 and can be found here a

Sunday, January 4, 2015

Baby in Stroller a Health Code Violation Say What ?

I am currently at Let's Dish and won't be returning. We had the baby in a stroller no where near the food but was falling asleep in her stroller. This business could be amazing for new Moms but I wouldn't return. My husband and I had to take turns fixing meals which takes away from the experience. The meals are made from frozen not fresh ingredients as well, so there really isn't much here if you don't get the experience. More to come later.

1. When we entered we asked if it was okay to bring kids to the establishment. We we told of course they even had a kids club. 

2. Then I asked what would be easier with the baby, a stroller or carseat. The first person didn't seem to care. 

3. My husband and son were dishing as I was taking a few pictures, because that is what I do when we go places.   Soon the manager came over and pointed to the baby calling her a health code violation. ( I would have understood more if they said a fire hazard since she was in our stroller, even though there was plenty of room and not a lot of patrons. 

4. So my husband and I had to take turns assembling meals. A lot of the items are pre-frozen which is concerning because I don't exactly know how letting something go from Frozen to cold to Frozen again isn't a health code violation, especially meat. 

5. The meals were okay, but honestly I can make a lot of them cheaper, faster, with higher quality ingredients and more efficiently in my own home.   

  Examples of what we assembled to freeze: 

I bought the Groupon because I wanted to try this for several reasons,
1. share something with my son who desperately wants to be on a kids cooking show like Rachel Vs Guy or Master Chef Junior. 
2. I wanted something that will make our lives easier in the summer when we get extremely busy enjoying our new city. ( I live near Baltimore and there is more than The Wire here, in fact there is a ton to do and I plan to do it. 

I now know this is not something I can do alone with two well behaved children, even one safely strapped in the stroller and an older child that is extremely responsible and well behaved.

This was the CEOS response, which makes me think there was a major lack of communication in this company.. As one person tells me the baby is a health code violation and  CEO says this.  

Most places don't count a baby as an extra person for things that are family friendly. I am more offended they told me my baby was a health code violation when she indeed was not. This pretty much was the reason I won't go back to the store, because normally I have two kids alone during the day and I am not going to leave my baby in a waitng area while I dish meals. I also WOULD NEVER TAKE CHILDREN TO A PLACE THAT IS NOT KID FRIENDLY, but THEY HAVE A KIDS CLUB! Which made me think it was okay to bring my children. 

 I bought the groupon for the experience, but none of the meals are worth what they charge if you are paying full price, due the lack of fresh quality ingredients. I usually pay for the leanest beef possible, but I doubt that is what they use. 

In-Store Session
Choose a 4, 8, or 12 dish session. Each dish has six servings. (Sound like too much food? You can split most dishes in half.)

  Cost Per Session Per Dish Per Serving  
1 Dishes $29 $29.00 $4.83  
4 Dishes $114 $28.50 $4.75  
5 Dishes $141 $28.20 $4.70  
6 Dishes $168 $28.00 $4.67  
7 Dishes $195 $27.86 $4.64  
8 Dishes $210 $26.25 $4.38  
9 Dishes $237 $26.33 $4.39  
10 Dishes $264 $26.40 $4.40  
11 Dishes $291 $26.45 $4.41  
12 Dishes $300 $25.00 $4.17  
13 Dishes $327 $25.15 $4.19  


Friday, January 2, 2015

Thank You Harvestland!

I am not your stereotypical couponer, nor Mom ( In fact those coupon Moms only exist on that Extreme Couponing show)  I don't buy many things that come in a box, bag or can. I prefer to spend a little more money on quality products with morals and ethics I support. I also feel that too many people don't compliment small companies for being awesome for sticking to their values to provide a safe, quality and delicious product.  This segment from their website is why I love this brand 

"Together, we abandoned the common practices of administering antibiotics to livestock and adding animal by-products to feed" 

Harvestland isn't drugging their animals to get more product, they are concentrating on providing quality over quantity.  Which is impressive in today's economy and ME ME ME MONEY MONEY MONEY mentality . 

They sent me an awesome package. 

  1. The Highest quality measuring cups I have ever owned.
  2. Delicious recipes that my entire family will enjoy. 
  3. 10 $5.00 off coupons! 
So next time you are shopping at Harris Teeter, Walmart, BJS or any other local grocery store look for Harvest Land products!