Tuesday, April 14, 2009


It's about time I posted something with no picture...so here it is. I sat in the floor last night and pulled out all my coupons and matched them with items already on sale at Publix and Kroger this week. I felt disappointed in the paper this week, but I've realized that (as I think I've said before) the really good coupons must come only once a month, at the beginning of the month. I am confused about what to do with the coupons where the items never go on sale the entire month. Here is my plan regarding those coupons. I think I will use them at Wal-Mart. Wal-Mart seems to have the lowest prices without coupon/sale situations considered, so I'm thinking if the items aren't on sale anywhere else, I should just get them at Wal-Mart (where they're basically the cheapest) and use my coupons for them. Do you think this is a good idea?

I went to Publix last night (so I could get that 1 cent mystery item) and used my coupons for there for the week. I spent $14.08 and saved $13.07. Still not a pro, but I'm pleased with it. I have a few coupons to use for Kroger, but I will have to go later in the week.

I'm thinking about making some crock pot lasagna - let me just tell you - I used to love to try to make things in the crock pot when we first were married. Then, after the hurricane, something weird happened to me. I've ruined 2 crock pots. It's a bad feeling when you pull up in your garage and before you turn the car off and get out you can smell something burning/almost on fire. That is scary. Anyway, my mother-in-law gave me my current crock pot, and thank goodness, I haven't ruined it yet because it's a really nice one. It's one of those stainless steel longer ones though, and so I accidentally burn stuff in it because there's not enough food in there. Uh, the point is that I am trying crock pot lasagna again. When I first made it, it was pretty gross. I have a friend who's blog I read who made it the other day though and took a picture of it - it looked really good. She said the recipe was a success and posted it - I'll let you know...We have stuff like every night this week, so I may not be able to make it until the weekend...

We are taking pictures tonight with my friend/photographer, Joy, in Marietta Square. We haven't had any pictures taken of us since we were married almost 6 years ago now. I can't wait to take them and then get to see them!

Oh, and let me tell you something I hate. I LOVE cheesecake - chocolatey cheesecake is my favorite kind of dessert. One thing I hate about it though is that you cannot eat it the night you make it because it's not ready yet! So...last night, I really wanted some cheesecake. I made us a chocolate chip cheesecake, even though I knew we wouldn't be able to eat it last night....yet still, that frustrates me! It will be waiting for us tonight during American Idol!

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