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Showing posts from March 21, 2010

Chicken Curry - Freezer Meal

I took advantage of the Fresh market sale and bought 12lbs of chicken for $16!
Last night I made Chicken Curry from the "Fix, Freeze, Feast" book that I got free by using Swagbucks!

Here's the recipe:

About 6 pounds boneless, chicken half-breasts
1 cup butter
2 cups chopped onion
1/4 cup curry powder
2 T minced ginger (I used ground ginger)
2 T minced garlic
2 T sugar
2 T Chicken bouillon (I only used 2 squares)
2 t salt
1 cup flour
4 cups water
4 cups milk
2 T lemon juice
3 one-gallon freezer bags (I used 6 quart bags plus we had one meal for dinner last night) GOOD!

Cut chicken into bite size pieces
Cook over med. heat about 30 min.
Remove from heat and cool
Divide into freezer bags

While chicken cools melt butter in large saucepan over med heat
Add onions, cook until soft 5 min.
Add curry, ginger, garlic, sugar, bouillon, and salt
Cook stirring for 2 min
Add flour, cook, stirring 2 min more
Mixture will be a paste
Gradually add water and milk stirring constantly until …

Staples: Herbs and Extracts

Kroger spices, seasonings, food coloring and extracts are on sale for 40% off.
I bought some curry today for $2.15 and Almond extract for $2.39.

(we will try to post when we see deals come up on staples)

Picnic Supplies

For the next several days, my menu is focused on picnic items. It is spring break for us, and we have decided to get away!!! And, although we are paying for a hotel room (choke, choke!!!), we can at least spend a lot less on our food. Here are some great deals I've found on picnic items this week:
Bumble Bee Tuna 2.5 oz .49
use .55/1 SS 2/21

Coke 2 liter .75

Kraft Cheese, 12 oz singles 1.69

Lays Potato Chips, all natural 2.25
use $1/1 SS 3/14

Nabisco Snack Crackers, 5.5-10 oz 1.79
use $1/1 SS 1/24
= .79

Oscar Meyer Lunchables, 4.2-4.5 oz .99
use $1/1 SS 3/21

Remember, this price is when you buy 8 participating products.


Sobe Drinks, $1.00
use BOGO free (IE) - Sobe Lifewater 20 oz - (
use BOGO free (FF) - sobe Lifewater 20 oz - (
use .50/1 Sobe Lifewater 20 oz Target coupon - (
Buy 10, get $5 gift card back

Kellogg's Pop Tarts $1.88
use $1/3 RP 2/7
or $1/2 (

Kellogg's Fruit Snacks $1.88

Pasta, Pasta, Pasta

Is your food storage starting to look like this?
This is the pasta I've accumulated over the last 2 weeks doing theSmith's March Madness Sale. There are 8 boxes of Ronzoni Smart Taste, 2 boxes of Ronzoni Healthy Harvest, and 10 packages of American Beauty pasta. The beauty of all this? I paid a grand total of $5.40 for all of this! To see how I did it, click here.

Now that I have all this pasta, what am I going to do with it? Well, having small children, spaghetti is a HUGE staple in our house. However, there are also some other great things you can do with spaghetti noodles. One recipe that we have loved is called String Pie. The recipe is as follows:

1 lb ground beef 8 oz pkg spaghetti noodles, cooked and drained 2 eggs, beaten 1 c. cottage cheese 1/2 c. chopped onion 1 jar (15 oz) spaghetti sauce 1/3 c. grated parmesan cheese 2 tbsp melted butter 1/2 c. mozzarella cheese

Brown beef and onion. Drain fat. Add jar of spaghetti sauce. Mix well and simmer. Combine hot spaghetti nood…

Honey Curried Chicken

Honey Curried Chicken
This was also a very easy, very GOOD chicken recipe.
I used Gold n' Plump split chicken breasts with ribs ($1.00 at Fresh Market).  I halved the recipe because I didn't have a cup of honey :)  I also used fresh mushrooms.  Just tossed them with the sauce, dumped it over the chicken, and then baked it at 400 for about 50-60 min. (I flipped the chicken after a half hour.)  For more clear instructions you can click on the link.

Again, my food photography isn't the best, but I promise it was good! :)

Pillsbury Grands Catalina at Smith's

There are some great Catalina's at Smith's this week that match up nicely with some sales. If you don't know what a Catalina is, it is coupon that is printed out at the register good towards your next visit. The one I'm excited about is the Pillsbury Grands Catalina offer. It reads like this:

Purchase 6 get a $4 catalina, valid OYNO
Purchase 5 get a $3 catalina, valid OYNO
Purchase 4 get a $2 catalina, valid OYNO

Pillsbury Grands biscuits are on sale this week for $0.99. Match that up with a .30/2 coupon here and here, and also in these newspaper inserts - General Mills 1/3 and SS-3/7 - and that makes for some pretty cheap biscuits!

Thanks Pinching Your Pennies!

Crumb Coated Chicken Thighs

I made Crumb Coated Chicken Thighs last night and they were AMAZING!  Especially considering how little work was involved. I bought the thighs at Fresh Market yesterday for $1.00!
All you do is add the ingredients into a ziplock bag You can even double the recipe, make 2 bags and save the other one for another day. :) Then just coat the chicken and bake!  Seriously REALLY GOOD!  I was surprised actually, as was my husband, which is a little insulting... :)

Stock Up Deals: Fresh Market & Smiths 3/24 -3/30

Gold n' Plump Chicken bone-in Breasts, Thighs, Wings, or Drumsticks $2.00
use $1/1 printable or .75 printable
= $1 - $1.25

Chicken Breasts $1.88/lb.

See a full list here.

I Can't Believe it's not Butter $.98
use .50/1 printable
= .48

Gold Medal Flour 5 lb. $1.50
use .75 printable (disappeared)
= .75

Price when you buy 8 participating products:

Bumble Bee Tuna 2.5 oz. .49
use .55/1 SS 2/21

Del Monte Tomatoes .49
use $1/4 printable
= .24 each

Ken's Salad Dressing $1.49
use $1/1 SS 3/7
= .49

Smart Taste Pasta .75
use .75/1 printable and .75/1 printable A NEW 3rd LINK HERE!
= FREE  print both links twice!!

Ronzini Healthy Harvest Pasta .75
use $1/2 printable
= .25 each

Smart Balance Sour Cream $1.49
use $1/1 RP 3/21
= .49

American Beauty Pasta .49

See a full list here.

We will soon post recipes using these ingredients!!! (not all in the same recipe though :)

Cuckoo for Coupon Deals

You may have noticed my posts decreasing.  I honestly can't compete with all the great coupon blogs out there.  So I have decided to be a co-blogger for Cuckoo for Coupon Deals.  She has some great features on her site!  Check it out here.  You'll see my name at the bottom of my posts.

I will not let Tight Wad die however.  Instead Im tweaking the focus.  Once you find all the great deals from Cuckoo you can come here and we'll post what you can do with all that stuff!!  

We will post :
-weekly AMAZING deals that should be stocked up on. Posted every Wednesday.
-recipes and tips for using it all week long (no Sunday posts)

We all know the importance of cycling your food storage.  We hope to help you gain and use your storage weekly.

I keep saying "we" because my friend Kori (and the one who started my obsession with coupons) will also be posting!!!

Thank you for reading!!

Riceworks Coupon

Riceworks $1/1 coupon here.  You'll need to sign up first.   I've only tried the salsa ones but they are GOOD!
Thanks, Cuckoo for Coupon Deals!

Rite Aid Idea

1 Jumbo pack of Huggies $8.99
   use $2 Ad perk Huggies
   use $3 any Huggies
2 Huggies wipes $5.00
   use .75/1 printable (disappeared) or .50/1 SS 3/21
4 cans of campbells condensed soup $3.18  (BOGO free at $1.59)
   use 2 $1/2 printable
1 Johnson's Baby product $2.99
   use $1/1 Ad perk
   use $1/1 printable (sign up)

Subtotal $20.16
   use $5 off $20 purchase Ad Perk

Total $5.66 PLUS $2 back in SCR!! 
(this total is assuming you only have 1 .50 wipes coupon)

Enter your receipt here to get rebate.

Campbells Coupon...a GOOD one!

Get a $1/2 coupon here! Thanks Jessica's Coupons!
These are on sale at Rite Aid, BOGO free at $1.59. That's .29 each!

Huggies $2.60/pack including tax at Rite Aid

The total came to 8.82 with tax, plus I'll get a $1.00 rebate.  Thats $2.60 each!

Buy 2 Pull-ups and 1 jumbo pack
use 2 $2/1 Pull- ups Ad perk there are 2 different ones
use $2/1 jumbo Huggies Ad perk
use 3 $3/1 Huggies here and here (print twice)
use $5 off $25 purchase
= $8.82 (incl tax) plus you'll get $1 back by entering your receipt here.