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Corn Tortilla Quiche

First, let me just say that I have never made quiche before.  But even a beginner like me can make magic happen. :)  It was amazing!


Corn Tortilla Quiche
I followed the recipe pretty closely but I did make a couple substitutions. Instead of sausage, I used bacon (almost a whole package). Instead of whipping cream, I used evaporated milk. And instead of Monterey Jack cheese, I used Mozzarella. I also DOUBLED the recipe.
While the bacon was cooking:  I preheated the oven to 350
Greased 2 pie plates-- use a 9-in, if you use an 8-in be sure not to put too much in it.  I learned the hard way and now there's egg in the bottom of my oven :)
Arrange tortillas-- four overlapping, 1/2-in beyond rim

Then layer, bacon, cheese, chilies, and s l o w l y add egg mixture on top.

Then bake for 45 - 55 minutes until center is set.  Sprinkle with cilantro (I used dried) and your done!
I made 2, we ate one and I froze the other one.  First I let it cool completely, I wrapped it in plastic wrap, then in foil, then…

Giveaway Winner!

CONGRATULATIONS VICKI!
You won the Liz Claiborne Purse from The Beaten Path Treasures!
If you're ever in the market for women's clothing,  purses or men's shoes, remember to check it out!

Utahns: Tomorrow is the Marathon!

Go support Kori, she's running the 1/2!  Hope to see you there! Here's what else is going on:

The National "got milk?®" Milk Mustache Mobile Tour is crossing the country from March to September to help celebrate those special moments that families share around the dinner table and show moms that serving milk at dinnertime is an easy, and affordable, way to help make sure their families get the nutrition they need. 

Mayor Corroon has declared April 18 as “Milk the Moment Family Dinner Day” as part of our campaign in your city. To celebrate the day, local residents can get free milk, milkshakes, and pose for their own celebrity-inspired Milk Mustache photo! Event attendees will also meet Miss Utah and Miss Utah Outstanding Teen on April 18. The tour also offers moms a chance to share how they “milk the moment” at dinnertime for a chance to win an unforgettable family dinner with Milk Mustache celebrity and Chef Tyler Florence.
SALT LAKE CITY EVENT SCHEDULE & DETAILS:
S…

Anybody get a good deal? Link up!

I bought A LOT of cereal this week.  3 boxes aren't even pictured!  With the exception of the Cascadian Farms granola, all boxes were about .40 each!  Do you know of a recipe using Crunch Berries? :)


Cascadian Farm Granola $2.46 at Target
use $1/1 printable
= 1.46!

See the other Target deal here and Smiths here.

Did you get a deal this week?  Make a frugal meal??  Link up!  Or leave a comment :)


UPDATE- Gone: Really?? Nobody Wants these??

UPDATE: Gone
I'd love someone to be able to use these.  Email me at tightwadinutah at gmail dot com, and I'll put them in the mail for you!

Audrey

What to do with a 10 lb. bag of Potatoes

I wrote a post about using a full bag of potatoes!  Seems like I always end up wasting half of a bag, so I found a pretty easy solution.  It's on The Coupon Project.  Another great coupon site!

Let me know what you think...  I believe my food pictures are much better in this post!! :)

BOGO Free Tree at Home Depot!!

Sign up for Home Depot's free newsletter and while there click on the garden club.  I forgot to do that when I signed up so I did it yesterday and today I got this cool coupon!!

Thanks Cuckoo for Coupon Deals!

My Cereal Stock Up Today

This morning, I went to Target and Smith's for, among other things, cereal. Both stores have AWESOME cereal deals this week! I decided to just take a picture of the cereal this time. I have 15 boxes that I purchased today. Total cost? $6 plus tax!!! Nice! Each box was .40.
Go here to see how I did the Quaker deal at Smith's.
Go here to see how to do the Kellogg's deal at Target.

Also, it is being reported that, although the Smith's ad states one $5 off deal per transaction, many people have been able to do multiple sets (10 or 15 boxes) of cereal at a time and the $5 is coming off for each set of 5. I did mine in 2 transactions, you may want to double check with your cashier beforehand.

Thanks, KrazyCouponLady!!

Stock up Deals 4/14 - 4/20

Kroger Cottage Cheese $1.00
Kroger Sour Cream $1.00
Mountain Dairy Milk $1.79
Kroger Butter 1 lb. $1.79

Oscar Meyer Ham 6 oz. $1.00
use $1/2 SS 3/7
= .50 ea

Sunny D .79
use .25/1 SS 2/7
= .54

Reeses Dark Peanut Butter Cups .50
use .55/1 SS 3/14
= FREE

Mission Corn Tortillas $1.39
use .75/1 SS 3/7
= .64

Kroger frozen whipped topping .79

Kroger beans $11.99 (.50 ea) 24 count case

Kroger broth $11.99 (.50 ea) 24 count case

Smiths evaporated milk $15.60 (.65 ea) 24 count case

Quaker cereal $1.00 wyb 5
use $3/5 from AFS ads
= .40 ea

Quaker Instant Oatmeal $1.00 wyb 5
use $1/1 printable (print twice) AND you can print one here. (CVS site but its a manufacture coupon) -thanks Utah Deal Diva!
if you can get a hold of 4 coupons you can get 5 for .20 each!


for full list go here.

Giveaway Reminder

Remember to enter this week's giveaway here.

Also there are a bunch of cleaning coupons that are still available!

Bread Store vs. Grocery Store

I don't usually make my own bread, but I don't like to pay a lot of money for it, either. One of my favorite stores to go to is the bread store. If you've never been to one, you are missing out! Their prices are significantly cheaper than at the grocery store, and I LOVE the clearance shelf - items that are about to hit their stale date and must sell! I usually visit the bread store once every 4-6 weeks and buy 6 loaves of bread at a time (they freeze well). On a recent shopping trip, I decided to price compare and this is what I found:

Hostess/Wonder Bread Store (400 S. 700 E.)
English muffins - 2 for $2
Box of Mini Donuts - 2 for $3.89
Bagels - 2 for $3.89
Hamburger and Hotdog buns - 2 for $2.04
Sourdough bread - $1.89
Standish Farms Wheat Bread - 3 for $4.79
Natural Pride bread - $1.89
Grandma Emilie bread - 3 for $5.00
Homepride bread - 4 for $5.52
Clearance snack cakes - .25

Harmons
English muffins - on sale 2 for $3.00, normally $2.99
Twinkies - $3.99Bagels - on sale 2 for $…

Hollandaise Sauce

I promised a recipe with egg yolks today, and here it is. Again, something I have never made before but I'm excited to try! My egg yolks are currently sitting in my fridge (they will stay good, covered, for up to 3 days) and waiting to be used. Also, this recipe calls for a double boiler - since I don't have one, I am substituting a sauce pan.
1/2 c. butter
3 beaten egg yolks
1 tbsp water
1 tbsp lemon juicedash saltdash pepper

Cut the butter into thirds and bring it to room temperature.

In a saucepan, combine egg yolks, water, lemon juice, salt, and pepper. Add a piece of the butter. Cook, on low heat, stirring rapidly with a whisk, till butter melts and sauce begins to thicken. Add the remaining butter, a piece at a time, stirring constantly till melted. Continue to cook and stir till sauce thickens (about 2 more minutes). Immediately remove from heat. If sauce is too thick or curdles, immediately whisk in 1 to 2 tablespoons hot water. Serve with cooked vegetables, p…

HOT Quaker Stock up at Smith's!!!

This week, Smith's has a deal on Quaker Cereal or Oatmeal, 5 for $10.
Buy 5, and you automatically get $5 off at the register, making them 5 for $5!!
But, wait, it gets better!! Associated Food Stores are also running a promo this week on Quaker and have been putting coupons in their ads,$3/5. THIS IS A MANUFACTURER COUPON!!! It can be used at ANY store!!! So, take this coupon with you to Smith's and get 5 boxes of cereal for only $2!!! That's only .40 a piece!!! Nice!!

The oatmeal scenario is even better! An additional coupon can be found here, for $1/1. If you can print 5 of these, your oatmeal will be .20 each!

S&W Beans at Smiths for 34 cents!

S&W beans are .59 at Smiths!
use .50/2 RP (red plum) 2/14
= .34 each when you buy 2!

Even without the coupon it's a good deal.
Use them in Crock pot Taco Soup.  Very easy and it freezes great!

You can also buy a case of Kroger beans for $11.99 (.50 ea)

Posted at Cuckoo for Coupon Deals

Home Depot Newsletter & Coupons!

Go here to sign up for a free newsletter from Home Depot, just in time for gardening!!  They will let you know about sales and coupons!

Strawberry Shortcake

Still have lots of strawberries left? How about a great low-fat dessert? I think most times when we have Strawberry Shortcake, we have the whipped cream and the strawberries, but just buy the angel food cake at the store. Well, today I decided to try my hand at making my own angel food cake. Why not? (Besides, if many of you are like me. . .a couple of weeks ago eggs were on sale for .88 at Fresh Market and I STOCKED UP!! So, I have a plethera of eggs in my fridge and this certainly calls for them!)

1 1/2 c. egg whites (10-12 large)
1 1/2 c sifted powdered sugar
1 c. sifted cake flour or all-purpose flour
1 1/2 tsp cream of tartar
1 tsp vanilla
1 c. granulated sugar

In an extra large mixing bowl, let egg whites sit at room temperature for about 30 minutes. Meanwhile, sift the powdered sugar and flour together 3 times and set aside.
Add cream of tartar and vanilla to egg whites and beat with an electric mixer on medium speed until soft peaks form. (The peaks will curl when the …

Anybody Need Some Cleaning Coupons??

I'll mail them to the first person who emails me at tightwadinutah at gmail dot com.  I hate to see these babies go to waste.  Happy Monday!!