Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Grocery Deals 10/24-30


Wonder Honey Wheat Bread $1.19
Keebler and Sunshine Cookies and Crackers 50% off
Quaker Granola Bars $2.28
2lbs bag carrots .88
18 ct eggs $1.88
Prego Pasta Sauce $1.28
Farmland Pork Sausage Rolls .99
Charmin 12 double rolls $6.49 + $1/2 = $5.99
Tide Laundry Detergent $7.49 + $1/1 = $6.49
Speed Stick $1.99 + $1/1 = .99

Price Chopper

Birds Eye frozen veggies .79
Broccoli or Cauliflower Crowns .99
American Beauty Pasta .99
Best Choice 12-oz honey $1.99
Avocados $1

4-Day Sale 10/25-28

Vine Tomatoes .99 lbs
3-lb bag yellow onions .99

Hen House

Fresh Boneless Chicken Tenderloins $1.99 lbs
Farmland Bacon 2/$5 + .75/1 = $1.75 each WOW!!!!! (coupon says Lower Sodium AND Less Fat...but I used it just for the low sodium and it worked!)
Yoplait Greek Yogurt Cups .79 + .50/2 doubled = .29 each WOW!!!
Yoplait Yogurt Cups .50 + .50/8 doubled = .37 each


Pomegranates .49 each
Bananas .29 lbs
Grapes .89 lbs

As always, my favorite coupon clipping website is Coupons By Dede.  I didn't do this today, but always do a google search for printable coupons before you go grocery shopping.  You never know when a great online coupon will pop up!

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Weekly Grocery Deals 10/17-23

Price Chopper

Boneless, Skinless Chicken $1.69 lbs
Apple Totes .78 lbs
Farmland Bacon 2/$5 + .75/1 = $1.75 GREAT DEAL!!!!!
Frito Lay Variety Packs (we buy the baked pack for lunches!) $5.99 + $1/1cpn = $4.99
Best Choice 5-lbs Flour $1.49
Nature's Bounty Vitamins and Supplaments 50% off + $1/1 cpn
Mars Fun Sized Candy (think Halloween!) $1.88 + $1.50/3 = $1.38 each

Hen House

Red Grapes $1.28 lbs
Blackberries .99
93% lean ground beef $2.99 lbs GREAT DEAL!!!
Honey Nut or Multi Grain Cheerios $2.50 + $3/4 in store coupon + $1/3 = $1.40 box
Kellogg's cereal 2/$5 + $1/2 cpn = $2 box
Herbal Essence $2.49 + B1 Shampoo/G1 Conditioner or Styler = $1.25 each
Aussie or Herbal Essence $2.49 + $1/2 = $1.25 each
Capri Sun 100% juice $2.99


Kidney Beans or Chili Beans .39
Zesta Crackers .99
Campbell's Chicken Noodle/Tomato .50 + B4G1 in store + .40/4 = .32 each
Life Cereal 2/$4
Tostitos Chips $2 + $1/1 (limit 1 per customer) = $1 per bag
Duracell Coppertop AA or AAA batteries, 16 count, B1G1 + .75/1 (use 2 coupons)

Thursday, October 11, 2012

Weekly Grocery Deals 10/10-10/16

Well, I seem to be a day late and a dollar short this week.  This week has completely gotten away from me.  Sorry to not post yesterday.  If you order coupons today, you will still get them before the sales are over, but you will probably not get them by the Saturday sales.  Sorry!  Once again, my favorite coupon site is Coupons by Dede.  You may also want to do a google search for printable grocery coupons to see if there are coupons online that you can print and use.

Here are the deals that I found for this week:

Hen House

Honeycrisp Apples $1.89lbs...if you haven't tried honeycrisp yet, TRY THEM!  Yum!
Snickers/Twix/Milky Way Fun Size Candy $1.99 + $1.50/3 = $1.49 a bag (think Halloween!)
Pork Chops $2.49 lbs

1 Day Sale 10/13

1-lbs Strawberries $1.68

Price Chopper

Progresso Soups 4/$5 + $1/4 = $1 each
Purex Laundry Detergent $1.99

4-Day Breakfast Sale 10/11-14

Farmland Sausage $1
Hormel Bacon $2.99
Pineapple $1.79


Cheerios 4/$6 + .50/1 = $1 a box!

3-Day Sale 10/11-13

Ice Berg Lettuce .48
HyVee Cottage Cheese .98
Kellogg's Cereals (specific items listed) $1.48 + $1/2 = .98 a box!
    (Rice Krispies, Corn Flakes, Froot Loops, Raisin Bran, Chocolate Frosted Flakes)
Sun Chips $1.88
Mr. Dell's Hash Browns $1.99

Monday, October 8, 2012

Meals Under $10: Grilled Pork Tenderloin

Here is the recipe you have all been waiting for...or, at least you WOULD have been waiting for it if you had ever tasted it before.  I'm here to tell you that this recipe will change the way you think of pork.  I, for one, am not a huge fan of pork.  I rarely, if ever, eat it.  I do make an exception for this particular pork.  It is so yummy that I could eat an entire loin!

Here is the cast of ingredients:


2 cups oil
1/3 cup soy sauce
1/4 cup honey
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp onion powder

I like to marinade my pork in a heavy-duty ziplock baggie (that I put in a bowl before putting in the fridge.) I think this pork needs a couple of hours to marinade...but a minimum of 30-minutes.

And WHAT kind of meat would be complete without an amazing, yet deceptively easy, sauce to accompany it?  No respectable meat would be without it!


1/2 cup mayo
1/3 cup sour cream
1/4 tsp salt
1/4 tsp pepper
1/4 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp worcestershire sauce

Mix these ingredients up and stick it in the fridge to let the flavors marry...and let me tell ya, marriage never tasted so good!

When you are about ready to cook the pork, take it out of the marinade and sprinkle with Lawry's Season Salt and some pepper.  Put that baby on the grill and cook until done, about 20-minutes.  Because of the honey, you get a nice, yummy caramelization on your pork. Mmmmmm....

Let the pork rest for abut 10-minutes before you cut into it.  Serve it with a nice dollop of sauce on the side to dip your meat in.

I'm making my pork tonight with oniony potatoes and carrots.

I cut up about 3 potatoes, washed with skins on, and about 3 carrots, peeled.  I cut the potatoes into fairly small dices and the carrots into medium-ish dices.  I put them in a bowl and pour a little bit of oil onto them.  I typically use olive oil, but ran out of it yesterday.  Then I pour on a packet of onion soup mix and mix it all together.  I pour it into a foil-lined baking sheet and bake until the veggies are soft.

Time to tally up the cost of this meal:

  • Pork, $2.82, (on sale at HyVee until Wednesday), I used 1 1/2 pounds of it.
  • I already had all of the other ingredients for the marinade in my fridge or pantry...and I'm assuming most people have these as well.  But if I had to guess how much it cost me for them, based on how much I actually used, I'd say about $1
  • I also had all of the sauce ingredients on hand, but I'd guess about $2
  • Carrots, on sale last week for .99 and I used 1/4 of them, so .25
  • Potatoes, on sale last week for .99, so .25
  • Onion Soup Mix, $1
The grand total is...about $7.50 for a meal to feed 4-5 people.  Add a green salad for about $2 more, and you are still in under $10.  

I would love to hear what you think of the pork!  If you try it, let me know...but just so you are aware, if you don't like it, I will think you are crazy and that you just might need to be committed.

Wednesday, October 3, 2012

Grocery Deals 10/3-10/9

If you missed the canned tomato sale a few weeks are in luck!  There is an even better sale this week.  This week I will be posting a yummy salsa recipe as well as my super-duper delicious grilled pork loin recipe that you do not want to miss.  I think I will also be making roasted carrots for a side as well as some russet potato and cheese crisps.  Yum!  Now, on to the sales:

Price Chopper

Gala Apples .88 lbs
Campbell's Chunky Soups $1.25 + $1/4 = $1 per can
Healthy Choice Frozen Entrees $1.69 + .75/1 = .94
Kellogg's cereals (selected varieties) $2.50 + either $1/2 or $1/3
Charmin 9-big rolls 3.99 + $1/2 = 3.49

4-Day Sale 10/4-10/7

80% lean hamburger 1.99 lbs
Hormel Bacon 2.99 (sadly, I think this is the cheapest you will see bacon)
5lbs bag russet potatoes .99
Yoplait yogurts .39 + .50/8 = .33 each

Also, Price Chopper is running a sale where you buy $35 of P&G products and get a prepaid $10 Master Card via mail in rebate.  Here is a link to what products are P&G: P&G Products.

Hen House

Gala Apples .89 lbs (.1 more than Price Chopper, but I find that sometimes Hen House has better quality produce than other grocery stores.)
Kraft Shredded Cheese 1.69, just an okay deal.
Pork Chops 1.99 lbs
Pillsbury Crescent Rolls 2/$4 + .40/2 doubled = $1.60

Red Gold Tomatoes: Buy 10 Save $5
10-15 oz tomatoes .28
28-oz tomatoes .68
tomato sauce .28


2-lbs bag carrots .99
Honey Crisp Apples 1.88 lbs
Campbell's Cream Mushroom/Cream Chicken Soups 4/$3 + .40/4 = .65 GREAT DEAL!
Hormel Pork Loin 1.88 lbs
HyVee Butter 1.69 (Thursday and Friday only)

As always, I use the couponing website  Happy shopping.