Saturday, May 7, 2011

My Rainbow Buys 5/7/11

Thursday, May 5, 2011

My Target Buys 5/5/11

Beginner's Guide: Using What You've Got

While I am a little lenient on the expiration dates on items, I know not everyone is. If you end up throwing lots of things away, then you're not really saving any money. How can I make sure I don't forget about something I've bought before it expires? What about stuff I've never bought or eaten before?

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

$20 Gift Card to Wee Little Changes (Ends 5/20/11)

Oh So Savvy Mom is giving away a $20 gift card! Check it out!

itti bitti Giveaway (Ends 5/13/11)

Mommy's Peanut Gallery is at it again! Check out her itti bitti Giveaway.

Cooking the Deals of May 1-7

This week was a little tougher to put together meals from just the stuff on sale this week. But if you've been shopping the past couple weeks, we've seen some good deals that hopefully you've stock-piled.

Layered Taco Dip

I think usually it's called "7-Layer Taco Dip," but everytime I make it, it seems to have a different number of layers depending on what I have on hand, and who's eating it (we're picky eaters!)

1 package (1 oz) taco seasoning mix
1 can (16 oz) refried beans
1 lb ground beef or turkey
1 package (8 oz) cream cheese, softened
1 tub (16 oz) sour cream
1 jar (16 oz) salsa
1 can tomatoes
lettuce, shreded cheese, black olives, onion, green pepper, or other toppings to your liking

Cook ground beef/ turkey, then mix with taco seasoning and refried beans. Spread on a platter or in a baking pan with a cover (I like to use this, because we always seem to have leftovers). Mix the sour cream and cream cheese together, then spread on top for the next layer. Next layer on the salsa, tomatoes, lettuce, cheese, and other toppings. Serve with tortilla chips.

Chicken Tater Tot Hot Dish

1 lb. chicken shredded or cubed (doesn't need to be cooked)
1 egg
1 can (10 oz) cream of chicken soup
1 package (32 oz) tater tots
1/2 c. chopped onion (optional)

Pre-heat over to 450 degrees F. Grease 9x9 baking dish. Mix chicken, onion, and egg in bowl, then spread on the bottom of the baking dish. Cover with tater tots. Pour cream of chicken soup on top. Bake until chicken is cooked (or until tater tots & chicken are heated & done, if chicken is already cooked). About 1 hour.