Friday, August 26, 2011

Laundry on the Cheap

I love finding new ways to save money, even if its not something I can see at a register when I'm checking out. Laundry is one household chore I have learned a few tricks to bring down my cost per load. Keep reading to find out how!

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Pioneer Press Deal: $1 for a Year! (Ends 8/30/11)

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I got a flyer in the mail the other day offering the Pioneer Press for $1 for the Wednesday, Thursday, & Sunday edition of the paper for one year (or $2 for 2 years).

Tuesday, August 23, 2011

New Coupon for SA Plus Even More Savings!

Just a reminder to fill up today at Super America to get the cheapest gas prices around! Keep reading to get your coupons!

Monday, August 22, 2011

Cooking the Deals of August 21-27

We had a busy first weekend home with our little girl, so I didn't have time to write up this post until today. Sorry to those who look forward to it on Sunday. I hope next weekend is a little more tame so I can get this posted earlier!

Basic Burger Patties

This is a great idea to make when ground beef is on sale and freeze for later use.

Mexican Shepherd's Pie

We helped my brother- and sister-in-law move this weekend, and of course they fed us! My sister-in-law, Jacque, made these for dinner and it was excellent! She made them in individual ramekins and customized the hubbs' (he doesn't like cilantro), but you can make it in a casserole dish too.

Apple Glaze & Pork Chops

4 bone-in pork chops
2 tbsp. oil
1 c. apple juice
2 tbsp. brown sugar
1 tbsp. corn starch
1 tbsp. cold water
2 sliced apples
1/2 c. sliced onions
2 tbsp. butter
1 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. rosemary
1/4 tsp. thyme

Brown pork chops in oil in a skillet. Add juice, 1 tbsp. brown sugar, salt, rosemary, thyme and cook 7-8 minutes (meat juices should be clear). Mix water & corn starch, then add to skillet. Boil for 1-2 minutes, until sauce thickens. In a separate skillet, cook the apples, butter, brown sugar, and onions on medium heat for 3-4 minutes, until apples are soft. Place pork chops and apples on each person's plate and pour sauce over all.

Beer Butt Chicken

My mom & dad make this every summer on the grill!