Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Tuesday's Shopping

TUESDAY'S SHOPPING
 It was very depressing browsing the meat department this morning. Prices are getting higher and higher every week. Pork shoulder roasts were up to $2.49 pound which is almost a dollar more per pound than they used to be when not on sale. Actually, ground beef prices have come down a bit from around $4.00+ pound to $2.99 but they didn't have any mark-downs today. I won't pay full price for hamburger unless I'm desperate. With a freezer full of marked-down meat, that won't happen for a while yet. I almost bought a package of pork trimmings for 89-cents per pound but decided that I didn't need them.

I bought some poblano chiles, which weren't on my shopping list, because they looked so nice and shiny and the price was pretty good at 99-cents per pound. I bought three of them thinking that I'd stuff them. I wasn't sure yet what I'd stuff them with or how I'd top them but I figured I'd come up with something. I had some already browned ground beef that I'd just thawed so I ended up adding some taco seasoning, shredded cheese and salsa to it. I'm going to stuff that inside the roasted and peeled chiles and top them with some of my Quick Nacho Cheese Dip. I did buy a marked down can of red enchilada sauce today for 75-cents but I dumped it out after tasting it. It tasted very bitter and it was extremely watery. It would have ruined the stuffed poblanos. I'm so glad I tasted it before using it.

I've got some chicken thighs roasting in the oven right now and when those come out I'll put the stuffed poblanos in. I'm going to remove the chicken from the bones and dice it for the Mushroom, Chicken & Sausage Casserole I'm making tomorrow. I roasted the chiles in the toaster oven while the chicken was roasting. They're cooling in the foil that I roasted them on to help loosen the skins. They should be cool enough to handle once the chicken comes out of the oven. I'll have myself a tasty snack of the crispy chicken skin since I don't need the skin for the casserole. I didn't mention this in the chicken casserole recipe on my website but lately when I make it, I add the drippings from roasting the chicken to it. They give it a wonderful flavor and lots of yummy chicken fat.


The chicken is out of the oven so I'd better head back to the kitchen now...

Friday, July 18, 2014

Menu for the week of 7/20 thru 7/26

SWISS ONION QUICHE
SUNDAY:
Leftover Swiss Onion Quiche
Leftover Atkins Meatloaf
Leftover Cheesy Broccoli Casserole
Bananas Foster Creme Brûlée

MONDAY:
Leftovers

TUESDAY:
Leftovers
Nacho Cheese Burger Bowl

WEDNESDAY:
Ham Quiche
Mushroom, Chicken & Sausage Casserole

THURSDAY:
Leftovers

FRIDAY:
Leftovers

SATURDAY:
Enchilada Bake Variation

MUSHROOM CHICKEN & SAUSAGE CASSEROLE
ENCHILADA BAKE VARIATION
The Burger Bowl on Tuesday will just be some pre-cooked ground beef that I have in the freezer topped with some of my Quick Nacho Cheese Dip and some avocado if they're cheap enough when I shop on Tuesday.



Thursday, July 17, 2014

Shopping List - Week of July 13 - July 19

TUESDAY'S SHOPPING
FOOD TOWN (Tuesday):
bread - $.79
Onions @ .39lb - $.57
Sugar free relish - $2.29
5 cans tomato sauce @ .20 each - $1.00
Jalapenos @ .69lb - $.70
Boneless thighs @ 1.77lb - $3.01
12 ounce turkey lunch meat - $.99
12 pack diet Cherry Pepsi - $3.55

TOTAL - $13.16

HEB (Tuesday):
Shower spray - $1.97
Quart heavy cream - $3.56
Passion fruit drink mix - $1.88

TOTAL - $7.73

KROGER (Thursday):
8 CARBmaster yogurt @ .40 each (minus 10% discount) - $2.88
12 pack diet soda @ 2.39 (minus 10% discount) - $2.15
Ice cream @ 2.98 (minus 10% discount) - $2.68
12 ounce frozen cauliflower @ 1.00 (minus 10% discount) - $.90
24 ounce cottage cheese @ 2.29 (minus 10% discount & .40 coupon) - $1.66
18 ounce peanut butter @ 1.79 (minus 10% discount) - $1.61
Salt @ .39 (minus 10% discount) - $.35

TOTAL - $12.41

WALMART (Thursday):
Coffee - $2.98
Printer paper - $3.47
Panty liners - $3.88
Ham pieces, about 1 1/2 pounds - $4.31
6 ounce tomato paste - $.44
2 binders @ .94 each - $1.88
Dot stickers - $1.00
Face scrub - $1.97

TOTAL - $20.94

GRAND TOTAL FOR THE WEEK - $54.24


THURSDAY'S SHOPPING


Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Tuesday's Shopping



I got a few nice deals today. The jalapeños were only 69-cents per pound so I'm going to make another batch of Bread & Butter Jalapeños today with them. The tomato sauce was five cans for a dollar and I got a 12-ounce package of lunch meat marked down to 99-cents and it actually has no added sugar or carbs. How refreshing to see that, especially with turkey lunch meat. The turkey kinds usually tend to have the most sugar added. The brand is Foster Farms, which I've never seen before.

Friday, July 11, 2014

Menu for the week of 7/13 thru 7/19

CHILE RELLENO CASSEROLE
SUNDAY:
Leftover Perfect LC Pancakes (blueberry)
Leftover Sausage Quiche
Leftover Burger Scramble Florentine
Chile Relleno Casserole

MONDAY:
Leftovers
Cheese Quiche

TUESDAY:
Houston Chicken
Brussels Sprouts with Browned Butter

WEDNESDAY:
Leftovers

THURSDAY:
Deep Dish Pizza

FRIDAY:
Leftovers

SATURDAY:
Atkins Meatloaf
Cheesy Broccoli Casserole 


HOUSTON CHICKEN


CHEESY BROCCOLI CASSEROLE

 I bought some ham on Thursday so I can make a batch of Minced Ham if we need it. 

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Shopping List - Week of July 6 - July 12

TUESDAY'S SHOPPING
FOOD TOWN:
bread - $.79
Bug spray @ 1.29 (minus .75 coupon) - $.54
Boneless thighs @ 1.79lb - $3.31
Ginger - .12
Garlic - .42
Napa cabbage @ .79lb - $1.05
Green onions - .79
Onions @ .49lb - $.55
2 Duke's mayonnaise @ 1.99 each - $3.98
1 carrot - $.13

TOTAL - $11.72

KROGER:
8 CARBmaster yogurt @ .40 each (minus 10% discount) - $2.88
12 ounce swai fillets @ 2.39 (minus 10% discount and .85 coupon) - $1.30
2 x 8-ounce colby cheese @ 1.99 each (minus 10% discount) - $2.73
2 x 8-ounce Monterey jack cheese @ 1.99 each (minus 10% discount) - $2.73
Deluxe American cheese @ 3.69 (minus 10% discount) - $3.32
Blueberries - $1.50
2 x chicken thighs @ .99lb (minus $2.00 coupon) - $8.03
2 x dozen eggs @ 1.25 (minus 10% discount) - $2.24
2 x unsweetened coconut @ 1.19 each (minus 10% discount) - $2.14
2 x lip balm @ 1.87 each - $3.74
Foil @ 1.99 (minus 10% discount) - $1.79

TOTAL - $33.06

WALMART:
Decaf coffee - $2.78
Canned whole chiles - $1.25
Deodorant @ 2.97 (minus $2.00 coupon) - .97
Sliced ham - $3.98
Pork sausage - $2.48

TOTAL - $11.46

GRAND TOTAL FOR THE WEEK - $56.24

THURSDAY'S SHOPPING

I gave in and bought a loaf of bread for my husband. He's been complaining that he can't have peanut butter toast with his breakfast quiche. So, I bought the cheapest bread I could find. Naturally, he can eat stuff like that and still lose weight eating mostly low carb.

The best deals this week were the Hot Shot bug spray (54-cents), the deodorant (97-cents), the fish ($1.30), eggs ($1.13 per dozen) and chicken thighs (.80lb). I hadn't planned to buy blueberries but they were only $1.50. I was planning to make pancakes this weekend and thought they'd be extra nice with blueberries in them. I'll also make some blueberry muffins with the rest of the berries.

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

New Recipe: Grilled Ginger-Sesame Chicken Salad

CURTIS STONE'S GRILLED GINGER-SESAME CHICKEN SALAD

 The recipe is on my main site HERE