Monthly Archives: December 2013

Tasty Tuesday ~ Chicken Wing Pizza

Chicken Wing PizzaWe just had one awesome PIZZA – Chicken Wing Style!

For Christmas dinner, everyone in the house gets to pick what they want for a snacky-treat.  We cook and eat all day long – probably our favorite part of Christmas day.  At our house you have to come early and stay late to get some of ALL of the treats! 

This year a few favorite requests were sausage bread(HERE) and chicken wing dip… I have extra bread dough and some chicken wing dip left over, so we decided to try a chicken wing pizza…   OOOOMMMMMGGGGGG!!!  Such deliciousness – it is truly yumm-a-licious!!

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Chicken Wing Pizza (a use for left- over chicken wing dip)

  • ·         Let a loaf of frozen dough thaw and rise, then stretch it into a greased (Pam spray and a little corn meal) deep cookie sheet.  You can use any dough you choose….

 

  • ·         Mix a ½ cup of alfredo (jarred sauce is fine – don’t hate) and a ½ cup of ranch dressing with a teaspoon of minced garlic and use that as sauce on the flattened dough (spread very thin).

 

  • ·         Spread about 2 cups of prepared chicken wing dip on the sauce then I cover it with about 2 cups of shredded cheese – I mixed cheddar and mozzarella.

 

  • ·         Bake at 375 for about 22 minutes….. YUU-UUM!!!!

My pics are HORRIBLE – but the PIZZA is delicious!!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Weekly Meal Plan

 

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English: A picture depicting the pig who had roast beef in the nursey rhyme, “This little piggy” (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Lookie here – another post… who knew?!!  I am on fire with planning my deals and meals and figured I may as well blog about it so I hold myself accountable!

This week RA has some GREAT deals with the new GAME starting, see them HERE.

I also see that both Sav-a-lot (all week  – frozen) and Aldi (fresh on Thursday) have boneless, skinless chicken breast for only $1.49/lb… Certainly will have to check that out!

Tops advertises a great deal on Hillshire Farms Smoked Sausage at B2G3 FREE, that will probably equate to less than $1.50 per ‘rope’. (They also show chicken for $1.99/lb if the others are a bust)

I have a few friends who do such an awesome job on the TOPS match-ups, Check them out:

•             Suzy Saver WNY

•             Tricia’s Frugal Finds

•             WNY Deals and To-Dos

 

With these deals in mind, I planned my WEEKLY MEALS:

 

MondayVegetable Beef Soup

I made some awesome Roast Beef for our Christmas Dinner and we have already had leftovers in sandwiches, so now I will use the rest to make a big ole’ pot of Vegetable Beef Soup (recipe HERE) which we’ll have with some fresh crusty rolls.  *As always I will make triple the amount of soup needed…  some for the freezer and some to thicken even further and make a shepherd’s pie later in the week

 

Tuesday:  Dinner OUT – Steak Roast

New Year’s Eve Dinner (and our 14th Wedding Anniversary)  – kids get pizza and snacks with Grandma and we go to an awesome  get together (30+ for dinner this year!!)where we have a  Steak Roast with all the yummy appetizers you can imagine, totally our favorite night out!!!  

 

Wednesday:  Baked Chicken and my Cowboy Caviar

New Year’s Day, nice lazy day – looking forward to the rest of the week off and doing some FUN projects around the house / Baked Chicken (will make a few extra breasts to make baked alfredo chicken later in the week) and my Cowboy Caviar (recipe HERE) – which is as close to the traditional black eyed peas as I get today.  Get ready with all those resolutions (re-reading mine HERE from last year and vowing to make it all occur again)!  How about you??

 

ThursdayShepard’s Pie

Taking the soup from earlier in the week and thickening it up to make the Shepard’s Pie (recipe to follow) – Super Yummy!

 

FridayChicken Alfredo

Using the chicken made earlier in the week to make a creamy baked Chicken Alfredo (recipe to follow) as my inspiration is a recipe I have been tweaking to our tastes for a while…

 

SaturdayStuffed Baked Peppers

Another “We’re still Celebrating” Christmas Party…  Cannot wait to see the friends I did not get to see enough of over the holidays!  There is always delicious food and I will make my friend Heidi’s Stuffed Baked Peppers for an awesome appetizer (recipe to follow)!  Lucky kids will have another sleep over with PIZZA of course…  LOL!

 

SundayTurkey Dinner

Of course I have 8 more 20 lb. turkeys in my freezer from the Thanksgiving sales and love having the leftover turkey (shredded and frozen) for all my week night chicken dishes.  I also have to “pay” my Momma back for 2 (maybe even 3) sleep over baby sittings this week… LOL… works for all of us!

 

Wow – feeling much better about another crazy week ahead now that I have this all planned out… How about you?  What are you eating this week??

 

 

3 months away = Rite Aid Deals that pay… or something like that!!!

RA GameOh me – oh my… I still have this little ole’ blog just sitting here  – who knew??!!  LOL – it has been in the back of my mind for months… and I noticed that in my last post I specified that I was going to be swamped until at least Christmas – LOL!!  Also on my mind – the back of my mind – deal doin’, stock piling and meal planning…  and you know what?  It shows!  I am stressed out over the lack of organized planning, shopping and cooking. 

Anyhow, how are you?  How was your Christmas? 

I’ve missed the fun… AND I have to tell you – I ran out of cookies on Christmas AND I am sitting at only 933 points (needing 1000) on my Rite-aid card!  Oh the HORROR –  I know!! Anyhow, I vowed to get back into the swing of things so this doesn’t happen again!   

So – let’s start with REVISITING RITE-AID:  

1 – I verified my points at the RA site:   https://www.riteaid.com/wellness/dashboard

2 – I verified with RA that I actually have until the 31st to get the 1000 points.  Happily, this is indeed the case.  Now I have time to plan my deals for Sunday, Monday or Tuesday (watch the holiday hours though…) and not stress about getting them in today!!

3 – I looked at the next week’s ad, courtesy of:  http://www.iheartriteaid.com/2013/12/1229-0104.html  I am super excited that the New Year’s promotion starts:

  •        I like to just assume I will hit the $200 for January, so I will envision 25% off everything I purchase that is part of this deal!!

4 – I looked ahead to the Video Value Qs that would be available, courtesy of Beautiful Amanda:  http://www.momscouponaffair.com/2013/12/27/rite-aid-january-2014-video-value-coupon-sneak-peek/

5 – I found deals that were as close to FREE as I could get, that were also part of the “UP REWARDS GAMES” and so far this is what I have for: 

Rite-Aid Deals for the week of 12/29/13-1/4/2014:

Crest Toothpaste – $2.99  /  Buy one, get $1.50 +UP! (Limit 2)

•             Included in +Up Rewards Games  (25% valued at -$.74)

-$1 Crest Pro Health Stages Or For Me Toothpaste (PG Insert –  12/01, expires 12/31)

=  As low as $.49 (Better than FREE after GAME reward!)  

GE Light Bulbs – $3.99  /  Buy one, get $3 +UP! (Limit 2)

•             Included in +Up Rewards Game  (25% valued at -$.99)

= $0.99  (FREE after GAME reward!) *excludes reveal  

 

Keri  skin care – $6.99 /  Get $3 +up (Limit 4)

•             Included in +Up Rewards Game(25% valued at -$1.74)

-$2 Keri Lotion (10/13/2013 SS – expires  01/31/2014)

= $1.99 each  (almost FREE (only .25) after GAME reward!)  

 

Garnier Fructis Hair Care – $2.99  /   Buy two, get $2 +UP! (Limit 4)

•             Included in +Up Rewards Game (25% valued at -$.74)

= $2.00 each wyb 2 (Only $1.26 after GAME reward!)  

 

I (HEART) Rite Aid also supplied this CATALINA Deal:  

Kleenex 4 pk – $3.99  /  Get $2 oyno wyb 2 4-packs (December Catalina Deal) 

•             Included in +Up Rewards Game(25% valued at -$.99)

-$.75 Kleenex Facial Tissue Three 50ct Boxes or One Bundle Pack (12/08/13 SS –  expires 01/11/14)

= ONLY .31 per box (x8) after all deals!!  

 

AND – a “Just in Case you NEED it” Deal:

HP ink cartridges $12.99 – $34.99  /  Get $12 +up wyb $59! (Limit 2) •             Included in +Up Rewards Game  (25% valued at  – ??)

-$5 hp inkjet cartridge rite aid coupon

= QUITE a deal… if you NEED ink!!  

 

Even without the ink, here are 20 items, $56.85 worth of product (which puts me ¼ of the way to the GAMES reward) which will NET cost…  Less than $10!!

Happy Shopping!!!