Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Cheap-O Meal


Many of you already know that I am a coupon person, while I haven’t mastered it yet, I do the best I can right now.  So with that, I tend to laugh at commercials and advertisements that talk about meals at ONLY $2.00 a serving.  I started thinking about how much does it really cost to make meals from our normal rotation.  Since there are so many people hurting right now, I thought it might be fun to break down some of these meals to their true (or almost true) costs and give the recipe.
We will start with what we had last night, very simple and very cheap
Chicken and Rice
1.5 cups of rice (3/4 of a one pound bag at 1.29)  .96
2 Chicken Thighs (cooked and shredded) (1/2 of 1 package on clearance at 1.78)  .89
3 Cups Chicken Broth (3/4 of a 32 ounce container 2.09)  1.56
2 Tbsp Margarine (32 Tbsp in box at .69)  .04
1.2 an onion (diced) (I have no idea how much I paid for a bag or how many were in the bag so I’m just assigning a value until I have to buy onions again)  .25
Salt and Pepper (any rounding that was done above would cover the cost of this)
Melt butter, then sauté onion and rice in large pan (with lid) until rice has browned, pour in chicken stock, bring to a boil, cook for 15 – 20 mins (until done).  Mix in shredded chicken, salt and pepper. 
I served this with 1/2 a bag of corn  which I got free this past weekend..Kroger had it on sale for 1.00 and combined with a .50/1 coupon that and 1 Tbsp of margarine for .02
Entire meal  3.72 which counting it as 4 servings (there are 3 of us but dh eats a ton so the rice was really more than 4..we did toss some as I undercooked ours so it was kind of yucky) 
A total of .93 per serving
I hope that helps some people.  If you would like to continue to see article like this, please let a comment below, so I know people are interested.

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Thursday, January 14, 2010

New Community


Hi Everyone.  I just wanted to let everyone know about a great new community that was suggested to me yesterday.  My Craft's a great group.  A ton of people all talking and sharing ideas.  It's an easy to use site and the people really are wonderful and very welcoming...not at all clichey as many of these type's of places can be.  I urge you, to check it out.  It's free.  tell them funnyface sent you when you sign up.

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Friday, January 8, 2010

Just a Quickie


Hi Everyone.  WoW..I'm a deadbeat as I really don't have anything to say today.  I am homebound today, which is great for creative time, but I'm getting a little stir crazy.  DH has to take my car when the weather turns nasty since his doesn't hand the snow/ice at all. 

With being trapped however, I have managed to get 4 new listings up with new products.   I hope you like.


Crochet Cotton Child Bath/Shower Puff, Lazy Daisy  Crochet Cotton Facial Puff, Lazy Daisy

Child Size Bath Puff, Lazy Daisy        Facial Bath Puff, Lazy Daisy


4 Inch Cotton Pads, Facial Scrubbies, Lazy Daisy         

4 Inch Facial Scrubbies, Lazy Daisy     

2 Inch Cotton Pads, Cotton Ball Replacements, Set of 9, Lazy Daisy

2 Inch Cotton Ball Replacements, Lazy Daisy


Thank you for looking

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Friday, January 1, 2010

Happy New Year


Hello 2010.  I wish everyone a happy, healthy and blessed 2010.  May all your goals/resolutions and dreams for the new year come true. 

For me as I mentally review 2009, it was a rough year with great heartache and sorrow but with that was an equal amount of pure joy and excitement.  I could never wish a year away (although it sounds good) because then I would be wishing away all the positives along with the negative and wishing away a year of growth in many ways.  For 2010 my goal is be better..a better wife, a better mother, a better friend..gernerally better at everything.  To set clear goals for each day, to work smarter not harder, to spend more time with daughter and less time doing pointless activities, to set my schedule in a way that allows me to get things done in all areas of my life. My prayer for the new year is that God would bless us with another baby very quickly, to not have the months of hope and disapoint that tends to go with trying. Overall,through everything, I really just want to be positive light to those around me, to affect peoples lives for the positive, that people will see Christ's love through me. 

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