3 SR spring water .79 each
2 Marcal toilet paper .99 each (used 2 freebie coupons)
Gerber baby food .99
6 Alpo dog food 6 for 3.99
SR tortillas 1.50
pampers jumbo pack 8.99 (used freebie coupon I received for complaining about Dry Max) (wanted to use this at Rite Aid this week for +up bucks but the freebie coupon for wipes when you buy diapers expires today and I just couldn't get over to rite aid...)
5 Earth's Best baby food .55 each (used 1/5 from a magazine)
Kraft mac and cheese cup 1.00
4 Campbell's Shrek soup 1.00 each (used 1/4 manu. IP) (*Shrek soup is on clearance still!)
5 cans of Apple Juicy Juice reduced to 1.09 each (*apple juicy juice is the only one I saw marked down)
bimbo wheat bread 1.69
2 SR ground turkey 3.00 each
reduced oranges 1.62
organic apples 2.03
Hillshire farm turkey 3.50 (used 1/1 peelie)
egglands best 1.99
2 eggos .99 each (used 1/2)
blue bunny ice cream 1.99 (used 1/1)
1 pk rolls 1.74
pampers wipes 2.99 (used freebie coupon when you buy diapers 8/1 P&G)
organic baby carrots raincheck price of .99
total: 45.06, received 1 catalina for Campbell's soup, will submit for $5 Hillshire Farm rebate
I really don't enjoy cooking. It's one area of my life where I feel really insecure, and my fussy children don't help to boost my confidence in the kitchen. I'll try out a new recipe, work really hard on it, and it's met with "yuck - can I have spaghettio's instead???" So I was initially a little hesitant to try a recipe that was stuck on the top of a jar of Ragu that I got during an Extra Bucks deal at CVS a few weeks ago.
But "Mama's Best Spaghetti and Meatballs" sounded really easy. My family likes spaghetti, but I'll admit I've never made meatballs before. I don't use ground beef, hence the ground turkey I got at Shoprite today. All I needed was 1 lb. of ground turkey, 1/2 cup of Italian seasoned bread crumbs, 1 jar of Ragu, and 1 egg. And spaghetti, of course. I used Ronzoni Garden Delight from my stockpile.
First, I cooked the spaghetti. Easy.
Then I mixed one egg, 1/2 cup of Italian seasoned bread crumbs, and the 1 lb. of ground turkey together. Shaped it into about 12 meatballs.
Then in a separate pot, I boiled the Ragu sauce. Dropped in the meatballs, covered, and reduced to simmer for 20 minutes.
Poured it over the spaghetti and Done! I was hoping for a meatball sandwich for lunch tomorrow, but there are NO leftovers - a sure sign that this recipe is a winner, even in my house o' picky eaters! And nobody asked for spaghettio's tonight!