Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Cooking With Coupons! Dinner for 7 -Grand Total $2.58

Dinner Tonight: Barilla Piccolini w/ sauce

To begin let me break down what I used and how much I paid.
(All of the prices are after sales and coupons)
  • 1 box Barila Piccolini   .33 (on sale for $1ea bought w/ $2off 3 boxes coupon)
  • 1 jar Ragu  (I used tomato & garlic, but you could use any flavor) $1.00 ($1ea when you buy 6)
  • 1/2 of a sausage $1.00 (I paid $2.00 but only used half.) (on sale 2 for $4.00)
  • 1/4 of a bag of Kraft shredded Monterey Jack .25 (cost .98 but used 1/4) (on sale 1.98 used coupon $5 off when you buy 5)
This is so easy a child could make it, well almost, we don't want any children near boiling water!
Total time: 20 mins, if that!

  • Make pasta according to directions = 7 mins cooking time
  • While pasta is cooking:
  • Cut 1/2 of the sausgae into bite size pieces (freeze the rest)cook for 1-2 mins in the microwave 
  • In a large glass bowl pour in Ragu (or any sauce) add cooked sausage and put in microwave for 1 to 3 mins
  • Add in half of the pasta and the cheese then the rest of the pasta and stir. 
  • Serve with a little Cheese on top (just enough to look pretty)
Tastes even better than it looks...

Nutrition Facts

  7 Servings

Amount Per Serving
  Calories 434.3
  Total Fat 15.6 g
      Saturated Fat 6.0 g
      Polyunsaturated Fat 0.0 g
      Monounsaturated Fat 0.0 g
  Cholesterol 22.9 mg
  Sodium 788.6 mg
  Potassium 0.0 mg
  Total Carbohydrate 60.3 g
      Dietary Fiber 4.9 g
      Sugars 10.0 g
  Protein 15.4 g

  Vitamin A 10.3 %
  Vitamin B-12 0.0 %
  Vitamin B-6 0.0 %
  Vitamin C 5.1 %
  Vitamin D 0.0 %
  Vitamin E 0.0 %
  Calcium 9.1 %
  Copper 0.0 %
  Folate 34.3 %
  Iron 16.6 %
  Magnesium 0.0 %
  Manganese 0.0 %
  Niacin 17.1 %
  Pantothenic Acid     0.0 %
  Phosphorus     0.0 %
  Riboflavin 17.1 %
  Selenium 0.0 %
  Thiamin 40.0 %
  Zinc 0.0 %

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*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Rolling with Safeway

$5.80+.39 in tax

I was able to purchase everything in the picture above for only, 5.80+.39 in tax. 

This is how it all went down... I was shopping for some other deals in Safeway and the shopper in front of me purchased about 150.00 dollars in groceries and a bunch of Catalinas printed out. (Catalina's are the coupons that print out with your receipt.) Well, she just left them on the counter, so of course, I picked them up and looked through them. 

One of the was a $2.00 of 3 boxes of Barilla Piccolini , knowing that it was on sale for $1.00 a box I went and picked up 3 boxes and got back line, where I then paid $1.00 for 3 boxes, then what do you think happened, the same coupon printed out! 
I had to leave but decided to go back before the sale was over. Back at home I read over the rest of the coupons and one offer was buy 4 Hallmark Cards and you will receive a 3.00 Catalina good on your next purchase and one was 1.00 off 3 jars of baby food.(Chrissy's cats like to eat these. I know. )

I went back today and that is where the rolling comes in at I bought 4 of the Hallmark cards for .99 ea (4.35) and the Catalina did not print out, so I showed the cashier the coupon and she handed me the 3.00 in cash!

Then I put the 3 boxes of Barilla and 3 jars of Baby food (.59 ea) on the counter along with the $2/3 boxes coupon and $1/3 baby food coupon, and paid $1.77 (from the 3 she just handed me). Well another $2/3 coupon printed out , I had planned for this so , I took 3 more boxes out of my basket and along with the coupon and paid $1.00, you know what happend next, another coupon ....LOL so I put 3 more boxes up and paid $1.00. 

Well that was the end of that, no more coupons printed out, so I am guessing 4 is the limit.

If you are going to try this be sure to start out by purchasing 3 boxes of "Barilla piccolini " and dont forget to use your Safeway card. The sale on the pasta ends today.