Thursday, May 19, 2011

Ground Turkey Meatloaf

After a busy and hot day last week, the last thing that I wanted to do was cook. All that I really wanted to do was order some good Chicago-style pizza...but my budget and my thighs wouldn't allow it. So after searching the internet for something to make with the ground turkey I got at Jewel buy one great one free (besides the obvious chili), I came up with my own little version of turkey meatloaf.

1 lb ground turkey

pinch of salt

2 teaspoons pepper

2ish teaspoons dried basil

3 cloves chopped garlic

1 egg

1/2 cup of milk

3/4 cups of fresh bread crumbs (the crust that I've been saving from Louie's bread)

1/2 cup of grated fresh parmesean cheese

1/4 frozen spinach

1/2 cup of BBQ sauce

I mixed everything in a bowl with my hands except for the cheese and spinach. When it was at the consistency  that felt right for a meatloaf (this was my first time so I just kinda guessed), I put it in a casserole dish and flattened it a bit. Then I added the spinach and cheese to the middle and wrapped the loaf over top to seal it into the center. I formed it into a loaf shape and spread the BBQ sauce on top. Cooked for 1 hour on 400 degrees.

I must was delicious!!! So proud of myself.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Walgreens Trip 5/3

I'm trying to jump back into this couponing thing in a major way! This week at Walgreens was a great week to do so. I did an exhausting 4 different transactions (with both the boys!!) in order to maximize all the register rewards I was getting and to pay less out of pocket. I also went back later in the evening for a 5th transaction...I know I'm crazy. However, half the reason I went back out was to pick up the free Right Guard body wash but they were out so I got a rain check to be sure and get 4 free next week. :)

The coupon matchups are here at Couponing for 4, I will not be breaking down my 5 crazy transactions but here is a list of what I got, and a picture of only some of it. 

2 Bic Soleil 4 pack Razors ($0.99 each after coupon and RR)
4 Cottonelle 12 packs ($2 each after coupon and RR)
1 Gillette Fusion Power Razor ($0.99 after coupon and RR)
3 Austin Crackers 8 packs ($1 each)
2 Toy Story Sippy Cup 3 packs ($4 each)
3 3M Transparent Tapes ($0.39 each after Walgreens coupon)
1 Hershey Kit Kat Bar ($0.69 each)
1 Noxema 4 Pack Razors ($1 moneymaker after coupon and RR)
1 Tylenol Precise Muscle Cream (Free w/ coupon stack)
1 Tylenol Precise Heat Pack 4 pack (Free w/ coupon stack)
1 Skinny Cow Bar ($0.60)

I spent $33.88 for $100.35 worth of items...67% savings. Not bad considering the Sippy cups and crackers that I just happened to need and used as filler items for all my coupons. I'm so excited for the razors, I always buy cheap ones so it is great to get these really nice razors for super cheap!

These deals end Saturday night, the link will also have the matchups for the deals starting Sunday...happy shopping!