Category Archives: food

BOGO Free at Sweet Tomatoes

Win $5,000 in Prizes Every Week! Celebration ONE MILLION Club Veg Members!
Sweet Tomatoes/Souplantation restaurants are celebrating their 1,000,000 Club Veg members buy offering a BOGO Free adult meal coupon (good through 9/11/09).

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Free Chick-fil-A Sandwich – TODAY!

Don’t forget – Wear your favorite sports team’s logo from 10:30am – close TODAY (Labor Day) and get a FREE Chick-fil-A Chicken Sandwich!
(Thanks, Lynn, for the reminder!)

Monday’s Menu Plan: September 7

Happy Labor Day!
I know many of you will be celebrating with family at BBQ’s and cookouts – enjoying this holiday that signifies the end of summer. My hubby is working, so while we won’t be eating the traditional hamburgers and hotdogs today, make sure you make enough of whatever you’re creating so that there are leftovers to share or turn into a second meal later in the week.

I’ve linked to a couple recipes for our dinners, but that doesn’t mean that I follow those recipes exactly. For example, I like doing the penne on Sunday with just green beans and I even throw some Feta cheese into my pesto to add another layer of flavor and creaminess. With the chicken rollatini, I like to put sundried tomatoes, feta and spinach inside (can you tell I like Greek food?!). As always, use this plan as an inspiration, not as a boundary.

I’m also realizing that as we’re still getting used to an everyday school schedule, cereal, yogurt, and/or oatmeal are becoming are weekly breakfast staples. However, don’t let that limit your morning creativity! (Plus we’re still stocked on free yogurt from last week!)

If you’re looking for more of my tips and tricks when it comes to Family Menu Planning on a Budget, be sure to turn into Talk of the Town tomorrow (9/8) at 11am CST on Nashville’s NewsChannel 5.

Week of 9/7 BREAKFAST   LUNCH   DINNER
Monday Cereal & Yogurt   Salami & Cheese sandwiches   Spinach Salad with Strawberries
Tuesday Fruit Oatmeal   PB&J, apples   Rotisserie Chicken with roasted potatoes & veggies
Wednesday Cereal & Yogurt   Chicken Noodle soup & crackers   Cheesy Taco Bake with salsa fresca
Thursday Cheese Toast & berries   Ham & Cheese roll ups, applesauce   Chicken rollatini with sauteed spinach & garlic
Friday Cereal & Yogurt   BBQ sandwiches with chips   Homemade Pizza & green salad
Saturday Eggs in a Nest   Sandwiches   Chicken Vegetable Stew over egg noodles 
Sunday Pancakes with PB & Syrup   Nachos   Penne Pesto with Green Beans and garlic bread

*Click HERE to see more of my favorite recipes or get new ideas for your menu plan this week!

Kids eat free at Ikea

Today and tomorrow, (September 6 & 7), Kids under 12 eat free at Ikea! (No adult purchase necessary!)
I wish we lived closer to one – they also have free childcare, so you can get free babysitting and then a free meal afterwards…even if you don’t go shopping, that’s a great deal!

Cheap soup = Free Cheesecake!

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For those of you looking forward to the Free Cheesecake you can get at the Cheesecake Factory later this month (see how here) but don’t have your 2 cans of soup ready to donate, be sure to stop by Walgreens today to pick up 2 cans for $.38!
Campbells Soup $0.69 after in ad coupon
-$1/2 printable HERE
=$0.38 for two after coupons!

Angel Food Ministries

angel food
This amazing organization provides boxes of food at a drastically reduced price. There are no qualifications to buy from them, but they do have a set menu each month and you have to pick up the food from a local distribution center.

While you can often find the food for less if you’re a power couponer, for those of you just starting out or looking for a one-stop shop for savings (especially when it comes to meat and dairy), this is a fantastic way to supplement your menu plan! Be sure to check them out HERE

Today’s Freebies: 9/2 – Updated

Ok, I promise, I typically only list freebies on Friday’s so I don’t overload this site with posts, but typically with some good freebies if you wait too long, they pull the deal. So here are a couple freebies I thought you’d really like to take advantage of:
*FREE Fruitista Freeze from Taco Bell HERE
*FREE Huggies Little Movers sample HERE
*FREE Focus Dailies Contacts HERE
*FREE Bare Naked Cereal Sample HERE
*FREE bottle of Country Bob’s Sauce HERE
***I’ve also heard that you can get a FREE Chicken Sandwich at Chick fil A if you wear your favorite sports team’s gear on Labor Day – but I would verify that your local restaurant is participating.