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Watch Sami on Talk of the Town: 9/8


Make sure to catch Sami on Nashville’s Top Rated Talk Show, Talk of the Town, Tuesday, September 8th at 11am CST!

This time she’ll be highlighting Cost-Effective Family Meal Planning. If you don’t live in the Nashville area, check back later Tueday for a video link and a summary of the tips she shared.

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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!

$100 Gift Certificate to Jessica Lorren Photography!

JL PhotoHey y’all! The holidays are fast approaching, so what better time to get pictures taken of your family?!
These aren’t just any pictures, mind you…these are breathtaking, Jessica Lorren originals!

My dear friend, Jess, is an AMAZING photographer and she’ll be making a special trip up to Nashville this October for some shoots, but she only has ONE DAY left with openings (10/24)! Not only is she offering my eCONEmic Living readers her special summer package if you book a session this fall, but she’s giving away a $100 gift certificate on her blog! But hurry – you must post a clever comment on her blog HERE before 9/3 (that’s tomorrow!)

I can’t wait for her to photograph our family in some of our favorite Nashville venues!

Cheesecake Factory: Free Slice!

Join the Cheesecake Factory in their effort to Drive Out Hunger!

Click HERE to find out if your city is on the tour stop…if so, just be one of the first 500 customers to bring in 2 cans of soup and you’ll receive a FREE piece of their Ultimate Red Velvet Cake Cheesecake!
(Nashville – get ready to go to their store in Green Hills on 9/17/09 between 7-10am!)

Purity Lovers Giveaway! – Updated with winner!

PL Logo (2)AND THE WINNER IS…. Kasha Rittenberry
(True Random Number Generator Result: 3 Powered by RANDOM.ORG)
Kasha – email me ASAP at sami@eCONEmicLiving.com with your address so we can send you your Purity Prize Pack and your Nashville Sounds tickets! Congratulations!

Let’s get the weekend started right with another giveaway!
Purity Dairy contacted me with a FANTASTIC Prize Pack to giveaway to my readers (this is especially great if you live in the Nashville area since it includes the baseball tickets!).The Purity Prize Pack will include:

– PurityLovers.com T-shirt
– Purity Calculator
– Purity Smoothie Hat
– Purity Pens
– Purity Game Day Shirt
– 2 tickets to the Nashville Sounds / Memphis Redbirds game (Sept. 3, 2009)
– And a fist full of coupons for Purity Milk and Ice Cream (including a coupon for a free tub of Purity ice cream)

I have to admit, we’ve loved Purity’s Milk ever since moving to Nashville, but I had never tried their famous ice cream. The Cocoa Loco flavor came highly recommended to me (It was invented by two high-school boysfor the 2008 Miss Martha’s Ice Cream Crankin’ event (which raises money for the Martha O’Bryan Center in E. Nashville) – the winner of the event, which is a day-long homemade ice cream contest, has their flavor become and official Purity flavor – mor info here http://puritylovers.com/ice-cream.php).

However, when I went to the store to pick out my ice cream, the Blackberry Cordial jumped out at me. I LOVE berry ice cream (it’s so hard to find these days!), especially when there’s CHOCOLATE mixed in to it!!! I have to say, it was everything I dreamed it would be! The ice cream itself was SO creamy and the combination of the blackberry ice cream with the chocolate chips was divine! If you haven’t tried Purity yet, I hope you’ll sign up for this giveaway.

To enter, leave a comment below. To get extra entries:
1. Blog about it and leave another comment below with the link to your blog
2. Update your Facebook Status or Twitter with the link to this giveaway and leave a comment below
3. Become a FAN of eCONEmic Living’s NEW FACEBOOK PAGE! and leave a comment below

Even if you don’t win, you can find a lot of great promotions and coupons at http://puritylovers.com/.

Good luck!

Wiggles Giveaway

www.Blondemomblog.com is giving away Wiggles tickets for their concert in Nashville this weekend (though I hope we’re the lucky winners – Britton would freak out if we get to go!

Tax Free Days at Nashville Symphony

Even though the Nasvhille Symphony doesn’t normally charge tax on their tickets, their joining in on TN’s tax-free weekend by offering an additional 9.25% discount on all SunTrust Classical Series concerts. You can redeem this discount online by using the promo code TAXFREE, over the phone at http://www.facebook.com/l/;615.678.6400 or by visiting their box office in person. This offer expires Sunday night at midnight, so don’t delay!

Thanks, Johnetta, for the tip!