Monday, May 24, 2010

Weekly Coupons #1

As an avid money-saver, I exploit every option in regards to the coupon market. I clip like there's no tomorrow! Sometimes, the coupons really aren't all that they're cracked up to be, so that's what I'm here for! This week, I've located several good coupons that I'd like to share with you. Just click the link to view them.

Also, along the way, I've discovered an excellent money and time saving resource called Penny Pincher Gazette. You can view all of the coupons in one location, as well as check out the circular ads for your local stores! It's completely free, but you do have to register for this service.
$1.00 off Welch's grape juice, 64 oz (Page 1)
$.50 off Activia yogurt 4-pack (Page 2)
$1.00 off 2 cans of Campbell's Chunky soup (Page 2)
$1.50 off Minute Maid Orange Juice 89 or 128 oz bottle (Page 3)
$.55 off Lucky Charms cereal (Page 4)
$.50 off Minute Ready Rice (Page 5)
$.75 off Huevos de Calidad, 18-pack of eggs (Available at Walmart)(Page 7)
$.55 off Cheerios (Page 17)

Smart Source
$1.00 off any size Equal sweetener (Page 1)
$.50 off any Newman's Own Salad Dressing, Pasta Sauce, or Salsa (Page 2)
$3.00 off Equal sweetener 230ct or larger (Page 2)
$1.00 off Jose Ole frozen food (16 oz or larger) (Page 3)

Red Plum
$.75 off Bertolli Pasta Sauce (Page 1)
$1.00 off any Filippo Berio olive oil (Page 2)
$1.00 off any Bird's Eye Voila (Page 2)

Penne Primavera Soffritto

Makes 2 servings. Cost per serving: ~$1.25

4 oz whole wheat penne pasta ($.75)
2 tablespoons olive oil
1/2 onion, yellow or white, roughly chopped ($.25)
1 clove of garlic, minced ($.10)
1/2 cup frozen green peas ($.25)
1/2 cup frozen carrots ($.25)
1/3 cup unsalted butter ($.10)
1-2 T all-purpose flour
1/3 cup grated mozzarella cheese ($.50)
2t dried oregano
1t dried basil
Grated Parmesan and mozzarella cheese for garnish ($.25)

1. Cook 2-3 servings of the pasta according to package directions and drain.
2. In a large pan, heat 2 T of olive oil over medium-high heat. Add onions and garlic, stirring to coat with oil. Add in peas and carrots, then sauté for 3-5 minutes or until veggies are heated throughout.
3. Add butter into the pan, stirring to melt and integrate into the olive oil mixture. Once it has thoroughly melted, add in flour 1 T at a time until sauce begins to thicken.
4. Sprinkle with oregano, basil, and grated mozzarella. Stir until cheese has melted. Serve with grated parmesan and mozzarella garnish.

Approximate Nutrition:
Amount Per Serving
Calories 536.7
Total Fat 48.5 g
Cholesterol 96.6 mg
Sodium 239.3 mg
Potassium 262.9 mg
Total Carbohydrate 19.8 g
Dietary Fiber 4.8 g
Sugars 3.4 g