Ally's Sweet and Savory Eats: Boating pics, grocery deals and more...

Monday, July 19, 2010

Boating pics, grocery deals and more...

Happy Monday!

How was everyone's weekend? Ours was filled with boating, sun, food and travel. Fun times, but so very glad to be back home!
Here's little man in his boating gear. Thanks for your recommendations for a life jacket - this was found at Walmart for $8!
I think he is still POOPED from this weekend...nothing like getting him off his "schedule" to mess up his internal time clock:)
The rest of this post is a hodge podge of various things. Bare with me! First off, I finally picked some of my onions from my container garden. Not to shabby!

I also got a great tip from a customer at the farmer's market last week. She has been buying my english muffin bread. She slices it, then freezes the slices in plastic baggies. That way, she can just grab an individual slice when needed! Genius. I copied her below:

This morning little man and I ventured out to do our annual bi-weekly shopping trip. Holy cow - the deals were amazing! If you live in the Midwest, or around a Hy-Vee, you need to check out their deals through July 27th.

At the end, I saved $20.37 in coupons! I know that probably doesn't excite many, but it does me.

I had a coupon for a FREE Seventh Generation product. I picked up some dishwasher detergent as we were about out. Anyone else tried this?

Iceberg lettuce - .49 cents!

Broccoli slaw - I've never tried this, but I love broccoli and I love coleslaw, so I figured one in the same? I'm thinking of tossing it with some coleslaw dressing, sliced almonds, diced cheese?


And lastly, blueberries - .88 cents! These won't last long in our house.


I hope everyone has a great day!

13 comments:

  1. Hy-Vee has SUPER deals! I miss it! I've never used the dishwasher soap, but I have used other Seventh Generation products...I think they are pretty good! Looks like a fun weekend for you guys! Your little one is so cute in his life jacket!

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  2. i just posted a recipe using broccoli slaw. you can use it in any recipe for coleslaw...ive also used it in thai turkey tacos and i have a recipe for mu shu chicken wraps that uses it!

    you have 2 awards waiting for you!
    http://outtatheboxintothekitchen.blogspot.com/2010/07/more-blog-awards.html

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  3. What a cutie in his life jacket!! Nice score at the store. I'm a poet and I didn't know it! :)

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  4. They have come a long way with life jackets - the baby ones they had when my daughter was little were just awful!

    You'll love broccoli slaw! I put it in stir-frys, and I actually have this recipe on my menu this week:

    http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/jose-garces/green-apple-truffle-slaw-recipe/index.html

    So much easier than trying to chop fresh cabbage!

    Glad you had a great weekend!

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  5. Freezing the bread in individual slices is genius! I seriously would have never considered that. I'm glad you found a good life jacket and it doesn't hurt that it's so stinkin cute!

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  6. I just bought coleslaw too - I think I am going to make something with lime and cilantro in it :-)

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  7. Great finds! I'm craving blueberries right now so those sound extra good :)

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  8. Now why can't our farmers markets have good deals like this? :)

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  9. Great deals! Aww, your son is really cute.

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  10. Now why can't our farmers markets have good deals like this? :)

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  11. I just bought coleslaw too - I think I am going to make something with lime and cilantro in it :-)

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  12. What a cutie in his life jacket!! Nice score at the store. I'm a poet and I didn't know it! :)

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  13. Hy-Vee has SUPER deals! I miss it! I've never used the dishwasher soap, but I have used other Seventh Generation products...I think they are pretty good! Looks like a fun weekend for you guys! Your little one is so cute in his life jacket!

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