This past Sunday I set up a lemonde -- and cupcake -- stand with my 6-year-old daughter Hannah. Our first attempt at participating in this quintessential summer pastime included almost everything in the list above.
Sunday, August 15, 2010
Sunday, August 8, 2010
I know, I know, I've already done a breakfast-for-dinner recipe. But this is too good not to post. And I just made it tonight, so it is fresh in my mind (and stomach -- yum).
I got this recipe from Kraftfoods.com originally, but I have since made a few alterations: #1) I took out the mushrooms, because I absolutely detest mushrooms, and #2) I reduced the amount of cheese by about 75%. It used to be called "Easy Cheesy Brunch Bake" but I changed the Cheesy to Breezy, because it's just so darn easy. And no one needs a pan full of 4 cups of cheese.
- Easy Breezy Brunch Bake
- Fresh strawberries
- 1 dozen eggs - $1.15
- Sour cream - $1.19
- Turkey sausage - $2.49
- Green pepper - $0.99
- Onion - $0.51
- Strawberries - $2.00
- $8.33 (Close enough!)
Thursday, August 5, 2010
- The first thing to remember is that, indeed, timing is everything. By all means, attend a matinee. Or better yet, attend a show before noon at any AMC and get an even cheaper ticket. It's their "A.M. Cinema" special.
- Many theaters also have special discount days. Our local Hollywood Theater has 1/2 price tickets every Tuesday. Some theaters also have Student Days and/or Senior Days.
- The summer is a great time to catch up on all your kids movies. Regal and AMC both offer free or $1 movies all summer long. Regal shows G & PG movies for free every Tuesday and Wednesday morning at 10 a.m. from June through August. AMC shows G or PG movies on Wednesdays only at 10 a.m. for $1.
- Another way to save money is to stock up on discount tickets from your local grocery store. Our King Soopers here has them for $6. That wouldn't save you money on a matinee, but it would save you $4-5 on a regular show. Just make sure to take note of any restrictions.
- Also, I beg you, sign up for rewards cards. AMC's MovieWatcher Rewards card provides you with free concessions or movie tickets for every 10 points earned, and Regal's Crown Club card is set up similarly. These cards may save you hundreds of dollars through the years, depending on how often you go to the movies.
- And finally, pay attention to when there are deals on concessions, as these usually add up to more than the price of admission. Again, our local Hollywood Theater is currently offering these amazing deals:$1 any size Coke all day, no exceptions, and free kids packs (kid-sized popcorn, soda, and fruit snack combo) on Tuesdays.
Monday, August 2, 2010
Around here, we call these super cheap, easy, and delicious enchiladas the "Monday Night Special." I don't know how many times I've fallen back on this recipe. It contains only four ingredients! A HUGE thank you to my friend Michelle for passing this recipe along. And now I share it with you:
- Baby carrots
2 cans chili beans
- 2 cans chili beans - $2.00
- 1 can cream of chicken soup - $0.79
- Small bag of shredded cheese - $1.67
- 1 package whole wheat tortillas - $1.69
- 1 small bag baby carrots - $1.69
- Dried basil or parsley
Sunday, July 25, 2010
- Blueberry pancakes
- Turkey bacon
- Stir together the flour, baking powder, salt and sugar in a mixing bowl.
- Stir the egg, milk and melted butter into the flour mixture, working only until the batter is thoroughly moistened. Vigorous beating will produce leaden pancakes.
- Lightly grease and heat a heavy griddle or skillet.
- Drop the batter onto the cooking surface. Cook one side, then flip.
- Blueberries (in season!) - $1.99
- Turkey bacon - $2.29
- Flour (if you happen to have run out) - $1.57
- Baking powder
- (Way under $8, so you have a little wiggle room if you ran out of any of the staples listed above)
Thursday, July 15, 2010
Posted by Liz at 10:54 AM