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Friday, September 28, 2012

This Week's Sales Update

The stamps at Rexall work out to be .55/stamp. If you were to buy them at Costco(you have to buy 100)they are .58/stamp. As, they always increase in price and these are the ones with no price on them, now is a good time to get some!
Safeway's milk deal includes buttermilk! $2 for 2L!
Also, the potato deal is buy one get 2 free. One is $3.99, so you get 3, 5lb bags for $1.33 each!

Safeway receipt

Quality Greens has red, yellow and orange peppers for .99/lb!

Quality Greens receipt

Thought you might need a laugh. These majesta toilet papers are on sale this week for $1. There are $1 off coupons out there. So for these 2 packages, which are extremely teeny, it cost .12 in tax!

Canadian Tire receipt.
If you are a Checkout 51 member, the Praeventia  cookies are $3.47 at Walmart so with your $3 back you'd get them for .47. If you bought the Craisins at Costco, you can use your receipt for Check out 51, it's only .50, but better than nothing! Shoppers has the Werther's on for $1.99, PM at Extra Foods on Tuesday and get  them for .25(at 12% off). Tampax Pearl(18s) are on for $3.84 at Walmart. Checkout 51 gives you $2 and there are $1 coupons out there, so you'd pay .84. Are you a member of Checkout 51?(You can get on a waiting list for new members by emailing them your email address on their site, checkout I'd love any suggestions on combining coupons that you are doing. You can email me at, or comment here on the blog.

Thursday, September 27, 2012

This Week's Sales

This happy balloon landed when I was shopping at!
Spend $250 get $25 gift card
Pineapples $1.96
Broccoli .96 each
Yams .46/lb
Mac Apples .77/lb
Brussels sprouts .96/lb
Carrots 5lb bag $1.65
NN stuffing mix .88(limit 4)
Turkey .95/lb utility 3-5kg

If you have this coupon butter is $3.22.

If you have these coupons pie crusts are $1.50.(if you were so inclined you could PM Walmart and pay a few cents less. There`s are on for $2.47 each, so this might work especially if you only had one coupon, or only wanted to buy one).
Extra Foods
All the same deals as above.
Spend $25=10%
Spend $50=12%Spend $100=15
If you can shop on Monday or Tuesday you can get all the Thanksgiving trimmings above for 10-15% cheaper!
Turkeys Frz utility .95/lb
Red grapes .97/lb
Christies crackers, Peak Freen cookies, Dad's cookies $1.88
3lbs onions or carrots $1!!!
Betty Crocker cake mixes $1.33
Tenderflake Pie crusts $2.47
Save On
Grade A Turkey 3-7kg .99/lb limit 1
Yams .49/lb
Bone In Ham $1.99/lb
Stove Top stuffing .99each
The same as Save On

Do you get this magazine? It's free from President's Choice. It sometimes has coupons inside.

This .75 off pasta was inside.

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Upcoming Deals

This flyer doesn't start until Friday but I got it today and had time so I thought I would post some fun deals!
As you can see the turkeys are on again. If you wait until Tues to buy it, you'll get it for .89/lb! But make sure you go early, I have noticed that they don't put out very many, at least at our store. Fresh cranberries and Broccoli are .99/lb(.89/lb)
Avacodoes are .99 each(.89)
Yams are .49/lb(.44/lb)

This is the FRIDAY ONLY deals.
Milk for 1L is $2(limit 2) which is the equivalent of 4L $4, which is an unheard of price for milk nowadays, unless you can do the PM at Walmart for the Lakeview milk $1 off coupon.  I get my milk for $3.65.

This is an interesting deal. Combine it with 10% off day and it could make sense! Buy  5  participating Kraft products and get a free 600-700g Cracker Barrel Cheese!
1.Cheez Whiz Spread 1Kg
2. Cool Whip aerosol 225g or 1L topping
3.Parmesan grated cheese 250g
4. Kraft salad dressings 414-475 ml
5. Kraft peanut butter 2kg
6. Maxwell House instant coffee 340g or roasted and ground coffee 910-925g
7.Nabob coffee 350-400g
8.Velvetta Process Cheese
In the flyer it shows some of the prices, so let's say you bought 5 Kraft Salad Dressings. That would cost you $12.50, get it on 10% off day and you spend $11.25. The Cracker Barrel Cheese is in the flyer for $9.99. So, if you were going to buy cheese anyway, you would pay $1.26 for 5 dressings!!!!

Black Diamond Cheese strings are on for $2.99 if you buy 2 or more. Combine it with the $1 off coupons and 10% off and you get it for $1.79.

Buy 3 340-680g Post Cereals and get a free 4L of milk.

Windex is 2/$6, so on 10% day it would be $5.40-$3 or $2.40 for 2, if you have a buy one get one free coupon. Or $3.40 with the $2 off coupon. As a side note SC Johnson is offering a free issue of Canadian Living if you buy 2. The details are here.

Starting Friday  10 packs of stamps are 10% off at Rexall, limit 3.

As you can see there are lots of coupons out there for Advil. Rexall has selected varieties on for $3.99 Friday-Sunday only. With a coupon you'd pay .99.

I don't know why this Safeway picture ended up below all the others. But as you can see celery is .79 a  stalk, or .71 on 10% off day!

MIR Finish Quantum

There is another mail in rebate for Finish. The form is in the Smart Source that came in the paper this weekend. If you don't get that you can go to their Facebook page and print the form. Buy 20 count Finish Quantum between Sept 22 and Oct 12(dates are a bit different for the Facebook MIR) and get up to $8.49 back. There are several $2 off coupons out there, and if you could use this on a 20X the points day at Shoppers or 10% off day, you could stand to make money from this MIR! I did this one this year and the turn around was really quite fast. I mailed it April 16th and got the cheque May8th. (I write on my calendar the day I pop it in the mail and the day I get it back. I also photocopy my receipt and MIR form for my records.) I was happily surprised to receive $10.12 as they pay you the tax and postage as well! Have you tried MIRs yet?

Whole Wheat Bread Bowls With Hamburger Soup

This is the best supper ever....really. Hamburger soup inside of whole wheat bread bowls!
Don't be intimidated by the bread making. I always have a little talk with myself before making bread. "Now, Sue, remember, bread making isn't hard(especially with my Kitchenaid mixer, thanks mom and dad), it just takes time to rise." Really....

Here is the time break down. 
1. It takes 5-10minutes to let the yeast ferment. 
2. 10 minutes of kneading 
3. and then a total of 2 hours rising.
 4. Baking time says 45 minutes, but that is too long in my oven. I went with 35 minutes and still they were a little bit burnt browner than I wanted! 
The idea came when I was menu planning. One of my favorite cooking blogs, How Sweet It Is, had this recipe. When I menu plan, I take into account the weather of the week as well as our schedule. It was to be rainy on Tuesday, or so the weather guesser  man said. So, I thought, I have lots of whole wheat flour, we love hamburger soup, why not try this recipe?  The hamburger soup recipe is here.
  I served it with a caesar salad, but be forewarned, it is sooooo filling all by itself! I taught the kids their cooking lesson, using this as our menu. Our goal is that they will each cook a supper, per week, eventually. ;)

Monday, September 24, 2012

Prune Plum Pie

First of all let me say again, I LOVE where I live. Seriously! The fruits and veggies available, blow my mind! I also want to say thank you. Our friends asked us if we would care to do some gleaning, from their full plum tree....yeah! I got some for my neighbour, my sister-in-law, as well as lots for us! I hate to see yummy food go to waste, and so my mission was to figure out how to use up plums! On my way home from picking the plums I had stopped at Shoppers and they had whipping cream with a $2 off sticker, so I needed a yummy thing that we could put whipping cream on. Heck, all we needed was a little coffee, right Ruth? My boy wanted to me make to something different, not my usual go to plum recipes. He asked if I could make pie.I didn't know, was there plum pie? So, I did what we all do, I googled it.  I found Have a Piece of Pie! I didn't want the traditional crust, so I followed her recipe for the filling and then went to the site Pick Your Own. She has the graham cracker crust with the crumble to go on top. I used the graham crust recipe I usually use. I used her recipe for the crumble on top.
The graham crust
1 1/4 cup graham crumbs
1/4 cup sugar
1/3 cup butter
You can either cut the butter in with a pastry cutter, or just melt the butter and mix it in. Press the crust into a pie plate.

The filling:
6 cups plums pitted and thinly sliced
3/4 cup sugar
3 tbsp cornstarch
1/2 tsp salt
1 tsp all spice
Mix all these ingredients together and spoon into your pie crust.

The crumble on top:
1/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup flour
1/4 cup butter
Same as the graham crust, you can melt the butter or cut it in. Sprinkle over fruit mixture. Bake at 425 for 35-45 minutes.

I followed the recipe's directions to bake for 45minutes to an hour. 45 minutes was already starting to burn, so I adjusted the time above.

It is sooooo yummy! But, so filling!

I decided to make a plum sauce with some of the other plums. I didn't follow a recipe. All I did was cut the plums in half, and take out the pits. I then added some sugar and a little cornstarch. Then I cooked and cooked and cooked it. It became a nice sauce, but there were still plum strings and pieces. I wanted a smooth sauce so I...... carefully!!!! spooned out the big chunkies into my blender and blended them up. Then I added them back to the pot and fished around for any other chunkies! In the end  the sauce below.

I had this lovely big glass jar to put it in! I made some overnight crepes and in the morning we will have crepes with plum sauce inside and whipping cream on top. Are you coming for breakfast?

Friday, September 21, 2012


Rexall has Stayfree for $1.99 this Friday, Sat and Sunday.

Use this printable coupon and get them free! I price matched at Walmart.

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Cheese, Chicken Cordon Swiss and Flour

This week at Costco there were a few deals worth mentioning!
The boxes of 8 cordon swiss were are on for $7.59. I have seen them cycle Jan, Apr, May and Sept. This is the lowest I have seen them go! Last September they were $8.09! We love this as a nice easy, tasty dinner!
Armstrong Cheese is on for $7.59 got the 900g package. This makes it $8.43/kg! It tends to cycle at Costco in Jan, Sept and Dec. This is the lowest price I have seen it go at Costco! It doesn't expire until May of 2013, so you can stock up!

I am almost out of flour. I usually buy my flour at Costco, but I usually buy the 10kg. My sister in law was with me and pointed out that not only was this a bit cheaper, but also unbleached. 20 kg of flour $12.79. Thanks Lynn!

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Grilled Pizza

This summer my cousin taught us how to make grilled pizza! She's an amazing cook. Her blog is here. When I menu plan in the summer I usually skip pizza because it's just too hot to start the oven. This year that problem was solved with a  broken oven. Now, with this when we can have pizza in the summer!
I put the pizza crust ingredients.
1 1/4 cup warm water
2 Tbsp oil
2 1/4 tsp yeast
1 tsp salt
4 cups flour
Bread makers vary as to how long the dough cycle takes. Mine takes 2 hours.

Once the dough is done. Grease a cookie sheet and press and roll the dough into it.

Preheat the BBQ and then turn it down to med. Place the dough right onto the grill. Watch it carefully, as you can see it can burn easily. It only takes a minute or two to brown the dough. Take the dough off the grill by using 2 large spatulas. I used another cookie sheet to flip it so that the grilled side is up.

Load the crust with all the toppings you like. The sky is the limit. I put an upside down cookie sheet on the grill in order to keep from burning it.

Heat until the bottom of the crust is browned and the toppings are cooked.

Add a little salad and you have a great meal. Thanks Ashley!