Attention Target fans..this weeks super saver tip

This week at Target you can pick up Delmonte canned veggies for .50 cents each. Great deal huh? Want to make it better? Use the $1 off 4 Delmonte products coupon from this Sunday’s paper and you’ll pay a whole .25 cents a can!!! Great for green bean casserole day huh? Or also a great canned good donation for the local food bank (take your savings and pay it forward, you’ll be glad you did).

Re-post: Stuff It (my first give away)

At the request of the late commers I’m re-posting this… Join in the fun

As promised my first contest is upon us. I’ve always been big on the holiday table thing. I LOVE to cook and think I’m pretty good at it. My family is used to a big ta da for turkey day.

This year I’d like to stray from the ‘usual’ fare and put a twist on a traditional thanksgiving dish… Stuffing:-}

Being that I’m in the eat healthier still taste great state of mind, I’d like to see some ideas that pack a big WOW for less than SUPER SIZED fat and calorie values…but I can always fall prey to a good sausage recipe! lol

The winning dish will be featured on our family table, on my blog and the reader who submitted it will get a jump on the holiday shopping season with a $20 Target gift card. I’ll accept any ideas that don’t include game meats (never acquired a taste for goose liver, very low brow of me huh?). Send your entry to me at laracasey71@hotmail.com. I’ll announce the winner on the 25th of November and the gift card will go out that day as well.

Have a happy Thanksgiving

Why do we say that?

A friend from back home in San Diego emailed me this week and asked if it was “rat’s ass cold” over here on the East Coast yet. I was happy to report that the weather was a beautiful Maryland fall, crisp and colorful. I then proceeded to inform my friend that I had no knowledge of the average temperature in the rectal region of a rat. And therefore was unable to report on any similarities in our climate.

This got me thinking about the things we say. Those funny little colloquialisms that make no sense at all. For example “Cold as hell”. It’s been a while since the days of my confirmation classes but I seem to recall something about “burning in the eternal flames of hell”. One would think that cold wouldn’t really be an issue there. In that case a snow ball might have a great chance in hell.

“I worked my ass off”… oh if only this were the case. I work and work but to no avail! “She/He eats like a bird” in actuality most birds eat more than their body weight daily. It seems that my metabolism gets this one before my brain catches on. “Thunder struck” if the movie Twister taught us anything (other than NEVER to move into tornado ally) it was that lighting strikes not thunder. I’m a big wimp with storms and wouldn’t get struck by either because I’d be hiding in the crawl space under the stairs in my basement, thank you very much.

I’m sure that I could go on and on here.. Alas I’ve got dishes to do, lest my house become a pig pen.

Mommy escapes (this week’s deal tip)

Ahhh, those wonderful days this summer in Tuscany just me and the hubby…(this peaceful reflection shattered by the sound of my 2 year old daughter “Mommy I poop, I poop on de floor mommy”)

Sad, I can’t go back there anytime soon but after the poop gets cleaned up I can hit my elixir of mommy (e.g. coffee) with a great shot of Tuscany in the form of Coffemate’s Italian creme.

Even BETTER I saved BIG bucks on it this week at Walgreens. Check their in-store add then combine the buy one get one coupon they have with a $1 off 2 coupon you can print at http://www.coffee-mate.com/SpecialOffers.aspx

You get two for a total of $1.49 or 76 cents each!!! I also tried out the Mocha Peppermint and LOVE it… another bonus here is they are a pretty much guilt free (low cal low fat) treat! Escape my mommy minions escape!

Stuff It! (my first give away contest)

At the request of the late commers I’m re-posting this… Join in the fun

As promised my first contest is upon us. I’ve always been big on the holiday table thing. I LOVE to cook and think I’m pretty good at it. My family is used to a big ta da for turkey day. This year I’d like to stray from the ‘usual’ fare and put a twist on a traditional thanksgiving dish… Stuffing

Being that I’m in the eat healthier still taste great state of mind, I’d like to see some ideas that pack a big WOW for less than SUPER SIZED fat and calorie values…but I can always fall prey to a good sausage recipe! lol

The winning dish will be featured on our family table, on my blog and the reader who submitted it will get a jump on the holiday shopping season with a $20 Target gift card.

I’ll accept any ideas that don’t include game meats (never acquired a taste for goose liver, very low brow of me huh?). Send your entry to me at laracasey71@hotmail.com. I’ll announce the winner on the 25th of November and the gift card will go out that day as well.

Have a happy Thanksgiving

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