Do NOT do all of your shopping the day before you start cooking. You will be forced to pay WHATEVER the items cost on that day. I don't like to be forced into things :)
Get your list together NOW! Then when you find coupons for an item on your list, PRINT it, USE it, and store that item! 50 cents doubled times however many items you need, (a LOT) comes out to a BIG savings!
Plan your meal the SMART way: Use dishes that share similar ingredients. You will have less wasted leftover ingredients. (2 carrots left in the fridge do SOOO well in my house... LOL no they don't!!!) If you find a great savings on a fresh item, know ahead of time how it needs to be cut, and freeze it! You will have less prep time, and save!
Before you run out to Linens and Things to get a beautiful table setting, remember one thing. A table cloth is a flat, square piece of fabric. So are napkins. Please, PLEASE find your bravery. Sew 4 straight lines and make your own! You will feel such a sense of accomplishment because a holiday table is pretty no matter what. Have fun with dollar store greenery and glasses. Get the kids involved!
Always remember the state of chaos that your home will be in IMMEDIATELY upon the guests arrival. There will be kids running around, spilling, making a mess of toys. Folded chairs set aside the sofa and kitchen table...Don't waste your holiday and energy making sure your home is IMMACULATE just before this chaos happens! ENJOY your time!
HERE are the newest coupons this month to start you off!
Are you making a pie? Your own crust? Might you need a back-up crust?
Biscuits or rolls?
- $0.50 off Bisquick Baking Mix
- $0.30 off 2 Pillsbury Grands! Biscuits
- $0.40 off 2 Pillsbury Sweet Rolls
- $0.50 off 2 Pillsbury Crescent Dinner Rolls
- $0.40 off 2 Pillsbury Italian Meal Breads
- $1.00 off two boxes Chex cereals
- $1.00 off two Pillsbury Refrigerated Cookie Dough
- $1.50 off 3 Pillsbury Refrigerated Cookie Dough
- $3.00 off The Princess Bride on Blu-ray
- $10.00 off The Sound of Music 45th Anniversary
- $2.00 off A Christmas Carol on DVD
- $2.00 off Miracle on 34th Street on DVD
- $3.00 off Date Night on Blu-ray
- $3.00 off Knight and Day on Blu-ray
- $3.00 off The A-Team on Blu-ray
- $3.00 off Night at the Museum 2 on Blu-ray
- $3.00 off Alvin and the Chipmunks: The Squeakquel
- $3.00 off Ice Age: Dawn of the Dinosaurs on DVD
|Cindy Andrzejewski Owner, Cute-Ecakes |