Couponing for the Rest of Us

Simple Roast Chicken Recipe | 3 Step, No Prep!

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Jamie here, if you’re looking for a simple roast chicken recipe – here’s your guy.  No kidding – if I’d ever realized in the early years of marriage that making a beautiful roast chicken was this easy, I would’ve saved my husband from years of Hamburger Helper :)

I learned this tip from my friend Meg, who is an amazing cook and the type of woman you secretly kind of hate, who makes a home-cooked dinner every. single. night.  She’s also cute  - which is just unfair (right?).  But while hanging out with her recently she told me that she roasts chicken pretty often to make chicken salad for the week – or soup, or other recipes.

After she shared her secret, I had to try it right away.

Prep:

Nothing, girl.  Just put a cheap fryer chicken in a large Pyrex dish or roasting pan.  Do not butter the pan.  Do not cover in foil.  Do not take the innards out of the bird or get grossed out from man-handling it over a sink.  Just put it in the dish.  Done with that?  Good.  Moving on!

3-Steps to Dinner:

  1. Sprinkle salt & pepper on your chicken and put it in a 450 degree oven for 1 hour.
  2. After you take it out, to get crispy skin, baste the greasy juices in the bottom of the pan all over your chicken.
  3. Let it cool for about 15 minutes and serve.  (Or let it cool all the way and then tear it apart for chicken salad, soup, casseroles, etc….)

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After-dinner leftovers = Chicken Salad lunches and Chicken Quesadillas for tomorrow night!

Meg said she often puts two fryers in the pan side by side so she has plenty of roast chicken for lunches all week.  Instead of getting two fryers, I just picked up an extra pack of leg quarters that were on markdown.  (My husband and son really love the drumsticks)  Even after feeding my husband, myself, and four boys – we had this much chicken leftover!

I used most of the chicken for chicken salad and the rest to make Chicken Quesadillas the next night for the boys.

This large fryer chicken was $7.40, and the markdown legs were about $1.80.   We ate on them for two dinners and my husband got 3 days of lunches.  Not bad!


Walgreens: Chex Mix ONLY 50¢! (Great School Snack)

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Walgreens has a great deal on Chex Mix this week – the best I’ve seen in a long time!

I love having this stuff on hand – it makes for great cheap snacks (See my post on Preparing Lunchbox Snacks Ahead to Save Time & Money)

Chex Mix, Bugles & Gardettos – $1.50 each

Deal Idea:

Buy (4) Chex Mix = $6
Use $.50/2 from 6/29 SS
or (2) $.50/2 Coupon PRINT
or (2)  $.60/2 Coupon PRINT
Use $0.50/1 Chex Mix Ibotta App (Popped White Cheddar)
Use $0.50/1 Chex Mix Ibotta App (Popped Sweet & Salty)
Pay $4 ~ Get back 2,000 Balance Rewards Points
(makes it $.50 per bag!)

See more Walgreens Deals Here

Target: FREE $10 Gift Card wyb Household Products (HOT Tide, Downy, Bounty Deals!)

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Target is offering up a FREE $10 Target gift card when you purchase four participating household products this week!

They’re also doing a $10 off $40 discount when you order $40 and choose in-store pickup.  Here are some GREAT deal ideas:

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Back to School Office Max/Depot | 1¢ Folders, Rulers, Pencils, 15¢ Pens

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Check out all the Office Depot and Office Max back to school deals going on this week and see ALL the Back to School lists in our Back to School Deals category.

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FREE H2O Products at Walgreens!

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FREE H2O Bath & Body Products at Walgreens!

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Staples Back to School Deals | FREE Paper-Mate Mechanical Pencils, 17¢ Notebooks

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Check out all the Staples back to school deals going on this week and see ALL the Back to School lists in our Back to School Deals category.

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Shell Fuel Rewards Network Program‏ and $25 Gas Card Giveaway

Disclosure: This is a sponsored post written by my on behalf of the Fuel Rewards Network. All opinions and text are my own.
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Recently, I told you that I was currently in a season where I haven’t been couponing very much lately. Pregnant with a broken foot, I’ve been on crutches the past eight weeks which makes grocery shopping very difficult. As a result I’ve really had to slow down and depend on my husband to help me things I usually take care of. Not wanting to add anything else to his plate we’ve just put coupons on the backburner. But, that doesn’t mean that we stop saving money or making wise financial choices instead we focus on other areas. I was super excited to find Shell’s fuel rewards network, especially since I drive a gas guzzler. It’s so simple to use and can really help you save money on gas. Who wouldn’t agree that saving money on gas is FABULOUS??  As always our goal is to simplify the money process of saving money for you, so I have outlined the most important aspects of the Shell fuel rewards network below. Also, I am giving away a $25 Shell gas card!

The Fuel Rewards Network™ program offers you real savings at participating Shell stations:

  • Simply earn Fuel Rewards savings when you purchase the items you normally buy like groceries, clothing and household goods and redeem them for cents per gallon savings at participating Shell stations.
  • For a limited time, new members of the Fuels Rewards Network program can get a 25c/gal sign-up bonus when they join the program.
  • To qualify, you must purchase at least 8 gallons of fuel on your first fill-up using your Fuel Rewards Network Card, while enjoying at least 3c/gal savings. Then, the 25c/gal will be credited to your account for your next fill up.
  • Signing up is simple! You can request your free Fuel Rewards Network Card online at FUEL REWARDS DOT COM or pick one up at any participating Shell.
  • Savings can be redeemed on any grade of Shell Nitrogen Enriched Gasoline including Shell V-Power Premium Gasoline as well as Shell Diesel, up to 20 gallons per purchase! Simply swipe your Fuel Rewards Network Card at the pump before you pay and watch your price drop instantly before your eyes.

 How to earn Fuel Rewards savings:

  • Shop online with your favorite online brands through the online mall at Fuelrewards.com. More than 700 online merchants offer at least 5 cents per gallon for every 50 dollars spent.
  • Earn rewards from dining out and purchasing groceries
  • Earn rewards at select Shell stations on items like your morning coffee or weekly car wash.

 Also, you can receive an additional 5c/gal every time you refer a friend or family member to join the Fuel Rewards Network program!

How would you like to win a $25 Shell Gas Card? Follow instructions below to enter! Most importantly, don’t forget to sign up for Fuel Rewards Savings, go here to get started!

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Natural Ways to Fertilize a Vegetable Garden

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If you are looking for a more natural and healthy way to fertilize your vegetable garden, take a look below. We have compiled a list of natural ways to fertilize a vegetable garden that you can try this planting season. You will find these to be effective yet gentle and chemical free at the same time. Take a peek. [Read more...]