Panda Express is offering FREE Orange Chicken on May 31st from 9pm-close. All you need to do is click here and redeem the offer, you can then print it out or show it on your smart phone!
Ok, so I find it odd that on my family blog where I do little else but talk about the funny things my kids say and babble about the interesting (to me) things that God reveals to me during the in-between moments of my day, the most popular seach is “Why did Drew Middleton leave Tenth Avenue North?” Really? Why don’t more people want to know about what I cook and whether or not my kids eat it?
Anyway, if you’re like all the others and seem to be just as curious about where this amazing musician and friend is these days, what he’s up to and why he’s no longer part of Tenth Ave anymore (which is still just as amazing and we’re so proud of you guys!), then click HERE to read my “article” on this very topic.
Thanks, Drew, for allowing me to share your story; I hope I’ve done your heart justice!
Take 70% off Restaurant.com $25 Gift Cert. orders + receive FREE $15 gift code from ProFlowers. Use code THANKS and Pay $3 thru 11/26/09.
Now through November 26th you can get a $25 Restaurant.com gift certificate for only $3 with code THANKS.
Yeah! It’s Thanksgiving week! What a wonderful time of year this is. I am truly blessed to be in such a beautiful city with my family and I plan on counting ALL my blessings as we celebrate Thanksgiving in a new home and a new city this year.
The menu plan isn’t too innovative this week as I’m trying to once again eat out of our freezer and our stockpile to prepare room for later in the week. While I plan on doing a post later on what our Thanksgiving dinner will consist of, I can tell you that as of my conversation with my husband last night, his wish list is as follows:
Turkey (I know, shocker…I can see you’re riveted to learn more!), gravy, dressing, baked corn, garlic green beans, mashed potatoes, roasted parsnips & carrots, hash brown casserole, mac & cheese, cranberry salad, rolls, greens, deviled eggs, lima beans, pea salad and of course, lots of pie!
There are 2 major concerns I have with this “wish list”:
1. I don’t eat or know how to make half of those items
2. There are only 4 of us, with only 2 others who have confirmed that hey are joining us thus far, so I think I’d need to invite about 23 others if we hoped to eat all that food!
Stay tuned later in the week to find out what the final menu will be and I may even divulge some family recipes!
|Week of 11/23||BREAKFAST||LUNCH||DINNER|
|Monday||Cereal & Craisins||Cheese & Crackers with yogurt||Pot roast with carrots, mashed potatoes & Cheesy Brussel sprouts|
|Tuesday||Oatmeal with raisins & honey||Chicken Salad sandwiches||Ravioli with balsamic brown butter, crispy kale (kale recipe)|
|Wednesday||Greek Yogurt with honey||PB&J on rice cakes||Beef Fajitas (with left over pot roast)|
|Thursday||Fruit oatmeal||appetizers for….||THANKSGIVING!|
|Friday||Cereal & Fruit||Turkey sandwiches||Leftovers|
|Saturday||Egg Sandwiches||Crispy Chicken salad||Dinner out after church|
|Sunday||Waffles with strawberries||Turkey noodle soup||Chicken Parmesean over pasta|
Get one small breakfast and one cup of coffee FREE at Ikea this weekend (November 27-29) until 10:30am! Remember, they also offer an hour of free childcare in their Smalville area. So you could potentially have a morning breakfast date with a friend or your spouse (that is if you’re crazy enough to brave the stores this weekend!)
Here are a few of the best deals at CVS this week (Thanks to The Thrifty Mama):
Glade Air Freshener Spray .99
-B1G1 Free from the 11/1 SS insert
=.99 for two or .49 each after coupon
Kleenex Facial Tissue .99
-.50/3 from the 11/1 SS insert
-$1 off coupon from the $100 CVS Flu Booklet
=FREE after coupon
Libby’s Canned Vegetables $1
-.50/2 printable HERE or $1/4 from the 9/27 RP insert
=$1.50 for two or .75 each after the .50/2 coupon
Ocean Spray Cranberry Sauce .88
-$1/2 tearpads found at various stores
=.76 cents for two after coupon
Photo Books 6×8 B1G1 Free
You all know by now that this Chicago native with a Jewish father and British mother knew very little about the South and its glorious ways until I met my husband: Grits, the Grand Ole Opry and yes, even the Gaither Vocal Band alluded me.
I know – I hear the gasp of shock from all of you who live below the Mason Dixon line. The first time he showed me a Homecoming on tv, I asked, “Why are they all sitting on the stage?” When my husband finished laughing, I followed it with, “…and how do they know the words to all those songs?” …he still hasn’t let me live it down.
While I still don’t know all the songs and harmonies of this amazing group, I’ve come to love and appreciate their great talent and faith. I especially connected with Bill Gaither recently when he appeared on Talk of the Town after me and referenced the School Board from The Music Man as the start of the great four-part male harmonies (The Music Man was one of the first musicals I ever saw and to this day continues to be one of me and my family’s favorites!).
The good news for you all is that they are coming to Nashville for a Gaither Homecoming Christmas Tour on December 4th at the Sommet Center and I’m giving away a 4-pack of tickets! Not only will they be singing many Christmas classics, but they’ll also be singing many of your favorite Gaither songs. Here is how you can enter:
1. Leave a comment below with your favorite GVB song (or even if you’ve never heard them before, let us know why you’d be excited to see them.)
2. Copy the link to this post and share it on Facebook telling others about the concert and the contest, then leave an additional comment below telling me you’ve posted it on Facebook.
3. Copy the link to this post and share it on Twitter telling others about the concert and the contest, then leave an additional comment below telling me you’ve posted it on Twitter.
4. Copy the link to this post and share it on your blog/website telling others about the concert and the contest, then leave an additional comment below telling me you’ve posted it on your blog/website.
For more information or to buy tickets, click HERE. Good luck! You have until midnight, Monday, November 23rd to enter.
Here are some of the best deals at Walgreens this week (Thanks to The Thrifty Mama). Remember, it’s always good to stock up on things when they’re free (even if you don’t need them right away), so you have them on hand for a time later when you do need them (so you won’t have to run out and buy them at full price!).
Kleenex Facial Tissue $0.89 after in ad coupon
-$1/1 coupon from Walgreens Healthy Savings November coupon booklet
=FREE after coupons
UPDATE: The coupon from the booklet (85ct) does not work with the Kleenex that are on sale (75 or 110ct).
Tic Tacs $0.99 after in-ad coupon
-$1/1 coupon from 9/20 RP insert (if Tic Tac Chill is included in sale)
=FREE after coupons
Buy one Almay Pure Blends Foundation $9.99 (at certain stores) and get a $10 RR back and
Buy one Almay Pure Eye Shadow $7.49 OR LipGloss $7.49 OR Mascara $6.99 and get a $5 RR back
=FREE -$2.49 after RR
Robitussin DM To Go 2pk; $2.49, Receive $2.49 wyb one
=FREE after RR
This week’s Publix Penny Item is…
Publix Brand American Cheese
Remember, you can get one penny item for every $10 you spend (before coupons). One item per transaction. Some stores will let you break up your shopping into multiple transactions to get multiple Penny Items. This is good for November 22 & 23, 2009. Florida stores do not participate, but often have their own in-store weekend specials; inquire at customer service. Publix reserves the right to change the Penny Item if they choose, so don’t wait until Monday night if this is an item you really want!
I did a quick walk through Publix a few days ago and found some great BOGO’s that I’m going to match up with coupons today. I was also told that since it’s a holiday week, their sales will last through next week, so this is a great time to stock up on things like pasta, Del Monte tomatoes, cranberries, Ocean Spray Juice, Duncan Heinz cake mixes, brownie mixes, frosting and more! Plus great veggies are on sale like asparagus, zucchini, and green beans, so it’s a good shopping week!
Better late than never, right? Check out how retailers are trying to woo you into their stores (and online!) this week:
Borders: Get 30% off any one item HERE
Children’s Place: $10 Denim plus take an extra 30% off sale HERE
Disney Outlet: Check out their new markdowns HERE, including PJ Pals for $5.99
Disney Store: Click HERE for a coupon to get 20% off your entire purchase
Food Lion: Print Coupons HERE that can also be used at competitor’s stores
GAP: SALE: New styles just added + take an extra 25% off sale items for a limited time only at Gap.com. Enter code GAPSALE25 at checkout.
Free Shipping on orders of $50 or more. Available at checkout. Expires 12/15.
Michaels: Get 15% off your entire purchase on Sunday from 4-9pm with this coupon. Also, 50% off trees this week!
New York & Company: take 30% during their friends and family sale through Sunday.
Pottery Barn Kids: Up to 75% off their sale prices!
Rewards R Us: Get coupons for their private sale through 11/22 HERE
Rite Aid: Get $3 off a $15 purchase with this coupon
20% off Photo Books with code NOVFF. click HERE
Snappy Tomato: (Nashville) Get coupons HERE
Sweet Tomatoes: Get a BOGO Free meal coupon HERE good through 11/25
T.G.I. Friday’s: Get half price appetizers at the bar every day from 4pm – close
Toys R Us: Get Family Game Night games for only $9 with this coupon on Sunday only
Victoria’s Secret: Free Lacie Panty Cupcake with any $30 purchase
Vista Print: Tons of business & personalized products, including return address labels, for FREE HERE
Walmart: Click HERE for their Deal of the Day (Today’s is an Acer laptop for $348)
Winkflash: Get $5 off Calendars with code SAVE5 & 23 cent photo cards with code HOLIDAY09. Click HERE