Archive for August, 2009

In some e-book I was looking at recently, I came across a simple “recipe” for a homemade linen spray. That one called for 1/2 cup of vodka and 15-20 drops of Lavendar, but since our Vodka supply was slightly low, I decided to go with this recipe for a homemade lavendar linen spray. Calling for 1/2 cup of distilled water, 1 teaspoon of vodka and 5-6 drops of Lavendar, it was just the perfect amount of scent.

I put it in a clear plastic bottle, but think I want something a little bit fancier…looking around online, I came across exactly what I want:

8oz Frosted Apothecary Glass Bottle W/ Clear Mister

It’s frosted glass, but unfortunately only available wholesale…and I can’t seem to find it anywhere else online. Which means I might go to choice number 2:

Frosted Glass Perfume Bottle

6 for only $10.50 or $2.50 each!

I read another recipe for cucumber body/linen spray that used a real cucumber…but can’t find it anywhere. Anyone know of something similar?


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85% Lean Ground Beef $1.99/lb.

Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast $1.79/lb.

Live Lobster $4.99/lb.

Krakus Ham $4.99/lb.

Lay’s Chips 2/$4.00

Hood Ice Cream $1.99 (Buy 2 and get a free package of Hannaford Ice Cream cones)
Use with $1.00/1 Hood coupon (7.12 SS)
for 1/$0.99

Hannaford Ice Cream sandwiches 2/$3.00

Tide 2X Ultra or Bounty Big 6 Roll Paper Towels $5.99

Chobani yogurt $0.99

Granny Smith or gala Apples $0.99/lb.

Barlett Pears $0.99/lb.

Spaghetti Os $0.69

Kraft Macaroni and Cheese Dinner $0.69

Hannaford Butter Quarters & shredded cheese $1.99

Salmon or Cod fillet $5.99/lb.
Large Cooked Cocktail shrimp $5.99/lb.

Elbow Macaroni $0.87

Cape Cod Potato chips 2/$5.00

Bic Mechanical pencils, round stick or Crystal pens $0.99
use with $1.00/2 Bic coupon (8.09 SS)
for 2/$0.98


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Sirloin strip Steak $4.99/lb

Boneless Pork Chops $1.99/lb.

Perdue Boneless Chicken Breast $4.99/2 lb Bag

Live Lobsters $4.99/lb.

Domino sugar 2/$4.00

MB Whole Wheat Bread $0.99

Welch’s Grape Breads 2/$4.00
Use with $1.00/1 Welch Grape Blend coupon (8.16 SS)

Lean Cuisines 2/$4.00

Tide Detergent $4.99
Use with $1.00/1 Tide coupon (8.30 PG)
for 1/$3.99

Cascade Auto Dish detergent 2/$5.00
Use with $0.25/1 Cascade coupon (8.30 PG)
for 2/$4.75

Lloyd’s Spare Ribs $9.99
Use with $1.00/1 Lloyd’s coupon (6.28 SS)
for 1/$8.99

Carando Roast Beef $4.99/lb.

Shell-On Shrimp $5.99/lb.

King Crab legs $12.99/lb.

Sea Scallops $8.99/lb.

Kraft Cheese Shreds 2/$4.00

Palermo’s Primo Thin Crust Pizza 3/$10.00

Post Cereal 2/$4.00
(R. Bran, Grape Nuts, Shredded spoon-size)
Use with $1.00/2 Post coupon (7.26 SS)
for 2/$3.00

Kraft Macaroni & cheese 4/$3.00

Bumble Bee Chunk White Tuna 5/$5.00

Nutella $2.99
Use with in-store $1.00/1 coupon
for $1.99

Coke/Max/Sprite/Dr. P $0.99 (2 liters)

Pillsbury Cake Mixes $0.89

Hass Avocadoes $0.99 each

DelMonte Fruit Cups 10/$10.00; use with $1.00/2 coupon (7.12 RP)
Bartlett or Bosc Pears $0.99/lb.
Minneloa Oranges $0.99
European Seedless Cucumbers $0.79 each
Fresh Express Garden Salads $0.99/12 oz or $1.99/24 oz.
Eggplant $0.79/lb.
Peeled Baby Carrots $0.99
Tomaotes $0.99/lb.


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Porterhouse or T-Bone Steaks $4.99/lb.
(Certified Angus Beef Porterhouse $6.99/lb.)

Strawberries 1 lb. Package 2/$5.00

Sweet Corn 8/$1.99

Swordfish $5.99/lb.

Hood Ice Cream $1.99
Use with $1.00/1 Hood Ice cream coupon (7.12 SS)
for 1/$0.99

Kellogg’s Cereal 4/$6.00
Use with two $2.00/2 Kelloggs coupon (8.30 RP)
for 4/$2.00

Aunt Jemima Great Starts Breakfast Entrees
Breakstone Cottage Doubles
GV Apple Juice Cocktail
Arizona Teas
Pillsbury Moist Cake Mix
Hunt’s Spaghetti Sauce
Stop & Shop Fruit Cocktail
Black forest gummy candy
Hershey King Size Bar
B&M Baked Beans; use with 1.00/4 coupon (5.17 SS)
Chobani Yogurt
Minute Maid Premium Chilled Punches
Stop & Shop Big Daisy Bread
Poland Spring 3 liter
Celeste Pizza
Oscar Mayer Basic or Jr Lunchables
Gerber 2nd Foods 2 pack
Eastern Peaches
Prince Pasta
Chef Boyardee; use with $1.00/5 chef boyardee coupon (8.02 SS)
Shop and Shop Pineapple
Del Monte Canned Vegetables
Brach’s Candy Corn
Utz potato chips; use with $1.00/2 Utz coupon (8.23 SS)
Rice a Roni
Hunt’s Snack pack
Banquet Brown n Serve Sausages

B1G1 Free:
lay’s chips
Ball park beef or meat franks; use with $1.00/2 Ball Park coupon (8.30 RP)
Hormel Black Label Sliced Bacon B1G1 Free
Plumrose Smoked Ham Steaks
Nature made vitamins/supplements
alavert quick dissolve
Schick quattro, Xtreme 3, or ST2 disposables; use with $4.00/1 Quatro coupon (7.26 SS) $1.00/1 Disposable coupon (7.26 SS)
Dove Ultimate of Degree Ultra Clear Deoderant; use with 1.50/1 Dove Deodorant coupon (6.07 RP) or $1.00/1 Degree coupon (8.02 RP)
Sylvania Light Bulbs

B2 G1 Free:
BIC writing instruments; use with $1.00/2 Bic coupon (8.09 SS)
Crayola markers, crayons or colored pnecils
Elmer’s glue
Mars Singles
Hefty EZ Foil Bakeware or Oven Ware; use with $1.00/2 Hefty EZ Foil coupon (6.21 RP)grocery-gathering5

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Shaw’s Printables here.

3-Day Sale Friday August 28-Sunday August 30, 2009:
Shoulder Steak for London Broil $1.79/lb
80% Lean Ground Beef $1.99/lb.
Paula Red Apples $1.98/lb.
Shaw’s Large Eggs $0.99
Tide Detergent $9.99
Use with $1.00/1 Tide coupon (8.30 PG)
for 1/$8.99

Regular Sale:
Boneless Chicken Breast $1.79/lb.

White or Yellow Peaches/Nectarines/Black Plums $0.99/lb.

Pepsi/Mountain Dew/Diet 12 packs 5/$11.00 (must buy 5)

Hellmann’s Real Mayo $1.99
Use with $1.00/2 Hellmann’s coupon (8.02 RP)
for 2/$2.98

Salmon Fillets or Jumbo Cooked Cocktail shrimp $6.99/lb.
Use with $1.00/1 + lb. Salmon Fillets Shaw’s Printable

Buy 4, get $4.00:
Haagen Daaz Ice Cream, Nestle Drumsticks or Edy’s Fruit Bars 2/$6.00
Edy’s Dibs 2/$5.00

Post Cereal 4/$10.00
Use with $4.00/4 in-ad coupon
Use with $1.00/2 Post Cereal coupons (7.26 SS)

Purchase 3/$11.00 Hillshire Farm lunchmeats and get a free insulated red Bag Lunch Tote
Use with $1.00/2 Hillshire farms lunchmeat coupon (8.16 RP)
for 3/$10.00

Swiss Premium Iced tea $0.99
Use with $1.00/2 Swiss Premium 1/2 Gal. coupon (6.28 SS)
for 2/$0.98

Buy $20.00 in participating General Mills products, and get a $5.00 catalina:
Cereal 5/$10.00; use with $1.00/2 cereal coupons (8.02 SS)
Progresso Soup 6/$8.00
Snacks 3/$5.00; use with 0.50/2 Chex mix coupon (8.09 GM), or $0.50/1 Cheerios Snacks (8.09 GM)
Bisquick 2/$6.00
Fruit Snacks/Natures Valley Granola Bars 2/$5.00; use with $1.00/3 Betty Crocker Fruit Snacks coupon (7.12 SS)
Warm delights or Cake Mix 3/$5.00; use with $0.50/1 Warm delights coupon (8.09 GM)
Brownie or Cake Mix 10/$10.00
Frosting 2/$3.00; use with $0.50/1 coupon (8.09 GM)
Fiber One Yogurt  2/$5.00; use with $1.00/1 Fiber One coupon (7.12 SS)
Green giant Boxed Vegetables 10/$10.00 (use with $1.00/6 Shaw’s Printable)

Barilla Pasta; use with 1.00/6 shaw’s printable
Tony’s Crispy Crust Pizza; use with $0.50/1 (6.07 SS) Single Serve pizza–doubled for free.
Shaw’s Whipped topping
Ronzoni Healthy Harvest or Smart Taste Pasta
Betty Crocker Boxed Mashed Potatoes
Kelloggs Cereal cups
McCormick Grillmates Packet Marinades; use with $1.00/2 McCormick coupon (5.03 RP)
Chapstick Lip Balm
Papermate Pens, crayola crayons,
Odwalla Bar
o electrolyte enhanced water

B1G1 Free:
Lay’s Chips
Philly Gourmet Sandwich Steaks
Shaws Italian Style Meatballs
Gorton’s Seafood
Hillshire Farm Sausage links
Ready Pac Bistro to Go Salads
Drake’s Snack Food
4C Bread crumbs
Wise cheez doodles, popcorn or jolly time popcorn
Sundown Dietary Supplements
Village candles

Powerade Buy 10, get 5 Free


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When we left for New Jersey last weekend, I noticed a few more baby zucchinis growing. I’d already pulled 3 out of the garden the weekend before, and figured I would grab the growing ones in a few days or so. Yesterday was my designated baking day (in between church & a Fantasy Football draft for my husband’s league), so I trudged down to the garden and started pushing aside leaves. I guessed, um, wrongly. For now I had these to work with:

zucchiniThat’s 11, by the way. ELEVEN. And HUGE. And at least five more are growing. I’ve had trouble with what I thought was a normal 6 or so!

Then out came the recipes:

Z recipes

I used a 9 X 5 and 4 of those cute mini-loaf pans for each of the bread recipes, and a standard muffin tin & a mini-muffin tin for the muffins and somehow got 3 recipes down starting at 8:30 and ending the mixing processes at 10:30 (I got the last ones out of the oven around 11 or so).

I made:

*Standard Zucchini Bread using this recipe. One thing I LOVE about the mini-tins is that I can customize. So I did half with currants & walnuts (which my husband doesn’t like), and I made the big loaf and the other two mini ones without. Quick and easy, this one is incredibly moist–not that I’ve had zucchini bread that wasn’t…

*Zucchini-Chocolate Chip Muffins…these ones worked really well as mini-muffins, especially with the called-for mini-chocolate chips. Totally prefer them to the big ones since they’re so much more “snack-sized”, and are easier to manuever in our ridiculously-college-sized-freezer.

*Pumpkin-Zucchini Bread that honestly, I haven’t even tried yet! But the batter was delicious…

Packed Bread!So, I forgot to take the obligatory drying-racks-full-of-food baking day picture, but here they are all wrapped up in tinfoil and bagged to go! (They all blend together, but there’s 6 mini-loaves and 2 Big ones + muffins). But after ALL of that…it only took up TWO zucchinis.

I also sliced and marinated 2 full zucchinis, which I’ll grill and then freeze (a trick I learned from my dad…he’ll grill up batches of zucchini, summer squash, eggplant, peppers to freeze for ready-made veggie side dishes).

Then lastly, I plan to cook with two (I’m thinking a zucchini quiche, and then some fried zucchini sticks with Panko bread crumbs), and then shred and freeze two for zucchini bread when I run out of the stuff I’m cooking now. The rest are going to friends, ’cause there won’t be ANY more room left!

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Cheez-Its 2/$5.00

Banquet Frozen Meals $1.00

Hannaford Elbow/Rotini/Bowtie Pasta $0.87

Cape Cod Chips 2/$5.00

Chef Boyardee $0.84
Use with $1.00/5 Chef Boyardee coupon (8.02 SS)

Center Cut Pork Chops $1.99/lb.

Green Seedless Grapes $099

Biery Swiss Cheese $4.99/lb.

Yellow Onions $0.99/2 lb. Bag

Russet Potatoes $0.99/lb.

Fresh Express Garden salad 24 oz. $1.99 each

Jumbo Navel oranges $0.69 each

Romaine Hearts $1.99/3 ct.

Bic Round Stic or Crystal Pens or Mechanical Pencils $0.99
Use with $1.00/2 Bic Stationary Products coupon (8.09 SS)

Buy 2 Hood Ice Cream and get a free 2 liter of Hannaford Root Beer

B&M Baked Beans $0.98
Use with $1.00/4 B&M coupon (5.17 SS)

Jello Pudding Boxes $0.66

Hannaford Cream Cheese $0.99

Haddock Fillet $4.99/lb.

Chevrion Goat Cheese Logs $3.99

Pork Picnic $0.89/lb.


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