Do you know what I would give to send you just a whiff of the yummy aroma from my kitchen right over this internet connection? (Think anyone will ever come up with that one?) Well, if you could smell how heavenly my kitchen smells right now you'd get to cooking, 'cause it feels like Italy in here! 🙂
As I stood in the front office at my children's school recently chatting coupons with a few other moms, one of the comments that came up (again!) is that it's just not worth clipping coupons because the only groceries bargains you'll snag are on processed foods. Can I just say bahhhhhhummmmbugggg????
Yes, there are tons of deals and coupons on processed foods, but if you're willing to take the time to shop wisely, you can also get some pretty decent deals on just plain food, saving you money as well as providing well for your family! I even substituted Al Fresco Chicken Sausage for this recipe that I purchased a few weeks ago for a whopping dollar after my coupon, which is completely natural with no added fillers . . . you can't beat that!
And if you shop wisely, there are times that you'll find decent prices on produce. (Although they're definitely more difficult to come by!) But this week at Publix grab some Green Peppers for $.79/lb., BOGO Fresh Express Salad, Onions for $.99/lb., and Canteloupe for $1.50 (YAYYYYYY!) Like you all mentioned yesterday, produce is undoubtedly what our family struggles to save on more than anything else, however by watching your grocery stores sales ad you should be able to pinch a few pennies even in the produce department!
Okay, now I'll hop on down from my coupon soap box and share the meal . . .
Slow Cooker Italian Pasta Bowl
- 1 1/2 pounds sweet Italian Sausage
$1/1 Reynold's Slow Cooker Liners or $1/1 Reynolds Slow Cooker Liners 1/30/2011 SS Insert
Thanks to I Heart Publix for more coupon matchups, and check out $5 Dinner Mom for more bargain meal deals! If you need a little more menu inspiration, check out the Recipe Index. Join Passionate Penny Pincher on Facebook to keep up with all the meals & deals.
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