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This Week's Deals

This Week's Deals

I haven’t posted a good grocery trip deal in a while and I had a pretty good one this weekend so this seems like a good time.  I didn’t need too much from Shoprite this week, and there didn’t really seem to be too many good deals anyway but the deals they did have were really good. 
Here’s what I got:
Cheese Nip Crackers .19
Tostitos Tortilla Chips x 3  $8
Tostitos Salsa x 2    0.00
Cantalope     .19
2- 1 lb. Breakstone Butter    .97 each
Andrea Cheese Ravioli   .19
2- Chex Mix      ($1 coupon)    .75 each
Wrigley’s Juicey Fruit Gum (free after coupon, not pictured)  $0
Ajax detergent $1.77
2-  Progresso Bread Crumbs        .99 each
3- Fisher Dry Roasted Peanuts     $1 each
Perdue Chicken leg quarters  (5.50lbs) $1.04
1 bottle of Pepsi  .99
Scrunchy Powdered Drink Punch   1.79
Total: $18.73
Our Shoprite usually puts a full page ad in the Wednesday paper with four or five coupons to get an item for a certain amount, usually under $1.  This week there were four coupons to get Nips, a cantalope, a bag of ravioli and chicken leg quarters for .19.  The Tostistos deal was really good too…if you bought three bags of tortilla chips for $10 you could get two jars of salsa for free, but when I went to get the chips they each had a coupon on the bag for $1 off a jar of salsa for each bag of chips you bought, so in total I spent $8 for all five items.  I wish I’d gone back to do that deal again :)!  So, it ended up being a  good week at Shoprite afterall,  and next week looks good too since they are having a  ‘Purchase $50 worth of items from this list (Unilever and Betty Crocker…among others, ) and receive a $25 coupon towards next shopping trip.   I’m still trying to figure out my shopping list for that sale.   We shall see…

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Menu Plan Monday

I’m a little ahead of the game this week!  I actually made two dinners today that I can just pop in the oven this week… meatloaf and stuffed shells.  I’ve never made stuffed shells before but it was pretty easy.   Here’s the plan for the week…

Monday:  Meatloaf, spinach, and mashed potatoes

Tuesday: Chicken Penne a la Vodka and garlic bread

Wednesday: Spinach/Artichoke French Bread Pizza (a recipe in Rachel Ray’s recent mag)

Thursday: Taco Salad

Friday: Stuffed Shells

Saturday: Out to eat…Hubby’s birthday celebration :)!

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My Favorite Irish Movies!

Some of my favorite Irish themed movies…I try to watch most of them around St. Patrick’s Day…

1.  The Quiet Man (definately my favorite of them all…its got it all… romance, a good fight scene, all the old Irish sayings my grandmothers used to say :)! ).

2. Far and Away (my second favorite…more romance, more fight scenes LoL).

3. The Mathcmaker (with Janeane Garofalo…I never see it mentioned in the Irish movie lists but its really good)

4. In the Name of the Father (I love almost everything Daniel Day Lewis does).

5. Darby O’Gill and the Little People (I still remember seeing this in the theater when I was about five).

6. Gangs of New York

7. Michael Collins

8. The Englishman who went up a Hill and came down a Mountain

9. Circle of Friends

10. My Left Foot

I’m sure I’m forgetting some!  Post a comment and let me know what your favorites are!

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Happy St. Patrick’s Day!!!!

Happy St. Patrick’s Day, here it is: Lá Fhéile Pádraig Shona dhuit/dhaoibh (singula/plural) Pronunciation: law ay-leh paw-drig hun-ah gwitch/yeeve

St. Patrick’s Day on the History Channel’s web site You could spend hours exploring what’s on offer! Featured are videos, history, a quiz, destinations and much more. http://www.history.com/minisite.do?content_type=mini_home&mini_id=1082

St. Patrick’s Festival, Dublin, Ireland

Although times and purse strings are getting tighter no one knows how to have a great time for free better than the Irish and this year’s Festival programme promises to make FREE FUN the order of the day: http://www.stpatricksfestival.ie/cms/home.html

St. Patrick’s Day on RTÉ Watch the parade live from Dublin, view highlights of prarades from all over the world, more! http://www.rte.ie/stpatricks/

St. Patrick’s Day Festival of Irish Recipes We found this link last year and were delighted to find it’s still there! The link takes you to the landing page for European Cuisine’s second annual Saint Patrick’s Day Festival of Recipes. Each day, from March 1st until March 17th, they feature a new traditional Irish recipe: http://www.europeancuisines.com/Ireland-Irish-Saint-St-Patricks-Day-Festival-Of-Traditional-Authentic-Recipes

Dyeing the river green in Chicago What began as an environmental test has become an annual tradition. This video shows how it’s done: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OFXlPJ9hKrY

If only every day could be St. Patrick’s Day! We don’t know when Guinness produced this very funny ad, No matter, it’s timeless. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j8ZEpFgdWGk

St. Patrick’s Day Crafts, Activities & Recipes Leprechauns, legends, and green galore — get your little lads and lasses into the Celtic spirit with the following Irish-inspired activities and recipes for the perfect St. Patrick’s party! http://familyfun.go.com/parties/holiday/specialfeature/stpatday_sf/

From Vivian & Jack of the irish Page Mora na maidine dhaoibh agus chuid eile an lae dhaoibh féin – top of the morning to you all and the rest of the day to yourselves. This is an encore article of a joke which has been completely reworked and redone. Enjoy the day, the parade, and the joke. http://www.irishpage.com/jokes/rabbi.htm

Taree to Shamrock Lee & Jack Patterson from New South Wales present 30 minutes of the best of music produced and recorded in Taree. Their next show is March 20th. To tune in, (and see a great picture of your hosts!) please click   http://www.shamrockradio.com/

Thanks to my cousin Tim for some great links!  Happy St. Patrick’s Day everyone!

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