Sunday, June 4, 2017

CHILLIN' CHILLED STRAWBERRY SOUP & SUNDAY STUFF


If you have an Aldi's in your neck of the woods, you can get a package of fresh strawberries for just $1.29. Wal-mart also has them on sale at this price on occasion, so they're the perfect fruit to keep in your fridge for plenty of simple recipes.  Unfortunately, Aldi's does not accept coupons.


INGREDIENTS
2 Pkgs (16 Oz. Each) Strawberries, quartered
2 1/2 Cups Peeled Seeded Honeydew Melon Chunks
1/2 Cup Strawberry Yogurt
2 Tbs Confectioners Sugar
1 Tsp Grated Orange Zest
1/8 Teaspoon Salt
1 Can Ginger Ale
Whipped Cream
Strawberry Slices and Mint Sprigs, optional


DIRECTIONS
In a food processor, process the strawberries and honeydew until smooth.  Add the yogurt, confectioners' sugar, orange zest and salt.  Process until blended, then transfer to a bowl.  Refrigerate until ready to serve.



Just before serving, stir in the ginger ale, pour into small teacups or other decorative bowls.  If you like, add a dollop of whipped cream, garnish with strawberry slices and mint sprigs.





If you want to make this even more decadent, substitute Prosecco or Riesling for the Ginger Ale. This should serve about 8 people, and is ready in 25 minutes.


CALIFORNIA AMBROSIA
With 3 whole ingredients, there's no way you can go wrong with this recipe, and if you're counting, the calories are only 137.  This is perfect for a picnic or potluck because it's so simple to make.


INGREDIENTS
4 Large Navel Oranges
2/3 Cup Flaked Sweetened Coconut
1 Tablespoon Grand Marnier

DIRECTIONS
Peel and section oranges over a bowl, reserving the juice.  Place the orange sections in a bowl with the juice.  Add the coconut and liqueur, stirring gently.  Cover and refrigerate for 3 hours.  If you want to go wild, feel free to add some whipped cream!


FREEBIES/COUPONS
Many people don't believe me when I tell them about all the freebies I get by using coupons.  If your budget is limited, or getting free stuff is a way to give back to others in need, using coupons is the best way to go.  Does it take a little work? Absolutely, but if you're lost and need help, there are plenty of gurus who can help you find the best deals.

Today starts the Super Double Coupon Deals at Harris Teeter, so I was there right when they opened! Nope, I was the third person to arrive, but the crowd quickly followed.  What did I score? 
1.  Skintimate Shaving Gel
2.  Vaseline  Intensive Lotion
3.  Sauer Spice Rub
4.  Black Forest Organic Gummy Worms
5.  Dentek Flossers
6.  Old Spice Body Wash
7.  Noxzema Cleansing Cream
8.  Comet
9.  Barbasol Shaving Gel
10. Ultramax Anti-Perspirant/ Deodorant
11.  Deer Park Water
12.  OXI CLEAN HD Laundry Detergent
TOTAL COST - $1.54

WALGREENS - Used a raincheck  
5 Bottles Oxi Clean HD Laundry Detergent
TOTAL COST $5.35

KROGER
Arrived in the middle of the day on Thursday, and picked this up!
20 Suave Body Lotion/Shampoo/Conditioners
TOTAL COST - $1.24

WAL-MART
2 Bic Comfort 3
2 Bic Soleil
TOTAL COST - $ 1.40

To find out the latest info on saving WITHOUT all the hard work, check out the sites listed below.  They give great tips on how to find coupons for various stores, as well as online deals.


Search Results

The Krazy Coupon Lady - Extreme Couponing and Online Discounts

Couponing with Alison & Friends - Must make a request to join the group
http://moolasavingmom.com

 DOCTOR'S SECRETS
One hundred of the country's top doctors got together to share some really good tips on home remedies.  I had a burn from cooking that was super painful, and I actually tried this.


Place half an onion on the burn until the pain stops.  According to one of the doctors, onions contain sulphur compounds and other plant chemicals, which are some of the same ingredients found in all those pricey treatments you get over the counter.  

For more tips, get Doctor's Secrets for your library today.


From June 4 - June 17, we're all getting social and hanging out with new and old friends. Thanks to Anna Cade from Anna at Herding Cats & Burning Soup for hosting this really cool event.






53 comments:

  1. Yummy and informative post RO! I didn't know that about the onion slice but good to know just in case :)

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    1. I have a lot of fun with these Jan, and love that you stop by to say hello! I thought the onion thing was pretty neat, too. Hugs...RO

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  2. Oh my goodness... FOOD!!! Ha ha, this looks so good and it's not very expensive to make either. I have GOT to try this! Oh, I'm stopping by from the #GetSocial17 event. Totally signing up for your newsletter, you have such a wide variety of topics here!

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    1. Hey Adria, I loved it over at your blog and glad I found you through Get Social. Anything with strawberry and I'm in, girl! Hugs...

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  3. I need to check out Aldi's. There's one RIGHT by the house (less than 2 miles). I don't know that I could eat that as a bowl of strawberry soup but put it in a glass and I'm in (I know I'm weird lol)

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    1. LOL! You're too funny. I heard the one near you is fairly large, so I need to check that one out. Almost all the food in there is healthy. Hugs...

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  4. The CHILLIN' CHILLED STRAWBERRY SOUP looks absolutely delicious. Thanks for sharing.

    Totally Addicted to Reading

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    1. I absolutely love strawberries, and try to find anything to put them in. (lol) Hugs

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  5. Love me some Aldis food. The only thing I dont get from there is my cereal. Nice summer recipe. Theglobaldig.blogspot.com

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    1. Oh, that's pretty cool that you do all your shopping there. They do have some really unique things. So thrilled you stopped by to say hello! Hugs...

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  6. Oh my, I'm hungry now. Stopping by for the #getsocial17 event.

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    1. So thrilled you stopped by to say hello! Isn't this an awesome recipe? Hugs...

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  7. Interesting. I love finding new recipes.

    #getsocial17

    Shari @ http://delightedreader.com

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    1. Hey Shari! I love seeing you here and hope all is well! Isn't it neat to find new things to try? Hugs...

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  8. Oh man - this sounds freaking delicious! I'm saving the recipe!

    Stopping by for #getsocia2017 from http://bambi-unbridled.blogspot.com

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    1. Hey Jen! I'm so happy you stopped by to visit! I love, love, love strawberries too! Hugs...

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  9. Mmm...strawberry soup. That sounds really good and refreshing! Thanks for sharing.

    -Lauren

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    1. With this cold I woke up with, I need to be eating this all day, and using that onion. lol Hugs...

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  10. Look at you with the refreshing cold recipes. I will definitely be trying the Strawberry Melon soup.

    I have a similar home remedies book and I love it. The onion is great to help fight infection when a half is brought into the sick room.

    Thanks for dropping by for #GetSocial17 :)

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    1. Girl, right now, I'm suffering with this yucky cold, so something simple and cool like this helps out. Looks like I need to keep an onion in every room of the hous. lol Hugs...

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  11. We do not have Aldi's, and I think the cheapest I've ever seen strawberries is $2.50.

    I've also never had a strawberry soup. I've had a strawberry milkshake that melted. Does that count?

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    1. I just totally love you guys. You always say something that makes me smile. As a lover of romance, I also appreciate that you adore your wife, and bring her into your blog in a positive manner. I see a lot of the opposite. HUGE Hugs...

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  12. Holy Cow Ro I'm so making this soup like tonight. I'm lucky enough to have an Aldi in my neighborhood. It's amazing how the secret of Alidi is out and the stores are always crowded not like when I first started shopping there 20 years ago.
    Great savings tips too!

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    1. You make a good point, Debbie. I've started noticing the huge crowds in there as well. To beat the crowds you have to go right before they close, or as soon as they open. Anything else is like rush hour in New York. Don't you just love strawberries and honeydew? Hugs...

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  13. Oh that food looks SO good! Sounds simple enough to make too. I wish I had time for couponing. You got some amazing deals. #getsocial17

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    1. Hey Tanya! So glad you stopped by to say hello. I admit that I don't always have a lot of time, but I visit many sites that do a lot of the work for me. I just have to make sure I clip those particular coupons. If a recipe has too many steps, I tend to stay away from those. Hugs...

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  14. Oh my, more yummy recipes.
    Who'd have thought about an onion for a burn? Kudos to those doctors!
    Have a great one, Ro.
    Hugs,

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    1. Hey girl, hope you've been well! I'm a sucker for almost any type of berry EXCEPT for blueberries. Love finding out about trivia. Hugs...

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  15. Popping in from the get social event.Added you to our following list.Happy Reading! Joelle from Angels with Attitude Book Reviews.

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    1. Hey There Joelle, and glad you stopped by to say hello. Hugs...RO

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  16. I love anything with strawberries! Thank you so much for the recipe!!

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    1. I'm with you Angela! When I come through Philly again (I visited a friend years ago, and had quite a crazy adventure-lol), we'll have to get lots of strawberry treats. Hugs...

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  17. I love strawberries. I used to make strawberry shortcake with those little round sponge cakes. I'f just blend crushed strawberries with cool whip and put it on the sponge cakes. My daughter loved that as a snack.

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    1. Me too, Mary! I think that your recipe is the best way to make a strawberry shortcake because it's inexpensive, simple and yummy. I can see why your daughter loved that one. Hugs...

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  18. Both the recipes look amazing - especially the strawberry soup. I love the addition on ginger ale. That sounds so tasty and refreshing! I'll have to keep the onion trick in mind for burns. My oldest had read somewhere that plain yellow mustard on a burn will fix it. Apparently she tried it one time when she was desperate and swears it works!

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    1. Oh wow, Katherine, I'll have to tuck that recipe trick away for the future. I like the taste of ginger ale, even by itself. I'm a definite fan of strawberries. Hugs...

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  19. I really like the way this post is set up all the different components are really cool. Those recipes look really good! I haven't couponed in a really long time. Thanks for the suggestions for couponing sites.#getsocial17

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    1. Hey Arya and thanks for stopping by to say hello! There have been times when I stop couponing, then I'll see a post somewhere that gets me going again on all those deals. I appreciate your kind words! Hugs...

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  20. Strawberry soup sounds different!
    I love strawberries and cream ...

    All the best Jan

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    1. I thought so too, Jan. I'm really turning into a berry junkie! lol

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  21. National Chocolate Ice cream day is tomorrow?! Sign me up! lol I am not a big fan of ice cream honestly, but I do love chocolate. I also loved the look of the strawberry soup. Strawberries are one of my favorite fruits. I love the look of your blog and enjoyed stopping by for the #GetSocialEvent2017

    - Mama Vicky

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    1. I'm so thrilled that you stopped by Mama Vicky! Yes to chocolate, and double yes to strawberries. Thanks for the kind words, and hope your day is amazing! Hugs...

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  22. That strawberry soup sounds awesome but with honeydew... I don't know about that mix.
    I just bought chocolate ice cream yesterday. My heart new what day it was tomorrow (;
    Thanks for visiting #getsocial17

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    1. Brilliant that you knew to get that chocolate ice cream, right? I'm absolutely thrilled that you stopped by to say hello Adrianna, and hope your day is awesome! Hugs...RO

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    1. Ditto for me! Thanks so much for stopping by to say hello! Hugs...

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  24. New to your blog; visiting with #getsocial17 event. These summer recipes look fabulous!

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    1. Hey There Jen, and I'm thrilled you stopped by. Aren't strawberries great? Hugs...

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  25. Oh. My. Gosh. The strawberry one :) Amazing! And also, nice to meet you! Visiting for #GetSocial2017 :)

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    1. I totally love my strawberries! Thanks so much stopping in to say hello! Hugs...

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  26. These sound delicious! Thanks for sharing.

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    1. I absolutely adore strawberries and eat them all the time! Thanks so very much for stopping by to say hello, and I hope you have a super weekend! Hugs...RO

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  27. Great post! The food all looks delicious AND beautiful! ;-) Coupons are awesome too; you seem to know how to use them! #getsocial17
    -Amy @ burstingwithbooks.com

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