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.
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
Strawberry Slices and Mint Sprigs, optional
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.
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.
4 Large Navel Oranges
2/3 Cup Flaked Sweetened Coconut
1 Tablespoon Grand Marnier
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!
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
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
Arrived in the middle of the day on Thursday, and picked this up!
20 Suave Body Lotion/Shampoo/Conditioners
TOTAL COST - $1.24
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.
Couponing with Alison & Friends - Must make a request to join the group
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.