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Pancakes anyone?

There are two new coupons out that make great doublers! One is for bisquick and the other for syrup! Check out the deals you can snatch!

Bisquick $0.75 off coupon

Save 75¢ on Mrs. Butterworth's

Mrs. Butterworths syrup $0.75 off coupon

Check out the deals you can score:
Tops Markets

Bisquick $2.59 -$0.75 coupon (doubles) $1.09
Mrs. Butterworths $3.59 – $0.75 coupon (doubles) $2.04


Mrs.Butterworths $2.99 -$0.75 coupon (doubles) -$1.49




Today Only – Get $0.56 Pancakes from IHOP!!

Happy Birthday IHOP!


Get $0.56 Pancakes today!!




Tuesday, July 8th, IHOP restaurants are rolling back the price of our Original Buttermilk Pancake Short Stacks to 56¢! Stop by your local participating IHOP from 7AM-7PM to join the celebration! Find your local IHOP here.   


Hot Homemade Pancakes!!! Mmmmm



I hate buying boxed pancake mixes that you just add water to, I actually hate buying boxed anything!  I have no idea what they put in those boxes, but I do know this…..You can make homemade pancakes for pennies, and you know exactly what’s in them!  It will save you money, its easy to make.  I mean EASY…PEASY…SIMPLE….EFFORTLESS!


2 cups Flour
2 Tablespoons Baking powder
3 Tablespoons Sugar
1 Teaspoon Salt
2 Eggs
2 cups Milk
3 Tablespoons vegetable oil

Mix together until smooth, if you like thinner pancakes then add a little more milk or add water until thinner.  Cook over skillet on medium heat, I sprayed the pan for the first pancake and never had to spray it again, they didn’t stick.  These were awesome! Cheap! and Easy!



Food For Thought….Do you love Jesus like you ought to?


If we dont have any major plans on Saturday mornings, we usually end up snuggling up with the kids on the couch and watching movies while I cook up a batch of pancakes.  This week, we played worship songs on YouTube and the kids danced their hearts out.  One of the kid’s worship songs made me stop and ask the kids what they thought.   The lyrics said “Do you love Jesus like you really ought to? Say I do, I do, do” 

I stopped and thought, wow, I am singing that I do love Him the way that I should.  But then I asked myself, Do I really?  How should we love Him? 

The Bible tells us that we should “love the Lord our God with all our heart, all our soul, all our mind, and all our strength”  The love that we have toward God in our hearts will radiate into our lives and determine how we lives our lives.  Think about the things that we sink our time and energy into.  People are looking for things that will bring them happiness, and in part, bring them a sense of fulfillment.  The things that we love are the things that we devote our time to, looking for them to fulfill us.  Think about this scripture “Where a man’s treasure is, there his heart will be also”.  We will love the things that we treasure. The things that we treasure are the things that we spend our time and efforts investing in. 

How do we make God our treasure?  We spend time with Him.  Spending time in God’s word teaches us the character of God.  Spending time in prayer is how our relationship with God will grow.  Consider your closest friendship.  You didnt start out being best friends.  No, you spent time with one another, talked with one another, shared your feelings, your decisions, your life with one another and as a result your friendship grew and grew.  Same with your relationship with God.  The more time you spend with God, the closer you will be with Him, and you will find the fulfillment you are ever so longing for.  “draw near unto God and He will draw near unto you” 

Loving God with all that we are is a result of desiring Him, spending time with Him and devoting ourselves to Him.  He teaches us how to love as He loves, and until then we cannot love Him the way that we should.  I pray that we would fall in love with Him today, and rest in His presence and His grace. 

Here is the Song I was talking about, play it for your kiddos, they’ll love it! Do you Love Jesus?

2014 Veterans Day Freebies!!

Today is Veterans Day, and in honor of our heroes, here are a few companies offering deals for our veterans!  


Applebee’s free meal, Nov. 11, 2014:  Applebee’s is offering a free meal to military veterans and active-duty service members on Veterans Day, Tuesday, Nov. 11, 2014. There will be 7 entrées to choose from, beverage and gratuity not included. Military ID or proof of service required. 


Bar Louie, Free meal on Nov. 10th and 11th, 2014.From open to close Sunday, November 10th and Monday, November 11th every Bar Louie location across the country will offer veterans and military personnel a free meal up to a $12 value. Available at all locations, military ID or proof of service is required. Find a location near you


Bob Evans, Nov. 11, 2014. Free All you can eat hotcakes. For active duty military and veterans with ID or proof of service. Locations.

California Pizza Kitchen, Nov. 11, 2014. Choose a pizza, full size salad, or pasta from the special Veterans Day Menu. Dine-in only. Please come in uniform or bring your military I.D. or other proof of service. Find a location near you.


Carrabba’s, Nov. 11, 2014. Free appetizer of your choice for active duty servicemembers and veterans. Military ID or proof of service required.Locations.


Chick-fil-A, Nov. 11, 2014. Free meal to all veterans and those currently serving. Free Entrée, side, and beverage, or a free entrée salad and beverage. ID required. Locations.

Chili’s – free meal, Tuesday, Nov. 11 2014. Chili’s is offering all military veterans past and present their choice of one of 7 meals during the dinner hour, or any lunch combo during lunch. Offer only available at participating Chili’s in the U.S. only. Dine-in from limited menu only; beverages and gratuity not included. Veterans and active duty military simply show proof of military service. Visit their website to find locations.

Denny’s, Nov. 11. Free Build Your Own Grand Slam® on Tuesday, Nov. 11, from 5 a.m. to noon for all active, inactive, and retired military personnel. Participating locations only. Please call ahead. Locations.


Einstein Bros Bagels, Nov. 11, 2014. Free coffee at participating locations. Available to all active duty members and veterans with ID or proof of service. Locations.


Famous Dave’s, Nov. 11, 2014. Free or discounted meals on Veterans Day. Offer varies by location, please check the Famous Dave’s Veterans Day page or call your local restaurant for more information.


Fatz Eatz & Drinkz, Nov. 11, 2014. Free meal for current and former military members, up to $13.00 value. Proof of service required. Locations.

Friendly’s, Nov. 11, 2014. Free breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Breakfast offering is free a Big Two Do breakfast, which includes a coffee and the choice between French toast, buttermilk pancakes, or regular toast along with bacon or sausage links, and some eggs. Lunch or dinner includes an All-American Burger served with fries and a beverage. Offer available for active military and veterans with ID or discharge papers. Participating locations only. Locations.

Golden Corral – Free meal, Monday Nov. 17, 2014 (5pm – 9pm): The 14th annual Golden Corral Military Appreciation Monday dinner will is available to any person who has ever served in the United States Military. If you are a veteran, retired, currently serving, in the National Guard or Reserves, you are invited to participate in Golden Corral’s Military Appreciation Monday dinner. For more information visit

Hoss’s Family Steak & Sea House, Nov. 11, 2014. Free meal form the American Values Menu, Nov. 11 from 11:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. Includes soup, salad, desert, and beverage. Dine-in only, valid ID or proof of service required. Locations.


IHOP – Free Red, White and Blue Pancakes


Krispy Kreme – Free doughnut and small coffee, Nov. 11, 2014. Available only at participating Krispy Kreme stores. Offer available to all active-duty, retirees, & veterans. Be sure to call ahead to verify your local Krispy Kreme is participating.Locations.


Little Caesars® Pizza, Nov. 11, 2014. Little Caesars is honoring the men and women of the United States armed forces this Veterans Day by providing veterans and active military members with a free Crazy Bread® with proof of military status or proof of service at participating stores nationwide. Call ahead to verify participation.


LongHorn Steakhouse, Nov. 11, 2014. Complimentary Texas Tonion and non-alcoholic beverage. Offer good for Veterans and active-duty military members. Proof of service required. Visit their site to find a location near you.


Outback Steakhouse – Nov. 11, 2014. Outback Steakhouse is honoring America’s military veterans by offering active duty military and veterans a free Bloomin’ Onion and a non-alcoholic beverage. This offer is available to Military Personnel and veterans with ID. Also receive 15% off your purchase from Nov. 12-Dec 31, 2014. Locations.

Perkin’s Restaurant & Bakery, Nov. 11, 2014.Participating restaurants are offering current servicemembers and veterans a free Magnificent Seven meal which includes two eggs, three buttermilk pancakes, and a choice of two bacon strips or two sausage links. Beverage not included. Call ahead to verify participation. ID or proof of service required. Locations.

Red Lobster – Monday, Nov. 10 – Thursday Nov. 13, 2014. Free Appetizer on Veterans Day with military ID or proof of service. Vets may choose from a select list of appetizers. Find a location near you.


Red Robin, Monday, Nov. 11, 2014. Free Red’s Tavern Double and Bottomless Steak Fries for all Red Robin guests with a military ID or proof of service. Red Robin is also partnering with Heinz for Veterans Day to benefit the Wounded Warrior Project. Red Robin will also donate $10,000 to the Wounded Warrior Project. Find a location near you.


Shoney’s, Nov. 11, 2014. Free All-American Burger to veterans and active duty servicemembers. Dine-in only, Proof of Service required. More info. Locations.

StarBucks, Nov. 11, 2014. Free tall brewed coffee for active duty, veterans, and their spouses. Participating stores only. Please call ahead.

Texas Corral – Monday, Nov. 11, 2014. Free entrée (dine-in only). Offer available to all active duty members and veterans with ID. Locations.

Texas Roadhouse, Nov. 11, 2014. Free lunch event to honor the men and women of our armed forces. Choose from one of 10 free meals, plus sides and a drink. Offer good for All veterans – including all active, retired or former U.S. military. ID Required. Dine-in only. Call ahead to verify times and locations. Find locations.


T.G.I. Friday’s, Nov. 11, 2014. Free lunch for all current military members and veterans from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Valid ID or proof of service required. Dine-on only at participating locations. Be sure to contact your local T.G.I Friday’s for details. Locations.


The Olive Garden, Free entrée, Nov. 11, 2014. Offer good for veterans and active duty military, on Tuesdayday, November 11th during regular business hours. Choose from a special menu; all entrées inlcude freshly baked garlic sticks and choice of soup or salad. Offer good in US and Canada, proof of service required. Additionally, all current military members and their families are eligible for a 10% discount during the month of November during Military Family Appreciation Month. Olive Garden and the USO to donate 15,000 storybooks to support United Through Reading’s Military Program during this promotion.Locations.


Tim Hortons, Nov. 11, 2014 – all US locations are offering a free donut to all active duty service members and veterans. No purchase necessary. Proof of service required. Locations.


Tony Roma’s, Nov. 11, 2014. Free Entree, up to $15 for current and former military members with valid proof of service. Valid at select locations only. Please call ahead to verify participation. Details.


Uno Chicago Grill, Nov. 11, 2014. Free individual pizza or entrée with the purchase of a pizza or entrée of equal or greater value. Available for all active duty and veterans. No coupon necessary; proof of service required. Don’t forget to tell the staff you are there that day to support Fisher House, and a portion of your party’s check will go to benefit the Fisher House Foundation, an awesome military charity. Find a location near you.

Village Inn, Nov. 11, 2014. Free breakfast any time of day (choice of three menu items). Veterans will also receive a “Thank You for Your Service Card” valid for 20% off their total bill on their next visit when they dine at Village Inn on Veterans Day. Participating locations only. Please call ahead.Locations.


This weeks meal plan 6/1

meal plan

bagels (recipe here)
pancakes (recipe here)
French toast

chicken salad sandwiches
Chicken wraps
egg salad sandwiches
grilled cheese

greek turkey burgers
chicken kabobs
breakfast (pancakes, sausage, French toast, eggs)

fruit snacks

Here’s what I bought
bread (I didn’t feel like making homemade this week -0.99 x 2 =$1.98
bell peppers $2.49
apples $1.99
hamburger buns $0.89
ground turkey $2.99
hot dogs $1.99
mayonnaise $1.99
flour $1.69
sugar $1.99
milk x 3 $6.15
eggs x 2 $1.98
mushrooms $1.59
lemon pepper marinade $1.89

Total $29.61 As you can tell I am way below my grocery budget of $55 this week (this was on purpose) because I am headed to Tops this afternoon to do some stocking up.  There are awesome deals this week, I’ll post them once I get back from my shopping trip.  But here is this weeks meal plan.  Just wanted to give a shout out to my friend Cheryl who cut her grocery budget in half this week by making a meal plan and couponing! Woohoo! Nice job Cheryl! You can too, start out by making a meal plan.  Although I understand that most of you don’t have a freezer full of beef like I do and don’t have your cupboards full of canned items, you can STILL save money on your grocery budget! Start by making a meal plan and shopping the sales, stacking coupons and creating a stockpile.



This weeks meal plan 5/19

meal plan

This is the last week of school for my kiddos! Woohoo! We have lots of activities going on this week at school so because of that, I decided to go with easy meals this week.  A few I have never tried, but they looked so easy I thought they would be perfect for my busy week.


Pancakes (recipe here)

French toast

Breakfast burritos (tortillas, eggs and cheese)



tuna sandwiches

grilled cheese and tomato soup

chicken salad sandwiches

pb and jelly sandwiches

homemade mac and cheese  x 2 (it makes a huge pan)


hamburgers and hotdogs on the grill (buns recipe here )

chicken salad (see recipes here and here)

chicken burrito bowls (new recipe)

Mexican skillet (new recipe)


chicken enchiladas



chocolate chip cookies


ice cream sandwiches

Remember to shop your cupboards to see what you can find first, base your meal plans around the sales and what you already have.  Here’s what I bought, keeping it under $55 a week:

milk X 3 $6.45

black beans (canned) x 2 $1.68

minced garlic $1.99

roma tomatoes $1.58

tomato sauce x 2 $1.98

chicken  $10.94

eggs $1.59

cream cheese $1.09

enchilada sauce $1.99

apples $1.59

ice cream sandwiches $1.99

chocolate chips $1.59

sugar $1.89

elbow macaroni $.99

hotdogs $1.59

lettuce (head) $.99

Lettuce romaine $1.58

Italian dressing $1.19

tomato soup x 2 $1.38

Cereal $1.29

Cereal $1.89

Total $45.66

Under budget this week, I’m saving the extra for stockup sales at Rite Aid this week 🙂



This weeks meal plan 5/12-How to shop for a family of 6 for under $55 a week!

meal plan

Happy Monday! Here is my meal plan for this week.  Remember my $55 a week budget.  I’m headed to Wegman’s to use some of my coupon deals listed here.  I am also going to Aldi’s to hit some of Sara’s deals that she listed here


yogurt and apples

pancakes (recipe here)

toast (bread recipe here)

eggs and toast




Chicken wraps (tortilla recipe here)

Grilled cheese and tomato soup

chicken salad

egg salad sandwiches

cheese quesadillas




Spaghetti and meatballs

BBQ chicken pizza


grilled chicken cobb salad






cheese and crackers

chocolate chip cookies

Here’s what I bought

bananas $.87

yogurt (these were on sale at my local grocery store, plus I had doubled coupons available, I was able to get them for $0.36 each) $5.40

crackers $1.29

chocolate chips $1.59

Apples $1.89

Pepperoni $1.89

Flour $1.49

cheese $2.29

Cheerios $1.00

sugar $1.89

milk $6.45

eggs $1.98

mayo $1.99

baking powder $.89

cranberries $1.89

almonds $1.89

butter $2.15

margarine $0.89

BBQ sauce $1.29

Ranch dressing $1.29

raspberry vinagarette dressing $1.50

Total $41.81

I saved the rest of my budgeted money for a good stock up sale!  So there you have it, everything else I had in my cupboards and freezer.  You may not have meat in your freezer, but you should still be able to keep your budget below $100 this week! Make whatever you can at home, buying it from the store will cost you more! And…never shop when you are hungry, you’ll buy lots of stuff you don’t need!





This weeks meal plan 4/27

Here is what we’ll be eating this week!! Make your list, check it twice and stick to your budget!

Toast (homemade bread, Ill post the recipe this week)
Pancakes (recipe here)
sausage and eggs

Grilled cheese and tomato soup
Homemade macaroni and cheese
Chicken salad
Peanut butter and jelly sandwiches
Chicken salad -eating twice because I’m trying to eat healthy 🙂

Chicken enchiladas
French Bread pizza
greek turkey burgers
Mexican skillet pasta
Mediterranean spaghetti

granola bars
poppy seed bread (recipe here)
brownies (recipe here)

Here’s what I bought:
Cereal x 2 @1.49 each=2.98
Sausage $1.99
Eggs $0.99
Butter $1.99
Tomato soup x 2 @$0.49= $0.98
Elbow macaroni =$0.79
Romaine lettuce $2.98
chili beans $0.99
French bread (marked down because Im using for pizzas) $0.99
Ground Turkey $2.99
Roma Tomatoes $1.98
bananas $1.06
olive oil $4.99
milk x 3 @2.15 = $6.45
sugar $1.59
flour $1.39
Oatmeal $2.89
5 lb bag of cheese $12.99

Total =$51.01

There you have it, that’s what we’ll be eating this week.  Make what you can at home, shop your pantry first and use what you have.  You can stick to a budget! Make sure you go with a list 🙂

This weeks meal plan 4/21

Ok readers, how is everyone doing on your grocery budget?  Are you sticking to it or failing miserably? Either way, you can start new this week. Here is my meal plan just to give you some ideas and show you that you CAN grocery shop for a family of any size on a budget. Write down your list, check your cupboards and start saving!

Pancakes (recipe here)
sausage and cheese omlets
breakfast burritos (tortilla recipe here)
yogurt and fruit
Toast and yogurt

Chicken wraps (tortilla recipe here)
Peanut butter and jelly
Frozen pizza
macaroni and cheese
ham sandwiches
Tuna sandwiches

Roast in the slowcooker
Bbq beef sandwiches (from leftover roast)
Chicken parmesan
Ham and potato chowder (recipe this week)
Homemade pizza (recipe here)
Tacos (tortilla recipe here)

Molasses cookies (recipe this week)
Granola bars
Nature valley greek yogurt bars

 Shopping Trip
Hamburger buns -$0.89
bread crumbs-$1.89
nature valley bars $0.69 per pack x 3= $2.07 (a Mennonite family had these on sale at their store)
Granola bars $0.99
1 pound ham -$3.89 (1/2 pound shaved for sandwiches, 1/2 thick for chowder)
potatoes- $2.99
milk x 3 -$6.45
yogurt $10
Butter $1.99
Beef bouillon $1.99
Breakfast sausage $1.89
Total $43.65

I have the chicken and beef in my freezer for these meals, along with ingredients in my cupboards. But even if you have to buy it along with some extras you should still be able to keep your budget under $100.