COUPON QUEENS UNITE...and other money saving tips
Jun. 22, 2010 4:48 am
Updated: Sep. 6, 2010 12:16 am
OK, well, that was an interesting experiment....thanks to all who participated. Although we live all over the place...we have one thing in common...we all want to save money on our food bills. We were in AWE of some of you who seemed to spend so little
and now we want to hear from you. PLEASE TELL US HOW YOU DO THAT!!
*How does one start and maintain the whole couponing thing?
*What are your favorite coupon and other money saving web sites?
*What are your favorite money saving books?...cookbooks/financial plan books etc.
*What are your favorite time tested money saving tips?
This is my suggestion for a great money saving cookbook/website: www.5dollardinners.com
Here is a great "Lasagna in a Pot" recipe...quick, fairly inexpensive ..and really yummy!
I may have given you this at one time, but here it is again...
28 oz canned crushed tomatoes
1 Tbsp tomato paste
1 cup water
2 tsp sugar
4 tsp olive oil
1/4 cup finely chopped onion
10-12 cremini mushrooms, sliced
2 med carrots, small dice
2 med celery stalks, small dice
4 med garlic cloves, minced
1/2 tsp red pepper flakes
1 1/2 tsp thyme
1 1/2 tsp oregeno
6 no boil lasagna noodles, broken into bit size pieces
up to 1/2 cup fresh parmesan
1/2" slices of FRESH mozzarella
- Pour the tomatoes with juices, water, salt ,sugar and paste into a bowl and set aside.
- Heat the olive oil in a pot with a lid
- Add carrot, celery , onion and a pinch of salt....cook until slightly soft
- add mushrooms
- add garlic and pepper flakes
- add spices
- cook 30 seconds until fragrant
- scatter broken pasta over vegetables ***DO NOT STIR
- pour sauce over pasta...***DO NOT STIR
- cover and bring to light boil....reduce heat to med and simmer 20 min or until noodles are al dente
- STIR OCCASIONALLY
- when pasta is tender...lay mozzarella slices to cover the surface, cover and melt ..5 min.
- cover surface with chopped fresh basil and parmesan cheese to taste.
- stir, season and serve.