Friday, October 14, 2011

Stockpile Meal - Buffalo Chicken Strips

When I first started couponing and building a stockpile, one of the main things that I would search the net for was recipes from food that came out of my stockpile. They tell you not to look in your pantry and write down a list of things that you don’t have; but instead, look in your local sales ads and make a meal plan from it. (Also using what you already have in your stockpile) There are a lot of great sites that come from couponing women that have recipes- but I rarely ever found any that legitimately had recipes with the food from their stockpiles. I decided to start posting some of the recipes that I have been using with the things that I get on sale and food that I have accumulated from couponing.

Something that is important to me when I am looking at recipes is that the meal is healthy. Cooking well balanced meals for my family is a top priority. A lot of the recipes that I use are ones that I have found all over the internet, but some of them I tweak to make it a bit healthier.

This is a recipe I found here, I tweaked it a little bit. This recipe calls for Franks Red Hot Sauce. If you have been couponing for a while, you probably have several bottles lying around, so I thought this would make for a good stockpile recipe. 

Buffalo Chicken Strips

 4 Boneless skinless chicken breast halves, cut into strips or nuggets
¼ Cup all purpose flour
1 teaspoon garlic powder
1 teaspoon cayenne pepper (more or less)
¼ teaspoon salt
¾ Cup whole wheat bread crumbs
2 Egg whites
1 Tablespoon water
2 Tablespoons of Franks Hot Sauce

If you want the flavor to be stronger, I would marinate the chicken in hot sauce for a couple of hours before cooking.

1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Coat baking sheet with cooking spray.
      2. In a bag, mix together flower, ½ teaspoon garlic powder, ½ teaspoon cayenne pepper, and salt. – In a separate bowl or plate, mix the breadcrumbs with the remaining salt and cayenne pepper.
3.      3.  Beat egg whites with the hot sauce and tablespoon of water.
4.      4. Shake chicken in the bag with the flour until coated. Dip chicken in egg mixture, then in breadcrumb mixture. Place the chicken strips on the cooking sheet.
5.      5. Bake for 8 minutes. Flip pieces over, and bake for another 8 minutes or until juices run clear.

B1G1 Avocados Coupon

I was so excited to see this coupon because I LOVE avocados! It seems the best deals that you ever find on produce is when its marked way down, so this is a big score! Guacamole, here I come!

To get this coupon, like Chiquita Avocados on FaceBook. Then go to the Share to Score page and print your coupon.

Note: the coupon says "one per person". I am going to print two and use the other one later because it doesn't expire until 02/28/2011! Woop!

Rock Climbing Gym (Frisco) - 53% OFF!

This is a fun deal. Groupon is offering. For $35 you get five visits, which is a $75 value. 
There are 80 different challenges and 90 different routes for all skill levels.This would be a fun activity for you and a group of friends, or for you and your spouse to get out of the house and do something active! Test your strength! The deal comes with shoes, harness, and chalk bag rental. Click here for the deal.

  • For $35, you get a five-visit climbing punch card (a $75 value).
  • For $55, you get a 10-visit climbing punch card (a $140 value).
  • For $99, you get a 20-visit climbing punch card (a $280 value).

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Hello Kitty Watch - Only $3.99!

This watch is only $3.99, with FREE shipping on Focal Price.
Its waterproof, stainless steel, and the strap is real leather! I love Hello Kitty. I keep telling my husband that we need to have a girl so I have an  excuse to buy Hello Kitty stuff. :]