Thursday, February 23, 2012

Publix today

I went to Publix today solely because I needed grated parm cheese for dinner tonight.  They were on sale, buy one get one free, for $4.79.
But I am so cheap that I thought, maybe I buy a few more things I can use the $5 off $25 Save a lot coupon. So I started my quest to get a small list totaling $25, using only printable coupons (my usual stash is at home).

So this is what I came up with:

Not bad huh?!?!?!?  I was pretty excited!

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Knorrs...Recipe...Bacon/Potato Salad

I was invited to a BBQ on Sunday.  I was tasked with bringing a potato salad.  I am not a fan of the old fashioned potato salad with mayo.  So I went on a mission to find a recipe without mayo.  My first stop, Pinterest, of course!!!

I found a recipe for an herbed potato salad.  That in itself looked pretty tasty, but I decided that I wanted to modify it a little.  So I added diced red, green, and orange peppers. I also added the Knorr's chicken stock I made with the concentrated packs.  Oh, and I can't forget, I added bacon, because bacon makes everything better.  It was a huge success.  I wish I'd made enough for leftovers the next day.  It was gone.

This is the recipe I used:

4 medium Potatoes
1/2 cup diced peppers (i used red, orange, and green)
1/4 cup red onions
2 cloves of garlic
8 slices of bacon
3 tablespoons of Sofrito
6 tablespoons of Knorrs chicken stock
a splash of red wine vinegar
4 tablespoons of Olive Oil

1.  Peel potatoes.  Cut them into small cubes. 
2.  Season with salt, pepper, and garlic powder.  and a few tablespoons of oil (so they dont stick)
3.  Roast them in over for about an hour.
4.  Let the potatoes cool for a few minutes.
5.  Mix in the remaining ingredients.

Viola!  Simple and super delicious.  I wish I'd remembered to take a pic.  I will next time.



Thanks to SheSpeaks I got this in the mail yesterday.  It is so good.  It's not overly sweet.  Smooth.  The truffle filling is delicious.  It is the perfect size to satisfy my chocolate craving.  I guess i have to share some with my family.  Maybe not.  I will definitely purchase this one again.  It is just as wonderful as the peppermint one.