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Menu Plan Next Week!!!

Planning a menu ahead helps us to stay on the budget. I always plan my menu before going shopping so that I don’t buy things that I am not going to use for the week. Last week I was little bit sick, so didn’t get chance to make snacks. This week this is on top of my list:

Murukku

Chocolate Chip Cookies from Food network magazine.

Masala Peanuts

Chegodilu

Monday:

Breakfast:

Cereal with milk

Lunch and Dinner:
Dal Fry and Kakarkaya fry with rice

Tuesday:

Breakfast:

Semiya Upma

Lunch and Dinner:

Beerakaya soya curry with rice.

Wednesday:

Breakfast:

Bread witth Peanut Butter and Grapes

Lunch:

Channa Curry with rice.

Thursday: Hubby’s Birthday.

Going to bake a cake and will prepare some chinese food to celebrate his birthday.

Breakfast:

Maggie

Dinner:

Murgh Malai Kabab

Chinese noodles

Chicken Fried Rice.

Friday: Ganesh Festival

Breakfast:

Granola Bars

Lunch and Dinner:

Okra Fry

Mango rice

Semiya sweet

Saturday:

Breakfast:

Idli With Chutney

Lunch and Dinner:

Dal and Rasam with Rice and Papad

Sunday:

Breakfast:

Bakalava Muffins

Lunch and Dinner:

Chicken Curry with Rice and paratha

 

 
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Posted by on August 24, 2014 in Next week's recipes

 

Menu Plan Next Week!!!

Planning a menu ahead helps us to stay on the budget. I always plan my menu before going shopping so that I don’t buy things that I am not going to use for the week:

Monday:

Breakfast:

Cereal With Milk

Lunch and Dinner:

Lefttovers from the weekend.

Tuesday:

Breakfast:

Poha

Lunch and Dinner:

Potato curry and green chilli egg curry with rice and phulkas

Wednesday:

Breakfast:

Bread and Omlette

Lunch and Dinner:

Cabbage and channa dal fry and Pacchi pulusu with rice

Thursday:

Breakfast:

Waffles

Lunch and Dinner:

Leftovers

Friday:

Breakfast:

Granola bars

Lunch and Dinner:

Peas rice with Ground Chicken curry

Saturday:

Breakfast:

Upma with chutney

Lunch and Dinner:

Sorakaya fry with rice

Sunday:

Breakfast:

Donuts

Lunch and Dinner:

Mutton Curry with rice and chapathi

I am also making snacks this week:

Murukku

Chocolate Chip Cookies from Food network magazine.

Masala Peanuts

 
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Posted by on August 17, 2014 in Next week's recipes

 

Krishnashtami!!!!

Krishnashtami is being celebrated on this Sunday (August 17) and Monday(August 18). This is most important festival  for me as my son was born on Krishnashtami 4 years back. I strongly believe that God blessed me with a son. To honour lord we kept krishna as his middle name. For giving me my son, I want to thank him from bottom of my heart. So I celebrate this festival and both their birthdays as well.

I decorate my home with krishna feet. I fast all day and pray to him and wish him in the morning and at midnight. I make a special sweet to eat for him. I also celebrate by baking a cake next day for him.

Here are few websites that help me perform my pooja.

May Lord Krishna shower his blessings on you and your family.

 
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Posted by on August 16, 2014 in Festival

 

Menu Plan For The Next Week!!!!

Planning a menu ahead helps us to stay on the budget. I always plan my menu before going shopping so that I don’t buy things that I am not going to use for the week:

Monday:

Breakfast:

Nature Valley Bars with Milk

Lunch:

French beans fry with Rice.

Dinner:

French Beans fry with chapathi

Tuesday:

Breakfast:

Maggie noodles

Lunch:

Carrot fry with Rice

Dinner:

Carrot fry with phulka

Wednesday:

Breakfast:

Cucumber Sandwich

Lunch:

Palak paneer with rice.

Dinner:

Palak paneer with phulka

Thursday:

Breakfast:

Chapathi with corn

Lunch:

Cauliflower and peas fry with rice

Dinner:

Cauliflower and peas fry with phulka

Friday:

Breakfast:

Poha

Lunch:

Grilled chicken sandwiches and frys

Dinner:

Grilled Chicken Sandwiches and frys.

Saturday

Breakfast:

Pesarattu with Coconut chutney

Lunch:

Bottle guard sambhar with rice and papad

Dinner:

Bottle Guard Sambhar with rice

Sunday:

Breakfast:

French Toast with coffee

Lunch:

Chicken Biryani with chicken curry

Dinner:

Rice with chicken curry.

I am making chocolate chip cookie dough cake this week to celebrate my son’s birthday.

 

 
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Posted by on August 10, 2014 in Next week's recipes

 

Varalakshmi Vratham!!!

Festivals are important parts of our Indian culture. I want my kids to remember each and every festival I celebrate. I want to make it a special day to make them remember all theses. This friday August 8th 2014 is the varalakshmi vratham. I am going to celebrate it in my own way.

I am going to decorate my pooja room and house with mango leaves and rangoli. and prepare pulihora and bobbatlu for God as an offering and distribute it to neighbors too. 

Here are some websites which I use to help me perform the pooja correctly.

 

May Goddess Lakshmi shower all her blessings on you and your family….

 
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Posted by on August 6, 2014 in Festival

 

Menu Plan For Next Week!!!

Planning a menu ahead helps us to stay on the budget. I always plan my menu before going shopping so that I don’t buy things that I am not going to use for the week:

Monday:

Breakfast:

Idli with peanut chutney

Lunch:

Rice with leftover butter chicken from Sunday and gongura chutney

Dinner:

Phulka with butter chicken and gongura chutney

Tuesday:

Breakfast:

Whole wheat bread with scrambled eggs

lunch:

Ridge guard fry (beerakaya fry) and kakarkaya pulusu (bitterguard in tamarind gravy) with rice

Dinner:

Phulkas with Ridge guard fry

Wednesday:

Breakfast:

Idly with chutney

Lunch:

Rice with Onion Egg Curry

Dinner:

Phulka with Onion egg curry

Thursday: First Day of School

Breakfast:

Semiya Upma

Lunch:

Rice with Spinach Dal

Dinner:

Chapathi with Spinach dal

Friday:

Breakfast:

Onion Uttappam with Chutney

Lunch:

Rice with Kadai Chicken

This weekend I am not cooking as we are going sister in laws place for rakhi. We will come back Sunday evening and have leftover kadai chicken for dinner.

I hope this inspires you to plan your week and save money on your grocery bill and it also helps you avoid spending money on outside dinner.

 
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Posted by on August 4, 2014 in Weekly Menu

 

Coupons In This Sunday’s Newspaper 7/27/14!!!!

There are going to be 5 inserts in this Sunday’s newspaper. This is the most effective way to save money.

P&G:

  • $.50/1 Always Pads or pantiliners 30ct+ or feminine wipes
  • $1.50/2 Always pads or pantiliners 30ct+ or feminine wipes
  • $3/3 Always Pads or pantiliners 30ct+ or feminine wipes
  • $1.50/2 Aussie shampoo, conditioner or styling products
  • $3/2 Aussie shampoo, conditioner or styling products
  • $.50/1 Bounce product
  • $.25/1 Bounty napkin
  • $.25/1 Bounty towel or napkin
  • $.25/1 Cascade product
  • $.25/1 Charmin product
  • $1/1 Clairol Hair color excludes age defy
  • $3/2 Clairol Hair color excludes age defy
  • $5/3 Clairol Hair color boxes excludes balsam, textures & tones and age defy
  • $1/1 Covergirl products excludes accessories
  • $3/2 Covergirl products excludes accessories
  • $.50/1 Crest rinse 327ml+
  • $.50/1 Crest Toothpaste 3oz+ or liquid gel excludes cavity, baking soda and tartar control
  • $.25/1 Dawn product
  • $1/1 Downy or Bounce bursts excludes downy single rinse
  • $.50/1 Duracell Coppertop, Quantum, Ultra photo lithium, specialty, rechargeable, charger or 6pk hearing aid batteries
  • $1.50 off Duracell AA or AAA coppertop 8pk+ or AA or AAA Quantum 6pk+ AND 1 C or D coppertop 4pk+, c/d Quantum 3pk+ or coppertop/quantum 9v 2pk+
  • BOGO Febreze product
  • $.75/1 Gillette Anti-perspirant or personal cleansing care
  • $1.50/1 Gillette Clinical deodorant
  • $1/1 Gillette shave gel
  • BUY Gillette Cartridge, get $5 off razor
  • $.50/1 Glad trash bags
  • $2/1 Head & Shoulders treatment product
  • $5/2 Head & Shoulders Full size products excludes 200ml, 6.8oz, 1.7oz and treatments
  • $1/1 Herbal Essences body wash
  • $3/2 Herbal Essences Shampoo, conditioner or styling products
  • $.50/1 Mr. Clean Magic eraser
  • $.75/1 Mr. Clean liquid muscle liquid or spray
  • $.75/1 Mr. Clean Liquid muscle with febreze
  • $1.50/1 Olay Total Effects or Age Defying facial moisturizer
  • $1/1 Olay Facial moisturizer or facial cleaners excludes pro-x, regenerist, total effects and age defying
  • $2/1 Olay Pro-X or Regenerist facial moisturizer or facial hair removal
  • BUY Olay bodywash, get $2 off bar 4ct+
  • $3/2 Old Spice Shampoo, 2-in-1 or styling products
  • Buy (2) Old Spice Anti-perspirants or deodorants, get 1 body spray free
  • $.50/1 Oral-B Glide floss 35m+ or glide floss picks 30ct+
  • $.50 off (1) Oral-B Pulsar, 3D White, Pro-health, complete or sensi-soft or 2 indicator or cavity defense toothbrushes
  • $2/1 Oral-B adult battery toothbrush
  • $3/1 Oral-B replacement brush heads 2ct+
  • $5/1 Oral-B Vitality electric toothbrush, professional series 1000, 2500, deep sweep 1000 or pulsonic rechargeable electric toothbrush
  • Buy Pampers Diapers or pants, get wipes up to 72ct free up to $3.99
  • $3/2 Pantene products
  • $5/1 Pantene Expert hair regrowth treatment for women $18.99+
  • $6/2 Prilosec OTC 42ct products
  • $.25 (3) Puffs singles or 1 3pk+
  • $1/1 Scope mouthwash 250ml+
  • $2 off (1) Secret Outlast, Scent Expressions or Destinations AND 1 body spray excludes .5oz
  • $2/1 Secret Clinical deodorant excludes .5oz
  • $.40/1 Swiffer refill solution or dust & shine
  • $1/2 Swiffer refill solution or dust & shine
  • $2 off Swiffer starter kit with purchase of any refill
  • $2/3 Swiffer refill solution or dust & shine
  • $2/1 Tampax Pearl or Radiant tampon 16ct+
  • $2/1 Tide Detergent excludes simply fresh & clean, pods and detergent 10oz
  • $5/3 Tide/Downy/Bounce Tide or Tide Boost, Downy, Downy Unstopables and Bounce bursts excludes downy single rinse, tide simply clean & fresh, tide detergent 10oz and tide pods (8/10)
  • $3/1 Vidal Sassoon hair color
  • $3/2 Vidal Sassoon shampoos or conditioners
  • $3/2 Vidal Sassoon styling products
  • $1/1 ZzzQuil product

Red Plum #1:

  • $1/1 Hefty large black trash bags
  • $1/1 Hefty tall kitchen trash bags
  • $.55/1 Hillshire Farm Smoked Sausage links or American Craft handcrafted sausage links
  • $1/1 L’Oreal Skin care product ets
  • $2/1 L’Oreal Advanced Haircare treatment excludes 1.7oz trial size
  • $2/1 L’Oreal Excellence Haircolor excludes to-go
  • $3/1 L’Oreal Age Perfect cell renewal
  • $3/2 L’Oreal Advanced Haircare shampoo, conditioner or hairstyle products excludes 1.7oz
  • $.50/1 Nestle Nesquik powder 10.9oz+ or any syrup
  • $1/1 Nivea Men Body Wash 16.9oz
  • $1/1 Nivea Men Shave Gel or Foam 7.8.7oz
  • $2/1 Nivea Men Face care product .33-5oz excludes shave gels or foams
  • $.50/2 Purina Friskies cat treats or whisker lickin’s cat treats
  • $1/1 Purina 4lb+ dog chow or puppy chow
  • $1/2 Purina 5.5oz+ dog snacks
  • $3/2 Purina 18oz+ dog snacks
  • $1 off (8) Purina ALPO cans or 1 8ct+ pack
  • $1.50/2 Purina Friskies Dry cat food
  • $1 off (24) Purina Friskies cans, 2 12pks or 1 24pk wet cat food
  • $1/1 Purina Tidy Cats cat litter
  • $1.50/1 Visine product 1/2floz+
  • $1/2 Always or Tampax Feminine care items Target Coupon
  • $.50/1 Bounty 6pk+ towels Target Coupon
  • $.50/1 Charmin 8ct+ bath tissue Target Coupon
  • $1/2 Covergirl Cosmetic items Target Coupon
  • $5/1 Crest 4ct 1hr Express, 14ct Luxe Supreme Flexfit, 20ct Luxe Professional Effects or 28ct gentle routine Target Coupon
  • $1/1 Crest or Oral-B 2pk crest toothpaste or 4pk oral-b manual toothbrush Target Coupon
  • $1/1 Duracell 8pk+ batteries Target Coupon
  • $.50/2 Febreze Fabric Refresher or Air care items ets Target Coupon
  • $1/2 Gain Detergent, Fabric Softener, Fireworks Scent booster or dryer sheets ets Target Coupon
  • $2/1 Gillette Fusion Proglide or Mach3 razor or cartridge refill ets Target Coupon
  • $10/1 Oral-B Precision 1000/3000, precision black 1000/7000 or triaction 1000/5000 Target Coupon
  • $.50/1 Puffs 3pk+ facial tissue Target Coupon
  • $1.50/2 Swiffer Starter kits or refills of sweeper, sweepervac, wetjet, sweep & trap, dusters, dusters 360, dusters extender, bissell steamboost Target Coupon
  • $1/2 Tide/Downy/Bounce laundry care items ets Target Coupon
  • $1 off (1) Venus/Satin Care 1 razor and 1 gel excludes disposables and trial Target Coupon
  • $1/1 ZzzQuil Sleep aid item excludes 6oz Target Coupon

Red Plum #2:

  • $1/1 Hefty large black trash bags
  • $1/1 Hefty tall kitchen trash bags
  • $.55/1 Hillshire Farm Smoked Sausage links or American Craft handcrafted sausage links
  • $1/1 L’Oreal Skin care product ets
  • $2/1 L’Oreal Advanced Haircare treatment excludes 1.7oz trial size
  • $2/1 L’Oreal Excellence Haircolor excludes to-go
  • $3/1 L’Oreal Age Perfect cell renewal
  • $3/2 L’Oreal Advanced Haircare shampoo, conditioner or hairstyle products excludes 1.7oz
  • $.50/1 Nestle Nesquik powder 10.9oz+ or any syrup
  • $1/1 Nivea Men Body Wash 16.9oz
  • $1/1 Nivea Men Shave Gel or Foam 7.8.7oz
  • $2/1 Nivea Men Face care product .33-5oz excludes shave gels or foams
  • $.50/2 Purina Friskies cat treats or whisker lickin’s cat treats
  • $1/1 Purina 4lb+ dog chow or puppy chow
  • $1/2 Purina 5.5oz+ dog snacks
  • $3/2 Purina 18oz+ dog snacks
  • $1 off (8) Purina ALPO cans or 1 8ct+ pack
  • $1.50/2 Purina Friskies Dry cat food
  • $1 off (24) Purina Friskies cans, 2 12pks or 1 24pk wet cat food
  • $1/1 Purina Tidy Cats cat litter
  • $1.50/1 Visine product 1/2floz+
  • $1/2 Always or Tampax Feminine care items Target Coupon
  • $.50/1 Bounty 6pk+ towels Target Coupon
  • $.50/1 Charmin 8ct+ bath tissue Target Coupon
  • $1/2 Covergirl Cosmetic items Target Coupon
  • $5/1 Crest 4ct 1hr Express, 14ct Luxe Supreme Flexfit, 20ct Luxe Professional Effects or 28ct gentle routine Target Coupon
  • $1/1 Crest or Oral-B 2pk crest toothpaste or 4pk oral-b manual toothbrush Target Coupon
  • $1/1 Duracell 8pk+ batteries Target Coupon
  • $.50/2 Febreze Fabric Refresher or Air care items ets Target Coupon
  • $1/2 Gain Detergent, Fabric Softener, Fireworks Scent booster or dryer sheets ets Target Coupon
  • $2/1 Gillette Fusion Proglide or Mach3 razor or cartridge refill ets Target Coupon
  • $10/1 Oral-B Precision 1000/3000, precision black 1000/7000 or triaction 1000/5000 Target Coupon
  • $.50/1 Puffs 3pk+ facial tissue Target Coupon
  • $1.50/2 Swiffer Starter kits or refills of sweeper, sweepervac, wetjet, sweep & trap, dusters, dusters 360, dusters extender, bissell steamboost Target Coupon
  • $1/2 Tide/Downy/Bounce laundry care items ets Target Coupon
  • $1 off (1) Venus/Satin Care 1 razor and 1 gel excludes disposables and trial Target Coupon
  • $1/1 ZzzQuil Sleep aid item excludes 6oz Target Coupon

Smart Source #1:

  • $1/1 Hefty large black trash bags
  • $1/1 Hefty tall kitchen trash bags
  • $.55/1 Hillshire Farm Smoked Sausage links or American Craft handcrafted sausage links
  • $1/1 L’Oreal Skin care product ets
  • $2/1 L’Oreal Advanced Haircare treatment excludes 1.7oz trial size
  • $2/1 L’Oreal Excellence Haircolor excludes to-go
  • $3/1 L’Oreal Age Perfect cell renewal
  • $3/2 L’Oreal Advanced Haircare shampoo, conditioner or hairstyle products excludes 1.7oz
  • $.50/1 Nestle Nesquik powder 10.9oz+ or any syrup
  • $1/1 Nivea Men Body Wash 16.9oz
  • $1/1 Nivea Men Shave Gel or Foam 7.8.7oz
  • $2/1 Nivea Men Face care product .33-5oz excludes shave gels or foams
  • $.50/2 Purina Friskies cat treats or whisker lickin’s cat treats
  • $1/1 Purina 4lb+ dog chow or puppy chow
  • $1/2 Purina 5.5oz+ dog snacks
  • $3/2 Purina 18oz+ dog snacks
  • $1 off (8) Purina ALPO cans or 1 8ct+ pack
  • $1.50/2 Purina Friskies Dry cat food
  • $1 off (24) Purina Friskies cans, 2 12pks or 1 24pk wet cat food
  • $1/1 Purina Tidy Cats cat litter
  • $1.50/1 Visine product 1/2floz+
  • $1/2 Always or Tampax Feminine care items Target Coupon
  • $.50/1 Bounty 6pk+ towels Target Coupon
  • $.50/1 Charmin 8ct+ bath tissue Target Coupon
  • $1/2 Covergirl Cosmetic items Target Coupon
  • $5/1 Crest 4ct 1hr Express, 14ct Luxe Supreme Flexfit, 20ct Luxe Professional Effects or 28ct gentle routine Target Coupon
  • $1/1 Crest or Oral-B 2pk crest toothpaste or 4pk oral-b manual toothbrush Target Coupon
  • $1/1 Duracell 8pk+ batteries Target Coupon
  • $.50/2 Febreze Fabric Refresher or Air care items ets Target Coupon
  • $1/2 Gain Detergent, Fabric Softener, Fireworks Scent booster or dryer sheets ets Target Coupon
  • $2/1 Gillette Fusion Proglide or Mach3 razor or cartridge refill ets Target Coupon
  • $10/1 Oral-B Precision 1000/3000, precision black 1000/7000 or triaction 1000/5000 Target Coupon
  • $.50/1 Puffs 3pk+ facial tissue Target Coupon
  • $1.50/2 Swiffer Starter kits or refills of sweeper, sweepervac, wetjet, sweep & trap, dusters, dusters 360, dusters extender, bissell steamboost Target Coupon
  • $1/2 Tide/Downy/Bounce laundry care items ets Target Coupon
  • $1 off (1) Venus/Satin Care 1 razor and 1 gel excludes disposables and trial Target Coupon
  • $1/1 ZzzQuil Sleep aid item excludes 6oz Target Coupon

Smart Source #2:

  • $1.50/2 Air Wick Freshmatic ultra refills
  • $1/1 Air Wick Scented oil twin refill or 2 single refills
  • $1/2 Air Wick Candles or wax melts
  • $.75/4 Arm & Hammer Toothpaste or whitening booster 2.5oz+
  • $1/1 Arm & Hammer Spinbrush adult battery-powered toothbrush or refill heads
  • $1/1 Benadryl Adult’s or Children’s product ets
  • $1/1 Clean & Clear product
  • $.75/2 Dole Mandarin oranges or tropical fruit cans
  • $.50/1 Eveready Gold batteries AA or AAA 8ct+ or Flashlight
  • $1/1 Flintstones product
  • $1/1 Hershey’s Spreads jar 13oz
  • $2/3 Johnson & Johnson Neosporin, Band-aid adhesive bandages, Benadryl topical, Bengay or Red cross products excludes trial, first aid kits, band-aid 10ct and on-the-go first aid kits MUST BUY 2 BRANDS
  • $1.50/2 Kotex U liners excludes 14-22ct and trial
  • $1.50/2 Kotex U pads
  • $1.50/2 Kotex U tampons
  • $1/2 Kotex Natural Balance products excludes liners 14-22ct
  • $1/1 Listerine Mouthwash 500ml
  • $1.50/1 Lubriderm product 6oz+
  • $2/2 Neutrogena Skincare or cosmetics products excludes trial, clearance and bar soap
  • $3/1 One A Day product
  • $1.50/1 OxiClean Extreme power crystals dishwasher detergent
  • $1/1 Purell 8oz+ advanced hand sanitizer bottle
  • $1/2 Purell products
  • $1/2 Rachael Ray Nutrish Wet dog food
  • $2/1 Rachael Ray Nutrish 3lb+ dry cat food bag
  • $2/1 Rachael Ray Nutrish 6lb+ dry dog food bag
  • $4/1 Rachael Ray Nutrish 4lb+ zero grain or just 6 dry dog food
  • BOGO Rachael Ray Nutrish free dog treats up to $4.99
  • B2G1 Rachael Ray Nutrish Wet cat food up to $1.29
  • $3/2 Refresh products
  • $4/1 Refresh Optive advanced product
  • $1.50/1 Rubbermaid Lunchblox sandwich, salad, entree or kids lunch kit
  • $2/1 Schick Xtreme3, ST2 or ST3, Slim Twin or Quattro disposable excludes 2ct, 10+2ct, hydro 5 disposable, women’s disposables
  • $2/1 Schick Xtreme3, ST2 or ST3, Slim Twin or Quattro for women disposable excludes 2ct, 10+2ct, silk hydro disposable, men’s disposables
  • $1/1 Tropicana Farmstand 46oz bottle excludes pure premium and trop50
  • $2.50/2 Tylenol regular or extra strength products 24ct+
  • $1/1 Tylenol or Motrin children’s or infants’ product ets
  • $4/1 Zyrtec adult or children’s dissolve tabs 12ct or 24ct

P&G coupons only come once a month. I would suggest getting atleast 2 if you want to stock up on some products while it is on sale.

 
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Posted by on July 27, 2014 in Sunday Coupons

 
 
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