Tuesday, March 4, 2014

Tuesday's Target Trip

Tuesday Joe and I stopped into Target to do our baby registry.  I had a coupon that earned us a $20 gift card just for signing up for a registry.  While we were going around the store scanning, I used a few coupons to pick up some needed items.  Here's what we ended up with...

1-1/2 Gal Organic 2% Milk $3.69 ea - $1/1 Target Coupon = $2.69
1-5 lb bag Unbleached Flour $1.22 (surprise sale, and the last one left)
2-4 pks Natural Scotch Brite Sponges clearanced to $1.53 ea - $0.50/1 MC x 2 = 2/$2.06
2 Up and Up Hand Soap Refills $4.44 ea - $0.50/1 Target Coupon x 2 = $3.94 ea or 2/$7.88
1 Up and Up Witch Hazel $1.77 - $0.50/1 Target Coupon = $1.27
1 Up and Up Rubbing Alcohol $1.97 - $0.50/1 Target Coupon = $1.47 
4 canisters Up and Up Cleaning Wipes $1.97 ea - $2/2 Target Coupon x 2 = 4/$3.88
+ $0.89 Tax
Total OOP: $21.36, used older gift cards to pay, so Zero oop for us.  Plus I have $21.42 in gift cards for next time.

Tempt Your Tummy Tuesday: PB Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Cookies

Like I've said before, PB + Chocolate = a happy husband for me, and if it's in cookie form, even better.  So these cookies were definitely a win in the Rogers' household, and they even had oatmeal in them, which I love!  These cookies come together quickly, and only need 10 minutes a sheet to bake.  They are also very tasty with a glass of milk, and not too overly sweet.  Here's how you can make them too...

1/2 c (1 stick) unsalted softened Butter
1/2 c Peanut Butter (I use Creamy)
1 c Sugar (I use Raw)
2 Eggs
1 tsp Vanilla
1 1/4 c Flour (I use unbleached)
1 tsp Baking Powder
1/2 tsp Baking Soda
2 c Quick Oats
1 c Chocolate Chips (I use Milk)

1.) Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
2.) Cream together PB, butter, sugar, and vanilla until light and fluffy.  Add eggs one at a time mixing well after each addition.  
3.) Combine the dry ingredients except the chocolate chips, and add them to the wet mixture.  Mix until well blended.  Stir in chocolate chips.  
4.) Drop tablespoons of dough 1" apart on cookie sheets, and bake 10 minutes.  Do NOT over bake, as they will dry out!
5.) Cool cookies on trays for 2 minutes, and then move to wire racks to cool completely.  Store cookies in an airtight container.  This recipe makes about 3 1/2 dozen cookies, and they do freeze well.

4 Weeks to a More Organized Home: Day 1

Today's challenge was a quick pick up of your living spaces, a purse clean out, as well as purging 7 things from your household.  The first was easy since today was my regular tidying and cleaning day.  I decided to stick with my regular chores since the living spaces were going to get picked up anyway before I cleaned.  The later two were very simple, a perfect way to start the week.  My 7 things were all coupon inserts.  Today I got caught up on my clipping, which was about two weeks behind.  I had quite a stack of leftover coupons/paper scraps that got recycled.  My purse was pretty simple too, I try to keep it tidy on a regular basis since it's on the smaller side.  Here's the finished product...
Top pocket is make-up, gum, tide and regular pens, medicine, and tucked below is lotion and a Special K bar. bottom pocket is just my keys.
Outside pocket (top) Germ-X, hankie, and cell phone.  Bottom pocket is just my wallet.

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