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Archive for March, 2012

Harris Teeter Shopping Trip

Mom said something about how I hadn’t bragged about any shopping trips recently, so here’s a good one from Friday.  I’m working on stocking up on some things before the baby gets here, so that’s where the chicken, napkins, toilet paper and the hamburger helper come in.

Mt Olive Relish 2.15 – 50% off clearance = 1.08
2 Hamburger Helper 4.30 – .70Q*4 = 1.50
2 Cheez-Its 3.94 – 1/2Q = 2.94
2 Taster’s Choice Instant Coffee = 3.10 – .65Q*4 = .50 
2 Angel Soft 9 MegaRoll = 10 – .45Q*4 – .45ZVR =  7.75
Vlassic Spears = 3.49 – 50%clearance -.55Q*2 = 0.64
2 Mardi Gras 250ct Napkins = 3.98 – .55Q*4 – .55ZVR = 1.23
2 Barilla Whole Grain Pastas = 2.66 – $1Q*2 = 0.66
2 Tuna Pouches = 2 – .50Q*4 = FREE
6 lb Boneless Skinless Chicken Breast @1.66/lb = $10
1 doz eggs = .97
1 qt Smart Balance Milk = 2 – $1.50Q = .50 

With tax, total came to $28.63.  

I used what was left on a gift card I previously bought ($50 gift card that I paid $40 cash for) to pay for the majority of it and ended up paying only $9.39 cash.  

If you look at HT’s original prices, this order would have cost $91.57.  (Say WHAT?) 

I thought it was a pretty good price considering that we ended up with enough chicken for 12 meals and enough napkins and toilet paper for quite awhile!


Garlic Chicken

I made this dish last night for the first time and both Elvis and I really enjoyed it.  Plus, it’s super simple!

4 chicken thighs (mine had bones in them, but I took off most of the skin)
1/2 c butter
2 T soy sauce (I used low sodium)
1 T Worcestershire sauce
1 T parsley
1/4 t black pepper
6 cloves garlic, crushed

In a microwave-safe bowl, mix all the ingredients except the chicken. Microwave for 2 minutes or until the butter melts.

Put the chicken thighs in a baking dish (I used a glass dish). Pour butter mix over the chicken.  Bake at 350* for 40-45 minutes or until the chicken reaches and internal temperature of 180*F.


Variations: you can also broil the chicken, use all soy sauce instead of Worcestershire sauce, or replace the Worcestershire sauce with balsamic vinegar.  Either way, this was delicious and we’ll be making it again. We had mashed potatoes and broccoli as sides.