This week I tried a new recipe using oat’s and peanut butter. These are staples that I always keep have in my cabinet and pantry. So I searched the internet for recipe’s that used both of these ingredients and found Hillbilly Housewife’s “Peanut butter Granola .”
I usually go to her site first whenever I am looking for a new recipe because they are always inexpensive. From frequenting her site it seems that we keep similar ingredients on hand as well. The granola was delicious. I sprinkled it on yogurt and added milk to it to have for a breakfast cereal. Next time I will double the recipe so that I can keep some in the fridge. This recipe makes about 16oz. which we finished in about three days.
I am starting to build up my pantry for the winter. I have added a few things with some extra money that I had. To begin I received my single check rebate from Rite-Aid on a purchase I made in September. If you don’t know about rebates but have a Rite Aid in your area, stop by their site and check their rebate circular. Next… shop and then submit your receipts online. Finally, wait for your check. It’s that simple. I received $5 back on a $9 purchase.
The other free money was on a $9 return. I had brought some Hosta’s earlier this year that didn’t quite make it in my garden. My local garden center has a 1 year guarantee on their plants, so I dug them up and returned them. I wanted to buy some more Azalea’s like the one’s in this post but when I went to pick some up they had increased the price $1.00, so I just kept the refund. So now I have $14 in free money.
Next I had a $ 10 gift card for Kohl’s which brought me to a total of $24 in free money.
So Saturday I looked at a list that I keep to see what we needed for the house. I went to Kohl’s knowing that I would buy something for the kitchen. When I got to the store I went straight to the clearance section and found these Theory 18 pc. Beverage Set for %50 off. So $24.99- 50%=$12.95 – $10 gift card and $2.50 cash form the free money. Leaving me with $11.50 cash.
As I mentioned earlier, I am starting my pantry again so with the remaining money I went to the grocery stores and bought:
2 bottles”Sweet Baby Ray’s” at .99 cents each
4 boxes of 1 lb Ronzoni Pasta at .54 cents each
3 lbs of sweet onions for .99 cents each
5 lbs. of potatoes for .99 cents each
9 cans of black beans for .33 cents each
1 Cannoli for $1.75 ( I deserved it)
So my total came to $11.50 with tax.
Last but not least, when I was at one of the stores I saw that I could get 5lbs of flour with 2 “Greenbax” that I had accumulated from previous purchases. I took advantage of that deal as well and added the flour to my pantry.
I love to find and share great deals. If you know of any share them here. Also stop by Sallie’s Blog where she has a post with links on free stuff.