I have to admit…I’m still perfecting the art of grocery shopping and meal planning.
And now with another baby in the mix, my time to spend on this task is limited.
I’m always getting bored with the meals I make and am wanting to find new recipes to try.
I usually end up looking through pinterest to see new recipes to try…
and then get distracted by DIY projects before I actually end up
adding those recipe’s ingredients to my grocery list and checking for deals.
And don’t even get me started on wanting to spend less at the grocery.
I know I’m not alone on that!
I couldn’t resist this new company’s proposal to be one of the first to have a look at their new App. SHOPPERK is all about making Smart Shopping Easier.
After using the Shopperk App I realized it makes finding recipes easier, with big yummy photos and search options… and offers big savings all in one place by showing you deals from stores in your area…on a bunch of items but also on the actual items on your grocery list from the recipes you chose! genius.
Here’s a video I made to give you an idea of how it works!
ignore my dorkyness. Micah makes an appearance for about 3 seconds
before that teething wiggle worm wanted to go play.
I’m curious to see if you would use something like this!
If you are interested put your e-mail in and you’ll be one of the first users. $100 Visa Gift Card GIVEAWAY DETAILS: The giveaway will end May 7th. A winner will be chosen via random.org and e-mailed! Put your e-mail below as an entry! Good luck!
Not sure yet how these all cook up..some are new ones.. let me know what you think!
And thanks for trying it out with me :)
(PS. My favorite is the chicken and dumplings…
I cook it for 2 hours on high and then 30 or so minutes with the biscuits dropped in!)
You can also check out my First Try at this money and time saving project HEREfor
more info and other recipes! (downloadable grocery and recipe list)
MY NOTES ON MY FIRST TRY AT FREEZER CROCK POT MEALS.
** LOVE the Chicken and Dumplings..always have. that’s why I’m doubling it this time.
**not a fan of the chicken and rice.
**red potatoes turned brown only in ONE of the recipes.. wierd. So this time I put the potatoes in a seperate freezer bag to do a little trial..and see if they turn brown or not. if they do..I’ll just throw in some fresh when it’s time.
**Pulled Pork last time was yummy to use for tacos.. but we really like it with barbecue the most. So I went ahead and poured in the Sweet Baby Ray’s Barbecue sauce right away this time. :) LOVEEE eating the barbecue pulled pork on tacos with cheese. it’s delicious. trust me.
Here’s some basic tips and tricks from RealSimple.com to create a Candy Buffet:
“To help create a full look to your buffet when you’re on a tight budget, use other decorative “filler” items on the table around the candy jars. Paper lanterns, flowers, flower petals, and picture frames are great “filler” elements. You can even sneak in some jars of inexpensive, coordinating cookies to help fill space and create a decadent, abundant look to the buffet.
Use a variety of types of candies - individually wrapped, unwrapped with a hard candy shell (i.e. m&m’s, skittles), hard candies, gummy candies, lollipops, old-fashioned candy sticks, etc.
Purchase candy at bulk candy stores - either local or online (see Resources below). If it’s possible for you to buy bulk candy locally, bring your containers into the store with you to make sure you purchase the correct amount.
If you’re ordering candy online, be sure toplace your order well in advance so that you have time to stage the buffet at home before the party and order more candy if necessary. You also want to avoid rush shipping fees, as bulk candy can be very heavy!
Consider your environment. For example, if you’re having an outdoor wedding in the summer, you may want to avoid chocolate, yogurt-covered malt balls, and other types of candy that can melt in the heat.
To narrow down the wide selection of candies available, which can be overwhelming when you’re deciding on the candy “menu”, focus on creating a buffet that matches your party colors and/or theme.
Use different shapes, sizes, and heights of containers, and make sure their mouths are wide enough for guests to scoop candy from. Cylinder vases and apothecary jars are widely available in home/craft stores (Target, IKEA, Michael’s, etc.) and online, and it’s also great to check discount stores like Home Goods, TJ Maxx, Ross, and Marshalls.
Embellish containers with ribbon, custom labels, and other decorative embellishments.”
even if you don’t have an event to plan right now… it’s still fun to look at all the yummy prettiness!
But If you are planning a dessert bar/candy buffet and need help with labels shoot me an e-mail and visit my etsy shop, Pretty Paperie, for personalized printables to help create the look you want! menu cards..cupcake toppers..water bottle labels..all of these would make your table lovely and personalized!
anybody want to dive into the world of couponing with me?? i keep trying..but every time i start cutting them out..sophia starts playing with them and hiding them from me..i need to strategize better!! ;) and these articles are a huge help!