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Gordmans is a one-stop shop to fill your Easter baskets for this weekend! I went shopping this week and found several cute themed options for your baskets!

Do you have a Frozen fan? Check out this adorable DIY Easter basket you can put together at Gordmans. I love the trunks because it’s something the kids can save and use to keep their treasures.

Gordman's Frozen

This DIY Easter basket is for your superhero fan! There were tons of other options to include in this set, including Super Hero figures, small balls or games. I chose a punching bag and Spiderman Pez dispenser.

gordman's superhero

If you need sweet treats to fill your baskets, Gordmans has a huge selection of theater candy, including Candy Crush, Sponge Bob, Frozen, Wonka and much more! You can also create a summer fun themed basket for a fraction of the cost at other stores. Gordmans really is your one-stop shop to create your Easter basket for this weekend!

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Today Only, Amazon has popular and educational kid’s games up to 50% off, all with free Prime shipping. Here are some great deals I found.

Educational Insights Grandma’s Trunk Alphabet Game for only $8.99 (retail $14.99)

Melissa & Doug License Plate Game for only $11.99 (retail $19.99). Perfect for summer road trips!

Beat the Parents board game for only $8.99 (retail $14.99).

Note: These prices are for today only!

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Omaha Area Grocery Deals 4/1/15 – 4/7/15

Note: All deals considered stock up prices after coupon and store savings will be highlighted in red. Here is a full list of stockpile prices.

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Abbreviations:
P&G = Proctor & Gamble insert
SS = Smartsource insert
RP = RedPlum insert

omaha grocery deals

ALDI
Appleton Farms smoked ham-shank portion $0.99/lb
Appleton Farms smoked ham-butt portion $1.19/lb
Appleton Farms spiral cut double glazed brown sugar ham $1.99/lb
Chicken breast family pack $1.89/lb (Wednesday meat special)
USDA Choice sirloin tip roast $4.49/lb (Wednesday meat special)
Broccoli crowns 16 oz package $0.99
Cantaloupe $1.29 each
Celery large stalk $0.39 each
Del monte pineapple $1.29 each
Aunt Maple’s pancake syrup original or lite 24 oz $1.59
Baker’s Corner all purpose baking mix 40 oz $2.09
Bake House creations crescent rolls 8 oz $0.99
Breakfast best homestyle waffles 12.3 oz $1.29
Chef’s cupboard buttery homestyle or loaded mashed potatoes 4 oz $0.79
Chef’s cupboard scalloped or au gratin potatoes 4.7 oz $0.89
Friendly Farms nonfat Greek yogurt plain or vanilla 32 oz $3.89
Garlic cheese flatbread 10.2 oz $1.99
Happy Farms cream cheese or Fit & Active Neufchatel 8 oz $0.89
Happy Farms whipped cream cheese spread 8 oz $1.69
L’oven fresh hawaiian sweet rolls 12 oz $1.99
L’oven fresh swirl bread raisin cinnamon 16 oz $1.89
Premium roasted ground coffee, regular or mild, 17.6 oz $4.99
Premium fruit spread with 75% fruit 9.95 oz $1.69
Reser’s salads, 2.75-3 lb container, excludes deviled egg $3.99
Tuscan garden croutons 5 oz $0.89

BAG’N SAVE & NO FRILLS SUPERMARKETS
Aqua Star tilapia fillets $2.99/lb
Armour meatballs 14 oz $2.99
Festive frozen turkey breast $1.39/lb
Honeysuckle White fresh turkeys $1.49/lb
Our Family shank portion ham $0.99
Our Family butt portion ham $1.29/lb
Our Family spiral sliced hame $1.57/lb
USDA Choice bone-in beef prime rib roast $6.99/lb
USDA Choice bone-in beef rib steak $7.99/lb
Wild Caught cod fillets $3.99/lb
Green Giant cut vegetables & florettes 12 oz $2.00
Peeled baby carrots 2 lb $1.99
Seedless navel oranges $0.99/lb
Banquet entrees 4.5-10.25 oz $1.00
Betty Crocker cake mix 15.25 oz $0.77 ($0.75/2 printable coupon, $0.75/2 printable coupon, here or here = $0.39 each)
Charmin basic bath tissue 12 double rolls $4.99 ($0.25 printable coupon, $0.25 coupon from 3/29/15 = $4.74)
Coca-Cola, 7Up products or Dr pepper 12 pack cans or 8 pack 12 oz bottles $2.50 each when you buy 4 (up to $1.00 Diet Dr Pepper 12 pack printable coupon = as low as $1.50)
Ivory liquid hand soap 7.5 oz or 3ct bar soap $1.25 ($0.35 coupon from 3/29/15 P&G = $0.90)
Jack’s pizza 14.5-17.7 oz $3.00
Keebler pie crusts 4-6 oz $2.00 ($1/3 printable coupon or $0.50/2 coupon from 3/29/15 RP = as low as $1.67 each)
Pan O gold brown ‘n serve rolls 12 ct white or wheat $1.25
Sara Lee pies or cheesecake 17-34 oz $3.99
Simply Potatoes hashbrowns or potato wedges 20 oz $2.00
Tippy Toes diapers 23-50 ct $3.49
Our Family chunk light tuna in water 5 oz $0.79
Our Family HE laundry detergent 50 oz $2.27 ($0.50 printable coupon = $1.77)
Our Family slow cooker liners 4 ct $1.50

***Bag’n save & Our Family Deal***
Buy 5 participating items, save $5 instantly at checkout. Participating deals include (price listed is after discount):

A1 steak sauce 10 oz $2.49 ($0.55 coupon from 3/22/15 SS = $1.94)
Ben & Jerry’s ice cream pint $2.99
Claussen pickles 20-32 oz $1.99 ($0.55 printable coupon = $1.44)
Country Crock spread 45 oz $1.99 ($1.00 coupon from 3/22/15 RP = $0.99)
Crystal Light on the go 10 ct $0.99
Dove bar soap 6 ct $6.99 ($1 coupon from 3/22/15 RP = $5.99)
Fruttare bars 4-6 ct $2.49
Grey poupon mustard 8-10 oz $1.99 ($0.55 coupon from 3/22/15 SS = $1.44)
I can’t believe it’s not butter 8-16 oz $1.49 ($1/2 coupon from 3/22/15 RP = $0.99 each)
Jello gelatin or pudding mix 4 ct $0.99
Kellogg’s cereal, frosted flakes 10.5 oz, raisan bran 18.7 oz, jif peanut butter 9.1 oz or scooby doo 12 oz $1.99 ($1 printable coupon with 850 Kellogg’s family rewards points, $1/3 coupon from 3/1/15 RP, $0.50 Jif & frosted flakes printable coupon = as low as $0.99)
Kellogg’s cookies or crackers, chips deluxe, sandies, wafers, toasted, townhouse or club $1.99 ($1/2 crackers coupon from 3/29/15 RP, $1 printable coupon with 850 Kellogg’s family rewards points
Kellogg’s Eggo waffles 8-10 ct $1.49 $1 printable coupon with (850 Kellogg’s family rewards points = $0.49)
Kellogg’s fruit snacks 10 ct $1.49
Kellogg’s rice krispies treats 8 ct $1.47
Kool-Aid, country time or tang 6-8 quart or kool-aid singles 6-6.7 oz $1.49
Klondike bars 4-6 ct $2.49
Kraft cheez whiz 15 oz $2.99
Kraft miracle whip or mayo 22-32 oz $1.99 ($0.50 coupon from 3/8/15 SS = $1.49)
Kraft parmesan shredded or grated cheese 7-8 oz $2.79
Kraft salad dressing 15.8-16 oz $0.99
Kraft shredded or chunk cheese or deli sliced 7-8 oz $1.79 ($1/2 coupon from 3/29/15 SS = $1.29 each)
Kraft string cheese 9-12 oz $2.99
Lipton tea bags 100 ct black tea or 40 ct green tea $2.99
Magnum ice cream bars 3 ct $2.49
Maxwell House coffee 22-31 oz $6.99 ($0.50 coupon from 3/29/15 SS = $6.49)
Mio or crystal light water enhancers 1.62 oz $1.99 ($1/2 mio coupon from 3/8/15 SS = as low as $1.49 each)
Oscar Mayer bacon 12-16 oz $3.49
Oscar Mayer basic lunchables 2.25-4 oz $0.99
Oscar Mayer meat wieners or bologna, excludes beef 14-16 oz $1.49
Oscar Mayer P3 protein packs 2 oz $0.79 ($1/2 printable coupon = $0.29 each)
Oscar Mayer shaved lunchmeats or selects 7-9 oz $2.99
Philadelphia cream cheese 8 oz $1.29 ($0.50/2 coupon from 3/15/15 SS = $1.04 each)
Planters dry roasted peanuts 16 oz $2.49 ($1/2 printable coupon or 3/22/15 SS = $1.99 each)
Planters mixed nuts 8-10.3 oz $3.29 ($1/2 printable coupon or 3/22/15 SS = $1.79 each)
Reese’s ice cream cups 6 ct $2.49
Tresemme shampoo or conditioner 25 oz or styling products 6-10 oz $3.49 ($2 wash & care and styling coupon from 3/22/15 RP = as low as $1.49)
Vaseline intensive care lotion moisturizer 20.3-24.5 oz or spray 6.5 oz $4.77 ($1 coupon from 3/8/15 RP = $3.77)

BAKERS
Atlantic salmon filets $5.99/lb
Boneless pork half loin $1.79/lb
Heritage Farms chicken drumsticks or thighs, bone-in $1.29/lb
Jumbo raw white shrimp 21-25 ct $7.99/lb
Kroger spiral sliced ham, smoked, bone-in, limit 2 $1.69/lb
USDA Choice ribeye roasts or steaks, bone-in $6.99/lb
Wild caught lobster tail 4-5 oz frozen tail $5.99 each
Mini seedless watermelon $2.50
Mini sweet peppers 1 lb bag $1.99
Organic bananas $0.59/lb
Colgate toothpaste 4.6 oz $0.89 ($0.50 coupon from 3/22/15 SS = $0.39)
Colgate plus toothbrush 1 ct $0.89
Frito Lay variety pack 32 ct $8.99
McCafe coffee 12 oz or K-cups 12 ct $5.99 ($1 coupon from 3/1/15 SS or $1 Baker’s digital coupon = $4.99)
Mott’s vegetable juice 46 oz $1.89
Simple truth organic beans 15 oz can $1.00
Starburst or Life savers jellybeans 9-14 oz $1.87 ($1/2 coupon from 3/15/15 RP – 13 to 14 oz only = as low as $1.37 each)
Starbucks coffee 11-12 oz bag or 10 ct k-cups $6.88 ($2 Single origins printable coupon = as low as $4.88 if available)
Big K 2 liter soda $0.75 each when you buy 4
Dillons bread 24 oz or buns 8 ct $1.25
Kroger American singles 12 ct $1.00
Kroger deluxe ice cream or sherbet 48 oz $2.50
Kroger Greek yogurt 5.3 oz $0.79
Kroger party pails ice cream 128 oz $3.99

***Baker’s Mix and Match sale***
Buy 10 mix and match participating items, save $5 instantly at checkout. Participating deals include (price listed is after discount and there are MANY more participating items not advertised):

Barilla pasta 12-16 oz $0.88
Bic disposable razors 1-6 ct $4.99 ($2 coupon from 3/29/15 SS = $2.99)
Blue Diamond nut thins 4.25 oz $1.99 ($1/2 coupon from 3/29/15 SS = $1.49)
Cheetos 8-9.75 oz or Fritos 9.75-10.5 oz $1.49
Coffee-Mate creamer 32 oz $2.49
Edy’s ice cream 48-56 oz $2.99
French’s french fried onions 6 oz $2.49 ($0.75 coupon from 3/22/15 SS or $0.30 printable coupon = as low as $1.74)
Healthy Choice entree 9-12.5 oz $1.79 ($1/4 printable coupon = $1.29 each)
Kellogg’s cereal 9.4-15.5 oz $1.99 ($0.75 frosted mini wheats printable coupon, $1/2 rice krispies coupon from 3/22/15 RP, $1/3 coupon from 3/1/15 RP, $1 printable coupon with 850 Kellogg’s family rewards points, more coupons printable here = as low as $0.99)
Kettle brand potato chips 8-8.5 oz $1.99 ($1/2 printable coupon = $1.49 each)
Kroger orange juice half gallon $0.88
Kroger sour cream, dip or cottage cheese 16 oz $0.79
Listerine mouthwash 500 ml $3.99
Marie Callender’s entree 12-19 oz $1.79
Nature’s Path organic cereal 10-15.25 oz $2.49
Nestle frozen treats 4-12 ct $2.99
Special K bars or pastry crisps 5-10 ct $1.99 ($0.50 bars printable coupon = as low as $1.49)

FAREWAY
Italian sausage, breakfast sausage or unseasoned ground pork, limit 10 lbs $1.99/lb
John Morrell spiral hams $1.57/lb
Oscar mayer deli tubs 7-9 oz $2.50
USDA Choice Boneless beef rump roast $3.99/lb
Whole chickens $1.49/lb
Dole baby carrots 1 lb bag $0.99
Green beans $0.99/lb
Lettuce $0.89 each
Red radishes 16 oz bag $0.99
Red Ripe tomatoes $0.99/lb
Strawberries 1 lb $0.99
Betty Crocker frosting, limit 6 $0.88 ($0.75/2 printable coupon, $0.75/2 printable coupon, here or here = $0.50 each)
Bush’s baked or grilling beans 22-28 oz, limit 4 $1.28
Crystal brown or powdered sugar 2 lb bag $1.28
Crystal sugar 4 lb bag, limit 1 $0.97
Green Giant corn, peas or green beans, 14.5 oz can, limit 6 $0.28
Jello gelatin or pudding small box $0.67
Kraft cool whip 8 oz tub, limit 2 $0.69
Kraft jet puffed marshmallows 10 oz bag $0.99
Lay’s chips 10-10.5 oz $1.88
Pepsi products 12 pack cans limit 4 $2.50
Rotella sandwich bread white or wheat $1.33
Sparboe Farms extra large eggs, dozen, limit 2 $0.99
Fareway aseptic broth 32 oz $1.50
Fareway butter regular or unsalted 16 oz, limit 2 $1.38
Fareway condensed milk 14 oz can $1.49
Fareway cream of mushroom, celery or chicken 10.5 oz can $0.44
Fareway evaporated milk 12 oz can $0.88
Fareway flour 5 lb bag $1.69
Fareway mandarin oranges 15 oz can $0.89
Fareway quick oats 42 oz $2.49

HY-VEE
80% ground beef, 3 lb roll $10.98
Bar-S jumbo franks 16 oz or bologna 12 oz $0.98
Butterball frozen hen or turkey $1.49/lb
Fast Fixin’ chicken 20-24 oz $3.99 ($0.01/gallon Fuel Saver, $1 printable coupon = $2.99)
Honeysuckle white basted whole turkey breast $1.49/lb
Strauss American bone-in lamb leg $5.99/lb
Dole salad blend 5-12 oz $2.00 ($0.01/gallon Fuel Saver)
Extra large roma tomatoes $0.98/lb
Golden sweet potatoes $0.68/lb
Yellow onions 3 lb bag $1.68 ($0.02/gallon Fuel Saver)
Anderson Erickson dip 8 oz $1.00 ($0.01/gallon Fuel Saver)
Blue Bunny ice cream 4 quart pail $4.99 ($0.05/gallon Fuel Saver)
Campbell’s cream or mushroom or cream of chicken soup 10.75 oz can $0.77 ($0.40/4 coupon from 2/8/15 SS, $1/5 printable coupon = as low as $0.57 each)
Classics by Palermo’s pizza, 11.24-13.45 oz $2.25 ($0.01/gallon Fuel Saver, $1 printable coupon = $1.25)
Coke 12 pack cans or 6 pack 16.9 oz bottles $2.75
Imperial margarine 16 oz $0.69
Knorr rice sides, fiesta sides or pasta sides 3.8-6.4 oz $1.00 ($0.01/gallon Fuel Saver)
Lay’s or Tostitos Cantina chips 9-12 oz $1.97
Pepsi, Coke or 7Up 2 liter bottles $1.00
Reynolds oven bags turkey size 2 ct or large 5 ct $1.99 ($0.01/gallon Fuel Saver, $0.75 printable coupon = $1.24)
Ritz or Nabisco snack crackers 3.5-15.1 oz $1.77
Tone’s mini spices .05-1.55 oz $0.80 ($1/2 coupon from 3/29/15 RP = $0.30 each)
Vlasic pickles 16-32 oz $2.00 ($0.01/gallon Fuel Saver)
Hy-Vee applesauce 23 or 24 oz $1.58 ($0.02/gallon Fuel Saver)
Hy-Vee bagels 5 or 12 ct $1.59 ($0.01/gallon Fuel Saver)
Hy-Vee baking chips 10-12 oz $1.67
Hy-Vee broth 14.5 oz can $0.59
Hy-Vee cottage cheese 24 oz $1.88
Hy-Vee garlic bread, knots, rolls or bread sticks 7.3-16 oz $1.89
Hy-Vee grated parmesan or parmesan-romano cheese 8 oz $3.49 ($0.02/gallon Fuel Saver)
Hy-Vee cranberry juice cocktail 64 oz $2.00 ($0.02/gallon Fuel Saver)
Hy-Vee kettle cooked potato chips 8.5 oz $1.67 ($0.01/gallon Fuel Saver)
Hy-Vee mandarin oranges 11 oz can $0.67
Hy-Vee microwave popcorn 6-10 ct $2.00 ($0.03/gallon Fuel Saver)
Hy-Vee orange juice original or with calcium 64 oz, limit 2 $0.99
Hy-Vee pizza 11.2-32.7 oz $3.99
Hy-Vee purified drinking water 32 ct 16.9 oz $3.48 ($0.01/gallon Fuel Saver)
Hy-Vee soft & chewy cookies 8.9 oz $1.33 ($0.01/gallon Fuel Saver)

***Hy-Vee 4-Day Sale, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday & Saturday Only***
Note: All deals require use of in-ad coupon

Betty Crocker cornbread & muffin mix 6.5 oz, limit 3 3/$1.00
Hy-Vee grade A large eggs, 12 count, limit 1 $0.99

***Hy-Vee 5-Day Sale, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday & Sunay Only***
Note: All Deals require use of in-ad coupon

Dr Pepper, 7Up, A&W, Squirt, RC, Sunkist or Canada Dry ginger ale 12 pack 12 oz cans or 8 pack 12 oz bottles, limit 4 4/$10.00 (up to $1.00 Diet Dr Pepper 12 pack printable coupon = as low as $1.50)
Dole pineapple 20 oz can, limit 2 $0.99 ($0.50/2 coupon from 3/22/15 SS = $0.74 each)
Hy-Vee broth, beef or chicken 14.5 oz can, limit 2 $0.39

SUPER SAVER
85% lean ground beef, sold in 10 lb rolls $3.68/lb
Alaskan snow legs 2 lb $9.98
Best Choice spiral sliced ham whole or half $1.67/lb
Boneless Angus beef top round roast $3.98/lb
Boneless Angus beef top round steak $4.48/lb
Farmland boneless ham 4 lb $6.77
Seedless grapes red or green $1.48/lb
Betty Crocker angel food cake mix 16-16.75 oz $1.53 ($0.75/2 printable coupon, $0.75/2 printable coupon, here or here = $1.15 each)
Betty Crocker brownie mix fudge or milk chocolate 18.3-18.4 oz $0.98 ($0.75/2 printable coupon, $0.75/2 printable coupon, here or here = = $0.60 each)
Del Monte pineapple 15.25-15.5 oz can $0.75
Frito lay kettle cooked or doritos chips 9.25-11 oz $1.87
Kraft American singles 16 oz $2.48
Kraft cheese slices 7-8 oz $1.78 ($1/2 coupon from 3/29/15 SS = $1.28 each)
Kraft cheese shredded, chunks, crumbles or cubes 5-8 oz $1.67 ($1/2 coupon from 3/29/15 SS = $1.17 each)
Kraft stove top stuffing 6 oz $0.98
Kraft velveeta loaf 32 oz $6.28 ($2 off 1 Velveeta & 2 rotel printable coupon)
Marie Callendar’s cream or fruit pies 28-45 oz $3.98 ($0.75 coupon from 3/15/15 SS = $3.23)
Mr Dell’s hash browns 24-32 oz $1.77
Oroweat bread, 100% whole wheat or health nut 24 oz $2.24
Pepsi or 7UP products 24 pack cans, limit 2 of each brand $4.98
Pepsi products 6 pack 1/2 liter bottles $2.00
Tropicana orange juice 89 oz $3.98
Westpac frozen vegetables 14-16 oz $0.58
Best Choice brown & serve dinner rolls 12 ct $1.15
Best Choice canned vegetables, peas, cut or french style green beans, whole or cream corn 14.5-15.25 oz $0.25, limit 12
Best Choice granulated sugar 4 lb, limit 2 $0.98
Super Saver milk, skim, 1%, 2% or Vitamin D gallon $2.43

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If March snuck up on me, April definitely has! Easter is almost upon us. Oh wow, oh wow, oh wow! This is the start of a busy season for me – with Easter, a baby due in the next couple of weeks, my son’s 3rd birthday as well as 5 other birthdays this month. That makes menu planning that much more important. How about you? Maybe this monthly menu plan will get your culinary skills a goin’!

April2015

What if I don’t cook every night?
Awesome! I don’t either – we often have leftovers 2-3 night/week. Just take this basic plan, cut out some meals and make leftovers part of your plan!

What if I don’t want a particular meal on a specific night?
Awesome! Just take this basic plan and swap meals around.

What if I want to see the Excel version?
Awesome! You can download it here.

What if I don’t eat beef? Or chicken? Or pork?
Awesome! Just take this basic plan, remove the foods you won’t eat and put in foods you will eat.

What if I don’t know how to make that meal?
Awesome! Included are the links for the recipe that I usually use.

What if we always have pizza on Friday nights?
Awesome! (Can I come over?) Just remove my Friday meals and put in pizza.

What if I want to plan for more than just dinner?
Awesome! Feel free to print this out, write out breakfast & lunch meals. Or you can edit it in Excel and make it your own!

What if I don’t like your recipe?
Awesome! Use which ever recipe you normally use and just use this basic plan as a suggestion.

What if I have my own monthly menu plan?
Awesome! Care to share it? Share it down below in the comments so that we all can see it and be inspired!

What’s cool about this menu plan?
I tried to have a variety of meals each week – some beef, some chicken, some pasta, some soups. (Although soups are fairly limited with the weather warming up – I like soup year round, but I think I’m odd like that.) That way you won’t get too bored. But there are also plenty of ways to save time when using this menu plan. Examples: When prepping chicken at the beginning of the month, make enough for the other recipes and freeze it for future use. When making ground beef, brown 2-3 times the normal amount and freeze that. It makes it super quick to pull meals together!

Recipes in this menu plan:
Homemade Hamburger Helper
Oven Fried Chicken
Jambalaya
Chicken Alfredo Bake
Slow Cooker Ham
Ham & Broccoli Strata
Taco Soup
Chicken Quesadillas
Spaghetti Pie
Pizza
Parmesan Baked Pork Chops
Meatball Subs
French Onion Burgers
Tacos
Saucy Chicken Broccoli Bake
Chicken Noodle Casserole
Pepperoni Roll
Slow Cooker Barbeque Beef Sandwiches
Hot Ham & Cheese
Glazed Pork Chops
Easy Skillet Nachos
Chicken Enchiladas
Italian Sausage With Bow Tie Pasta
French Bread Pizza
Sweet Garlic Chicken
Pork Tenderloin
Brautwurst
Teriyaki Chicken Rice Bowl
Cheesy Ground Beef Casserole
Grilled Sausage & Veggie Packets

Jayme is a wife to 1 and a mother to two little boys and a third boy due in April 2015. She coupons, but isn’t super extreme about it. She price matches and loves it! While she likes to cook, she’s in the stage of life where simple is usually better! She never knows how many hands she’ll have free at dinner time! You can find her at No Regrets Living.

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The cooler weather of the last couple of days has me craving soup again! Since it’s still March, I think I have time to sneak in a couple of soup days still. It just seems like the right thing to do.

The other right thing to do is to check Nicole’s list of weekly sales to know what to buy this week. For me, it’s looking like a good week of produce! My boys love cucumbers and I’m always happy when they’re on sale! Here are some recipes that work well with the things on sale this week.

Main Dishes
Slow Cooker French Dip – Super simple recipe and she bumps up the “yum” factor by using a great bread – I’m thinking this one is a must try!
Oven Fried Drumsticks – I admit that making fried chicken isn’t something that I’ve mastered. My mom does it well, but I haven’t had much practice at it. But with drumsticks on sale this week, plus with that being my favorite part of the chicken, maybe I’ll try this simple way of making oven fried drumsticks this week.
Potato Soup – I haven’t made this in a while and I think it’s time. I have a half bag of potatoes sitting on my counter and some deli ham in my fridge. Soup & panini time!
Bow Tie Fiesta – Pasta is on sale. Tomato sauce is on sale. Green peppers are on sale. Sour cream is on sale. That’s most of what is needed for this Mexican pasta dish (except the beef). Make a big batch and put some in the freezer for another day!
Italian Sausage Soup with Cheese Tortellini – Another soup recipe, yes! You don’t have to include the tortellini, but it adds some great fun to the soup. I love the flavor of this soup, especially if you have time to let it simmer for a bit on the stove. Makes even better leftovers.

Every other week, my co-workers and I have a planning meeting that can last a couple of hours. To keep things harmonious, I bring treats. This is my “go to” recipe for when I forget to plan – mostly because I always have the ingredients on hand.

Now, this does make A LOT – a big jelly roll (10×15) pan size. But just cut the recipe in half to make a 9×13 pan size! I use canned chocolate frosting and it doesn’t use the whole can – which is great because I use the leftovers to make graham cracker-and-frosting sandwiches. Stick them in the freezer and yummy! They don’t last long at all!

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MISSISSIPPI MUD BROWNIES

Ingredients:
2 packages brownie mix – and the things to make them with (eggs, oil & water usually)
1 1/2 cups coarsely chopped pecans, toasted (optional – I usually skip these)
1 (10.5-ounce) bag miniature marshmallows
Chocolate Frosting – I use about 3/4 of a container of store-bought frosting cause that’s how I roll

Directions:
1. Make the 2 packages of brownie mix according to directions.
2. Stir in chopped pecans.
3. Pour batter into a greased and floured 15- x 10-inch jellyroll pan.
4. Bake at 350° for 20 to 25 minutes until mostly done.
5. Remove from oven; top with marshmallows while still warm.
6. Return to oven, and bake another 5 minutes – just long enough to start “browning” the marshmallows. Remove from oven.
7. Microwave frosting for 45 seconds or so until pretty melted. Drizzle chocolate frosting over warm cake. Cool completely.

Definitely let it cool before you cut it – marshmallows are hard enough to get a clean cut with!

Jayme is a wife to 1 and a mother to two little boys and a third boy due in April 2015. She coupons, but isn’t super extreme about it. She price matches and loves it! While she likes to cook, she’s in the stage of life where simple is usually better! She never knows how many hands she’ll have free at dinner time! You can find her at No Regrets Living.

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You may not know this about me, but I love documentaries and TV shows that teach me something new! National Geographic is one of my favorite channels and magazines with amazing footage, interesting facts and visits to the most remote locations.

I am so excited to see National Geographic’s Live Pink Boots And A Machete with Primatologist Mireya Mayor on Tuesday, April 7 in Omaha! Mireya Mayor is a former NFL cheerleader turned primatologist, explorer and Emmy award winning correspondent for the National Geographic Channel. She will share stories about her life and her explorations in this live event featuring lots of amazing footage and pictures.

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I am taking my daughter to this show (April 7 is actually her 9th birthday)! My daughter will learn new information and see a woman work in the science and exploration field, still a predominantly male profession. I’ve heard Mireya Mayor is an inspiring and interesting speaker and I am excited to share this experience with my young, animal-loving daughter on her birthday!

Check out this clip from Mireya Manor’s Pink Boots And A Machete:

Details about National Geographic’s Live Pink Boots and A Machete with Primatologist Mireya Mayor:
Date: Tuesday April 7
Time: 730pm
Location: Kiewit Hall at The Holland Performing Arts Center, 1200 Douglas Street in Omaha
Tickets: Start at $10, and are available at TicketOmaha.com, 402-345-0606 or inside the Holland Center

Save these dates for upcoming National Geographic LIVE! shows coming the 2015/2016 season to Omaha Performing Arts!
On The Trail of Big Cats with Steve Winter - Tuesday, February 2, 2016 @ 7:30 PM – Kiewit Hall, Holland Performing Arts Center

Untamed Wild with Corey Richards – Tuesday, March 8, 2016 @ 7:30 PM – Kiewit Hall, Holland Performing Arts Center

The Search for Life Beyond Earth with Kevin Hand- Tuesday, April 12, 2016 @ 7:30 PM – Kiewit Hall, Holland Performing Arts Center

You can get season tickets to all three upcoming National Geographic Live! shows starting at just $37! Call 402-345-0606 to reserve your seats for next season.

Are you excited to see National Geographic Live Shows in Omaha?

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