If you do stuff, stuff gets done.......

If you do stuff, stuff gets done.......

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Aldi Seedtastic bread- a copy of Dave’s Killer Bread

Good morning everyone, 
Evelyn at http://blessedinbowie.blogspot.com/ asked about the Aldi bread we like that is a match to Dave’s Killer Bread but is only about half the price.  
The Seedtastic bread is $3.99 at my Aldi and the Dave’s bread was $6.99 at my Sprouts.  
These are not low cost breads by any means.  And if seeds are a digestive problem for you,  this bread is not for you either.  

Only my husband and I are eating this and we really like it.  It has 5 grams of protein and 5 grams of fiber per slice. 
Eating 2 pieces for breakfast keeps us full until lunch.  
This is a dense type bread- it may be fine for sandwiches but we’ve only had it toasted so far.  

We toast it on the griddle that came on our gas stove we bought 4 years ago.  I never used this griddle until our toaster oven broke.  Now I use it several times a week and it makes the best toast and toasted sandwiches.  
I have more counter room with the toaster oven gone too. 
So it was a win-win situation but I feel a bit silly for not trying the griddle sooner.  

We are retired and on days like today when we don’t have grandchildren here,  we eat when we feel like it.  
Today it was almost 1000 when we had breakfast.  

Wednesday, March 14, 2018

Homemaking this past week or so

Hello everyone,  first I want to thank everyone who read and signed up for Fetch Rewards.  I almost have enough points to cash for a $50 gift certificate.  I’ve done a number of points programs since the internet started and Fetch truly is the easiest.  

I posted earlier that I put up a St. Patrick’s Day tree but I didn’t post a photo. 

I had an emailed coupon code from Olive Garden so we tried their catering.  We ordered 1/2 gallon each of 2 kinds of soup and salad for 6 and 12 breadsticks.  It was packed so nice and everything was delicious.  We enjoyed soup and salad every day for a week for about $40. 

Sewing- I used scraps and remnants to cut out some baby bibs and burp cloths.  

They are for our son’s college friend who is having her first baby soon.  

Aren’t there so many cute baby fabric prints in stores?

I made a St. Patrick’s bracelet for my mom.  Green has always been her favorite color too.  

My to do list for this week- shortly after I made it Monday morning.  

My manicure is Impress press on nails- they work best for me and I get compliments on them often,  

The heritage of our new puppy is mystery and he is growing much bigger than we or the veterinarian expected him to.  He outgrew his small food and water bowls.  Instead of buying bigger ones,  he is using some Pyrex bowls that are not part of any of my sets.  
Use what you have! 

We all like pudding and gelatin cups.  I use 5 ounce portion cups from Amazon because they are so convenient. 
But when my budget was tighter,  I made in reusable juice glasses or plastic containers.  
We like the Aldi and Royal brand gelatin and puddings justvas much as the more expensive Jello brand.  

I recently made a quadruple batch of freezer biscuits from the King Arthur site. 
They are so delicious and we like being able to bake a few at a time and have fresh biscuits at breakfast. 


I had a first time user coupon and tried Sprouts home delivery.  With the coupons, this $45 total dropped to $20.  I was very happy with how nice the delivered produce was.  
I won’t do home delivery regularly but it’s nice to know it’s now available if we need it. 
In the bag is 2 pounds of English walnuts and there were also 2 pounds of butter. 
We really like the Killer Dave’s bread with lots of grains and seeds.  I just discovered Aldi has an almost identical version for 1/2 the price of Sprouts. It is especially nice toasted. 

Below is my general plan for meals this month.  
They are not in any order.  
As the days go on, I just pick which ones we feel like having and it’s nice knowing we have the ingredients on hand.  

☘️☘️☘️☘️☘️☘️☘️☘️March Meal Planning ☘️☘️☘️☘️☘️☘️☘️☘️☘️☘️☘️☘️

✅Pepperocini beef from freezer 
fresh spinach - salad - French bread

Taco meat from freezer- crunchy shells, also have soft tortillas for round 2
Refried  beans from freezer - taco toppings 

Roma sauce from freezer with pasta
French bread  green salad 

Hamburger soup- make with fresh potatoes,  carrots, canned tomatoes 

Chicken strips from freezer with homemade mashed potatoes 
Green salad

Cube steaks with oven fries, gravy
Green beans 

Tater tot casserole with green beans 

Bacon lettuce tomato sandwiches 

Chicken shepherds pie with cooked chicken from freezer and mixed vegetables, 
Homemade mashed potatoes 

Salmon patties with wild rice
Fresh spinach 

Chicken fajitas with bell peppers from freezer, onions
Flour tortillas and toppings 

Baked or smoked whole chicken 
Mashed cauliflower 
Green salad 

Toppings and baked fries 

Red beans and rice - buy beans and green bell pepper 

Chili from the freezer on rice - cook extra 

Fried rice 

Turkey dogs - use buns or wrap dough and make pigs in blankets 
Baked beans 

Easy Baked chili rellenos with baked chicken 
Green salad 

Use frozen pizzas and chicken strips if needed at busy time 
Baking- mini choc chip muffins- use up sour cream 

Celery and carrot sticks - make homemade dip
Celery sticks w/ jalapeƱo or plain cream cheese
Pimento cheese 
 ✅Pudding cups
✅Jello cups 

Our 8 grands are all busy and doing great.  

Gavin has been to 2 big livestock shows this year.  
Little brother Braeden isn’t old enough to show animals but he like to help with the grooming 

Isn’t this a great school photo? Elizabeth is almost 8 and sold 800 boxes of Girl Scout cookies this winter.  

Andie just turned 6 and she is also in Girl Scouts and really likes kindergarten.  

My daughter did these costumes for JJ and his best friend to wear on Dr Suess Day at their school. 

I hope you all are fine and having a good March.  

Wednesday, March 7, 2018

FetchRewards - quick and easy shopping reward program


Fetch Rewards is a new program, like Ibotta, but much simpler.  
All you do is scan in your receipt from whatever store you shop at, within 2 weeks,  and points are added to your account.  You earn 200 points for every receipt.  If you buy any of the 250 or so featured products.  You’ll get even more points.  
You can cash in with as few as 3000 points for things like Amazon cards, restaurant cards, etc.  

I got the app on Sunday and then I rounded up my last 2 weeks of receipts.  
Below you can see where I scanned in my receipts from the last 2 weeks when I got the Fetch app.  

 If you sign up under me,  you will get 2000 points and I’ll get 2000 points. 
You don’t have to join under me though.  

My referral code is 


I have my FetchRewards app on my iPad but it work on any smart phone or tablet as long it has a camera.  

Thanks for reading and happy shopping to you.  

Jeff and Rhonda

Jeff and Rhonda