May 23, 2013
This week my buddy Tracy has a nice list of Memorial Day freebies for us. No matter what your Memorial Day plans, you will definitely want to check out the post and see if there is any discount or freebie that you want to take advantage of .
We will be staying home this weekend for a fun cookout…what are your Memorial Day plans?
May 23, 2013
Products for this recipe sponsored by Good Cook
Welcome to this week’s Publix Super Meals. Each week I am going to share a recipe to help you take the Publix Super Deals and turn them into Publix Super Meals!
With the great deal on Boston Butt Roasts this week, I just had to do Barbecue Sandwiches. Now these are not your standard boring sandwiches – I made a kicked up version that will have your whole family cleaning their plates and asking for more!
There are lots of ways to cook up a Boston Butt Roast. I chose to smoke mine on the Big Green Egg at 250 degrees for 1.5 hours per pound until the internal temp hit 190 degrees. Just rub the pork with your favorite dry rub and let it go. Once you take it off the smoker wrap the roast in foil for an hour. Now, this is an all day process but oh so worth it.
Don’t have a smoker? Just rub the roast with your favorite rub and pop it in a 300 degree oven and cook about an hour per pound (or until the thermometer reads 190). You can also cook it in your crockpot on low for 8 – 10 hours. Lots of options – and definitely worth the effort.
Now, the meat is just one component of these fabulous sandwiches. The next layer is a delicious slaw. You guys might remember that I am not a mayonnaise person. So my slaw is made with vinegar instead of mayo. This slaw is best if it is allowed to chill in the fridge for a few hours. I typically make it once I get my roast going. Knock it out in the morning and you’ll be able to assemble dinner quickly.
- ¾ cup olive oil
- ⅓ cup red wine vinegar
- ½ teaspoon lemon juice
- 1 teaspoon honey Dijon mustard
- ¼ cup granulated sugar
- ½ teaspoon celery seed
- 1 teaspoon garlic, minced
- 1 teaspoon shallots, chopped
- ½ head green cabbage, julienned
- ½ head red cabbage, julienned
- ¼ cup carrot, peeled and julienned
- 2 green onions, chopped
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Place all the ingredients through the shallots into a medium bowl.
- Whisk together until the dressing forms.
- Places the veggies in a large bowl and toss with the vinaigrette.
- Add salt and pepper to taste.
- Refrigerate for 3 -4 hours before serving.
Ok, so now you have your roast and your coleslaw ready – the last step is putting the pickles on your sandwich. My husband has decided that instead of plain pickles, he needs to have the crunch of fried pickles. I have to admit the addition of these really does make the sandwich oh so good!
- ½ cup flour
- ½ teaspoon cajun seasoning
- 2 teaspoons cornmeal
- dill pickle chips
- peanut oil for frying
- Heat the oil to 350 degrees.
- Mix the flour, seasoning and cornmeal in a small bowl.
- Dry the pickles and then dip in the batter.
- Shake off any excess batter and drop in the hot oil.
- Fry the pickles for about 5 minutes until golden brown.
- Remove to paper lined plate to drain.
To put your sandwich together just grab some of your favorite buns or rolls. Add some shredded pork and top with your favorite barbecue sauce. Pile on some coleslaw and top with a few fried dill pickles. Seriously this is what summer barbecue is all about. Take this to your next block party and you are sure to go home with empty platters!
This is a great week to put this one together – you can pick up everything you need at Publix at a great price! Add in some pantry items and you can whip enough food to feed 8 at about $2 – $2.50 per person. Did I mention that any pork leftovers can be used to whip up Cuban sandwiches – yum!
Boston Butt Pork Roast, $1.79/lb
Sweet Baby Ray’s Barbecue Sauce, 18 oz, BOGO $2.37
Publix Cole Slaw 16oz $1.49 (reg $1.69) or Cabbage at $0.69/lb & Red Cabbage at $0.89/lb
Publix Baby Cut Carrots, 16 oz, 5/$5
Mt Olive Pickles or Jalapeno Pepper Slices Pak, 16 to 46 oz or 4 pk, BOGO $3.09
Original Recipe Hamburger or Hot Dog Buns, 12 to 15 oz, $2.29
Florida Sweet Corn, 12/$3
Tools used in these recipes:
- Cutting Board, 10″ x 15 1/2 “
- Measuring Cup
- Measuring Spoons
- Food Chopper
- Chrome Wisk 10 “
- Handy Grater
- Cast Iron Skillet
- Corn Holders
- Non-Stick Chef’s Knife
Keep in mind that Publix carries a huge variety of Good Cook products. You can find a large selection of tools and cookware throughout the store. I love the corn holders and the brush for cleaning the corn. These are constantly used at my house…especially now with corn priced at only 25¢ per ear! You can grab all kinds of handy Good Cook gadgets at a GREAT price while you shop for all your meal essentials at Publix.
May 23, 2013
You should have some new Endorse offers in your app this morning, so I wanted to highlight the offers I see that match up with this week’s Publix sales….might as well earn a little cash back on the items you’re already buying!
Endorse offers vary by user. My buddies Christy and Tracy checked out Endorse with me and here are some of the offers we noticed (not all of us got the same offers):
50% Cash Back for Mountain Dew 2 Liters – matches with the Pepsi BOGO sale this week
20% Cash Back Diet Sierra Mist 2 Liters - matches with the Pepsi BOGO sale this week
20% Cash Back Multigrain Peanut Butter Cheerios – matches with the new Love to Shop Here, Love to Save Here sale
10% Cash Back Ritz Crackers – matches with the Ritz BOGO sale this week
10% Cash Back Yoplait Yogurt cups – matches with the sale this week
30% Cash Back Nature Valley Protein Bars – I have a feeling this will come in handy next week for those of you whose new sale starts on Wednesday
Head over here to sign up and find out more about Endorse. Be sure to leave a comment if you find a great offer to match up with a Publix sale! If you are new to Endorse, click here to see more information about the program.
May 23, 2013
Here is the Publix GreenWise Market Ad & Matchups for the week of 5/23 to 5/29. There are a bunch of nice deals this week for those of you that have a GreenWise Market nearby!
You guys have been great about finding coupons that I don’t see for these organic deals…so let me know if you see a coupon that I’ve missed!
Click “Read More” to see the full list.
Organic Green Beans, 12 oz, BOGO $4.99
Alpen All Natural Muesli Cereal, 14 oz, BOGO $4.99
May 23, 2013
Heads up guys, ibotta is launching a new promo today – the Share the Love program.
Each new user who signs up for Ibotta will earn $10 for redeeming 5 offers in your first two weeks (and you’ll also earn cash for those 5 offers as well, plus any eligible Bonuses).
Remember, ibotta is a great way to earn cash back for the things you already purchase. You can see my post HERE for more information.
May 23, 2013
Today’s Reader Spotlight comes to us from Kathy, who has been using coupons for 35 years. She got serious about couponing when she was stationed overseas, so she has a wealth of couponing-related experiences that are really interesting.
Take it away, Kathy!
I have used coupons on and off over 35 years as we have moved around the world. Where do you get coupons when you live overseas? Great question. When we lived in England, both my husband and I were active duty members of the Air Force, stationed at two different bases about five miles apart. My husband’s boss, had coupons mailed to him a couple times a month and he would bring in a huge manila envelop with them in it to share with others.
That was where I got serious about using coupons, as I had the opportunity to find coupons I could use on items I bought every one or two weeks when we grocery shopped. The local newspapers in England did not contain any coupons so we were unable to get any that way. I called my family (1987-1989) and asked them to send us coupons as well. The local Commissary and Base Exchange had coupons from time to time hanging on items in the stores, so we could grab one or two at a time. I usually saved $15-20 and thought that was decent.
We moved back to Georgia where we have lived for the past 20 years. Over the years, I have changed how I shopped from buying just what we needed with maybe one extra tube of toothpaste to now stocking the items we use consistently with a small stock pile. The internet has helped me seek out web sites that have great information like I Heart Publix, as well as two other web sites I look at a couple times a week. Their information has helped me buy toiletries and snacks to send to my friends that are deployed for a fraction of the cost of the items, and then in turn I can use the money I saved to mail the packages.
Now I am couponing for just my family (husband, daughter in law, and son), and I buy some items for donation – our church has a food pantry we donate to each week, and sometimes I buy things for my daughter in law’s classroom and/or school.
At this point in my life, I still enjoy the hunt for great deals, but I do not go overboard as far as having a stock pile in excess of $2000 and up, nor do I buy the entire shelf of an item when I go into a store. I used to shop at many stores, but now I am pretty much dedicated to Publix as they have the great buy one get one free deals and in Georgia, I only have to buy one item as it rings up half price.Couponing enables me to take the money I have and stretch it a lot further than if I paid full price and really make a difference in my own way. Some of my friends see couponing as bothersome or unneccessary–but to me, it is a way of life and something I enjoy doing.
I could really use a few new volunteers for the Reader Spotlight – so pretty please with a cherry on top…please write in if you have a story to tell! Your post can be about almost anything to do with couponing. You can tell us about a particularly good or bad situation you’ve dealt with as a couponer, about how you got into couponing or how couponing has impacted the rest of your life, you can make a list of things every new couponer should know…just about anything, really! If you think it’s interesting and it has to do with couponing, email me with your idea at contactiheartpublix @ gmail.com.
This is one of my favorite features on the site! Be sure and check out all the past Reader Spotlights HERE.
May 23, 2013
Laurie over at Passionate Penny Pincher has several great recipes for us this week. Ribs are on my menu this week too. My husband will be firing up the grill for me. If you prefer to let your slow cooker do the work, check out Laurie’s recipe. We have a really great sale on ribs right now at Publix so it’s a great week to whip these up!
May 22, 2013
Minute Maid is bottled by Coca-Cola and should be included in the B3G2 sale at Publix. If you can get enough prints, you’ll be able to stock up fro the summer. I am a fan of the lemonade–yum! I suggest you print while you can.
Select Coca Cola 12 pk, B3G2 (final price 5/$13)
-$1/1 Minute Maid 12-pk cans, any variety
That’s only $1.60 per pack –wowsa!!
**Regional Sale….some folks will have B2G2 Pepsi. Check your ad for details
For you guys who have a Sedanos in your neck of the woods, Robin and aliguennoun let me know that there is a manufacturer’s coupon for $2/4 Pepsi products in the current Sedanos ad.
May 22, 2013
He was released early so I brought him home and we proceeded to look through the fridge to determine what to throw together for lunch. The pack of Ball Park Lean Beef Franks caught my eye and Jeb agreed that it sounded like a great lunch.
I have posted various coupons that have popped up over the past few weeks. I finally got a chance to grab some when I shopped the other day. I have to tell you guys – they taste great!
I am a bit of a snob when it comes to hot diggity dogs. I love the taste of a beef hot dog but usually go with turkey to save some calories. While the turkey dogs taste ok – they just are NOT as good as a beef hot dog. With the Ball Park Lean Franks you get the best of both worlds! They are made with 100% beef - so you can cut the calories without sacrificing flavor.
Jeb and I had a little picnic…it’s such a beautiful day. I opted to add a little bit of cheese and some diced tomatoes to my frank. My husband says that I never eat anything the “normal” way. I am here to tell you that was one fantastic hot diggity dog. Jeb opted for a plain dog and since his plate is currently empty, I am going to assume that he enjoyed it as well
We have a bunch of coupons available for these right now. If you haven’t loaded that Publix digital coupon – grab it while you can. You will want to have these in your fridge for your summer cookout. They really are delicious!!
$1/2 Ball Park Lean Franks Grocery Advantage Buy Flyer “Grilling Season” In-Ad Publix Coupon
$0.75/1 Ball Park Lean Franks
$1/2 Ball Park Franks 05-05-13 RP Insert (exp 6/2/2013)
$0.75/1 Ball Park Franks
$1.50/1 package of Ball Park® Lean Franks Publix Digital Coupon (expires 6/15/13)
May 22, 2013
- $1/1 Butterball® Deli Meats 1 lb (zip 90210)
This one might come in handy for all of us who pack those lunch boxes every day! Only a week and a couple days left for me…woo hoo!
Thanks to Tracy at Having Fun Saving