Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Retail Coupons + Beef Broccoli Wellington

Worked from home today. As luck would have it - after four years of harassing the city to cut down a tree in front of my house that is very dead...they decided today was the day they were going to do it.   I of course had tons of calls to do and all I could hear was the deafening sound of the tree coming down.  Gotta laugh!

I had some pizza dough on hand to make grilled pizza when friends were supposed to come over a few weeks back, but they had to cancel.  So decided to get rid of the dough with tonight's dinner.
1 1/2 pounds ground beef (I used ground chicken)

1 onion, chopped

1 (6 1/2-oz.) can mushroom stems and pieces, drained (I used fresh)

1 (20-oz.) pkg. frozen chopped broccoli, thawed

2 (8-oz.) pkgs. shredded mozzarella cheese
1 (8-oz.) container sour cream
2 (8-oz.) tubes refrigerated crescent rolls (used pizza dough because it had to go!)

Beef and Broccoli Wellington Recipe
Mine didn't look so pretty, so this is a photo from the website

Brown ground beef with onion and mushrooms in a skillet over medium heat; drain. 
Stir in broccoli and cheese. 
When cheese is melted, stir in sour cream.
Line a lightly greased 13"x9" pan with one tube crescent rolls. 
Spoon ground beef mixture over rolls; arrange remaining of tube rolls on top.
Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 15 minutes or until golden. 
Cut into squares to serve.  

Kids loved it.

I usually buy from Fresh Direct produce, meats and dairy and don't usually see coupons for anything like that. I also don't have the patience or time to look for them if they are out there.   I do however love me some coupons for bigger tickets items - -like 20% off at bed, bath and beyond or lord and taylor.  On a related note I found a coupon in a magazine for a free holiday tissues box with purchase of Charmin toilet paper from target only.  I have said it before and I will say it again - I love freebies.

I ripped that coupon out of the magazine and put it in a special little zipped case I keep in my pocket book. Of course remembering to use the coupon is today's Get It Done Tip!

I have in the notes section of my blackberry my meal plan for the coming weeks and another notes list for the corresponding grocery list by week.  Below the grocery list I have a Target list and Costco/BJ's list so I can keep a running tab of things that I buy at those stores as I realize they are needed.  For example, at the moment I have on my Target list - Seventh Generation dish washing detergent and laundry detergent AND "reminder to use coupon for free tissues".   This ensures I don't have to rely on my memory -- and, quite frankly, is the only way it would ever happen. ;)

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