Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Couponing and Shopping OH MY!

This is the way I organize, organize, organize. This is the way I organize all my grocery coupons!
wow OK! I am aware of how lame I was just now...but that's what happens when you have a baby. Kids songs are always on replay in my head.

So here is a look at my organizer I take shopping with me. I have a place for everything pretty much.

Since getting this binder my shopping trips have been much easier and with my little bag of snacks, water bottle and coloring stuff to entertain my little boy it has been much more enjoyable. :)

Coupon/ Shopping Trip Organizer

My binder...isn't she beautiful?;)
My monthly meal plan over it is suppose to be a large notebook but I needed to buy a new one. Since this photo was taken it has been replaced. I also have a pen holder :)
My rain checks, deals printed at the register for other shopping trips or other stores, not shown but it has its place, is my calculator.
My coupons in order by what kind they are. In envelopes to make it easier to find and not lose
Store Flyers

Whole Wheat Chocolate Chip Cookies


  • 2 1/4 cups whole wheat flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup butter softened, I melted mine on accident but it came out fine ;)
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 (12 ounce) package NESTLE® TOLL HOUSE® Semi-Sweet Chocolate Morsels


  1. PREHEAT oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. COMBINE flour, baking soda and salt in small bowl. Beat butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar and vanilla extract in large mixer bowl until creamy. Add eggs one at a time, beating well after each addition. Gradually beat in flour mixture. Stir in morsels and nuts. Drop by rounded tablespoon onto ungreased baking sheets.
  3. BAKE for 9 to 11 minutes or until golden brown. Cool on baking sheets for 2 minutes; remove to wire racks to cool completely.

Honey Whole Wheat Bagels

Recipe from Heavenly Homemakers:

Honey Whole Wheat Bagels

4 to 4 1/2 cups whole wheat flour (I used King Arthur Brand)
1 pkg yeast (2 1/4 teaspoons)
1 1/2 cups warm water (if you put your finger in and it hurts, it’s too hot and will kill your yeast)
3 Tablespoons honey + 1 Tablespoon honey
1 teaspoon sea salt

Stir together 2 cups of the flour, the salt and the yeast. Add in the warm water and 3 Tablespoons honey. Gradually add in the remaining flour.

Dump it out and knead the flour in until the dough is smooth and elastic.
Cover the dough and let it take a nap for about 10 minutes. (zzzz)

Divide the dough into twelve equal parts.

Set a timer for 20 minutes. Begin shaping each piece of dough into a nice ball. Stick your finger in the middle of the ball and pull it apart to create about a 2 inch hole. Lay it onto a buttered cookie sheet or baking stone.

Continue until all the bagels are formed. Let them sit until your timer goes off.

After your 20 minute timer goes off, turn the broiler on in your oven.
Broil your bagels for 2 minutes on each side.

Meanwhile…bring a big pot of water to a boil. Stir in the remaining 1 T. honey.

Put 4-6 bagels into the water, turn down the heat and
simmer for seven minutes, turning the bagels over once during that time.

Continue to boil your bagels until they are all done.
Let them drain on a towel for 1-2 minutes.

Bake at 375 ° for 25-30 minutes or until the tops are golden brown.

Slice these, toast them, then slather them with butter or cream cheese for breakfast….mmmmm