Sunday, December 30, 2012

NEW Healthy Choice Baked Entrées

Crowdtap recently had a sample & share which included $1 off coupons for Healthy Choice's new Baked Entrees. I decided to try the Fettuccini Alfredo Bake. I'm not much of a red sauce girl so thought it would be the route to go.

The price at my local Target was $2.54 so with the $1 off coupon it was $1.54. Which in my frugal opinion it was a little more than I'd like to pay but I wanted to give it a try.

Directions were easy enough. It just needed a small slit in the plastic and then microwave around 4 minutes. Then let sit for 2 minutes.

It smelled delicious! I have to say there was a nice amount of broccoli in there and it was just the right texture. The sauce was good too. Not too salty and it didn't feel heavy. For only 270 calories I think it's a pretty good option. You might want to add a salad to make your meal a little more complete.

Here's a link to  Crowdtap if you'd like to sign up. You can earn amazon gift certificates and other things for answering polls and participating in these sample and shares.

*This was part of a sample & share from Crowdtap. They had $1 off coupons for us to use. I paid the rest out of my own pocket. Opinions are my own.

Saturday, December 1, 2012

24 Days of Christmas Box

I found this wonderful idea on pinterest while looking for holiday activities to do with our boys. I've never done anything like it and it seemed easy enough for uncrafty me. Now I know my box doesn't look so fancy. I was wanting to do it so it was all the same wrapping paper however I ran out of the candy cane stuff after wrapping the box but I didn't want to waste it. So I'm sure if you want to do something similar yours might look a bit nicer. The main thing is my boys think it's awesome and that's all that matters. The original post I found she used a cute bucket. But I didn't have a cute bucket. :o)

Anyways, we started this today. There are 24 envelopes or packages. One for each day leading up to Christmas. Each one contains some sort of Christmas activity. I did buy a few things like The Nutcracker book at Target in the $1 section and a package of holiday stickers there too. Some of the envelopes contain things like baking cookies, making Christmas ornaments for their godparents, going out to look at Christmas lights, hot chocolate and storytime, going shopping for their brother gift, taking goodies to our bank and things like that.

The great thing is I have the master list of what each day is so I know what's coming up. They have to go in order by the date on the envelope/package. That way days I know we are a little bit busier I knew not to put making mints or something time consuming.

The only rule is schoolwork has to be done and the living room clean before the day's activity gets opened. :o)

Here's the link where I found it from pinterest. I can't take credit for this cool idea.

Have fun!