Friday, July 20, 2012

Friday Finals & Creamy Polenta

I almost didn't go shopping this week. There wasn't a whole lot in the ad that interested me, but I decided to go through the printed coupons and see if there were any good deals at the store.

I'm really glad I went. I got some fantastic deals by combining store and manufacturer coupons. It was great to get kids' yogurt for 62 cents each!

The other great part of the trip was sampling meal. Publix always has terrific recipes and my kids love hitting the store around dinner time just for the samples. This time, the side dish of creamy polenta was delicious and I just needed the goat cheese to make it!

Polenta is a creamy yellow cornmeal dish. In the south, we call it grits. My kids won't eat grits. They will eat polenta LOL I've included the recipe at the bottom of this post.

My total savings was $65 and my total before taxes was $39.

I'm continuing my stock up of school lunch items and snacks for the summer. I added a few special treats for myself including some chocolate cream cheese and whole fruit bars. Piled in the middle are 10 bags of chex mix. I had a .50/2 coupon and paired it with a $1/1 store coupon. It made the bags about $1 each.

Creamy Polenta

1 cup yellow cornmeal
4 cups reduced-sodium chicken broth
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1/2 cup crumbled goat cheese

  1. Combine cornmeal, broth, salt, and pepper in a microwave-safe bowl. Cover and microwave on HIGH 8–10 minutes, whisking every 3 minutes, or until polenta has thickened.
  2. Stir in goat cheese and serve.

Also, don't forget Christmas in July is starting MONDAY!


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