Grocery-ing with Coupons, trip #3.

June 14, 2008 at 11:42 am 1 comment

Our Father’s Day trip made it a little harder to coupon because we had a definite menu established before I went, but that’s okay.  I still tried to use coupons for quick drinks, and snacks to stock up for trips and the kid’s camp next week.

My bill was actually $181.94, BUT, I haven’t been to the store in two weeks, and even then, just for emergency supplies since I was with Grand-dad.  I saved $30 total, and 7.50 by using coupons. 

I’m trying to buy healthier in terms of crunch snacks, and have plenty of quick refreshing, non-cola drinks on hand…lemonade crystal lite (Kroger brand), and premade Green Tea (I hope I got the Diet, I need to go double check that!)

Father’s Day Menu:

Grilled Chicken Tenders (The Hub’s secret recipe)

Broccoli-Cauliflower-Red Onion Salad thingy (make a day ahead)

Hashbrown Casserole (X2 for a funeral)

Sister Shubert’s Rolls

Kraft Magazine’s Chocolate Eclair Dessert  (Looks MMmmmmm) good.  Graham crackers layered with vanilla pudding/cool whip mix, topped with chocolate.

Tea or Lemonade to drink



Broccoli-Cauliflower-Bacon Salad (from the church’s best kept secret, the yellow “Crosspoint” Cookbook, dated about 1989)


  • bunches broccoli chopped into quite small pieces (no core)
  • head cauliflower chopped into quite small pieces(no core)
  • 1 1/2 c. shredded cheddar cheese
  • medium purple onion, chopped finely (I save some rings for the top) 
  • 1 pound cooked thick bacon
  • cup mayonnaise<!–mayonnaise–><!—->
  • 6 T. Sugar
  • 2 T. vinegar<!–apple cider vinegar–><!—->


  1. Combine broccoli, cauliflower, cheese, onion, bacon bits, (raisins, walnuts and apple are optional) in a large salad bowl. (I reserve fresh bacon for the top to warm and sprinkle on top day of serving).
  2. Combine the mayonnaise and sugar in a small bowl; let sit for 15 minutes for the sugar to dissolve.
  3. Add in the vinegar; stir well to combine.
  4. Pour over the salad ingredients and toss to mix well.
  5. Refrigerate for several hours before serving.
  6.  Add warm bacon bits to top…serve

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1 Comment Add your own

  • 1. ~E  |  June 14, 2008 at 5:20 pm

    I mixed up hashbrown casserole this afternoon to bake tomorrow morning for a church breakfast. I meant to get some broccoli when I went to the store today because I wanted to make broccoli salad, but I forgot it! 😦 It is one of my summer time favorites (minus the onio). The chocolate eclair recipe is one I make often for guests. I made it last week for the family and they were in shock that they didn’t have to share it. I use sugar free pudding and light cool whip when I make it, so it is a little healthier and does not affect the taste. Sounds like we are thinking along the same lines food wise. I think we are eating out for Father’s Day. I thought about grilling steaks, but hubby didn’t want that much expense. Have a blessed weekend!

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