Thursday, June 28, 2012

Homemade Pizza Pockets

Homemade Pizza Pockets

I've been trying to do more freezer cooking since I no longer buy the prepackaged frozen foods.  
Here's another good recipe to help you fill your freezer.  
Start with making pizza dough.

5 cups all-purpose flour, or as needed

2 envelope Fleischmann's® RapidRise Yeast* or 2 Tablespoons 
3/4 teaspoon salt
2 cup very warm water (120 degrees F to 130 degrees F)
4 tablespoons olive or vegetable oil

Mix your yeast with the warm water.  Let the yeast work for a couple minutes then add your flour and salt.  Lastly I add in my olive oil. 

While I let the dough rise I browned a pound of sausage.   You could also substitute hamburger or ground turkey. I added approximately a cup of pizza sauce.  If you want to add vegetables this would be a good time to mix them in.  
Turn your pizza dough out onto a lightly floured counter.  I added some cornmeal for texture and flavor.
Then I just started rolling out little pieces of dough.  
To the dough I added cheese.  I used shredded mozzarella.
and my sausage mixture.   

Fold the circle over and crimp the ends with your fingers. 
Bake for about 15 minutes at 400 degrees.  
Let them cool on a rack.
I put some in the fridge for that night and the rest got wrapped in individual paper towels and put in ziploc bags for the freezer.  
I kept my left over pizza sauce for dipping.  

The only thing I think I will do differently next time is use a block of mozzarella instead of shredded.  It may stay together better.  I got about 24 out of this recipe.  
Either way, this recipe is a keeper.  You can do many different variations.  Enjoy!

Monday, June 25, 2012

Toys R Us One day Cyber Sale

Toys R Us is having a one day cyber clearance sale.  Now would be a good time to start thinking about Christmas.  Go HERE to shop this sale.
Ebates has 1% cash back.
If you have Shoprunner you can get free shipping.  If not you can sign up for a 30 day trial.

Free Shout Color Catcher Sample

Head over to Target's Sample Page to request your free sample.  I love these things especially when I have a few colors and a few whites left to wash.  Just mix them together and be done with it!

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Mail time

What's in the mailbox this week?   I got 2 Tide Pods, 3 Scents trashbags, a Propel Zero, and Aveeno shampoo and conditioner.  Anything good in your mail?  

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

LivingSocial: $10 for $20 at Cecil's Wentzville

Go Here to get this deal on Living Social.  Spend $10 get $20 to spend at Cecil Whittaker's Pizzeria in Wentzville.  

Limit 1 per purchaser, up to 1 additional as gifts • Limit 1 per table per visit • Entire value must be used in a single visit • Valid only for dine-in & take-out • Valid for regular priced menu items only; not valid on any other specials or promotions 

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Bath and Body and Yankee Candle Semi Annual Sale going on now!

Pardon my picture... it's going on now!  I was lazy and just copied my earlier post.
I stopped by Bath and Body today and found that a lot of body sprays are also on sale for $3 normally $12.
I love the Semi Annual Sale!
I also hit up Yankee Candle's Semi Annual Sale.
Large jar candles $14!

Shop N Save No Coupon Thursday

Today is no coupon Thursday.  To make this deal even better I did the gift card deal below first.  Then I used my $20 coupon on my purchase of produce and meat.  Things that I typically don't have coupons for.  Paid $26 OOP for my first transaction.  I had ZERO coupons besides my $5 entertainment coupon and my $20 coupon.  

Celebrate Dad.
Buy $100 in gift cards get $20 coupon to use towards your next purchase.
Gift cards included:
Bass Pro Shop
All details are found at the gift card section.
You must buy $100 in one transaction to get the deal.

I picked up a Kohl's and a Lowe's gift card.  I need fertilizer and Lord knows those kids always need clothes.

$28 for 3 Games of Bowling for 4 people, shoe rental, 4 drinks, and a large 1 topping pizza

O'Fallon Bowl

For $28 you can get three games of bowling for 4 people at OFallon Lanes along with shoe rental, 4 drinks and a large 1 topping pizza.  A $56 value.
Go to Living Social for all the details.

$11 for $22 at Gingham's Homestyle Restaurant

Gingham's Homestyle Restaurant

Today over at Living Social you can get $22 toward Gingham's for just $11.
2 locations,  St Charles and Ellisville
promotional value expires Sept 17, 2012

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Local Community Produce Ordering Open

Produce Basket
Our local Community Helpings Produce ordering is open today through Friday at 8 pm.  
Go here Community Helpings Coop to place your order. 

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Enter to win The Journey 2 on DVD

Brittany over at The Trucker Wife is having another give away.  This time she is giving away a copy of The Journey 2.  I haven't seen this movie yet but it looks like some good family fun.
Visit her website to enter to win.  There are very low entries.  Go enter Here.  This give away is open for 9 more days.

Bath and Body Semi Annual Sale starts online today

Select Body Care > $3 > Shop now.

The Semi Annual Bath and Body Works Sale is online today and in stores tomorrow.  
It's stock up time.

Monday, June 11, 2012

Homemade Laundry Soap #2

I've been making my own laundry soap for a while now.  Many people are starting to look into it since the price of laundry soap is skyrocketing.  The recipe is so simple.  Anyone can do it. 
There are numerous ways to make your laundry soap.  Google homemade laundry soap if you don't believe me.  I've tried different recipes but I normally use this recipe.  I saw another new take on laundry soap that looked promising.  Here's the "recipe".   

2 packs of Ivory soap (or Zote or Fels Naptha)
20 Mule Team Borax Powder
Super Washing Soda
Baking Soda
Oxi Clean
Purex crystals

Grate your soap.  You can use a box grater, a food processor, or a ninja.

The basic recipe is 2 parts of grated soap to 1 part of borax and washing soda.  
I followed my basic recipe then added the new ingredients.
I have 4 cups of grated soap.
Add 2 cups of borax
2 cups of washing soda
(basic recipe)
then I added about 1 1/2 cups of Oxi Clean
1 cup of baking soda
and 2 cups of Purex Crystals.  

I liked this recipe since it has the softener added into it.  
You will use 1 to 2 Tablespoons per load.  
Seriously!  That's all you need.  It will take you a while to get used to using so little but it does work.
It is also good for front loaders because it doesn't sud.  
That was the hardest for me to get used to... no suds.  I thought it couldn't be possibly be working.  I was wrong.  It's also good for people with sensitive skin.  If you have sensitivities, you may want to leave out the Purex Crystals since they are scented.  
Happy Washing!

Sunday, June 10, 2012

Yankee Candle Semi Annual Sale

Semi-Annual Clearance Sale

Yankee Candle  is having their semi annual sale also.  It's stock up time.  Don't be worried about getting certain season scents.  Now's the time to start thinking about fall scents.  Don't pay full price later in the year.  

Bath and Body Works Semi Annual Sale

According to Bath and Body Work's Facebook Page their semi annual sale starts Wednesday June 13th.  As many of you know, I love Bath and Body but it's kinda pricey.  This is the only time I shop here (for the most part).  Stock up on lotions for $3 not $10.  Then you have them on hand for gifts or most importantly for yourself!  hehehe

Thursday, June 7, 2012

Rural King No Tax Thursday!

Sales flyer

Today Only!  No Tax Thursday!  If you have a Rural King near you this is a great deal.  Rural King carries many household items.  In fact, this week they also have all the ingredients to make laundry soap on sale too :)

Free Home Made Simple Coupon Book

Go HERE to request your free coupon book.  It is full of P&G coupons for things such as Dawn, Febreeze, Mr Clean, and Swiffer.

What's in the mail?

I had a couple good freebies this week.  I received my finish sample and my full size Mary Kay lip gloss.   I was surprised to see that they sent the lip gloss in a cute little red MK bag.
Did any one else get the Mary Kay lip gloss?  It was a text offer.