CVS, Rite Aid + Walgreens Deals Updated | Week of August 3, 2014

The complete coupon matchups for Rite Aid, CVS and Walgreens have been updated for the week of August 3, 2014! This should give you plenty of time to plan your trip on Sunday!

Don’t forget that you can also access all of these deals through your smartphone using the free Favado app!

Complete list of Rite Aid Coupon Deals – Week of August 3, 2014

Complete list of CVS Coupon Deals – Week of August 3, 2014

Complete list of Walgreens Coupon Deals – Week of August 3, 2014

Shopping somewhere else this week? Check out the rest of the Coupon Matchups that I have posted!

Freezer to Crockpot Cooking | Appetizers Recipes and Instructions

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Welcome back to Freezer To Crockpot Cooking – Appetizers Week!

These appetizer recipes are perfect for football season or any time that you need some easy appetizers to feed some guests. My husband is famous for telling me on a Sunday morning “Oh – I invited a few people over to watch the game today!”. With these in your freezer, you won’t need to scramble to figure out what to serve!

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You had a few days to get everything on the freezer cooking shopping list, so now it is time to assemble everything and get it in the freezer!

Don’t forget:  the shopping list for this week was designed to make 4 hearty appetizers.  If you doubled or tripled the shopping list to make even more appetizers, you will need to adjust these instructions for the increased quantity of food that you are making

There really isn’t much prep work to these recipes, just slice the kielbasa! I prefer about 1” thickness so they are a bit heartier for a bunch of hungry fans. If you want to use your own recipe for homemade meatballs, go ahead and make them now and allow them to cool completely before bagging time.

Now lay out your freezer bags, you will need 4 -gallon and 1- quart sized bags, grab your sharpie, and lets label with cooking directions (as a reminder, you want to do this BEFORE you start filling your bags. Writing on a lumpy bag is just NO fun!):

Beer & Barbeque Meatballs

  1. Spray crockpot with non-stick cooking spray
  2. Pour entire contents of bag into crockpot
  3. Pour ½ – ¾ bottle of beer into crockpot
  4. Cook over low heat for 4-5 hours
  • Additional Fresh Items:  Rolls and cheese if you want to serve them as sandwiches

Sweet and Saucy Kielbasa Bites

  1. Spray crockpot with non-stick cooking spray
  2. Pour contents of bag into crockpot
  3. Pour ½ bottle beer into crockpot
  4. Cook on low for 3-4 hours.

Buffalo Chicken Dip

  1. Spray crockpot with non-stick cooking spray
  2. Pour contents of bag #1 into crockpot
  3. Cook on low for 3-4 hours
  4. Shred chicken fine, using 2 forks
  5. Add contents of bag #2, stir
  6. Cook for an additional 1- 1 ½ hours
  • Additional Fresh Items: celery sticks and crackers for dipping

Spinach Dip

  1. Spray crockpot with non-stick cooking spray
  2. Pour contents of bag into crockpot
  3. Cook on low for 1-2 hours
  • Additional Fresh Items: Crackers, Fresh Veggies or Fresh Crusty Bread for dipping

Now let’s get to filling those freezer bags, you will need 4 1-gallon size bags, and 1 1-quart sized.

The following is what you will need to put in each bag. These all make pretty good size portions but feel free to double or triple for a big crowd, and big appetites.

Beer & Barbecue Meatballs

  • 3 lbs. cooked meatballs
  • 1 ¼ cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 ½ cups ketchup
  • 2 cloves of minced garlic
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. pepper

Sweet and Saucy Kielbasa Bites

  • 3 packages sliced kielbasa
  • 1 ½ cup brown sugar
  • ¾ cup spicy brown mustard

Buffalo Chicken Dip

Bag #1- Gallon Bag

  • 4 large Chicken Breasts
  • ½- ¾ cup buffalo flavor hot sauce

Bag #2

  • 2 -8 oz. packages of cream cheese
  • 8oz. bag shredded cheddar cheese
  • 1 cup ranch dressing

Spinach Dip

  • 2- 8 oz. packages of cream cheese
  • 2 – 10 oz. packages of frozen spinach
  • ¾ cup parmesan cheese
  • 2 cloves diced garlic
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. pepper

And that’s it! You now have 4 ready-to-go appetizers in the freezer! Some of these recipes I will be doubling for my freezer (especially the meatballs and kielbasa, since our friends just INHALE those things). It will be nice to not have to worry about what to serve when we suddenly have guests for the Steelers games!

Next week?  We are filling the freezer with beef dishes!

Need more slow cooker recipes that are great for freezer cooking? See all of the other weeks in this series:

Getting Started With Essential Oils + FREE Gift From Me!

Getting Started With Essential Oils and Where To Buy Them

If you haven’t noticed, I have been posting a lot more DIY projects lately, including making your own homemade stain removers, cheap ant repellents and I even have a post coming up about making your own lavender body butter (coming this week!) and many of them include the use of essential oils. I started getting […]

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Retail Coupon Roundup | Ann Taylor, PacSun, Kohl’s + More

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Heading out to shop this weekend? Don’t leave the house without these coupons! :: Top Retail Coupons A.C. Moore – 30% Off $20 Regularly Priced Purchase (exp: 8/1/2014) Adidas Outlet – $10 Off Any Bag Purchase (exp: 8/4/2014) Ann Taylor Factory – 15% Off Entire Purchase (exp: 8/3/2014) Bath & Body Works – 20% Off […]

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New SavingStar Coupons To Load to Your Card

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It’s the first of the month and that means that there are a whole bunch of new coupons available on SavingStar!  SavingStar is one of my favorite ways to save money at the grocery store because there is no clipping to do!  You just activate the coupons on your Smartphone and when you buy participating […]

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Restaurant Coupon Roundup | Quiznos, Corner Bakery + More!

Heading out to eat or shop this weekend? Don’t leave the house without these coupons! :: Top Restaurant Coupons: Bruegger’s – $1.99 Bagel with Cream Cheese (exp: 8/4/2014) Carrabba’s – $5 Off Any Entree (exp: 8/3/2014) Champps – $10 Off $25 Food Purchase (exp: 8/3/2014) Corner Bakery – Free Latte or Small Espresso Beverage with […]

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Fun and Creative Toppings For Oatmeal

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Toppings for Oatmeal On its own, oatmeal is a rather boring and bland breakfast. But with how inexpensive it is compared to other breakfast foods, it’s worth it to try and find some fun and unique toppings for oaatmeal. The basic recipe starts like this: Basic Oatmeal Ingredients: ½ cup rolled old fashioned oats ½ […]

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