Our Wednesday night recipe was something light and simple that I found over at Martha Stewart: Chicken Tenders with Cucumber Salad and Chickpea Couscous. It looked a little something like this:
I forgot to buy raisins, so the couscous did without, and I added carrots to the salad because I thought it could use a bit of orange color. It was all really tasty, and I'll definitely try it again.
Now what shall we cook next week? Something Mexican, maybe?
And now for the "Coupon Dork" portion of our presentation, a little segment called "How much did Lisa save at Harris Teeter Super Doubles?" See, every so often Harris Teeter has Super Doubles, during which coupons up to $1.98 in value are doubled (HT always doubles coupons up to 99 cents). It's really a lot of fun, if you're idea of fun is saving a bunch of money and getting stuff for free.
I've been twice already. It was so much fun the first time I just had to go back. Actually, they will only double 20 coupons per day, so you need to go more than once to take full advantage. Also, you can only use 1 coupon on buy-one-get-one-free items at HT even though each item rings up at half price, so if you want to use more than one coupon you need to separate the items into two orders.
On the first visit, the order rang up at $48.58 (most of the items were on VIC special; without that discount it would have been about $20 more). After the coupons were scanned I paid $14.16, $4.61 of which was for the produce (for which I had no coupons). Here's what I got (the photo is annotated because I'm that geeky; click on it for full effect):
On the second visit I picked up a few items that weren't on VIC special, but were a good price with the doubled coupons. It rang up at $41.97 ( would have been about $50 without VIC discount), but I paid $12.33. And I got free chocolate! It looked like this (except that I bought another bag of coffee that I forgot to include in the picture; click for the full annotated goodness):
Mmmm, free chocolate ...