Monday, August 13, 2012

Back to School Savings with Dollar General

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Can you believe it, we are almost half way through August. Soon, the kids will be back to school and this only means one thing, it’s back to school shopping time! I know many parents and guardians who do not look forward to this at all. Not only do you have to put up with crowds at the mall but you always end up spending way more than expected. Trust me; back to school shopping doesn’t come cheap! In today’s economy, every little bit of savings helps.

For those of you who are in the midst of getting ready for some back to school shopping, I’ve got some awesome news to share with you. Did you know that you can save big with Back to School Saving from Dollar General? That’s right, I’m talking about big time discounts. For those of you who don’t know, Dollar General Corporation is the nation's largest small-box discount retailer. They make shopping for everyday needs simpler and hassle-free by offering a carefully edited assortment of the most popular brands at low everyday prices in small, convenient locations. Therefore, Dollar General is an excellent option to save big on both back to school and back to campus shopping. There is a variety of items at everyday low prices to help cross off items from the Back to School Lists!

This year, both Kevin and I are very much involved in getting my little sister Ashley ready for college. We have been going around shopping for the best deals, to get her ready for college. After comparing prices, we came to the conclusion that Dollar General really gives you that bang for your buck! We could get all kinds of school supplies as well as stuff for her dorm room there. It’s basically a one stop shop! We managed to pick up almost everything on her list, from stationary to towels, hangers, food containers to even her alarm clock and cordless phone!

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Saturday, August 11, 2012

Italian Sausage with Peppers & Onions

Yessss, I know I haven't been blogging for a while. Yesss, I know. In my past few posts, I said that I will be blogging more but I have yet to do that. Sooo, here's what I am going to do. I am going to pretend that there wasn't any break in my blogging and just carry on blogging like usual :P How's that? LOL! Anyways, it's been a while since I shared any recipes with all of you. So, here's a quick one that's really simple to make but super yummy to eat. I would make this on days when I am really lazy but still want something home made and hearty. Try it, this recipe is definitely a keeper.
Start off by browning 6 links (about 4 oz) of sweet Italian sausages in a large pan. If you like it spicy, you could use hot Italian sausages too. Make sure you brown all sides of the sausages. Once it's done, remove it from the pan and then set them aside.
Using the same pan, add in some green peppers and onions. You could also add in some yellow and red peppers too if you like.
After sauteing for a bit, season with some basil, oregano, black pepper and garlic powder. Then, add in a can of diced tomatoes. I used diced tomatoes that has been seasoned with Italian herbs but you can pretty much use just any regular diced tomatoes.
Mix the tomatoes with the rest of the ingredients then add in about half a cup of red wine. If you like, you could also use Marsala wine. Remember to try and get as much of the burnt bits off the bottom of the pan. You'll be surprised how much flavor that adds to the dish.
Give everything a good mix and return the sausages into the pan. Allow it to simmer for about 15 to 20 minutes, until all the sauce is reduced and it's good to go! How easy was that? I served that up with some penne pasta but you can pretty much serve it with anything. Pasta, rice, potatoes, Italian bread....anything that you like! Try it and let me know how it turns out! :D