Monday, July 12, 2010

Monday's value meal...

Today the coupons offered were not geared as much towards making a full meal, however, when life gives you lemons....

I have decided to give you some fun ideas for a summertime simple yet gourmet picnic, whether at the park, the local beach or your own little oasis in the back yard. This would be a great idea for the romantic at heart as well as the foodies out there.


2 leeks
1 sm. onion, sliced
2 tbsp. butter
3 sm. potatoes, peeled and sliced (2 1/2 c.)
2 c. chicken broth
1 tsp. salt
1 c. whipping cream
Snipped chives

Remove tops of leeks; slice leeks (2/3 cup). In 2-quart saucepan, cook leeks and onion in butter until vegetables are tender, but not brown. Stir in sliced potatoes, chicken broth and salt. Bring to boiling. Reduce heat; cover and simmer for 35 to 40 minutes or until potatoes are very tender.
Place half of the mixture in blender container or food processor. Cover and blend until mixture is smooth. Pour into bowl. Repeat with remaining mixture. Return all mixture to saucepan. Stir in milk. Season to taste with additional salt and white pepper. Bring to boiling, stirring frequently. Cool. Stir in whipping cream. Cover and chill thoroughly before serving. 4-6 servings.

---Main course---

There are no coupons for the items in this main course, however these items are inexpensive at the grocery store or better still, the local farmers market or Co-op where you can support your local community of growers.


$0.55 off one package of Tanimura & Antle Artisan® Lettuce
$1.00 off any Two Litehouse® Products
$1.00 off any 3lb or larger Reser's Deli Salad
$.50 off when you buy two any flavor Betty Crocker® Suddenly Salad® Mixes


Cheese of your choice with crackers and grapes is always a good choice:

$1.50 off the purchase of any two WASA Crisp Crackers


Try a sparkling water with a hint of fruit juice or a little fruit drink cocktail mixer:

$1.25 off and 8 or 12 pack of LaCroix Sparkling Water (the coupon is at the bottom of the page)
$1.00 Off One Trop50® 59 oz product
$1.00 off three cans of frozen BACARDI® MIXERS any flavor


Dipping strawberries in melted chocolate and letting them cool is an easy treat:

$1.00 off any DOVE® PROMISES® Silky Smooth Chocolate Bag (8.5 oz. - 9.5 oz.)

I hope you are all having a great start to the new week!


1 comment:

  1. I keep meaning to try this. It sounds good. One day....


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