Do you know what today is?? You guessed it: Nordstrom’s Anniversary Sale. If you are a lucky Nordstrom cardholder then your sale starts tomorrow and goes until July 16th, that’s 8 full days of shopping before many others can even take advantage of the sale cause non-cardholders have to wait until July 17th to take advantage of the stores biggest sale of the year. I’ve eased the stress of shopping this type of sale by bringing the catalog and some must-have highlights right to your computer screen. Yay for technology!!
This week’s addition to The Bargin Bin is quite exciting. I’ve been working hard searching for frugal finds for you and I found this one that my beauties will want to jump on: Urban Decay’s Limited Vice Palette $58 Now $39 Until July 4th.!! You can grab your palette from Ulta Beauty click here
courtesy of xsparkage.com
Look at the swatches on this palette…I’m im Love
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Today is Frugal Friday and I know after a long work week, the last thing you want to do is go to the grocery store to pick up some items for dinner. I know most of us don’t cook on Friday’s…well if you ask my husband, he would say that Friday is almost everyday in our household.This tip is not just for that Friday night meal planning, you can use this tip any day of your cooking week.
Instead of heading to the store, head into your pantry and fridge to find an entire meal your family will love. A few cans of beans here, some spaghetti sauce there, and before you know it you’ve got a meal. Here is today’s Frugal Friday Find for under $10
Pasta- any brand but most cost around 50¢ for a 12-16 oz pack
Crushed tomatoes 28 oz. at my Kroger for 19¢
Ricotta cheese- okay you may not have this in your stash but you can use any cheese that you might have and it will taste just as good. $2.70
Mozarella cheese or some other cheese of your liking
Spinach- this is optional and you can use frozen or fresh. 2 for $5 fresh at Publix.
Seasoning- whatever floats your boat, you already have this in your arsenal.
Preheat oven to 375°F. Spray a 9×13-inch baking pan with oil spray.
In a large pot of salted water, cook pasta according to instructions until al dente. Drain and return to pot.
Meanwhile, in a medium saucepan, add olive oil and sauté garlic. Add chopped spinach, salt pepper and crushed tomatoes. Season with basil, oregano, salt and pepper.
Add sauce to the pasta and combine the ziti. Add half of the mozzarella, Parmesan cheese and ricotta. Mix well then transfer to the baking pan.
Pour the pasta mixture into the prepared pan and spread evenly. Top with the remaining mozzarella.
Bake for 30 minutes, or until mozzarella is melted and the edges are lightly browned. Let it cool 5 minutes, then cut it into 8 equal portions.
courtesy of skinnytaste.com
What are your meal planning tips? What meal can you make from your pantry and fridge stash?
I am always looking for a sale because let’s face it, money doesn’t grow on trees! So I thought I would create a place on my blog for all of my readers that like to shop but want to save money. I am calling this section The Bargain Bin. Hope that you will find it useful. Check back daily for new sale listing.