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Friday, September 3, 2010

.:Feature Friday - Saving Money & Living Life:.

Hello there! Huge thanks to Summer for allowing us to blog swap today! You may remember us from last time Summer had us guest post for her here when we talked about my (Heather's) cooking disaster. Well, luckily the recipe I have to share below turned out much better. In case you don't remember us, we (Jessica & Heather pictured w/ our hubs) run the couponing & "living life to the fullest" blog Saving Money & Living Life. We are still learning with each day to be more domestic and enjoying the thrills of coupons. So, on to what we have to share with you this time....

This little number was on my E-mealz menu this past week and let me just say it was pretty divine. I would definitely make this recipe again. And, the best part was I modified it using all low fat ingredients so it wasn't too bad for us either. E-mealz called for us to serve an Italian salad w/ it & I had a happy DH (Dear Husband). :) Do you want to make it as well? If so, here's the recipe. This is a typical menu item you would see from E-mealz because it usually takes around 30 minutes to make, it is a well-balanced meal, it's based on what was at sale at Publix (where I shop, duh!) & it's simple.

1 lb ground chuck

8 oz can tomato sauce

6 oz can tomato paste

14 oz can pizza crust dough

6 slices mozzarella cheese

Cook meat until browned and crumbled. Drain & return to skillet. Add tomato sauce & paste and cook until heated. In a sprayed 8x8 baking dish, unroll pizza dough, & press into bottom & halfway up sides of dish. Line bottom of crust with 3 slices cheese. Top w/ meat mixture; bake uncovered @425,12 min. Top w/ remaining 3 cheese slices. Bake 10 additional min, or until crust is browned. Cool 5 min.

If you want to check out E-mealz & simplify your evening & figure out a solution to the 5:00 dinner dilemma, check it out here! You pay only $1.25 a week to have your night's dinners planned out for you. All you do is login to your account, print off the menu, the aisle-by-aisle shopping list & go. Then you know you have all your ingredients at the ready for the rest of the week. We use the Publix for 2 plan, but you just base it on the grocery store you shop at as well as diet preference and number of people in your family. The best part of E-mealz is that they base the menu on what's on sale so you get a good deal as well! For my husband & I, they keep the dinner budget between $35-$45 a week & for families of 4 or more they try to keep it around $75 for the week.

Emealz - Easy Meals for Busy People!

If you have a fabulous recipe, program like E-mealz, awesome project or just anything else you think is fabulous this week, we'd love to have you start linking up to our Fabulous Friday linky party we host each week. You can check it out here. It's live now! So, come introduce yourself to us, link up, and leave us a comment so we can come check you guys out as well. Also, we give out insiders tips on Facebook here so look us up there too. At the moment on Facebook we've got a hot deal on grass fed beef at Whole Foods TODAY, September the 3rd!

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