The Frugal Garden

As many of you know, I am a big gardener. Last year I actually ran a succesful CSA   (community supported agriculture) program on my own property. I had over 30 weekly customers that I supplied weekly organic vegetables and organic chicken eggs to. This was around the clock work from February until October. I have been a Botany girl for many years, taking different classes learning everything from worm compost to canning fresh vegetables. I will tell you that taking on starting up a CSA taught me so much about month by month planting, harvesting and cooking from my garden. As I have started this blog I am looking at all the things I love to do to be frugal. There are so many ways to be simple and have a beautifully, happy frugal life. I will continue to teach and show everyone about monthly freezer meals, household chemical free recipes and coupons. I will also be teaching about when to start your spring garden, what to plant, how to harvest. I will be starting this toward the end of February. I hope everyone enjoys learning ALL the aspects of being Fabulously Frugal! I would love all feed back and your great frugal ideas.

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There are new coupons at Mountain High Yogurt! Just head over to their website to print these coupons off


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Yummy, Frugal Chicken Stew Recipe

What are you making for dinner tonight? As I look outside at this rainy northwest day I thought chicken stew would hit the spot for dinner tonight.

This is a fabulous chicken stew recipe for a crock pot or slow cooker.  This Stew recipe is packed with mostly vegetables and meat making it high in fiber and protein, and low in carbohydrates and calorie – perfect! I also found it to be very filling. It heats up well too, so it makes a great diet friendly lunch to take to work for the next day.

Basque Style Chicken Stew Recipe

2 tablespoons olive oil
6 slices turkey bacon, Louis Rich –diced into 1/2 inch pieces
8 ounces mushroom — sliced
1 green bell pepper — cubed 1″
1 small carrot chopped or sliced
1 red bell pepper — cubed 1″
1 bunch green onions — 1/2 – 1 “chunks
1 pound boneless skinless chicken breasts — 1″ cubes
2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
1/2 teaspoon marjoram
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1/4 cup fat-free chick. broth, (I use the one with 1/3 less sodium).
2 cups tomatoes, canned — 16 oz

Heat olive oil in a large skillet; sauté bacon until browned. Add mushrooms, peppers and green onions and sauté for a minute. Add vinegar and cook 1 minute more, scraping up the browned bits from the bottom of the pan. Set aside. Place chicken in slow cooker. Add sautéed bacon and vegetable mixture to the pot, the olives (optional). Combine the remaining ingredients in a bowl and mix. Pour over chicken and vegetables in the slow cooker. Cover and cook on low for 8 – 10 hours.

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Expected Coupons for this coming Sunday Paper! Get ready, its going to be a big coupon Sunday

1-8-2012 RedPlum Coupon Preview

Date: January 3rd, 2012

1-8-2012 RedPlum Coupon Preview
Sunday coupon preview
Regional coupon inserts & value differences are to be expected!

(x) before coupon = multiple of same coupon
ETS = excludes trial sizes

RedPlum Coupon Preview
Always/Tampax Save $1/2 items TARGET COUPON (4/1)
Arrowhead Save $1/1 .5-liter 6pk or Save $1/2 1-liter bottles of sparkling mountain spring water (2/19)
Axe Save $1/1 4oz bodyspray, 2.7oz anti-perspirant and deodorant or 3oz deodorant ETS (2/4)
Axe B1G1 free shower gel or detailer up to Save $5.99 (1/22)
Beano Save $1/1 Meltaways (3/31)
Beano Save $1/1 product (3/31)
Clearblue Save $2.50/1 7-20ct ovulation test or 2-5ct pregnancy test TARGET COUPON (4/1)
Diabetic Tussin Save $1/1 8oz product (3/31)
Emerald Save $.75/1 Breakfast on the go! or canister 7.5oz+ (3/4)
Emerald Save $1/2 100 calorie packs (3/4)
FiberChoice Save $2/1 product (2/28)
Garnier Save $2/1 moisturizer (4/8)
Garnier Save $3/1 HerbaShine color creme (2/19)
Jimmy Dean Save $.55/1 product excluding rolls dnd (2/19)
Jimmy Dean Save $.55/2 rolls dnd (2/19)
Kettle Save $1/1 4oz bag Baked Potato Chips (3/17)
Kettle Save $1/1 8oz bag Reduced Fat Potato Chips (3/17)
Kibbles ‘n Bits Save $1/1 dry dog food (2/4)
L’Oreal Save $3/1 shade of Preference (3/4)
Maybelline New York Save $1/1 mascara (3/8)
Maybelline New York Save $2/1 face product (3/8)
MET-Rx Save $1/2 Big 100 or Protein Plus bars (2/29)
Multi-betic Save $2/1 diabetes multi-vitamin/mineral (3/31)
Nature’s Bounty Save $7/1 Co Q-10 Ubiquinol (2/21)
Newman’s Own Save $.75/1 lite salad dressing (2/18)

Weekly Safeway Deals

Here are the weekly deals for Safeway. Remember Safeway is still running their promotion *spend $75.00/ get $10.00 off

Let me know if you find any other great deals this week! Albertsons Match-ups will be up soon.

Thanks, CouponChapin


Campbell’s Tomato or Chicken Noodle Soup on sale $.60
Use $.40/3 coupon
$.47 each after coupon

Dreyer’s Ice Cream (1.5 quart) on sale $4.49
Buy 2
Use $1/2 coupon
Use 30% coupon from Safeway ad
$2.64 after coupons

Everybody’s Nuts or Wonderful Pistachios (7-8 oz) on sale B1G1 (2/$5.99)
Use $1/1 coupon from 10/16 SS insert
$2.50 each after coupon

Kellogg’s Pop Tarts on sale $1.49 with weekly ad coupon
Use $1/3 coupon
$1.16 each after coupon

Kellogg’s Special K Bars on sale $1.99 with weekly ad coupon
Use $1/3 coupon
$1.66 each after coupon

Kellogg’s Special K, Krave, or Frosted Mini Wheats Cereals on sale $1.99 with weekly ad coupon
Use $1/3 coupon
$1.66 each after coupon

General Mills Cheerios (12 oz) on sale $1.79 with weekly ad coupon
Buy 2
Use $1/2 coupon or here
$1.29 each after coupon

Fiber One Cereal Bars on sale $1.99 with weekly ad coupon
Use $.75/1 coupon or $.40/1 coupon
$1.24 each after coupon

Balance Bar on sale $.99
Buy 3
Use $1/3 coupon
$.66 each after coupon

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