Archive for August 4th, 2011

Sam’s Club Non-Members Weekend Aug 5-7

I am so excited about this!  This weekend non-members can shop at Sam’s for free!  Last year we gave up our Sam’s club membership for a Costco membership.  I am happy with the decision as Costco seems to have more healthy and allergy friendly products, but there are a few things I just can’t find as cheap as Sam’s.

Here is my shopping list for this weekend:

  • Spices, Spices and more Spices
  • Trash bags
  • Toilet Paper
  • Cocoa Powder

Did you know you can check the price of items online before you go?  Just go to

Thanks for the heads up Greenbacks Gal!

Simple Sides: Tomato & Basil Bruschetta

I am thrilled to announce a new series called Simple Sides.  Every Thursday during the  month of August, some blogger friends and I will be sharing a few of our favorite summer side dishes.

Up first is Steph at The Cheapskate Cook .  Steph’s blog focuses on real food on a budget.  Make sure you read this inspiring series on how she and her husband survived spending only $25/week on whole foods.

This week she is sharing this beautiful Tomato and Basil Bruschetta recipe. 

What a wonderful idea for the tomato bounty in our garden!  Here’s what she says about the recipe:

While our culture tends to equate easy meals as something that comes from a box or is popped in the microwave, I’ve found it isn’t always practical. When you’re trying to eat healthy and super frugally, routinely making up meals based on convenience food literally doesn’t fit the bill…

So true Steph!  These are the other ladies that will be joining in on the fun:

I can’t wait to see what they come up with!