Jillian's 99 Cents Only Shopping Trip 2/11

99 Cents 2:11

1.  Silk Pure Coconut Milk Original – 1/2gal
2.  Asparagus
3.  Eggplant
4.  Luigi’s Sherbet Raspberry – 14oz
5.  Arm & Hammer Pure Baking Soda – 1lb ($0.79)
6.  Elmer’s Colored Glue Sticks – 5pack/0.21oz
7.  Immaculate Blueberry Biscuits – 16oz
8.  Nestle Coffee-Mate Natural Bliss Low-fat Vanilla – 16oz
9.  Food Should Taste Good Sea Salt Brown Rice Crackers – 20oz
10.  Simply Kraft Ricotta Cheese – 32oz (exp. 2/13/14)
11.  Hunt’s Pasta Sauce Roasted Garlic & Onion – 24oz
12.  Blackberries – 6oz
Not pictured: Lucerne Almond Milk Vanilla & Original – ½gal

I didn’t pick up any oranges or apples today, but I wanted to mention that our store had both for $0.79/lb.  I know we’ve been disappointed before when the prices go up, so I had to let you all know that the prices sometimes alternatively go down!  As with the Arm & Hammer baking soda coming in at under $0.99.  I’m not using baking soda as frequently as before, but I used to wash nightly with baking soda as an exfoliant.  Any aestheticians are free to correct me!  My understanding is that it is more gentle than a lot of the exfoliants on the market.

Elmer’s Colored Glue Sticks!  Red, orange, yellow, green and blue – a rainbow of fun!  Not pictured but I also purchased some Valentine’s confetti to help the kids practice some fine motor skills employing the glue sticks, paper, and little confetti pieces.  Another fun dollar store craft used 99 cents store coffee filters.  I cut heart shapes out of the filters, let the kids draw on the hearts with markers, and then had them “paint” with water over top of the marker.  The results were beautiful!  The marker runs and becomes very soft and diluted.  We hung them on our windows as faux light catchers.  My husband joked that we were wasting coffee filters, but at $0.99 we’ll have many opportunities for crafts on the cheap!

Ricotta cheese and eggplant!  This calls for a twist on one of my favorite recipes.  It’s a little labor intensive but so yummy!  Everyday Food Baked-Eggplant Parmesan on marthastewart.com calls for baked eggplant layered in mozzarella cheese and chunky tomato sauce.  I am going to substitute ricotta for the mozzarella (per my find today) which will change the consistency and steer it towards more of a eggplant lasagna, but I’ll enjoy the creativity on a dime.  Plus let’s be honest.  Baked eggplant, bread crumbs, tomato sauce, and cheese.  It’s kind of hard to mess that up!


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