Coupon cooking

by Joanne on February 23, 2010

It’s great getting up and working out to the Olympics on television.   The time goes by fast and it seems as if the energy and determination of the athletes seeps through the TV and is absorbed by me.  Those Olympians are really helping my workout!


45 minutes on the Elliptical + 30 minutes working legs. My quads are really hurting right now.   At least it takes my mind off the hammy.  Shane and I went for a walk/jog for 53 minutes. 

Cooking with coupons:

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Or rather…cooking what you bought with coupons. 

I was typing away last night and looked to the back of the desk where a pile of coupons sat staring at me.  It was getting messy.  Why did I keep forgetting to grab those things when going grocery shopping?!  Why bother clipping if you’re not going to use the coupons?  That spurred the idea for a week night dinner.  “Coupon Cookery”.   A special trip to the store was in order to use my coupons.   Do you enjoy clipping coupons?  Do you always remember them when you go shopping?


Quaker oats

Carapelli Olive Oil

Campbells Soups:  4 Healthy Request. 

Glade Sense Spray Refills (This was just in case the house smelled bad after dinner… it can happen!)

1 dz. Eggland Best Eggs (YAY!  My coupon for a FREE carton!)

Here is our meal as a result of those coupons: 

TUNA CURRY WITH SAVORY OAT CAKES”  – Don’t down grade this recipe because it is  easy and uses the simplest ingredients.  It’s one of the tastiest, quick dinners you can possibly serve your family.  They will love it!  If no one likes tuna, use cut up chicken.  If you don’t like cream of mushroom soup, use cream of chicken.  It is a very flexible recipe.


Tuna Curry


Directions:  Put everything in a pot on the stove and heat on low until hot. Make sure to break the tuna up into the soup.


Savory Oat Cakes: Makes 5 cakes



Heat oil in a skillet over medium high heat.  Mix the oats, onions, egg, milk, salt, pepper, and Old Bay in a bowl.  When the skillet is hot, drop about 1/4 cup of oat mix into pan


and flatten slightly. 


Cook 3 –4 minutes per side.

A Note About Oats:   Even though I used dry, uncooked oats above, left over COOKED oatmeal is the easiest ingredient to make into a quick, savory side for dinner.  Because it is so solid and sticky, you can simply scoop a spoonful up, add some spices or other favorite flavors and fry it like any other meatless patty.   Nutritious and easy.

Savory Oatcakes


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  • At 2010.02.23 19:59, kalli@fitandfortysomething said:

    Those look great! I love to clip coupons too……That is great that the olympics are keeping you motivated.
    .-= kalli@fitandfortysomething´s last blog ..Good Eats =-.

    • At 2010.02.24 08:30, Joanne said:

      Kalli: Thanks. The ice skating is working the best for energizing my workouts 🙂

      • At 2010.02.24 12:36, Christine (The Raw Project) said:

        Awesome workout and beautiful food pics. I used to clip food coupons, but since going raw and avoiding cans, there’s hardly anything for me anymore 😛 But I still clip personal hygiene products, etc. Great blog, BTW.
        .-= Christine (The Raw Project)´s last blog ..Journey Update =-.

        • At 2010.02.24 14:12, Dawn Hutchins said:

          I tend to have a similar problem to Christine….I can’t find a lot of coupons for the stuff we eat BUT I sure do try! I get the Sunday paper and religiously comb through it. I actually enjoy it and get so excited when I can find a few I can use.
          .-= Dawn Hutchins´s last blog ..Chicken and Brown Rice Casserole with Asiago =-.

          • At 2010.02.24 16:05, Gera @ SweetsFoodsBlog said:

            Here in my country isn’t “normal” to have coupons to try, in general are discounts directly on the shops.
            I really love these tuna and oat cakes 🙂

            All the best,

            .-= Gera @ SweetsFoodsBlog´s last blog ..Back & 2 Awards =-.

            • At 2010.02.27 07:28, HoneyB said:

              I am here as a result of Gera’s “Best of the Week” posts!

              I too have been a coupon clipper and then forget to use them. I really should start using them again! My mom used to make tuna cakes and believe it or not I never have. I really liked them though and seeing your recipe here makes me feel inspired to try them soon!
              .-= HoneyB´s last blog ..The Chocolate Contest and a special giveaway! =-.

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