January 14, 2010

Pop Bear and his Coupon Binder!

I am known in the coupon world as MommaB (Momma Bear) and my hubs is known as Pop Bear and since he does the shopping, we thought this would pretty much give everyone a few ideas! For other pics of his binder, go here!    Pop Bear's Coupon Binder

If you go all the way to the bottom of this page on the left, you will see a Coupon Database button.....click on that and you will see and utilize the Coupon Database at WeUseCoupons.com!  Enjoy!!

Garlic, Grits and Greens Squares with Smoked Ham

I've got a new recipe for you to try!  This one is soooo awesome and the left overs (if there are any)  are delicious reheated! This is great for a brunch, a light supper meal or an appetizer for the upcoming Super Bowl!!  Anyhow, it is yummy!!

3 tablespoons unseasoned breadcrumbs
1 (14 ounce) can turnip greens or collard greens
3 tablespoons unsalted butter
8 ounces chopped smoked ham
4 minced garlic cloves
3 cups milk
1/ 2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground black pepper
1/ 2 cup shredded mozzarella cheese
1cup uncooked quick-cooking grits
1/ 2 cup grated parmesan cheese
8 eggs
1/ 2 cups shredded cheddar cheese

Preheat oven to 350 degrees

Generously butter a 2 quart baking pan and sprinkle the bottom and sides with the bread crumbs. Drain juice from canned greens. Set aside. In a medium skillet, heat 1 tablespoon of the butter and cook the ham over medium high heat, stirring often until browned, about 3 to 5 minutes. Add the garlic and greens and cook, stirring often, cook for about 2 minutes more. Set aside. In a heavy 3 quart saucepan, bring the milk, salt and pepper to a boil. Stirring almost constantly, add the grits and reduce the heat to medium low for about 3 to 4 minutes or until grits are very thick. Stir in the remaining 2 tablespoons of butter, cheeses, cooked ham and vegetables.

In a small bowl, whisk the eggs, then whisk in about 1 cup of the grits to warm the eggs. Blend the egg mixture back into the grits in the saucepan. Spoon the grits mixture into the prepared baking pan. Set the pan in a larger pan half filled with hot water. Bake until firm, puffed and golden, approximately 45 to 55 minutes. Remove the baking pan from the water bath and let stand for at least minutes before cutting into squares to serve.

**Leftovers: The squares become quite firm as they cool and are good served with chopped, fresh tomatos dressed with balsamic vinegar and oil.

In the Kitchen at Momma's House~

I'm going to be posting some more this year about more of our actual day's and how Gary and I go about our daily lives!  I am an avid deal seeker and couponer! If it isn't close to FREE, we don't buy it!  We also donate quite a bit of food to local food kitchens on a regular basis! God has been so good to us we just have to give more and more back to the body of Christ! 

I'll be posting more about some of our shopping trips because they are very unique!  I don't shop because of some physical issues. I gather the coupons from the paper, look up the deals at www.weusecoupons.com and then Gary and I go over the deals and coupons and he goes shopping!  While he is in the store, we are in constant communication because of his Christmas present, a Blue Tooth!  lol  We are able to shop together in every aspect, without me being there with him! 

Will post more soon when I get our shopping together for this week!  Bye for now and may God richly bless you in every aspect of your life!