We were giving away gift cards during the event
Last Saturday 01/26/13 I participated on the first Bakersfield Samrt & Final Tweep Up Event. It was a pretty fun event where store costumers using their smart phones and very common applications such as Foursquare, Instagram, Facebook and twitter took pictures of their shopping experience and uploaded the on the web to win $25.00 dollars gift.
A customer receiving one of the gift cards after uploading her picture on Facebook
The event was a lot of fun and we were able to provide some of the customers with gift cards to buy their groceries for the weekend and start shopping for the upcoming Super Bowl Celebrations.
And while I was at the event, I did some shopping for myself. I look at all the good sales available and I also check it out the Smart and Final Corporate Brands such as First Street, Ambiance and La Romanella. The corporate brands offer quality products at such a great price that is easy to complete a complete meal for just a few bucks.
First Street Brand at a great price for ground beef
Super Bowl is coming up and I love to have gatherings at my house. But as much as I love entertaining people, I also work full time, so I have to get creative with easy to prepare meals for a good prize.
Today I want to share some of the dishes that I have prepared on the past for my parties and that have been a success with family and friends, and the most important thing is that they are easy to prepare and very economical, you can make all 3 plates for around $25.00 dollars and will have ingredients left to make other things during the week.
Plate one: Nacho Beef Casserole
1 lb of ground beef
1 ½ cups of crushed tortilla chips2 cups shredded cheese
1/4 cup chopped onions
1 can of chili beans
1-2 tablespoons taco seasoning
Cook beef with onions until browned and crumbled.
In a 9 x 13 pan, spread the crushed chips, then layer ½ of the beef mixture, the chili, cheese and make layers.
Bake at 350 for 15 minutes
Once is out of the oven cover with black olives and avocado.
You can also serve with sour cream
Plate two: Spicy Wieners
2 TBS Ketchup
4 TBS brown sugar
1 package Lil Smoke Sausages
1/4 cup white wine
Mix all the ingredients on low heat with the sausages
Heat through until is hot.
If you are a follower of my blog you probably know that 2013 is the year to become healthier and lose weight. I know most people think about Super Bowl to eat and drink, but I want to be able to offer my guests the opportunity to have a healthy option so I offer a healthy but yummy salad.
Plate three: Green Field Strawberry Salad
2 cups of baby spring mix
1 cup strawberries
Your choice of salad dressing
Mix all the ingredients together and enjoy
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