Sunday, March 15, 2009

99 Cents Store Deals

This week I purchased quite a nice bundle of asparagus for 99.99 cents at the 99 Cents Only Store. Looks like I can get at least 6 servings out of that! I would have paid 3 dollars at any other store in town for that bundle. Coincidentally this week also, while at Barnes and Noble I saw the cookbook I have pictured here...

Here is review from

Tired of forking over hundreds of dollars for entertaining her friends and family, Christiane Jory made a decision. She challenged herself to create more than 100 gourmet recipes for appetizers, side dishes, main courses, and desserts-solely with items she found at 99¢ Only Stores! In this delightful, practical cookbook, Jory serves up delectable dishes, including:

* Artichoke Spinach Bake on Homemade Pizza Bread
* Green Beans Au Gratin
* Chicken Tetrazinni
* Pinot Noir Poached Pear Tart

This handy guide is filled with sample menus, a glossary of cooking terms, and space for creating recipes of your very own. Each recipe includes an estimated cost and helpful kitchen hints, such as uses for recycled milk cartons and how to freeze egg whites. Never again will finances be an excuse for not entertaining with pizzazz. With The 99¢ Only Stores Cookbook, feeding a family, playing host to five or six, or even simply cooking for one at home needn't cost a small fortune ever again!

About the Author
Christiane Jory graduated from NYU's Tisch School of the Arts and, after thirteen years in New York, returned to her native Los Angeles. Out of necessity and desire, she was determined to find a creative way to survive as a starving artist. Two years of compiling and testing has lead to this astounding buffet of treats created with ingredients purchased solely from 99¢ Only Stores. This is her first book.

Tonight we had Megan's recipe for Enchilada Casserole (I used wheat flour tortillas instead of white) and then I served the vegetable side dishes. We always sprinkle lots of black pepper on our vegetables. Anyway, thanks to the 99 Cents Only Store for the yummy asparagus!


Dave said...

You paid a hundred dollars for asparagus?! That's ridiculous!
Just kidding. Those Enchiladas look good!