July 07, 2010

My Latest Kohl's Find


I work part-time at Kohl's. I was a frequent customer, so when I started looking for part-time work, Kohl's was on my short list of favorites. I try to only buy things on clearance, that way I know I'm getting a huge bargain, since I can also use coupons for having a Kohl's card plus my employee discount. For instance, when winter gear went clearance, I bought my girls Totes brand boots for less than $10 a pair. I bought them a size too big in hopes that they'll still fit next winter.
It's my latest find that has me ecstatic. If you shop at Kohl's then you've likely seen the stuffed animals and coordinating books near the cash registers. It's part of the Kohl's Cares program and all proceeds go to local charities. This quarter's theme is Winnie the Pooh... but if you look closely you'll find something that has nothing to do with Pooh. Right now Jessica Seinfeld's cook book Deceptively Delicious is for sale for $5 as part of the Kohl's Cares program. I saw it while working yesterday. Thank goodness there were no customers in my path because I would have shoved them out of the way. I have been wanting this cook book for a long time. I haven't been able to justify the price tag. But for $5?! MINE!!!!! For those not familiar with the book, it's full of kid-friendly food, but with "secret" ingredients (mac and cheese with butternut squash, chocolate chip cupcakes with pumpkin and yellow squash).
I'm headed to the grocery store today for my weekly trip and I've been thumbing through the recipes to figure out what I'm going to make first. I'm leaning toward mozzarella sticks with cauliflower puree or mashed potatoes with cauliflower puree. I figure if I start with a side or appetizer, I can ease into this trend of sneaking vegetables into food. Now I just have to buy a steamer to make all the purees!
(Just a note here: Yes, I work at Kohls, but no one provided me with this cook book nor did anyone ask me to write this post. I bought the cook book myself and wanted to share with you the low price associated with such a popular item. Oh, and since it's part of the Kohl's Cares program, I did not receive any discounts on the cook book, including my employee discount).

7 comments:

Sadia said...

It's funny - I've been on the wait list for this book on Paperbackswap forever. My number finally came up, and I realized that my girls' veggie-aversion is no longer an issue. (I ask, "Carrots or broccoli?" They yell, "Both!") I passed; I hope the book will get better use at the house of the next person on the waiting list!

MaryAnne said...

What a great find! Pumpkin chocolate chip cookies have long been a favorite of mine - I think I prefer them over the traditional version!

Quadmama said...

We're slowly enjoying veggies, but I'm always looking for ways to sneak them in. I'm not a big cauliflower fan, so I'm interested in seeing how this first recipe turns out.

Sarah said...

Ok, now I am jealous - first because you work at Kohls and get discounts - and that's my favorite store ever! And second because I bought that book a long time ago for more than $5! ;) We've noticed that w/ cauliflower, you can't taste it. Enjoy the new recipes!

Quadmama said...

Everyone keeps looking at me like I'm nuts when I mention the recipes with cauliflower puree, so I'm glad to hear you can't taste it!

reanbean said...

I'll definitely be on the lookout for this book the next time we're at Kohl's. I'd never heard of it before, but am very curious to see the recipes. My kids eat their vegetables pretty well (for now), but it's always nice to find books with recipes for kid friendly foods just to have more options. So, thanks for this post!

Quadmama said...

My girls have become much better at eating vegetables... but it's nice to find ways to sneak them in so I'm not constantly reminding them to eat their veggies.

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