July 07, 2010
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).