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|Wednesday, October 6th, 2010|
|Sunday, August 30th, 2009|
Oh, Internets? There's a couple of things I have not been able to find:
1.) I'm wanting to make salsa and can it. A couple of years ago I some that featured tomatoes, garlic, cilantro, celery, peppers, jalapenos, and vinegar. The only one I'm finding like that is suggesting I need, oh, 27 or 28 POUNDS of tomatoes so that I can get some 34 pints. Which is a bit more salsa than I want to make. Any ideas, anybody? Or even favorite recipes?
2.) Semi-relatedly, can I store items that I've canned on their sides? I don't know WHY I'm leary of that, but I am. Opinions? Facts?
Thanks for any and all help.
You probably know I'm cross-posting...
|Thursday, August 27th, 2009|
|Thursday, August 20th, 2009|
|Tuesday, July 21st, 2009|
|Thursday, July 9th, 2009|
Rexall Pharma Plus: $5 off purchase of $25 or more (TORONTO)
Finally! A coupon for Toronto!Dufferin store location only
.Minimum $25 purchase before taxes. Excludes prescriptions, products containing codeine, lottery, postal services, stamps, transit tickets, prepaid phone cards, Rexall Pharma Plus gift cards, Gift card express cards, baby diapers, adult meal supplements, photofinishing, tobacco products and Taxes. Cannot be used in
conjunction with seniors day discount. Coupon must be surrendered at time of purchase and does not have a cash value. One Coupon per transaction per customer per day. Valid only at Rexall Dufferin & Belgravia, 2409 Dufferin St., Toronto. Offer Valid until Friday July 24, 2009. Cashier to scan barcode and retain coupon. Direct coupon link
|Monday, June 22nd, 2009|
Rexall Pharma Plus: $5 off Purchase
I know there a few Kingston residents here.
$5 off your purchase with this coupon.
Only valid Friday June 26 to Sunday, June 28, 2009 at Taylor Kidd & Centennial Rexall Pharma
Plus, 817 Edgar Street, Kingston Ontario.Click image below for coupon download.Minimum $5.00 purchase before taxes. Excludes prescriptions, products containing codeine, Rexall Pharma Plus gift cards, Gift Card Express, lottery, postal services, stamps, transit tickets, baby diapers, adult meal supplements, prepaid phone cards, photofinishing, tobacco products and taxes. Coupon must be surrendered at time of purchase. Can not be used in conjunction with any other offer including Senior's Day discount. Does not have a cash value.
One coupon per transaction per customer per day. Valid only at the Taylor Kidd & Centennial Rexall Pharma Plus, 817 Edgar Street, Kingston location. Offer valid Friday, June 26 to Sunday, June 28, 2009 only. Cashier to scan barcode and retain coupon.
|Tuesday, June 2nd, 2009|
|Sunday, May 31st, 2009|
Change jars again!
For those of you who have change jars, how much saved change do you average per day/week/month/year/whatever. Also, what type of "change saver" are you? I'm kind of like the warden and elitist. Though, I admit, I only know how much I have because my change jar counts it!
You watch every cent as it’s added to the jar. You know exactly how much is in it, at any given moment. You might go as far as marking the container. You know if money has been removed, so don’t even consider taking a quarter from the warden.
No copper gets mixed in with the other coins. You want to maximize your savings, so adding pennies is just useless filler that wastes your time. You’ll still save pennies, but want them separated.
The Potty Mouths
They call it a swear jar. The concept is whenever someone swears, they add a set amount of money into the jar. Let’s just say we tried this over here. I won’t mention any names, but someone over here started just handing over ten dollar bills in advance for the week. lol
The Jingler aka Pocket Pool Pro
Ewww. I’m sorry, but you guys have got to stop jingling the change in your pockets. Just the thought of it makes me twitchy and not in a good way. No one should jingle when they walk. It’s just not right.
The change somehow never makes it out of the car. The car ashtray, drink holders, and consoles are overflowing with change. One fine day, you finally get a large container and clean out the entire car. Some hoarders have their spare change in their purse. They only empty it out when their purse gets too heavy to carry.
The Obsessive Organizer
Each type of coin is in its own separate container. You might go as far as cleaning the coins because you like shiny things. The containers are lined up and don’t anyone dare toss a nickel into the dime container. tsk tsk Let’s just say you won’t find any legos, game tokens, or Canadian coins in this jar.
The Tip Recipient
Founder of lost change in the laundry. All money found goes into their tip jar. Snooze you lose if you forgot to empty your pockets.
You have small change jars because you can’t wait long enough to fill a larger jar. You roll your change as soon as there is enough to roll and deposit into the bank on a regular basis. You need instant gratification and don’t have the patience or tolerance to save change any other way.
You have the largest change jars or several for various goals. Your main goal will be something large such as a Disney Vacation or HDTV. You will add dollar bills into the mix.
You give exact change often. People in line behind you roll their eyes, but you count out exact change during most transactions. Your change jar consists of a small shallow dish, tiny container, or dresser drawer because the times you don’t give exact change, you use your debit card, so not a lot of change accumulates.
You’ll use anything you have handy to hold change. An old sock, baby wipes container, extra glass, vases, mason jars, ice cream buckets, cookie jars, empty candle jars, baskets, envelopes, baggies, plastic jugs, plastic food containers, coffee cans, etc.
You are always on the lookout for spare change. You’ll search couches, the ground, public telephones, under drive thru windows, etc. A simple walk through your house can net you a minimum of $4 in change.
The Stasher Current Mood: tired
No one knows where you’re hiding the cash. Its location is top secret. Your methods are secretive too. You’re determined to save and no one is going to stop you.
|Wednesday, May 27th, 2009|
|Friday, May 22nd, 2009|
|Thursday, May 21st, 2009|
Rexall Pharma Plus: Diabetes Starter Kit FREE ($100 Value)
Great kit for anyone you know, or yourself, that is suffering from diabetes.More info on the kit here
* Complete Accu-Chek blood glucose monitoring system
* Rexall Record - Diabetes
* Rexall Resource - Living Healthy with Diabetes
* Rexall Pedometer
* Accu-Chek Life Coach Nutrition DVD
* Information on the Accu-Chek Lifestyle series
* Accu-Chek 3-day Challenge information
* Coupon offer for Accu-Chek lancets
* Coupon offer for the Accu-Chek 3600 software program
* Coupon for a FREE carbohydrate calculator
* Rexall Reminder ReadyTM brochure and enrollment form
* Information on Rexall diabetes-related productsonly available at Rexall Pharma Plus locations, Canada wide.
|Monday, May 11th, 2009|
The Great Alberta Getaway Contest
Does an all expenses paid trip to Alberta count as Frugal Living?Contest open to Ontario residents Only!
Ends: May 19th, 2009
Interesting all expenses paid trip to Alberta if you win the contest:
"Enter the Great Alberta Getaway contest for your chance to become the official Adventure Ambassador and win a four-day trip to Alberta where your adventure will be filmed for a special online series."How to win
"Upload your photo and a video or short story describing why you would be the ideal candidate to become the Alberta Adventure Ambassador. Charisma counts—your video and/or story will be judged on creativity, originality and enthusiasm. The ten best entries will have their submission posted online for public voting."What You Win
- Four action-packed days of adventure in Alberta from June 6–June 11, 2009
- Activities could include flying down a slope on a zipline, galloping through the foothills on horseback, looking up at a mountain from the rock face, taking the plunge on a whitewater raft and much more—view the Great Alberta Getaway Itinerary to see what we have in store
- Have your entire trip filmed for an online series of webisodes
For more info, visit the contest website
|Wednesday, May 6th, 2009|
tea bags -- 3 for the price of 2
This one has always been normal practice for me since my mother taught me it to me as a kid: You can usually get three cups of tea out of two tea bags. Just set the two used bags side after steeping, and then use both of those simultaneously for the third cup. I have found that this works well for most green and black teas, but not so well for infusions and white tea. I'm sure some tea enthusiasts will taste a difference but to my uncultured tongue the third cup is not much different. Also I find that things taste better when they're free.
|Sunday, May 3rd, 2009|
Suds n' such.
I'm interested in making my own soap so that I don't have to buy commercial brand soap anymore. I'm thinking of just using the Melt And Pour
method, with maybe a fragrance, and a regular old mold. I've also heard you can use organic food coloring to give it color. My question is, for those of you who make your own soap (whichever method you use), is the cost really that much lower than buying it in the store? I typically buy Irish Spring for the scent, but sometimes I like stuff from The Body Shop. Each bar there is about 4 dollars.
Thanks.Edit due to mistake.
|Friday, May 1st, 2009|
|Friday, April 24th, 2009|
Milestones: Free Date Night April 29th
Just got this in my email:
I wonder if you're with someone on a first date will think this is cheap of you, but whatever. FREE MEAL.Milestones Restaurant
Milestones, nation wide is having a free date night. I'd suggest getting there early! Menu is online if you want to check it out.
|Sunday, April 5th, 2009|
Cheap and tasty meal -- Goes a long way.
My husband makes the most fabulous Boiled Dinner. It is really simple, makes a huge batch (dutch oven full), goes a long way, and is nutritious to boot. Can be frozen, but ours never makes it to the freezer because I keep eating it all week (I love it).
We don't use corned beef because neither of us care for it (corned beef is usually used in Boiled Dinner). We use ham instead, and with this being Easter time, ham is on sale all over the place.
Start with a dutch oven or stock pot on the stove. Fill dutch oven about 3/4 full with water and bring to boil.
Core and slice whole head of cabbage into quarters, and place the quarters pointed side-down in the water. Lower the burner temperature to about medium.
Cut up about 4 or 5 medium red potatoes (with the peels on). Pieces should be in about 1" by 1" inch chunks. Put potatoes in the pot. You can use parsnips or rutabagas in place of potatoes if you wish.
Peel and slice 6 - 8 whole raw carrots into about 1" slices. Place into pot.
Slice 1/2 medium onion into the pot. Large slices are fine -- they will cook down.
Take about 2 lbs of ham (or fully-cooked processed ham) and cut into about 1" by 1" chunks. Toss them in. If you are like us and you love ham, you can add more.
Sprinkle in about 1 to 1 1/2 tsp of pepper.
Cover and simmer on low for an hour or 2, stirring occasionally.
I warn you, your kitchen will smell a bit "gassy," but the taste is amazing. This meal comes out like a really thick soup or thin stew and tastes fabulous. Enjoy.
x posted to livingonaprayer and dave ramsey.