Saturday, August 6, 2011

How to Avoid Freezer Burn

Having freezer meals on hand can save you time and money. But if you pull out your meal, and find it has freezer burn, well then, it tastes funny and is a waste of your time and money. Keep reading to find out how you can best avoid freezer burn...

Thursday, August 4, 2011

Today's Mail 8/4/11

Free Nursing Cover & Baby Sling

Alright, so you have to pay shipping, but it's still cheaper than buying one elsewhere.

Make Your Own Breast Pumping Bra

With our first daughter, Danielle, I would not be able to breastfeed her until after her first heart surgery, so I decided I would pump until I was able to feed her myself. I knew I didn't want to waste time sitting around holding the pump to my breast while I could be doing something else (like eating lunch, or updating people on her progress, or even sleeping... yeah, that happened once!), so I checked out what I could do to hold the pumps in place. On Amazon, the cheapest hands-free breast pump bra I could find was around $30. Well, they looked simple enough that I figured I could probably rig one up on my own.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

My Rainbow Buys 8/3/11

The first transaction may not look that impressive, but my overall savings rate for the day was 80.1%!

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

My CVS Buys 8/2/11

Addi-Kin Grey Designs Giveaway (Ends 8/15/11)

Mommy's Peanut Gallery is giving away two super cute headbands from Addi-Kin Grey Designs. Check it out and enter her giveaway!

Monday, August 1, 2011

Printing Coupons Cheaper

How can these "junk" papers help you save money?

Cooking the Deals of July 31 - Aug 6

As my due date approaches (August 13th), I wanted to let you rest assured that I have asked my wonderful mother to post some ways to cook the deals. She has agreed, and let me tell you (cause the hubbs tells me!) that she is a much better cook that I. So I'm sure you're in for some great meals and recipes! 

Sunday, July 31, 2011

Chinese Chicken with Nuts

about 2-3 lbs chicken
2 celery ribs
1/4 c. soy sauce
1/4 tsp. ginger
1/2 c. chicken broth
2 tbsp. cornstarch
2 tbsp. water
cooked rice
To top the rice (can mix & match to your taste preferences):

     1/2 c. nuts (peanuts or cashews are best)
     1 - 8 oz. can bamboo shoots, sliced & drained
     1/2 c. edible pea pods
     1/2 c. broccoli

Place chicken, and celery in a lined or sprayed crock pot. Add in soy sauce, ginger, and chicken broth. Cook on low for 4-5 hours. Mix cornstarch  with water in a bowl, then slowly stir into the crock pot to thicken the sauce. Add in nuts, bamboo shoots, pea pods, and broccoli. Cook on high for another 1/2 hour (until sauce is thickened). Serve over cooked rice.