Thursday, October 10, 2013

Thrifty Tips

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One of my favorite websites is FatWallet.comFatWallet is a great place to shop online and get cash back, it is a great resource for online shopping codes for discounts and it has a thriving forum where members share lots of great tips.  With the holidays rolling near, could give you some help in


Isn't slow cooking one of the greatest things ever? I love the idea of setting the cooker up in the morning, heading off to work and coming home to a ready meal.  When that meal includes sale items, I love it more.  Fry's has a nice sale on Kroger Boneless Chicken Breasts that you can use with this slow cooker chicken and dumpling recipe from All Recipes.  Bottom round roasts are not terribly tender, but when it is on sale like at Safeway, you find a way, and this recipe for Slow Cooker bottom round roast from makes the roast very, very tender.


With ALL the sniffles and coughs going around in our office, I thought it would be nice to find a nice do-it-yourself home remedy.  It has been called a Vick's shower puck and shower disk, and it couldn't not be easier to make. 

1 Cup baking soda
1/2 Cup corn Starch
1/3 cup water
2-3 tsp Vick's VapoRub (I used Kroger brand instead as it was cheaper and uses real camphor)

Line a 12 muffin tin with cups.  Combine baking soda and corn starch in a bowl (used a medium sized mixing bowl) mix together well.  Heat up water and add vapor rub, stir until melted.  Add water/vapor rub mixture to bowl of baking soda and corn starch, mix well into a thick mixture, if you need to add more water do so or if you need it to be a bit thicker add more baking soda.  Gradually spoon mixture into muffin tins filling about 1/4 of the way (you can always add more after filling each one).  Let air dry for about 48 hours.  When you are ready to use pop the disk out of the muffin tin and put in the shower to aid your shower time.  You can also bake these in the oven for about 20 minutes at 350 degrees to make them dry up quicker but then you will find that they brown at the edges and to me that is a tad creepy.  If you do not want to use vapor rub you can use eucalyptus and rosemary essential oils and add about 15 drops of each to the water instead or to the disks after pouring.


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GROCERIES (All store names will link to their website where you can thoroughly read the other deals)


Albertsons Gallon Milk Select Varieties $1.48 with flyer coupon (get your hands on one if you can)
Fresh and Wild Keta Salmon Filet $3.99 lb
Red Seedless Grapes 75cents lb
Northwest Bartlett Pears 99 cents lb
Marie Callender's or Healthy  Choice Dinners Entrees or Pot Pies 8-19 oz $1.88 (limit 6)


Mix and Match Meat Sale - Fresh 93% Lean  Ground Beef, Safeway Select Extra Meaty Pork Loin Back Ribs Previously Frozen, Rancher's Reserve Boneless Beef Chuck Cross Rib Roast and Rancher's Reserve Boneless Beef Bottom Round Roast Mix & Match $2.99 lb
Cucumbers 99 cents each
Barilla Pasta 12 to 16 oz Selected  Varieties 4/$5
S&W Variety Beans 15 to 15.5 oz Selected Varieties 5/$5
Sunny D 128 oz Chilled Selected Varieties 2/$5

FRY'S (All Manufacturer's Coupons Equal $1.00)

Kroger Boneless Chicken Breasts or Thighs USDA Inspected $1.79 lb
Broccoli or Cauliflower 99 cents lb
Progresso Soup Selected Varieties 18.5 to 19 oz 8/$10
Iceberg, Romaine, Red or Green Leaf Lettuce 99 cents
Gold Pineapple 2/$5

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