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Monthly Archives: January 2009

Budget Savers, Recipes

SuperMom Tip of the Day – Cook Extra to Freeze

Out there in blogland, you wouldn’t have to search far to find posts about cooking meals ahead and freezing them.  In fact, many posts you find talk about setting aside one day a week or every few weeks to cook and freeze meals.  There are even sites that will show you how to make enough meals for a whole month.…

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Recipes

Crock Pot – Whole Chicken Cranberry Bake

After baking my Cranberry Coffee Cake with whole cranberry sauce leftover from Christmas, I remembered that I had the jelly type of cranberry sauce leftover from Thanksgiving that I’d popped into the freezer.   So today we’re having Whole Chicken Cranberry Bake cooked in the crock pot. Wash and drain one whole chicken.  (For this recipe I used a 5 lb…

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Budget Savers

Christmas 09 is 11 Months Away

That’s right… as of today there are 11 months until Christmas 2009. This year, as last year, we’re going to be having a mostly homemade Christmas.  But this year, we’re going one step further and in order to get everything done so that I’m not rushing those last weeks, I’m starting now. So what am I adding to this year’s…

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Recipes

Baking Day – Company is Coming

We have out of town guests coming on Friday.  I’m not sure if they are just stopping for the day or if they’ll be here for Saturday as well.  They are good friends so either way, they’re welcome. Our family only likes cakes and cookies, etc as occasional treats.  But our guests like to have dessert after every meal.  And…

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Budget Savers, Gift Ideas

Every Household Should Have a Button Box

One of the best ways to save money is to make minor clothing repairs yourself rather than paying someone else to do them for you.   And one of the easiest repairs of all is to replace missing buttons on shirts, coats or pants.   You can buy cards of buttons at any fabric store.   My local fabric store has an entire…

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Budget Savers

Save Time and Money by Flash Freezing

One of the ways that I save both time and money is to flash freeze certain foods in order to be able to pull them out of the freezer in the quantities that I want, when I want without having to pry things apart. To flash freeze anything, simply lay out individually whichever food you are freezing on a cookie…

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