So, I canned 9 pints and a 12 oz. jar of peppers and onions yesterday, and I need to find a home for them in my cupboard. I was thinking of taking New Year’s Day (yep, thinking out that far ahead) to do a canned goods inventory, to see what I’ve got left and what I want to can during 2014. But as I was trying to find space for these 10 new jars, I figured I should just do the inventory now. That way, if Bountiful Baskets has some good deals on case goods, I know what I could use to can. Read the rest of this entry
Your friendly neighborhood Nerdy Housewife recently had a birthday upon which she turned $39.95 plus shipping and handling. As is our tradition, The Hubs and I went down to Denver for the day. We went to IKEA to browse, had Italian buffet for lunch, checked out the offerings at JoAnn Fabrics, and went to the kitchen widget store at a nearby outlet mall. I had been eyeing up a set of attachments for my Kitchen Aid mixer – the set with the grinder, strainer, and slicer/grater attachments. Merciful heavens, it was on sale that day, so guess what my birthday present was?! Read the rest of this entry
Save your vegetable scraps! I know a common use for scraps is to compost them for use in gardens. Well, I don’t have a garden (yet), so composting is out of the picture for now. Instead, I keep a gallon Ziploc bag in the freezer, and I fill it with vegetable scraps. Read the rest of this entry
Today was Bountiful Baskets pick-up day! I contributed for a basket, and added on a box of a dozen mangos and a 25# box of nectarines. All these fruits and veggies for $40! Bananas, green peppers, kiwis, mustard greens, butter lettuce, cherries, mushrooms, carrots, melon, onions, and yep, more nectarines Read the rest of this entry
I picked up some sweet cherries for a FANTASTIC price – $1.99/lb.! I haven’t been able to touch cherries for less than $5 a pound until now, and the sales have been around $3 a pound, so my $2 a pound was too good to pass up. I’ve got 4.5 pounds of gorgeous sweet cherries from Sprouts Farmers Market. BTW, if you have a Sprouts in your neck of the woods, GO! They have fabulous prices on produce, really good looking meat, and a wide variety of other natural, organic, and conventional products.