Tip Tuesday – Gas Tank

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This is an old trick, but we still come across people who don’t know this.

Not sure what side the gas tank is on? Maybe you are in a rental or borrowed a friends car???

Just take a look at the gas gauge. Usually there will be a small arrow on the side of the tank on your gauge. This indicates which side the tank is on!

 

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Food Friday – Pepperoni Pizza Buns

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These pepperoni pockets are great for after school, football treats, or a quick dinner. Here are the easy directions to this tasty treat.

Ingredients:

1 package canned biscuits (no flaky layers)

1 package pepperoni (sliced)

Cheese – Use what you have (mozzarella, cheddar, string cheese)

1 Tbsp butter

1 Tbsp parmesan cheese

1 jar Marinara sauce

 

Directions:

1. Open biscuits and roll each biscuit flat, about the size of a small salad plate

2. Place 1 peperoni in the center of the dough

3. Place a small cube or tsp of grated cheese on the pepperoni

4. Place another pepperoni  on top of the cheese

5. Pull the sides of the dough up and over the meat and cheese

6. Flip the un over and place in an oven safe dish

7. Melt butter and brush over entire pan of buns

8. Top with parmesan cheese

9. Cook at 375 for about 10 mins

10. Serve with warm marinara sauce

 

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Thrifty Thursday – Superbowl Savings!

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Are you having a Super Bowl party this year? Parties can certainly add up! Food, snacks, drinks, decorations, alcohol… it can really become a pricy party. Here are some tips to have a great party and save money:

1. Don’t do it all yourself: Pot luck is ok. Pick a base food such as burgers, dogs, or pizza and have the guests brings sides, appetizers and dips.

2. Decoration Don’ts: Don’t spend a ton of money on specialty decor. Visit your local dollar store and pick out party supplies in your team colors. Then get only a couple of specialty items such as a football dish or tray.

3. Don’t spend money on your home: What does that mean? No new TV’s, sound systems, or even professional carpet cleaning. If you don’t have a good set up for football watching, don’t volunteer to host. If you have a friend that is willing to lend you speakers or even a carpet shampooer, knock yourself out! But don’t spend a  bunch of money on your house. No one cares.

4. Fun & Free: Superbowl isn’t just about the game. People like watching the commercials and socializing. Go online and create some free Bingo cards. They have templates or you can create your own with popular commercials such as Chevy, Pepsi or Doritos. Here is a link to one: http://www.sheknows.com/food-and-recipes/articles/813200/super-bowl-party-game-super-bowl-bingo. This will make watching the commercials fun as well!

For the little tikes, put together a half time scavenger hunt. These are also found online for free.  Here is one we used for New Years http://www.quickhunts.com/new-years-eve-scavenger-hunt-78cf

 

5. Save on drinks: Drinks are the most expensive part of the party. Soda, beer and juice for kids can add up.

Use 2 litters for soda rather than cans.

Get out your punch bowl and create a fun drink. It’s cheaper than a variety of juice

Get one kind of beer and inform your guests to “bring their favorite adult beverage”

Offer water! You can dress it up with lemons slices, but have water in a jug or pitcher.

 

Have a great Superbowl!

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Food Friday – Healthy Choices

oatmeal

Oatmeal is a great choice when it comes to breakfast options. Any oatmeal is better than no breakfast at all, but is one oatmeal better than another? Maybe! Although instant oatmeal may seem more convenient, the old fashion oatmeal might be a better option.  The traditional oatmeal is free from harsh chemicals and preservatives that are found in the instant versions.  The lack of preservatives helps the body to process more slowly therefore allowing your body to use it as fuel rather than convert to sugar and eventual fat. A great alternative to instant is to pre-measure the traditional version in baggies. You can still heat it up in the microwave and add fresh fruits, nuts, milk or sugar after heating.

 

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Thrifty Thursday – Fun Cheap or Free

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Did your budget make it in to your New Years resolutions? Eating right and losing weight always seem to make the list, but lots of families have monetary goals they want to reach. Weather you’re saving for a vacation or reducing debt we have a suggestion for you. Visit Fun Cheap or Free. This frugal mom has great tips and tricks to saving you money this year. From free entertainment to meal planning, she has some great ideas that you’ll love. Head over and subscribe today!

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Words of Wisdom Wednesdays – Mark Twain

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Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do, so throw off the bowlines, sail away from safe harbor, catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore, Dream, Discover.

-Mark Twain

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Tip Tuesday – Dipped Strawberries

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Chocolate dipped strawberries don’t have to be for special occasions. They are a great dessert for any night of the week. Next time you make this delicious treat, try cutting off the bottom of the strawberry. You will have perfect standing strawberries that can be filled with cream or cream cheese!

 

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Food Friday – Cranberry Sauce Year Round

cranberry sauce

Cranberry sauce is usually reserved for the holidays, but it shouldn’t be! It’s true that cranberries are seasonal, but most fruits and veggies are. It’s easy to have delicious cranberry sauce year around with this tip and easy recipe.

1. Buy fresh bagged cranberries while in season and freeze them.  You can use them in smoothies etc…

2. Use this easy recipe to enjoy a great cranberry sauce that complements dinner, sandwiches, toast and more.

 

Ingredients:

  • 12 oz bag of cranberries
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1  cup orange juice

 

Directions:

  • Put cranberries in sauce pan over medium heat
  • add sugar
  • add orange juice
  • Bring to a boil
  • Let cranberries cook down to a sauce
  • refrigerate

 

Yup its that easy! and delicious!

 

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