Archive for September, 2011

Chocolate Craisin Granola Bars on $5 Dinners!

I’m at the hospital with my 5 year old who has pneumonia.  She is improving and should be going home soon.  I’ll tell you more about it when I get home and get my life back together.

In the meantime, I wanted to pop in and say check out my guest post at!  I can’t tell you how flattered I was when Erin invited me to kick-off a new series of after school snacks on her blog.  Click on over and try some Chocolate Craisin Granola Bars!

{Expired}Amazon:12 cans of Eden Organic Black Beans for $12.75 shipped

Currently, Eden Organic Black Beans, No Salt Added, 15-Ounce Cans (Pack of 12) are $12.75 through subscribe and save.

About Subscribe and Save:

When you select subscribe and save you not only get a discount but you also get FREE shipping! If you decide you don’t want to have the item automatically shipped to you, you can cancel at any time. Simply log into Amazon, go to “My Account,” click “manage subscribe and save items” and cancel the subscription. I have been known to sign up for the discount and cancel my subscription the day my order ships.


Thanks Money Saving Mom!

How to Freeze Corn

We found a local farmer who has the most delicious sweet corn.  I decided I wanted some year round, so it was time to learn how to freeze corn.  I bought a bushel of corn which is about 70 ears.  We ate and shared more than half of it and froze the rest.

Freezing corn is not a difficult process.  You will need to “blanch” it before freezing it.  This means you need to cook the corn a bit to stop the enzymes from breaking down the corn while in storage.



What you’ll need:

Vegetable Brush
Large Bowl
Lots of Ice (You may want to buy a bag if you are freezing several dozen ears)
Bundt Pan
Sharp Knife
Freezer Bags