Saturday, October 27, 2012

Freebies For My Birthday

So yesterday was my birthday.  And for the last two weeks I have received many, many birthday e-mails.  I encourage everyone to sign up for various company websites for fabulous freebies on your birthday.

I received a coupon from Crest/Oral B for $10 off a $40 Oral Care Purchase, a few coupons for cleaning products and excellent discount offers from beauty products, here are the offers I received.

Bonefish Grill - Free Bang Bang Shrimp or Jamaican Coconut Pie 

Taco Johns - Free Order of Cini-Sopapilla Bites

Arby's - Free 12oz Shake

Applebee's - Free Dessert (with purchase)

Wendy's - $1.00 off Premium Combo Meal

Joe's Crab Shack - Free Appetizer

Fuddruckers - Free 1/3 lb Burger (with purchase of another)

Texas Roadhouse - Free Appetizer or Sidekick of Ribs

Buffalo Wild Wings - Free Dessert (Chocolate Fudge Cake or Ice Cream w/topping)

Pappa Murphy's Pizza - Free Cookie Dough (with purchase of any pizza)

Macaroni Grill - Free Appetizer (although we no longer have a Macaroni Grill in town)

I know there  probably were more that I didn't print out yet.  But just to give you an idea of what you can get just for subscribing to their website.  Not too bad, huh? They all have expire dates, most expire about two weeks after, so print them out and start enjoying your complimentary food.


Have a great Saturday, and Go Big Red!

Monday, October 22, 2012

I Just Joined Smiley360

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'Tis The Season for Canning Vegetables

Good Monday Morning,

Now is the time of season, when you try to extend the life of your vegetable garden.  Freezing and canning are one of my favorite things to do with the fresh produce from the garden. You are also preserving fresh vegetables, and not worrying about pesticides you may find on store bought produce.  Very eco-friendly way of eating.

I love to can salsa.  I make both the boiling salsa method as well as the chopped and jarred.  The later only lasts around a week or so.  Make sure you have plenty of tomatoes.  I used to grow jalapenos, habaneros and banana peppers and don't forget the chopped onions.  Delicious!

Canning sweet corn is another favorite of mine.  My boys' great grandmother used to freeze the best sweet corn ever.  She would blanch the sweet corn, cut from cob and add sugar and salt before placing it in quart size ziplock bags.  This was excellent in a crockpot for holiday get togethers.

I once tried to freeze habanero and jalapeno peppers so I could use them at a later time, but they turned out pretty mushy.  I will need to find a better way to freeze these.  I know you can pickle them, but then you loose the natural flavor of the peppers.

Head on over  The Fresh Preserve Store, the Kelly Blue book of Canning.  I think I will check out this book, with as much canning as I do.

Lastly, I have been invited to a Pompeian Twitter party on Smiley360. It is my first party invite. My problem is, I do not know how to Tweet.  I think I will need to research this and sign up for a Twitter account.  Olive oil is so much better for your health than some vegetable oils.  I am pretty excited.  You can join too,
Join me for the Smiley360 #PompeianParty on Twitter on Wed 10/24 at 9pm ET! Hang out & win prizes!

Another cloudy, gloomy day in Nebraska, it will be a great day for canning.