Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Thursday, October 25, 2012
Posted by Sisters with Stuff at 8:53 PM
Monday, October 22, 2012
Posted by Sisters with Stuff at 8:36 PM
Tuesday, October 16, 2012
If you've been fearful about making your own stock, trust me, it is so easy and so yummy and so inexpensive to make. I got 28 cups of stock from this batch that I made a few days ago and it ended up being $ .24 a cup. 1 Whole Chicken $3.82 (I buy the Foster Farms chicken when it's on sale for $ .88 a pound), Celery, Carrots, Onion, Garlic approximately $3.00.
I just put everything in a big stock pot, add water and bring to a boil and then let it simmer for hours and hours and hours. You want the bones to break apart to get all the good stuff, you also want to skim the fat and other stuff that comes to the top, after a while I get lazy and I don't keep up with skimming but it still turns out good.
When it's done I let it cool down and then I strain it, you can try salvage some of the meat but mine ends up total mush so it's not worth it, I just put it all in the compost. I pour all the stock into plastic freezer containers and then just take one out as I need it. Nothing compares to the taste of homemade stock and it's not loaded with salt, you couldn't even get store bought stock for $ .24 a cup. Definitely a staple in my house.
I've never made beef stock, I never use it but i'm sure it's the same principle just boil beef bones and vegetables. If you don't eat meat you could just make veggie stock, there are a lot of other veggies you could add, I just used what I had on hand but you could also add leeks and parsley for more flavor. Whatever works for you, there is no right or wrong. Have fun!
Posted by Sisters with Stuff at 11:13 AM
Monday, October 15, 2012
Just in time for the Holidays, get free address labels from Vistaprint. I order a holiday design for my Christmas cards and they last about 2 years, I'm about out so I'm going to pick out a new design for this year. Totally free you just pay shipping, starts at $3.69. I've ordered quite a few things from Vistaprint and I am always happy with my order, I've never had any problems, you can even use Paypal!
Posted by Sisters with Stuff at 7:20 PM
Friday, October 12, 2012
Thursday, October 11, 2012
Posted by Sisters with Stuff at 10:16 AM
Wednesday, October 10, 2012
Tuesday, October 9, 2012
Even if you aren't an extreme couponer you can always use cereal coupons, that's one thing most people have around the house to eat for breakfast or snacks, just click on the link to print. It's a crime to pay full price for cereal!
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Posted by Sisters with Stuff at 10:49 PM
Posted by Sisters with Stuff at 2:39 PM
This might be a touchy subject, I know a lot of people look forward to the Holidays and getting gifts but to be honest I am so over the whole Christmas gift thing. I don't want gifts, I tell my husband not to buy me anything and I don't buy him anything, we do have a young daughter and I'm not a complete grinch, obviously we buy her gifts for Christmas and she gets gifts from santa but I don't go overboard. I hear people talk about how expensive the Holidays are because they are buying gifts for all their family members and I just find it outrageous that people will go into debt because they have to buy things for all of their extended family. I tell my whole family do not buy us gifts, we always do gifts for the kids but the adults don't need it. I know it is supposed to be the act of giving that gives us happiness and I absolutely get that when I see the kids faces light up but I don't want someone going into debt just to "give me something" and I think it's just selfish if you are an adult and you still expect gifts even though family members may be going through tough financial times.
If you want to declare a no-gift Christmas this year start now, you can start telling family members that you will not be buying gifts this year (other than kids of course) and that you don't expect any in return. If you absolutely want to give something just make a small homemade food item (I usually give loaves of pumpkin bread) or a box of chocolates or make a small cash donation in their name to a charity but don't ruin your finances because you feel pressured into buying something big. I know families have traditions and you buy things just because that's what you do and what you have always done but nothing says you have to. Just enjoy the family time together and leave all "the stuff" out of it!
Posted by Sisters with Stuff at 11:12 AM
Friday, October 5, 2012
If you have a small splinter and don't have any tweezers available try using a piece of scotch tape, place a clean piece of sticky tape on the splinter site and then pull it off in the opposite direction that the splinter went in. You might try this with kids if they are scared of the tweezers or a needle!
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
Posted by Sisters with Stuff at 12:01 PM
Posted by Sisters with Stuff at 8:50 AM