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Yesterday I received a sweet card from One Hundred Dollars a Month reader Rita. I don’t know about you, but I LOVE getting letters in the mail. With all the texting and emails we send out each day it’s really special when you get to hold an actual letter in your hand. Thanks for thinking of me Rita! :)

Have a great Friday everyone, and get out there and have some fun.

Mavis

Amazon Gold Box Deal of the Day – Bushnell Legend Ultra HD 10x 42mm Roof Prism Binocular

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Available Kindle Books I think are cool…

The prices on Kindle Books can change quickly, so grab them while you can.

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If you love hummus as much as I do you’ll want to print this $1.00 off Tribe Hummus Coupon available on the Tribe Hummus Page.

crazy8 sale coupons

Got Kids? Crazy 8 is offering markdowns for $9.99 and under! Now is the time to stock up!

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The 12-Pack Chocolate Chip Clif Bars is only $11.34 shipped when you use the subscribe and save option at checkout.

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Zulily has Mason Jar Mugs on sale today. Get a 4-Pack for only $9.99.

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Discount Mags is offering a 1 year subscription to Natural Health Magazine for only $4.99 a year when you use code MAVIS at checkout. This deal will expire tonight 2/28/14 at midnight EST so be sure and grab your subscription before then.

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Check out these deals on butterfly jewelry. I love those blue butterfly earrings!!

DIY-Dishwasher-Tablets-RecipeHave you tried making your own Dishwasher Tabs? They are super easy to make! Get my recipe for DIY Dishwasher Tabs HERE or Pin it for Later.

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Pinzon Basics 100-Percent Egyptian Cotton 6-Piece Towel Set $18.99

We have these towels and LOVE them!

  • 6-piece oversized and extra-heavy towel set includes 2 bath towels, 2 hand towels, and 2 washcloths; imported
  • Woven with over 4-1/2 pounds of 100-percent Egyptian cotton for softness, absorbency, and durability
  • Available in an array of colors to easily accessorize with home linens
  • Machine washable and dryable
  • Bath towels measure 30 by 56 inches; hand towels measure 18 by 30 inches; washcloths measure 13 by 13 inches

Go HERE to see all the color choices available

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Here are a few deals on party favors:

how to get rid of weeds

Amazon currently has the Chapin 1-Gallon Lawn and Garden Sprayer on sale for $9.99. We have one and I fill it with vinegar to get rid of weeds. See how HERE.

life dvd set

Groupon has the BBC Life 4-Disc DVD or Blu-ray Set Narrated by Oprah Winfrey on sale for just $12.99. This would make a great education gift.

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Print a coupon good for $1.00 off any Sucrets Lozenge Product

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How to Hard Boil Eggs in a Rice Cooker

How to Hard Boil Eggs in a Rice Cooker

How to Hard Boil Eggs in a Rice Cooker

I don’t know about you, but I use our rice cooker at least 5 times a week.  Until now, I’ve used it for, well, rice.  But, then Lisa from Facebook gave me this clever little trick:

We have the same rice cooker and I love mine too *squeal*!!! Did you know that you can hardboil eggs in them?! You can steam them for 20 minutes or place them in the bottom of the pot with enough water to cover them and set it to steam for 10 minutes. I add a little baking soda to my water and no matter how fresh the eggs were, the shells peeled right off. Last night we boiled eggs for salad and steamed lobster at the same time!

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I seriously get giddy when I can use a kitchen gadget that I already have to do more than one thing {nerd alert}.  Thanks Lisa for the awesome tip!

~Mavis

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What’s In My Food – How Hot Dogs Are Made

Everyone knows hot dogs are barfalicious.  On one hand, they are super tasty while watching a sporting event.  On the other hand, they are literally filled with disgustingness and then shoved in a filthy casing.  To top it all off, most of us have even been willing to buy them from street vendors with dirty nails and a sinus infection.  Why do we keep eating them?  Do we have no shame?

hot dogs

Traditional hot dogs are made with chicken, beef, and pork trimmings {parts not fit for other types of consumption}.  Then they are mixed with modified starches, spices, and corn syrup.  The result is a gloppy gray/pink goop.  Watch the video, see the goop, tell me, will you ever eat another hot dog again?  I can’t say I won’t, because forever is a long time, but for today at least, the thought kinda makes me want to gag.

Do you eat hot dogs?  If so, do you just try not to think about how they are made?

~Mavis

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Food Waste in America – The Food Recovery Network

A big thanks to Linda from facebook for passing this story along.  I’m sure you watched the clip, but if not, it’s about my favorite subject:  food waste.  A student in Maryland who was upset by the amount of food that went to waste each day in his college cafeteria started what he called the Food Recovery Network.  He partnered first with his own school and then with others to take the uneaten food and donate it to the needy.

I think this is awesome–plus, I must be hungry, because the pasta they are dishing up in the video looks super tasty.  It would seriously make me sick to know that that was all getting thrown away, instead of dished up on the plate of someone who would otherwise go hungry.

If you are a college student and are interested in getting a chapter of The Food Recovery Network started in your area, go HERE for more information.

Did you know about this program?  Awesome.  Just awesome.

~Mavis

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Mavis Garden Blog – New Flowers for the Window Box, Planting Peas and More

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Now that I’m all caught up on sleep, and our bags are unpacked and all the laundry has been put away, I can finally get back to gardening again.

planting peas

I started a few packets of peas in gutters a few weeks ago and put them in the greenhouse because it was too cold to plant the pea seeds outside. Yesterday I planted the rest of the peas along the edges of some wire cages I picked up last summer at a yard sale down the road from us. I’m excited.Because once the vines get going, I think it’s going to look pretty cool. Umm, and uniform which is super important if you have OCD. 😉

baby carrots

Carrots. I couldn’t wait any longer for them to grow so I dug up a few babies for a recipe I’ll be making a little later on today. Lucy the Puggle dog will help me dig up the rest of the carrots today. winter leeks

Winter leeks! Is it weird that I don’t want to harvest them?

winter garlic

Garlic! Holy cannoli’s, we will have more than a years supply for garlic this year that’s for sure.

window box ideas

And last but not least, the front window box. The Home Depot had cyclamen in stock so I grabbed 6 plants. Now I’m on the hunt for some English daisies to fill up the rest of the window box.

How is YOUR garden growing these days? Do you still have snow? Are you going crazy yet because all you can think about is your garden?

~Mavis

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Missing Roosters, Free Kindle Books, Cast Iron, Garden Deals, Pet Smart, The North Face and More

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Yesterday afternoon Lucy the Puggle dog and I were working in the backyard when all of the sudden it dawned on me that I hadn’t heard the roosters in quite a while. So I went to investigate. Sure enough, the HH got rid of them while we were away.

WHAT A STINKER!!

Can you believe that? When I asked what he did with them he told me he gave them to the Hunter up the street, who then gave them to the couple down the road who keeps chickens. {This is true because occasionally I see a “Fresh Eggs” sign out in front of their property.}

But still, what a total meany giving away our roos like that. We didn’t even get to say goodbye. Grrrr.

What do you think? I mean really, not everyone wants to be woken up at 4am by a rooster. But still.

Mavis

Amazon Gold Box Deal of the Day – 40% Off New Balance Trail-Running Shoes

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Get a Bottle Ring Opener for just $0.75 shipped! Perfect for St. Patrick’s Day. 😉

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Get a set of 3 Cast Iron Pans for only $22.99! The reviews on these are great.

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Have you ever made your own hot chocolate before? Homemade cocoa is super easy to make! Get my recipe for homemade hot cocoa mix HERE or Pin it for Later.

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Have you ordered your garden seeds yet? Botanical Interests is offering FREE SHIPPING with all orders over $50. Wahooo! You can check out the seeds I ordered for my 2014 garden HERE.

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Get 48 Double Rolls of Angel Soft Toilet Paper shipped to your front door for only $19.89 when you “clip” the $1.00 off coupon {must be logged into your Amazon account to see it} and use the subscribe and save option at checkout.

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Pet Smart is offering FREE SHIPPING on all orders through March 2nd, 2014. No order minimum. I’ve ordered dog food from them and the shipping was fast!! Plus, if your order is over $60 you’ll save an additional 15%.

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REI Outlet Deal of the Day – The North Face Grizzly Fleece Jacket  $79.93 shipped {was $160!} I have this jacket is and it is so unbelievably cozy!!

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Women-s-Health magazine

Discount Mags is offering a 1 year subscription to Woman’s Health Magazine for only $4.99 a year when you use code MAVIS at checkout. This deal will expire tonight 2/27/14 at midnight EST so be sure and grab your subscription before then.

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Groupon is offering a 60 Snack Pack Assortment of YumEarth Fruit Snacks, Gummy Bears, and Sour Beans for just $24.99 shipped.

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Tiny Prints Birthday Sale 30% Off Sitewide – Now through March 4th, 2014 you’ll receive 30% off your Tiny Prints order when you use code BDAY10 at checkout. I’ve ordered from this company in the past and have been very please with their products and quick shipping.

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Freezer Meal – Chicken and Spinach Lasagna

Freezer Meal - Chicken and Spinach Lasagna

Freezer Meal - Chicken and Spinach Lasagna

I should put a warning on this recipe: if you want leftovers, do not make this. Well I guess if you have a Monkey Boy of your own this warning would apply. He’d probably stage a revolt if I stopped making this. He’s a lasagna junkie and this stuff is like candy to him.

Freezer Meal - Chicken and Spinach Lasagna

Ingredients

1 lb shredded chicken {I use  Zaycon chicken and shred it like THIS}
1/2 yellow onion, finely chopped
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1 {24 oz} jar of spaghetti sauce or 3 1/2 cups homemade tomato sauce
2 cups cooked spinach leaves
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
1 {1 lb} tub cottage cheese {you could use ricotta if you’d rather}
2 tbsp parsley
4 oz lasagna noodles, cooked then placed in cold water to cool
1 1/2 cups shredded mozzarella cheese {I sometimes bump this up to 2 cups}

Freezer Meal - Chicken and Spinach Lasagna Recipe

Directions

In large skillet, mix onions, salt and garlic powder {I add a dash of olive oil} and cook until onions are translucent.  Add spaghetti sauce and chicken, and simmer for 10 min, stirring occasionally. While sauce is simmering, combine spinach, cottage cheese, Parmesan cheese and parsley in a separate bowl. Mix until combined and set aside.

Next up, you’ll layer the lasagna. I use 3 layers, but you could do more or less, depending on preference. I always coat the bottom of my 9×13 pan with a bit of spaghetti sauce to keep the noodles from sticking. Then layer a single row of noodles, followed by about 1/3 of your sauce/meat mixture and then 1/3 of the cottage cheese mix {try to spread this out a bit}. Then add 1/3 of the mozzarella cheese. You can reverse the cheese, cottage cheese mixture layer. I’ve made it both ways & didn’t notice a difference. Just make sure you end with mozzarella cheese on top of your top layer. It browns up nice and bubbly! Repeat 2 more times.

Freezer Meals  Chicken and Spinach Lasagna

To Cook: Cover with foil and bake at 350 degrees for 40-45 minutes or until cooked through.
To Freeze: Cover with foil and place lasagna pan on a cookie sheet so it freezes flat. When ready to use cook from frozen for 60 -75 minutes at 350 degrees.

Looking for more easy freezer meal ideas? See the full list of freezer meals HERE. Here are a few of my favorites:

Roadside Sliders Recipe

Easy Freezer Meal Meatballs

Peach Crisp Recipe

Cilantro Lime Chicken

Chicken Cacciatore

Chicken Casserole with Mashed Potato Topping

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How to Keep Guacamole from Turning Brown

How to Keep Guacamole from Turning Brown

How to Keep Guacamole from Turning Brown

I love guacamole–not in the tastes great sort of way, but in the I want to marry it sort of way.  It’s one of the fastest things to go at a party {next to brownies, I think}, so I love to whip it up and take it when we get invited somewhere.  I don’t love when it turns brown before we get there, though.

How to Ripen Avocados

Avocados turn brown because of oxidation–so basically, the minute you expose them to the air, they start to age {hmm, maybe that’s my problem–too much air}.  So, really, the trick is to minimize exposure to air.  😉

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Over the years I’ve learned two great ways to keep guacamole green. The first is to whip up your favorite guacamole recipe as usual and then cover the top with lime slices.

The second is to put the guac in an airtight container, squirt the top with a TINY bit of lemon juice {not too much, since your recipe probably already had lemon or lime juice in it}, and then lay a piece of plastic wrap over the top of the guacamole, tucking it in at the edges then throw the lid on your container and head to the party.  {If you aren’t using the guacamole right away, make sure to store it in the fridge.}

Easy enough, right? How do YOU keep your guacamole green?

Mavis wants to know.

How to Freeze Avocados

Stock up when prices are low! See my How to Freeze Avocados Tutorial.

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