Canning, Candy and Coupons!

Here I am catching up on the last week and a half again! Well, it has been a busy one! Last week I learned how to can, which was a lot of fun. I was actually afraid of canning and a friend helped work through that by learning how to do it. The results were having fun, and 13 and a half quarts sized cans of spaghetti sauce! I liked it so much that I am trying to find the equipment I need to do it on my own.

Now this one is for my sister. I made Buckeyes. This is a treat that my sister learned how to make and they were very yummy. Well, I was asked to bring dessert to a meeting and selfishly I wanted to bring something that I could eat. (I am eating Gluten-free — that’s another post!) Well, Buckeyes seemed the perfect dessert! It was the first time I had ever made them. And to my surprise they turned out well. I even melted the chocolate over simmering water. I felt like I was Martha Stewart! heehee.

For my couponing fun I spent $41, saved $101.85, and earned $8 of Register Rewards and Extra bucks. I was able to get Danny 2 fusion razors for $3 out of pocket. They cost $11.99 each, but the refill cartridges cost at least $18! I also got 10 jars of organic baby food for $0.40 each rather than $1.09 each! Best of all I got the large size Garnier Fructis Shampoo for $1 each they cost $6.99 each. It was a good stockpiling week because I didn’t have a lot of food grocery items.

Overall, it was a great week of learning new things and using my time and money wisely. Oh, yeah. One more new thing that I did was I went to Aldi for the first time. It’s definitely an experience, but their prices are great so I will be going back!