November 10, 2008

Homemade Applesauce

I did it!!! I finally made applesauce. I thought it was going to be more difficult then it was but man who was I kidding... it was a piece of cake!
Here's what I did.

I used three apples (i was going to use four but the fourth one was bad see below) I peeled them and then cut them with an apple slicer (much much easier)

This is my bad apple :(

After you peel and slice stick them in the pan with about 1/4 cup of water (I would add more if you had more apples) bring water to boil and then cover and simmer

Wait till they are cooked all the way through and then mash (i didn't wait long enough to mash them- it doesn't hurt the applesauce it just makes it chunkier)

After you mash them you can leave it plan or add cinammon and sugar
(I add cinammon and sugar)

Three apples doesn't make that much applesauce but I just want to try it before I used a whole bunch of apples. My next project is Apple Butter (and I am going to can them... mmmmm good)

November 9, 2008

Target Shooping

I don't always find great deals at Target but when i do they are GREAT! 

Last week they had their buy 5 Kellogg's cereals get $5 gift card. So Saturday I head out to Target (my main reason for going was to get garbage bags :))

While I was there I found Zip-Lock bags 25 ct. (normally they are near the registers but they have been on clearance for a while now) for 50 cents!!!! I got out my handy dandy note book and found 6 $1/2 and 4 .40/1. So I ended up get 16 bags for $0.40. That means not even a penny for each bag! Last week in our papers was a coupon for free $5 gift card (from target) when you buy 3 pledge products. I took advantage of this. The Pledge duster and refills were on "temporary price cut" for $2.69 x 3= 8.07. I had 3 $1/1 making it 5.07. And I got a $5 gift card! Plus I bought the zip-lock bags with that so i think it was somewhere around $6.00. I bought 5 boxes of cereal and used 5 $1/1 Kellogg's q's. I was around 8.00 something. I turned around and bought 5 more boxes of cereal and one box of garbage bags. I think it was like 17.00.  

All in all I spent nothing. I started with a $30 gift card and came home with $13 left in gift cards!! No too bad if you ask me. 

(i will try to get my receipts from the car later so I can give you the actual prices.)