Thursday, June 13, 2013

Kale Chips... meh.

Not horrible, but not great.  I figured I would try to make some kale chips since it is all over pinterest and super healthy.  I did a basic recipe.  Pull the leaves off the spine and wash in a salad spinner.  Then toss with a little olive oil and salt.  Bake at 350 for 15 minutes.  Definitely easy peasey.  They looked like the other pictures.

I tried one, and at first it was yummy.  The ruffle edges made a very light and airy texture.  You immediately taste the salt and it is pretty good.  Then the kale flavor starts to come through as you chew...  not horrible but not what I would call good.  Kale is kinda bitter and you definitely get that with the chips.  After eating a few, I kinda had this weird aftertaste, too.  So, I'm not loving this one.  But I tried.  Alex is my kids who asks for salad with every meal and he didn't like it either.  Andrew's words were "that's disgusting."

Saturday, June 1, 2013

Printing Money.

Printing is the easiest way to get coupons.  You are basically printing money to buy groceries.  The best part is, you don't even have to look through all the hundreds of coupons on the printing sites because the bloggers have already matched the coupons to the sale ad with a link to the exact coupon.  Really, could it get any easier?  Coupons often expire at the end of the month and a new batch of printable coupons are available at the beginning of the month.

Worried about the cost of paper and ink?  I get paper free with coupons and rebates.  I get my ink refilled at Walgreens for less than $12, which is much cheaper than buying a new cartridge.  Plus, you only need to print coupons in black and white.  I use the economy/ink saver setting on my printer and the coupons scan just fine.  (I used everyday color printing on the above picture.)

Maybe you don't eat Chex Mix, Frozen pizza or canned veggies?  Well, there are tons of health and beauty coupons, too.  Everyone needs toothpaste, soap and razors.