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Corn

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I live on Long Island, NY and it is pretty amazing. I can be in the city in an hour or at a farm or winery in less then an hour. The best of both worlds. Youngest daughter and I went out to a few farms that we like to see what was going on. This is my favorite time of year to go out East. At one of the farms, corn was $21 for a bushel. So we bought one. They guarantee at least 50 ears of corn. Mine had 53. That comes to a little less then 40¢ an ear. They sell individual ears for 75¢ each.

We get a bushel almost every year. We look forward to it. It is so sweet and delicious. I personally think it is the best corn. The problem with corn is the longer you let it sit the starchier it gets. So I got to work on processing the corn. 

I get my biggest pot out and fill it half way with water. Then I start husking corn. All of the husks go into my compost bin. I can get 15 ears of corn in the pot at a time. They are big ears. I boil them for 20 minutes. 

I then pull them out and let them cool do…

My Frugal List: Week of September 10, 2018

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My week has been crazy. I ended up with an emergency visit to the eye doctor. I woke up Friday in the middle of the night in extreme pain.  I though Hubby might have accidentally punched me in the eye with his elbow (he didn't). My eye wouldn't stop tearing and I was in a ton of pain. I woke hubby up and he tried looking at my eye.  The light was killing it.  He got me drops (they burned), a cold rag and pain meds. After an hour or so, I fell back to sleep, In the morning it was a little better but it was super itchy. I couldn't keep it open because any light was killing it. I have had a virus in my eye about 6 years ago that was pretty bad. I have had pink eye numerous times. This wasn't either of those. The doctor opened at 9 am and that's when I called. They had a 4:30 pm appointment. I said I couldn't wait that long. I will just go to the ER. They said they would squeeze me in at 11 am. So Hubby drove me since we thought they would dilate my eye. I was sup…

Friday Freebies

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So remember the drum set Hubby got free a couple of weeks ago. Well the guy called him the other day and said he came a cross the Iron Cobra double foot pedal. Did he want it for free? Hubby ran out the day. It retails for $200-$400 brand new. That was a great freebie.

Youngest daughter went to the dentist and got some free samples. We get 2 cleanings a year per person included in our insurance so might as well go. We are already paying for it. 

I got 2 more books from Kelloggs Family Rewards. I am giving all of them away with a gift for a new baby. We love to read and I always give a book with a new baby gift. 

We always loved Clifford so I ordered a bunch of them. If you are a member, you should check it out. I earn gift cards several times a year. My parents and sister linked their grocery cards to my account so I get points quickly. They are always doing special promos with purchases. Even if I can't use them, I can usually find someone who will. Other wise it becomes a donation.…

Blueberry Muffins

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We went blueberry picking while we were away on vacation is August. We have used them in pancakes, waffles and smoothies. Hubby requested blueberry muffins so I made a batch today since I was off. The temps are cooler so I didn't mind turning the oven on. 

1 1/2 cup flour
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons baking powder
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1 egg
1/3 cup soy milk
1 cup blueberries

Mix everything together except the blueberries. Then add them and gently mix. Hubby is allergic to dairy so we use soy milk. You can use cow milk or almond milk if you prefer. 



Cook at 400 degrees for 25 minutes. It makes 12 cupcake size muffins. Somehow 12 never make it into the picture. Enjoy!



Adding to my Pantry

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The clearance racks at supermarkets have not be doing well all summer long. I have gotten an item here or there but not very much. This week changed that. There was a full section and then some additional carts full. The clearance items are only good if you will use them. There was a lot of cat stuff in one cart and we don't have a cat so that was easy to pass. Other items are marked down but I can do better with sales and coupons. You really have to know your prices when you shop clearance. I got lots of goodies at Stop & Shop. 

The coconut chocolate milks were originally $2.99 but marked down to 74¢ each They are shelf stable and dated for 2020. I got 4.

Blueberry Chex cereal was marked down to $1.04. I try to keep cereal under $1.50 so that was good. 

Granola was marked down to 82¢ each. They were originally $3.29. I got 7. YD has been eating it a lot lately and this was very cheap. I hope she likes this kind. If not I will bring it to work and give it to my coworkers. They ea…