Once upon a time I tried to clip coupons to save money. I purchased just the cutest little coupon organizer that cost more than anything I saved. I spent a lot of time clipping and organizing and, occasionally, actually remembered to take my cute stash to the grocery store. I would spend more time wandering up and down the isles looking for the discounted product. As I checked out, expecting to save at least $5, I realized that half of my coupons had expired. I quit clipping coupons. Recently I came across the Coupon Mom website and took a look. Now she has the right idea! She also does most of the work for you. I'm giving it a try because I know, that with a little discipline, I can potentially save a significant amount of money. Another good web site is Coupon Lady. This morning I received my Friday coupons in an e-mail from her website ready to print! I was especially pleased because they were foods that we really eat like MaraNatha nut butters and Kraft Parmesan Cheese. Check out these two videos and see what you think---if you aren't currently using coupons you might change your mind!
Friday, October 7, 2011
Here is the recipe my mom used all those years ago that has still remained a family favorite.
3 cups sugar
1 cup veg. oil
2 1/2 cups canned pumpkin
4 beaten eggs ( I use 3/4 cup egg whites)
1/3 cup water
3 1/3 cup flour
3 tsp. cinnamon
2 tsp. nutmeg
2 tsp. soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1 1/2 cup chopped pecans or walnuts
Blend all ingredients together.
Grease and flour ( or use Baker's Choice or Pam baking spray) 4 one pound coffee cans or
4 29oz. tin pumpkin cans or 4 mini loaf pans.
Divide the batter into the 4 vessels of choice and fill 2/3 of the way full.
Bake at 350 degrees for 50 minutes to 1 hour depending on oven.
(a wooden toothpick inserted into center of bread will come out clean)
Let stand for 15 minutes and then remove from loaf pans/ cans.
This recipe freezes beautifully and the smaller size makes such a nice little gift---that is, if it makes it out of your kitchen!