One thing I strongly suggest doing is writing out the entire name of the item you’re freezing, the weight and the date it was frozen. This is essential to making sure you’re not left shuffling past a bag of frozen meat time and time again because you’re not sure whether it’s chicken, fish or pork.read more
Did you know that your freezer works more efficiently when it is packed as full as possible? It’s true, so having a full freezer not only helps you save money on food costs, it also helps you save money on your electric costs as well.read more
Easy crock pot recipes are an essential tool in any busy mom’s toolbox. This recipe for Slow Cooker Mexican Fiesta Chicken is one of those easy recipes and healthy meals that comes together in a snap and is easy on the waistline!read more
As you know from a few previous energy efficiency posts, we PE bloggers are big fans of slow cooker recipes. Why? Because they save energy, as well as time. And, after making a new year’s resolution to spend more quality time with my family and then falling short of that already, the slow cooker is one secret weapon I can’t live without.read more
The holidays were absolutely crazy for my family between Christmas shopping, visiting family, cooking and baking and running the kids to and from practice from holiday plays and concerts. The kids were off from school, but it seemed to be that we had something planned every day of break. So, we and we have spent the majority of our weekends in the new year catching up on quality family time.read more
One of the easiest ways to put savings into action after the New Year, is to start using the slow cooker more! The smells a slow cooker put off cannot even compare to cooking something on the stovetop! Slow cookers use less energy than a conventional oven or stovetop, and then you aren’t using lots of pots and pans either. Especially if you lose a slow cooker liner, clean-up is a snap, which leaves more time for family game night!read more
Check-in time. How are those resolutions coming? I know, don’t even ask. I’m struggling over here. But, the year is still young, and it’s never too late to get ourselves back on track. So let’s do it!read more
I’ve finally caught my breath. Not, I’m not talking about chasing my five-year-old through a crowded department store at the height of holiday shopping season (although that did happen). I’m talking about finally getting back on track after the holidays.
If you find yourself still struggling to catch your post-holiday breath — and save electricity — today’s blog entry is for you.
How can you combine spending quality family time with saving money? I am so glad that you asked! There are lots of great family activities you can do, and many of them don’t require any electricity at all! Most are fairly inexpensive as well, and need very little prep time!read more
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