Countdown to Christmas 73 days and counting

5 years ago

Countdown to Christmas 73 days and counting


A few tips for saving time and money during the holiday. We’ve discussed planning ahead so you can add some of these things to your list.


Trim costs and fat.

If you’re not a baker and even if you are most traditional pies such as pecan, pumpkin and apple can be costly and fattening. Consider offering fruit, marshmallows or pretzels to dip into melted chocolate as an alternative. My favorite chocolate for melting is Ghardelli sold all year long check out our Halloween page at for an savings code, or seasonally in Sam’s Club stores  for more details check out our homepage.


Keep the food simple make breakfast simple and fast by making casseroles or my families quick favorite are hash browns.  My recipe is 4 baked potatoes (microwave on high for 4-6 minutes rotating), I cut them in to large chunks while sautéing peppers, onion and fresh garlic in vegetable oil with about 1 table spoon of butter, all freeze well so if you find a good deal on these items during the summer season quick freeze in small pieces, season with season all, or just pepper, sauté until potatoes are as crispy as you‘d like.  I scramble eggs with whipping cream the cream makes the eggs fluffy and almost doubles the amount of eggs so you don’t have to use as much, slice some fruit or make a yogurt parfait with granola. My family enjoys this with toast or biscuits. I use Pillsbury homemade style you can always find coupons on our home page,  for Pillsbury. This breakfast usually takes about 30 minutes at the most to make.


Stocking up for those holidays’ expensive items is the most important tip I can give you. Right now you can find many items inexpensively and in some case and with coupons almost free.

Some items include cookie dough, sugar, flour, butter, canned good- vegetables, pie fillings, yams, gravies, all breads(quick freeze), and of course turkey and hams are cheaper than any other time of the year. You can find them in your local grocery store so just remember to look at expiration dates and make room in that freezer.  The price of Turkey’s and Ham will rise in November so buy in October and freeze.


Some other items that tend to be more expensive during the winter are common cold and flu medications.  Nyquil, Tylenol, Chap Stick, tissues, and cough medications are less expensive at this time of year again the price will rise in November.

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