Weekend coffee share 4/23/2016

It is time for Weekend coffee share.

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If we were having coffee I would have to tell you about my obsession with flashlights. It is not an obsession……really. I just like to buy them. I use them at night to see what time it is or when I get up in the dark in my motorhome. Sometimes we go to campgrounds with no electricity, so I use flashlights for light so I don’t run the vehicle battery down. Maybe I am reincarnated from a caveman at the beginning of time who stumbled around in the dark and says “I need light.” The thing is though, flashlights stop working for me. I bought a pack of 3 good flashlights at Costco, Duracell metal ones. I used one and in about 1 week it just went black and will not turn back on. All 3 of them did that. That totally sucked. Harbor Freight gives away flashlights. They have a coupon if you buy something you get a flashlight. I have lots of those. I stopped doing that because I don’t need anything from there.They do have great dog beds for $8. They always give 20% off coupons to use for one item. I got some dog clippers and dog beds from there.


I buy chicken from Sam’s club in a big pack. It is $1.88 a pound. I take home the chicken and seal it in those sealer bags. I used to buy the refills at the store and those are so expensive. I looked on Amazon and they have 11″ x 50′ vacuum sealer bags for $20.54 for two rolls. They don’t fit in the sealer but it is so easy to just get a paper cutter and cut them yourself. I measure out 9 inches and cut it and seal the end and them put the chicken in the bag and seal it.

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These bags work great. They are not as not as thick as the Foodsaver bags but they work great for freezing chicken or steak.

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I watched Wolfgang Puck on HSN. I have wanted his battery operated salt and pepper grinders but never buy them. I told my husband the next time I saw them on HSN I would buy them. I ordered them as soon as I saw Wolfgang using them. I didn’t call in this time either, I just ordered them on the computer. It is much faster than calling on the phone to order. Then I saw him selling a little rice cooker. I got one in orange. That is the color my son wanted. They came in so many pretty colors. It was on sale for $19.95. They always sell out of everything he sells on Home Shopping. I got it for my son because it will be easy for him to come home from school and make a serving of rice. He love rice. He is wanting to learn how to cook food. Wolfgang was using the rice cooker to cook lots of stuff with. He made mac n cheese with it. I watched how he made it and I am going to make mac n cheese in the rice cooker. You can even cook cake in it. I am going to try that, just to see how it comes out. Cake in a rice cooker…..who knew.

I just got them delivered. I am so excited to use them. They are nice.

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I also ordered some of the knives he had. I got them for my motorhome. After that I stopped watching him because it makes you want to order everything he has.

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The Weekend Coffee Share is hosted by Part Time Monster.  You can join this week’s Coffee Share on her blog or by clicking on the “Linkup Linky“.

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Author: Connie T

I love to make videos, cooking ones and legos ones. I like to draw and paint and make crafts and read blogs. I have a Nikon D80. I also use my Canon small camera a lot, I always have it with me.

22 thoughts on “Weekend coffee share 4/23/2016”

  1. Thank you for sharing! Flashlights are great! I use one when walking through the dark house at night – so I don’t trip over our dogs! I have a small one that is a 511 Tactical ATAC PLx.

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    1. If I had the 511 flashlight it would quit working. I buy nice flashlights and they all stop working for me. I now buy $1 flashlights. I have tried them all, they all stop working.

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    1. I bought one but my husband unplugged it. Said it was too bright. I don’t like light in the room when I am sleeping and those stay on all night. I have them in the restroom and hallway but it does not light up the stairway very good.

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  2. We have the Wolfgang Puck large grill with reversible griddle. It’s our second one and we absolutely love it. The first one lasted for YEARS! 🙂 Hmm, you must tell me about your battery operated salt and pepper grinders. Never heard of those. Sounds interesting! 🙂

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  3. Viva la Harbor Freight! (As long as I keep in mind… you get what you pay for). And I can always find something to buy so I can use their “free stuff” coupon.

    Galen

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  4. First of all, I am very impressed with your thrifty nature. I feel we are kindred spirits! The rice cooker looks really cool too. Who knew they could be used for so many purposes (Well, Wolfgang Puck did, obviously! 😊) My son enjoys cooking too. Actually, he enjoys eating (he is a very active 20 year old) so cooking is a by product! Hope you have better luck with your next batch of flashlights…you could channel your inner pioneer and use a lantern instead?! Thanks for the coffee.

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    1. My son is 18. He love the slow cooker chicken with potatoes and carrots. We just had it like 3 days ago but he asked me to make it again today but with more carrots and potatoes. He loves carrots. I bought some small organic carrots and he wants like 20 or them. I made him peel the carrots and potatoes. The slower cooker is so full of potatoes and carrots now. I put the recipe on my blog if you want to look for it. I think it is slow cooker chicken with fresh orange juice. It tastes really good. My son would eat that every day if he could. I don’t want it everyday though.

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      1. My son is moving into off campus housing with some friends in June. Maybe I should get them a slow cooker as a house warming gift!
        Your chicken sounds yummy. I will have to go check the recipe.

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