Thursday, October 16, 2008

Slow Cooking Thursday - Oct. 15th & Reader Email

Before I get started, I have to post this oh-so-fabulous email that I received yesterday from Rachel. I love it when I'm able to help someone get a FABULOUS deal (there I go using 'fabulous' over and over) ... oh and I get giddy when someone says I that 'freakin' ROCK' ...

Okay, so I just bought mine (GPS deal from yesterday), blogged about it and am probably going to buy my dad one too. AND, the tech-guy friend of mine who has this and paid $1000 for it last year, is on the phone with Amazon right now buying two more as gifts. You freakin' ROCK, Melody!!!! I'm glad I know you.
-- Rachel Huse

Rachel, you go with your GPS deal self! And I'm glad I know you, too. The blogsphere is a fabulous thing! ;-) If anyone else is interested in that discount, just go HERE and scroll down to the bottom of the post...there are 2 deals listed. Hopefully, they're still marked at that low price.

Now, on with the FOOOOOOOOD!

Lentils & Sausage

I got this meal from - one of my fave places to recipe shop. I puffy heart anything with sausage...bulk sausage, Italian sausage, kielbasa. Mmmm! Haven't tried this one before, but it sounds SO great and looks super easy. Can't wait for the yummy smell to fill my house...

1 (16 ounce) package dry lentils
1 (16 ounce) can diced tomatoes, drained
2 (14 ounce) cans beef broth
3 cups water
1 carrot, chopped
2 pounds kielbasa (Polish) sausage, cut into 1/2 inch pieces
1 stalk celery, chopped

-Rinse and drain lentils, but do not soak. In a slow cooker, stir together the lentils, tomatoes, broth, water, carrot, sausage, and celery.
-Cover, and cook on High for 3 hours, or Low for 6 to 7 hours. Stir well before serving.

Head over to Diary of a Stay at Home Mom for more Slow Cooking recipes and to participate in Slow Cooking Thursday!


And after you're done lickin' your chops at that one, be sure to check out some of these FABULOUS (there I go again with the fabulous) DEALS...

OK, I SCORED on the 80% off sale at - $125 worth of certificates for $10!!! Mama's getting some SUSHI action on SOON! ;-) If you missed out, I'm sorry. I have never seen 80% off before and I'm sure it doesn't come often, but HERE'S THE NEW CODE for ya...60% off $25 Gift Certificates at - Pay $4 when you use the code MORE - Valid 10/15/08 through 10/19/08.

A few mentioned they wanted Wii Accessories last Friday...

Wii 5-In-1 Fitness Bundle
List Price: $59.99
Sale Price: $49.99 17% off
FREE Super Saver Shipping

Never knew there were skins! This could be a FAB stocking stuffer at 90% OFF!!
2-Tone Silicone Skin Case for Nintendo Wii Remote Control & Nunchuk (Pink/ Solid Pink)
List Price: $24.95
Sale Price: $2.44 - 90% off

Or if PINK isn't what you're looking for...THREE in this pack.
3 Black Green Army Hard Snap On Cover Case for NINTENDO WII WIIMOTE Controller
List Price: $29.95
Sale Price: $10.95 - 63% off - again, 3 in this pack

Someone mentioned a purple Dyson...this one is $221 off, but not sure if you can find it cheaper in person...
Dyson DC07 Cyclone Animal Upright Vacuum, Purple
List Price: $620.00
Sale Price: $399.00 - 36% off

Another Pennies reader wanted Iams Cat Food on sale. I'm not sure if she wanted chicken, beef or what so you can go here and find all sorts on sale: Iams Cat Food

Another fabulous reader was looking for the oh-so-hard-to-find BROWN shower curtain. Well, this one isn't on sale, but it is solid brown and I love waffle weave! I know how difficult it is to find a specific color. Hope this helps: Brown Fabric Waffle Weave Shower Curtain

Question of the Day
What freakin' ROCKS?


Anonymous said...

I love the restaurant gift certificates! That works really well for xmas presents!! Thanks!

FROGGITY! said...

Girl, you know you freakin' rock!! :)

Also, my hubby freakin' rocks! He keeps calling to check in on our Little Lady (has a stomach bug- yucky) and it's really sweet. (*Heart melting!*)

Hope you're having a great day!

Taryn said...

I love the Wii accessories but know of any good deals on the Wii console?

Caitlin said...

Woohoo! That recipe looks DELISH!!
My LIFE freakin' rocks!! I am pretty much doing exactly what I wanted to be doing at this point of my life. As a little girl, I always imagined getting married young, being a SAHM, and having a home to take care of. Whoot! Whoot!
I was also going to put "my life" under your last post, for "what surprises me most." IT is surprising to me how different things are than I thought that they would be. Marriage is lovely, but WAAAY different than I imagined when I would dream and giggle over what my future husband would be like. It turns out that he leaves dirty socks around the house, and I have to scrub the toilet that he uses! Also, being a Mom is a lot harder then I thought that it would be. But also, much more rewarding and enjoyable!
So anywhoo, my surprising, ordinary life FREAKIN' ROCKS!! :)
Thank you for visiting my blog!

OklahomaMomma said...

What freakin' ROCKS? My husband!!!!!!! He is so amazing!

Anonymous said...

I would have to say my hubby rocks as well, he is an awesome hubby and daddy...working and going to college full time. Gotta love him!

Love lentils, I make them all the time and I am definitely trying this recipe. Thanks :)

Jennie said...

My new baby girl freakin' rocks.. she sleeps thru the night, eats like a champ and smiles all the time... oh, and you freakin' rock too!!!! I wanna Wii soo bad, worse than my 9 year old son!!!

Ms. Tee said...

I bought some lentils and they've been sitting patiently in the pantry. I am going to make this tomorrow. Yum-thanks for sharing it. :)

Anonymous said...

I'm going to have to check out that restaurant website--I need stocking stuffers! Hope your day is going great!

Unknown said...

What freakin' rocks? - The fact that I am leaving on a cruise in less than 10 days!!!

Sandra said...

YUM, that looks good.

Anonymous said...


and cheap stuff!!

and Blo-A-Thons!!

Renee said...

Your recipe sounds wonderful! Perfect for the cooler rainy days we are having here. Thanks!


Anonymous said...

Today Rocks! Because I get to be with my family! The sun is out and it's autumn!

Jen said...

Well on thing that rocks is ... YOU!

Avery Tales said...

Thanks for finding that brown shower curtain. I wasn't even expecting that! I really like that one and may buy it. You Rock for finding that curtain!!

Breanne said...

You do rock - The purpe dyson!! I have wanted that since it came out.

I love lentils will try this out.

Aly @ Lip Zip said...

What freakin' rocks?

Excellent question. I guess my lame answer these days would be:


I remember when much cooler things rocked. Long drives in my sports car, late nights talking on the phone to my boyfriend (now hubby!) and chill time for myself.

Yes, I have vague memories of those days but being a mom freakin' rocks too!!

Jaden Paige said...

Christmas Shopping FREAKIN ROCKS!
And deals do, too! Thanks for the coupon code for w00t! $4 isn't bad for a $25 gift certificate! :D Yay for you- one of my new fave blogs!

Kori said...

You are super savvy. And of course you ROCK!

Can I just send you a list of the things my kids want for Christmas and you do the shopping for me? lol

Michelle said...

Do I need to say it?? Of course you rock. You know who else rocks? My 5th grade daughters teacher. She is the best.

Seeing the Wii deals makes me think I should probably go buy a Wii now before they are all out of them come Christmas time.

angie said...

What totally rocks is that my weekend just started! 2 days off in a row!

Brooke said...

My hubby freakin rocks as well. He just told me yesterday that I get an early Christmas present in a few weeks for being so great. (Ah! So sweet. But it is SO true :) I CANNOT wait to find out what it is!!

And duh, you and your penny pinching blog also freakin rock!

Mari said...

You are great - look at all those deals you found. (I'm especially impressed by the special request finds!) The recipe looks great too!

Anonymous said...

Seriously, YOU rock! I've saved so much money since I found you. Or actually, my girlfriend emailed me your link. So she rocks, too! hehe

I scored on the restaurant deal also. Thanks so much!

MamaGeek @ Works For Us said...

Ooooh, that recipe freaking rocks. Okay that and an iPhone freaking rock. Okay those and YOU - OF COURSE. :)

Lindsey said...

awww! *sigh* I miss my crockpot. They don't sell them here, so so very sad...

Erin said...

Thanks for the heads up on the Dyson! I want one so badly!

What freakin' rocks right now...Hershey pumpkin spice kisses! I just discovered them at Target today...I'll be blogging about it soon! :)

Huse Yo Mama said...

What freakin' rocks (besides you, of course) is the fact that all your commenters are using the term 'freakin' rocks'.

blogging is so much fun!

Lexie said...

My daughter freakin' rocks! She is the coolest ever and she is only 3!

Have been popping by your blog from now and then (found you from Rachel), and now more religiously... awesome deals.

Thanks a bunch.

Crystal Rae said...

What life rocks! WHOOOO...

Kelsey said...

I can think of a few things that Freakin Rock. Ready?

Black Friday (my favorite shopping holiday ever)

The city of Chicago and

YOUR AWESOME blog!! oh and you, you know. :)

I got the Wii skins last year for my brother's system..looks like he may find some pink on his set pretty soon.

Avery Tales said...

Thank you so much for your sweet thoughts. They mean so much!!

Tabitha Blue said...

You do rock... and your little peanut. Mine does too, I just want to eat her up!! Hope your day is a rockin' one. :)

Sarah said...

Okay, I have decided, after trying over and over, that I don't like lentils. But that recipe actually sounds good....must be the sausage!

Mamarazzi said...

i know you asked WHAT freakin rocks and not answer is YOU freakin rock!

seriously i am so glad i found your blog...oh all the bloggy goodness!

tiarastantrums said...

well I think your blog rocks!

~Trish~ said...

YOU rock ;)