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Check out the deals in today’s The Screaming Penny email newsletter!............

Check out the deals in today’s The Screaming Penny email newsletter!

Kohls – Stacking Codes! 25% off Code! Earn Kohl’s Cash! Spend Kohls Cash! Back to School Sale!

Crayola 50ct Washable Super Tips with Silly Scents – Just $6.96!............

Another great deal for Back to School! Or the art cabinet, or the gift stash – great deal! 12 of the markers are even scented! Fun stuff!

Crayola 50ct Washable Super Tips with Silly Scents
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Price: $6.96

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Crayola 50ct Long Colored Pencils – Just $6.97!............

Perfect for back to school!

Crayola 50ct Long Colored Pencils
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Mr. Sketch Scented Markers, Assorted Colors, 12 Pack – $6.98!............

LOVE these markers, they remind me of being a kid. Must have for back to school!

Mr. Sketch Scented Markers, Assorted Colors, 12 Pack
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X-Acto School Pro Heavy-Duty Electric Sharpener – $26.76!............

Great deal on a nice pencil sharpener – a must have for doing homework!

X-Acto School Pro Heavy-Duty Electric Sharpener
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Check out the deals in today’s The Screaming Penny email newsletter!............

Check out the deals in today’s The Screaming Penny email newsletter!

Thomas & Friends: Wobbly Wheels & Whistles – $5.00!............

Great DVD, great price – your little Thomas fan will LOVE it!

Thomas & Friends: Wobbly Wheels & Whistles
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A PYP Best Blog! Freezing Vegetables for Storage............

Just in case you missed this article on Freezing Vegetables for Storage the first time we shared it a couple of years ago, we are republishing it. After I wrote this blog originally, we got an awesome response. This is one of the PYP Best Blogs!  I also wanted to share this information again because our garden are producing!  We need to store away our veggies for winter use.

Freezing vegetables usually requires blanching in boiling water, cooking, or steam blanching prior to freezing. After blanching, cool in ice water for 1 1/2 times the blanching time.
Start counting your blanching time as soon as the vegetable is placed in hot water or a steamer. Use the best quality freezer bags or containers to prevent freezer burn. I use my Food Saver. Squeeze as much air as possible from your bags before freezing. You can stack bags in a box before putting into the freezer. Make sure you label your bags with the vegetable name and the date. Use the vegetables within 8-12 months.

These are the blanching times for vegetables that I have previously frozen.:

  • Asparagus – Blanch medium stalks 3 minutes; large stalks 4 minutes
  • Bean Pods – Blanch 3 minutes
  • Broccoli/Cauliflower – Remove tough leaves; Remove ends; Slice stalks lengthwise; blanch 3 minutes or steam 5 minutes
  • Brussels sprouts – Soak in salt brine* for ½ hour; Blanch small for 2 minutes; medium for 4 minutes; large for 5 minutes
  • Cabbage – Blanch wedges for 3 minutes; shredded for 1 ½ minutes
  • Carrots – Trim, wash and scrape the carrots; dice or slice them; blanch for 2 minutes
  • Corn on the Cob – Blanch small ears 7 minutes; medium 9 minutes; large 11 minutes
  • Herbs – Wash and drain, but don’t blanch; wrap sprigs or leaves in foil, or seal in a plastic bag; put inside a carton or glass jar in your freezer
  • Peas – Green 1 ½ minutes; Sugar Pods, Blanch for 1 ½ to 3 minutes depending on size; Remove the strings from pods before blanching.
  • Green and Red Peppers – Cut in two and remove seeds; Blanch halved peppers 3 ½ minutes – these work great for stir fry or fajitas.
  • Squash – Wash, cut into pieces, remove seeds, and bake until tender; After cooling, scoop out the pulp from the rind and freeze
  • Potatoes – Don’t freeze well unless prepared as food first, such as French fries, hash browns; for new potatoes, wash and scrape skins off, then blanch 4 minutes for very small up to 10 minutes for very large – eat frozen new potatoes within one month for best flavor and texture
  • Zucchini/Yellow Squash– Cut into pieces, then blanch for 3 minutes
  • Tomatoes – Wash and core your tomatoes; cut them up; Don’t blanch, cook until soft

When I have an abundance of avocado I make guacamole and then just freeze it. Make sure you add lemon or lime juice to help minimize darkening.

Here is the link to my post on freezing fruit for storage.

Kohls – Stacking Codes! 25% off Code! LAST DAY Earn Kohl’s Cash & Spend Kohls Cash! Back to School Sale!............

LOTS of new stacking codes!% Off Codes:
Take an extra 25% off when you use your Kohl’s card – POOLSIDE – exp 7/28
Take an extra 15% off when you use your Kohl’s card – PYD15 – exp 8/7
Take an extra 15% off everything – SPENDNSAVE – exp 7/31
Take an extra 20% off everything – LOVE4SUMMERShould be able to stack ONE of these codes, with a % off code:
Take an extra $10 off $30+ purchase – URSPECIAL – exp 8/2
Take an extra $15 off $50+ purchase – LUCKYU – exp 8/2

Can stack with these codes:
$10 off $50+ Home Store purchase – HOMESALE10 – exp 8/2
$30 off $30+ Britax Carseat purchase – BRITAX30 – exp 7/31
15% off Candies Juniors Apparel, Accessories, Jewelry & Shoes – CANDIES15 – exp 8/9
15% off Kids Apparel, Shoes, and Character Backpacks – KIDS15 – exp 8/2
$50 off $200+ Luggage purchase – LUGGAGE50 – exp 8/2

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Redeem your previously earned Kohl’s Cash 7/17 – 7/27.

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Child of Mine by Carters Newborn Boy Tee, Creeper, and Pants Set $5.00............


Child of Mine by Carters Newborn Boy Tee, Creeper, and Pants Set
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Was: $8.94

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