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My Meat Slicer helps me out with school lunches and lowering my grocery bill!


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Oh, boy, next week starts the 180 days of making school lunches. Not thrilled with that statement quite honestly, but throughout the school year, I’ll help you along with some tips, some different lunch ideas and recipes! I’m very excited to share this information with you today as it will help you save money long term! 

Kalorik sent me a meat slicer to review and share with you and so far it’s as good as I was hoping! My friend and I have been talking about how much everything is going up at the grocery store, you see it too, I’m sure. In our discussion we got on school lunches. I have to do more shopping during school having to pack lunches for 5 kiddos and we pack a lot of sandwiches-roast beef, turkey and ham mostly. At one store the roast beef was up to $14.99lb, the ham and turkey were in the range of $6.99-$10.99. How could I cut that down? Well, the meat slicer is definitely making that happen for me! The slicer costs about $100 and I’ve come close to saving that already by buying some roasts instead. I bought a boneless turkey breast and a turkey ham on sale and sliced my own deli meat!

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It’s a nice size slicer. It’s not overwhelming to have out on your counter when using it, and it fits comfortably on my shelf with some of my other used often kitchen products. There’s nothing much to the set up. Do be careful when cleaning the product for first time use and for cleaning. My finger barely brushed the blade and I was cut. Dumb on my part for being careless. 

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Anyways, let’s get to the fun part! Will this slicer slice my meats like at the deli? Why yes, it did! It’s so easy to use. There’s a safety arm for you to slide the ham over the blade. The knob turns simply to set your desired thickness. My husband likes his ham for his sandwiches thin, I like mine a little thicker and we got what we wanted just be adjusting the knob. We sliced a couple pounds of ham for deli meat and changed the thickness to make some ham slices for egg sandwiches and some a little thicker to have as a meal with a baked potato and corn on the cob. 

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I was at Sam’s the other day and talked to the butcher about some other meats. Looking at the different roasts, he pointed out the roast beef that he would use for making sandwiches. It was a huge roast but he would cut it  into more convenient roast sizes to be more manageable for me to freeze and use when ready. He said they would make delicious roast beef sandwiches and we got the price down to around $6lb.! He’s been a butcher for over 35 years so I”m thinking he knows what he’s talking about. He said it was definitely a smart way of saving money! 

The slicer isn’t limited to just meat slices. I enjoy making hearty homemade breads once school starts. It will be great using the slicer to slice the bread into uniform even slices. Breads have gone up in price a lot too. The bread I wanted the other day was $4.69, I just couldn’t pay that price and went to the not good for you store brand bread at $1.49.  Use the slicer on veggies and fruit, we cored an apple and sliced it on our slicer too. 

This is definitely one item I”m proud to have. Just sharing this and showing a few of my friends, they thought the same and bought one for themselves too. The Kalorik Meat Slicer is saving me money and is allowing me to have better quality food for my family. 

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Disclosure: ECP received this item in exchange for a review. All opinions are our own. 


Dollar Tree Matchups Week of 8/24

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Stop & Shop Matchups Week of 8/22

Here are this week Stop & Shop Deals 

Check out the Stop & Shop Weekly Ad before you make your trip. Some stores may have slightly different prices so please check your circular. Also, some areas have gas rewards instead of instant savings deals.  Also, make sure you have a PRINTED COPY of the Stop & Shop coupon policy with you. 

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Shaws Matchups Week of 8/22

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National Back To School Deals Week of 8/17

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Water Country Deal-$24.99 August 20th!

 

Water Country BannerTomorrow’s the day to get this great price ticket! Water Country has Smart Ticket Wednesday again, but it’s the last one. It’s a great deal and this time of year the park is quieter which means NO lines! End your summer with the family having lots of fun with lots of laughs! You must buy this deal online to get this price. Also, parking is $5 a car so make sure to have a little cash on you. 

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Foxwoods Resort: A Family Intinerary

 Foxwoods Resort & Casino features deluxe accommodations, fine dining, a wide variety of entertainment, attractions and shopping! Let’s not forget to mention pools and spas! Many of you know Foxwoods Resort and Casino as a casino. Well, certainly it is, but it is an amazing resort as well.  Disclosure:  We’re glad to be working with Foxwoods Resort & Casino. Some of our trip was comped in trade for our review and experience. All opinions are our own. 

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 Many of you know Foxwoods Resort and Casino as a casino. Well, certainly it is, but it is an amazing resort as well.

My husband has gone there for years to play in card tournaments, I’ve tagged along a couple times myself too-at the casino. Recently though, we discovered there was so much more there. My husband and I went on a mini getaway and I fell in love with this place. There’s so much to do as a couple-there are indoor pools for over 21, shows, night clubs, gourmet restaurants, spas, shopping and more. Our trip was first class and my husband was going to hear me ask when we could go back, quite often! :-)

This summer we’ve been taking some  little mini getaways instead of the week or two vacation all at once. One trip I planned was a family Foxwoods trip. I had a feeling there was going to be enough to keep everyone busy, and it turns out there was so much keeping us busy that we didn’t even get to do everything I had set out to do with the family!

DSCF0377We stayed in the Fox Tower Hotel. There are four hotels on site, but this one had the outdoor pool. The Concierge is so attentive. If you have a special occasion, let them know. They can help you set up a nice surprise for your loved ones. They’re there to help you plan your trip at the resort and around the area as well.

We loved our welcome message in our windows when we walked into the room.The kids got a kick out of it! They also found a huge tray of cookies, milk, popcorn and candy too! Camden, my 11 year old, announced Foxwoods was his favorite hotel!
Foxwoods art messageWe spent the entire afternoon at the pool.  Junior’ s Restaurant is right off the pool and they have waitresses come along to take your order. The food here is very good. We had a fun day!  The kids also got a bonus that day when they saw the their favorite jokesters, from the show Impractical Jokers. At the end of the day they got to get their picture taken with them. You just never know who you’ll see when you’re at Foxwoods Resort and Casino!

DSCF0398Our day could have ended then with smiles on everyone’s faces, but it wasn’t over yet. We made our way to the Theater to see the Legends perform.

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It was a super show and I swear I was looking right at the real Michael Jackson. They were great impressionists.

DSCF0414Though it’s late at night, you feel the energy all around. The band is playing in center court, the restaurants are all open. Who wants to go to bed? I say, head to Hard Rock Cafe for more fun and food! You’re on vacation.

DSCF0362Everyone slept great in the extremely comfortable beds. The kids slept in later than they do at home. When we finally got out the door we explored the stores then landed in the Treehouse Arcade for several hours. They have several game packages to choose from, plenty of games and lots of ways to win those tickets. Mine and Olyvia’s  favorite games were Deal Or No Deal and Connect Four! I’m not a big video player like the rest of the family, but I found myself planted on those stools just like one of the kids.

DSCF0425We were going to hit the Mashantucket Pequot Museum, but time got away from us and we couldn’t make it in time before they closed. We’ll have to head there on our next trip. We had a great night planned though-we were headed to the High Rollers Luxury Luxury Lanes and Lounge.

DSCF0443High Rollers Luxury Lanes and Lounge is another huge highlight of our trip! It certainly isn’t like a bowling alley like I’ve ever seen! It was AMAZING! There were comfy loungers, TV’s EVERYWHERE!!! They even had big screen TV’s framed all along the back wall. Could you image Sunday football here? WOW!

DSCF0457We ordered a couple pizzas, some delicious buffalo chicken tenders on a stick and the most scrumptious lobster dip!  If we could have stayed another night, we would have landed back here again, for sure. But we will be back sometime soon, right Honey!  :-)

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Whether you go to Foxwoods as a family, as a couple or by yourself, you’ll feel how grand your surroundings are.

We could have easily stayed a couple more days with the family.  There are other attractions near the resort for the family to experience. On Sunday we went into Mystic and went to the Mystic Aquarium-home of the Beluga Whales and Foxwoods Sea Lion live show. Next to the aquarium is the Olde Mistick Village. with over 60 shops. There’s also Mystic Seaport where you can board a whaling ship and explore America’s largest maritime museum.

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