Lazy Budget Chef: October 2015

Monday, October 19, 2015

How to Make Dried Carrot Dog Treats

Many people ask me how I get such great photos of my dog Lacey.

Lacey would tell you I have nothing to do with it besides pressing the shutter on the camera because she is naturally adorable.

I would tell you I bribe Lacey with treats to take cute dog pictures.  

And Lacey is naturally adorable. I can't deny that!

Lacey has to earn all of her treats. Sometimes she doesn't realize she is earning a treat when we are doing behavioral training to help her with her fear and anxiety issues. Lacey just thinks we make it rain treats in scary to her situations because we are the most awesome humans a dog could ever have! 

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Neither Husband nor I will dispute this.

Monday, October 12, 2015

5 Seasonal Pumpkin Beers You Have to Try This Fall

 The leaves are turning colors and it’s getting cooler outside.  I try not to be too sad that my favorite season is getting ready for a long winter’s nap because we get pumpkin season to compensate!

Shelves in stores all over the country have craft pumpkin beers on them.  Craft breweries are experimenting with recipes all the time and pumpkin season isn’t any different. It can be hard to know which ones to buy because there are countless brands and types of pumpkin brews to choose from.  Fortunately, Husband and I have done arduous research for you to make your decision a little easier.  Here are a few of our favorites to suit every pumpkin beer drinker’s taste.

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Monday, October 5, 2015

What Goes on Sale and What to Buy on Clearance in October

October shopping doesn’t have to be full of scary high prices as long as you shop in season and according to the October sales schedule as much as possible.  Of course fruit and vegetables are cheaper and tastier when you buy them according to their national growing season -  which is a blessing for those of us who can’t garden or buy locally grown in the fall and winter months.
    Seasonal sales and shopping can save money on other items besides fresh food. October has many industry awareness days, weeks, and months that usually lead to sales on things as diverse as pet adoption fees (my personal favorite) to pasta.

    October is also the last big cycle of staple food and grocery items which will not typically go on sale during the November and December holiday season. If you have a need and the room to store it (sadly I don’t) October is the time to buy a few extra to get you through to the January sale cycle.

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    For extra savings, pair the sale with a coupon from my printable online coupon database (affiliate link) because money saving coupons often follow national sales cycles too!