We have so been enjoying our JuiceMan juicer that we just got recently! Our old juicer had been so well-used that finally a part came off of it. We tried in vain to fix or replace this part–to no avail. We ended up deciding to retire it.
I'd been missing fresh juice ever since but we didn't have any extra in any of the appropriate budget categories to buy a new one. Well, guess what? Thanks to patiently waiting, I earned enough Swagbucks gift cards to be able to buy the JuiceMan juicer. But combining the Swagbucks gift cards with a deal and an online code, we got the above-pictured juicer without paying a penny out of pocket! I love it when I find a way to practice "creative frugality" like that.
This morning, I made apple/orange juice this morning using free organic oranges someone had given us and some of the bag of organic apples I picked up at the health food store yesterday for $0.99! Yum!
After I'd cleaned the juicer up and passed out the fresh juice, it was on to the next thing on my Baking Day list: cooking up the brown rice and wild rice. My uncle and aunt gave us a rice cooker for Christmas so I enjoyed trying that out this morning. I filled it to the max and am anxious to see how the rice turns out.
Once it's cooked, I'll use some of it in the spinach, brown rice, and cheese casserole and then freeze the rest in 2-cup portions. I use these to include in quick casseroles or crock pot meals or to serve as a side with dinner. Since brown rice takes fairly long to cook, having it pre-cooked and ready to thaw, heat, and eat is much easier for me.
Now I'm off to cook up sweet potatoes and make a big batch of waffles. Are you doing any baking today? If so, what are you making?