Preserving Produce { Extreme Couponing Education }

August 1, 2012 2 Comments | Disclosure

Because they don’t tell you everything on reality television we are here to reveal the secrets of Extreme Couponing. TLC’s Extreme Couponing is really not about education it is more about entertainment. Our goal is to educate you and empower you to save money for your family.

We have been talking about how one of the myths of couponing is that coupons are only for processed foods, junk food or food my family does not eat. I also told you we were featured in the New York Times Magazine and many of the people writing in the comments accused us of only eating junk foods. All of this brought me to the conclusion that some people just need to be educated in the way we save money on food and still eat healthy. Last week we talked about 5 Easy Ways To Prepare or Preserve Produce. This week I am going to talk some more about how we prepare and preserve the produce that we buy.

 More Ideas for Preserving Produce

Canning Produce – When you can foods they can last for years on your shelf and you do not have to worry about the power going out and your freezer thawing. I have done some canning in my life, but I do not consider myself and expert. Some of the other fabfrugals are expert canners and will be sharing their canning secrets with you later in the summer. I am going to share my apricot canning with you. It is so easy. Learn more from the  Ball Complete Book of Home Preserving book.

Make Freezer Jam – Freezer jam is so easy to make. No cooking or hot stove involved. Jam is a wonderful way to preserve your produce. Your family will thank you for it. Plus it tastes so much better that the store bought jam!

Make Bottled Jam – Canning Jam takes more time and patience, but it can last much longer than freezer jam and does not take up freezer space.

Freezing Produce –  Freezing produce is so easy. I have been doing it forever. In the last few years I discovered that with a foodsaver your food lasts much longer and avoids freezer burn.

Learn more about eating healthy and still saving money!

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  1. I made almost 40 jars of pomegranate jelly. Remeber those $1 off POM juice coupons a while back :) Safeway had the small bottles for 99cents. I practically made it for free. Biggest cost jars. I posted on my facebook to my friends that I was looking for jars. They ended up bring me more than enough. some even bought me a case and they left with a few jars of jelly.

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