Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Free Movie Night: Soul Surfer

I stopped by Subway this evening and noticed the flyers for a free movie night next Thursday, August 4th at Carmike Cinemas in DuBois. The movie is "Soul Surfer" which I've been waiting to see. The doors open at 6:30 and the movie starts at 7:00. The movie is free but first come, first serve. And, to change the subject...regarding a sign at Subway...apparently Subway is now referring to their employees as "sandwich artists"...sorry, I don't really think you need artistic abilities to work there.

Friday, July 22, 2011

Frugal Friday: Facebook Offers & Back-to-school Deals

Last week, Ruby Tuesday was offering a free burger (actually good on any grill sandwich) to be redeemed last weekend through Facebook. Mike and I both got a coupon and we had a cheap Sunday afternoon lunch at Ruby Tuesday. Even with a splurge on a pomegranate flavored iced tea, our meal (including tip) was only $9.
This week, Ruby Tuesday is offering a free burger with the purchase of two drinks again through Facebook...not quite as good, but still a nice here for link. Also, there were new $10 off two entrees coupons in the newspapers this week.
And, another current offer through Facebook is 64 cents Arby's roast beef sandwiches on July 23rd with the purchase of a 22 oz here for link.
Finally, watch for the back-to-school deals starting already. Watch for free backpacks at Office Max next week.

Monday, July 4, 2011

Meal Planner Monday: Roasted Banana Coconut Milk Ice Cream

I made this ice cream earlier this summer (it is from the Brown Eyed Baker and I adapted it using coconut milk instead of whole milk). I thought it was yummy. Even if you don't have an ice cream maker you can still try it (which is what I did). (See the instructions at the end.)
3 medium-sized ripe bananas, peeled
1/3 cup light brown sugar
1 tablespoon butter (salted or unsalted), cut into small pieces
1½ cups coconut milk
2 tablespoons granulated sugar
½ teaspoon vanilla extract
1½ teaspoons lemon juice
¼ teaspoon coarse salt
1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
2. Slice the bananas into ½-inch pieces and toss them with the brown sugar and butter in a 2-quart baking dish. Bake for 40 minutes, stirring once during baking, until the bananas are browned and cooked through.
3. Scrape the bananas and the thick syrup in the baking dish into a blender or food processor. Add the milk, granulated sugar, vanilla, lemon juice and salt, and purée until smooth.
4. Chill the mixture for at least 8 hour (or overnight) in the refrigerator, then freeze it in your ice cream maker according to the manufacturer’s instructions. If the chilled mixture is too thick to pour into your machine, whisk it to thin it out.
For instructions on how to freeze ice cream without an ice cream maker, click here.