Freezer Cooking

A Week in the Life: 40 pounds of chicken and bacon grease

February 7, 2014

Welcome to a Week in the Life of an occasional spend-all-the-money-in-the-world impulse shopper who sometimes uses a coupon but tries mightily to save money where she can.  Each week I will be sharing a round-up of all the different ways I saved our family money or time.  Or both.  The purpose of this series is […]

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Zaycon Foods: Fully cooked Buffalo-style chicken wings just $1.49/lb

January 9, 2014

Zaycon Foods has launched a new event selling fully cooked Buffalo-style chicken wings for just $1.49 per pound!  Your order will include two 10-pound boxes for a total of 20 pounds.  This would be an easy split with a friend if 20 pounds is too much or you could pick up the full order for […]

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{Still available} Zaycon Foods boneless skinless chicken breast at $1.89/lb (available nationwide)

December 22, 2013

Zaycon Foods has posted all their event dates, times and locations for the upcoming boneless, skinless chicken event and select events have not sold out yet!  You will be able to place an order for 40 pounds of fresh chicken for just $1.89/lb.  I can imagine these will probably sell out eventually, so I would […]

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Zaycon Foods: Boneless skinless chicken breast is back at $1.89/pound (available nationwide)

December 12, 2013

Zaycon Foods has posted all their event dates, times and locations for the upcoming boneless, skinless chicken event!  You will be able to place an order for 40 pounds of fresh chicken for just $1.89/lb.  I can imagine these will probably sell out, so I would place your order as soon as possible. $1.89 per […]

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Zaycon Foods: Hickory Smoked Sliced Bacon $3.49/lb + Pork Sausage Links $2.79/lb (and don’t forget your chicken!)

September 23, 2013

Zaycon Foods is back at it!  They are now offering fresh Hickory Smoked Sliced Bacon and Pork Sausage Links all over Washington, Idaho and Oregon. You will be able to place an order for the following: Hickory Smoked Bacon – Sold in 36 lb quantities at $3.49/lb (12 packages at 3 lbs each) Pork Sausage […]

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Zaycon Foods: Boneless skinless chicken breast is back at $1.84/pound (available nationwide)

July 30, 2013

Zaycon Foods has posted all their event dates, times and locations for the upcoming boneless, skinless chicken event!  You will be able to place an order for 40 pounds of fresh chicken for just $1.84/lb.  I can imagine these will probably sell out, so I would place your order as soon as possible. $1.84 per […]

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Zaycon Foods: Super lean ground beef event now live ($3.49/lb)

May 29, 2013

I’m excited to tell you that Zaycon Foods is running a new super lean ground beef event.  Ordering is currently live for 93/7 super lean ground beef at just $3.49/lb.  There are TONS of locations listed all across Washington, Oregon and Idaho. Last I checked, this is right around the same price as Costco’s super […]

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A Week in the Life: Zaycon chicken, clothes shopping and homemade dryer sheets

April 23, 2013

Welcome to a Week in the Life.  Each week I will be sharing a round-up of all the different ways I saved our family money or time.  Or both.  The purpose of this series is to highlight the fact that there are SO many different methods you can use to lower your overall budget that […]

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{Reminder} Boneless skinless chicken breast from Zaycon Foods just $1.79/lb (available nationwide)

March 4, 2013

Just a quick reminder that you can still place your order with Zaycon Foods for boneless skinless chicken breasts at $1.79/lb.  I’m going back and forth about ordering a second box, as they mentioned they won’t be back with chicken until the Fall.  It would be nice to get it all done and in the […]

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A Week in the Life: Day Two (stretching a meal and make-ahead snacks)

February 19, 2013

Welcome to Day Two of my new mini-series: A Week in the Life. Each day I will give you a brief rundown of how I spend my time related to saving money. This could be grocery shopping, banking, using our time efficiently and effectively, stocking the freezer and so much more. I want to give […]

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Amazon: Healthy Eating Cookbooks just $2.99 or FREE for Prime members

February 19, 2013

Amazon has a few healthy cooking eBooks available right now that are less than $3 each or FREE to borrow for Prime members. Paleo Slow Cooker Cookbook: $2.99 or free for Prime Members Organic Food: Eating Organic on a Budget $2.99 or free for Prime Members Freezer Meals: Delicious & Easy Make-Ahead Meals: $2.99 or free […]

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{Reminder} Boneless skinless chicken breast from Zaycon Foods just $1.79/lb (available nationwide)

February 9, 2013

Just a quick reminder that you can still place your order with Zaycon Foods for boneless skinless chicken breasts at $1.79/lb. There are events all over Washington and several other parts of the country. Our local events in Richland, Pasco and Kennewick all have a delivery date of April 11th and 12th.  Orders must be […]

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Zaycon Foods: Super lean ground beef event now live ($3.29/lb)

November 1, 2012

I’m excited to tell you that Zaycon Foods is running a new super lean ground beef event.  Ordering is currently live for 93/7 super lean ground beef at just $3.29/lb.  There are TONS of locations listed all across Washington, Oregon and Idaho. Last I checked, this is right around the same price as Costco’s super […]

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Last few days to order $1.69/lb chicken from Zaycon Foods

October 3, 2012

Just a quick reminder that you only have a few days left to place your order with Zaycon Foods for boneless skinless chicken breasts at $1.69/lb. There are events all over Washington and several other parts of the country. Our local events in Richland, Pasco and Kennewick all have a delivery date of Wednesday October […]

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Freezer Cooking: Amazing and Healthy Whole Wheat Pancakes & Waffles

August 29, 2012

Recently, I (Emilie) attempted to do a full freezer cooking day.  I didn’t blog about it because honestly, I thought it was going to turn out terribly and I should get one under my belt before I added the extra stress of posting pictures and recipes.  I’m happy to report that it wasn’t a total […]

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My quick & dirty Zaycon Foods freezer cooking plan

April 18, 2012

While I know that several of you will be picking up your Zaycon Foods chicken here in a few days, I still have plenty in my freezer.  I thought I would mock up a quick and VERY basic freezer cooking plan for you and put it into action myself. This will by no means use […]

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Zaycon Foods: Super lean ground beef event now live ($2.99/lb)

January 26, 2012

I’m excited to tell you that Zaycon Foods is running a new super lean ground beef event.  Ordering is currently live for 93/7 super lean ground beef at just $2.99/lb.  The following locations were listed in the email I received: Spokane (North, South and the Valley) Airway Heights Ritzville Moses Lake Wenatchee Ellensburg Yakima Zillah […]

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The Ultimate Guide to Freezer Friendly Meals just $2 + 100% of proceeds go to local food banks (Portland, Tri-Cities, Pierce County, Salem)

January 26, 2012

Did you order your 40 pounds of chicken from Zaycon Foods? Angela and Kate of Frugal Living NW have created a fantastic eBook titled “The Ultimate Guide to Freezer Friendly Meals”, a re-launch of their original eBook “40 Simple Ways to Prepare 40 Pounds of Chicken”.  This is an amazing resource!  They have written very […]

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A slightly boring week in the life of a fairly average couponer

January 23, 2012

Each week I will be sharing a round-up of all the different ways I saved our family money.  The purpose of this series is to highlight the fact that there are SO many different methods you can use to lower your overall budget that don’t involve mad-crazy coupon shopping. I will even be mentioning those […]

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Zaycon Foods: Boneless skinless chicken breasts $1.69/lb

January 1, 2012

Zaycon Foods is running another fabulous event on their boneless, skinless chicken breasts at just $1.69/lb.  The details with specific dates and locations will be available Wednesday January 4th at 5 PM. Zaycon offers 100% natural chicken with no added hormones, additives or artificial ingredients.  They deliver straight from the farm to the consumer, so […]

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Recap of our Fall Freezer Cooking Day

November 20, 2011

My friend Sarah and I spent about 4.5 hours last week cooking up a storm and attempting to make her kitchen look like a war zone.  Sarah’s mom was watching her kids and my husband stayed home with ours, so we were on a mad dash to get as much done as possible while we […]

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Zaycon Foods: Super lean ground beef $2.89/lb (ordering opens tonight)

November 16, 2011

I’m excited to tell you that Zaycon Foods is running a new super lean ground beef event all over Western/Eastern Washington and Oregon.  From what I can tell, there will also be deliveries in select cities in Nevada, Utah and Idaho.  Starting tonight (11/16) at 5 PM PST, you will be able to place an […]

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Freezer Cooking Day: Prep and cooking schedule

November 7, 2011

What is a Freezer Cooking Day? We are joining together for a fun group cooking day in a few days (our cooking day is scheduled for November 11th). I’ll catch you up to speed:  Here’s the official Freezer Cooking Day menu plan and tips for getting yourself organized and here is the official Freezer Cooking […]

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Freezer Cooking Day: Official ingredient list

October 25, 2011

What is a Freezer Cooking Day? We are joining together for a fun group cooking day in November (my cooking day is scheduled for November 11th).  I posted a few days ago with the official Freezer Cooking Day menu plan and tips for getting yourself organized. On to the official ingredient list.  I will do […]

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Zaycon Foods: How do I love thee?

October 19, 2011

This is my 3rd time ordering boneless skinless chicken breasts from Zaycon Foods.  I have also ordered peaches and they were absolutely delightful!  With each order, I fall in love with the company a little more and more.  The chicken is excellent quality, their customer service has been super friendly and accommodating and the pick-up […]

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