May 27, 2011


Kirk H.

Freschott Pizza would like all my followers to try their pizza.  Below you will find money saving coupons to use at Freschott Pizza.  Print this blog post and take it with you to Freschott Pizza to redeem your coupons.

Foodie Friday Pizza Pick of the Week Review!

Freschott Pizza was our pick for the week.  I ordered the pizza for 2:45 pm.  When I walked in at 2:40 the pizza had just a few minutes left, by 2:45 I was out the door.  The pizza was a large round plain pie with a traditional crust.  The traditional crust was a little thicker and a nice change.  The flavors of the tomato sauce and cheese blended well. The ratio of sauce and cheese was good.  My family liked the pizza and we will have Freschott Pizza again in the future.

Follow our Pizza Pick circuit and try Freschott Pizza for yourself.

May 26, 2011

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Gardening with Mr. C. DIY Gardening Tip

This week Mr. C wants to help you get the most from your investment of time, effort, and expense (seeds, plants, etc) by helping you contend with the "curse" upon every gardner from Adam till now - WEEDS".

A weed is "an obnoxious growth which tends to out grow and choke out more desireable plants". Learn to identify the emerging plant (sometimes pictured on the seed packet) as soon as the 1st leaves (usually smooth) and then the true leaves (characteristic of the mature plant) appear. Everything else will be weeds (which don't grow in neat rows). Be like federal agents (T-men) who study the real US currency so they can better spot the counterfeit.  Notice the contrasting shapes in the pictures of cilantro (or coriander which re-seeds itself every year in the herb garden near my front door) and swiss-chard (which I planted in my main garden a few weeks ago) below.

                                     Swiss Chard                                              Cilantro
Don't expect to eliminate all the weeds, but controlling them is do-able. Take a tip from Barney Fyfe of Mayberry and "NIP THEM IN THE BUD !!". Visit your garden regularly to take in the marvels of Gods' creativity and to control the weeds. Here are the tools in my "arsenal".

The four on the left are my main weeding tools.  I use the edge and short side of a "Florida" hoe (1/3 the length of a normal hoe), and a long handled weeder to cut them off at the roots.  When I miss some, especially any that flower and start to go to seed, I use the spading fork or hand weeder (with knee pads) to loosten the soil around them so I get the root when I pull them (avoid 7 years of weeding from 1 years seeding). Then I spread a layer of compost (future topic - it is not the same thing as mulch) around the plants to discourage weeds, conserve moisture, and feed the soil so it can feed the plant roots.  I limit weeds in the paths with heavy (12 mil) black plastic held down with flat rocks (visable in the 05/15 - 05/22 blog archive picture). You can also use weed-cloth and spikes , newspaper, cardboard, or weeds that you have pulled. 
Note: If you haven't recycled your May 22 Sunday paper, I highly recommend you read, heed, and save the gardening article on pg.1E. The author has some excellent ideas.
Stay with it and soon you can enjoy the "vegetables" of your labor.

If you have any comments, tips or questions, please feel free to post a comment or send Mr. C an email at
Till next week - Mr. C

May 25, 2011


Freschott Pizza is the PIZZA PICK OF THE WEEK.  On Friday, my family will have Freschott Pizza for dinner and I will write a review.  One of my lucky followers will win a FREE Large Pizza from Freschott Pizza, 250 Main Street, Johnson City so they can also try the pizza.  I will draw the FREE pizza winner May 27th at 5:00 pm EST.  I will post the winners first name and last initial on Facebook and my blog.  The winner will receive a confirmation message or email.  There is still time to enter.  Visit my Facebook page and click LIKE at the top of the page or send an email to to be eligible.

May 24, 2011

Give your family the taste of the State Fair right at home!

State Fair Brands is offering a coupon on their website to save $1.00 OFF when you purchase any one (1) State Fair Brand product.  Your kids will love having corn dogs at home!  Click here for the coupon.

Save money on holiday grocery shopping with Ball Park Franks!

Ball Park Franks has two (2) coupons on their website.  You can save $.75 on any TWO (2) Ball Park Deli Style Beef Franks and save $.55 on any ONE (1) Package of Ball Park Buns.  Click here to get the coupons.



May 23, 2011

Make Ahead Monday Dinner Review!

My family gave this dinner a 9 out of 10.  My family really liked the Cheesy Crockpot Chicken.  I served the chicken over egg noddles.  The chicken and sauce had great flavor.  The chicken was cooked nice and fell apart.  I wish there was a little more sauce though.  We will definitely make this again!



For the recipe, visit the blog I posted earlier in the day.

Get $1.00 OFF Lever 2000!

Enjoy the touchable clean your whole family will love!  Lever 2000 is offering a $1.00 OFF coupon on any Lever 2000 bar soap (4-bar pack or larger) on their website.  Click here to get the coupon.

Make Ahead Monday!

As a busy mom on the go having all or part of dinner ready when we get home is a huge time saver. 

Today's Make Ahead Monday dinner choice is Cheesy Crockpot Chicken.


6 boneless chicken breast
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1/4 teaspoon garlic powder
2 cans of condensed cream of chicken soup
1 can of condensed cheddar cheese soup

TIME SAVER:  Use a large crockpot liner in the crockpot for easy clean up.  Don't forget to get your coupon to purchase these liners from the Reynolds website. 

Rinse chicken and season with salt, pepper and garlic powder.  Mix undiluted soup together and pour over chicken in the crockpot.  Cook on low for 6-8 hours.

Stay tuned for our families review of this Make Ahead Monday dinner.

May 22, 2011


The Birthday Club Pick of the Week is IHOP.  If you visit IHOP's website and join the Pancake Revolution you will receive a FREE meal for signing up, a FREE meal on your Birthday and a FREE meal on the anniversary of when you signed up.  That's a great deal and a lot of FREE meals.  Click here to go to IHOP's website.