FROZEN Returns in a New Animated Short from Walt Disney Animation Studios

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Big news for Frozen fans! If you (or your little fans) have been yearning for something NEW, Walt Disney Animation Studios just announced that they are creating a new animated short titled “Frozen Fever”. The short will welcome Anna, Elsa, Kristof and the lovable Olaf back to the big screen!

Directed by Jennifer Lee and Chris Buck, and produced by Peter Del Vecho, with an all-new original song by Robert Lopez and Kristen Anderson-Lopez, “Frozen Fever” marks the first project reuniting the Oscar®-winning original team from Disney’s “Frozen.”

The announcement was first made within the ABC Television Network special “The Story of Frozen: Making an Animated Classic,” which aired September 2. The special also featured the world television debut of a scene from the new action comedy adventure from Walt Disney Animation Studios, “Big Hero 6,” as well as a sneak peek at the upcoming season of the ABC series “Once Upon A Time.”

In “Frozen Fever,” it’s Anna’s birthday and Elsa and Kristoff are determined to give her the best celebration ever, but Elsa’s icy powers may put more than just the party at risk.

No images are available yet, but I’ll be sure to share them as soon as they’re available! You’ll be able to see the debut in the Spring of 2015.

Disney Frozen Printable Activity Sheets

Bacon Macaroni and Cheese Recipe

 

Bacon Macaroni and Cheese Recipe

When someone mentions the phrase “comfort food” the first thing that always pops into my mind is Mac and Cheese. It is the perfect, feel-good, fill-you-up, bring-back-childhood-memories kind of meal. But what is one thing that can kick that comfort food up a notch? BACON! Yes, bacon makes almost anything better and it definitely does that with this delicious Bacon Macaroni and Cheese Recipe.

Serve this Bacon Macaroni and Cheese Recipe all by itself as the centerpiece of your meal. You can also serve it as a side dish.  It’s something special to serve at a potluck dinner.  You’ll have lots of people asking you for the recipe! Just place it in a crockpot to keep warm during the celebration.

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Bacon Macaroni and Cheese Recipe

 
Ingredients

8 ounces uncooked noodles of choice
2 cups shredded Cheddar cheese
1/2 cup grated Parmesan cheese
4 strips of bacon
2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
2 cups milk
3 TBSP butter
1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
Salt and Pepper

Instructions

  1. Cook noodles according to the package directions. Drain.
  2. In a saucepan, melt butter or margarine over medium heat. Stir in enough flour to make a roux. Add milk to roux slowly, stirring constantly. Stir in 2 cups cheddar cheese and cook over low heat until cheese is melted and the sauce thickens. Pour noodles into the sauce mixture and stir well.
  3. Cook bacon and roughly chop.
  4. Pour half of the macaroni mixture into a casserole dish. Sprinkle 1/2 cup cheddar cheese, 1.2 cup Parmesan cheese and half of the bacon pieces over macaroni mixture. Pour the remaining macaroni mixture and repeat.
  5. Bake at 350 degrees F for 30 minutes. Serve.

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Designer Handbags Starting at $11 + FREE $10 Credit!

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Last week I told you about Like Twice where you can get amazing designer clothing at a fraction of the original cost. Well they have big new news today. They now have handbags! They just added over 2,000 handbags to their site. They have lots of top names like Coach, Dooney and Burke, Kate Spade, Mark Jacobs and more.

What is even more awesome is that they are offering all new members a FREE $10 credit. Just sign up HERE. You can actually get MORE free credit by referring a friend for $10 credit and $10 credit for sending in your own clothes or bags to sell.

Since the handbags were just added today they have a great selection left! So hurry and use your FREE $10 credit ASAP!

 

Back-to-School Protection with Pong Device Cases + Reader Giveaway

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When we look for devices to protect our portable devices like phones and iPads, we usually are looking for something to protect the item from damage. Especially when it comes to kids and devices! But how about a case that also protects you and your kids? Pong cases are specially designed to help protect you and your kids from potentially harmful wireless energy. Phones are something that we hold right up to our heads when in use and usually carried next to our bodies the rest of the time – pretty close contact!

Pong cases are built with a patented micro-thin gold-plated intelligent antenna technology that re-shapes the radio frequency (RF) signal to reduce exposure to wireless energy. At the same time this also optimizes the outbound signal.  That means more bars! We all want more bars, right?

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We still don’t know the exact effects of mobile device radiation. I have heard many conflicting studies myself. But it’s better to be safe than sorry, especially when it comes to kids and their developing minds and bodies. The National Cancer Institute (NCI) states, “In theory, children have the potential to be at greater risk than adults for developing brain cancer from cell phones.” According to the NCI, this is due to the still-developing nervous systems and smaller heads of children. We use sunscreen to protect from UV radiation from the sun, so it can’t hurt to protect our bodies from RF energy with a case. And when that protection brings the added benefit of a better phone signal, it’s a win-win.

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I received the Pong case in Radiant Orchid to test out on my iPhone 5.  First off, I love the color.  I tend to stick with black cases (or white for my latest), but this one was a nice switch! The case is also very lightweight with a slim design. I had previously been using a Mophie case and you can see how much smaller it is. So far I haven’t missed the extra battery power of the Mophie because with the improved signal strength using the Pong my battery seems to be lasting longer anyway.

 

Now that the kids have headed back to school with their mobile devices, you can give them a case that protects their devices from normal kid drops, bumps and dings and at the same time protect your kids from RF radiation. Visit Pong to see the wide range of devices that they can protect. If you would like to check out the cases in person, you can see them at your local Best Buy Mobile location.  You can find out more when you connect with Pong on Facebook and Twitter.

Reader Giveaway:  One lucky Thrifty Jinxy reader will win their choice of Pong Case and a $25 American Express gift card. To enter, just complete the entry form below by 11:59pm ET on 9/23/14. Good luck!

 

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$.50/2 Chex Mix Coupon = $.74 at Walgreens + Recipe for Buffalo Chex Mix!

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There is a printable Chex Mix coupon available right now. Walgreens has this on sale this week for less than $1, which makes this great deal with this printable coupon. Football season is here, so it’s handy to grab a few bags to have on hand for watching the games.

Buy (2) Chex Mix Snacks — $.99
Use (1) $.50/2 Chex Mix Coupon
Final Price: $.74 each!

And if you want to be a bit more adventurous, you can make your own spicy version of Chex Mix you can check out this delicious recipe to make Buffalo Chex Mix! It’s also great for game day parties!

Buffalo Chex Mix Recipe

Head over to print two of these per computer. Also, check here for more Walgreens match-ups before you make your shopping trip! You can find more current printable coupons at Coupons.comRed Plum,SmartSource, and SavingStar.

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Pack of 48 Duracell Batteries only $16.99! ($.35 Each!)

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Groupon has this really hot deal on batteries back in stock! You can get a pack of 48 Duracell batteries for only $16.99. That is such a great deal making these only $.35 per battery.

Also, shipping is free on orders of $25 or more from Groupon. This pack includes 24 AA and 24 AAA batteries. This would be good to grab now to have for Christmas gifts.

Head over here to grab this great deal and here are a few additional details from the listing:

  • Alkaline batteries
  • Iconic brand
  • 24 AA and 24 AAA batteries
  • More reliable performance than an open-mic standup set
  • Long-lasting power

Sparkly Savings with Finish – DIY Storage Bin and a $1 Coupon!

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I have a very bad habit of forgetting to run the dishwasher until the very last thing at night when I’m ready to head to bed – usually way later than I should be staying up! That means I have to postpone my bedtime routine while I round up any stray dishes in the house (another bad habit!) transfer any dishes from the sink into the dishwasher, add my Finish dishwasher detergent and start the dishwasher.

Since this is regularly a last minute thing and stealing precious sleep time since I should be in bed already, any time I can save in the dishwasher preparation process is appreciated. So, to cut down on the time it takes for me to go to the box of Finish dishwasher cleaner under my sink, fish out a tablet and add it to the dishwasher, I decided to create a cute little bin that would enable me to leave my tabs out on my kitchen shelf so I can just grab one and toss it in when necessary.

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Since I was running low on Finish (which I honestly think is the best dishwasher detergent – I have actually had some problems with others), I went to Walmart to replenish. This is a great time to buy Finish because Walmart has a Rollback for it until October. To make the savings even better, you can also print the $1 coupon below! I love being able to double up on the savings!

While I was at Walmart I also grabbed some fun Duck Tape with a peacock design. And, since I wasn’t positive I had an empty small cardboard box at home, I snagged an empty tape box from the store that looked like a suitable size for my dishwasher bin.

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Making the bin was really easy. All I did was cut strips of the decorative Duck Tape and apply it to the cardboard box in overlapping layers.  I made sure to cover all the exposed sides of the box. Then I added an extra strip of tape to the bottom of the box for some extra support.

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Once it was finished, I just transferred the Finish tablets from their box into my new bin. Don’t worry – I remembered to pull the coupon off the box before I recycled the box! Since I had the $1 coupon I printed to use on this trip, I’ll save that peelie coupon for my next purchase.

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The box looks great sitting on the shelf above my dishwasher.  And now it is really easy to just grab a Finish tablet and toss it in the dishwasher with no extra steps or digging under the sink necessary!

Today was a great day for savings since I was able to save on Finish with the printable coupon and I’ll be able to continue saving time with my new handy, dandy storage bin!


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Get a FREE Custom Greeting Card from Treat!

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Through tomorrow, September 2, you can get one FREE custom greeting card from Treat when you use promo code 1NEWTREAT at checkout. You can customize the card with your own photo and your own greeting. If you choose to send the card to your self, then shipping will also be FREE! Or, you can choose to have the card sent directly to a recipient for a $.51 charge. Either way, it’s a great deal!

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Fight Grilling Fatigue with Jack’s Pizza on the Grill

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Do you like to grill? During the summer months I love to fire up the grill and cook. It’s a fun way to make a meal, the food tastes great and it means less dishes to wash in the kitchen. But, as we head toward the end of summer, grill fatigue starts to set in. No, grill fatigue isn’t a medical condition – it’s just a term I made up to describe the feeling where you are more than tired of the hot dogs, hamburgers and chicken breasts you have been cooking up on the grill all summer.

The nice thing about burgers and hot dogs on the grill is that they are so easy to make. BUT, how about something else that is just as easy or maybe even easier to make on the grill – Jack’s Pizza!

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I headed to Walmart to pick up Jack’s Pizza to keep in the freezer for simple meals on the grill. You can see that Jack’s is really popular because it was almost cleared out of some varieties!  I grabbed a few pepperoni pizzas and some ingredients to make a salad and headed home.

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This is how EASY it is to make Jack’s Pizza on the grill. Set all the burners on your grill to low, keep the lid closed and preheat to 400 degrees. (You need to use a gas grill. Charcoal grills and smokers aren’t recommended.)  

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To start cooking, just unwrap your Jack’s Pizza and then place it right on the grate in the center of the grill. Close the lid.

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After 7 minutes, open the lid and rotate your pizza (use tongs or a fork – it’s HOT!) and close the lid again. Cook another 5 to 8 minutes or until the cheese is melted and lightly bubbling in the center and the crust is golden brown. That’s it!

You can find more information about Pizza Grilling on Jack’s® Pizza Facebook page. You can also find more recipes at FlavorfulMoments.net.

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To make a nice simple meal with our Jack’s Pizza, I created a delicious Italian Chopped Salad Recipe. It is a filling side dish chock-full of goodies and perfectly completes the meal. I love the combination of flavors of deli meats and cheeses along with the fresh veggies and tangy dressing.

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Italian Chopped Salad Recipe

 
INGREDIENTS:

FOR SALAD:
10 oz bag hearts of romaine
1/2 green pepper
2 tomatoes, seeded
3 thick slices deli salami
3 thick slices deli pepperoni
3 slices provolone cheese
4 oz fresh mozzarella
1 Tbsp parmesan cheese

FOR DRESSING:
3 Tbsp balsamic vinegar
1 clove garlic, minced
salt & pepper to taste (just a few dashes)
1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil

INSTRUCTIONS:

For the salad, chop the lettuce and place in a large bowl. Chop remaining ingredients and mix with lettuce.
For the dressing, mix vinegar, garlic, salt and pepper. Stir until salt is dissolved. Add olive oil and stir well.
Toss the dressing with the salad mixture to serve.

To make our grilling set-up truly “grab and go” I served the salad in tall plastic cups. Everyone can just grab a couple slices of pizza, grab a cup of salad and eat! It’s a delicious meal with little effort that everyone enjoys.

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$1/3 Old El Paso Products Coupon = $.39 Each at Walmart

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There is a great deal at Walmart right now on Old El Paso products using a new printable coupon. You can just add a bit of lettuce and a pound of ground beef to have a delicious and inexpensive dinner.

Buy (3) Old El Paso Taco Seasoning — $.72
Use (1) $1/3 Old El Paso Products Coupon
Final Price: $.39 each!

Buy (3) Old El Paso Taco Shells, 12 ct — $1.25
Use (1) $1/3 Old El Paso Products Coupon
Final Price: $.92 each!

Head over to print two of these per computer. Also, check here for more Walmart match-ups before you make your shopping trip! PLEASE NOTE: Walmart prices vary by region, so this scenario may be a bit different at your location. You can find more current printable coupons at Coupons.comRed Plum,SmartSource, and SavingStar.

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