I like to buy cuts of meat and fish when they're on sale in bulk and save them in the freezer, so these Ziplock freezer bags are such a life saver! They prevent freezer burn and makes it so much easier to store and defrost.
Here's a tip: Instead of buying chicken breast when you need it (Costco sells it from $2.50-3.75/lb), check your local grocery store ads and sometimes you'll find them on sale for as little as $0.98/lb! Buy as much as you think you can finish in a month and store each piece in individual ziplock bags in the freezer. It's easy & saves money! If you want you can even save the ziplock bags for reuse by washing & drying them out. Just make sure you write what was in it to avoid cross-contamination.
Now where would I be without ziplock bags... I'd be without leftovers!! Nooo!! I pretty much use these bags to store everything from salads, to cuts of chicken and beef, to sauces and soups (double bag it!), to sandwiches, to cookies & other desserts. I can't function properly in the kitchen without them! Of my experience with similar storage bags, Ziplock is the best brand with the best quality. They're durable & strong; they don't leak, prevent freezer burns, and keeps food fresh for a long time. Plus you can use them for other storage needs besides in the kitchen - like keeping extra pens, pencils, craft supplies, beauty supplies, and whatever else you need a close-able bag for! They're perfect because they're clear, have many different sized bags, and you can write on them. Gotta love my Ziplock bags!
I pretty much use my PS3 for streaming (Netflix & Hulu Plus) and playing my favorite games. In terms of gaming, I really like the controls and I feel like it has better graphics than the other consoles. The only complaint I have in that regard is how scarce the selections of games they have for the PS3. I wish they had more games to choose from and espcially more offline muti-player games. It's somewhat annoying that a lot of their games are single player and in order to play with other people, they have to own their own console and log onto the network. Sometimes I have friends over, and I just want to be able to play a game together. I feel like the Wii does a much better job at that. Also, I noticed that over time, my PS3 is slowly starting to crap out - I've been getting more error messages lately and connection issues. Sometimes it would just freeze, or I can't turn the console on with the controller unless it's plugged in. With all these glitches starting to happen, I might just need to start looking for a new console!
Facebook really helped me stay in touch and reconnect with new and old friends; especially with those who are long distance. I really like how they've updated their privacy settings so you can choose who sees what - which makes it feel safer than what it was before. I think FB is a great way to share information and opinions with friends - it's fun to see what everyone is up to, what deals they're getting, and in a sense be able to contact just your own community of people all at once. Planning events and sending invites is a cinch on FB too, and makes it much easier to get responses since most people typically already have an account.
I really like Hulu Plus because it has all the shows I like to watch and being able to favorite them makes it easier to find the shows I'm watching. Also, I like their selection of Anime series on there and they update often on new series. They're also pretty on point with the related titles they suggest after you watch something and I've found a lot of new shows that I liked through it. What I really hate are the ads and how there's no way to set it so that you can just watch a long ad at the beginning instead of short ones in between. The long ads at the start just occur randomly, but I wish they would just do all the ads that way, because sometimes I like to 'rewind' what I'm watching and if I skip over an ad point, sometimes it just replays it again and even causes it to lag. Ugh. Such a waste of time! Otherwise, I really do like the selection of shows they have on there. I just have my moments of doubt every now and then about paying a monthly fee to see ads 30% of the time.
I really like the new display and how it shows all the "apps" you have on one screen but jumping through the different screens back and forth can be a drag. I can see how this UI would be perfect for using on a tablet since you'll be using all touch commands, but for a PC it's just a hassle since you're using a mouse & keyboard. I get irritated whenever I open a PDF file and Windows 8 pops it open on a PDF reading app instead of just opening the file and placing it as an icon at the bar below. It makes referencing really difficult since you have to switch "screens" back and forth. Also, there's no "Start" button at the bottom right hand corner that allows you to access all the programs and files anymore. Instead you have to click on the "Windows" key on the keyboard to bring up the "Start" menu screen and they're displayed as tiles - which I feel is really nice to look at - but slows down the selection process, which is something I hate. Fortunately, they made it so that if you just start typing the name of the program or file you are looking for in the "Start" screen, it will actually search for what you want automatically, which is nice. Overall, if you're new to Windows 8, I highly recommend you have someone show you how to navigate it and learn all the keyboard shortcuts to save you frustration and grief. I love the way it looks and how some of the new options are integrated, but at the same time miss the simple old familiar UI from all the previous Windows. I guess you win some, you lose some.
I remember how I used to buy and sell Airheads during middle & high school for fundraising and we'd all fight over the white mystery flavored ones! They're just so chewy and full of sweet delicious flavor - just thinking about them makes me feel nostalgic and I want to go out and find some! The only downside to Airheads is they get hard/stale easily and are are pretty sticky when you eat them.
I really love Milano's cookies with a cup of milk, tea or coffee! Best way to start a busy day and delicious too! They're soft, chewy and full of yummy flavor and I always try to keep a bag in the pantry for when guests come over. They're perfect for snacking and taking them on the go! The milk chocolate is good but my favorite are the Mint flavored ones!
I hate peanut butter. No really I do. But for some strange reason I find Reese's Peanut Butter Cups so irresistibly delicious!! It's the only form of peanut butter I will accept to eat and I've found that I don't like peanut butter in or with anything else! They make them in dark chocolate now which makes them 100% more amazeballs than ever! LOVE!!