Thursday, March 21, 2013

Free Shipping Makes My Day

Last night I used another recipe from Cooking Light for dinner inspiration. I made salmon cakes (like crab cakes) on sautéed greens. 

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These salmon cakes were not particularly good, but I blame myself not my recipe-inspiration. I seriously over-seasoned. I doubled the recipe because I used a 14 oz can of salmon and didn't want any salmon leftover and I did not pay enough attention to the seasonings. I loved the Cooking Light suggestion to form a ball of the salmon mixture and then roll it in breadcrumbs (I used whole wheat flour) and then smush it into a patty. I've made crab cakes before and I've never coated them before, but I definitely will next time.

They're too salty and too Old Bay-y, but I'll throw them on top of my lunch salads for the rest of the week and then move on. I think next I'll try crab cakes. 

It seems as if whenever I have a lame dinner, there is usually something good I can share instead of a recipe. Today's good is REALLY good.

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Have you ever used Soap.com? Soap.com is essentially a CVS/ Rite Aid/ Duane Reade that delivers to your house in one or two days. The prices are average, but the super fast shipping? It's FREE. 

On Monday I ordered paper towels, toilet paper, dishwashing detergent and deodorant. Three out of four of the items arrived on Tuesday, and the toilet paper showed up yesterday. Do you have any idea how nice it is not to have to walk through the city with a giant package of toilet paper? It's really nice.

I would never pay shipping for toilet paper, but with free shipping there's no reason not to! There are frequent sales and you can check off coupons on the site. They also have a ton of sister sites, including Diapers.com and a toy site, a makeup site, a book site and a home goods site. Yesterday, I ordered from the home goods site, Casa.com.

Today, this showed up:

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The Casa.com price? $99- the same as most other sites. BUT, they had a sale going on and I knocked off $25 with a coupon code. Total bargain.

I'm excited to test it out! I had a smaller food processor before that was perfect, especially because I only cook for two, but after two years of constant use, I killed the motor. I use my food processor several times a week, so I still feel like I got pretty good use out of it. I upped the size this time because I'm hoping that will mean a stronger motor? Not sure if that's how it works.

Testing to begin soon!

2 comments:

  1. I'm totally going to have to try soap.com
    Need some help with the errands right now! Awesome time saver :-)
    Too bad the salmon cakes didn't work-- yummy idea.

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    1. Yes- Soap.com would be perfect for you! Hopefully you'll be feeling better soon and out and about :)

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