Now that most of us are in the house on a mandated “Shelter at Home” order, we have a lot of time on our hands. For me, if I’m not cooking, I’m eating, if I’m not eating, I’m putting on my makeup just to hangout in my living room, if I’m not in my living room, I’m shooting hoops in my backyard with my son. If I’m not playing basketball, I’m laying in bed browsing on Amazon. While I’m doing that, why not earn free gift cards and save some money?
We all get a bit hesitant when it comes to earning free gift cards online. But after trying a few apps and websites that claim to reward you with free gift cards, I found two that are completely legit. I always shop on Amazon and I found those $1-$10 Amazon gift cards very useful.
For Apple and Android Users
I’ve been using Panel App for more than a year and I earned at least $100 worth of $1-$2 Amazon gift cards. All you do is download the app ➡️ PANEL APP
All you have to do is download the app, register, take surveys, earn points, then redeem your points for free gift cards or use it to enter sweepstakes for bigger prizes. Once you hit 2000 points, you can redeem it. I usually redeem my points for Amazon gift cards because like I said, I always shop on Amazon. You can also earn points faster if you refer a friend to download the app. The more you refer, the faster you gain points.
Yes, this is legit. But spaces are limited. It usually opens up in the beginning of the month, but it’s worth a try. Mobile Xpression is a trusted Market Research Panel designed to understand the trends and behaviors of mobile users. Some people are very hesitant when it comes to downloading unknown software onto their phones, but I’ve been using this for a year and haven’t had any issues or weird glitches on my phone. To redeem, you just need to earn a minimum of 30 points. The panel sends you an email once a week and you tap on the link they provide you to claim your credits. I just redeemed my points for a $5 Amazon Gift card and already earned 15 since then.
Pros: You earn gift cards faster, in as little as a week
Cons: Sometimes they forget to send you your gift card. But all you have to do is send them an email to let them know. Their response time is roughly 24-48 hours.
Well, I hope this information helps save you some money in the future. It has for me. A dollar or two can make a huge difference, especially when you’re struggling to make ends meet. Because for a single mom like me, every dollar OFF any price counts! Save some money, earn those points, but most importantly, please be safe out there!
Eating snacks is cool and all but what about dinner?
I’m currently on Day 3 of “Lockdown” and Trump announced this morning that drugs used to treat malaria and severe arthritis, were approved by the Food and Drug Administration to test as a COVID-19 coronavirus treatment. We’ll see how that goes. I’ve been struggling to adjust to this new lifestyle and it’s tough staying indoors all day especially when you’re a naturally outgoing person.
Anyway, I went to the grocery store yesterday and I noticed that chicken seemed to be popular during quarantine since the poultry section was cleared out. So I walked over to the beef section instead — low and behold, I found a small pack of drumsticks waiting for me next to the ground beef. Score! I grabbed the pack of chicken and a few other things then checked out as fast as I could. The store wasn’t as crowded but it was apparent that people didn’t understand what social distancing meant.
Fast forward, I want to share an easy marinade recipe with you. You can use chicken thighs or chicken drumsticks. But like I said in my previous post, I am not a fancy chef nor did I go to culinary school. Growing up with two younger brothers, I had to learn how to cook so I could feed my brother and myself while my parents were at work or out “gallivanting”.
This recipe is for 5 large chicken drumsticks. I know, I know…this was all I could find at the grocery store.
Honey Garlic Marinade
- 5 Chicken thighs or 5 Large Chicken Drumsticks
- 3 cloves of garlic — chopped
- 1/4 cup of vinegar, I used Braggs Apple Cider Vinegar
- 1/4 cup of soy sauce
- 3 tbsp of honey
- 1/8 cup of water
- Ground pepper (optional)
Add all ingredients to a bowl and mix.
Add the chicken, cover up the bowl, place it in your refrigerator and allow it to marinate for 30 minutes to an hour. I normally marinate my chicken for more than an hour. It’s up to you.
And there you go, a quick and simple marinade for chicken. After it’s done marinating, remove the chicken from the bowl and discard the liquid. You can either grill the chicken or bake it. If you choose to bake it, place the marinated chicken in an oven safe baking pan or glass baking dish at 350 degrees for an hour.
I find this recipe helpful to people that normally don’t cook at home. Be safe out there!
I’m going to start this new thing on my website. I’m going to post one random easy recipe a week using basic ingredients. FYI, I am not a Chef nor did I go to culinary school.
Today marks the first day of the “Shelter at Home” order in Solano County. I was able to leave today and grab some groceries. Since I have all this free time at home, I’m going to share with you what I made today. I call this “Quarantine Snacks”.
No Fire S’mores
Here’s what you’ll need:
- Honey Graham Crackers
- Hershey’s Milk Chocolate Bars
- 2 bags of Kraft Jet Puffed Miniature Marshmallows
- Baking sheet
- Aluminum foil (Not required)
- Oven (Duh!)
Preheat your oven to BROIL.
Break the graham crackers in half
Place one half of the graham crackers on the baking sheet, set the other half to the side.
Add a few marshmallows on top of the graham cracker
Place the baking sheet in the oven and leave it in for about 1-2 minutes. After the first minute, check the graham crackers to make sure it doesn’t burn. It will look like this when it’s done:
After you remove it from the oven, place the chocolate bar on top of the marshmallows. It will look just like this:
Now you’re at the finish line. All you have to do is grab the other half of the graham cracker and place it on top. Just like this (See video):
And there you have it! A quick and easy Quarantine Snack without the bonfire. 🔥 By the way, don’t forget to turn off your oven!
Let’s be hopeful this Monday morning.