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Today's Weather Outlook for the Corridor

Today's weather forecast and a four day outlook.  Check this page for the latest weather reports in the corridor area.  Up-to-date weather conditions for the Iowa City area are observed at the Iowa City, Iowa City Municipal Airport, IA.  For weather conditions specific to other cities outside the corridor area, just type in your zip code below.

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Paul's Discount Iowa City Weekly Update: December 13, 2017

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Bachelor on the Cheap - Crock Pot Breakfast Goodness

Mike Thayer 2016 (2)By Mike Thayer

This is another Embrace the Crock Pot moment, give it a Big Bromance Hug!

Breakfast is my favorite meal of the day and typically my biggest meal of the day.  I like a hot breakfast though, cereal just doesn't cut it for me.  But there are times when I just don't feel like cooking in the morning, especially when I know I've got a very busy day ahead of me at work.

Enter the trusty crock pot, perhaps the bachelor's best kitchen friend.

Cook your breakfast from the comfort of your bed.

That's right, put the crock pot to work while you sleep.  If you can put your coffee pot on a timer to start brewing at 6am, why not do something similar with breakfast?  Let your crock pot do the cooking for you overnight.

Here's a simple to put together recipe that will get you out of bed quicker than a Chief's exit from the NFL playoffs. 


Christmas Shopping - Give the gift of 'Freedom of Choice" - Bachelor on the Cheap

Mike Thayer 2016 (2)By Mike Thayer

If you hate Christmas shopping, you're not alone.  Trying to figure out what to buy for everyone, budgeting for it all, fighting the crowds while thinking about something else you'd rather be doing with your time....  I know, not a very holiday friendly mindset, but it is the reality for many folks.

Enter, gift cards

Some people think gift cards aren't personal enough, that not enough 'thought' was put into the gift....

Horse manure.


Drink Review: Kentucky Deluxe blended whiskey - Bachelor on the Cheap

Mike Thayer 2016 (2)By Mike Thayer

I like whiskey, but not straight whiskeys, I'm a blended whiskey kind of guy.  What is the difference between a straight whiskey and a blended whiskey you ask?

Straight whiskey is generally defined as distilling a fermented cereal grain mash (it could be corn, rye or barley) to create a spirit and then aging it in oak barrels for at least two years.  To note, corn mash is typical of American whiskey, rye mash is most common for Canadian whiskeys and Scotch is made with barley.  The taste of straight whiskeys is sometimes described as harsh by some, but it's the oak, or woody, aged taste that straight whiskey drinkers appreciate.

A blended whiskey is the product of blending different types of whiskeys, the mixing of one or more higher quality straight or single malt whiskeys with less expensive spirits (neutral grain) and other ingredients.  The result is usually a 'sweeter' bourbon, rye or scotch whiskey and less of the "wood" taste.  Blended whiskeys are also less expensive. 


Finding great grocery deals post Thanksgiving Day - Bachelor on the Cheap

Mike Thayer 2016 (2)By Mike Thayer

Timing is everything when it comes to finding some great deals at the grocery store during the holidays.

You really have no choice but to buy items at full price when prepping for that great Thanksgiving meal, the turkey or a ham being a key ingredient.

But what about after Thanksgiving?

When a grocery store orders too many turkeys or hams for the Thanksgiving holiday, they have to discount them to move them out and make space for incoming shipments in stocking up for the Christmas and New Year holidays.

Can you say, "Savings!" Why yes, yes you can.

I bought an 8+ pound ham today for 99 cents a pound at Aldi.


Read on....


Senior Affordable Apartments for Rent

Apply now for a brand new spacious 2-bedroom apartment at Coral Ridge Apartments opening January 2018! At least 1 applicant per household must be 55 years of age and up. Rent amounts vary from $520-$975 (subject to change, income restrictions apply) and includes all major kitchen appliances, and in unit washer/dryer.  For more information contact Sand Property Management, LLC at 319-333-1602 National Voice Relay System 711 or email Equal Housing Opportunity, Accessible units.

Deerfield’s beloved elf, Zippy, found sitting at end of driveway

Police in Deerfield say the town’s beloved elf has been found.

Police said a young man found the elf, Zippy, sitting at the end of his driveway on Raymond Road near the Raymond town line.

The man said he had no idea how it ended up there and called police immediately when he found it.

Police picked up the elf and brought him to safety.

Zippy was “invited” to the town three years ago by Laura Hall and Cindy McHugh, of the Deerfield Fire Department, to spread some Christmas cheer.

Police in a New Hampshire town were looking for Zippy, a beloved life-size elf on a shelf that usually can be seen at various sites leading up to Christmas. 

Zippy is a mannequin in a red onesie, a cap and mittens. Before being reported as missing, he was last seen at the gate by Deerfield's Veasey Park on Monday. 

Deerfield Rescue Squad EMS captain Cindy McHugh says Zippy was in a beach chair with his sunglasses, an umbrella and a drink "taking in the sun." 


Bachelor on the Cheap - Get Free HGTV with an Indoor Antenna

Mike Thayer 2016 (2)By Mike Thayer

Let's face it, cable TV just costs too much money, there's no ifs, ands or buts about it!

I'm a football junkie, both college and pro and I must admit, that after going through a spring and summer without cable TV last year, I was pining for football in September.  Despite loving my Roku streamer and all the entertainment it provides, it lacks football.  So I called the cable company and added TV to my internet package.  I was fine with that, not really liking the price but loving the football, until Cox Cable sent me my latest bill jacking my cable TV price up $19 a month.  It's a rate increase the crossed a line for me, pushing my total cable TV/internet bill to $161 a month!