Thursday, December 31, 2009
Monday, December 21, 2009
1. I stick the bones in a big pot and simmer for a few hours.
2. put in fridge over night, skim off fat the next day.
3. add carrots, celery, bay leaf onions, parsley, (if you have it) thyme, garlic, pepper and simmer again
4. strain and freeze in muffin tins for easy use.
I use my stock for everything: steaming asparagus, soups (duh), gravy, stir fry...wherever you might want some richly flavored water.
Wednesday, December 16, 2009
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Just a simple return address sticker...DUH!!!
Friday, September 25, 2009
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
Simply put 1 Tablespoon hair conditioner in a small spray bottle of warm water and detangle away! Easy peasy and costs pennies.
Monday, September 21, 2009
Paula Begoun, author of Don't Go to the Cosmetics Counter Without Me, has spent more than 25 years testing cosmetics. Now, she's sharing a few of her face, hair and feet favorites with you. Drugstore steals, high-end brands and everything in between!
Wednesday, September 9, 2009
I was looking at a project that had been waiting for me to get to it for a long time. It was just sitting there taking up valuable real estate in my shelf.
I have a really long and jam packed "quote file"; one of several actually. (This photo here is generic). I'm an obsessive collector of thoughts and ideas and sometimes its tricky to find them immediately. I don't remember how I was going to organize it originally, but it dawned on me that I could save all this on my own "Quote blog" that is just for my use and then chuck the index cards. It's a no brainer project that's perfect to work on when the guys are watching some shoot em up tv show that I don't care about watching.
It's searchable, so in the search box, I type "simplify, or faith, or style etc, and all the posts that I've tagged with that label pop right up.
Now I'm wondering what other "just for me" blog I can do next. Any ideas??
Friday, September 4, 2009
read the whole article here
The October issue of Consumer Reports asks these sorts of questions and more while putting store brands in head-to-head competitions with national brands, using trained taste-testers to decide when—if ever—it's worthwhile to pay more. The conclusion: "Switching to store brands can be a painless way to cut your grocery bill."
Tuesday, September 1, 2009
I'm starting something new...clips of money saving ideas from newspapers and blogs that are of interest to those who want to ...duh...save money. I think I'll do this an a weekly basis. If you're interested in the title, clip on it to read the whole story.
8 ways to save money, and go green
ttp://www.bellinghamherald.com/thriftyliving/story/1049733.html Bellingham Herald
By Supriya Doshi - redeye I'm always talking about how going green can save you money. And it's true. If you're trying to cut back on expenses, ...
Cloth wipes help save money
Cloth wipes have great money-saving potential whenever families start to use them. For one child, three dozen wipes is sufficient. ...
In today's tough economic state, questions abound in a majority of America's households over the inflow and outflow of family funds. ...
Saving Money By Saving Food
I'd be willing to try it again, see if it saves a little money.” The green bags retail at about $10 to $12. and claim to be reusable. ...
It's a Deal: Free Kids' Dinners at IHOP
From now through September 17, IHOP is hosting a "Kids Eat Free" dinner promotion. Between 4 p.m. and 10 p.m., families will get one free kids meal with the purchase of an adult entrée at participating IHOP locations.
Wednesday, August 12, 2009
- punch a hole in the put your favorite recipes on 3x5 cards and put them on a ring. Hang them from one of those easy stick hooks on the inside of a cupbaord door.
- Put your recipe cards on a Rolodex
- put your recipes on a blog which then becomes a searchable data base. I love mine! I call it my cyber recipe book. I now have acces to my favorite recipes from any computer anywhere I go. My daughters have access too. No more calls "Mom can you send me the recipe for..."
- I have a cooking journal. It's just a little spiral notebook that I use to write quick notes into of what worked and what didn't.
"...made asparagus with ..... tonight and we all loved it"
"had .... over for dinner and made ..... Next time I will make .... instead.