December 4, 2004

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Recipes

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Spinach BallsTwo recipes for Spinach Balls.

 

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Turkey Tortilla PiePreheat oven to 450 degrees F. Lightly grease a 9-inch round baking dish...

 

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Cheese Chicken QuesadillasPreheat oven to 425 degrees. Cook chicken in nonstick skillet until done, stirring often. Add soup and water and heat through...

 

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Oatmeal BarsThis is my husband's favorite recipe for a snack for his lunch! Very portable!

 

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Turkey ParmesanSauté onion, celery, mushroom, and garlic in margarine until tender. Blend in flour and cook for one minute stirring constantly. Gradually add milk until smooth...

 

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Turkey and Wild Rice BakeIn a 2-quart casserole combine rice with seasoning packet and water...

 

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Green Turkey ChiliSauté onion and garlic until clear and tender. Add in turkey, spices, and chiles and sauté until well mixed (2-3 minutes).

 

Articles

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Changing What's FamiliarIn order to remember a one-time thing, I take my wedding ring or watch off and put it on the opposite hand. It is so irritating to have it on the wrong hand that I keep reminding myself why it is there and the task I need to do.

 

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Keep a Calendar in the KitchenI have a calendar in my kitchen and absolutely everything I need to remember has to be written on there! I check it every day just to make sure that I don't miss anything.

 

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Put Reminder on the DashMy hubby keeps an empty soda bottle top in his truck. When I ask him to bring something home or he has an errand that day, he goes and sticks the cap up on the dash.

 

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Ham Sandwich Riddle & JokeQ: Which is better, perfect contentment or a ham sandwich? A: A ham sandwich. Because nothing is better than perfect contentment but... a ham sandwich is better than nothing! By Anna

 

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Remembering the New Year on ChecksTake a moment on New Year's Eve, or New Years Day to date every check in your checkbook with the new year. By the time those checks are gone you'll be remembering the proper year automatically.

 

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Stretch Your Food Budget By Making Hearty Stews and SoupsIn the winter one of the things I do to try to stretch our budget is to make hearty stews and soups. It doesn't cost much to make a crockpot full of beef, chicken, or veggie stew or soup. It is filling, even by itself, but I also like to make a batch or homemade biscuits or some cornbread. Makes a great meal and cheap! By Robin. Editor's Note: Find some soup recipes here: http://www.thriftyfun.com/Recipes/Soups_reccat.html

 

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Remembering to Take Food With YouIf I am taking food to work or home from a party I put my car keys in the fridge with it. I never get far without it! By Linda

 

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Using Rubberbands To Help RememberMy wife used rubberbands to jog her memory. Somedays she will come home from work with 4 rubberbands on her wrist. Each rubberband represents something she wanted to do when she got home.

 

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Lemon Juice for AntsKeep ants out of your kitchen, use some lemon juice on windowsills and doorways.

 

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Gourmet Gift - Fancy Cooking OilHere is a very easy and inexpensive gift idea that looks and tastes equally as impressive.

 

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Remember Shopping Items Without a ListIf I'm running into a store for just a few things I will think of the words for each item I need, then with the starting letter from each word make a new word.

 

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Country Christmas GarlandTo make a cute country Christmas garland I took a round ball of that jute twine and then tide on 1" X 5" flannel fabric I cut along with some solid colors.... Looks good on bannisters or on the Christmas tree with strung popcorn. leaving the ends hanging. It kind of looks rag tagtag-ish.

 

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ThriftyFun News December 4, 2004 - Memory Tips and TricksThriftyFun News. Memory Tips and Tricks. Volume Six, Number 47 December 4, 2004

 

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Visual Cooking RemindersWhen I was canning pickles this summer I would take a cut off cucumber end and put it up on my stove top to let me know each time I had put 1 cup of cucumbers in the pot.=

 

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Create a Calorie Burning Routine For The WinterBurning 500 extra calories a day will help keep you in shape during the winter months. You enter your weight into their site and choose an activity and put the amount of minutes into the box and it adds up the daily amount of calories you burn.

 

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Make Biscuits From ScratchDon't buy the expensive biscuits in the tube from the cooler at the grocery store. Make your own from scratch! Saves money and tastes much better too.

 

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Enriching Meatloaf - Adding CalciumFor a little healthier dinner, try mixing 1/4 cup nonfat dry milk into meatloaf before cooking it to sneak some extra calcium into your kids' food. They will never know the difference.

 

Questions

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Holiday Diabetic Recipes?Does anyone have holiday diabetic recipes? Jean

 

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Money Saving Milk Ideas?Ideas for saving money on milk. Post your ideas!

 

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Uses for Rusty Or Old Muffin Tins?I have two nonstick muffin pans that have rusted. I hate to throw them away. Any ideas what i can do with them? Thanks.

 

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Painting Color Advice For a Room With a Black Satin Bed Spread?I have a black satin bed spread and almost magenta sheets to go with it. I need a color to paint my walls and then a color to paint the trim around my windows! Please Help! Justine

 

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Cart Covers For A Baby?I am looking for a free pattern to make cart covers (they also fit on highchairs in restaurants). All I have found so far are patterns you would need to purchase. Thank you! ~Kayla~ Editor's Note: I beleive what Kayla is referring to is something to put in a shopping cart to make it more comfortable for a baby? If that is not correct, feel free to elaborate.

 

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Electric Counter top Jar Opener?Where can I buy an electric counter top jar opener. I see them on TV but cannot find them in newspaper ads for stores. This product is wonderful for people with arthritis in the hands or wrists. Grannie From Mayland

 

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