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December 4, 2004
ThriftyFun News December 4, 2004 - Memory Tips and Tricks
ThriftyFun News. Memory Tips and Tricks. Volume Six, Number 47 December 4, 2004
Put Reminder on the Dash
My 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.
Remembering to Take Food With You
If 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
Using Rubberbands To Help Remember
My 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.
Changing What's Familiar
In 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.
Keep a Calendar in the Kitchen
I 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.
Remembering the New Year on Checks
Take 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.
Visual Cooking Reminders
When 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.=
Remember Shopping Items Without a List
If 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.
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
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.
Country Christmas Garland
To 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.
Country Christmas Candles
For a country Christmas idea take old fruit jars and fill half way full with salt then place a little votive candle inside. Tie a gingham ribbon around the top rim. When the wax melts the salt will catch it. A bunch of these clustered together in different sizes is very adorable. By Melanie
Lemon Juice for Ants
Keep ants out of your kitchen, use some lemon juice on windowsills and doorways.
This is my husband's favorite recipe for a snack for his lunch! Very portable!
Ham Sandwich Riddle & Joke
Q: 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
Stretch Your Food Budget By Making Hearty Stews and Soups
In 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:
Make Biscuits From Scratch
Don'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.
Money Saving Milk Ideas
Ideas for saving money on milk. Post your ideas!
Enriching Meatloaf - Adding Calcium
For 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. By Robin
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.
Cheese Chicken Quesadillas
Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Cook chicken in nonstick skillet until done, stirring often. Add soup and water and heat through...
Turkey and Wild Rice Bake
In a 2-quart casserole combine rice with seasoning packet and water...
Turkey Tortilla Pie
Preheat oven to 450 degrees F. Lightly grease a 9-inch round baking dish...
Green Turkey Chili
Sauté onion and garlic until clear and tender. Add in turkey, spices, and chiles and sauté until well mixed (2-3 minutes).
Sauté onion, celery, mushroom, and garlic in margarine until tender. Blend in flour and cook for one minute stirring constantly. Gradually add milk until smooth...
Gourmet Gift - Fancy Cooking Oil
Here is a very easy and inexpensive gift idea that looks and tastes equally as impressive.
Holiday Diabetic Recipes
Does anyone have holiday diabetic recipes? Jean
Two recipes for Spinach Balls.
Blanket for a Tree Skirt
Instead of using an expensive Christmas tree skirt, we have a pretty blanket we use at the base of our tree. A nice blanket is cheaper than most Christmas tree skirts.
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
Create a Calorie Burning Routine For The Winter
Burning 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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