July 8, 2005

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Recipes

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Incredibly Easy Low-Fat ChiliBrown the turkey. To keep things extra-simple, brown it in a large pot instead of a frying pan.

 

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Cheeseburger PieCook beef and garlic powder in large skillet, stirring frequently, until beef is no longer pink. Sprinkle with flour; stir. Stir in pickles, pickle juice, evaporated milk and half of cheese. Spoon into pie shell.

 

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Homemade Kool-Aid PopsiclesRecipes for making popsicles using Kook-Aid.

 

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Sausage BreadSplit loaf into 2 halves. Roll to desired shape. Sprinkle bread with garlic powder. Mix 1 egg white with cooked meat. Spread meat mixture evenly over bread dough. Sprinkle with cheese, roll up and seal. Use reserved egg yolk to paint top of bread.

 

Articles

Lucky

Lucky (Labrador Retriever X)Lucky was a dog that someone had evidently dumped out at the elementary school where I teach. Everyday she was there and the kids shared their lunches and played with her. She would be so sad when recess was over and the kids lined up to go inside!

 

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Clean House JokeA clean house always indicates that the computer is down.

 

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Digging the Hole for a ShrubWhen planting shrubs, use a post digger to make a perfect sized hole in the ground to put your plant in.

 

A footie ball made from old tights or pantyhose.

Footie Ball Made of TightsIf you have girls, you undoubtedly have a drawer full of tights that have runs, lost their elastic, or no longer fit. Don't despair! Use those old tights and some fiberfill to create a fun, soft ball!

 

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Covering Stains on a QuiltI bought an old quilt at a yard sale. It had several stains around the edges that would not come out. I quilt myself, so I searched through my material and found very similar scraps and one identical.

 

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Cleaning Old ToolsWould like to know how to clean old tools. Some are rusty but most are in good condition. They have been stored for some time and not used. Pliers, Wrenches, etc.

 

Charcoal (Persian Cat)

Charcoal (Persian Cat)Charcoal is a 7 yr. old Persian Cat. He was born and lived on the back porch at my Grandma's house and my Mother told me to pick one of the kittens out and take home for my birthday present that year. So, I picked Charcoal and was able to get him because he was too little to run very fast.

 

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Damp Towel JokeOne day a child at my four-year-old's preschool class told her classmates that she needed a damp towel. Some of the other kids thought she said a naughty word and told on her.

 

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Body Fitness Before SurgeryI am going in for another back surgery in a few months. I got a real good deal on a temporary membership at the health club after I explained my surgery to them. I suggest this for anyone going into surgery.

 

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Lending BooksI lend my books a lot. In order to remember who has what book, I remove the dust jacket and place a post it note on the inside with the person's name and the date.

 

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Recipe Organization SoftwareI've managed to accumulate a lot of recipes! I'm looking for recommendations on inexpensive (possibly free?) computer software to organize and manage the recipes better. It'd be nice if I could print them out and make a shopping list, too.

 

Questions

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Problem Replacing Outlets in my Bathroom?I decided to replace the outlets in my bathroom to GFCI. I made sure to follow the installing instructions very carefully. However, after my installation, the outlet is not providing power. I checked the power line and it is receiving power. But when I plug in a device in the outlet it does not work.

 

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Decoupage Newspapers on a Wall?I am embarking on a huge collage project, with hundreds of newspaper pictures. I have 3 questions. Is there a substance (like varnish or polyurethene) that I can use instead of decoupage medium. For the size of my project I would spend a fortune on mod podge, and am looking for an alternative.

 

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Uses for Oxygen Tubing?I need to do something with used oyxgen tubing. It's clear in color and 50ft. long and as round as a straw.

 

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Texta On Leather Shoes Soles?Could someone please advise how to remove texta or pen from the LEATHER SOLES of shoes. I have tried nail polish remover and methalated spirits to no avail.

 

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Budget and Finance for Teens?Tips to help teens learn about budgetting and finance. Post your ideas.

 

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Removing a Paint Ball Paint from a Car?How do you remove paintball goo from a car. It is on windows and finish.

 

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Smelly Down Comforter?I have washed my down comforter recently at home and even used downy fabric softener and dryer sheets and it smells really bad, I guess like damp feathers. How can I get the smell out? I've washed it twice!

 

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"Grows in a Minute" Vines?Has anyone heard of a vine called "Grows in a Minute"? I knew a person in Macon GA that had it years ago and wish I had gotten more information. As I recall, she had it trailing up fishing line from the ground to the edge of a deck.

 

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Smell From Mink Farm on Hands?A family member, who lives with us, recently started working at a mink farm. He handles the mink for vaccinations. Unfortunately, they urinate when they are being handled. Now, even though he wears thick leather gloves, it soaks through, and leaves the most awful smell on him!

 

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Keeping Field Mice Out of a Vacant House?I need ideas to control field mice from entering my unoccupied house. It's 4000 Sq. feet on a cement slab. It has cement block walls with steel siding. The house is furnished and 30% is my craft shoppe which is closed. There is not an edible item in the place.

 

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Stuck Together Tortillas?I have bought tortilla wraps and they are stuck in the middle. There is no way to get them apart with out ripping them!

 

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Chew Toy Advice?My 10-month-old female Dachshund loves to chew on shoes (other things, too, but mostly shoes). We have changed our habits by ensuring that our shoes are out of reach, but it's difficult to communicate this importance to guests who visit for extended periods.

 

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Mexican Recipe with Hot Peppers and Carrots?Last year my husband went to into Mexico for the day, and had a dish of hot peppers and carrots that he thought were in vinegar (?). I am told that it is a traditional Mexican dish. Does anyone have a recipe for this. He just loved it.

 

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Margarine (Oil) Stain on Wall?I'm trying to remove a margrine stain from a painted wall. Soap and water didn't do the trick, and if I rub it too hard, the paint starts to come off. Any suggestions besides painting over it?

 

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Attaching Ribbons to Cards?I am making cards that have a ribbon on the side to attach the blank paper insert. The ribbon is tied and stays in place relatively well but I was thinking of putting hairspray over the ribbon to keep it firm. Has anyone got any advice or other suggestions.

 

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