May 31, 2006

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Taco Spaghetti (Freezer Meal)Kids are notoriously hard to please when it comes to eating, but not anymore! This dish combines two childhood (and adult) favorites for sure success anytime!


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Skillet Tomato Beef PastaCook pasta according to package directions. Drain well. Brown beef and onion in large skillet while pasta is cooking; drain. Add beans and tomatoes.


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Easy Vegetable SoupCombine all ingredients in large pot. Bring to a boil; then reduce heat and simmer 3 minutes. Season to taste with salt and pepper.


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Yaki SobaSimmer until transparent. Boil 1/2 large head chopped cabbage in 1/2 cup water until tender-crisp. Cook needed amount of spaghetti. Rinse in cold water.



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Buy a Generator for Hurricane SeasonWe moved from FL to WV in Jan 06 after going through 2 terrible hurricane seasons. One tip I can offer is to get a generator if you can afford it (buy it in off season) It will save a lot of heat and discomfort if you are forced to stay inside without electricity for an extended period of time. . .


vague PC drawing

Keeping Your PC HappyComputers are costly items, and repairing one can be even costlier. Over time machines begin to run slowly and acquire "bugs." Are these normal results of a time-worn system, or can they be the product of computer abuse? Maybe it's time to begin some new habits.


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Using Geraniums as a GarnishGeraniums are peppery flowers that look great frozen in ice cubes. They make a nice garnish for a martini made with pepper vodka. A few blossoms also look nice next to a big peppery hunk of roast beef.


Cat sleeping on potted plants.

Catnip, Cat Grass, and Greens For Your CatCats are carnivores. That means the bulk of their dietary needs are satisfied by eating meat.


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Packing the Kids for Grandma's HouseWhen my 5 kids were younger and we were going to my mothers for a visit, I made a packing list. This was to make sure I took everything we would need. For each child I put how many clothes he/she would need, such as 4 pairs of underwear, 3 t-shirts, also toys, etc.


My House (And Bank Account) Have Never...A few years ago, I was out a job from my third oil company layoff, and decided to move from Houston to Galveston to get away from big city blues. That saved me a lot right there - moving to a smaller city, only an hour away! But there were fewer jobs here, all vastly lower paying, so I had to economize. Here are some of the things I did:


Three purple crocus flowers.

How to Grow Beautiful PlantsAlways provide music and food for your plants. A balance of diluted 20-20-20 is the best mix for plant food. Nitrogen, phosphoric acid and soluble potash . . .


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Low Price Medications for Those Who QualifyRecently, we were the victims of my husband being put on salary and consequently losing overtime (meaning a monthly loss of income to the tune of over 1,000 plus dollars.) I had to scramble around to get my medication. . .


Travel Tips for Springfield, MA - Frugal Travel GuideTravel tips for Springfield, MA. Home of the Basketball Hall of Fame! Springfield is home to four colleges including Springfield College and only minutes from UMass, Amherst College, Smith College and others. Springfield is centrally located at about 30 minutes north of Hartford, CT, two hours west of Boston and about three hours from NYC.


Uno (Boxer)

Uno (Boxer)Uno is my 4 month old Boxer. I bought him from a newspaper ad.


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