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June 6, 2008
Saving Money on Grilling
It's grilling season! Here is some advice from the ThriftyFun community. Do you have any tips for saving money on grilling food this summer?
Saving Money on Summer Fun
Summer time is coming and gas prices are sky high. Here is advice from the ThriftyFun community to keep boredom at bay without spending much money. Do you have any tips for saving money on summer fun?
Planning Ways To Drive Less
Now that gasoline prices have become an issue, it's easier and easier to ask for accommodations from friends and colleagues - and to carpool - meet at central locations, etc.
Climb Stairs For Exercise
If you want a frugal way to exercise and not have the cost associated with it, then follow this advice. Use the stairs. If you have stairs in your home, even if only 4 steps, go up and down a number of times for a great workout
My Frugal Life: The One Dollar Dinner
I've always been frugal, but I guess this one could be called "facing a challenge". Times were very hard, my husband was out of a job, no money in the bank, no family to assist.
Ford Focus: Light On Dash Keeps Flashing
I recently bought a 2008 Ford Focus. Today after putting gas in the car a light started flashing intermittently. It's located on the very bottom left of the dash, it looks like a car with a giant lock symbol. We can't figure out what its for, and how to stop it.
Weeping Cherry Trees Keep Dying
I have planted two different weeping cherry trees, one last year, and one again this year. Both have died within a couple of months after I planted them. Does anyone have a solution to the problem?
Use Fabric Scraps to Make Bedspread
I have been using old scraps of fabric to make the yo yos for this king size bedspread. It was a pastime while traveling and while watching TV in the evening.
For the best flavor, it needs to chill several hours before serving.
Plant Marigolds With Tomatoes for Pest Control
TO keep bugs off of tomato plants,simply plant a marigold in between each tomato. The smell will rid your plants of pests and be pretty at the same time.
Replacing a Patio with Grass
I have a patio in the garden and I want grass. I have taken up some of the paving stones and there is a mix of concrete and stones (hardcore I think!). It appears to be quite porous and not very thick...
Ice Cream Sandwich Dessert
Place frozen ice cream sandwiches in a 9x12 inch pan; you may have to break a couple in half to put on ends. Spread with Cool Whip or whipped topping of your choice, and refreeze. Take out of freezer about 15 minutes before you plan to serve. Garnish with chocolate fudge sauce or caramel topping. Sprinkle on chopped peanuts, if desired.
Removing Email Addresses From an Email
How can I forward an email without forwarding all the names and email addresses that are included, other than my own? I don't want to take credit for anything, I just don't want the email info of my son and sister to be sent along to the next recipient. Is there a simple way to eliminate those names and addresses and still forward an interesting email?
Tuna Salad Bowl
In large bowl, tear lettuce into small pieces. Break tuna into chunks with a fork and add to lettuce. Add olives and cheese. Toss lightly with dressing, or you can serve dressing on the side.
Frozen Chocolate Strawberry Pie
I love Strawberries! I don't know about you but I can't get enough of them so I have millions of recipes. But I am a chocaholic and so this is one great recipe for me. Hope you like it!
I made these appetizers for my younger daughter's graduation party many years ago (along with other foods). We didn't have the luxury of ready-made pie crusts then. I will be making these for my granddaughter's graduation party, and glad we now have Pillsbury pie crusts. Enjoy!
Steamed Summer Vegetables Two Ways
Bring 1 1/2 cups water and salt to a boil in large skillet; reduce heat. Place steamer in skillet. Layer potatoes and green beans in steamer. Simmer covered, for 5 minutes. Add remaining vegetables.
Use Every Bit from the Margarine Tub
I always add a little margarine to my macaroni after it's cooked and ready to be served. When I opened the tub of oleo, I saw that it was almost empty but contained just enough oleo to do the job.
Tuna Vegetable Pilaf
Melt butter in 3 qt. Dutch oven. Add scallions and rice. Cook until rice is golden brown, stirring frequently. Stir in broth. Bring to a boil. Bake, covered, at 375 degrees F for 45 minutes.
Install a Locking Gate Around the Swimming Pool
So many youngsters so fascinated with the water, try to go out to the pools with their guardians knowledge and fall in, not realizing they can't swim and drown each summer.
Whole Wheat Zucchini Bread
Beat eggs in bowl until frothy. Add next 4 ingredients, mixing well. Sift dry ingredients together. Add to egg mixture, beating well. Stir in nuts. Pour into 2 greased 4x8 inch pans.
Removing the Cloudy Film from Old Windows
To clean old windows that have a cloudy film, use Easy Off oven cleaner or any other that has LYE in it. Wet the window pane with wet cloth and spray oven cleaner over area. Leave set a minute or so and wipe off. If the
Southern Pecan Pie
Arrange nuts in bottom of pie shell. Beat eggs, add the blend corn syrup, butter and vanilla. Combine sugar and flour. Blend with egg mixture and pour over nuts in pie shell.
Breezy The Cat
Breezy is 2 years old and a Siamese tabby mix. We adopted Breezy from the SPCA when she was about 3 months old. She had been recovered from a horder and had not been treated well. But with a lot of love and patience, she warmed up to us and she is the best kitty ever!
The scenario is familiar. At the check out counter of the local department store, the clerk asks if you would like to apply for the store's credit card. As a reward for signing, you receive an instant discount in the amount of 10% or even 15%. Do you sign on?
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