August 1, 2008

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Recipes

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Shrimp Dip or Dip for ShrimpI've cooked fresh shrimp, chilled them, eliminated the chopped shrimp in the recipe, and used the dip for dipping the shrimp to eat. Very good!

 

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Easy Rhubarb Custard DessertPreheat oven to 350 degrees F. Mix all crust ingredients together and press in a 9x13 inch pan and bake for 20 minutes.

 

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Do-Nothing CakeI got this recipe close to 30 years ago from a teenager in the church we attended and have used it time and again. Since most of the ingredients are in the pantry, it's one you can pull out when you need a quick dessert. An added bonus is there is minimal cleanup.

 

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Pepper Steak MeatballsCombine first 6 ingredients in bowl, mixing well. Shape into 1 inch balls. Brown in margarine in skillet. Add vegetables and saute' until tender.

 

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Lentil SoupPlace lentils in large saucepan; add water to cover and let stand overnight. Drain, reserving liquid. Add water to liquid to make 6 cups. Heat salt pork in a skillet; add onions and garlic and saute' until onions are tender but not browned.

 

Articles

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Mending Sheets Before WashingMend small rips and tears in pillow cases and sheets before you throw them in the washer. This will prevent them from ripping more.

 

Adding oil to a car engine.

Saving Money on Oil ChangesGetting regular oil changes are important to maintaining your automobile's engine. Here is advice as suggested by the ThriftyFun community. Do you have any tips for saving money on oil changes? Feel free to post them below.

 

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Can't Get Seeds To Start GrowingI am trying to grow seeds and am having no luck. Any suggestions? I can't even get herb seeds to start in potting soil in egg cartons.

 

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School Supplies For Summer BirthdaysIf your school age child has a summer time birthday, let your relatives purchase their needed school supplies such as lunch boxes, backpacks, notebooks as their gifts.

 

Tinkerbell the Cat

Tinkerbell the CatTinkerbell is almost 13 years old and although she will not answer to that name from me, she answers to the name "stupid" for me and me only.

 

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Defrost Food in the RefrigeratorWhen defrosting any frozen item, I put the it in the fridge a few days before I will need it. I do this instead of using my microwave on defrost. This cools off the inside temperature of the fridge, and means less energy is used to run it.

 

Cereal

Saving Money on CerealTips for saving money on breakfast cereal as suggested by the ThriftyFun community. Post your own ideas here!

 

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Saving Overheated PlantIs there help for an over heated claw plant? It was bombarded with hot air from the backside of my window air conditioner unit. It has wilted and slumped over its pot.

 

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Product Review: Knifty Knitter Spool LoomI bought this today at Walmart. I then used it to make a tubular scarf. It took me about 2 hours to make one. It's so cute. I am going back to get the one that makes pom poms to add to the ends of the scarf.

 

Questions

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Keeping Spider Mites Off a Lemon Tree?I have a lemon tree that was started from a seed 54 years ago. I keep it in the sun room of my house. This winter it got spider mites and nearly killed the tree. How can I keep it safe from the mites? What can I use to kill the mites indoors?

 

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Sour Smelling Clothing?I am looking for help with stinky sour clothing.

 

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