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September 26, 2008
Making Pepper Steak
I would like to learn how to make pepper steak.
Camping with Young Children
I am planning a month long camping trip through several different states. I have twins that will be close to 4 by then. Any tips on keeping it cheap? And sane?
Saving Money on DVDs (and Videos)
Tips and ideas for saving money on videos and DVDs as suggested by the ThriftyFun community. Post your own ideas here.
Fresh Choice Style Ginger Carrot Soup
I'm looking for a recipe for Ginger Carrot soup. We really enjoy the one served occasionally at Fresh Choice.
Saving Money on Socks
Tips for Saving Money on Socks as suggested by the ThriftyFun community. Buy one type of sock only. All the same color and brand and style. Enough for 2-3 weeks worth.
Handmade Paper Frame
This is an old frame made new with the addition of handmade paper and a little ribbon. I did not make the paper myself, though I know there are directions on the internet and in books telling how to do this.
Saving a Wet Cellphone
I have saved my cellphone three times from certain death and I wish to pass along the technique. I dropped it once into a puddle under a vacation home I had rented, a fluke happening as I was looking at the rainwater puddling under the home.
"Clean Out The Fridge" Dinner
Have a "clean out the fridge/freezer" meal. Go through your cupboards and fridge and combine foods. I use old Salsa on noodles with left over cheese. This cleans out your supplies and rotates your cupboards.
Egg Salad for Breakfast or Lunch
For easy breakfasts, I prepare egg salad that can be eaten for breakfast or lunch, or deviled eggs.
Apple Pumpkin Butter
In sauce pan, mix ingredients. Simmer uncovered 1-1.5 hours till thick as pudding. Pour into sterile jars and seal. Water bath for 10 minutes at 160 degrees F.
Eating Beets for Iron Before Giving Blood
I have a tip that might be a bit weird but works. I give blood a lot, but sometimes my iron is not up to par. So instead of going there and coming home because of iron too low, I bought a small can of red beets with the juice and put it in the fridge overnight.
Spicy Avocado Dip
Squeeze juice from lime into a small bowl. Stir in the avocado, tomato, cilantro, Worcestershire sauce and hot pepper sauce. Serve with the crackers for dipping.
Put Your Address on Your Cane
I misplaced a cane somewhere if you can believe it. I must have left it in a shopping cart. So now I place an address sticker that you would put on an envelope on my cane.
Stay in Bed Stew
Put raw meat and other ingredients in ungreased casserole. Add soup and 1/2 cup water. Bake in oven at 250 degrees F for 6-7 hours.
Never Fail Baking Powder Biscuits
Sift together flour, baking powder, cream of tartar, salt and sugar. Cut in margarine. Add egg and milk. Knead for 5 minutes. Roll to 1/2 inch thickness. Cut with biscuit cutter. Bake for 10 minutes at 450 degrees F.
Holiday Gift Etiquette
Many people, myself included, have hobbies such as sewing, painting or general crafting. I wanted to post a reality check for these people before the holidays.
Pat lightly 3/4 of ground beef in bottom of cold electric skillet. Layer vegetables in order given over the meat. Then crumble remaining meat over vegetables, spreading to edge of skillet.
Mix together and add 1 egg yolk plus enough milk to make 2/3 cup liquid. Blend until moistened; divide dough in half. Roll bottom half of pastry to fit greased 9x13 inch jelly roll pan. Add 1 1/2 cups cornflakes sprinkled over the surface.
Max and Xam (Minchi)
Max is 1 year old, Xam is 7 months old. They are Min Pin/Chihuahua (Minchi). I got Max from a friend of my sister. He was so good natured and loving that I wanted another one. Not sure though cause Mum (the Min Pin) was getting old.
Lemon Delight Dessert
In a small bowl, combine the flour, pecans and salt. Stir in butter or margarine. Press into an ungreased 13x9 inch baking pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown. Then cool on a wire rack.
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