November 26, 2008

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Recipes

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Turkey on a BunThis is a suggestion for leftover turkey. Melt butter in frying pan. Add water and onion. Cover. Simmer gently, stirring often, until onion is clear and soft and moisture has evaporated.

 

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Lynn's BarsSpread 1 package of the crescent rolls in a 9x13 inch pan and seam together. Mix the cream cheese and sugar together and place on top of the crescent rolls. Top with the other package of rolls and seam together.

 

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Baked Tomato SnapperPreheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C). Lay fish fillets in a 9x13 inch baking dish and cover with the chopped vegetables. Sprinkle the herbs over the vegetables and top with tomatoes. Bake for 30-40 minutes, until fish is opaque inside and the sauce has thickened a bit.

 

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Coconut Custard DessertMix all ingredients in order and blend until thickened. Pour into 9x13 inch pyrex and bake at 350 degrees F for 1 hour. Cool. Mix together topping ingredients until thick and pour on top of custard. Very good.

 

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Hamburger StewFry the hamburger and drain. Mix the hamburger and all of the other ingredients together. Put in a crock pot and cook on low for 7-8 hours. If you are cooking on high, cook for 3 1/2-4 hours.

 

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Cheddar Chili Corn BreadIn an 8x8 inch glass baking dish, mix cornbread mix, water, egg and green chilies together, until just blended. Microwave at 100% power for 6-8 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

 

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Burrito PiePreheat the oven to 350 degrees F. In a large skillet, over medium heat, saute' the ground beef for 5 minutes and dd the onion and garlic. Saute' for an additional 5 minutes.

 

Articles

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Use Rubber Gloves for Rubber BandsWhat do you do when your rubber cleaning gloves get a hole or one of the pair is lost? Don't throw them away. Cut them into strips. They make great heavy duty rubber bands. Put them around hardcover books; they will stay together.

 

Shogun (Staff X)Shogun is 2 1/2 years old and a staff x. He likes to play, run around and eat!

 

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Use a Hanging Towel in the KitchenTo save on paper towels, and land fill. Tie a hanging towel in the kitchen. They are hard to find, but easy to make. I use mine, when cooking and cleaning the whole time.

 

My Frugal Holiday: Clue GiftAs a young dad, I inherently understood that holidays are all about making memories. Although my two daughters learned early that the celebration of Christ's birth is the true reason for Christmas, we did embrace Santa and the exchanging of gifts like most families.

 

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Youth Scavenger Food HuntMy Church's youth recently had a "Scavenger Hunt". It consisted of groups of teenagers (with an adult), going door-to-door asking for canned goods. The group with the most donations was the winner. They collected over 15 boxes of canned goods to donate to the local soup kitchen. It was a fun way to give back.

 

An angel ornament made with hot glue.

Hot Glue OrnamentsAbout 6 years ago, I came across an idea that was so simple and yet so darned cute, I saved the photo and will be making some of these this Holiday.

 

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Hang Sticky Notes at an AngleMy mother uses a unique way to remember things she has to do or appointments she has to keep. She writes them on a sticky note, and places them at an angle on a cupboard, mirror, fridge, etc.

 

Milkweed Ornaments (Shadow Pods)

Craft Project: Milkweed Ornaments (Shadow Pods)I used milkweed pods from the woods around my house for this ornament idea. You may have other types of pods in your area or you may be able to find something similar in the dried flower section of the craft store.

 

Photo of a homemade rustic cat tree made with wood.

Rustic Outdoor Cat TreeHere is a very simple outdoor cat tree. While this doesn't sit outside it is made for outside (Our Havana Browns are strictly indoor cats). The base is a cutoff piece of Mesquite stump.

 

Questions

Black and tan dog in sun glasses.

What Breed is My Dog?Tiger is 3 years old. I don't know what breed he is. He was a stray wandering the streets of Phuket, Thailand. He likes to run, run, run and splash on the beach. I would like to know his breed.

 

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Recording Records to CDs?Has anyone used one of those new record player and cassette players that record your old records and tapes onto CDs for the computer? What's the sound quality? Easy to use? Suggestions? Warnings?

 

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Deterrent for Pets?Does anyone know of a good product that can be sprayed onto area rugs that will deter pets from going back to the same spot over and over? To use even after the rug is cleaned!

 

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Painting a Child's Room Bright Red With Black Trim?My boys, ages 8 and 11, want to paint their room bright red with black borders. Any concerns?

 

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Can Changing Food Kill a Dog?My daughter's dog died of "bloating". She is blaming herself because she changed from homemade food to science diet. She feels that she killed her baby. I am sure that it would take a while for the change to cause death. Her poor baby died a horrible death in her arms. Does anyone have any advice?

 

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Gas Smell in Bathrooms?I thought I smelled gas last night so I called the Scarborough, Maine FD. They said that the smell is from one of the bathrooms and it needed a new seal. My boyfriend says that they don't know what they are talking about. I always smell this in both bathrooms. It is gross. What should I do? Can you get sick from breathing this a lot?

 

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Cleaning Aluminum Window Frames?How do you clean aluminum? We have old aluminum window frames in an old house. We are renovating and I would like to clean the window frames. They are looking tired and old and the window runners have mold and a build up of dirt and dust.

 

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Getting Rid of Chicken Pox Marks?I have marks all over my face and body from having chicken pox for 15 days. What can I use to get rid of these marks?

 

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Quick and Easy Turkey Cutlets with Gravy?Does anyone have a quick and easy recipe for turkey cutlets with gravy?

 

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Raspberry Crumb Bar Recipe?I am looking for a recipe for Raspberry Crumb Bars.

 

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Nu-Wave Oven Turkey Instructions?I ordered a Nu-Wave Oven, but the recipe books are on backorder. Does anyone have the turkey cooking instructions? Thank you.

 

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Gift Ideas for an "Army" Guy?I am looking for help with a frugal gift for my brother. I am normally very good at picking out gifts for people around me but I am having a really tough time figuring out what to get my brother.

 

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Crockpot Game Hen?Is it feasible to cook one Cornish game hen in a small crock pot? I've decided to be alone with my 4 pups, for Thanksgiving and Christmas dinners. I'm just not interested in cooking a turkey or chicken either time. Thanks so much.

 

What Breed is My Dog? (Kelpie?)What breed is my dog? Obviously my dog is part German Shepherd. I am curious what the other part might be. He is 6 years old and 45 lbs. Thanks a lot.

 

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Great Dane with Skin Rashes?I have a year old Great Dane who is now experiencing skin rashes just about everywhere. I would like some tips please, especially for using yogurt. She weights about 85 lbs. Therefore, quantity/sizes on treatment would be appreciated. I have been through the mill on all the testing and treatments and conflicting diagnosis and causes. I'll try anything at this point. Thank you.

 

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Having Pygmy Goats as Pets?I am wanting to get a couple of pygmy goats, mostly for pets but they are also supposed to be good for a free lawn mower and pest control. The breeder that I spoke with said that she doesn't have a shelter and they don't need it either. Is this true?

 

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Hanging a Heavy Mirror?How do I hang a heavy, oval mirror? I have found a beautiful oval mirror with a wide beveled edge. I want to hang it above fireplace and have it tilt down slightly. Any suggestions on best way?

 

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Creating Quality Compost Through The Winter?My husband and I recently purchased 3 acres, and I hope to grow plenty of fruits and vegetables next spring. I'm hoping to create quality compost throughout the winter. Besides kitchen scraps, we also have a small horse and goat for, um, fertilizer.

 

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Organizing Pen Pal Information?I am trying to organize my pen pal letters and the info cards that I have for each one. Any ideas?

 

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Strawberry Pretzel Squares by Kraft?It's yummy, but I can't get the crust to stay together. Any suggestions? We had this at a local restaurant as one of their signature side dishes. Theirs was better than mine.

 

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Cleaning a Borden's Milk Bottle?Bordon's Milk Bottle - 1 Qt. Size. No matter what I try can't get a Film/Coating out of the inside of the bottle. Any Suggestions would be most helpful

 

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