March 19, 2009

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Recipes

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Salmon Souffle'Melt butter; add flour and blend. Add salmon liquid to milk to equal 1 pint. Add seasonings. Cook until thick. Add bread crumbs, egg yolks, eaten light ad flakes salmon.

 

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Garlic Green BeansPlace beans with water to cover in a saucepan; bring to a boil. Cook uncovered for 8-10 minutes or until tender; drain. Toss beans with garlic, salt, and pepper. Drizzle with oil. Serve immediately.

 

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Simply Good Biscuits Makes 10 drop biscuits. Gradually add whipping cream as you stir mixture with fork. Dough will become very sticky.

 

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Beef Spanish RiceCook rice and set aside until needed. Heat margarine in skillet. Add ground beef, onion and green pepper. Cook and stir until lightly browned. Add remaining ingredients. Mix well.

 

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Easy Chow MeinHeat leftover gravy and roast together. Add celery, seasonings and 3/4 cup water. Cook 5 minutes. Add drained bean sprouts. Heat to a boil. Blend 1/3 cup cold water, cornstarch, soy sauce and sugar.

 

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Quick Chicken Enchiladas With SalsaBoil chicken for 30-45 minutes until done. Cool and shred. In a food processor, combine creamed corn, 1/2 can whole kernel corn, cottage cheese, chili powder, garlic powder, and rehydrated onion flakes.

 

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Cheese Ring With Strawberry PreservesCombine the cheese, pecans, mayonnaise, onions, garlic and Tabasco in a bowl. Stir to mix well. Shape into a ring on a serving plate. Spoon preserves into the center, and arrange crackers on the outside of the plate. Spread cheese and preserves on the crackers.

 

Articles

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Freeze Cracker or Cookie CrumbsTo save money and not waste cookies, take left over animal crackers, graham crackers, teddy grams, etc. and grind them up. I then measure them into baggies, 1 cup at a time, and freeze the bags. To use in recipes, pie crusts, 7 layer bars, etc.

 

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Joke: Husband Remembers AnniversaryMy husband was bragging one day about remembering birthdates of all the family. I said "If you're so smart, when is our anniversary?" He hesitated and looked unsure. Then turned to me and said "I know, once a year!"

 

Louisiana SunsetThe sunsets over the Red River in central Louisiana are absolutely gorgeous. This photo was taken from my deck through the bare trees. However, the trees have started to bud out and soon I will be looking at the sunset through the beautiful leaves.

 

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Kielbasa Shish KabobA really good way to have kielbasa is on a shish kabob. I just cut them into 1 inch slices and also take sirloin steak cut into 1 inch (approx) squares, cut onion and green bell pepper into small pieces--big enough so they don't fall apart when you skewer them.

 

Garden: Mixed Flower GardenThis area contains begonias, new guinea impatiens, and a spike. I added some regular impatiens in planters, and some leafy plants from the yard. These yellow and white four o'clocks are planted in the west and open with the sunrise.

 

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Make Extra Pasta for Pasta SaladWhen you make pasta (mac, etc.), save 3 or more cups of it. Rinse it and put in the fridge for pasta salad the next day.

 

Spuds (Boxer/Pit Mix)

Spuds (Boxer/Pit Mix)Spuds is a 10 year old Boxer/Pit mix that my son gave him to me to house break at 6 weeks old and I have had him ever since. I love him very much. He is one of my 4-legged kids.

 

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Make Your Own Bra Strap HoldersHave you seen the mini-infomercials for the round plastic bra strap holders to allow you to convert your bra for inward-facing t-shirt straps - so that your bra doesn't show? I hate that.

 

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Save Cereal Liners For Hot House CoversI save the liner bag from cereal boxes; they are like heavy wax paper. They make great hot house covers for plant starts or to protect small garden plants from early spring frost.

 

Yellow Forsythia

Forcing Branches: Bringing a Touch of Spring IndoorsFor me, one of the hardest parts about spring (besides keeping the mudroom clean) is the endless waiting for it to get here. The arrival of March (at least here in zone 4) brings the first few promises of spring.

 

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Use Dishwasher Detergent as a Replacement for Soft ScrubInstead of buying "Soft Scrub" for your cleaning where you need bleach, buy liquid dishwasher soap. It has bleach and works great. The best part is that you get 3-4 times more for the same price as the Soft Scrub and it goes farther.

 

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Digestive Problems for Manx CatsThis is a solution to Manx diarrhea and their digestive problems. This is very common with the breed. Many vets do not see a Manx in their practice and when they do they are not certain how to deal with it.

 

Eliminating Food Waste

Eliminating Leftovers and Food WasteIt seems I am the only person in my home that will eat leftovers. Would you throw cold hard cash in the garbage pail or down the garbage disposal?

 

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Removing Carpet Stains and BurnsWhen I have carpet issues, I first use some Dawn detergent on a microfiber cleaning cloth. When that does not work, I get out my acrylic craft paint, some Q-tips and dot the paint over the stain until it matches the carpet. Use minimal paint and work slowly.

 

A carport filled with flowers.

Carport Full Of FlowersAs you can see, my carport is not used for a car. In this hot Florida sun, it is the perfect place for my beautiful flowering container garden.

 

Questions

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Bury Plastic Bottles for Garden IrrigationI am thinking of soaking my garden by melting small holes in soda jugs with my leather burning tool, then sinking the jugs right side up to their necks into the garden dirt near the plants with about 3 inches exposed above ground.

 

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Make a Car with a Soda BottleI need to make a car out of soda bottles and KNex.

 

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Gardening With ChildrenI have a 4 year old granddaughter. We did a garden together that did OK, but I am looking for other planting projects to do with her. I have 6 big pots that we can put stuff in.

 

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Shell Stitch Afghan PatternI am looking for a shell stitch afghan pattern.

 

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Freezing Bulk GarlicCan anyone tell me how to store garlic cloves? Can you freeze them whole or do you cut them up? Do you wrap them up in freezer paper or aluminum foil? I have about 15 whole cloves and I don't want them to go bad. Thank you for any help.

 

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Where Can I Buy Diatomaceous Earth?Where can I buy fresh water food grade diatomaceous earth in Houston TX Area? I want to use it as a wormer for my horses and dogs. Thanks.

 

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Liquid Foundation Stain on CarpetCan anyone tell me how to get foundation makeup out of carpet? My three year old decided to put make-up on her baby dolls.

 

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Faded Leather CouchHow do you cover or fix faded spots on a leather sofa?

 

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Where to Find Children's SuspendersWhere can I find suspenders for 50 children?

 

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Natural Remedies for Dog's DermatitisMy 2 year old pit bull suffers from flea allergy dermatitis. Does anybody have any natural remedies for this?

 

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Pet Stains on Light Colored CarpetI need a good spot remover for new, light sand carpet. It needs to work on both kinds of pet stains.

 

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