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Coronation ChickenClassic English favourite. Poach the chicken and when it is cooked, skin it and cut it up into bits, taking the meat off the bones.
Tomato VinaigretteThis is a great way to use up extra cherry tomatoes. Combine cherry tomatoes, vinegar, garlic and Dijon mustard in a food processor and process until well blended.
Avocado and Bean SaladToss beans, onion and avocados. Shake remaining ingredients in tightly covered jar. Pour dressing over salad; toss. Refrigerate, covered, at least 3 hours. Just before serving, toss and drain.
Banana Split CakeCombine graham cracker crumbs, 1/2 cup melted margarine and 1/2 cup confectioners' sugar in bowl. Press into bottom of 9x13 inch pan. Beat egg whites, remaining 2 cups confectioners' sugar and remaining 1/2 of softened margarine in mixing bowl on high speed for 10 minutes.
Baked EggsPreheat oven to 350 degrees F. Put bread in bottom of 9x13 inch pan. Sprinkle with meat and cheese. Beat eggs, 2 cups milk, mustard and slat until fluffy and pour over meat and bread.
Golden Chicken SoupSaute the chopped vegetables in butter. Add flour and salt. Stir well until flour is lightly cooked. Add chicken broth and milk. Bring to boil. Turn down the heat to low and stir until slightly thickened.
Fruit Cocktail DessertButter 9x13 inch pan. Pour fruits with juices in pan. Sprinkle cake mix over fruits. Melt margarine and dribble over top. Next mix together all topping ingredients and sprinkle over top.
Pressed and Starched JeansIf you want your jeans pressed and starched: after washing them, put them on jeans stretchers, heavily spray them with spray starch. Let them dry, remove them from the stretchers, dip a rag in white vinegar and run it along the crease of the pants.
Frugal Gardening TipsI use all of my neighbors and my grass clippings to mulch my vegetable garden. I have few weeds, great organic vegetables, save money and time weeding.
Purrrl (Maine Coon Mix)Purrrl is a 11 year old Maine Coon Mix. The local shelter used her for a promo (poster cat) for a PetSmart Adopt-athon. I saw her on TV and got her the next day! She loves a gift bag and tissue and to drink out of the bathroom faucet.
Scenery: Snow SerpentI was turning around in a driveway the other day and suddenly there was this snow serpent!
Using Oven to Cook HamburgersI just didn't have time to fry hamburgers one day. I decided to make hamburgers in a hurry. I mixed ground beef, chopped onions, some seasonings, yellow mustard and ketchup.
Add Sterile Water To SoapI keep reading about people adding water to their soap to be more frugal, but the problem is that when you add water to a bottle of soap, it breeds Pseudomona bacteria. If you want to keep from breeding germs in your soap. you will need to add sterile water to your soap.
Wizard of Oz DecorationsMy husband and I thought we would make gardening more fun by having a Wizard of Oz theme. Our favorite is the tin man, made with various "junk" from around the house like an old teakettle, trash can and funnel. This year we are planning an Alice in Wonderland Theme.
Stretching Butter With OilStretch your butter budget and make it a little healthier. Save money on buying butter spreads. Make your own and know what those ingredients are that are in it!
ThriftyFun: Aloha From Hawai'iUpdated: We are all back from Oahu, Hawaii and wanted to share our trip with the rest of the ThriftyFun community. Since 6 days is really only 4 with two days mostly taken up with traveling, I've just posted 4 sets of photos, one for each full day we were there.
Give Away Excess PhotosWhile going through old family photos recently, and downsizing where I can. I decided to give photos I no longer wanted to my brother and sisters.
Reminding YourselfHow often have you promised to bring something to work (or to a co-worker) the next day and forgotten to do so? And then you forget the next day, and the next day.
Removing Drink Rings on VeneerRemoving white ring water marks on polished wood. The stain is caused by trapped water underneath the surface which needs to be dried out. Cover with a plain dish-towel and then point a hairdryer over the towel 15 cm from the stain for ten to fifteen minutes.
Have 2 Tracfones for the Extra BatterySince I don't have a need for a cell phone on a regular basis I use a Tracfone. I've had trouble finding new batteries, and when I did, they cost as much as or more than a new phone.
Shimmery Shamrock PinKids will love creating and wearing this glitz shamrock pin on St. Patrick's Day. A quick and fun project.
Ceiling Tiles for Quilt Staging WallWhen organizing my sewing room I decided to make a staging wall for my quilting projects. Take left over or used ceiling tile and attach to wall. Use straight pins or tacks to attach material. You can paint these tiles to add color.
Reuse Produce Boxes and PackagingIn the produce section, there are the large apple boxes that come with recycled layers of pocketed cardboard (like eggs) that protect the produce during shipping. They are kind of lavender in color.
Renn and Cookie (Chihuahua and Papillon)These pair of hard-done-by-creatures are Renn and Cookie doing it tough as usual! Our Border Collie is not in this picture. Both guys are nearly five years old. Renn (from Renn and Stimpy) is a Chihuahua and Cookie is a Papillon.
Write Expiration Dates on Your CalendarWhen you sign up for a special telephone or cable deal, it can be difficult to remember when your deal is about to run out before you get stuck with a much larger bill.
School Bulletin BoardThis is a science bulletin board. The background paper is made from paper bags the students collected, and the letters and flowers are made from scrap construction paper.
Company Names for a Design Business?I am graduating this year, and would like to start my own company. I've studied quite a few fields: Architectural and Structural Design, Civil, Mechanical and 3D Modeling, Graphic, and Web design, A+ and N+, Landscape design, and Business Professional Administration.
Is the Japonica Acuba (Japanese Laurel) Salt Tolerant?Is the Japonica Acuba (Japanese Laurel) salt tolerant?
Choosing Plants for a Vegetable Garden?We are getting ready to plan our garden for next year. This is our second year. Last year, we had a great success with broccoli, but we noticed that it was done producing by early to mid summer. What can we plant in it's place?
Using Tea Bags for Bags Under Eye?How long should I use tea bags for my under eye bags?
Olive Oil Facial Cleanser?I use Peter Thomas Roth chamomile wash and it works great. Does anyone have some Olive Oil suggestions to use to wash my face instead? I bet it would be cheaper then what I pay.
Storing Homemade Facial Peels?I am going to experiment with some homemade fruit facial peels. One of the ingredients is gelatin and I intend to use papaya as the main ingredient. Can I store it in the fridge for a few days if I have extra? Many thanks.
Safe Use for a Lead Crystal Decanter?I need some ideas for "safe" use of a beautiful lead crystal wine decanter, it also has the matching crystal stopper.
Maytag Front Load Washer Error Codes?My 3 yr old Maytag HE front load washer displayed an "F" code. i have followed the instructions manual to troubleshoot the problem, like Pause/Off to cancel the cycle.
Listerine for Promoting Hair Growth?I read on here that Listerine is useful in promoting hair growth. Does anyone know what kind to use (ie mint, etc)?
Best Vacuum for Laminate Flooring?What is the best vacuum or sweeper to use, to pick up pet hair and dust on laminate flooring?
Removing Adhesive from Plexiglas?I need some suggestions for getting glued paper off of Plexiglas.
Felt Tip Pen Stain on Wood Furniture?I have brought a bed and found felt tip pen all over the wooden part. Does anyone have any ideas on how to get it off?
Can Vaccinated Puppies Still Die from Parvo?My puppy was vaccinated twice for parvo. It was 11 weeks old and died of parvo. Why?
Quinceanera with Dragonfly Theme?My daughter's Quinceanera theme is dragonflies. I have figured out how to make the body and wings, but cannot figure out how to combine them without looking "dirty". Any suggestions?