Wednesday, January 30, 2013
Sunday, January 20, 2013
A hand operated grain mill is a practical kitchen appliance. In a pinch, you can grind popcorn for corn meal; grind peppercorns more easily than a pepper mill, grind coffee beans, wheat, barley and even make bread crumbs if your bread is dry.
Friday, January 18, 2013
The microwave is a great time saver, and cooks food with less energy and heat waste than a conventional oven, but don't put off thawing foods just because you can do it faster in the microwave. It's still cheaper to thaw meats in the refrigerator (or, in some instances, in water)
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Monday, January 14, 2013
Friday, January 11, 2013
Save onion skins, potato peelings, carrot trimmings and everything else from your vegetables when you prepare them. Wash the vegetables first, then trim and put the trimmings in a bag in the freezer until you have a gallon or so. Plop them into a pot of boiling water and boil a half hour to an hour, until everything is tender, then strain the broth and freeze it, drink it hot or use it to make soup. The taste is excellent and it's loaded with vitamins and minerals.
Tuesday, January 8, 2013
Saturday, January 5, 2013
Lids to plastic containers are perfect for making hamburger patties for the freezer. Just insert one lid between each patty and freeze. All you have to do is bend the lids slightly and each patty will pop loose.
Thursday, January 3, 2013
Got a supply of mismatched plastic containers? Don't toss them. Cut them with a pair of sturdy scissors to make "rubber" spatulas. Shape them however you want, making them large enough to handle comfortably. Make a few for yucky things so you can toss them instead of washing them.