Unless you are
a multi-millionaire like me, you most likely can’t afford to eat caviar
every day. Why send your money down the drain? But believe me - caviar
is not all it’s cracked up to be. After all, it's only fish eggs.
Ew! Give me a nice juicy hamburger any day!
If you follow
my advice, you’ll be able to keep a few extra dollars in your pocket. Then
as my dear mother used to say – "You can have a champagne
taste on a beer income!
to see the rooted cuttings!
Debbie the Seed Queen seldom buys a new
plant, except a few annuals. She diligently harvests
her seeds in the fall to plant them again in the spring. Perennials are
always a great money saver – they replenish themselves! Starting your own
plants from seeds can save a bundle too! If you choose the right mix
of plants, you too can have a self-planting
When you are out on an
evening walk and you just happen to be strolling by a lovely flowerbed, just
stretch your arm out and snap off a sprig or a few seed pods. They won’t
miss 'em! You can even root cuttings!
pic to see the
results of our Mrs. Clean!
Don't flush your money away! Try this drain declogger: Mix 1 cup
baking soda and 1 cup salt. Pour down the drain. Follow with 2 quarts
boiling water. Wait half an hour. Flush with cool water.
Mrs. Clean: ½
teaspoon liquid dish soap, 1 teaspoon lemon juice, ½ t baking soda, 1
teaspoon bleach or Borax (a chlorine free alternative)plus 2 cups
water. This is great for kitchens and bathrooms surfaces and has been proven
to kill 99.9% of bacteria.
to see why she's so glad!
Not, not the World
Wrestling Federation! It’s car windshield washer fluid. To make it: 9 cups
water, 1 cup isopropyl alcohol, 1 tablespoon dishwashing liquid. Mix and
store in plastic jug.
Did you know those store
bought wipes actually dry out babies’ skin? Here’s a cost-saving and
healthier alternative. 1 roll of paper towels (cut in half, with the
cardboard tube removed), 2 cups water, 2 tablespoon each Baby Bath and Baby
Lotion, one 6-cup capacity bowl with lid.
Boil water and add Baby
Bath and Baby Lotion. Place one half of the paper towel roll into plastic
bowl and pour solution over it. When it cools, just remove wipes as you need
them. Keep the bowl sealed though!
How about some
Mirth-A-Roni? The cheap and easy treat!
roni to see syrup
(Hmmmm – I may be cheap
but I’m not easy!) To make this boxed flavoured rice mix: Mix together 2
cups uncooked rice, 1 cup broken spaghetti, ¼ cup dried parsley flakes, 2
teaspoon onion powder, ½ teaspoon garlic powder, 6 tablespoon chicken
bouillon powder. To use: put 1 cup rice mix (above) in a pot. Bring to a
boil, cover and reduce heat and simmer for 15 minutes.
Forget Mrs. Butterworth!
Try this sweet substitute!
1 3/4 cup white sugar, ¼ cup brown sugar, 1 cup water, ½ teaspoon vanilla
extract, ½ teaspoon maple extract. Boil sugars and water for 1 minute, then
remove from heat and add extract. Store in refrigerator.
Everyone needs help – so
here’s a helper-style hamburger mix: 2 cups non-fat dry milk, 1 cup
cornstarch, ¼ cup beef bouillon powder, 2 tablespoons onion flakes, 1
teaspoon dried basil, 1 teaspoon dried thyme, 1 teaspoon black pepper, 2
tablespoons dried parsley, 1 tablespoon garlic powder. Use the same way as
the boxed variety.
onion soup to
see the onion steak fixings
Mmmm….I love onions
Need some onion soup mix?
If you’re like me, you use it as a base for stews, dips, gravies,
casseroles and of course soup! Mix ¾ cup dried minced onion, 4 teaspoons
onion powder, ¼ teaspoon crushed celery seed, ¼ teaspoon sugar, 1/3 cup
beef flavor bouillon. Use in all your recipes. In fact, here’s one of
Debbie the Seed Queen’s favorite ones.
This recipe is good for the
cheaper cuts of steak. Place steak in a shallow baking dish. Sprinkle a bit
of onion soup mix over the top of steaks and add a bit of water to moisten.
Cover and cook in a moderate oven (325-350F) until done – approximately 1