Sunday, October 19, 2008

Ideas for saving money at home...

Home cooking. I joined a consumer research group and got free Pizza crust, compliments of Pssst and Pillsbury. Yummy!

I'm using what I have at home. Pears from a neighbor became snacks and fruit sides for our main meals. Peppers from our garden were stuffed with rice and ground turkey, or added to casseroles and veggie trays.

When I purchased a new box of salt, I recycled the lid by cutting it apart and adding the spout to my quart storage jar, making the salt pourable from the glass jar. Don't we all have these jars standing by, just waiting to become the perfect storage containers for our kitchen staples?

The Kraft Oscar Mayer coupons from a while back helped to fill a box in the freezer with hot dogs, which are not normal fare around here. By making homemade biscuit dough, and wrapping browned hot dogs with the cut biscuits, these have become a fall favorite with chili and a little mustard.

Use it up, wear it out, make it do, do without... Old New England saying


Brandy said...

whats this?! non-kosher hot dogs?! *sigh* ;-)

The Happy Housewife said...

Great tips! I love the idea for recycling your salt lid. I will be using that one!