KITCHEN- PENNY SAVING HELPER
***Marinate inexpensive cuts of meats in a mixture that contains at least one of the following: tomatoes, citrus juice, vinegar, papaya, pineapple, or beer. All contains enzymes that combat toughness. Then slow roast.
***With the cost of high-quality meat a pound of hamburger doesn't go far. Try mixing a few handfuls of crushed cereal or bread crumbs into your hamburger to make it go further.
***If you are not sure whether an egg is fresh, don't throw it our right away. Instead see how it behaves in a cup of water. If the egg is bad it float...If it's fresh it will sink.
***Do you have molded cheese?? Wrap a few sugar cubes in with your cheese. The sugar will absorb moisture.
***If you burn milk on the stove when heating it on the stove, add a pinch of salt to take away the scorches smell and taste....( I have so many times did this)
****A bay leaf slipped into a container of flour, pasta, or rice will help keep the bugs away.
***Mushrooms can get slimy when stored in a refrigerator, at room temp they seem to spoil or harden overnight. Control their moisture level by storing them in a refrigerator in a brown paper bag, or in paper towels.
***Storing you brown sugar in the freezer will keep it from hardening..
***Turn a tissue box into the perfect dispenser for plastic grocery bags....
***Need ice for a party? Use Empty Styrofoam egg cartons make great ice-cube trays when you need extra ice.
***Next time milk is on sale and you have room in your freezer, buy several gallons. You can freeze milk without affecting its taste or quality for up to 3 months. When your ready to use it, thaw in the refrigerator for 12 hours, and them shake to counteract any separation.
***When crackers, pretzels, or chips have gone stale, revive them by spreading them out in a single layer on a jelly-role pan or cokkie sheet and broiling for a minute. (I am definitely going to try this- my kids always leave the chip bag OPEN)...
*****THESE ARE SUGGESTIONS FROM THE BOOK...I have not tried any of these, but tend to give a few a shot. If you have every tried these tips and they work...let us know!
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