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Forum: Fruit & Vegetables 08-02-2003, 06:51 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 2,556
Posted By elg71
Idea for excess apples

When your through trying all the great recipes (Mmm Mmm) others have given you. Try an old basic 'applesauce'.

One year I was overwhelmed with apples and a friend had a 6 month old baby. So, I...
Forum: Homeschooling 08-02-2003, 06:30 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,755
Posted By elg71
Possible Idea

I don't homeschool, but I do use workbooks with my two girls from Learning Horizons (An American Greetings Company). These are workbooks used by teachers, with answer keys and such. There is a...
Forum: Occasions - Weddings 08-02-2003, 05:59 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 4,444
Posted By elg71
Casual Wedding Ideas

I think a great way to include children (especially girls) is to have them sprinkle flower petals or even small stemmed flowers ahead of you. For a casual wedding this is also a beautiful way to add...
Forum: Making Cents 04-15-2002, 07:26 PM
Replies: 39
Views: 7,875
Posted By elg71
chuckle A good hiding place!

Anytime I want to hide things from the DH I just put it on a shelf behind my feminine hygiene(spelling?) products. Works great for presents as well as money.:D

I got my change roller from Wal-Mart...
Forum: Tightwad Tips 04-02-2002, 11:46 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,145
Posted By elg71
Homemade Wet Wipes!

The recipes others mentioned I use, but I boil the water first and my wipes last longer, also I reduced the amount of water due to soggy, drippy wipes. Just an idea.
Forum: Making Cents 04-02-2002, 09:58 AM
Replies: 39
Views: 7,875
Posted By elg71
Change can really add up!

In January I decide to roll all the loose change we had since it seemed every where I looked (in baskets, on dressers, car consoles) there was a pile of change or at least a penny. I had already been...
Forum: Tightwad Tips 03-01-2002, 07:28 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 8,538
Posted By elg71
Things I won't skimp on (again):

Personal toiletries: Neutrogena or Clinique facial cleansers. Other
stuff either broke me out, dried me out, or made me red, sometimes all three. Yikes!
Neutrogena, Clinique, or Almay foundation,...
Forum: Tightwad Tips 03-01-2002, 06:50 AM
Replies: 31
Views: 4,773
Posted By elg71
We pay a flat fee every month based on the...

We pay a flat fee every month based on the average use for the year before: Electricity=$100.00 a month, sounds high I know but in summer we will probably use around $220 a month and still be paying...
Forum: Budgeting 02-20-2002, 09:17 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 3,343
Posted By elg71
Ignorance is not always bliss!

Hubby had been doing the bills until the first of this year. When we met he was selling the house from his first marriage and settling their joint debt, even though they were already divorced. It...
Forum: Announcements & News 02-12-2002, 11:23 AM
Replies: 794
Views: 63,420
Posted By elg71
Tell me how! Please!

How do you and everyone else do the moving icons. What do I do? Where do I go? Share the wealth, Please!
Forum: Weight Loss Buddies 02-12-2002, 10:47 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 11,065
Posted By elg71
You Women are great!

I have a a few extra pounds to lose as well. This a great motivational site.

I have a thought about the yucky water. Save a jug after the water you bought is gone. Try boiling your yucky water...
Forum: Weight Loss 02-12-2002, 10:09 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 5,723
Posted By elg71
Congrats on your baby and choosing to breastfeed....

Congrats on your baby and choosing to breastfeed. I remember going through the same thing with my first daughter. Unfortunately, I gained 10lbs. from stressing over the extra weight not dropping as...
Forum: Once A Month Cooking 02-12-2002, 09:30 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 11,847
Posted By elg71
Thank You

Thank you Amanda for going to so much trouble. I really appreciate you finding the information.
Forum: Announcements & News 02-11-2002, 11:33 AM
Replies: 794
Views: 63,420
Posted By elg71
chuckle Are You Addicted To This Site?

Okay I admit it, I am addicted to this site. This is fabulous. All the tips, recipes, information, etc. It's like having friends over only you don't have to clean the house or get dressed before...
Forum: Pasta & Sauces 02-11-2002, 11:19 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,268
Posted By elg71
KimmyO, The other cheeses sound great, I'll try...

KimmyO, The other cheeses sound great, I'll try them next time and I use the regular noodles. I've never tried the no boil noodles. The cup of water cooks the noodles while its in the oven, therefore...
Forum: Pasta & Sauces 02-11-2002, 11:12 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,268
Posted By elg71
Amanda, the water does the trick for those hard...

Amanda, the water does the trick for those hard noodles and I'm sure ricotta cheese would be fabulous. I just use sour cream because its always in the house and I can reduce the calories by using...
Forum: Once A Month Cooking 02-11-2002, 11:04 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 11,847
Posted By elg71
Question Curious what you think?

I just posted a Lazy Lasagna recipe in the pasta/sauces section. I usually cook at begining of week for later in the week and refridgerate till that day, but I was curious if you think this would...
Forum: Recipe Requests 02-11-2002, 10:52 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,910
Posted By elg71
Meatloaf recipe!

All amounts are subject to likes and dislikes, what you have available and of course how big your family is. These are only
approx. amounts because I rarely measure anything when I cook, so I just...
Forum: Pasta & Sauces 02-11-2002, 10:05 AM
Replies: 5
Views: 2,268
Posted By elg71
Lazy Lasagna

I call this lazy lasagna because you do not need to cook noodles and can be prepared ahead of time for minimal clean up later.

Lasagna noodles (I get 16ct. box)
1lb. ground beef
32ons. Spagetti...
Forum: Tips - Odds & Ends 02-11-2002, 09:17 AM
Replies: 1,981
Views: 100,814
Posted By elg71

Shawn, I think you know how to solve just about every problem that comes your way! Thanks for all the great tips. Some I had never heard of, but I have another for cleaning grease out of clothes:...
Forum: Stay At Home Parents 02-10-2002, 02:00 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,600
Posted By elg71
Go Mothers!!!

That was great Irene!
I have a little story. My husband was at work one day talking to a friend of his (who also has a SAHW/M) about how they wouldn't have our jobs(yes, our husbands used the word...
Forum: Stay At Home Parents 02-10-2002, 01:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,047
Posted By elg71
At home till cabin fever sets in!

I tend to stay home most of the time, because my children are three and under and haven't started school or extracurricular activities, but my neighbor who is also a stay at home mom, should be...
Forum: Stay At Home Parents 02-10-2002, 01:01 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,429
Posted By elg71
Take time for yourself!!

I remember the days before children when I still worked outside the home and didn't do anything to the house until I wanted to. All that changed Oct. 24, 1998 when my first was born. All of sudden I...
Forum: Grocery Shopping 02-10-2002, 12:09 PM
Replies: 162
Views: 34,288
Posted By elg71
blushing You made me feel much better!

Thanks for sharing your grocery store catastrophy. I have done the same thing a couple of times when I took my kids with me. My brain turned to jello and I started grabbing randomly just to get out,...
Forum: Grocery Shopping 02-10-2002, 11:46 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 4,667
Posted By elg71
I use a price book

I did my price book through Microsoft Excel. My columns included:

Items-then under items I list them like this (Ice Cream (Breyers 1/2gal.)) Catagorizing the items like this lets me know all the...
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