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Old 05-18-2009, 07:48 PM
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My most frugal flop was making homemade HH seasoning from a recipe I got off the web. My dh tried it and HATED it. I've never done that again.

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Old 05-19-2009, 05:20 AM
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I cleaned out the frig freezer a couple years ago then several days later had a smell like something died.... didn't put 2 lbs of hamburger patties back in the freezer they had fallen behind a box of cereal on the counter.

I had to laugh reading the prior posts right now I have Kroger coffee in a Folgers can. And tell my DH that yes it is butter in the dish and he tells his Dad that it is butter LOL. But both swear they can tell the difference between butter and margerine. Yeah right LOL.

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Old 05-19-2009, 07:38 AM
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We can diffeninetly tell the difference between butter and margarine. What people don't realize is that margarine is one molecule away from plasic.

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Old 05-22-2009, 05:02 PM
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I made a big pot of Pasta Fazoli copy cat from Olive Garden, well I halfed the recipe because it made enough for an army. My mistake was not writing the recipe down instead going back and forth from the computer and ended up not cutting the black pepper in half.

I ended up draining the soup, rinsing it and making a new broth for it. And it was still pretty peppery.

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Old 05-22-2009, 06:29 PM
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I have always wanted to make Pasta Fazoli like Olive Garden's. That and bottomless salad is generally what my friend Susie and I get when we are. I'm glad you were able to "fix" it after having too much pepper in it
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Old 05-23-2009, 12:31 AM
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Well here is the recipe Patti.

Olive Garden Pasta E Fagioli

Ingredients
2 lbs ground beef
14 ounces carrot, slivered
12 ounces onion, chopped
14 ounces celery, diced
48 ounces diced canned tomato
2 cups red kidney bean
2 cups white kidney bean
88 ounces beef stock
3 teaspoons oregano
2 1/2 teaspoons pepper
5 tablespoons fresh parsley, chopped
1 teaspoons Tabasco sauce
48 ounces spaghetti sauce
8 ounces dry pasta shell macaroni

Directions
Sauté beef 10 quart pot until beef starts to brown. Add onions, carrots, celery and tomatoes and simmer for about 10 minute.
Drain and rinse beans and add to pot. Also add beef stock, oregano, pepper, Tabasco, spaghetti sauce and noodles.
Simmer until celery and carrots are tender, about 45 minute.


Oh my FIL ran into a guy that he knows that happens to work at Olive Garden and said the salad dressing was Marzetti which you can buy in the produce section at the grocery.

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Old 05-23-2009, 07:25 AM
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Thank you Roberta, I just printed it out after cutting in half everything. Much appreciated
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Old 05-30-2009, 01:42 PM
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collecting coupons, and getting the shopping only to find half of the dates were out . I had reckoned to check too before leaving the house.
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Homemade household cleaners. It's not like I can't make them, I simply choose not to make them, because I have become so accustomed to buying store-bought cleaners. Shame on me, I know.
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