Last week I was sitting in the living room doing a project. The Princess was at school and Troy was off doing some things. I did something that I rarely do and that is, I turned on the TV in the middle of the day.
I happen to catch the Rachael Ray Show, which I have only seen a couple times. The episode’s name caught my attention, “Trash to Treasure”. Well, it wasn’t what I thought it was going to be but, it was still a good episode and I did learn a few things. Most of the ideas presented, I already do but, whenever I can get new thrifty ideas, I am all for that!
And Wednesday starts my “Monthly Financial Fast” because it is the first day of the last 7 days of the month, I thought this was a good time to share these little thrifty tidbits.
So, I thought I would share some of the show’s ideas with you. You can click on the episode and read about it yourself HERE.
- Tired of that tablespoon or so of jam or jelly still in the jar? Spread it over meat that you are baking. It turns into a very yummy glaze. The other night I did something a little different. I was cooking some polish sausage in a frying pan and I added peach jam and a little water to gaze them. Oh, this was so delish!
- I also love to add applesauce leftovers to a roast. So good!
- Any little dabs of citrus or vinegar based salad dressing go into a ziplock bag and I use it to marinate chicken.
- I had some foundation that was to dark for my skin so, I added it to my favorite moisturizer and it blended in perfectly. Not to mention, instead of 2 steps (moisturize then apply foundation) It was only one step.
- I have also done the same thing with self tanner. Instead of this instant dark (or darker) tan, I do it gradually by mixing it with body lotion.
- When my favorite eye shadows just have that little bit in the corners, I use the pointed tip cotton swaps, dampen them with water and get the last little bit out and use it as eye liner.
Here are a couple things I have done.
- When I peel apples for whatever reason, I use the peels in the pan of a roast. This just steams a yummy apple flavor into the meat and the drippings for gravy.
- I save the orange/lemon peels from eating the fruit and keep them frozen for recipes that call for grated peel.
- All those hard dried edges of different cheese get that part cut off and tossed into a ziplock bag labeled “Cheese” in the freezer. When I want to add cheese to something I am baking or cooking, I grab a handful of this cheese.
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