Making Do With Less--in the Kitchen!

Written by Cyndi Roberts

Making do with less versus making more money: another definition for "frugal"!

Here are some ideas to help you make do with less inrepparttar kitchen!

Stretch a meatloaf by adding oatmeal, or rice.

Always try to make your oven do double-duty when you heat it up. Bake some potatoes alongside those cookies, or biscuits withrepparttar 105544 meatloaf, etc. Or simply cook two pies or roasts instead of one. The second goes inrepparttar 105545 freezer for another time.

When boiling potatoes always saverepparttar 105546 water. If you're making mashed potatoes, use it instead of part ofrepparttar 105547 milk. Or, you can cool it and water your houseplants.

Save up to $1.00 per pound on boneless chicken breasts by doingrepparttar 105548 boning yourself using a sharp knife.

Learning to cut up a whole chicken can save you money, too. All you need is a good sharp knife and a little practice.

If you have freezer space, buy an extra turkey at Christmas or an extra ham at Easter when they are on sale, probably atrepparttar 105549 lowest price all year!

Learn to grow your own herbs. Just a few pots of herbs growing on your kitchen windowsill can help outrepparttar 105550 budget. Swap cuttings with friends.

When it comes to sushi, I have no class.

Written by Kathleen Jerauld-Brack

As I was growing up on Cape Cod I would go torepparttar fish pier every Sunday morning with my Dad to pick up a fresh fish.. Part ofrepparttar 105393 ritual would be to stand onrepparttar 105394 dock and watchrepparttar 105395 boats unload. Whilerepparttar 105396 men all exchanged their secret language of growl and spit, I would stand off to one side watchingrepparttar 105397 fisherman prepare their fresh catch. Many times a fish would jumprepparttar 105398 box and lay flapping around onrepparttar 105399 deck ofrepparttar 105400 boat. The fisherman would pick it up, push a fish knife intorepparttar 105401 lower belly, and with a quick twist ofrepparttar 105402 wristrepparttar 105403 fish’s internal organs would come bursting out and hang down like grapes. The fisherman would then pullrepparttar 105404 innards fromrepparttar 105405 fish, tossrepparttar 105406 fish inrepparttar 105407 lift bucket and off it would go torepparttar 105408 market. The ghastly smelling innards were tossed torepparttar 105409 irrepressible seagulls hovering and shrieking above.

Several times while looking atrepparttar 105410 neat rows of raw fish displayed inrepparttar 105411 fish market, I would see long tall almost transparent worms standing up fromrepparttar 105412 flesh, looking around. Seaweed was used to decoraterepparttar 105413 edges ofrepparttar 105414 inner display case but no one ever dreamed of eating it.

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