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ImageUniQueTreasures
Feb 13, 2010 11:10 AM CST
Name: Janet Colvin
Z8~Beaumont~Southeast Texas
Proud member of Cubits.org
Egggggggggggggclellent idea!!!! I will have to stock up on it next time I see it on sale. Do you put all of it into one bag, crunbled? Or do you separate it into meal size bags and label them all?
Imagegardengus
Feb 13, 2010 3:08 PM CST
Name: Cinda
Indiana Zone 5a
Truth is worth finding
I save all grease in the winter and make suit cakes for the birds. Just add anything available nuts, dried fruit, stale bread, cornmeal, popcorn, and some bird food , freeze in cupcake holders
I use the silicone ones they just pop out when needed.
ImageUniQueTreasures
Feb 13, 2010 3:12 PM CST
Name: Janet Colvin
Z8~Beaumont~Southeast Texas
Proud member of Cubits.org
Great idea Cinda! I have some of those silicon pans and will try that.

It's great to see you here at Cubits! I hope you'll join this one and come back to visit again soon.

cando1
Feb 13, 2010 5:25 PM CST
Name: Vickie Speaks
Ozone Arkansas
Cinda,Thanks for the frozen birdfood idea. I make it too but
had been putting it all outside. This will make it last longer.
Last night i made a big pot of hamburger soup and froze it in quart bags.
I used browned hamburger meat and onions.
cut up potatoes,cut celery pieces,can of corn,sweet peas,lima beans,tomatoes, Cooked it in slow cooker for 4 hours.
Vickie
ImageUniQueTreasures
Feb 13, 2010 5:32 PM CST
Name: Janet Colvin
Z8~Beaumont~Southeast Texas
Proud member of Cubits.org
Vickie, you are making me hungry! That sounds delicious! They need a lip licking smily! Drooling This will have to do for now.
Image3jsmom31
Feb 13, 2010 9:38 PM CST
Name: Dawn
Eastern KY Zone 6
I keep the crumbled browned ground beef in gallon bags because we use it often, no need for labels, and I can take what I need for any given use. I make different amounts depending on who's coming for dinner so measuring would not always work. I like just one bag, so I know when it's getting low :).

The frozen soup sounds delicious :).
ImageUniQueTreasures
Feb 13, 2010 9:51 PM CST
Name: Janet Colvin
Z8~Beaumont~Southeast Texas
Proud member of Cubits.org
That makes perfect sense!

I remembered earlier that Aunt Eleanor used to keep a large covered pot in her fridge. ALL leftovers went into the pot! ALL OF THEM! And on Friday, they had instant soup! Rolling on the floor laughing

Imagegardengus
Feb 13, 2010 10:16 PM CST
Name: Cinda
Indiana Zone 5a
Truth is worth finding
I keep one of those large butter tub plastic containers in the freezer and put all the bits of leftover veggies in it , like when you have corn and have just a bit leftover . When the tub is full we have vegetable soup.
ImageUniQueTreasures
Feb 13, 2010 10:49 PM CST
Name: Janet Colvin
Z8~Beaumont~Southeast Texas
Proud member of Cubits.org
Are you related to Eleanor Bass Lashley??? Rolling on the floor laughing
Imagegardengus
Feb 14, 2010 7:34 AM CST
Name: Cinda
Indiana Zone 5a
Truth is worth finding
Go back far enough we are all related Smiling
I guess I just grew up not letting anything go to waist ...that and I really like homemade soup.
Around here almost everything gets eaten , 5 cats, 1dog , and what they don't eat the goats will.
Anything else gets recycled on the compost pile.
Image3jsmom31
Feb 14, 2010 2:46 PM CST
Name: Dawn
Eastern KY Zone 6
gardengus: same philosophy, first the dogs get their choice, then the compost pile. We spread it in the veggies after 2 years, so it comes back to us in a good way instead of landfill. I like your veggie dish for soup idea. I did a similar thing when my raspberries/strawberries started to ripen. Whatever we didn't eat, I put into a quart yogurt container. I can't wait to grow enough blueberries to make syrup. That will be a savings over buying it, lol. I don't know about any and all leftovers going into a dish, but compatible things for a soup or casserole would be economical :).
ImageRoadrunner
Feb 14, 2010 8:52 PM CST
Name: Jo Miklovic
Hereford, AZ

My favorite sale is on Pork loins....when they are on sale I buy one or two...depending on my budget that month...I cut one in 3 parts...rub them in herbs and spices...cook in crock pot....freeze one for Pulled Pork BBQ...one just for a quick meal when company comes by...and one for NOW!!

I recently had a good friend that had a broken hip, and due to other complications she was in re-hab for about 3 months...Her husband spent most of his time at the hospital with her...so I took my "extra" loin roast over for him to enjoy. Jo
ImageUniQueTreasures
Feb 14, 2010 9:45 PM CST
Name: Janet Colvin
Z8~Beaumont~Southeast Texas
Proud member of Cubits.org
What a wonderful friend you are Jo! I like Pork Loins also. I found the EXTRA lean ones on sale the other day. I rubbed in my spices, put a little water in the pan and roasted it for a few hours. I sliced it really thin and it was awesome! Still enough for a few meals leftover. I think the whole thing was about $4.
cando1
Feb 21, 2010 1:16 AM CST
Name: Vickie Speaks
Ozone Arkansas
I love pork loins also. Seems like they've been going on sale alot recently. Have you ever tried cooking pork loin in a slow cooker with an orange sliced up in it and barly covered with water adding salt and pepper.
I use alot of herbs to change the taste of whatever i cook too.
Do any of you ever use cook.com to look up receipes. They have a fantastic amount of every food receipe you could think of.
Vickie
ImageDutchlady1
Feb 21, 2010 5:42 AM CST
Name: Hetty
Sunny Naples, Florida
I ate virtually nothing but pork for seven years while we lived in Germany, since it was all we could afford. I have never really enjoyed it since. My DH still loves it and occasionally I will indulge his wish for a pork roast.
Imagenap
Feb 21, 2010 11:22 AM CST
Name: Nancy
Buffalo NY
"I usually avoid the ones with bananas because I prefer my bananas to be almost ripe. Once they are in the bag, they are past their prime as far as I'm concerned" said Janet.
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This thread is long and I didn't read every word, so sorry if this was already mentioned.....

Those old brown bananas aren't good for eating, but are still great in recipes. Isn't that how banana bread became so popular?? And if you have no time for making banana bread today, peel them, slice them and freeze them for tomorrow.
ImageUniQueTreasures
Feb 21, 2010 11:24 AM CST
Name: Janet Colvin
Z8~Beaumont~Southeast Texas
Proud member of Cubits.org
Now THAT is a clever idea! I toss out so many bananas. Why didn't I think of that?

I am going to split this thread and create a chat place. So be watching for it.


Janet
Imagegardengus
Feb 21, 2010 2:08 PM CST
Name: Cinda
Indiana Zone 5a
Truth is worth finding
I freeze old bananas and use them in smoothies or blend them in your orange juice in the morning , great when your in a rush and no time for breakfast.
ImageUniQueTreasures
Feb 21, 2010 2:47 PM CST
Name: Janet Colvin
Z8~Beaumont~Southeast Texas
Proud member of Cubits.org
Sounds like Orange Julius that I used to get at the mall when I was a kid. Man oh Man was THAT a treat!
ImageDutchlady1
Feb 22, 2010 5:20 AM CST
Name: Hetty
Sunny Naples, Florida
Haha - just read on THAT OTHER site - that today is National Banana Bread Day ....

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