Photo by Suzzycue
Cooler corn is just that. You take your Coleman cooler from the garage and clean it out. Then put into it a dozen corn cobs that have been cleaned. Pour over it two kettles of hot water and close the lid. Then Nothing. Let sit closed for 30 minutes and it is done perfect and it will not cook past perfection. I love this way to cook corn.
We owned a campground on Lake Huron for twenty-one years and I learned all kinds of camping tips from the campers that camped with us. I really miss it a lot.
Have you ever wanted to learn to cook with pie irons on the fire. Give these recipes a try. Happy Camping 🙂
Why buy five peppers for five dollars when you can buy eighteen for five dollars. Fall is the perfect time of year to stock up on fresh produce then cut them up and freeze them. In the winter these peppers will be even higher than a dollar a piece.
Since, I am not lucky enough to have a garden
, I shop on the days that my local grocery store gets their new produce in. In my case it is Food Basics on Mondays and Thursdays.
After they stock the shelves with new produce, they take the older stuff and package it up like you see here. Four peppers for $.99 because there’s a soft spot,or a black spot and then you get a real deal.
You can use these peppers for roasting, stuffing, stuffing that turkey, in salads or just eat them like an apple. They are packed full of vitamin C. Stock up on your produce in the fall, and then freeze it to have in the winter. That’s my tip for today. Bye for now 🙂
Photos by Suzzycue
How many times have you lost your patience looking for a twist tie to close a bag of chips,popcorn ? Then have the food spill on the floor, while you are looking. Many times this has happened to me.
The solution is to cut the top off, the bag of food, and use it to close the bag. A simple frugal tip and it works. You’ll never look for a twist tie again 🙂 A friend of mine working with me in a Nursing Home Kitchen showed me this and I use this trick a lot.
Photos by Suzzycue.
I bet you’re not even thinking about putting plastic on your Windows this year because it’s been so warm. I put mine on after Thanksgiving every year. Have you ever noticed that you put the two-sided tape on your cement block walls,( if you happen to live in an apartment like I do) and the tape doesn’t stick because the walls are too cold. This ends up with your tape all balled up , you get all mad and you quit the job.
I have been there folks. What I do is… I take a blow dryer and heat up the wall, where I want to put the tape, then the tape goes on really easy, because the walls are warmer. I also make sure, I tape the center post between the two panes of glass because in my case, the wind blows so hard, being I’m on the third floor, it will blow the plastic right off.
Another tip is to trim around the plastic after you have it taped on and then used two inch clear packing tape and go around again on the outside of your plastic onto your wall. This ensures that your plastic will stay on the window until you remove it in the spring. You can now use the blow dryer again to blow the wrinkles out of the plastic but I don’t do this because it makes the plastic too tight and the wind will rip it from my windows.
I like having plastic on the Windows because it not only helps your comfort level, which is what I’m really interested in for winter, but I save $2-$300 a year on my electric heat bill.
Hope all you low income people with electric heat applied for your hydro rebate. The time is running out. You need to do it by December 31 and then it takes 8 weeks to process. You can apply online.
Now, if you’ve ever tried to take a photo threw a plastic window… you’ll get a picture that looks like this. The flash from the camera just reflects off the plastic. The trick, I learned to do, is to put your camera right on the plastic that is bulging out from the window because the extra cold air coming in and then take the picture. You will have a clear picture , like the one below and nobody will know that you shot through plastic. Hope these tips help you to save money through this winter and thanks for reading. Have a good day 🙂