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.
Photo by Suzzycue
How many of you come home at night and just want to get dinner on the table? I’m one of those people and if I can find some way to cut a minute off here in my preparation that’s right up my alley.
This is such an easy tip to do. You take your favorite spices, mine are Rosemary, Italian(basil and oregano) , garlic powder (Don’t use fresh garlic it will make the whole shaker go moldy)black with red peppercorns and sea salt. Then add them to your pepper grinder:)
When you want to marinate your meat or add flavor from the table, grind your pepper shaker and you’ll get all your favorite spices in a second. I even use it on popcorn,YUM.
There’s no mess from opening packages and spilling them, or trying to shake five different spices into a dish. Enjoy my fellow readers and have a great day:)
Photo by Suzzycue
I love microwave popcorn but I don’t want all the trans-fats, extra calories from the butter and all the salt that you eat, with buying it that way. One of my friends introduced me to this idea and I have been doing it ever since:)
You take a flat bottom, paper bag, cover the bottom with uncooked popcorn (that you buy from the store and is the cheapest way to buy it), roll down the top to close it, put the bag in the microwave and push the same popcorn button that you would use for the store-bought microwave popcorn.
When it stops popping, usually it goes right to the end of when the microwave shuts off … you’ve got awesome popcorn 🙂 It is nice and fluffy and you can add whatever you like. My favorite is olive oil , Parmesan cheese, and salt to taste. I love to add Old Bay spice, (when I visited in Florida) but I cannot find it up here. I use my pepper grinder full of spices on my popcorn too. YUMMO