Tuesday, June 26, 2012

If You Don't Have...

This is my "if you don't have" list and these are substitutions I have used out of

If you don't have bug spray try...
*glass cleaner
*bathroom spray foam
*hair moose
*disinfectant spray
*spray rubbing alcohal
*spray cologne

If you don't have laundry detergent try...
*dish detergent

If you don't have body lotion try...
*hair conditioner

If you don't have a toothpick try... 
*a safety pin
*a sewing pin

If you don't have place mats try...
*old newspapers and lay them on the table

If you don't have coasters try...
*using old magazines to put your drinks on

If You Don't Have...Poem

If you want to kill a bug, but have no bug spray
you can use these few items on a desperate day:
glass cleaner, foam bubbles, or disinfectant spray.
If you don't have laundry detergent, but you need
to wash your clothes...
use dish detergent or shampoo cause no one will
ever know.
If you have hair conditioner, but no lotion go ahead,
you can just use that instead.
If you have something in your teeth, and there's no
toothpick, a safety pin or a sewing pin will surely do the trick.
If you just realized that you have no place mats for your weekly
luncheon, old newspapers will be okay for your little function.  
You really need some coasters, so you look around and think...
I can use this stack of magazines to hold the drippy drinks.


Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Oatmeal In My Chili

I decided to fix chili dogs for supper. I also topped them with sweet relish, ketch-
up, mustard, and white onion. The chili dogs were good, but when I read the can
of beef chili that I had bought, I was surprised to see that I was getting a little ex-
tra fiber with my beef chili. Rolled oats were in the ingredient list. Maybe chili that
contains rolled oats (oatmeal) could be marketed as chili oatmeal, then I would
feel like I was eating something healthy.

Oatmeal In My Chili Poem 

I fixed chili dogs for supper topped with
sweet relish, ketchup, mustard, and onion.
I know it might sound weird...
but I read cans because it's fun.
I was surprised to see that I was getting
a little extra fiber in my chili.
When I read rolled oats in the ingredient list
I thought it was quite silly,
but the next time I read oats in chili
I'll just think of it as healthy.

Tuesday, June 5, 2012

Favorite Cheese and Recipes

My favorite Parmesan cheese is Frigo. It puts powdered Parmesan to shame. I've
been buying Frigo for at least two years now. Two of my favorite recipes to serve
it with is Cannellini Tomato Soup and Spaghetti.

Cannellini Tomato Soup

2 tbsp. olive oil
1 onion chopped
1/8 tsp. celery salt
14.5 oz. chopped tomatoes
3 cups chicken broth
1 tsp. black pepper
(3) 15 oz. cans cannellini beans (rinsed and drained)
2 garlic cloves chopped
1/2 tbsp. dried parsley
5 oz. Frigo Shredded Parmesan Cheese

Heat olive oil and onion in a large pot over medium heat and cook for about 15
minutes. Next, add the garlic,tomatoes, broth, beans, spices, and bring to a boil.
Reduce heat to low for 30 minutes, so the flavors can blend.

After you put the soup in your bowl sprinkle the cheese on top.


lb. angel hair pasta
lb. ground beef
1 garlic clove
1 onion
1 tbsp. olive oil
1/2 tsp. black pepper
1/4 tsp. Italian seasoning
1 tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
lb. 26 oz. spaghetti sauce
1 bouillon cube
5 oz. Frigo Shredded Parmesan Cheese

Cook olive oil, onion, and beef together on medium heat for about 30
minutes until the beef is no longer pink. After the beef is browned, add the
bouillon cube, garlic, spaghetti sauce, spices, and Worcestershire sauce.
Cook about 5 minutes more and then put on low while you cook the pasta
according to the box directions.

Once the spaghetti is on your plate sprinkle the cheese on top.

Favorite Cheese and Recipes