Just a little post about odd ball things that I have been using up instead of throwing out or wasting. Sometimes just little items make a difference. It isn't so much about the money (that helps), but I just simply hate to waste things. I guess that is part of my upbringing! My folks taught me to not waste and to use things in SOME way.
None of this is earth shattering - just my little ways.
*Using all leftovers
*I had 4 very old apples in the crisper (since fall). I decided to make a small apple crisp for some sweets eating this week. It has been wonderful and just hit the spot!
* I used the last of the fresh mini sweet peppers from holiday trays in a dish with meatballs this week and the last two will be used in todays dinner
*I have 2 cans of sugar free orange soda (from Christmas company) and some much needed to use sweetened condensed milk. Saw a recipe to make orange 'sherbet' with it. I will add a bit of orange juice too - as it called for a liter of pop - and 1 can of milk. Mix together till frothy and freeze. Stir every now and then while freezing (or use an ice cream maker). I am making this this week. You can use any type of pop! I figure why not????? Nice little treat!
*I had a jar with dill pickle juice in frig. I used it this week for restless less on 2 nights. I have been lucky as of late, and not had too many problems with RLS. I drank the juice each night and it calmed my legs
*I found a jug of cider in the back - bottom of frig I forgot about. It got shoved to the back when preparing for company. It had a 'best by' date of Jan.1. It is still very yummy - with a bit of a zip!!! Yep, I am going to drink it all!
*Been saving newspapers for painting and other cleaning jobs.
*Used water from dehumidifier (from basement after rains) in the washer
*I have a couple broken clay pots out in the yard and some broken plastic pots (years old). I will transfer dirt to new pots I have stored in shed and the pots will be broken more and placed in the bottom for drainage. Will get re-use of the pots and soil again!!!!
*Used stale buns for toast and garlic toast
* Had just a tiny bit of vinegar left in a jar - put in in my bottle of Dawn w/water added for dishes. Doesn't it look pretty? They vinegar aids in cutting grease.
Just odds and ends - using some things in unconventional ways. It is always fun to figure out new ways for old things.
What have you been using in new ways? Looking for new ideas!!!!!!