Today while I was in Walmart, I noticed that lemons were marked down from $.50 each to $.25 each. Cool! Half price! I grabbed a few since I am out of fresh lemon juice at home.
Did you ever notice that many recipes that call for lemon juice only call for a tablespoon or two? I do not need it very often and do not like to leave lemon juice in the fridge for long periods of time. I started using fresh lemon juice in my recipes instead.
I buy lemons when they are on sale (as I did today). I squeeze them, put the juice into my ice-cube trays, and place them in the freezer. When they are completely frozen, I transfer them to a zipper bag. Whenever I need a little lemon juice, I take out what I need. When I run out, I start the process all over again. This way I almost always have fresh lemon juice in the house to use in my cooking.
As I am typing this, I have a pot of ginger tea cooking on the stove. Ginger root is another thing I keep in the freezer. I don’t use it on a regular basis, so it does not go bad before I use it all.
What do you store in your freezer? I used to make my own baby food in ice-cube trays also, just like I do the lemon juice.
Today we had baked chicken, so we had rice as a side dish. Often when we have instant rice I will make it with chicken broth instead of water. I simply replace the amount of water needed with an equal amount of chicken broth. This adds a nice flavor to the rice. We love it this way. Give it a try, you might like it as well.
Here’s what we’re having this week:
- Crockpot Chili
- Mac & Cheese
- Green Beans with mushroom soup
What’s on your menu?
We just returned home from our trip to Florida. We had a really great time. Today we are trying to relax & rest. Tomorrow it is back to reality. I will be posting more as the week goes on. Just wanted to share a few pics today.
This time of the year, my hands always get very dried out and rough. This is probably because I don’t wear gloves or mittens as often as I should. In the summer it’s my feet that get so dried and cracked – probably because I go barefooted so much. Last summer a friend gave me a recipe for homemade hand cream. After I made it I was surprised at how well it worked. It’s really easy to make and pretty inexpensive. Here is the recipe so you can make some, too.
Homemade Hand Cream
- 16 oz. baby lotion
- 8 oz. vaseline
- 8 oz. Vitamin E Cream
Mix with electric mixer until it resembles icing. Put it in containers and that’s it! (I got the Vitamin E cream at Family Dollar for $1.00.) Easy & inexpensive – just the way I like things!