Sunday, October 18, 2015

If You are Out of...

From: theeasymarket.com
   If you’re out of mayonnaise or allergic to mayo because of the egg content use Ranch or Caesar salad dressing on tuna, BLT or any deli sandwich.  I am not a fan of mayo myself.  I find the salad dressing gives more flavor to the vegetables in the sandwich.  

From: walmartimages.com
   If you have ants in the house but you’re out of insecticides, try wiping the places where ants pass with Johnson Floor Wax, Pledge, Lysol wipes or spray.  Even glass cleaner spray would work.  All of those don’t have the harsh chemicals in insecticides that could be harmful to humans.

From: thisweekfordinner.com
   Fresh tomatoes can't be stored in the fridge too long.  If you see your tomatoes are about to spoil wash, chop and freeze in a plastic container. If you are out of fresh tomatoes but get canned tomato from Brown Bag you can use the canned tomato for Filipino food like ginisa or sinigang or sarciado.  Put what’s left in the can in a plastic container and keep in the freezer for future use.  

   If you are out of bread crumbs for fried chicken and you got potato chips laying around, enfold a few pieces in wax paper or paper towel.  Crush the chips with rolling pin or any glass jar.  The chips don’t have to be finely ground.  It will add flavor to the chicken.


   If you’re out of croutons but have a loaf of bread that’s about to spoil, make your own croutons with left over bread.  Mince some garlic and put them in a microwaveable dish with butter, let the butter boil.  Then put the garlic butter in bread and toast the bread in a toaster or a stove top oven.  Cut the toasted garlic bread in the size of regular croutons.  Keep the left over croutons in a Ziploc bag, with paper towel to absorb moisture, for future use.  The bread will stay a lot longer because it has been cooked dry.  

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