Saturday, August 17, 2013

Magic Mix



 Magic Mix

4 cups instant nonfat dry milk
1 cup (2 sticks) margarine
1 cup flour OR 1/2 cup cornstarch
Combine dry milk, flour or cornstarch and margarine in a large bowl and mix until it looks like cornmeal. Keep mix tightly covered in the refrigerator. Makes 5 cups of mix. Use it to make the following:

Magic Cream Soup
4 cups water
2 cups Magic Mix
1 cube or 1 tsp bouillon granules
Combine in a saucepan: water, Magic Mix and bouillon. Stir over medium heat until slightly thick. Add ONE of these: 3 carrots, mashed; 3 potatoes, cooked and chopped and 1 T diced onion; 1 package chopped spinach, cooked; or 1 can cream-style corn and 1 T chopped onion. Makes about 6 cups of soup. Good way to use up little dabs of left over cooked vegetables.

Magic Sauce
2/3 cup Magic Mix
1 cup water
In saucepan combine Magic Mix and water, making sure the dry milk is dissolved. Stir over medium heat until it starts to bubble. Add cooked meat, cheese or veggies to the hot sauce. Makes 1 cup. Use Magic Sauce for all recipes calling for a white or cream sauce. Especially tasty when substituting chicken or beef broth for the water.

Magic Pudding
1/4 cup sugar
2 cups Magic Mix
2 cups water
1 tsp vanilla (Optional)

Combine in a saucepan: Magic Mix, water, and sugar . Stir over medium heat until pudding bubbles. Add vanilla and beat. Cover and cool. FOR CHOCOLATE PUDDING: Combine 3 TBS cocoa with the sugar and follow the original steps. Makes 2 cups pudding or 4 1/2 cup servings. If using artificial sugar, stir equivalent amount after taking from the heat. The artificial sugar gets bitter otherwise.

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Do It On a Dime



Call me crazy -- but life seems so much better... when I have a organize home -- even more so, when done on a dime!! Here's a little lady who can show you how it's done! 




Tuesday, August 06, 2013

Butter vs Margarine

"Pass The Butter ... Please.This is interesting . .. . Margarine was originally manufactured to fatten turkeys. When it killed the turkeys, the people who had put all the money into the research wanted a payback so they put their heads together to figure out what to do with this product to get their money back.It was a white substance with no food appeal so they added the yellow colouring and sold it to people to use in place of butter. How do you like it? They have come out with some clever new flavourings.... DO YOU KNOW.. The difference between margarine and butter? Read on to the end...gets very interesting!Both have the same amount of calories. Butter is slightly higher in saturated fats at 8 grams; compared to 5 grams for margarine. Eating margarine can increase heart disease in women by 53% over eating the same amount of butter, according to a recent Harvard Medical Study. Eating butter increases the absorption of many other nutrients in other foods.Butter has many nutritional benefits where margarine has a few and only because they are added! Butter tastes much better than margarine and it can enhance the flavours of other foods. Butter has been around for centuries where margarine has been around for less than 100 years .And now, for Margarine.. Very High in Trans fatty acids.Triples risk of coronary heart disease ... Increases total cholesterol and LDL (this is the bad cholesterol) and lowers HDL cholesterol, (the good cholesterol) Increases the risk of cancers up to five times..Lowers quality of breast milk Decreases immune response.Decreases insulin response. And here's the most disturbing fact... HERE IS THE PART THAT IS VERY INTERESTING! Margarine is but ONE MOLECULE away from being PLASTIC... and shares 27 ingredients with PAINT.These facts alone were enough to have me avoiding margarine for life and anything else that is hydrogenated (this means hydrogen is added, changing the molecular structure of the substance). Open a tub of margarine and leave it open in your garage or shaded area. Within a couple of days you will notice a couple of things:* no flies, not even those pesky fruit flies will go near it (that should tell you something)* it does not rot or smell differently because it has no nutritional value ; nothing will grow on it. Even those teeny weeny microorganisms will not a find a home to grow.Why? Because it is nearly plastic . Would you melt your Tupperware and spread that on your toast?Share This With Your Friends.....(If you want to butter them up')! Chinese Proverb: When someone shares something of value with you and you benefit from it, you have a moral obligation to share it with others. Pass the BUTTER PLEASE" - THANKS NATHAN NEELY
 
Pass The Butter ... Please....

This is interesting!!

Margarine was originally manufactured to fatten turkeys. When it killed the turkeys, the people who h...ad put all the money into the research wanted a payback so they put their heads together to figure out what to do with this product to get their money back.

It was a white substance with no food appeal so they added the yellow colouring and sold it to people to use in place of butter. How do you like it? They have come out with some clever new flavourings....

DO YOU KNOW.. The difference between margarine and butter?

Read on to the end...gets very interesting!

Both have the same amount of calories.
Butter is slightly higher in saturated fats at 8 grams; compared to 5 grams for margarine.

Eating margarine can increase heart disease in women by 53% over eating the same amount of butter, according to a recent Harvard Medical Study.


Eating butter increases the absorption of many other nutrients in other foods.
Butter has many nutritional benefits where margarine has a few and only because they are added!

Butter tastes much better than margarine and it can enhance the flavours of other foods.

Butter has been around for centuries where margarine has been around for less than 100 years .

And now, for Margarine..

Very High in Trans fatty acids.

Triples risk of coronary heart disease ...

Increases total cholesterol and LDL (this is the bad cholesterol) and lowers HDL cholesterol, (the good cholesterol)

Increases the risk of cancers up to five times..

Lowers quality of breast milk

Decreases immune response.

Decreases insulin response.

And here's the most disturbing fact... HERE IS THE PART THAT IS VERY INTERESTING!

Margarine is but ONE MOLECULE away from being PLASTIC... and shares 27 ingredients with PAINT.

These facts alone were enough to have me avoiding margarine for life and anything else that is hydrogenated (this means hydrogen is added, changing the molecular structure of the substance).

Open a tub of margarine and leave it open in your garage or shaded area. Within a couple of days you will notice a couple of things:

 * no flies, not even those pesky fruit flies will go near it (that should tell you something)

* it does not rot or smell differently because it has no nutritional value ; nothing will grow on it. Even those teeny weeny microorganisms will not a find a home to grow.


Why? Because it is nearly plastic . Would you melt your Tupperware and spread that on your toast?

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When someone shares something of value with you and you benefit from it, you have a moral obligation to share it with others.