Ranch Style Bean And Beef Goulash

1 lb. Lean ground Beef
1 Med. onion, chopped
1 Can Whole Kernel corn, undrained
16 oz Tomato sauce
2 Cups water
2 T Garlic salt
1 Can Ranch Style beans
1/3 Cup Chili Powder
1 ~14oz Can diced tomatoes
2 Cups Lg elbow macaroni

Brown beef, and onion.
Add in Corn, tomato sauce, tomatoes,Chili powder,Garlic salt, Beans,and water.
Let all cook together for about 30 minutes, then bring to a boil. Add in macaroni.Cook until soft.
Serve with Garlic Bread.

How Much Should I Charge For Yard Sale Items

Having a yard sale is a great way to make some quick cash and de-clutter your home in the process. But the age old question still remains; how much should I charge for yard sale items? In this article, I have a few tips to share with you that should give you more bang for the buck.

Properly pricing your items can mean the difference between making a good amount of money or having tons of leftover stuff that you either have to haul away to a thrift store, or repackage back up and store away for another time. By pricing your items for a fair price, you keep the repeat yard sale gurus coming back for more deals later on when you choose to have another yard sale later in the season. Hard core shoppers remember addresses where the best deals were found, so always try to make a good first impression with your pricing.

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Yard Sale Price Guide

You have decided to have a yard sale. You’ve been through all the rooms in your home, collected your items, placed them in piles for pricing, so now all you have to do is start tagging them. How much should you charge? In this article, I have put together a yard sale price guide to help you charge a fair amount for your items. By pricing them strategically, you will be assuring to have repeat customers in the future!

Let’s take a look at some of the most common items:
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Yard Sale Tips

Yard sales are a quick and easy way to earn some extra money and get rid of some clutter from your home in the process. I have put together some great yard sale tips from my experience as the seller.

The best time to hold a yard sale are the first and third weekends of the month. Most families get paid on the 1st and 15th of every month and that is when they tend to do most of their shopping. Never hold a yard sale on a holiday weekend (unless that is part of a tradition of a holiday weekend). Your customers will be few and far between.
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Arm Roast in Crock Pot

2 lb peeled and cut carrots(cut into thirds)
1 onion cut into chunks
1 arm roast
1pkg dry Brown gravy mix
1pkg dry Italian dressing mix
1pkg dry Ranch mix

Put carrots and onion on bottom of crock pot with the roast sitting on top. Mix the dry mixes together and pat on the top of roast. Add 1/2 cup water to bottom of crock pot. Cook 6-8 hours.

(Editor’s note:  Here is a link I found which will  help explain cuts of beef just in case you are not familiar with the term Arm Roast.  TexasBeef.org )

Freezer Egg Cheese and Sausage English Muffins

It gets really expensive fast to stop through a drive through for your morning breakfast. I found that with just a little time, I can put together breakfast and keep it in my deep freeze.
I find that my version of the Egg **Muffin is much cheaper too.

You will need:
I get English muffins from the local bread outlet store
Kraft slices cheese
Meat of your choice-I got sausage slices on sale and cooked them ahead of time.

Open the English muffins. On one side put a slice of cheese and a piece of meat. On the other side place a medium poached egg. Put the sandwiches together and place in zip-locks and put in freezer. The can be microwaved to warm up,and the ziplocks washed and reused.
I figure that with buying the supplies on sale, my breakfast muffins cost about
.70 each.I usually make a dozen at a time. Add some fruit and a glass of milk for a well rounded breakfast.

Fiber Supplement Substitute

Do you currently take a fiber supplement or have considered taking one? Before you plunk down more than $10 a jar for a supplement that offers a few grams of fiber per serving, consider this:

one half cup serving of Fiber One Original Cereal provides 14 grams of fiber and 60 calories. You can snack on a few pieces with your breakfast and receive the same amount of fiber you would get in your expensive supplement. It also makes a great addition to any breakfast cereal you’re already eating. Pick this stuff up on sale and with a coupon, and you have a very cheap source of fiber.

Vegitarian Vegetable Soup

I ended up with a surplus of canned mixed vegetables and thought it would be a great idea to make vegetable soup but the only kind my kids will eat is the vegitarian vegetable or alphabet soup campbells makes.  Any recipes would be great.

How To Hold An Online Yard Sale

Last year, I discovered how to hold an online yard sale. The weather was not cooperating with me for two solid weeks and I had already placed two separate ads in the local newspaper—only to turn around and have to cancel them because of the rain. I began to think, there has to be something I can do to sell my stuff without having to go through this again. It was then that someone turned me on to Craiglist.

Did you know that you can have an online yard sale and still make an armload of cash? I’ve put together some of my strategies and ideas for making the most of an online sale while using Craiglist as the main catalyst for selling my items. So how do I do it you ask? Well the good thing about Craiglist is that it is absolutely free to use! No hidden fees or charges for loading pictures.  No added fees.  It is totally and one hundred percent free!
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How To Freeze Individual Meal Portions

Previously, I shared a tip I had about container free storage that involved freezing items with a high moisture content (casseroles, sauces etc.)  Click on the link here:  container free freezer storage – maximizing freezer space

This is about how to freeze individual items.  Here  is an example:

I love making my mom’s Stuffed Banana Pepper recipe. It is a lot of work to make these peppers so I try to make a double recipe. Once the peppers are made I lay them out on a parchment paper lined baking sheet and place the baking sheet into the freezer. Once the peppers are frozen, I place them in a freezer Ziploc bag.

I also use this method for cookies. I make the cookie dough, scoop the cookies onto parchment paper lined cookie sheet and place them in the freezer. Once frozen I place them into a freezer Ziploc bag. To reheat just place them frozen onto a cookie sheet and bake them by adding an additional couple minutes.

By freezing food ahead it can help save money and time. Hope these tips help.

Easy Disposable Baby Wipes

Put a 1/2 paper towel roll in a plastic container that you can find at the grocery store that will fit it perfectly.
Mix together and pour in the center of Bounty paper towel roll that has been cut in half:

2 cups water
2 Tbsp. Baby Wash
3 Tbsp. Baby Oil

Once the cardboard roll softens from the liquid, just pull it out and then pull towels out from the center.

This was submitted by Debby Hall of InteriorDecoratingToday.com
Thank you Debby!

Easy Disposable Baby Wipes

Steps to a More Organized Home

Is clutter driving you crazy? Would you like to have a more organized home? I’ve put together a few steps you can take to make sure that your home life will be less cluttered and your stress level will be lower! Remember, an organized and tidy home is a happy home. By learning how to organize your home and by keeping it organized, your life will run more smoothly.

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Zucchini Jam

Fruits and berries are spendy, but you or a friend are likely to have an abundance of zucchini. Also, pectin can be costly. This jam recipe bypasses both and is absolutely delicious!

6 C peeled and shredded zucchini
(remove seeds)
6 C sugar
1 16 oz. can crushed pineapple,undrained
1 6 oz Jello (any flavor)

Shred zucchini,
Put in large stock pot,
Cook on low heat until boiling
Stir often
Boil 10 minutes
Keep stirring

Add lemon juice, sugar and pineapple
Cook over medium heat,
Stirring constantly for 10 minutes more

Remove pan from heat,
Add Jello
Stir 1 minute

Ladle jam into hot jars


Zucchini Relish

The next time you forget to lock your car and later find the back seat full of zucchini, don’t despair. Instead make this delicious sweet relish!

(Note from Hillbilly Housewife… That is so funny and so true.  Anyone who grows zucchini or has a neighbor, family, or friend who does, knows all about getting rid of their crop.  Desperate measures to be sure, and very funny indeed!)

10 cups ground zucchini(6 good sized)
4 cups ground onions (3 large)
5 T. salt

Let stand overnight.

Drain and rinse in cold water.

2 1/4 Cups vinegar
6 cups sugar
1 T nutmeg
1 T dry mustard
1 T turmeric
1 T corn starch
2 t celery seen
1/2 t pepper
1 red bell pepper chopped fine (grind)
1 green bell pepper chopped fine (grind)

Cook 30 minutes

Seal with hot jars and lids

Makes 7 pints or 3 1/2 quarts

Great on meat or egg sandwiches, in potato salad, etc.rovents