1. Cut a 24 ounce chunk of cheddar into four sections. Divide one section into 1 ounce sticks.
2. Shred each of the remaining sections in a food processor.
3. You end up with 3 – 6 ounce packages of shredded cheese and 6 – 1 ounce sticks. I cut once stick into chunks and put it on my salad. I paid 6.25 for the chunk of cheese. It would cost me $12.00 if I bought the cheese already shredded and a package of crumbles.
The first way I posted to cut cheese was…
Cut it yourself. My husband likes a slice of cheese on his sandwich at lunch. I am a salad girl and I like chunks of cheese or cheese crumbles on my salad. We prefer real cheese over cheese food. We no longer purchase packages of sliced, individually wrapped cheese. We now buy a pound of cheese. I cut the end off to make the chunk the size of a piece of bread. David slices it up for his sandwiches. I cut the end piece into cubes and have enough for five or six cubes of cheese on my salad all week-long. Another trick is to slice the end and use two narrow pieces of cheese per sandwich. It goes a lot further.”
I just put a whole chicken in the oven, slathered in butter, sprinkled with Tarragon, salt and pepper, stuck on the center of a Bundt pan, on top of a cookie sheet. I like simple meals without a lot of fancy, expensive ingredients. During spring, we ache to be outside and the last thing we want to do is slave over a hot stove!
Here is another easy, meal with a only a few ingredients.
One Skillet Supper
1 lb. hamburger
Salt and Pepper
In an electric skillet, layer the hamburger. Sprinkle with onion and salt and pepper.
Add a layer of potatoes.
Add a layer of carrots.
Cook on 350 for an hour. Do not remove lid or turn food over.
I serve it with ketchup. It is an easy meal that cooks while you play!
I’m supposed to be working on my taxes…but I thought I would pause and share my discovery. Being “Frugalfish” meant for the last couple decades I have itemized deductions. Yesterday I finished recording and documenting the items I donated to “Good Will” in 2011.
In order to document my donations, I took pictures of them, had an itemized list, (noting new items) and the receipt from Good Will.
Mr. Frugalfish and I went over the receipts and determined the size of the boxes. Using option #1, we could deduct $750.00.
He went through the itemized list, using the valuation sheet, and found the deduction to be $792.00. He noted most items as new or having a high value. I do not count them as a high value unless the tags are still on them.
I used itsdeductibleonline.intuit.com to come up with valuations. I listed 99% of the items at medium value. For the items not listed there, I went to Ebay.com and looked up the amount they were selling for. I printed off the Ebay pages as documentation should I ever be audited. Since I tend to go low on my values, I don’t worry about an audit. My total was $963.92!