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    Senior Member Lyncat's Avatar
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    Hahaha, just tonight I put a little water in the jar and shook it to get the rest of the spaghetti sauce out. I must be a genius!

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    i too was raised very frugal my mom taught me a lot of tips to extend things futher and I still use them HOWEVER one thing that used to really bug me was people putting water in a ketchup bottle used to tell my dh if Mr heinz wanted more water in the ketchup he would put it in. lol however I would stand the bottle upside down to let it all drain if you have patience it will eventually all drain out

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    that is so funny. I don't just do that in the kitchen but with shampoo even . when i was working for a catering couple also found out that when we ran out of whipped butter for a wedding just take the regular butter or margerine put it in a mixer and add a few ice cube at a time till whipped. now the question is why it is more expensive at the store?

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    Well I love the magazine you are talking about and always wanted to attend one of their cooking schools .. But alas umm maybe not so much now !LOL I learned that years and I do mean years ago when Mom was on food stamps as she had cancer and couldn't work. I did alot of the cooking in the family, so waste not want not.
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    My mom thought me to cut open those plastic bottles to get the last of it out.

    Quote Originally Posted by sewmom View Post
    I hate wasting the last little bit in a bottle too. Has anyone noticed that in a pump bottle of lotion, it quits dispensing when there is at least an inch of lotion left in the bottle? Such a pain! So I heat it in the microwave nad pour it into something easier to empty. It is a hassle, but I am not throwing it out!
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    Did happen to know this but...........this might be why people are afraid to ask questions. None of us know anything until someone tells us. One of my grandchildren didn't know what a broom was. Some don't know what an iron is for etc.
    Maybe we could help, not make fun of.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sewmom View Post
    I hate wasting the last little bit in a bottle too. Has anyone noticed that in a pump bottle of lotion, it quits dispensing when there is at least an inch of lotion left in the bottle? Such a pain! So I heat it in the microwave nad pour it into something easier to empty. It is a hassle, but I am not throwing it out!
    I think the soap is too thick, so pour half into another pump container and add water to both. Gently swirl the water/ soap mixture....now you have 2 bottles of hand soap.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LenaBeena View Post
    My friends and I , all in our 60's and 70's recently attended a cooking school given by a popular recipe magazine. I will not repeat all the snide remarks from our husbands about learning to cook at our ages!!! We said if they wanted to eat again they should keep quiet!!! Anyway we went to the event and enjoyed tasty samples, received a few free nick-nacks, laughed at the comedian, and won a years subscription to the magazine. We watched the cooking demonstrations and whispered among ourselves at what we could substitute for their very expensive ingredients. Then came the 'clincher". The speaker promised to give us the "best tip ever" to use when cooking. We waited through the whole long selling bit and finally he said to get ready to write it down. Pencils were poised, breaths held, eyes glued on him and here it came................."When you have a bit of sauce left in a jar, add a few spoons of water, shake it and you will get more out." HUH? THAT WAS THE BEST TIP EVER? My friends and I looked around at all the hundreds of women, many our age, who were frantically writing and nodding to each other and saying what a great idea. We were stunned! Doesn't everyone know this?
    Well, I do and when it is a pasta sauce use red or white wine and give it a shake voila even better pasta sauce
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    have rinsed jars and cans for years.
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    Duh! Guess we just store these things in the back of our non-electronic brains, and use these ideas when we can.

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