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Homestead Hack: Don’t Waste Onion Trimmings!

by Texas Homesteader ~
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Recently I was trying to chop some purple onions for the freezer. I had so many of them and used as many as I could fresh.

But I also wanted to make sure they didn’t go bad before I could use them all. Plus it’s so nice to have chopped onions as close as my freezer to simply toss into any recipe.

As I was trimming those tough neck parts & the hard-to-chop dense section on the bottom where the roots once were, I paused before I tossed the wasted parts into my compost bucket. 

There might still be a way to put these wasted parts to good use…

HOMESTEAD HACK: DON'T WASTE ONION TRIMMINGS! I'm Using the tougher trimmed parts from onions to replace an item I used to have to buy #TexasHomesteader

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5 Frugal Tasks Today To Save Money – Simple Dessert, Food Waste, Decluttering

by Texas Homesteader ~

RancherMan & I are able to live & work here on our Homestead – a place that speaks to our hearts – because we are very careful with our finances. You know what they say, “small leaks sink great ships” or, you know, something like that…

Anyway, my point is that by paying attention to the smaller things, living frugally just becomes a way of life. There’s really no sacrifice, just a consciousness of frugal tasks that make sense in the flow of our days. In my case frugality is only part of the reason I’m paying attention – many times those same tasks are also environmentally friendly too. And that’s a two-fer win for me!

5 FRUGAL TASKS To Save Money: By paying attention, living frugally just becomes a way of life. Frugal tasks are natural in the flow of our days #TexasHomesteader

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How To Eat 1 Chicken In 6 Different Ways – Using It ALL!

by Texas Homesteader ~ 

How many different meals can you make from a single whole chicken? I found six different ways to enjoy that whole chicken I cooked. I was surprised at how many times that one bird could feed us using the leftover chicken too. We’ve really gotten a lot of mileage with different meals out of this one bird. Check it out!

1 CHICKEN, 6 WAYS - Using It ALL! Thinking outside the box I fed my family several delicious meals with just 1 chicken and wasted nothing. #TexasHomesteader

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How To Make Rice More Flavorful For FREE!

by Texas Homesteader ~ 

I make rice often. It’s inexpensive and lends itself to many different flavors of your meal. But I’ve found a way to make my rice even more flavorful and nutritious versus cooking it in plain water. And it’s FREE!

Use Whatcha Got is what I always say! Check out this Homestead Hack. 

've discovered an easy way to really intensify the flavor of rice when I prepare it. Check out this Homestead Hack! #TexasHomesteader Continue reading

Mother Earth News Post: Food Waste

by Texas Homesteader~ 

Food waste – it’s everywhere! From culls in the grower’s field due to produce that’s the wrong size or shape, to transportation losses, to losses in the grocery store. 

And yes, even once that hard-earned money has been plunked down by the consumer to purchase that food, way too much ends up in the trash. But there are many ways to combat food waste.

For instance, many times edible food is thrown into dumpsters by the ton for fear of litigation if a donation were to unknowingly cause someone to get sick. But did you know there is legal protection for those who donate edible food in good faith?

That and many more food waste reduction ideas are listed on my article written for the Mother Earth News, check it out.

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ZUCCHINI Noodles with Leftover Chicken & Herb-Bombs!

by Texas Homesteader
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This time of year many gardeners that are absolutely sick of zucchini. They’ve already eaten as much steamed zucchini side dishes and made it into every casserole they can think of. They’ve passed much of their zucchini overload on to friends, family and even complete strangers (why can I never run into these gardeners??! LOL) 

I’ve heard about using zucchini for low-carb noodles and I was intrigued. Although RancherMan & I don’t specifically strive to eat low-carb, I do try alternatives when I can find a tasty one and we both love zucchini anyway so…  Check it out!

I've heard about using zucchini for low-carb noodles and I was intrigued. I do try alternatives when I can find a tasty one - check it out! #TexasHomesteader

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Quick Homemade Chicken Pot Pie Using Leftover Chicken

by Texas Homesteader ~ 

Looking for a fast supper idea? Chicken Pot Pie from scratch is super fast when you use leftover chicken.

I made the pie crusts & cream of chicken soup from scratch too but you can use purchased crust & soup instead if you like. Fast, easy & DELICIOUS! 

Chicken Pot Pie from scratch using leftover Chicken. I Made The Pie Crusts & Cream Of Chicken Soup From Scratch Too. Easy & DELICIOUS! #TexasHomesteader

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