So this week the FedEx man pulled into my driveway with a mystery package...it was like Christmas (only after Christmas). After seeing what was in the package my memory came back and I remembered that I had signed up to Blog about this amazing product a while back and had just forgotten about it...enough about my forgetful self....moving on...
So, the legal stuff first...Borax provided me with a free sample of their product for this post. My participation is voluntary and my opinions, as always, are my own.
What is Borax? 20 Mule Team Borax is a 100% natural mineral from the earth. One removed from the ground it is washed, dried, and boxed for customers.
Borax is the common name for sodium tetraborate: a naturally occurring substance produced by the perpetual evaporation of seasonal lakes.
Absolutely nothing is added. No phosphates, chlorine, or other additive chemicals.
For more information than I care to type out you can check out their web site www.20muleteamlaundry.com and read about how it helps your laundry in hard water situations and many other uses.
There, now that that is out of the way I can tell you what I think of this amazing stuff.
I have been using 20 Mule Team Borax for several years now as one of the ingredients in my homemade laundry detergent. This stuff truly knocks my socks off as far as how it literally helps out the rest of the ingredients in doing their job. It is an amazing laundry booster and helps to remove stains as well...and believe me, with teenage boys as well as an 8 year old girl, there have been more than enough stains and sweaty arm pits around here. Oh, I also used Borax this past summer in an ant poison recipe I found...wow, the ants sure love to eat the stuff, but unfortunately for them...its an end to their colony after they take it back and share their find with the queen. Anyway, I give Borax two thumbs up, easily...and would absolutely recommend anyone who was thinking about it...to go ahead and try it! I am finding new uses through their web site myself, its just crazy the versatility of a product that I have passed so many times in the laundry aisle before.
If anyone is interested in my laundry soap or ant poison recipes please let me know...if there is any interest I might just do a blog about those as well.
Last but not least...Borax was kind enough to enclose some FREE coupons with my sample...in turn for you taking the time to read this blog I would love to reward a few of you with the coupons. So, first go here www.facebook.com/20MuleTeamBorax and LIKE them, then comment on their page with my blog site so they know how you found them. Then head over to my Facebook page www.facebook.com/pages/25-Hours-A-Day and leave a comment so that I can find you to message you for your address. After all that, leave a comment right here (below) about how you have already used Borax or what you most look forward to using it for. I'll give you all a couple days to get that done, then on Wednesday 1/9/13 (sometime in the evening) I will randomly pick the winners and contact you to mail out your coupons. I know that sounds like a lot, but really its 3 quick stops just to share the love with everyone. Thanks guys, you all really are the best of the best!
Wow! It has been over a year since I last posted here. Life took some crazy, busy, sharp turns...but here I am still alive!
I have missed this blog so much and all the fun people who read it and commented, emailed and got some use out of it. So here I am, I am back.
I have fallen from the frugal wagon and it was a hard fall that bruised me and taught me to strap in this time for the long haul. Being frugal really is a lifestyle and when you are not it makes you feel so lost.
Be sure to look back here for some great deals I find, some fun and yummy recipes, and lots more!
Oh, and send your friends and family too...why shouldn't everyone be on this wagon? :-)
Easy Crock Pot Lasagna
(sorry, no pictures...I will have to add them later)
1# Ground Beef or Chicken
1 jar spaghetti sauce
2 c. Cottage Cheese
2 c. shredded mozzarella cheese
1/2 c. shredded parmesan cheese
6 Whole lasagna noodles, regular, uncooked
1/4 c. water (I measure it into the sauce jar to rinse it good)
1. Brown ground meat. Put a small amount of sauce in the bottom of the crockpot to prevent sticking. Add water and remainder of sauce to meat. Stir until well blended.
2. Top thin layer of sauce already in crock pot with a layer of noodles, break them to fit all around.
3. Cover noodles with 1/2 cottage cheese, mozzarella and parmesan, then top cheese with meat mixture. Repeat layers with rest of ingredients.
4. Cook on low for 4 hours.
Side Note: this doubles well, I always double the recipe. Also I sometimes use only 1c. of cottage cheese and replace with 1 c. of ricotta...because I like it. You can also add mushrooms, onions, peppers...etc. You can also make it totally vege...lots of ways to tweek it! ENJOY!!
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So anyway, I was reading some blogs and came across this totally cute Easter project at Stacy Makes Cents.
You’ll need a quart mason jar, Peeps in your favorite color, brown sugar, cookie crumbs, and Easter M&Ms.
Pour your crumbs down in the jar to make your first layer. Reserve about ¼ cup of the crumbs. I think this is equivalent to one sleeve of graham crackers, crushed.
Now, arrange your Peeps around the side of the jar, sitting on the crumbs. I can’t tell you how many it will take because it depends on your jar, etc. Make sure they’re facing out, so they can see the world – otherwise they’re going to get claustrophobic in there. You want them to fit pretty tight. I used six.
Pour your reserved crumbs down in the middle of the Peeps. Then, put your brown sugar down in there too. You will use ¼ cup brown sugar. Pat it down just a bit to help stabilize the bunnies.
Now, pour your M&Ms (about 1c.) on top of the sugar. They should come pretty close to the top of the jar.
Seriously now, how cute is this???
You need to send a recipe with the jar. I mean, you could just sit down with a spoon and this jar and live a happy life. Here is what this recipe card says:
Empty jar contents into bowl. Cut bunnies into small pieces. Mix back into bowl. Melt 1 stick of butter. Add 1 ½ teaspoons vanilla. Pour into dry ingredients and mix well. Press into greased 9 inch pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes.