Share your household hints and recipes


Please share your household hints and recipes so that everyone can learn from them. I will start by sharing some of mine.  Last night (Monday), I saved myself from having to make a meal.  I had been out most of the day due to a medical appointment and had a mountain of washing to hang out when I got home.  A dig through the fridge turned up left-over roast chicken and cooked potatoes which were in their jackets. (They were the left-overs from Saturday’s meal). I had cooked extra potatotes and the chicken was reasonally big as well, so there was some left.  They were put into the fridge in the closed pot that I cooked them in the oven.  I took that out and popped it in the oven at 200 degrees C.  and then I also found the left-overs from Sunday’s meal.  Some mince meat (or as Americans call it ground beef), that had been cooked with the spices and the sauce (from a shop brought pack) for Mexican Tacos.  I heated up the meat sauce for a little while in the microwave and put it into tacos.  There were no complaints.  The family seemed to enjoy this “left-over” meal and I felt very pleased with the outcome, especially because I was sqeezed for time and felt tired after hanging out all that washing.  I think that there is even some left over roast chicken that I can have cold today, with a made up salad that we can have in the backyard in the sun, or down at the park for a picnic.