Homemade T-Shirt Scarf !Recycle that old T-Shirt!

How to make a Homemade T-Shirt Scarf

This is the Segment that I did for the LiveWell Network Show DEALS.

Gather your t-shirt, scissors and your creativity.

1.  Infinity Scarf ** (See below)

2.  Fringe Scarf
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Cut the t-shirt under the arms and again at the bottom seam.
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**STOP HERE FOR THE INFINITY SCARF!  THAT EASY!

Take the middle of the t-shirt and stretch it with your hands.  Widen your arms to stretch the shirt wide.  The ends will begin to roll a little.
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Cut 1 inch deep fringe on the top and the bottom of the shirt.  Make each cut about 1/3 inch apart.

Then cut the middle of the shirt.

Stretch again then tie a small piece of material to secure the two circles together.

Enjoy your custom made scarf.
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3.  Rope Scarf
Cut under arms and cut bottom seam off t-shirt.

Cut lengthwise strips to create rope like pieces.  Tie together with an additional piece of fabric from the t-shirt.

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4.  Ruffle Scarf

Cut under arms and at the bottom seam of the t-shirt.
Use a 9 inch plate to outline circles on the front of a t-shirt.
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Cut circles out of t-shirt (front and back together)
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You will have (at least) 8 circles.

Cut a spiral in each circle.
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Then run your hand down the length of the fabric to stretch each piece.

Do this several time on each.  This will create a “ruffle” look.

Tie all pieces together with an additional piece of t-shirt fabric.
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Enjoy your Ruffle Scarf!

Make sure to check out the video instructions.

Make 3 Dinners out of 1 Pack of Chicken

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Out of one pack of chicken you can make three dinners for a family of four.

The family pack of chicken cost $8.46.  (4.25lbs @ $1.99/lb)

We can stretch the chicken into three different dinners.

Grilled chicken Dinner with salad and corn, Thai Chicken Stir fry over rice and

Cilantro Lime Tacos with Spanish beans and rice.

Start off by slicing the top 1/3 off of each chicken breast.

It is easier to cut chicken horizontally (split) when it is really cold (almost frozen).

This stabilizes the chicken and you can slice the chicken easily.

Use this top cut of the chicken breast to grill for your first night’s dinner.

Season with salt,  pepper and Cajun seasoning before putting on the grill.

Serve with salad and vegetable.

 

Grilled Chicken Plate:
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While your chicken is grilling use the time to prepare for your next two meals.

 

Split the reaming chicken into two equal portions.

 

Grab two quart or gallon freezer bags if you are not going to be using the chicken in the next couple of days.

 

Cut one portion of chicken into cubes and place in freezer bag.  Marinade in olive oil, fresh cut up cilantro,

1/2 fresh lime juice and tajin seasoning.  Add a dash of cayenne pepper if you like it spicy.

At this point, freeze or put in refrigerator for later use.

When you are ready to cook, sauté chicken until done.

Shred chicken and serve on tortillas with lettuce, tomatoes, fresh cilantro and a squeeze of lime over the top.

Add rice and beans to make it a complete meal.
Cilantro Lime Chicken Tacos Plate:

 

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While the chicken is still very cold, cut into slices, put in freezer bag and marinate

with soy sauce, olive oil, minced garlic and ginger.

Freeze or put in refrigerator for later use.

When you are ready to make your Thai Chicken Stir Fry,

Sauté chicken in olive oil and minced garlic until fully cooked.

Add 1/2 cup peanut butter to pan

Add 3/4 cup water or chicken broth

Stir until peanut butter is dissolved into a sauce

Add one large pack of frozen stir fry vegetables

Add soy sauce to taste

Serve over rice
Thai Chicken Stir Fry:
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Enjoy your quick and frugal meals.

Remember that only $8.46 was spent on all three of these dinners combined.

Homemade Granola – Never Buy Store Bought Again!

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Recently our Eight Year old discovered yogurt parfaits.

Yogurt layered with granola and fruit.  Really yummy and quite good for you.

The bags of granola sold in the grocery store can range in price from $3 to $12.  (Really, I am not kidding)

I started reading the labels on every package and found that some had ingredients that I would not have thought to be found in granola.  Then, I started looking at the cost to make my own.

Not surprisingly, I was convinced that making my own would not only control all the ingredients but also save us money.

I could make one large batch of granola for the price of one 8 -10 ounce bag.

List of Ingredients:

6 Cups Old Fashioned Granola (Not Quick Oats)

1 Cup Honey

2 Large Eggs – Use Whites Only

1/2 Cup Melted (then Cooled) Coconut Oil

1 tbsp. Ground Cinnamon

1 1/2  tbsp. Vanilla

1/2 Cup Maple Syrup

1/4 Tsp. Salt

3 Cups Assorted Dried Fruit ( I used raisins, cranberries, apricots, dates and blueberries)

1 1/2 Cup Chopped Nuts (if desired)

 

Directions: 

Pre Heat Oven to 275*F

In a large bowl combine: Honey, Egg Whites, Coconut Oil, Cinnamon, Vanilla, Maple Syrup and Salt.

Reserve 1/2 cup of mixture in a medium sized bowl

Add 6 Cups Oats into the Honey Mixture and combine well

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Toss in Nuts if Desired

Spread evenly on a rimmed baking sheet ( I use parchment paper)

Bake for 30 minutes at 275 degrees F

In your medium sized bowl, add dried fruit to your reserved mixture

Combine well

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Remove granola from oven and add dried fruit to pan.

Mix carefully, Oats will be Hot.

After Oats and Fruit are combined

Spread mixture out evenly

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Bake for 40 minutes at 275*F

Let Cool then Enjoy!

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Keep in an airtight container.

Let me know what you add in your granola and If you like this recipe.

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How to cook Spaghetti Squash – Tutorial

Have you even heard of Spaghetti Squash?  Most likely not.  But if you give it a try you may find it as versatile as I do.

Many of my friends have no idea what the yellow football shaped squash is… much less, how to prepare it for dinner.

It has a buttery taste that can be paired with many types of cuisines. It is very easy to prepare. Most of the time, I just cut it open scoop out the seeds and stick it in the microwave for 6 to 8 minutes. But, today I am cooking it with other vegetables in the oven.

This is the mysterious Spaghetti Squash. It can be found easily in every grocery store around.
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With a chef’s knife, cut the squash in half. *This is the hardest part of preparation. Be careful, the shape is sometimes hard to handle and getting through the skin can be tiresome. The inside is hollow with seeds, so once the knife has punctured the skin it can be easily maneuvered to split into two halves.

Scrape out the seeds with a spoon.
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Rub Extra Virgin Olive Oil all over the inside of each half of the Squash. Season with salt and pepper.
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You can bake just like this, but I like to put extra vegetables in the squash for added flavor. And it looks pretty!
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Bake at 375F for 20 -30 minutes.

Let cool.

Scrape inside of Squash with fork before serving.

The texture of this spaghetti looking squash is much they same as an over cooked noodle.  Sorry to all the al-dente eaters out there.  You can actually use the squash in place if noodles if you like or just use it as a fun vegetable.

I find this squash very useful in our gluten free diet adventures.  It has a rich buttery taste that pairs well with most foods.
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Enjoy!

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Homemade Cleaners = Saving Money

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What a great way to organize that dreaded cabinet under the sink.

Plus this way you can fit more stuff!

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