Monday, June 4, 2012

Money Saving Monday

This week's money saving tips:

1.  Don't throw out over-ripe bananas.  If you don't have time right away to bake with them, peel them and put them in the freezer.  They work great for making banana bread and muffins.   Just take bananas out of the freezer and let warm to room temperature.  Then add them to your recipe.  We also like to use them for milk shakes.  Just put your shake ingredients in a blender and add the frozen banana.  Yum!  Nice treat on a hot summer day.

Bananas peeled and ready for the freezer.

2.  Freeze those extra garden beans.  We don't plant enough green beans to can because of our limited garden space.  However, sometimes we end up with just a few more then we can eat.  My aunt suggested I freeze them.  It works great and takes little time.   Letting food go to waste is like throwing money away.  Glad to have those few bags of beans in the freezer.  It will save buying beans for well over a month.

Blanched green beans ready to put in the freezer.

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