I was scouring the “Make a Note” website this morning and found this wonderful tidbits.
Some states have a variety of tax holidays, days when you can buy certain products without paying tax on them. Most of us are familiar with the school clothing/supplies holidays, but a few states are now doing hurricane and energy saving item tax holidays as well. To see if your state has tax holidays that can save you money, when they are, along with links to approved item lists and other information, go to...
Most of the hurricane holidays are imminent, so check your dates soon. NOTE TO FLORIDA RESIDENTS: If you are looking for your hurricane holiday, your state legislature decided to skip it this year, sorry. POST IT…on your computer and your calendar.
PROTECT YOUR FOOD FROM PLASTIC COMPOUNDS
Recent reports have found that more chemical compounds leech into our food from plastic containers than was originally thought. Many of us use a lot more plastic containers than we realize. So consider replacing plastic containers with glass or metal ones. Other items you might not think of that come into contact with food/drink…water bottles, travel mugs, measuring spoons/cups, cutting boards, utensils, pitchers, mixing bowls, etc. Here’s a link to an article with even more ideas on avoiding the chemicals…
RECIPE: FOR THAT INGREDIENT
It has been sitting in your cupboard for an eternity. That lone can or package of some ingredient that you bought at one time or another and never got around to using. You can’t even find the recipe you were going to use it with. Now you can find a way to use it without pouring through piles of recipes. Go to… http://allrecipes.com/Search/Ingredients.aspx
Enter the ingredient that you don’t have a recipe for, and then hit “Go” or enter. You will usually get a good variety of recipes to choose from. For example, I had a package of dry leek soup mix that had me at a loss. I entered it in, and now I have some veggie dip recipes and a slow cooked chicken dish to try. Hey, I’m guessing if it can come up with recipes for leek soup mix, then it can come up with recipes for your ingredient. It’s
a great way to clean out your cupboard a bit, without being wasteful. You may even find a new favorite recipe. POST IT…on the inside of the kitchen cupboard where you store your food, and/or with your recipes.
BACK ISSUE TREASURE: September 17th, 2003 Issue
(Hurricane Prep Sites, Legos, Practice Tests/Drills/Games, Italian Potato Salad, and More) Hurricane season isn’t that far away, and if you’d like to know what you might want to purchase during your state’s hurricane tax holiday, or how to prepare in other ways, check out the article in this back issue. You can also find a good source for Legos and practice tests/drills/games for almost any subject. Don’t forget the recipe for the Italian Potato Salad too. For all this & more, head to our back issue section by following the directions below. POST IT...on your computer.
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Have a great week everyone!