What a Costco rotisserie chicken is worth:
; Three enchiladas
; 23 English Cornish pasties (chicken-vegetable pies)
; 4 cups of chicken broth made from the bones
Would you say I’m stretching it?
—Diana Sabel, Gig Harbor, Washington
Save the mesh bags that produce comes in and reuse them. The big
bags work great for sifting compost to sort out the large chunks. The small
coarse bags can be turned into kitchen scrubbers. Cut off all metal bits,
tie a knot in one end and fill it full of other mesh bags until it’s a comfortable size for your hand. Scrunch it in and tie a knot to close. Last, use the
bags for bath scrubs.
The large burlap rice bags work great for storing flower bulbs in the
winter; they even have a handle already.
—Rebecca Thelen, Saint Louis Park, Minnesota
To use all the lemons in a large bag, squeeze some and freeze the juice in ice cube trays. (You can transfer the cubes to a freezer bag.) Use one cube in each glass of ice tea or lemonade for extra flavor without diluting the drink as ice cubes do. —Carol C. Godwin, Brighton, Michigan
My family loves slices
of fresh lemon in our drinks. To
keep the lemons as fresh as possible,
slice them and lay them on a small tray in
the freezer for about 30 minutes. Then store the loose, frozen
slices in a freezer bag in the freezer. Whenever you want some lemon
for drinks, juicing or grating, pull out as many slices as needed.
—Meredith Hilt, Bluemont, Virginia
Save time and energy by using the clear plastic apple
containers to store your holiday ornaments. The clear
containers make items easy to see, and the shape keeps
the items separated and safe.
—Sandi Hill, Kirkland, Washington
The wooden boxes that clementines come in have so
many uses! At home, they are the perfect fit to hold the large-size seasonings and spices that Costco sells. One clementine
box holds about 8 different spice containers, lots of gravy and
mix packets, as well as many other small items in the pantry.
—Patti Pitkin, Plainville, Connecticut