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Quick Questions on ANYTHING Old Style 3 (See first post for links to other threads)
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Old 13-11-2011, 5:41 AM
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Default Quick Questions on ANYTHING Old Style 3 (See first post for links to other threads)

Hi everyone,

This is a continuation of the original Quick Questions threads which you can find here QQ1 and here QQ2

If you have a quick question about anything Old Style that you think only needs a single answer (or maybe two ) then please ask it here.

There are a few "specialist" Quick Questions threads too - Freezing, Re-heating, Bread, Slow cookers, Food Safety, Pulses, Cleaning and more...

slow cooker quick questions thread

Freezing - quick questions thread. (see first post)

Quick Questions on sell by / use by dates / food safety.

Quick Questions on reheating

Pulses quick questions thread.

OS Cleaning quick questions...

Quick questions on bread making

Panasonic Breadmakers Tips and Quick Questions Thread

Baking Tips and Quick Questions

Quick Questions on “How To Start Being Old Style” Thread

Vegetarian quick questions thread


Good luck everyone
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Old 15-11-2011, 9:14 AM
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There was a thread on here recently with loads of tips on how to save money...and what people are doing..have come back (with pen and paper) and its vanished...what happened?
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We have lots of tips threads on all sorts of subjects - so gizza clue

Was it any of these...?

Great Tips - one liners

Great 'Isn't it obvious?' MoneySaving Hunt revisited

And all sorts of "Great" ideas... great things threads here on Old Style MoneySaving

And a whole bunch of "Tips" threads... tips threads here on Old Style MoneySaving
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Was it this one

Hard Times: How to cope with everyday living.

It's not been added to since about 12/11 so had fallen back to about page 5 on this board

HTH
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Old 15-11-2011, 1:22 PM
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Was it this one

Hard Times: How to cope with everyday living.

It's not been added to since about 12/11 so had fallen back to about page 5 on this board

HTH
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thats the one...cheers dude
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Let me be the first to post on this shiny new thread!!

I want to prepare something yummy to put in the slow cooker by tomorrow evening so that it can go straight from the fridge next morning before college.
I have a load of whoopsied chicken mince in the freezer and really want to use some of it.
I can't find a recipe using the mince on any site, and would prefer something that is nice and spicy. I don't want something that is pale and bland.
Any suggestions welcome. I have a fair variety of veg in the freezer too.
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Google is your friend

Minced chicken curry in slow cooker
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Thanks Squeaky. Mind you, none of them seem to use minced chicken!
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BUM. Google must have ignored the word "minced".

Mind you, a fair number of those recipes use chopped or diced chicken, so you should be able to substitute your minced into any of those that take your fancy.
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Yeah, Google just found lots of recipes for chicken, which also had, somewhere, minced garlic!
I just wasn't sure in the SC if mince would be okay. And, if I want to brown it first, would I still be able to get all the ingredients ready the night before in the crockpot?
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Hmm... chicken cooks so fast it'll be difficult to brown it without cooking it through and so finish up with chewy/dry/tough chicken after being in the slow cooker? Just guessing because I've never tried minced chicken - and I find it difficult enough to judge minced beef just right.

Personally I'd be inclined to put everything in slow cooker and keep it in the fridge overnight. Essentially it should marinade nicely in your spices. Might be worth adding all your spices etc and only just covering everything with liquids overnight - and perhaps add any further liquid that the recipe you choose calls for in the morning.
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I'm thinking that maybe chicken mince in the SC isn't such a good idea!
May just make burgers out of them for tonight, and do a sausage casserole for tomorrow's dinner!
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It's your mince, and your tum it's going into

That does sound like an easier plan though
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as you found the thread ive merged this with quick questions

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Question vegetarians

Have we got any threads anywhere on OS veggie cooking?
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Hi mardatha,

Here you go:

Best vegetarian recipes for non-vegetarians?

Want to go half veggie

My food budget has halved! Need lots of help please, including veggie recipes!

The Complete Vegetarian Collection

Easy, cheap Vegetarian recipes?

Gingham's Vegetarian Meal Planner

Gingham's vegetarian meal planner - SUMMER

Gingham's vegetarian menu planner SPRING

Vegan and vegetarian food on the cheap

A vegetarian meal planner, please

Vegetarian OSers

Cooking for the freezer - vegetarian

I'll add your thread onto one of those later.
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Default Weeble's menu planner?

It's been a while since I've been here again, but I'm looking for the posts (or a link to) the meal planners which were done a few years ago...I think by Weeble or a similar username? I was talking to a friend about how helpful we'd found the recipes and wanted to share the site.

Could anyone help please, as I can't find it now

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this is her website

http://www.cheap-family-recipes.org.uk/
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Not exactly OS (sorry!) but I've just found a load of stamps my gran gave me to use for Christmas cards last year that I didn't use, 2nd class, bright blue ones and Wallace and Grommit christmas ones.

Rarely use stamps so only just realised the cost went up in April (4p) so I guess I'll have to buy a load of 4p stamps? Sorry, I know it sounds so simple but googling images of current 2nd class stamps, the blue looks exactly the same :/
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I Might be wrong but I understood that as long as they dont have the value on them you can still use them - with no need to add any further stamps.
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