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Quick Questions on ANYTHING part 2. Please read first post for links to other threads

edited 5 November 2011 at 9:49PM in Old Style MoneySaving
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edited 5 November 2011 at 9:49PM in Old Style MoneySaving
Hi everyone,

This is a continuation of the original Quick Questions thread which you can find here

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 - so if you have a question on these subjects which you think basically only needs a quick yes/no or very short answer then do please join them.

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

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  • Ooohhh look at me! Right at the top lol!

    Pink asked me to repeat my question from the tail end of the original thread, so hope you don't mind..

    I was having a sort-out & found a tray thingy, that is for making your own crisps in the microwave. I've never had the instructions or recipes to go with it, so I'm hoping you lovely peeps could help me out.

    Many Thanks.
    Full time Carer for Mum; harassed mother of three;
    loving & loved by two 4-legged babies.

  • Hiya,

    I ventured into OS last week and was amazed at what I found - I had thought previously that it was all about recycling old bits of soap, squeezing them together and making a new bar - how wrong could I have been????:cool:

    The thing is though, last week, when I was thoroughly engrossed in reading your escapades I came across a bit that told me about who Heinz sell their beans to and about Kelloggs not making cereal for anyone else. Trouble is, I can't find it again.

    Can anyone show me the way back? It was a really long post.

    Thanks Jan x
  • Pink.Pink. Forumite
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    Hi Jannie,

    Welcome back to Old Style. :D I think the thread you are thinking of is on the shop but don't drop board:

    Great 'disguised Own Brand' Hunt.

    I'll add your thread into the Quick Questions thread shortly.

    Pink
  • Hello...

    Can somebody please advise me!? I need to know if it is ok to use homemade chicken stock from frozen or do I need to thaw it first?

    Also...I've got red lentils & pearl barley & I'm wanting to make a chicken casserole in my slow cooker. Do I need to boil these first? Or can I wack them straight in? Also unsure of how much of each to add?

    Thanks. :D
    Our 1st baby is due 29th December 2007! :rudolf:
    I'm hopeful that this get's me out of cooking Christmas dinner!

    Baby Ruby arrived after 55 hours of labour & an emergency c section on Christmas Day at 14.41 weighing 6lb 6oz...And yes I did get out of cooking Christmas dinner!!:rotfl:
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    Hi becky_sleaf,

    I often use stock from frozen, if you add it to a pan on the hob it defrosts in about five minutes, but if you are going to use it in the slow cooker I'd defrost it first.

    Red lentils don't need soaking and I also add pearl barley straight to the slow cooker but I know some people prefer to soak it first.

    I'll add your query into the Quick Questions thread shortly.

    Pink
  • Savvy_SueSavvy_Sue Forumite
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    BigMummaF wrote: »
    Ooohhh look at me! Right at the top lol!

    Pink asked me to repeat my question from the tail end of the original thread, so hope you don't mind..

    I was having a sort-out & found a tray thingy, that is for making your own crisps in the microwave. I've never had the instructions or recipes to go with it, so I'm hoping you lovely peeps could help me out.

    Many Thanks.
    I read this and thought "That's a 'Life's too short ...' device", but since you have it, I will make the following perhaps more helpful suggestions. :rotfl:

    1. If it says who made it, browse their website. If it's a Lakeland product, they will almost certainly send you the instructions. Other manufacturers might have downloadable instructions.

    2. If you google "cook crisps in microwave" (but I did it without the "quotation marks" you'll get quite a few hits, and you don't have to go very far down the page to find suggestions varying from 4 minutes on full power to 10-12 minutes. :confused:

    3. Think very carefully. What makes crisps taste so good? Is it the potato? Or is it the salt and fat and MSG and other flavourings? Now, which of these ingredients will you be adding to your crisps in the microwave?

    I await a roasting from anyone who's used such a device more than once. :D

    And I will also say that I can imagine apple 'crisps' might be quite tasty, and occasionally more convenient than the apple itself. I found that on my google search too. But I'm not about to try it because I should be doing other things ...
    Still knitting!
    Completed: TWO adult cardigans, 3 baby jumpers, 3 shawls, 1 sweat band, 3 pairs baby bootees, 2 sets of handwarmers, 1 Wise Man Knitivity figure + 1 sheep, 2 pairs socks, 3 balaclavas, multiple hats and poppies, 3 peony flowers, 4 butterflies ...
    Current projects: pink balaclava (for myself), seaman's hat, about to start another cardigan!
  • sb44sb44 Forumite
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    I've been Money Tipped!
    I have a rolled boneless leg of lamb that the butcher cut in half for me.

    I am going to roast one half but was wondering about the other half.

    The meat has hardly any fat on it, if I thinly slice some of it could I use it in a stir fry and kebabs etc?

  • hotcookie101hotcookie101 Forumite
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    Yeah lamb leg makes nice quick cooked meat for stir fries etc I also cook them like chops, use it in curries (although shoulder/neck generally cheaper and best for long cooking) don't slice it too thin if using for kebabs/steaks etc-it is lean and could dry out a little
    I have a few lamb steaks in the freezer that I am planning to make this with-looks ever so tasty! :)
  • Hi,

    Quite a while ago someone posted a way to make your own fabric conditioner very cheaply using essential oils and water, I have searched but can't find the quantities anywhere......can anyone remember them and does the conditioner work well? Many thanks you lovely people.:A
  • Pink.Pink. Forumite
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    Hi mumsrevenge

    There are couple of posts here and here that may help.

    Or have a look at these threads:

    Homeade Fabric Conditioner

    fabric softener

    Pink
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