Friday, April 17, 2009

Frugal Living Friday: A clever way to use rotting citrus

Welcome to Frugal Living Friday! Each week I will feature a tip that can help us stretch our budget and live more frugally! If you have a tip that you want shared on Frugal Living Friday, let me know and you could become a guest blogger for a day.

Today's Frugal Living Friday post is a guest post from Sarah, over at A Thrifty Mom. Sarah is a blogger who lives in my area and always has great sales and tips to share. Thanks Sarah for sharing our Frugal Living Friday tip today!

Maybe it was the way I was raised, But I hate to waste food. Growing up we always made sure to eat our “leftovers” if the food did go bad, we would feed it to the dogs, cats, chickens, pigs, or anything else that was hungry. We would NEVER dream of throwing any kind of food away. Well now that I am off the farm, and live in a subdivision I can’t exactly throw my table scraps out the back door. My good friend Linda just came back from Arizona. She brought back a bunch or fresh oranges, they were delicious and my kids ate them every morning for breakfast. We left for spring break….we only had 2 oranges left. But they did not do so well while we were gone.

I learned this trick from a friend, she does it with the left over oranges she juices. Cut them up up into wedges or small cubes. Place them in a microwave bowl, add enough water to cover the oranges half way. Then place them in the microwave on high for 4-5 minutes. The water will start to boil and fill your microwave with a great orange smell ( to help get rid of the taco, meatloaf smell from the leftovers last week) Not only will you microwave smell great but it will also, get all steamy. Take a damp rag and wipe the inside down, the stuck on splatters will wipe right off.

Be care full taking it out, IT WILL BE HOT. Take the steaming hot water and orange pulp and dump it down your garbage disposal. I let it sit there just for a second, and let it steam. Then I turn my grinder on with the water running. It leaves your sink smelling nice and clean.

What do you do with old fruit?



Stephanie said...

WOW! That is such an awesome tip! I always seem to have a stray orange or lemon leftover in the fridge that just wasn't used in time. Thanks! I will definitely be using this idea!

Jessica said...

Great idea!! Thank you so so much!

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