Thursday, August 17, 2017

The Replacement Anchor Hocking Glass Storage Container Lid Hack They Don’t Want You to Know!

As my BPA free plastic food storage containers cracked, stained, or leaked beyond practical use, I replaced them with glass Pyrex and Anchor Hocking food storage container even though I was concerned about smashing them to bits because dropping things is my superpower.


For many years we put our trusty glass storage containers to heavy use and I’m happy to say I haven’t broken one. Eventually the plastic lids on the Anchor Hocking containers began to crack and split while the Pyrex glass storage container lids did not.


You can buy replacement plastic lids from Anchor Hocking (aff) but for the price of a new lid, I can buy several new Anchor Hocking containers from a closeout place like Big Lots.Which starts the flimsy container lid cycle all over again.


But truthfully, the real reason why I have bought replacement lids (trying to be less wasteful and all that jazz) is I kept forgetting to buy replacement lids.

Pin this post for reference and be sure to share it with your friends!

Thursday, August 10, 2017

Sriracha Ketchup Recipe

Nothing tastes better than a juicy hamburger, hot dog, or French fries topped with ketchup.
Unless it is sriracha ketchup.

That’s right, my friends, America;s favorite hot sauce has added its spicy goodness to all matter of prepared foods and now ketchup. I bought a bottle of sriracha ketchup the moment I saw in the grocery.

And my husband was insanely happy.

Until we ran out.

And I couldn’t find sriracha ketchup at the grocery store.


But no worries!  It is so fast and easy to make homemade sriracha ketchup I may never buy the prepared stuff ever again because it takes less than 5 minutes to make!



How to Make Sriracha Ketchup the Easy Way!


I use only two ingredients in my sriracha ketchup recipe. Some folks like to add extra vinegar or lime juice, but they reduce the heat in the sriracha sauce, which already has those ingredients to be begin with.

Other folks add honey to make it sweeter. Again I leave it out since I’m using prepared ketchup that is already a little sweet. (You can use homemade ketchup if you like if you have it.)


Pin this recipe for later!

You will need these ingredients:


Small individual batch:


2 Tablespoons of sriracha sauce

1/2 Cup of ketchup


Larger batch:


4 Tablespoons of sriracha sauce

1 Cup of Ketchup

How to make it:


1. Toughly mix the sriracha sauce and ketchup together in a bowl.

You can add more or less Sriracha Sauce to your mixture depending upon how hot you like it
.
2. Enjoy!


I refilled our empty sriracha catsup bottle with homemade sriracha ketchup in 1 cup batches until the bottle was full.


Did you like this post? Get more like it by subscribing to the Lazy Budget Chef RSS feed or by subscribing to Lazy Budget Chef by email.

Wednesday, August 2, 2017

How to Make Dehydrator Chili Powder from Hot Peppers

My husband loves hot and spicy food so much he started adding hot chili peppers to our container garden even though they are too hot for me to eat.

It’s fine by me. Like they say, you are what you eat and that’s why my husband is hot!

Since our apache, Tabasco, and habanero peppers plants are service for one, I need to find a way to preserve the spicy hot pepper goodness.  You can can hot peppers but you risk comprising the heat because you have to can the peppers in vinegar.

And that won’t do.


how to make chili powder from your favorite hot peppers
Pin this recipe for later! Be sure to share it with your friends!


Friday, July 28, 2017

11 Best Lunch Bags for Girls, Teens, and Women with Food Allergies

You quickly learn when you or your child has a food intolerance or allergy that packing a lunch is the best way to east safe food away from home. The same goes when you or your child follows a special diet.

The same goes if you are trying to save money by not going out the lunch during the work or school day.

With Back to School shopping in full swing it is the perfect time to buy a new lunch bag or lunch box. Unfortunately, most of the lunch boxes for sale in stores are for little girls. Where are the pretty and cute lunch bags for tweens, teen girls, and women?

On the Internet, of course.

Pin this post for later and to share with your friends!


Zero Waste Lunch Bags for Girls, Teens, and Women

Friday, July 21, 2017

Lavender Iced Tea Recipe

My husband and I say it isn't officially summer until the bees are buzzing around our lavender bushes. They attract the biggest bumblebees we’ve ever seen and it kinda nice to take a break from reading on the front porch and watch them enjoy the fruit (well, pollen actually) of our gardening labor.

Cutting back the lavender flowers encourages our plants to grow larger, which attracts more happy bees. It also encourages me to find ways to use the lavender buds. Waste not. Want not, right?
And that, my friends is how I made my recipe for lavender iced tea. The lavender adds a light savory touch to an already fantastic cold drink for a hot and humid summer’s day.

Let’s make it!

Pin this recipe for later! Share it with your friends!


How to Make Lavender Flavored Iced Tea

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Summer Squash Frittata Recipe

During the summer I am all about making one dish dinners. They are quick, they are easy, and more often than not, do not heat up the kitchen when it is sweltering hot outside.

Even better is the excuse to use one of my favorite summer seasonal vegetables – summer squash!



Click to pin this post for later!


Friday, July 7, 2017

11 Ways to Save Money in Summer

My family likes to live big on a little budget and one of the best times to do that is during the summer! There are so many money saving opportunities you don’t realize are sitting right under your nose!

Now I’m not trying to sound like a know it all financial expert with a list of frugal demands because I have failed as well as succeeded in almost all of the suggestions on this list.

Some of these money saving suggestions may be new to you. Some may not. Others might be a reminder to pick up something that went by the wayside.

I fully support the very real and valid idea that there might be something on this list that doesn't apply to your family, where you live, or you simply do not want to do it.. That’s perfectly fine in Lazy Budget Chef Land because my intention is to offer a list of options, not absolutes.

Pin these ideas for later! Share this list with your friends!