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Got Dirt? I’ve Got Clean!

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Have you noticed how much cleaning items cost these days?

It strains my budget!!!!!!!

And don’t mention the cost of food!

I am sure many of you are in the same predicament.

So today I share a secret of mine.

1 cleanHow to save money cleaning your house.

The big problem is that there are SO MANY cleaning items!!!!!!  You have to buy one cleaner for the kitchen, one for the bedroom, another one for the bathroom, one for the windows, one for the dishes, and another one for the stove, to list just a few.

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It is a racket!

Just a racket. Especially when there is one cleaner that will work on most jobs.

My household secret is vinegar.

Yes. That sour puss can help you save money.

In many places across the USA you can get a gallon of vinegar for about $4.00.

That is far less than the cost of most cleaning items.

The cool thing about vinegar you can clean so many things with just that one cleaning item – vinegar.

Below is a very small list of things you can clean with vinegar:

carpets

windows

stoves

microwaves

kitchen sink

dishwashers

sanitize sponges

shower heads

toilets

kitchen surfaces

the bathroom

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1 a clean houseThis is by no means a comprehensive list. There are very few items vinegar cannot clean.

You should not use vinegar on marble counter tops, stone floors, hardwood floors – unless the manufacture says it is OK, egg stains, irons unless manufacture says it is safe.

If you are not sure ask the manufacturer.

You can also use vinegar in your garden. But that information will have to wait for another day and post.

Below is a video “10 Awesome Vinegar Life Hacks” to get you started saving money.

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Featured Recipe   Roasted Radishes & Green Beans with Sesame Seeds

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I also share a very budget friendly recipe today!

I have not shared many side dishes. Today I make up for that with a quick and a wonderful and tasty recipe.

Best of all coming in at only $0.62 per person it is also very easy on your pocketbook!

This is a Weight Watchers recipe.

This is what you will need for 4 people:

2 sprays cooking spray

½ pound string beans

8 large fresh radishes

1 tsp extra virgin olive oil

¼ teaspoon kosher salt

1 teaspoon soy sauce

1 teaspoon fresh lime juice

1 teaspoon dark sesame oil

1 teaspoon salt

1 medium green onion

1 tablespoon sesame seeds

Salt and pepper to taste

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Here Is What You Do:

Preheat oven to 450°F.

Toast the sesame seeds, set aside. Wash the beans, trim ends, and cut crosswise. Wash and cut the radishes into fourths. Thinly slice the green onion.

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Coat a flat roasting pan with cooking spray.

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Place string beans and radishes on prepared pan; drizzle with olive oil and toss to coat. Sprinkle with salt and toss to coat; spread into an even layer.

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Roast 10 minutes.

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Meanwhile, combine soy sauce, lime juice and sesame oil in a small bowl or cup.

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After the 10 minutes remove from oven and toss.

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Place back into the oven and roast until tender and light golden in spots, 5 minutes more.

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When done cooking remove from oven. Line up the dressing, green onions, and sesame seeds.

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Put roasted vegetables into a serving bowl; drizzle with soy mixture and toss to coat. Top with the green onions and sesame seeds.

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Makes 1 cup. Recipe can be doubled.

Bon Appétite
Cost

2 sprays cooking spray          $0.12

½ pound string beans           $0.59

8 large fresh radishes           $0.55

1 teaspoon olive oil               $0.16

1 teaspoon soy sauce            $0.07

1 teaspoon fresh lime juice    $0.40

1 teaspoon dark sesame oil   $0.10

1 medium green onion           $0.07

1 tablespoon sesame seeds    $0.40

Salt and pepper to taste

Total cost = $2.46
Cost per person = $0.62
Quote of the Day
The cost of living has gone up another dollar a quart.
W.C. Fields

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2 comments to Got Dirt? I’ve Got Clean!

  • I suspect using vinegar to clean is healthier anyway. I love to roast radishes – seems weird, right?

    • Roberta

      No. Roasted radishes does not seem weird. Roasting anything makes almost anything and everything taste better. Yes. Vinegar is less harsh!!!