Any helpful life hacks?

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  1. Catsmate Registered Member

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    Grab the swag at trade shows/expos. You'll never buy a cup/waterbottle/pen/tape/charger/screwdriver/earbuds/highlighter/notebook again.
     
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  3. Michael 345 New year. PRESENT is 69 years old Valued Senior Member

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    Story of my visits

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  5. wegs Matter & Pixie Dust Valued Senior Member

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    Are the meat pies frozen or do you make them? Oops, I misread, and see that they're frozen. What are frozen meat pies? Is it like a chicken pot pie, but with minced hamburger meat, etc?

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  7. Michael 345 New year. PRESENT is 69 years old Valued Senior Member

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    The ones I buy are filled with chunky beef and a dark gravy

    Generally 4 or 6 to a pack depending on which brand on sale

    Also buy party pack of 24 with smaller chunks of meat and the round pies small enough for one to make a tight fit in mouth

    For some strange reason the mini sausage rolls 24 party pack about same size are more expensive

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  8. Beer w/Straw Transcendental Ignorance! Valued Senior Member

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    Life hacks?

    Don't be afraid to try experimentation (unless you know your doctor would disapprove.)

    Instant Pot Max pressure cooker (just latest).

    They say you should soak lentils overnight????

    F that crap! Give me 10 min prep time and 45 min cook time, the stew is good enough for me.
     
  9. Michael 345 New year. PRESENT is 69 years old Valued Senior Member

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    Had rice (one container) tuna another (container) last night

    Instruction - microwave rice 45 seconds, mix in tuna, enjoy

    Done - mix and stir both together, add Balsamic vinegar, all in ceramic bowl, put small ceramic plate on top, microwave 8 minutes, tip out onto a shallow bowl plate, add pepper and BBQ sauce

    Not dead yet

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  10. Beer w/Straw Transcendental Ignorance! Valued Senior Member

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    Well, let's fight!

    The microwave (which I of course love) can't do to lentils what a pressure can on a short time for the best nutrintional factor. And the pressure cooker makes much much more delicious feasts than whatever prepared BS you buy from the supermarket that have microwave instructions.[/I]

    :EDIT:

    The microwave is the quickest way for melted cheese... I LOVE that.
     
  11. Gawdzilla Sama Valued Senior Member

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    ETA: Use an oven or toaster oven. Microwaving will be ... disappointing.
     
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  12. sideshowbob Sorry, wrong number. Valued Senior Member

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    I practically live on melted cheese. "Bread pizza": buttered bread, tomato sauce or ketchup, cheese, salami, more cheese, onion flakes, garlic powder, oregano, basil, pepper.
     
  13. Michael 345 New year. PRESENT is 69 years old Valued Senior Member

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    Looks great

    My oven fell out of its place from white ants eating it (the place)

    They have meat bacon and egg pie here

    Good but I don't eat egg

    Not had lamb meat and vegetables for a long time, they were yum yum

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  14. Michael 345 New year. PRESENT is 69 years old Valued Senior Member

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    Sometimes make bread roll lunch

    Bread roll cut in half - pour on little Balsamic vinegar

    Buttered - add grated cheese - microwave 30 secs

    Add potato chips (chrisp)

    Sliced pickled onion or gerkin

    Sliced seasoned pork

    BBQ sauce although mint sauce goes down well

    Lunch is up

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  15. Catsmate Registered Member

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    And now I have a drawer full of waterbottles, travel cups and similar. At least the 22 thumbdrives from today don't take up much space...
     
  16. Gawdzilla Sama Valued Senior Member

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    I use a toaster oven for the pies. Less power than running a conventional oven for one small pie, and it heats more evenly and isn't "boiled" by microwaves.
     
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  17. wegs Matter & Pixie Dust Valued Senior Member

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    Agree, toaster ovens are the best!
     
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  18. Michael 345 New year. PRESENT is 69 years old Valued Senior Member

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    I take a lot of what I collect to Bali and give to casual friends I have over there

    Lots of the stuff is suitable for the children

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  19. wegs Matter & Pixie Dust Valued Senior Member

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    By the way, the life hack that I posted a few pages back for taking off nail polish, didn't work out too well.

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  20. Gawdzilla Sama Valued Senior Member

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    Read the label! Finger Nail Polish Remover is just paint thinner. Clotrimazole is used in "jock itch" products and "feminine itch" products and for athlete's foot cures. But the pinkish box is usually more expensive than the athlete's foot cure.
     
  21. sideshowbob Sorry, wrong number. Valued Senior Member

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    Off topic, but:

    I was at Staples during the back-to-school sale. There was a kid about 8 or 10 who told his mom he only needed two more things. One was a thumb drive. I don't remember what the other thing was but it also didn't exist when I was his age.
     
  22. wegs Matter & Pixie Dust Valued Senior Member

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    How to test if a battery is dead or not (small batteries)

    Bounce them on a table about since inches from you. If they bounce once, and ''fall over'', they're not dead. If they bounce several times, they're dead. What?

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    You can tell if a battery is dead because both terminals will have a cross ┼ ┼
     
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