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Hello everyone! How is everyone's week going? Mine is clipping right along.  I have been playing the Meals on Wheels part with my grandmother in law.  She feels much better after her trip to the hospital. I am not much good for a whole lot...but I can cook! And she needed to eat. I think Jared has been teething as he has been fussy and has run a low grade temperature occasionally. I feel sorry for him. His favorite teething toy is my finger. He grabs it with his little hand and chews away. Drool running down my arm the whole time. He is taking a little nappy poo right now, I think the baby orajel helped him out tremendously. I have a question for you seasoned veteran mothers...he has a small strip of skin on his bottom about an inch long and about 1/4 inch wide that is raw. It developed with a little bout of diarrhea a week ago and won't heal. Desitin doesn't even stick to it as it seems to be weepy. I started using Caldesene medicated powder on it today, so we'll see what happens. It doesn't seem to hurt him. Well...here we go with the tip...
 
FRUGAL TIP
This tip was one given to me by my good friend, Stephanie. This is a CAMPING tip!! Hope all you campers get it before taking off for the weekend. It is true that most campgrounds have bath house facilities, but in the middle of the night, some children (and adults) are leary and unwilling to travel through the dark to it to go to the bathroom. Instead of purchasing an expensive portapotty, try this. Get yourself one of those large white buckets that have the snap on lids. Sometimes bulk laundry detergent comes
in them from Sam's. Line it with a plastic garbage bag and fill it half way with kitty litter. Any kind of kitty litter will do. Then twist up the top of the bag with a twist tie and snap on the lid. When someone needs to go, simply take off the lid and spread the bag over the edges of the bucket.  Then let 'er rip!!! When you are finished, just twist tie the bag closed and snap the lid shut. The kitty litter absorbs urine and prevents smells. When the trip is over, just pull out the bag and discard appropriately. Works wonderfully!
 
RECIPE
I found this one on the side of a Save-A-Lot generic box of rice. Looks appetizing and cheap.
 
Fiesta Salad
1 1/2 cups cooked instant rice
1 - 6 1/2 ounce can tuna packed in water*
1/2 cup diced celery
1/4 cup chopped green pepper
1/2 tablespoon lemon juice
1/8 cup finely chopped onion
1 tablespoon chili powder
1 teaspoon seasoned salt
1 teaspoon garlic salt
1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
1/4 teaspoon ground oregano
1/2 cup sour cream
1 tomato diced
corn chips
*Can substitute cooked beef, pork, or chicken
 
Combine cooked rice, tuna, celery, green pepper, lemon juice, and onion in a mixing bowl. Blend the seasonings with the sour cream and stir into the tuna/rice mixture. Chill for 1 hour. Garnish with tomatoes and serve with corn chips. Makes 4 servings.
 
Hope you all have a great evening!!!
Alice
SAHM to Jared 4 1/2 months