Saturday, July 17

Chain letters

Mom's Love, Botswana
 (photo by Liv Unni Sodem)

My mother in law sent me one of those I really dislike chain letter emails (although not really) know...the one you have to send to all your friends.   I never pass these on...but as a mom...I appreciate tips like are SO my MIL.

I don't have info to credit the author...but I can tell it's a she...and a mom ( :

Take your bananas apart when you get home from the store.  If you leave them connected at the stem, they ripen faster. 

Add garlic immediately to a recipe if you want a light taste of garlic and at the end of the recipe if you want a stronger taste of garlic. 

Leftover snickers bars from Halloween make a delicious dessert.  Simply chop them up with food chopper.  Peel, core and slice a few apples.  Place them in a baking dish and sprinkle the chopped candy bars over the apples.  Bake at 350 for 15 minutes!  Yum!

Store your opened chunks of cheese in aluminum foil.  It will stay fresh much longer and not mold. 

Expanding Frosting
When you buy a container of cake frosting from the store, whip it with your mixer for a few minutes. You can double it in size.  You can frost more cupcakes with the same amount and eat less sugar and calories per serving.  

Broken Glass
Use a wet cotton ball or Q-tip to pick up the small shards of glass you can't see. 

Flexible vacuum
To get something out of a heat register or under the fridge add an empty paper towel roll or empty gift wrap roll to your vacuum.  It can be bent or flattened to get in narrow openings. 

Measuring cups
Before you poor sticky substances into a measuring cup, fill with hot water. Dump out the hot water, but don't dry cup.  Add your ingredient and watch how easily it comes right out. 

Use hair conditioner to shave your legs.  It's cheaper than shaving cream and leaves your legs smooth.   

Get Rid of Ants
Put small piles of cornmeal where you see ants.  It may take a week or so, especially if it rains, but it works and you don't have to worry about pets or small children being harmed. 

Don't you just love the elephant mom and baby picture? Audrey would say...."soooo cute".

If you are a sucker for animal mom and baby pics here are some more to aaahh and ooohh over ( :


Madeline said...

Great tips! I had no idea about some of the cheese and the bananas....who knew?!! Thanks for passing them along.

casual friday every day said...

I know this is off topics but I have to comment on the picture. I adore elephants. I just bought a great mixed meda art print with an elephant on it, and a great little elephant necklace too. Elephants are so grand but so soulful and sweet. There's something so special about elephants.


Liz said...

Well, what do ya know... (:

Great post!

Denisse - Ahorros para Mamá said...

Loved the tips!

I thought I was the only one using conditioner when shaving my legs! :)

Anonymous said...

Very enlightening and beneficial to someone whose been out of the circuit for a long time.

- Kris


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