Skip to comments.FReeper Canteen ~ Hints & Tips Thursday ~ 2 August 2007
Posted on 08/01/2007 6:00:30 PM PDT by beachn4fun
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Morning neighbor. Last day of the work week for me! WHOOO HOOOO!!!
Morning Mrs. N!!!
PLEASE BE SURE YOU READ THE LAST ONE ABOUT THE CLOTHES DRYER!!!!!!
1. Reheat Pizza
Heat up leftover pizza in a non stick skillet on top of the stove, set heat to med-low and heat till warm. This keeps the crust crispy. No soggy micro pizza. I saw this on the cooking channel and it really works.
2. Easy Deviled Eggs
Put cooked egg yolks in a zip lock bag. Seal, mash till they are all broken up. Add remainder of ingredients, eseal, keep mashing it up mixing thoroughly, cut the tip of the baggy, squeeze mixture into egg. Just throw bag away when done easy clean up.
3. 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 get to frost more cake/cupcakes with the same amount. You also eat less sugar and calories per serving.
4. Reheating refrigerated bread
To warm biscuits, pancakes, or muffins that were refrigerated, place them in a microwave with a cup of water. The increased moisture will keep the food moist and help it reheat faster.
5. Newspaper weeds away
Start putting in your plants, work the nutrients in your soil. Wet newspapers put layers around the plants overlapping as you go cover with mulch and forget about weeds. Weeds will get through some gardening plastic they will not get through wet newspapers.
6 Broken Glass
Use a wet cotton ball or Q-tip to pick up the small shards of glass you can’t see easily.
7. No More Mosquitoes
Place a dryer sheet in your pocket. It will keep the squitoes away.
8. Squirrel Away!
To keep squirrels from eating your plants sprinkle your plants with cayenne pepper. The cayenne pepper doesn’t hurt the plant and the squirrels won’t come near it.
9. 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.
10. Reducing Static Cling
Pin a small safety pin to the seam of your slip and you will not have a clingy skirt or dress. Same thing works with slacks that cling when wearing panty hose. Place pin in seam of slacks and — ta da! — static is gone.
11. Measuring Cups
Before you pour sticky substances into a measuring cup, fill with hot water. Dump out the hot water, but don’t dry cup. Next, add your ingredient, such as peanut butter, and watch how easily it comes right out.
12. Foggy Windshield?
Hate foggy windshields? Buy a chalkboard eraser and keep it in the glove box of your car. When the windows fog, rub with the eraser! Works better than a cloth!
13. Reopening envelope
If you seal an envelope and then realize you forgot to include something inside, just place your sealed envelope in the freezer for an hour or two. Viola! It unseals
14. Goodbye Fruit Flies
To get rid of pesky fruit flies , take a small glass fill it 1/2” with Apple Cider Vinegar and 2 drops of dish washing liquid , mix well. You will find those flies drawn to the cup and gone forever!
15. Get Rid of Ants
Put small piles of cornmeal where you see ants. They eat it, take it “home”, and can’t digest it so it kills
them. It may take a week or so, especially if it rains, but it works & you don’t have the worry about pets or small
children being harmed!
16. INFO ABOUT CLOTHES DRYERS
The heating unit went out on my dryer! The gentleman that fixes things around the house for us told us that he wanted to show us something and he went over to the dryer and pulled out the lint filter. It was clean. (I always clean the lint from the filter after every load clothes.) He told us that he wanted to show us something; he took the filter over to the sink, ran hot water over it. The lint filter is made of a mesh material - I’m sure you know what your dryer’s lint filter looks like.
WELL...the hot water just sat on top of the mesh! It didn’t go through it at all! He told us that dryer sheets cause a film over that mesh that’s what burns out the heating unit. You can’t SEE the film , but it’s there. It’s what is in the dryer sheets to make your clothes soft and static free - that nice fragrance too, you know how
they can feel waxy when you take them out of the box, well this stuff builds up on your clothes and on your lint screen This is also what causes dryer units to catch fire and potentially burn your house down with it! He said the best way to keep your dryer working for a very long time (and to keep your electric bill lower) is to take that filter out and wash it with hot soapy water and an old
toothbrush (or other brush) at least every six months. He said that makes the life of the dryer at least twice as long! How about that!?! Learn something new everyday! I certainly didn’t know dryer sheets would do that. So , I thought I’d share!
Note: I went to my dryer and tested my screen by running water on it. The water ran through a little bit but mostly collected all the water in the mesh screen. I washed it with warm soapy water and a nylon brush & I had it done in 30 seconds. Then when I rinsed it the water ran right Thru the screen! There wasn’t any puddling at all! That repairman knew what he was talking about!
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I can’t do all those cool WOO HOO’s, but that is exactly how I feel too.
Hope you have a great Thursday.
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Happy August, Lady J....glad to hear that you had a wonderful “adventure”. Is Mr August indicative of your area of this vast country? He looks pretty warm.
We have warm and not really humid weather today. Mid 60% for humidity is nice, even though it’s already 85 outside.
Hope you are both having a great day today. It’s not too hot yet, but hit 94 yesterday. We have thunderstorms in the forecast for today, and there are clouds starting to build now.
The weatherman says we’re heading for the low 90s today and we may be heading into another heatwave.
We shouldn’t beat tomorrow’s record breaking 98º but we could get close.
As usual, you are totally cool.
Probably Tomkow TOMKOWWW we miss youuuuuuu
HEY Tomkow we thought you still in Russia being chase by Vlady LOL! BTW there another report off Interfax wire you hear about Russians drilling oiil in Artic circle well they want sign a deal with Alaskan company hey I got great idea
We trade your vodka for oil
SEE SEE it win win proposition
Good afternoon sweet Beachie!
It’s 86 now and climbing. I wish Kathy and 55º weren’t so far away.
It’s about the same temp here too, Lady!
Gonna spend the day inside, I think!
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