Sunday, February 23, 2014

REMEMBERING


1. Stuff a miniature marshmallow in the bottom of a sugar cone to prevent ice cream drips.

2. Use a meat baster to “squeeze” your pancake batter onto the hot griddle and you’ll get perfectly shaped pancakes every time....

3. To keep potatoes from budding, place an apple in the bag with the potatoes.

4. To prevent eggshells from cracking, add a pinch of salt to the water before hard-boiling.

5. Run your hands under cold water before pressing Rice Krispies treats in the pan and the marshmallow won’t stick to your fingers.

6. To get the most juice out of fresh lemons, bring them to room temperature and roll them under your palm against the kitchen counter before squeezing.

7. To easily remove burnt on food from your skillet, simply add a drop or two of dish soap and enough water to cover bottom of pan, and bring to a boil on the stove top.

8. Spray your Tupperware with non stick cooking spray before pouring in tomato-based sauces and there won’t be any stains.

9. When a cake recipe calls for flouring the baking pan, use a bit of the dry cake mix instead and there won’t be any white mess on outside of the cake.

10. If you accidentally over-salt a dish while it’s still cooking, drop in a peeled potato and it will absorb the excess salt for an instant “fix me up.”

11. Wrap celery in aluminum foil when putting in the refrigerator and it will keep for weeks.

13. Place a slice of apple in hardened brown sugar to soften it.

14. When boiling corn on the cob, add a pinch of sugar to help bring out the corn’s natural sweetness.

15. To determine whether an egg is fresh, immerse it in a pan of cool, salted water. If it sinks, it is fresh, but if it rises to the surface, throw it away.

16. Cure for headaches: Take a lime, cut it in half and rub it on your forehead. The throbbing will go away.

17. Don’t throw out all that leftover wine: Freeze into ice cubes for future use in casseroles and sauces.

18. If you have a problem opening jars: Try using latex dishwashing gloves. They give a non-slip grip that makes opening jars easy.

19. Potatoes will take food stains off your fingers. Just slice and rub raw potato on the stains and rinse with water.

20. To get rid of itch from mosquito bites, try applying soap on the area and you will experience instant relief.

21. Ants, ants, ants everywhere … Well, they are said to never cross a chalk line. So get your chalk out and draw a line on the floor or wherever ants tend to march. See for yourself.

22. Now look what you can do with Alka Seltzer. Clean a toilet. Drop in two Alka-Seltzer tablets, wait twenty minutes, brush and flush. The citric acid and effervescent action clean vitreous china. 

Clean a vase. To remove a stain from the bottom of a glass vase or cruet, fill with water and drop in two Alka-Seltzer tablets. Polish jewellery. Drop two Alka-Seltzer tablets into a glass of water and immerse the jewellery for two minutes. Clean a thermos bottle. Fill the bottle with water, drop in four Alka-Seltzer tablets, and let soak for an hour (or longer, if necessary). Unclog a drain. Clear the sink drain by dropping three Alka-Seltzer tablets down the drain followed by a cup of Heinz White Vinegar. Wait a few minutes, then run the hot water.

Hello, I saw this on a blog Julie's Creations and wanted to share, some good advise I think, remember all the little things your parents told you when you were growing up?  
I remember one that was told to me and it was so funny, we had black ants and they did not smell good once smashed, well, I was playing outside the kitchen window and my Mom was doing dishes as we had a window she could watch me from, well, I guess one of those black ants bit me and she heard me say, "that damn piss ant hurts."  She at that time of course came out told me that was now nice to say and I replied, "well Daddy says it,"  so guess who got in trouble?  Not me, lol

You have a wonderful day, remember to share a smile with someone today.

Barbara
xoxo

Friday, February 14, 2014

OLDER THAN DIRT-

   
 
Darn, I'm older than dirt !!
 
Someone asked the other day,
'What was your favorite fast food when you were growing up?
'We didn't have fast food when I was growing up ?
I informed him , 'All the food was slow.' 

'C'mon, seriously. Where did you eat?'
 'It was a place called 'at home,' I explained.
'Mom cooked every day and when Dad got home from work,
we sat down together at the dining room table,& if I didn't like what she put on my plate, I was allowed to sit there until I did like it.' 
By this time, the kid was laughing so hard I was afraid he was going to suffer serious internal damage, so I didn't tell him the part about how I had to have permission to leave the table.
Here are some other things I would have told him about my childhood if I figured his system could have handled it :

Some parents NEVER owned their own house, wore Levis , set foot on a golf course, traveled out of the country or had a credit card.

My parents never drove me to school. I had a bicycle that weighed probably 50 pounds, and only had one speed, (slow).

We didn't have a television in our house until I was 15. It was, of course, black and white, and the station went off the air at 11, after playing the national anthem and a poem about God. It came back on the air at about 6 a.m. and there was usually a locally produced news and farm show on, featuring local people... 
I never had a telephone in my room. The only phone was on a party line. Before you could dial, you had to listen and make sure some people you didn't know weren't already using the line.
 
Pizzas were not delivered to our home... But milk was.

All newspapers were delivered by boys and all boys delivered newspapers --my brother delivered a newspaper, six days a week. He had to get up at 5 A.M.every morning.

Movie stars kissed with their mouths shut. At least, they did in the movies. There were no movie ratings because all movies were responsibly produced for everyone to enjoy viewing, without profanity or violence or most anything offensive. 
If you grew up in a generation before there was fast food, you may want to share some of these memories with your children or grandchildren. Just don't blame me if they bust a gut laughing.

Growing up isn't what it used to be, is it?

Ok, enough said, you go and have a wonderful day.
Barbara

Thursday, February 13, 2014

YUMMIE

Still drinking SODA, DIET SODA, VITAMIN WATER, PROPEL AND OTHER DRINKS WITH ARTIFICIAL COLORS, FLAVORS AND SWEETENERS????? TRY THESE INSTEAD!!! Infused waters. Here are their benefits to help with detoxification energy and hydration. Put as much fruit in water as you like and let the water sit for at least 30 minutes before drinking. 1. Green tea, mint, lime-fat burning, digestion, headaches, congestion and breath freshener. 2. Strawberry, kiwi-cardiovascular health, immune system protection, blood sugar regulation, digestion. 3. Cucumber, lime, lemon- water weight management, bloating, appetite control, hydration, digestion 4. Lemon, lime, orange- digestion vitamin C, immune defense, heartburn, (Drink this one at room temperature)




Have A wonderful day and enjoy your drink.

Barbara

Sunday, February 9, 2014

SUNDAY BLESSINGS


"because he bends 
down to listen,
I will pray as long as I have
breath~"
Psalms 116:2
(new living translation)

Good Morning to everyone,
Wishing you a great day, a day to relax and let the ole body rest.  Today I will do some crocheting and a do nothing else day.  
I wanted to go for a long walk, but, seeing so much frost bitten plants and trees I decided to not go as it just makes me want Spring to hurry and come in.  Nothing like seeing and smelling the Roses and all the beautiful trees and flowers that Floreida has.
Make this a good day, give someone a Smile and enjoy your time.

Barbara
xoxo

Friday, February 7, 2014

IS IT FRIDAY ALREADY?

welcome to Friday in sunny Florida.  It is still rather cold out but hopefully tomorrow will be a nice sunny day with the temps in the 50's.  I am so ready for spring to make its way and this I don't usually say as I love the Winters but this year has been a terrible one.  The Orange trees look as if the coild has done them in and I hope not as they were so big and full this year.  Time will tell I guess.

I am trying so hard to get back to my ole self back but I sure am having a hard time of it.  Do you think it might be called ole age?  Someone told me to get my ump back drink a glass of wine a day so I am doing just that, but, where is the ump?  I haven't found it yet.

well, the birds are singing so it might be nice out and I will go take a walk to see what all the cold has killed around our place.  You have a nice day and maybe tomorrow the ump in my step will return and I will feel like blogging.

Sweet dreams
Barbara

Sunday, February 2, 2014

SUPER BOWL SUNDAY

Good Morning to my great friends, I hope this finds you well and happy on this Super Bowl Sunday.  Do you celebrate this event?  Nope, I don't but I do watch it if a team is playing that I like.  I do like Denver so will watch while crocheting.  

I am still feeling down and just can't seem to pull myself up like I should be.  I think the stress of all my Daughter is going through is the reason but what is a Mother to do when her Children are hurting.  I just pray and try to put it into Gods hands but just feel so helpless.  Oh well, this too shall pass.

Raining her today so for sure a stay inside day.  I am working on a crochet project and aboulf half way with it.  So much time and days go into this art but in the end it is so worth it.  

Wishing you all a nice day, stay warm, safe and most of all happy.

Barbara