Tuesday, March 9, 2010

QUICK TIPS

* USE A GARBAGE BAG TO COVER YOUR GRILL AFTER IT'S COOLED OF COURSE! TO PROTECT IT FROM DIRT AND RAIN.





* PLACE A FEW GARBAGE BAGS ON THE GROUND THEN PUT YOUR SLEEPING BAG ON TOP OF THEM WHEN YOU'RE CAMPING, TO PREVENT DAMP GROUND FROM SEEPING UP THE SLEEPING BAG.

* THE NEXT TIME YOU HAVE A BABECUE, USE RED, YELLOW AND GREEN PEPPERS AND FILL WITH MUSTARD, KETCHUP AND RELISH.






* SIMMER A PAN OF VINEGAR ON THE STOVE TO GET RID OF ODORS CAUSED BY COOKED VEGETABLES.

* WHEN YOU WANT TO THICKEN SOUPS AND STEWS, ADD INSTANT MASHED POTATO FLAKES, ALSO AN EASY WAY OF MAKING GRAVY IS TO USE CHICKEN OR BEEF BOULLION, ADD WATER AND POTATO FLAKES; PERFECT SMOOTH GRAVY EVERY TIME!

* FOR QUICK POTATO PANCAKES, ADD AN EGG OR TWO AND A LITTLE FLOUR TO MASHED POTATOES. SHAPE INTO PATTIES AND FRY.





* MAKE QUICK PICKLED EGGS BY TAKING THE JUICE FROM A JAR OF PICKLES AND POUR IT OVER HARD BOILED EGGS. REFRIGERATE THE EGGS, COVERED, FOR SEVERAL DAYS.

* WHEN COVERING A CAKE OR PIE WITH FOIL OR PLASTIC WRAP, INSTEAD OF USING TOOTHPICKS TO HOLD THE COVERING OFF OF THE CAKE, CUT PLASTIC DRINKING STRAWS IN HALF AND STICK THEM IN THE CAKE.

* YOU CAN USE VEGETABLE OIL IN PLACE OF SHORTENING IN CAKE RECIPES, THE CAKE IS MOIST AND LIGHT.

* TO KEEP THE SHELL FROM HARD BOILED EGGS FROM STICKING, AFTER BOILING, LET THEM SIT WITH THE LID ON FOR TWO MINUTES; THIS PULLS THE SHELL A WAY FROM THE EGG AND IT COMES OFF EASIER.

* TO PREVENT ICING FROM RUNNING OFF THE CAKE,TRY DUSTING THE SURFACE LIGHTLY WITH CORNSTARCH BEFORE ICING.

* WHEN BAKING A 8 OR 9 INCH CAKE, SPRAY THE PAN WITH NON STICK COATING AND LINE THE BOTTOM OF THE PAN WITH A COFFEE FILTER; IT PREVENTS THE CAKE FROM STICKING TO THE BOTTOM OF THE PAN.

6 comments:

pedalpower said...

Great tips! I love your blog...you and I are drawn to the same kinds of old junk!

pedalpower said...

Hi Gio! I'm in Illinois, but I grew up in Indiana...so we are kind of neighbors!
Joyce

My Vintage Treasures said...

Who would have thought!!!
These ideas are great & will be used over & over :)

VINTAGE HOME lifestyle said...

Great tips...thank you.
Thank you for visiting my blog...I dug my recent find out of a field here in the wine country. But it would make a fabulous prop.
Happy Junkin...
Cathleen

Enchanted Rose Studio said...

Hi Gio, you have loads of great tips. I love your energy and creativity. The basket of quilts in your header is fabulous!

Thanks for stopping over and your sweet words!

Cheers!
Tina

megs said...

great tips! you have a great blog. very interesting. i love junk too:) thanks for stopping by and for the comment!