Hints for in and around the kitchen

@weemam (13377)
February 17, 2007 5:49pm CST
KITCHEN * Putting an extra handle on your kitchen screen door, down low enough for your toddler to reach, will eliminate your having to open the door each time the child wants in or out. * To measure spaghetti without a scale, wrap a tape measure or a marked piece of string around a bundle of spaghetti and use this table: 2 oz. = 2 1/2-in. bundle 4 oz. = 3 1/2-in. bundle 8 oz. = 4 1/2-in. bundle 12 oz. = 5 1/2-in. bundle 1 lb. = 6 1/2-in. bundle * When you boil milk, you can keep it from scorching if you rinse out the pan with cold water before adding milk. * For vegetarians who like gravy with their meals: Save the water from cooking vegetables and thicken with cream and peanut butter. A very old application for a modern-day trend. more tried and tested hints ( not all tried by me yet , but will be in the near future , hope they help in some small way * To remove the silk strands from fresh corn on the cob, wipe the ears with a damp paper towel. * To locate the spice you need quickly, arrange the jars alphabetically on the shelf. * To make a tasty summer soup from leftover vegetables, puree them in a blender with a little tomato juice until smooth. Chill well and serve with a thin slice of lemon as a garnish.
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@CatEyes (2449)
• United States
18 Feb 07
Ahhh I like this. did not think of it. Thanks and in return; Ever get a musty smelling thermos bottle? I do To get rid of the smell; Fill the thermos three-quaters full with wanrm water and add 1 teaspoon of baking soda. Replace the stopper or lid and shake hard, then rinse well and dry. This will remove the musty smell.
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@weemam (13377)
18 Feb 07
yup thanks and it smells so clean too , thanks xx
@kathy77 (7488)
• Australia
18 Feb 07
Thank you for the tip in regards to the kitchen screen door this would be very useful. And wow these tips on measuring the spaghetti are wonderful, Weemam you have put a lot of fantastic tips in this discussion and I shall be keeping them in my folder for household tips.
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@weemam (13377)
18 Feb 07
it just goes to show that being about so long has its advantages lol xx
@wolfie34 (26793)
• United Kingdom
18 Feb 07
Thanks again for sharing your wonderful tips, we often eat corn on the cob and find the strands really annoying, so we will try the damp paper towel, (puts that on shopping list) thanks pal x
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@weemam (13377)
18 Feb 07
Glad to be of help pal xx
• United States
20 Feb 07
Great tips Weemam. I never thought to alphabetize my spices. I spend way too much time searching through the bottles.
@greengal (4288)
• United States
20 Feb 07
This is brilliant, and I will find uses for two immediately..the milk tip and the corn cob..I'm always trying to figure out how to get rid of the silk strands, they are such a pain! Thanks a lot weemam, I will look at your other tips as well:)
@Sweetpeas (739)
• Australia
18 Feb 07
Oooo your full of all these good little tips and info arent you! Thanks again for sharing hun theyll come in handy no doubt :).