Thursday, November 20, 2008

Thursday Thirteen


Today I am going to share 13 tips with you. You will probably wonder how you ever lived without knowing about these before.


1. Peel a banana from the bottom and you won’t have to pick the little “stringy things” off of it. That’s how the primates do it.


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


3. Peppers with 3 bumps on the bottom are sweeter and better for eating. Peppers with 4 bumps on the bottom are firmer and better for cooking.


4. Add a teaspoon of water when frying ground beef. It will help pull the grease away from the meat while cooking.


5. For a cool brownie treat, make brownies as directed. Melt Andes mints in double broiler and pour over warm brownies. Let set for a wonderful minty frosting.


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


7. To really make scrambled eggs or omelets rich add a couple of spoonfuls of sour cream, cream cheese, or heavy cream in and then beat them up.


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


9. Heat up leftover pizza in a nonstick skillet on top of the stove, set heat to med-low and heat till warm. This keeps the crust crispy. No soggy microwaved pizza.


10. 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.


11. 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.


12. Place a dryer sheet in your pocket. It will keep the mosquitoes away.


13. 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.

1 comment:

Michelle said...

Great tips! I am going to try the dryer sheet one next summer. Those stupid blood suckers like me for some reason!

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