[nfbwatlk] FW: GOOD THINGS TO TRY AND TO STAY SAFE TOO!!!!

Alco Canfield amcanfield at comcast.net
Fri Nov 5 22:24:17 CDT 2010



-----Original Message-----
From: Carl Jarvis <carjar82 at gmail.com>
Sent: Thursday, November 04, 2010 8:20 PM
To: easttwindweller at peoplepc.com
Subject: GOOD THINGS TO TRY AND TO STAY SAFE TOO!!!!



 
 
Good things to do and to try.
 
 
 CLEVER IDEAS WORTH  KNOWING 
Take your bananas apart when you get home  from the store.  
If you leave them  connected at the stem, they ripen faster.. 
I didn't  know that! 


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


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. 


Add  a teaspoon of water when frying ground beef. 
It  will help pull the grease away from the meat while  cooking. 
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. 
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. 
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.   
Leftover snickers bars  from Halloween make a delicious dessert.  Simply chop them up with the food chopper. Peel, core  and slice a few apples. Place them in a baking dish  and sprinkle the chopped candy bars over the apples. Bake at  350 for 15 minutes!!!  Serve alone or with  vanilla ice cream. Yummm!  
                                                   Reheat  Pizza 
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 micro  pizza. I saw this on  the cooking channel and it  really works. 


Easy Deviled Eggs 
Put cooked egg yolks  in a zip lock bag. Seal, mash till they are all broken up.  
Add remainder of ingredients, reseal, 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. 


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. 
                                           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.  


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 for- 
Get about weeds. Weeds will get  through some gardening plastic they will not 
Get  through wet newspapers.  


Broken  Glass 
Use a wet cotton  ball or Q-t ip t o pick up the small shards of glass you can't  see easily. 
                           No More  Mosquitoes 
Place a dryer sheet in your  pocket. It will keep the mosquitoes  away. 
   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. (Wonder if this works  with rabbits?  Sure gonna give it a try)


             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.  

                                                    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 ... At DA! ... Static is gone. 


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. 


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! 
                                    Re open ing  envelopes  
If you seal an  envelope and then realize you forgot to include s om ething  inside, just place your sealed envelope in the  freezer for an hour or two. Viola! It unseals easily.  


Conditioner 
Use your hair  conditioner to shave your legs. It's cheaper than shaving  cream and  leaves your legs really  smooth. It's also a great way to use up the conditioner  you bought but didn't like when you tried it  in your hair.  


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 an d gone forever! 


Get Rid of Ants 
Put small piles of  cornmeal where you see ants. They eat it, take it 'home,'  can't digest it so it kills them. It may take a  week or so, especially if it rains, but it  works and you don't have the worry about pets  or small children being harmed! 
(This  will definitely try!!!)
                  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 and 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 r 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 potentially burn your house down with it! He said the best way to keep  your dryer working for a very longtime (and to keep your  electric bill lower) is to take that filter out and wash it  with hot soapy water and an old toothbru sh (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  and 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! 



PLEASE PASS THIS ON TO OTHER PEOPLE IN  YOUR ADDRESS BOOK. 
NOT ONLY COULD IT SAVE SOMEONE'S HOME, BUT  IT COULD SAVE a life!
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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