Hello all! Sorry about the lame post yesterday… Mondays are crazy. However, today, I feel GREAT! This very well may be the “nesting” energy coming out in me (which, according to the bone-chilling labor video Huff the Hubs and I watched on Saturday, means labor is imminent) but I’m using it for all its worth!
Because of that, you’re getting a Try it Tuesday twofer!
The first Try It comes from my mom! She saw this pin on Pinterest:
Sounds simple enough, right? Two ingredients, how can you screw that up? (If I would’ve made this, I would have found a way!)
Instead of blueberries, Mom used apple pie filling. (She actually used the “lite” version; significantly cutting calories and sugar! Good job, Mom!)
Hope she clipped that Box Top before tossing it in the trash!
After she gathered her ingredients, she mixed them together:
Sorry if its a little dark. I never said Mom was Annie Lebowitz.
Then, she popped it in the oven and baked at 350 for about 28-30 minutes. Then, magic happened:
Nom, nom, nom.
It was really yummy! It tasted sort of like an apple pie (but without all the crazy calories!) And the recipe is so simple, you can use pretty much any pie filling you want: blueberry, cherry, apple, snozberry…Whatever you’re in the mood for!
The next Try It was actually a recommendation from my sister, Samantha. I was complaining about how my kitchen dish rags would get so stinky and mildewy after one or two uses. It not only stunk up the kitchen, but if you forgot that it was stinky, you’d touch it and then your hand would smell. It was a vicious cycle.
That is, until, Sam told me something that would change my life forever:
Use vinegar when you wash your towels.
Yep. Vinegar. Its not just for Easter eggs anymore!
She said to use detergent as you normally would when you wash your towels. BUT, get a Downy Ball and pour white vinegar into it, and drop it into the washing machine.
I was skeptical, but I tried it. I was afraid that it would make my towels stink, but after they washed, I couldn’t smell the vinegar (they were even softer!)! After I dried them and put them away was when the real test began.
I used a new dish rag and it lasted over a WEEK and did not stink ONCE! I was so excited! Needless to say, vinegar is a new laundry staple in the Huffman Homestead.