Thursday, July 16, 2009

Middle of the Night

Nothing like a middle of the night bad change with an here is a easy way to change the bed and get back to sleep yourself!

Purchase an extra crib matress cover. Make the bed as usual. Then put on the extra matress cover and sheet. So when the unexpected occurs...just pull off the soiled linens and place the newly cleaned baby back in bed!

Sunday, May 24, 2009

Dishwasher detergent booster

I have been adding 1 tablespoon of washing soda to my dishwasher detergent when I put it in my dishwasher. I use the liquid detergent and by adding the washing soda it almost doubles how many washes that I can get out of a bottle.
About once a week I will run a load with no washing soda and use only detergent. Otherwise sometimes my dishes will get a little filmy.

Also when filling the rinse aide in my dishwasher every other time I put vinegar instead of my regular jet dry. I found that using vinegar always eventually ended up with a film on my dishes. but if I rotate it with Jet Dry it does rather well and saves me money.

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Easy Yeast Bread

I came across this recipe from a cyber friend several months ago...and have tweaked it a little. But anyone can make it :)

First lightly wipe vegetable oil in the bowl that you are going to use for mixing.

6 cups of flour (all purpose)
2t. active yeast
2t. salt
4T. sugar

(to correctly measure flour spoon it into the measuring cup)

Mix all of these dry ingrediants together in a large bowl.

Then stir in 4T. of oil.
Next add 2 1/4c. of hot water--not boiling.

Continue to mix until the dough forms a ball.

Take the dough and knead it in flour sprinkled on counter or waxed paper.

Place the dough back into the bowl and let it rise for 20 minutes.

Next punch the dough working out any air pockets. Divide the dough into two equal balls. Place them into lightly greased loaf pans and allow them to rise for 4 hours.

After four hours place the pans into a preheated over set to 325. Bake for 25 minutes.

Allow the pans to cool for 2 minutes...
--run the loaves with butter then turn them out of the pans
--Leave the loaves lying on their sides to allw the bread to cool evenly (you dont want the bottom of the loave to sweat)