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Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Baking Soda

I'm definitely not going to tell you to throw all those cleaning supplies out just yet.  I'd be the first to tell you that my cleaning closet is FULL of cleaning supplies.  There are some things that I love to smell when I'm cleaning.  I love the smell of Pine-Sol from a freshly mopped floor, the clorox cleaner for the bathroom...I could go on and on.  I have to admit though that I am amazed at how a little inexpensive box of baking soda can work magic on certain things.  I keep a box on hand for cleaning the bottom of my walk in shower and my flat top stove.  Baking soda works better on those things than anything else I've ever tried.  I'm going to keep experimenting with baking soda and maybe one day I'll throw those cleaning supplies out.  Here's 83 uses for that box of white powder in your cabinet.  Enjoy and have fun experimenting!!  Oh, and don't forget to just share it with others!


Monday, November 8, 2010

What's for Dinner?

I used to ask myself and my husband this a lot during the week.  I hated not having a plan.  It made for a crazy week and also a lot of money was wasted on takeout.  I still have times like this due to being sick or a busy weekend, but I am more relaxed if I have a plan.  Before I do my grocery shopping, I sit down to make my list out.  I think about everything we have going on for the week.  If we have a busy day and I know we will be away from the house, I try to think of a quick meal or something I can put in the crock pot that morning.  I wouldn't plan to fry chicken on a day like that because I know I won't have the time or the energy to do it when I get home.  I would opt for takeout if that was my plan.  Even with a good plan, things do change during the week and I have to be flexible when they do.  Learn to be flexible and use your plan as a guide.  So here's our dinner menu for the week.

Sunday: Chicken spaghetti and caesar salad 
Monday: Vegetable soup and cornbread
Tuesday: Fried chicken, potato salad, and baked beans
Wednesday: Baked potato soup and garlic cheese biscuits
Thursday: Cube steak with gravy, rice, lima beans, and slaw
Friday: Meatloaf, mashed potatoes, and corn
Saturday: Breakfast for dinner

I pray this inspires you to just share it.  You never know who you may be helping along the way.  I know I have been helped countless times and learned so many things from others that I have never met.  I am so glad they decided to JUST SHARE IT with others!!