It’s Science, y’all…
Those of you who are on Pinterest and follow probably know from looking at this picture what I am about to do. I’m making home-made laundry detergent! Two gallons of it for about $6. Is that a deal or what? The only ingredient not shown is 2 gal of water. Supposedly it gets your clothes just as clean as the expensive store-bought kind. I will let you know how it works once I start using it. That probably won’t be for another month or so since we have a new jug from the store we just opened. You have to cook it. The full instructions with pictures are HERE.
Also found on Pinterest recently was a recipe for a magical solution for cleaning your glass shower doors. Heat up your vinegar, add an equal amount of Dawn Dishwashing Liquid to it, and funnel it into a spray bottle. It’s supposed to work great on your shower and faucets and anything else you get water spot stains on. I’ve misplaced the link and credit for this one. Sorry! But it’s just equal parts of each with the vinegar heated up first.
I hope I don’t blow up my kitchen today with all these weird concoctions. Yikes.
On to more normal things…
Ingredients for Café Rio Shredded Beef
This recipe is in my crockpot as of about 30 minutes ago. I can’t wait to try these tacos. It sounds so good. Recipe is HERE, but it’s kind of messed up so I retyped it with corrections below. Note: I’m using beef broth instead of chicken because using chicken broth in a beef recipe is just weird to me. I also used olive oil instead of bacon grease.
Yes, I know this cake looks rather plain, but it’s really good. It’s not frosted on the sides because I didn’t have enough powdered sugar to make enough to cover it. It looks kind of pretty anyway. I’ve read that it’s very “French” to frost a cake this way. So I’ll call it French and stop apologizing.
It’s just a yellow cake mix made according to the directions on the box. About 1/2 can of Lemon Pie Filling is between the layers. I used two 9-inch round cake pans.
Cream cheese frosting for just the top: 4 oz cream cheese and 1/2 stick of butter creamed together with your electric mixer. Gradually add about 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar, 1/2 tsp of vanilla extract, and a little milk to get the consistency you want. Double these ingredients if you want to cover your whole cake.
Refrigerate for a few hours before serving.
So good with your Three O’Clock Afternoon Coffee. That is my family’s traditional afternoon coffee and sweet time.
I sure have been cooking and baking up a storm lately. It’s a tribute to how much better I’m feeling these days from the HRT I started about three weeks ago. I have noticed that I have so much more energy and desire to do things.