Have you ever been in a conversation with someone, gone to someone else’s house, or witnessed a new way of doing something and thought “wow, I never knew that?!” I sure have! I love observing other people and learning new ways of doing things in order to make my life easier. It’s also fun when you do something and hear “I’m going to do that too!” Listen ladies, it takes a village and sometimes you need to be a copycat to get things done.
This blog post will grow monthly with new tips on kitchen tasks in order to make your life easier.
Kitchen Hack #1: Make Strawberries Last Longer.
Hopefully, you already know that you are not supposed to wash every strawberry at once in their original container. That’s a quick way for those berries to grow mold in record time. Instead, dump the berries into a bowl filled with cold water and white vinegar (or a fruit & veggie soak), and then place the washed strawberries on a towel where they can dry standing alone, do not let them touch each other. Letting those strawberries dry by themselves will add up to 5 days of fridge life!
Kitchen Hack #2: Removing Excess Fat From Food.
If a dish you’ve cooked turns out to be unexpectedly rich, you can remove excess fat using a couple of ice cubes and a paper towel. Wrap the ice in the towel and wipe it over the top of the food. The ice will act as a magnet, drawing floating fat towards it to congeal on the tissue. You can also use this tip to help drain fat from ground beef or pork.
Kitchen Hack #3: Good Vs. Bad Eggs.
To tell how fresh your eggs are, place them in a glass of water. If they float, they are bad, if they sink, they are fresh.
Do you have a kitchen tip you think another Mother will use? Please send along so we can all benefit!