Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Tip of the Year!

I see lots of tips and tricks on Facebook, and some seem like a good idea, but when you try them they are a big bust.  Last week we all had a good laugh over the bunny rolls, and if you didn't see it there, well here it is again.  They actually look kind of scary!  This is not my photo, it was posted on FB last week.

And then there was the "grow your own lettuce and celery again" instead of throwing out the ends.  I tried this with both the lettuce and celery and yes they did grow but not into what I expected.  Instead of large leaves of romaine lettuce I ended up with small shoots of green things that would barely cover a sandwich.  And forget the celery if you are expecting something to chop into a salad because you will end up with those little leafy things on the ends and that's it.

But every once in awhile you see something and think "hey that looks like it will work!"  I saw this a couple of months ago, grabbed a few bread tabs, and it is working well.  So this is "tried and tested" and passes. :)

3 comments:

tanita davis said...

Hahah! I hadn't seen the bunnies. Those are worryingly evil looking.

I DO use can openers to open sealed plastic stuff from Costco - because that tough plastic is almost otherwise IMPOSSIBLE to open in a decent amount of time. I DO use the bread tab on the bottom of broken flip flops - I'd done that before I ever saw it used. I DO use dental floss to cut soft cheeses - we figured that out once when the stupid wire on the cheese slicer broke, and we never got another one (it was a gift anyway), and baking soda on a grease fire works perfectly.

Some of the ones I've seen are just common sense. Some of the ones, like using spaghetti to light candles if you don't have a long match are a "Hmmm..." moment. And then the things like dyeing your lips with Kool Aid and/or chalk-dyeing your hair just make me think of dust and all the things your head might touch and stain...

If I were more Heloise-y, I'd do a blog SERIES on these. Because someone reasonable has to try these things. (I totally vote you. ☺)

Brenda GA, Dome-Dweller said...

Your bunnies remind me of a book by Deborah and James Howe called "Bunnicula". They are scary...

Kansas A said...

T, well I am liking some of your tips! I'd love to do a blog series on what works/what doesn't, I need some ideas. :)

Brenda, oh they aren't "my" bunnies, just a photo that was floating around on fb last week. I got a kick out of it because the day I saw the original photo (without the "reality" part) I was making bread and so was my SIL. I had finished and she had make rolls but I hadn't so she said she was going to try the bunnies... well I gather they turned out like the reality photo that was posted the following week, lol.