June 3, 2020

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Recipes

Eating a fresh yogurt with a spoon.

Easy Sweet YogurtThis is how yogurt is often made in Vietnam using sweetened condensed milk. I like how subtly sweet it is and my kids adore it. My kids grew up in Vietnam and often miss the yogurt from there so they actually jump for joy when they see me making it. If I buy the Costco pack of Chobani my kids will eat it up in a jiffy but I hate all that plastic waste. I am trying to reduce the amount of plastic that I bring into my house. One way that I can do this is by not buying prepackaged yogurt. I really enjoy making yogurt in the instant pot, you just press the button and go. I make mine in small jars because my kids are more likely to eat it when it is in small grab and go containers.

 

A finished plate of garlic honey balsamic steaks.

Garlic Honey Balsamic SteaksYou can use this marinade on any cut of meat. It tenderizes so well, you could even go for cheaper cuts and have a nice flavourful meal. I cooked this out on the barbecue grill, but you can use a hot pan on the stove, as well.

 

A serving of chicken potato egg salad on a lettuce leaf.

Chicken Potato Egg SaladThis is a wonderful all-in-one type of salad full of chicken, potatoes, and eggs. It's wonderful on its own, rolled in lettuce, or between two pieces of toast. You can use any type of cooked chicken for this. I simply used a can of ground chicken. Pickles can vary in saltiness, so it's best not to add any salt and do a taste test at the end to see if it needs any.

 

Articles

A pan of hot cereal on the stove.

Lumpless Hot CerealWhen I was a kid, I never minded the lumps that come with cooking MaltoMeal or Cream of Wheat, but some do. So I realzed one of the reasons the lumps happen if the water is boiling when we pour it in, usually all in the same spot.

 

Coins on top of a paper cup with a plastic lid.

Hiding Car Coins in Plain SightI rarely buy coffee out but when I do, I have these cups to recycle. One day, I was throwing my change in the console, and this old cup was in there from the day before.

 

A trash bag being used as a cape for cutting hair.

Trash Bag as Cape for Cutting HairBeing homebound with the Covid-19 virus for over 2 months and needing haircuts before the virus, I think our hair grew faster than ever. My husband was getting desperate for a haircut and it will be another two weeks before his hair appointment. He decided he would let me cut his hair.

 

Double Decker Wicker Baskets Floral Display - display outside

Double Decker Wicker Basket Floral DisplayI got two square baskets last week, and thought how cute it would be to stack them and put some faux flowers inside.

 

The plastic lid fits the coffee container exactly.

Again with the LidsThe local squrrels love the birdseed I have on the back porch. So much so that they ate into the lid! So, I swapped out the containers, using a metal can with a metal lid.

 

Questions

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Organising a Chest Freezer?I am hoping for a bright idea! My chest freezer is quite large, and has 3 baskets on top. I know I'm disorganised, but I can never find what I want without loads of trouble! I do realise it's my own fault for just hurling things in after a shop! I once put cardboard boxes in the bottom to try and help. It did a bit, but not enough.

 

What Kind of Bug Is This? - brown sow bug looking insect

What Kind of Bug Is This?Please help me figure out what kind of bug this is and what kind of treatment is used?

 

Identifying a Household Bug?

Identifying a Biting Household Bug?What might be this? It keeps on jumping, and even if you smash it, it doesn't die. It sucks blood.

 

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Removing Ironed on Blackout Tape from VSX Leggings?How do I remove ironed on blackout tape from Victoria Secret sport leggings?

 

Identifying Insect Eggs Found on Wood Deck?

Identifying Insect Eggs Found on Wood Deck?Yesterday I saw about 30 of these on the railing of my wood deck. At first I thought they were ants carrying crumbs, but after looking closer I only see a small black dot on the bottom. They seemed to be wiggling some. Today I found even more on the back deck and some on my wood front railing. I am not sure what they are or where they came from!

 

Identifying Insect Eggs on TP Roll?

Identifying Insect Eggs on TP Roll?I found these on my roll of toilet paper. I have never seen them before. Does anyone know what insect laid these? It has this greenish/brown color and they are quite hard.

 

Value of Mersman Living Room Table Set?  - coffee table

Value of Mersman Living Room Table Set?I have set with 30-3, 2 30-2s, and a 30-5 tables. Is this considered a vintage/collectible. How much might this set be worth today?

 

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