This easy potato salad recipe was given to me by a very good friend and retired dairy farmer. She always had to cook for a crowd during harvest time. My church now uses this recipe as a “go to” recipe when we have large gatherings. It makes a huge batch but you can cut it in half for smaller groups or families. You can also use lite salad dressing and it doesn’t seem to harm the taste. I hope you will try it the next time you go to a BBQ or large gathering. I have tossed my own old family recipe in favor of this. It just plain tastes better!
Great low-cal way to cool off and have something sweet in the evening. If you’re caffeine sensitive – be sure you use decaf instant coffee!
Easy weeknight dinners are sometimes hard to come up with – so finding something that i steady fast, and thaws quickly – is important. Kielbasa is a great option because it thaws in the microwave quickly and truly only requires warming. Roasting or frying to get a crispy crust on your Kielbasa makes it better.
Adding cabbage allows you to cut back on Potato – which can help you cut calories nicely. Use turkey kielbasa in this one for a lighter meal!
(First I must caution you I have never tried using this method on cellular blinds, only the plastic or wood louvered blinds.)
I hate the tedious wiping back and forth to clean blinds and sometimes that’s just not good enough to get all the crud off. If you’ve ever moved into a home or apartment that the blinds were so dirty you were sure critters were lurking in them try this simple method.
Fill the bathtub with some hot soapy water, use Dawn, Joy, or for wood I might use Murphy’s oil soap. Take a blind down and drop it gently in the tub one at a time. Let it soak while you take a rag and whip down the window area and around the top part that doesn’t come down. (Clean the window with Marge’s Magic Elixir from this blog while the blind is soaking.)
Next go back to the tub and with the same rag just slosh the rag over the louvers, swishing the blind back and forth a little too. Gather it up and stand it on end in the tub to shake off most of the water, then lay it on some bath towels and gently wipe most of the water off, just so it isn’t dripping. Then hang the blind back up, dropping it down all the way to dry.
Voila! A clean blind and window all at once.
I used to have a mess with my earrings. I have pierced ears as most of us do, but for this little hint it makes no difference.
One time several years ago I was complaining to my sister that I had a little box I kept my earrings in and it was always a mess and finding the mates was annoying. She suggested I use a set of ice cube trays. It has turned out to be about the best suggestion I have ever received.
They are cheap, find yours at Goodwill or the dollar store. If you need a lot of space, they stack neatly if they are the same size/make and take up very little room on your dresser, vanity or you can even do like I do and keep them in a drawer.
Here are a few picture to give you the idea. I tend to group mine together by color and then have one little place for all the backs. If I lose a back there are always plenty more and I know where to find them. Let me know what you think.
As an added little tip, when you travel and want to take earrings and not get them on a jumbled in a baggie or little bag. Just wrap a piece of plastic cling wrap around the whole tray and stick it in your suitcase.