Friday, July 6, 2012

Tid-Bits #2

Make your own laundry detergent for 1/10 of the cost. Boil 4 cups of water with one bar of Ivory soap (shredded with a cheese grader). Combine this with 3 gallons of water, 1 cup of washing soda and 1/2 cup of borox (if desired).


Ever try making salsa verde? Super easy w/ this recipe:

INGREDIENTS - - 1 & 1/2 lbs tomatillos - 1/2 cup chopped white onion - 1/2 cup cilantro leaves - 1 Tbsp fresh lime juice - 1/4 teaspoon sugar - 2 JalapeƱo peppers OR 2 serrano peppers, stemmed, seeded and chopped - Mix it all together and salt to taste


Cake from scratch

2 1/3 cups all-purpose flour 1 tablespoon baking powder 3/4 teaspoon salt 1 1/2 cups white sugar 1/2 cup shortening 2 eggs 1 cup milk 1 teaspoon vanilla extract


For a Yellow Cake: Sift together flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar. Cut in shortening until fine crumbs are formed. Add eggs, milk, and vanilla. Beat at low speed for 1 minute, then high for 2 minutes, scraping the bowl frequently.

Pour batter into greased and floured 9x13 inch pan. Bake in preheated 350 degree F oven (175 degrees C) for 25 to 30 minutes.

Variation for a White Cake: Prepare as for the basic cake except use 3 egg whites for the 2 whole eggs. Whites may be beaten separately and added for a lighter cake.

Variation for a Chocolate Cake: Add 1/4 cup cocoa powder to the basic cake mix prior to adding the milk.

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