Archive for February, 2010

Feb 18 2010

Posted by under Tips


This has been around before but if you haven’t seen it, it works pretty well, better than paper towels and a lot less expensive…    <br />


Coffee filters…. Who knew!   And you can buy 1,000 at the Dollar Tree for almost nothing even the large ones.

1. Cover bowls or dishes when cooking in the microwave. Coffee filters make excellent covers.  

2. Clean windows, mirrors, and chrome…  Coffee filters are lint-free so they'll leave windows sparkling.

3.  Protect China by separating your good dishes with a coffee filter between each dish.

4.  Filter broken cork from wine.  If you break the cork when opening a wine bottle, filter the wine through a coffee filter.

5.  Protect a cast-iron skillet.  Place a coffee filter in the skillet to absorb moisture and prevent rust.

6.  Apply shoe polish.  Ball up a lint-free coffee filter.  

7.  Recycle frying oil.  After frying, strain oil through a sieve lined with a coffee filter.

8.  Weigh chopped foods.  Place chopped ingredients in a coffee filter on a kitchen scale.

9.  Hold tacos.  Coffee filters make convenient wrappers for messy foods.

10.  Stop the soil from leaking out of a plant pot.  Line a plant pot with a coffee filter to prevent the soil from going through the drainage holes.

11.  Prevent a Popsicle from dripping.  Poke one or two holes as needed in a coffee filter.

12.  Do you think we used expensive strips to wax eyebrows?  Use strips of coffee filters..

13.  Put a few in a plate and put your fried bacon, French fries, chicken fingers, etc on them.  It soaks out all the grease.  

14.  Keep in the bathroom.  They make great "razor nick fixers."

15.   As a sewing backing.  Use a filter as an easy-to-tear backing for embroidering or appliquéing soft fabrics.

16.  Put baking soda into a coffee filter and insert into shoes or a closet to absorb or prevent odors.

17.  Use them to strain soup stock and to tie fresh herbs in to put in soups and stews.

18.  Use a coffee filter to prevent spilling when you add fluids to your car.

19.  Use them as a spoon rest while cooking and clean up small counter spills.

20.  Can use to hold dry ingredients when baking or when cutting a piece of fruit or veggies..  Saves on having extra bowls to wash.

21.  Use them to wrap Christmas ornaments for storage.

22.  Use them to remove fingernail polish when out of cotton balls.

23.  Use them to sprout seeds.  Simply dampen the coffee filter, place seeds inside, fold it and place it into a plastic baggie until they sprout.

24. Use coffee filters as blotting paper for pressed flowers.  Place the flowers between two coffee filters and put the coffee filters in phone book…

25.  Use as a disposable "snack bowl" for popcorn, chips, etc.


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Feb 11 2010

Posted by under Feel Good

Burnt Biscuits

When I was a kid, my mom liked to make breakfast food for dinner
now and then. And I remember one night in particular when she had made
breakfast after a long, hard day at work.

On that evening so long ago, my mom placed a plate of eggs, sausage
extremely burned biscuits in front of my dad. I remember waiting to see
anyone noticed! Yet all my dad did was reach for his biscuit, smile at
mom and ask me how my day was at school. I don't remember what I told
that night, but I do remember watching him smear butter and jelly on
biscuit and eat every bite!

When I got up from the table that evening, I remember hearing my mom
apologize to my dad for burning the biscuits. And I'll never forget what
said: "Honey, I love burned biscuits."

Later that night, I went to kiss Daddy good night and I asked him if
really liked his biscuits burned. He wrapped me in his arms and said,
Momma put in a hard day at work today and she's real tired. And besides
– a
little burnt biscuit never hurt anyone!"

Life is full of imperfect things…..and imperfect people. I'm not
best at hardly anything, and I forget birthdays and anniversaries just
everyone else. But what I've learned over the years is that learning to
accept each others faults – and choosing to celebrate each others
differences – is one of the most important keys to creating a healthy,
growing, and lasting relationship.

And that's my prayer for you today. That you will learn to take the
good, the bad, and the ugly parts of your life and lay them at the feet
God. Because in the end, He's the only One who will be able to give you
relationship where a burnt biscuit isn't a deal-breaker!

We could extend this to any relationship. In fact, understanding is
base of any relationship, be it a husband-wife or parent-child or
or friendship!
"Don't put the key to your happiness in someone else's pocket – keep
in your own."
God Bless You….. Now, and Always….

So Please pass me a biscuit, and yes, the burnt one will do just
fine.!.!.!.! And PLEASE pass this along to someone who has enriched your
life… I just did!

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Feb 06 2010

Posted by under Humor

Blonde Password

During a recent password audit at a company, it was  found that a

blonde receptionist was using the following  password:




When  asked why she had such a long password, she said she

was told that it had  to be at least 8 characters long and

Include at least one  capital.

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Feb 04 2010

Posted by under Humor


A teacher in a Detroit kindergarten class asked the kids what kind of sound a pig makes.     
Little Tyrone stood up and yelled:


I guess there aren't many farms in Detroit
..    :


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