Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Cheese Pizza AGAIN

I am so very VERY tired of cheese pizza. Not that we're housing pizza down every night, But if we have pizza the 3 year old insists on getting cheese or she won't eat.

I couldn't take it anymore and almost didn't eat dinner a few nights ago. Then like all great epiphanies, necessity kicked my brain into gear and I came up with an idea. CHEESE PIZZA IS JUST A BLANK CANVAS!

I ran to my fridge and cheered. There in front of me were the makings of a gourmet slice of pizza. I threw on it prosciutto, argula, olive oil, and zested a lemon and added a little juice as well. I popped it in the microwave for 20 seconds, topped it with some parmesan, and there it was. A SLICE OF PIZZA THAT WOULD COST ME AN ARM AND A LEG AT A FANCY PIZZERIA.

It was so incredibly good I had two more slices. I usually just have 1.

Now, I know not everyone likes fru-fru pizza. But I assume whatever is in your fridge is an example of how you like your pizza. But if you need ideas, find your favorite pizza place or nearby gourmet pizza place's online menu and look it over. Keep the ideas on file for the next Friday night when your small child yells, "I want pizza! Cheese pizza!"

A good pizza place I like to steal ideas from in Atlanta.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Cost Effective Window Cleaner

This post will cover two window problems.
1) Windows retaining greasy appearance.
2) Windows with paint splatter from paint sprayers.

Greasy Residue
I have 3 main reasons why I do not use traditional window cleaning products routinely found in stores. They're full of harmful chemicals, they cost too much, and they never do a good job cleaning up greasy messes. I feel no matter what type of clothe I use or which cleaner I use grease on the window appears to smear around the window.

Solution, wet your preferred towel (clothe or paper) and add a dab of dish soap, and get your towel nice and soapy. Wipe your window down. While the window is still wet, dry the window with a dry towel. And that's all there is too it! If you feel you have a NASTY mess, before you dry the window go ahead and go back over the window with just a water soaked towel.

Paint Splatter stuck on window
This is a really easy fix. Make a baking soda paste out of water and baking soda. Use a clothe to scrub the window with the baking soda paste. Clean the window with water and repeat if you missed any spots. The really nice part is most paint sprayer splatter is on the outside of your house, just grab the hose! No need to be dainty when you clean the baking soda paste off.

Friday, September 17, 2010

Reasons why Vinegar is good.

  1. A friend on facebook sent me this link a while back. There are a bunch of cool ways to use vinegar. Click here.
  2. Body odor. If you're feet are smelly or if your man has a problem zone that he just can't seem to clear the smell out of. Pour vinegar on it! Hydrogen Peroxide works well for this too. Make sure to wash the peroxide off though.
  3. If I had to pick one reason why I love cleaning with vinegar it would be this, my daughter loves to imitate me. She loves to clean with my squirt bottle and a towel. If I used anything like 409 I would chronically be in sheer fear that she would find my cleaner in an attempt t o be like mommy. Where with vinegar, I chuckle and just hand her my squirt bottle and smile.