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Sunday, September 15, 2013

Trick For No More Boil Overs

I don't have much to say today.  We went shopping for a new fire pit, but we came home empty handed.  There aren't many left at this time of the year, and the ones I saw I didn't really like.  Oh well, it was one of those things we don't really need.  One I like will turn up some day.  This week I had some long blogs with a lot photos of the Highground Veterans Memorial and yesterday with the Whooping Crane blog, so today I'll make this short.  

I just have a couple helpful hints that I haven't mentioned.  This past June when my sister visited,  she gave be a very useful tip.  It was something that most of you may know, but I didn't.  She said while boiling something on the stove and to avoid potatoes or pasta from boiling over all over the stovetop, all you do is place a wooden spoon over the kettle.  It won't boil over.  I didn't really believe it, but it works.  I do it everytime and have never had a boil over since.

Here I'm boiling some noodles and they didn't boil over.


The other thing I wanted to mention is about making Grilled Cheese.  I think everyone makes grilled cheese the same.  We may call it something else.  When I run into people from other areas they often call it Toasted Cheese.  It's kind of like Bubbler and Water Fountain or Soda and Pop.  Most people butter the outside of the bread, put cheese inside and grill.  I learned that using Mayo instead of butter works just as well.  It adds a little flavor and is lower in fat.  I know it's cheese so what difference does a little less fat make.  It probably makes no difference, but I like it because sometimes all you have is hard butter.  The mayo is always soft and spreadable.

Grilled or Toasted Cheese sandwich.

That's all for now.  The Green Bay Packers won their season opener at home, so my household is a happy one.  We also got some rain.  We had almost 3/4 of an inch, which is more than we have had in a couple months.  We needed it so badly.