Sunday, February 1, 2009

A Useful Tidbit and Unconscious Mutterings

Every once in a while I get something in an email besides a joke that has been around a dozen times or a picture of something foolish someone has done or something that is politically incorrect, racist, sexist, or improper, or something that will bring me good luck or rich blessings if I pass it along. Those are not things that I usually send along. However, today I received the following from a dear friend. It is something I hadn't seen before and gave me pause to wonder -- *Well, why hadn't I thought of that?* The answer doesn't need to be stated aloud, and you really don't have to write back with why. Just read them and pass along or use or ignore.

Coffee filters ..who knew! And you can buy 1,000 at the Dollar Tree for almost nothing.

1. Cover bowls or dishes when cooking in the microwave. Coffee filters make excellent covers.
2. Clean windows and mirrors. Coffee filters are lint-free so they'll leave windows sparkling.
3. Protect China. Separate your good dishes by putting 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. Soaks out all the grease.
14. Keep in the bathroom. They make great "razor nick fixers."
Oh, and they are great for using in your coffee maker, too.

And moving right along it is time for Unconscious Mutterings. The *I say :: You think* meme I enjoy each Sunday.


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  1. Take :: it on the chin

  2. 350 :: an incomplete circle

  3. Stand :: amazed in the presence of Jesus the Nazerene and wonder how He could love me a sinner condemned unclean (corrected after my smarter than me sister commented, thanks Jo)

  4. Raspberry :: blowing on a baby's belly

  5. Turnstile :: counts you going in or coming out

  6. Infomercial :: too loud, too long

  7. Dejected :: depressed, rejected

  8. What’s the word? :: Well, everybody knows that the bird is the word!(http://www.rockabilly.nl/lyrics4/s0130.htm)
  9. Awestruck :: totally blown away by the magnitude of the event

  10. Smashed :: inebriated

6 comments:

Hootin' Anni said...

The only one I've used before in your list is to cover things for the microwave cooking.

But, #14 is awesome. Since Bud still uses a razor instead of an electric buzz saw. LOL

I love your Raspberry association for the mutterings.

It's beautiful here...in the 80s...you guys getting any rain? Erik called and said they have a 60% chance of the wet stuff tonight in Houston...wish it would rain here [but I'm afraid to wish for it 'cause when I do we get too much.]

Happy Sunday evening.

LceeL said...

Mighty useful critter - the coffee filter.

Momisodes said...

That is an awesome list. Thank you so much for sharing that. I would have never thought of those, and they are indeed so cheap!

JoGrandmama said...

"I stand amazed in the presence of Jesus the Nazarene." I believe those are the words in the hymnal. But yours work, too. :)

storyteller said...

Who knew there were so very many uses for coffee filters? Actually I haven't bought the paper kind for years because I use a permanent one I wash between uses. I enjoyed your mutterings too!
Hugs and blessings,

Vixen said...

What a really great list. I never would have thought of most of those, but I know I will try a bunch of them.