1. Boiled Eggs in the Oven:
This pin promised a cleaner process AND easy-to-peel eggs, and it was right. I will definitely make this method my go-to, but I'm wondering why my eggs had tiny brown spots in the cooked white. Somehow from the pan? Would muffin cups help or hurt the process? Eggs were delicious, though, and much easier to peel.
We loooooooove Brussels Sprouts in our house. Seriously, my daughter cheers in the checkout line when I am buying them, and it makes me ridiculously happy. Like I'm some kind of super-mom because my kids like Brussels Sprouts. Nevermind that they think dessert should be after every meal. Unfortunately, this recipe was only ok. One of the commenters on the original post indicated it was kind of one-note, and we agreed. It needed something. And because we love Brussels Sprouts so much, mixing their flavors with these other blase flavors was not our favorite use of the green. So, I probably won't make it again, but it was certainly edible.
3. Homemade Chewy Granola Bars:
My daughter often eats those Quaker chewy granola bars for an afternoon snack, so this recipe definitely appeals to my thrifty and homemade nature. Overall, they were pretty good, but they didn't hang together as well as the store-bought ones. The original recipe indicates some tips and issues with crumbly bars and different sugar ratios, so I'll probably try these again. I want to try the oatmeal raisin ones next.
4. Washing Machine Cleaning:
My front-loader washing machine is pretty gross. I don't wipe it out regularly (as the pin instructs me to do), so the black in the creases seems to be pretty much baked in. I'm ashamed to show you this before shot:
For the record, because the grossness is so well-established, it doesn't make my machine stink or my clothes smell funny (which lots of front-loader owners complain of) possibly because I do actually clean it periodically with just a spray and a wipe. But it never comes off. So, I decided to try the deep clean methods mentioned in the post. I ran an empty load with vinegar. I used Bon Ami and an old toothbrush to scrub at the black (three applications actually). And I did several hot water/bleach wash loads. The result?
I think that's enough sharing for now. Have a beautiful Wednesday!