Quote for the Day:
"I am always doing that which I cannot do,
in order that I may learn how to do it.
I hope that everyone has had a good weekend and a nice Easter. Maybe you spent it visiting with family or at a church function...however you spent it, I hope it was GREAT!
I mentioned a week or so ago that I had joined Pinterest. Well, let me tell you, I've gotten lots of tips, ideas and recipes. Yes, recipes. AND...I've been trying out some of the recipes!
I know that those of you who actually know me "in real life" are probably asking "who are you and what have you done with Loretta!" LOL I'm not a cook. I don't like to cook. I like to eat. So I married someone who is a good cook.
I did some cooking when the kids were young, although Andy did as much cooking as I did. Since the kids have grown and moved out, I cook even less than I did before. In fact, now I rarely cook. Or bake.
So you will be surprised to hear that over the course of this 3-day weekend, I made a soup from some leftovers from the Slow Cooker Cheese Chicken dish that I prepared earlier in the week, made Honey Garlic Slow Cooker Chicken for supper last night (I recommend cutting the soy sauce in half so it isn't so salty), baked Oatmeal Lemon Creme bars for dessert, and today I made Snickerdoodle Bars with Cream Cheese Frosting to go with the ham/sweet potatoes/corn on the cob/fresh yeast roll Easter dinner that Andy made! :)
In case you weren't counting, thats FOUR...count them...FOUR recipes I've made over the last couple of days! Okay...raise your hand if you are now officially wondering what has happened to me! LOL
Well...it's Pinterest! I wasn't quite sure how much I would use what I found on there, but so far I'm using quite a bit of the info! I think that's the key to using Pinterest successfully. If you are ONLY going to "pin" info and ideas but never use them, you are only wasting your time. To keep it from being a time-sucker, you actually need to put them into action...and I'm happy to say that I have been doing just that! And because of that, our meals have gotten more interesting lately, instead of relying on the old "stand-bys" that we've been eating week after week.
I've also tried some of the household hints, like the underarm stain removal treatment that worked. I've also started stretching my baby wash that I use as my facial cleanser by diluting it with water and putting it in an empty foaming soap dispenser. This is actually something that I had done with our hand soap several years ago, but had gotten out of the habit of doing. I'm going to start doing it again with the our hand soap. It lasts FOREVER when you do it this way!
I've gotten some really good new ideas as well as a reminder of some other things that I had heard about in the past. And we've really been enjoying the new recipes!
If you don't know what Pinterest is, you can check it out at www.pinterest.com. Joining is by invitation. If you know someone who is on it, you can ask them for an invite, or you can ask Pinterest for an invite. However, asking Pinterest for an invite can take several days. I asked a friend I know that is on it for an invite and I got on right away. If you'd like an invitation, contact me and I'll send you one. If you aren't on Facebook, I'll need your email address to send you an invite. I don't get anything for inviting you, so this is not a ploy to get money or anything, it's just a place to share, gather, and store ideas, etc.