As I sat with my morning coffee perusing my countdown checklist to Christmas, I realized I am about three days behind on my tasks to produce the perfect Christmas. My copper penny carrots should already be marinating, but the carrots are still at the grocery store.
All my packages should be wrapped. None of my packages have been wrapped. Anyone know how to wrap a side by side refrigerator? I’m thinking sheets.
I was planning to make sweet potato muffins for all my neighbors and deliver them in the Christmas bowls I bought in Nashville for 50 cents last January. Something tells me, those bowls will sit in my pantry for another year.
I don’t really have time to do a proper job passing along useless information on deluded diva today. Therefore, I was thankful to Tom this morning when he sent the following treasure trove of tips for the many uses for coffee filters. I was astounded, but would like to add one tip. When you get all flustered with Christmas preparations, maybe you can roll up a filter, sit down, and smoke it!
Protect from microwave spatters with coffee filters.
COFFEE FILTERS: Not just for making coffee….
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. Thinking would work on my readers as well.
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. But who’s weighing these days?
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. (I don’t get this one. Why do people wax their eyebrows anyway? Are you supposed to wax your eyebrows???)
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.”
15. Maybe you could also use them for toilet paper and kleenex in a pinch. Nah, maybe not.