Friday, May 9, 2008

Are You Martha or Maxine?

Are you Martha or Maxine?
*Martha's Way* Stuff a miniature marshmallow in the bottom of a sugar cone to prevent ice cream drips.
*Maxine's Way * Just suck the ice cream out of the bottom of the cone, for Pete's sake! You are probably lying on the couch with your feet up eating it, anyway!
To keep potatoes from budding, place an apple in the bag with the potatoes.
Buy Hungry Jack mashed potato mix, keep it in the pantry for up to a year.
When a cake recipe calls for flouring the baking pan, use a bit of the dry cake mix instead and there won't be any white mess on the outside of the cake.
Go to the bakery! They'll even decorate it for you.
If you accidentally oversalt a dish while it's still cooking, drop in a peeled potato and it will absorb the excess salt for an instant "fix-me-up."
If you oversalt a dish while you are cooking, that's too bad. Please recite with me the real woman's motto: "I made it and you will eat it and I don't care how bad it tastes!"
Wrap celery in aluminum foil when putting in the refrigerator and it will keep for weeks.
Celery? Never heard of it!
Brush some beaten egg white over pie crust before baking to yield a beautiful glossy finish.
The Mrs. Smith frozen pie directions do not include brushing egg whites over the crust so I don't.
Cure for headaches: take a lime, cut it in half and rub it on your forehead. The throbbing will go away.
Take a lime, mix it with tequila, chill and drink!
If you have a problem opening jars, try using latex dishwashing gloves. They give a non-slip grip that makes opening jars easy.
Go ask that very cute neighbor if he can open it for you.
Don't throw out all that leftover wine. Freeze into ice cubes for future use in casseroles and sauces.
Leftover wine??????????? HELLO !!!!!!!
Hee hee...I couldn't resist posting this email forward I received. Some of the formatting didn't come through, but you get the idea. I think I am more in line with Maxine on most things. How about you?


Midlife Mom said...

Marcy that is just a hoot! I think I am more the Maxine type too! ha! I must try to copy that to send to my sisters!

45 minutes to an hour is a long commute, no wonder you want to move. We are so blessed, we are 5 minutes from our church and about 10 minutes from my hubby's office (and the mall) but we live out in the country. The best of both worlds.

Glad you liked some of my staging ideas. That is the fun part for me, I love looking for things to go in the different houses. If they have fireplaces I really get into it with the seasonal decorations on the mantle and stuff on the hearth. It does make a difference. Right now I'm not doing any houses as our market isn't good but I'm on the lookout all the time.

The Shadburn Family said...

Um, yeah, I'm gonna have to go with Maxine on that one

Sean said...

Thanks for the kind words, Marcy! And you have a beautiful house! It reminded me of my parents' old house.

Jennifer said...

HaHa! That was cute! I learned a few things from Ms. Martha!!! :-)

Jen :-)