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FReeper Canteen ~ Hints & Tips Thursday ~ 2 August 2007
August 1, 2007 | Entertaining the Troops Committee

Posted on 08/01/2007 6:00:30 PM PDT by beachn4fun

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To: beachn4fun

Morning neighbor. Last day of the work week for me! WHOOO HOOOO!!!


341 posted on 08/02/2007 8:38:24 AM PDT by txradioguy (In Memory Of My Friend 1SG Tim Millsap A Co. 70th Engineer Bn. K.I.A. 25 Apr. 2005)
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To: Mrs.Nooseman

Morning Mrs. N!!!


342 posted on 08/02/2007 8:39:22 AM PDT by txradioguy (In Memory Of My Friend 1SG Tim Millsap A Co. 70th Engineer Bn. K.I.A. 25 Apr. 2005)
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To: beachn4fun

343 posted on 08/02/2007 8:56:29 AM PDT by Sonora
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To: beachn4fun

PLEASE BE SURE YOU READ THE LAST ONE ABOUT THE CLOTHES DRYER!!!!!!

GREAT TIPS:
1. Reheat Pizza
Heat up leftover pizza in a non stick skillet on top of the stove, set heat to med-low and heat till warm. This keeps the crust crispy. No soggy micro pizza. I saw this on the cooking channel and it really works.

2. Easy Deviled Eggs
Put cooked egg yolks in a zip lock bag. Seal, mash till they are all broken up. Add remainder of ingredients, eseal, keep mashing it up mixing thoroughly, cut the tip of the baggy, squeeze mixture into egg. Just throw bag away when done easy clean up.

3. Expanding Frosting
When you buy a container of cake frosting from the store, whip it with your mixer for a few minutes. You can double it in size. You get to frost more cake/cupcakes with the same amount. You also eat less sugar and calories per serving.

4. Reheating refrigerated bread
To warm biscuits, pancakes, or muffins that were refrigerated, place them in a microwave with a cup of water. The increased moisture will keep the food moist and help it reheat faster.

5. Newspaper weeds away
Start putting in your plants, work the nutrients in your soil. Wet newspapers put layers around the plants overlapping as you go cover with mulch and forget about weeds. Weeds will get through some gardening plastic they will not get through wet newspapers.

6 Broken Glass
Use a wet cotton ball or Q-tip to pick up the small shards of glass you can’t see easily.

7. No More Mosquitoes
Place a dryer sheet in your pocket. It will keep the squitoes away.

8. Squirrel Away!
To keep squirrels from eating your plants sprinkle your plants with cayenne pepper. The cayenne pepper doesn’t hurt the plant and the squirrels won’t come near it.

9. Flexible vacuum
To get something out of a heat register or under the fridge add an empty paper towel roll or empty gift wrap roll to your vacuum. It can be bent or flattened to get in narrow openings.

10. Reducing Static Cling
Pin a small safety pin to the seam of your slip and you will not have a clingy skirt or dress. Same thing works with slacks that cling when wearing panty hose. Place pin in seam of slacks and — ta da! — static is gone.

11. Measuring Cups
Before you pour sticky substances into a measuring cup, fill with hot water. Dump out the hot water, but don’t dry cup. Next, add your ingredient, such as peanut butter, and watch how easily it comes right out.

12. Foggy Windshield?
Hate foggy windshields? Buy a chalkboard eraser and keep it in the glove box of your car. When the windows fog, rub with the eraser! Works better than a cloth!

13. Reopening envelope
If you seal an envelope and then realize you forgot to include something inside, just place your sealed envelope in the freezer for an hour or two. Viola! It unseals
easily

14. Goodbye Fruit Flies
To get rid of pesky fruit flies , take a small glass fill it 1/2” with Apple Cider Vinegar and 2 drops of dish washing liquid , mix well. You will find those flies drawn to the cup and gone forever!

15. Get Rid of Ants
Put small piles of cornmeal where you see ants. They eat it, take it “home”, and can’t digest it so it kills
them. It may take a week or so, especially if it rains, but it works & you don’t have the worry about pets or small
children being harmed!

16. INFO ABOUT CLOTHES DRYERS
The heating unit went out on my dryer! The gentleman that fixes things around the house for us told us that he wanted to show us something and he went over to the dryer and pulled out the lint filter. It was clean. (I always clean the lint from the filter after every load clothes.) He told us that he wanted to show us something; he took the filter over to the sink, ran hot water over it. The lint filter is made of a mesh material - I’m sure you know what your dryer’s lint filter looks like.

WELL...the hot water just sat on top of the mesh! It didn’t go through it at all! He told us that dryer sheets cause a film over that mesh that’s what burns out the heating unit. You can’t SEE the film , but it’s there. It’s what is in the dryer sheets to make your clothes soft and static free - that nice fragrance too, you know how
they can feel waxy when you take them out of the box, well this stuff builds up on your clothes and on your lint screen This is also what causes dryer units to catch fire and potentially burn your house down with it! He said the best way to keep your dryer working for a very long time (and to keep your electric bill lower) is to take that filter out and wash it with hot soapy water and an old
toothbrush (or other brush) at least every six months. He said that makes the life of the dryer at least twice as long! How about that!?! Learn something new everyday! I certainly didn’t know dryer sheets would do that. So , I thought I’d share!

Note: I went to my dryer and tested my screen by running water on it. The water ran through a little bit but mostly collected all the water in the mesh screen. I washed it with warm soapy water and a nylon brush & I had it done in 30 seconds. Then when I rinsed it the water ran right Thru the screen! There wasn’t any puddling at all! That repairman knew what he was talking about!


344 posted on 08/02/2007 9:06:43 AM PDT by spotbust1 (Procrastinators of the world unite . . . . .tomorrow!!!)
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345 posted on 08/02/2007 9:09:57 AM PDT by spotbust1 (Procrastinators of the world unite . . . . .tomorrow!!!)
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To: beachn4fun

I can’t do all those cool WOO HOO’s, but that is exactly how I feel too.

Hope you have a great Thursday.


346 posted on 08/02/2007 9:13:24 AM PDT by spotbust1 (Procrastinators of the world unite . . . . .tomorrow!!!)
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To: tomkow6

Hey you!
HI!!!!
(((((((Tomkow)))))))))))))
Ms.B


347 posted on 08/02/2007 9:21:45 AM PDT by MS.BEHAVIN (Women who behave rarely make history)
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Oh, I gotta!


348 posted on 08/02/2007 9:27:24 AM PDT by Tanniker Smith (I didn't know she was a Liberal when I married her.)
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Oh, I gotta!


349 posted on 08/02/2007 9:27:26 AM PDT by Tanniker Smith (I didn't know she was a Liberal when I married her.)
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Oh, I gotta!


350 posted on 08/02/2007 9:27:33 AM PDT by Tanniker Smith (I didn't know she was a Liberal when I married her.)
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To: Arrowhead1952; Kathy in Alaska
Must be time to visit Kathy.


351 posted on 08/02/2007 9:28:56 AM PDT by Lady Jag (The Constitution only gives people the right to pursue happiness. You have to catch it yourself.)
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To: Lady Jag

Happy August, Lady J....glad to hear that you had a wonderful “adventure”. Is Mr August indicative of your area of this vast country? He looks pretty warm.


352 posted on 08/02/2007 9:44:38 AM PDT by Kathy in Alaska (~ RIP Brian...heaven's gain...the Coast Guard lost a good one.~)
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To: GodBlessUSA

We have warm and not really humid weather today. Mid 60% for humidity is nice, even though it’s already 85 outside.


353 posted on 08/02/2007 9:50:43 AM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (Stop the invasion. Secure the borders now.)
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To: Lady Jag; Kathy in Alaska

Hope you are both having a great day today. It’s not too hot yet, but hit 94 yesterday. We have thunderstorms in the forecast for today, and there are clouds starting to build now.


354 posted on 08/02/2007 9:53:28 AM PDT by Arrowhead1952 (Stop the invasion. Secure the borders now.)
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To: Kathy in Alaska

The weatherman says we’re heading for the low 90s today and we may be heading into another heatwave.

We shouldn’t beat tomorrow’s record breaking 98º but we could get close.

As usual, you are totally cool.


355 posted on 08/02/2007 9:55:50 AM PDT by Lady Jag (The Constitution only gives people the right to pursue happiness. You have to catch it yourself.)
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To: tomkow6; LUV W; All

Probably Tomkow TOMKOWWW we miss youuuuuuu

HEY Tomkow we thought you still in Russia being chase by Vlady LOL! BTW there another report off Interfax wire you hear about Russians drilling oiil in Artic circle well they want sign a deal with Alaskan company hey I got great idea

We trade your vodka for oil

SEE SEE it win win proposition


356 posted on 08/02/2007 10:09:51 AM PDT by SevenofNine ("We are Freepers, all your media belong to us, resistence is futile")
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To: beachn4fun

Good afternoon sweet Beachie!

((hugs))


357 posted on 08/02/2007 10:13:06 AM PDT by MeekMom (Present your bodies a living sacrifice unto God.)
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To: Arrowhead1952; Kathy in Alaska

It’s 86 now and climbing. I wish Kathy and 55º weren’t so far away.


358 posted on 08/02/2007 10:21:25 AM PDT by Lady Jag (The Constitution only gives people the right to pursue happiness. You have to catch it yourself.)
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To: spotbust1

ROFLOL!


359 posted on 08/02/2007 10:23:08 AM PDT by MEG33 (GOD BLESS OUR ARMED FORCES)
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To: Lady Jag

It’s about the same temp here too, Lady!
Whew!
Gonna spend the day inside, I think!
Ms.B


360 posted on 08/02/2007 10:25:08 AM PDT by MS.BEHAVIN (Women who behave rarely make history)
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