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How to Clean Cast Iron

Posted by Hallee on Feb 8, 2013 in Housekeeping

I use my cast iron skillet to cook with as often as possible. It is wonderful, distributes heat beautifully, and cooks evenly. But, you have to treat it differently when it’s time to wash it.

Here are the things you don’t do with cast iron:

don’t wash with soap
don’t use steel wool or any other kind of really abbrassive material
don’t put it in the dishwasher
don’t let it air dry

I wash mine with Kosher salt.

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Dear Hallee: Moldy Plastic Containers

Posted by Hallee on Jan 21, 2013 in Housekeeping

I know that you can answer this question for me…. If you have something in Tupperware [or any other plastic storage container] and it gets moldy, is it safe to keep the Tupperware or toss it?

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Refrigerator Shelf Trick

Posted by Hallee on Jan 15, 2013 in Housekeeping

At any given time, this is what the inside of my refrigerator looks like. Good or bad, I’m not going to pretend that the shelves of my fridge stay spill-free. I’m not even going to pretend that I catch or see every spill that happens. I will share with you this super neat trick that I use to make keep the fridge shelves clean much much easier on me.

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Budgeting Spreadsheet

Posted by Hallee on Jan 9, 2013 in Budgeting, Housekeeping, Stewardship

If you want this template to use, leave a comment here asking me to email it to you. When you leave a comment, if you input it correctly in the form, I’ll have your email address. Don’t ask on the Facebook page or in an email to me — if we do it all here in the comments, then I’ll be able to keep up with who got it and who didn’t.

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Stylin’ White Board

Posted by Hallee on Dec 7, 2012 in Housekeeping, Life, Writing

I tried to work without it, but honestly, I was a little bit handicapped. I tried using a notebook with a pen, but it wasn’t the same. My white board is an organizational tool that my brain uses as a leftover to my career days when I had two huge white boards going in my office at all times. It think better using one. I plot better. I write better.

But there was no way that big ugly thing was coming into my dining room.

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Sometimes Discount is the Same

Posted by Hallee on Nov 16, 2012 in Housekeeping, Life, Stewardship

The other day, Kroger had butter on sale for $2.29 per pound. Gregg called me and said that the Aldi in Lexington had butter for $1.89 per pound as a regular, non-sale price. Aldi is a super discount grocery store. I told Gregg I didn’t necessarily know about getting butter from there. He stopped and bought one pound just for me to check it out.

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Skunk – Eww

Posted by Hallee on Nov 12, 2012 in Housekeeping, Life

Then I saw Nina, running toward me, stopping every two feet or so to drag her face on the grass. And, I knew. I knew before she even reached me.

She’d been sprayed, point blank range, right in the face by a skunk.

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Cornstarch for Ironing

Posted by Hallee on Oct 24, 2012 in Housekeeping, Life

I have discovered a new and much much easier way to starch his shirts. I use cornstarch.

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My Cleaning Kit

Posted by Hallee on Oct 18, 2012 in Housekeeping

My home has three levels – and I’m up and down two flights of stairs several times a day. I do not have the storage space on the main floor or on the top floor in which to store cleaning supplies, so I have a “Cleaning Kit” that I carry around with me.

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Household Schedule Finalized

Posted by Hallee on Oct 8, 2012 in Housekeeping

Here is my new daily schedule:

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