When I’m not blogging about thriftiness, I’m reading about it. Sometimes I come across things that I want to share but they are not necessarily post-worthy. But, useful nonetheless. For example…
- To remove tarnish from silver, line the bottom of a glass dish with aluminum foil. Add salt, baking soda, and enough boiling water to cover the piece. After soaking, remove the piece and polish with a soft rag (or a t-shirt). Mom and I found a nice little dish at the thrift shop that would be great for catching change on her dresser. It was in pretty bad shape but this quick, thrifty solution brightened it up a bit.
- For some quick and tasty pasta “Alfredo” I made a basic white sauce (ratio of 1 TBSP fat to 1 TBSP flour to 1 C liquid) with butter, flour, and milk and added the last of some Parmesan cheese and Italian seasonings. I tossed the sauce with steamed broccoli and $.99 linguine for a tasty pasta dish that cost less than hamburger helper.
- Some people think second-hand means cheap, tacky, poor, dirty, or a host of other not-so-nice things. Check out this great new kitchen cabinet that my mom refinished years ago and resurrected from the basement. Since we took this picture we found a crock for dog food and another picnic basket for bread. It’s adorable! Poor, close-minded, non-thrifty folks. Their kitchen will never be this cute!
Have you read anything awesome this week? Feel free to post a link in the Comment section below.