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Saturday, July 7, 2012

The Pains of Homemade Laundry Detergent

Well, it seems that I was a little too energetic when I made my detergent.  I had to go to Urgent Care tonight for a painful shoulder that I have been dealing with for about 3 weeks.  I have Bursitis in my left shoulder from stirring the laundry detergent.  Hmmm...it cleans well, but I think I will try another recipe I found that is not as...intensive?  It does not require being cooked on the stove and strict water proportions since it stays as a powder.  I am not overly fond of powdered laundry detergent, but since it only requires 2 Tablespoons to be used I think it will dissolve easily.

Either tomorrow, or Monday, I plan to try making (and using) a batch of Homemade Dishwasher Detergent.  This is a powder as well so I wil not aggrivate my shoulder.  I will update on how well it works tomorrow or Monday night.

I have been riding the grocery sale ads and will be making enchiladas to put in the freezer sometime in the next few days.  I already made Stuffed Manicotti and put them in the freezer this week.  I found a book that belonged to my maternal Great Aunt titled How to Eat Better for Less Money by James Beard.  It really has some wonderful advice and recipes.  I plan to begin implenting them ASAP!  One of the best pieces of advice is to have a first course, then a small main course, and finally dessert if desired.  This way you do not glut yourself on the main course and can maybe have better quality instead of quantity.  Kinda common sense, but common sense is a lost commodity in today's world.  Anyway, I will post a comprehensive review of the book when I finish it.  Yes, it is a book you read and not just skim through.  You would be doing this book a grave injustice if you skimmed it just for the recipes. 

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