Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Tuesday Tips: Hydrogen Peroxide

When I clean the kitchen after dinner, I wipe the faucet down pretty good. But every few days I take a toothbrush to it and scrub in between all the little grooves. After, I am done scrubbing it,  I will do a spray of straight vinegar or hydrogen peroxide or sometimes both. Sometimes I let it air dry and other times I use a clean cotton towel and wipe dry to a shine. Well, tonight I went to spray the peroxide and not the vinegar and noticed that the peroxide did the foaming bubbles like it will do when you pour it on a cut or infection. After saying gross a few times out loud to the faucet, I realized that I have been oblivious to the fact that I am probably more times then not leaving behind stuff that would make me say ewww.  Here all these years, I never noticed that it bubbles after I spray it on the faucet - why I am not sure as I have been doing that for years. But I am thankful now that I have a little test to see if it is clean. I use hydrogen peroxide often for disinfecting.  Now I will pay closer attention to see if it is working.

So tonight I scrubbed, rinsed and repeated until there weren't any foaming bubbles. The picture below is with the foaming bubbles. I couldn't capture it after it was clean as it just was a reflection of the liquid and fuzzy looking on the photo.

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Top 10 Most Viewed Posts

I was searching through the blog as I had a topic I wanted to write about, but was sure I must have covered it before so I was going through old posts where stats are listed right next to the title of the posts on the backend of blogger.  So I found the top 10 most visited posts on Domestic Servitude and thought I would share them with you.

Top 10 Posts
1. How to Wash Pillows
2. Spring Cleaning - Printable Lists
3. Fall Cleaning - Printable Lists and helpful links in cleaning
4. Freezer Breakfast Muffins
5. Dandilion Massage Oil
6.  Rheya's Slow Cooker Roast
7. All About Eggs
8. Slow Cooker Ham and Beans Soup
9. Creme Brulee French Toast
10. Baked Brie with Fruits and Nuts

Monday, June 3, 2013

Chicken and Stuffing Bake

I had this dish at a friends house years and years ago. It was before I was very good at cooking, but this looked like something I could handle.  You can find similar recipes on Kraft, but I am giving it to you how my friend gave it to me.  It is something I make when I need easy as I am just really opening packages up and mixing it up to bake. It does contain box mix, cream of chicken and such, but you can swap those things out for homemade.

1 pkg. Stuffing Mix for Chicken (6 to 8oz pkg)
3 pieces of bread - your choice - toasted and cubed
1 lb. boneless skinless chicken breasts, cut into bite-size pieces
1 can  (10-3/4 oz.) condensed cream of chicken soup
1/3 cup  sour cream
1 to 2 cups frozen mixed vegetables (carrots, corn, green beans, peas), thawed, drained

Heat oven to 375ºF.

Prepare stuffing as directed on package. Add cubed toast to stuff mix.

Mix remaining ingredients in 13x9-inch baking dish sprayed with cooking spray; top with stuffing.

Bake 30 min. or until chicken is done.

* A friend who started me on this recipe said that the one box of stuffing didn't quite cover the whole 9x13 so she added the toast as it mixed easily in with the stuffing mix. You can add a handful of croutons or bread cubes instead of toast - that was just her quick way of making the stuffing stretch.

* I have used low-fat sour cream with this and doesn't change the taste to me at all

* I add 2 cups frozen vegetables, but my friend only added 1 cup.

* I have used homemade stuffing - about 2 1/2 cups.


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