social icons WMMM twitterfacebook RSS facebook twitter RSS Center

Kitty Dunn

What does Kitty have to say?


 


Tips for the everyday housewife

I had a lot of fun this week with our little Mother's Day game we played on the air, using the awesome book 1003 Household Hints and Worksavers that I picked up at a thrift store in Lodi.

As a public service, I thought I'd share some of those tips in this space again. Please print them out and attach to your refrigerator or bulletin board for easy reference.

Although I may be paraphrasing, I am not making any of these up. They're all from the booklet that has an original copyright of 1947.

1) To assure food freshness, cover everything in your refrigerator, except for raw meat and eggs.

2)Eliminate garbage odors by installing a shall home sized incinerator.

3)Silence squeaking shoes by piercing the sole with three or four small holes, in the back of the ball of the foot.

4)Make sour milk seet again by adding a pinch of baking soda.

5)Keep a piece of charcoal in your toolbox to prevent rust.

6)Deodorize jars and bottles by pouring a solution of water and dry mustard into them. Let stand for several hours.

7)Before broiling meat, take out of the refrigerator several hours ahead of time. The meat will cook faster.

8)To keep cheese fresh, wrap in cloth soaked in vinegar. Store in a cool place, but not the refrigerator.

9)Waterproof your shoes with a mixture of two parts beeswax to one part mutton fat.           

10)Make short work of pinfeathers by removing them from fowl with an ordinary strawberry huller or tweezers.*


*This one might also be used for quick and easy eyebrow plucking!  If you try it, let me know how it works out.


Tags :  
Topics : Hospitality_Recreation
Social :


Share This: | More


 
05/11/2012 10:02AM
Tips for the everyday housewife
Please Enter Your Comments Below
Title :
Comment :
Listen Live (WMMM)
Playlist (WMMM)
Activate With M
Submit
Rejected Earth Day celebration ideas*
Like me, you probably try to be Earth friendly every day, but since it is Earth Day, you want to do a little something extra. Here are some ideas I considered, but for some reason decided against. 1. Hold a seance on Gaylord Nelson's grave. The...
Read More
Tonight’s song
Dear Superstars, The hours grow closer and closer as I wait to see which one of us is going home tonight. For last week's performance I gave my all to "Drive-By Heartache" and I hope that the judges heard the lyrics and the melodies. For me a song...
Read More
Most expensive dishes from around the world. ~Stevi
I never thought I would see the day where chocolate pudding showed up on a list of most expensive dishes. I feel like someone should contact Bill Cosby about this. More outrageiously priced food here; be ready to pick your jaw off the floor. ~Stevi
My Love For Caffeine
I had so much fun with last weeks challenge and performance. The first elimination was really nerve racking and losing Carrel was a big bummer. I am so glad she still played her song because it was BEAUTIFUL. This week, the challenge is...
Read More
Kitty's Picks for Record Store Day
Vinyl junkies are chomping at the bit for this year's Record Store Day, coming up on Saturday. Created to draw attention to the cool independent stores that still sell vinyl, Record Store Day has turned into a phenomenon. Bands that are cooler...
Read More
Challenge 2 Thanks
I just want to say great job everyone and especially Carell. Thanks again to Triple M and all my awesome friends, family and fans.
Good news for Midwest coach accused of child pornography. ~Stevi
Minnesota State, Mankato coach Todd Hoffner has been living a nightmare since last May, when he was accused of having child pornography on his work phone. If you remember, last May was also around the time Penn State head coach was fired and brought up...
Read More
World's Worst iPod:Jay Ferguson "Thunder Island"
The late 1970s weren't necessarily a great time for music, but there were a few gems. This song may or may not have been one of them. We got a lot of love for Jay Ferguson's "Thunder Island" which was a hit in early 1978. It made it up to...
Read More
 
Recent Blog Posts
Rejected Earth Day celebration ideas*
Like me, you probably try to be Earth friendly every day, but since it is Earth Day, you want to do a little something extra. Here are some ideas I considered, but for some reason decided against. 1. Hold a seance on Gaylord Nelson's grave. The...
Read More
Tonight’s song
Dear Superstars, The hours grow closer and closer as I wait to see which one of us is going home tonight. For last week's performance I gave my all to "Drive-By Heartache" and I hope that the judges heard the lyrics and the melodies. For me a song...
Read More
Most expensive dishes from around the world. ~Stevi
I never thought I would see the day where chocolate pudding showed up on a list of most expensive dishes. I feel like someone should contact Bill Cosby about this. More outrageiously priced food here; be ready to pick your jaw off the floor. ~Stevi
My Love For Caffeine
I had so much fun with last weeks challenge and performance. The first elimination was really nerve racking and losing Carrel was a big bummer. I am so glad she still played her song because it was BEAUTIFUL. This week, the challenge is...
Read More
Kitty's Picks for Record Store Day
Vinyl junkies are chomping at the bit for this year's Record Store Day, coming up on Saturday. Created to draw attention to the cool independent stores that still sell vinyl, Record Store Day has turned into a phenomenon. Bands that are cooler...
Read More
Challenge 2 Thanks
I just want to say great job everyone and especially Carell. Thanks again to Triple M and all my awesome friends, family and fans.
Good news for Midwest coach accused of child pornography. ~Stevi
Minnesota State, Mankato coach Todd Hoffner has been living a nightmare since last May, when he was accused of having child pornography on his work phone. If you remember, last May was also around the time Penn State head coach was fired and brought up...
Read More
World's Worst iPod:Jay Ferguson "Thunder Island"
The late 1970s weren't necessarily a great time for music, but there were a few gems. This song may or may not have been one of them. We got a lot of love for Jay Ferguson's "Thunder Island" which was a hit in early 1978. It made it up to...
Read More
Categories
Archives