When we moved into our trailer almost exactly 2 years ago, I brought the sheer curtains from our old house and hung them at the windows in the trailer... (a.k.a. "mobile home") That was fine, for a long long time... until a few weeks ago, I was visiting our oldest daughter, and she was getting rid of some clothing and other items. There was a very nice cotton valance in there. I said, "Can I have that?" So, here it is at our kitchen window:
Well, like the story of the peasant man who broke his shoelace, this new addition to our home made me dissatisfied with the sheers I had at the windows. Sigh.... so I bought 3 yards of muslin and 1 yard of a print at our local Walmart and made valances for our 3 other windows in the "great room."
If you look closely, you will see that I applied some lace trim above and below the strip with birds on it. I have had that lace for a number of years. I probably got it at a thrift store. It was obviously purchased new well before the internet. The printing on the card it is wound around says, "Home-Sew Bethlehem, PA 18018". I looked online and found the company! They have some really good deals on there: if you sew, I urge you to take a look!
Tuesday, March 14, 2017
Monday, March 6, 2017
Generally, when I have leftover food in the refrigerator, I will use it for up to a week. Fish is an exception. I only keep cooked fish or dishes with fish for 3 days.
If I have some soup or stew that is nearing the end of the week, I don't want to waste it, so I put it in a pot on the stove and simmer it for a few minutes, let it cool and then put it into a clean container and back into the refrigerator. That way, I can get a few more days to use up the food.
Today, I had some chicken broth, that I had made last week for my husband who was suffering with a head cold, and also some chili. So, I simmered them and now we can use them up! One caveat... I am not an expert on food safety. This is just what I do.