Monday, October 6, 2008

Monday Musings

Are you a Martha or Maxine?

Martha advises: Stuff a miniature marshmallow in the bottom of an ice cream cone to prevent ice cream drips.
Maxine says: Just suck the ice cream out of the bottom of the cone, for Pete's sake! You are probably lying on the couch with your feet up eating it, anyway!

Martha advises: To keep potatoes from budding, place an apple in the bag with the potatoes.
Maxine says: Buy Hungry Jack mashed potato mix. Keeps in the pantry for up to a year.

Martha advises: When a cake recipe calls for flouring the baking pan, use a bit of the dry cake mix instead and there won't be any white mess on the outside of the pan.
Maxine says: Go to the bakery! They'll even decorate it for you!

Martha advises: If you accidentally over-salt a dish while it's still cooking, drop in a peeled potato and it will absorb the excess salt for an instant 'fix-me-up.'
Maxine says: 'I made it, you will eat it and I don't care how bad it tastes!'

Martha advises: Wrap celery in aluminum foil when putting in the refrigerator and it will keep for weeks.
Maxine says: Celery? Never heard of it!

Martha advises: Brush some beaten egg white over pie crust before baking to yield a beautiful glossy finish.
Maxine says: Egg whites on the pie crust? The instructions on my frozen pies never say to do that, so I don't!

Ok, I got a real kick out of these, hope they make everyone else smile too! :)


Nancy said...

Cute!! I have found in a busy life simpler is easier.

sankey family said...

These are great!

CALISTA said...

I am only Martha on a couple of these, and definitely Maxine on the rest!! lol! Especially the celery one. =)

Vonnie said...

Hahaha!! I am definitely not a Martha, but I'm not Maxine either. I'll be a happy medium! :)