Monday, October 27, 2008

Chewie did it again... knocked his water bowl over!

Jo's dog Chewie had a habit of turning over his water bowl in his excitement over being outside.

On page 256 of The Trouble With Tulip Joe had a great idea. She found an old bundt pan and filled it with water. She brought it out onto the grass, grabbed a wooden stake from her tomato plants and drove it into the ground right in the center hole of the pan.

What a great idea!

Saturday, October 18, 2008

My roasted chicken always seems to dry out! What can I do?

Page 221 in The Trouble with Tulip suggests that you stuff an apple inside the chicken before you roast it. It makes the chicken much more moist.

Then you can toss it when you take the chicken out of the oven.

Additional note: this works for turkeys too.

Sunday, October 5, 2008

Help! My batteries corroded in my calculator and now it won't work!

Page 215 from The Trouble with Tulip recommends using fine sandpaper or an emery board to scrape off the corrosion and then wipe out the inside of the battery compartment with a dry paper towel. Beware, if the corrosion is significant, you may not be able to save the appliance.