Thursday, February 17, 2011

Laundry Soap

I used the recipe from the duggars website:
Colby was my handy spoon holder. Cheese!
Step 1: Grate a bar of fels-naptha soap.

Step 2: Add soap to 4 cups hot tap water. Heat, stirring constantly until melted.

Step 3: Fill a 5 gallon bucket 1/2 full with hot water, add soap to it.

Step 4: Stir in 1 cup washing soda and 1/2 cup borax.

Step 5: Stir until dissolved. Then fill bucket to top with hot water. Stir. Let sit overnite to thicken.
Then you can fill a laundry jug 1/2 full with soap, then fill the rest of the way with water. Shake before each use. A top load washer takes 5/8 cup per load, but the front load washer only uses 1/4 cup each load. 10 gallons of detergent should last us quite awhile.
This is super cheap too. I spent 1.39 for the fels-napatha, 2.79 for the washing soda and 4.29 for the borax. I have enough washing soda and borax to make several batches. I will just have to pick up a bar of soap each time. So 10 gallons =$2 or $3. Way cheaper than anything you'd buy in the store.

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

Peanut Butter Pie

This pie can be made several different ways, you can use a real pie crust and bake it ahead of time, or just buy a graham cracker crust like I did here. You can put a layer of chocolate (melted chocolate chips) on the bottom or on top or both. Or if you're lazy like me, just squeeze some chocolate syrup on the top of your pie when you eat it.
Step 1: Melt 1 cup butter

Step 2: Stir in 1 cup brown sugar until dissolved and well mixed

Step 3: Set your pan of butter & sugar in the fridge for 10-15 mins to cool off. Then measure out 1 cup of peanut butter.

Step 4: Once your mixture has cooled some, add it to the peanut butter.

Step 5: Stir in a container of cool whip. I used a 8oz package for my single pie. But I have also used a larger container and had enough filling for 2 pies.

Step 6: Pour into pie crust. Store in the fridge.

Friday, February 4, 2011

Chicken Quesadillas

Step 1: throw some chicken in your crockpot and let cook on high for 3-4 hours. I always use frozen chicken breasts. Then once cooked, shred and add water and taco seasoning.
Step 2: On a flour tortilla, sprinkle some cheese, top with chicken, then add some more cheese.

Step 3: Place in an ungreased pan. You don't need oil or anything. brown each side.