those days when I am cooking several things at a time, I'm almost bound to let something cook down too much and burn, so now I keep a glass of water right beside the stovetop. Whenever one things gets stirred, everything gets checked and the water is right there to add to the pan.
This has saved me nore times than I can remember, especially in the summer when garden veggies are in and I do lots and lots of cooking.
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For someone who spent decades strung out on diet coke, drinking water didn't come all that naturally. But little by little I've learned ways to incorporate drinking water in my daily routines. And as a bonus, I lost 7 pounds the month I gave up diet coke for good and I've never felt better.
* Drink water in restaurants with lemon. * Drink water while shopping. *Always have water with lunch. * Drink water while I'm waiting for my coffee to brew. * Keep water bottle handy while working out. * Make water a staple on my shopping list. * Keep cold water in fridge.
I keep a small glass bowl of fresh lemon wedges in the fridge at eye level at all times. By storing them in sight, they're handy for salad dressings and recipes, my morning hot lemon water, or just throwing one into a glass of water. (I keep them in a small glass refrigerator dish so the acid doesn't break down plastic. Stored this way, they keep for 3-4 days.)
I never throw away socks. They are good to put on your hands or kids hands as a dust catcher. I like to use them to dust off electronics, air intakes, and anywhere that the kids can reach :) They also work well to use as a dry erase eraser.
I keep my bag of socks on a hook under my kitchen sink so that they are handy.
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