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Fill a saucepan size pot about half way with water and put it on the stove on high. As the water boils, nestle a metal colander, strainer or steamer basket into the top of the pot. Make sure the water in the pot is not high enough to come into the bottom of the colander. Place the meat you are reheating into the colander - don't overfill it. Continued...
The heat and moisture coming from the boiling pot of water will reheat your meat and keep it from drying out! You can carefully test the temperature of the meet with your finger and remove the meat from the colander when the meat is at a good temp for you. Enjoy!
2 Tbsp of Borax dissolved in a full coffee pot of water. Run the same borax water through 2 full cycles of your coffee maker. Rinse pot and run another cycle of plain water. Rinse pot and basket. No more stains or coffee grounds residue in basket. Do this once a month.
No elbow grease required! I know there are other coffeepot cleaning methods. If you have more please share!
Add 1-2 tablespoons of baking soda to 4 cups of water in a small pot. Stir to mix. Set pot to simmer for at least 30 minutes. The baking soda will absorb odors in your home and the simmering water will add a bit of moisture to the air. For a nice fragrance, you can add a few drops of essential oil or liquid potpourri. A small slow cooker works well for this, but a small pot on the stove is just fine.
This solution can do double-duty too. If you have any liquid left, pour it into your sink (with the stopper in place), let it sit and cool for a bit then scrub. Pull the plug and rinse. Your sink is now clean!
Note: Can also be used to clean the toilet bowl (pour it in slowly).
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