Wednesday, August 01, 2007

works for me Wednesday

I've seen these on other blogs and have wanted to do this on mine for several weeks now...but I usually forget when Wednesday comes around, haha! But finally, I remembered, and now I get to pass out unsolicited advice....

Here's my brilliant idea of the week...take a fresh look at those moments in your day that cause you irritation. Often they are so easily fixable and you wonder why you never fixed them before. For example, yesterday we were baking blueberry scones (recipe from here,,,they are YUMMMY!). I enjoy baking, and most of the things I bake are pretty simple and can be quickly done, but often I avoid doing it because it creates extra mess, especially measuring flour. I have a lovely set of canisters I received as a wedding gift. I keep white flour in one, wheat in another, and sugar in another. But the mouths of the canisters are just a smidge to narrow to measure neatly over, especially with flour...you know, where you have to scoop and level carefully. Each time I spill flour over everything and the canister and counter then have to be cleaned. Also, the canisters, while standard canister size, really just don't hold a ton of flour for someone that bakes several times a week and they have to be filled often...another messy job. So, while measuring and leveling flour for the scones, I had a scathingly brilliant idea...under the sink I had stashed one of those big 5 gallon plastic ice cream tubs. I dumped the flour in there, added a scoop and a butter knife to live in there for quick and easy measuring, and stashed the tub in a cabinet. I plan to get two more tubs to replace the other canisters, then I will wash the canisters and put them upstairs in our "master bathroom in progress" to hold cotton balls and hair scrunchies and that kind of stuff. The lids to the canisters are yellow and blue, and coincidentally our bathroom will be painted yellow. Now I've just got to eat my way through 10 gallons of ice cream...such is the price of brilliant organization...

2 comments:

Angela Messenger said...

If you need help with eating that ice cream give me a call LOL!

Kelly said...

That really is a great idea - we bake a bunch too with similar challenges, I'm going to try this!