Tuesday, May 29, 2012
I got this idea from http://go.tipjunkie.com/hm/518/www.greatoakcircle.com/homemade-laundry-detergent . I found it on Tip Junkie but it originally came from www.greatoakcircle.com go checkout their site they have a lot of great ideas.
It is super easy to make and seems to work really well.
2 Bars of Fels Naptha Heavy Duty Laundry Bar Soap. Grated ( I used a cheese grater and a lot of elbow grease it makes about 4 cups)
2 boxes of Baking Soda
6 Cups of Borax
4 Cups of Washing Soda
mix all ingredients together and put in storage containers. Just an FYI it is very powdery mix it gently. I actually put mine in a large plastic bowl with a very tight fitting lid and shook it to mix. I let it settle before opening the top but I still got the taste of baking soda in my mouth from all the dust.
It will make 4 Quart jars of Laundry Soap
I made the tag from a download from http://www.graphicsfairy.blogspot.com/ . I just downloaded one of her beautiful frames that she offers and added my own text.
Use 2 tablespoons per load of laundry.
I used my new Bread Machine for the first time today. I made hamburger buns from the following recipe. http://www.breadmachinediva.com/2010/07/hamburger-buns-in-the-bread-machine-updated/
They were wonderful! They were super easy to make just using the dough cycle. I did add a little butter to the tops of them when they came out of the oven. You know us southern girls we love our butter!
Here is the recipe. I used quick rise yeast and the quick dough cycle on my bread machine.
1 – 1/2 Cups water
1 – 1/2 Tablespoons olive oil
3 – 3/4 Cups bread flour
1 – 1/2 Tablespoons sugar
1 – 1/2 teaspoons salt
1 – 1/2 teaspoons active bread yeast
Use the dough setting of your Zojirushi Bread Machine. When the dough is done put it on a lightly floured board and divide into three equal sections. The goal is to get 9 hamburger buns of appropriate size and shape. When you’ve got the buns the right size and shape put them on a greased cookie sheet. Remember not to put them too close together as they’ll get larger as they cook.
Cover the buns with a clean, light-weight kitchen towel and let the buns rise for half an hour. Then remove the towel and put the buns in a 400 degree oven for 15 to 20 minutes.
Move the cooked buns to a rack to cool.