Tuesday, May 28, 2013

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Fabric shower curtain liners

I HATE cleaning the shower curtain when it (inevitably) starts getting gross and mildew-y.  And those stupid "won't ever mildew!" shower curtain are liars.  But you know what's awesome?

These shower curtain liners

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Because when they start getting that lovely sign of mold, you THROW THEM IN THE WASHING MACHINE instead of awkwardly trying to scrub them!  And they get CLEAN and you just hang them back up!
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Hillshire Farm Beef Smoked Sausage


Yes, I mostly try to eat real food.  And this is processed meat.  But it's just SO delicious.  So SO so delicious!  I love it.  A lot.  Grilled on our griddler in the winter, or on skewers on our new grill now that it's warm, it's one of my absolute favorites!  I pair it with redskin mashed potatoes (ohhhh I make awesome mashed potatoes, you wish you could eat them) and green beans.  Yum!



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Metal skewers



We got ours from Crate & Barrel off our wedding registry and they're fabulous!  Sturdier than wooden skewers, don't burn, super-long and strong.  I love them!

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Bacon mac 'n cheese

Not enough bacon because I ate it all.  Whoops...

I make really delicious mac 'n cheese.  Another thing you wish you could eat.  And when I'm feeling fancy I top it with bacon, more cheese, and Italian seasoned panko bread crumbs.  And serve green beans or something on the side but really, who cares what vegetable you're eating when you're filling up on starch, cheese, bacon, and more cheese?

Sadly for you, I have no real recipe...  Basically I cook a pound of cellentani or cavatappi pasta, which makes it taste better because the pasta's pretty.  Chop 3-6 slices bacon, drain & reserve fat (try not to eat all the bacon - I usually cook an extra slice or four for snacking).  Saute 1/2 finely diced onion in fat.  Add flour to make a roux.  Add a bunch of milk (no measurements for anything - this is why mine is not a food blog!), then melt some good old processed American cheese in there until it tastes cheesy enough for you.  Stir in drained pasta, top with grated cheese, bacon, and breadcrumbs.  Bake at 350 for 15-20 minutes.

AMAZING! 

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Not only is it an awesome toy for the kids (I really wish they would stop stealing it), but it keeps my salad greens fresh for SUCH a long time!  Like, sometimes I forget about it and expect to open it up to see wilted and slimy greens, but they're somehow still fresh! 
 
Linking up with Hallie - go check out all the awesome things!  And send up a prayer for her and her house full of sick little ones :(

24 comments :

  1. Oh I need a salad spinner! And some Bacon Mac n Cheese. Looks YUM!

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  2. I am with you on shower curtains. I am trusting you and buying that immediately :).

    I love me a salad spinner too!

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    1. I didn't think it would keep the water out, but it totally does! So glad I made the switch.

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  3. Wow, I never heard of those kind of shower curtains. This is a breakthrough for me...so sick of the yucky shower liners, and believe you I have tried to scrub off the mildew/soap scum/grime and it doesn't work. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. And after you scrub they just get gross again immediately! I'm so happy we've switched over.

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  4. I've actually washed the plastic shower curtains in the washer and had pretty good results. But yeah, cloth is way better.

    Your favorites are making me hungry.

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    1. Really??? I never tried because our old washer was terrible at getting ANYTHING clean, and we threw out the vinyl ones when we moved...

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    2. In college, some friends and I rented a professor's house while he went on sabbatical one year. His wife told us to wash the shower curtains every X weeks in the washer with a white sheet and some vinegar. It worked really well then, but I haven't bothered since.

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  5. That macaroni and cheese looks yummy! And bacon? That's my son's favorite food group. (It is a food group, right?) Great favorites list!

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  6. Just yesterday my daughter just discovered how fun the salad spinner is! And I think I've gained 10 pounds just looking at those sausage and mac&cheese pictures. Sheesh!!

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    1. I probably gained 10 pounds eating them, but it's totally worth it :P

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  7. I love kielbasa, will have to try the beef sausage.
    Totally agree about the salad spinner.

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  8. That bacon mac and cheese looks/sounds amazing!

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    1. I'm already looking forward to the leftovers!

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  9. OK, Rosie, I love absolutely everything about this post! My husband has some great skewers that are bendy. You can fit them anywhere on the grill and curve them around the edge of your plate. And smoked sausage and mac and cheese? YUMMY!!

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    1. BENDY skewers? BRILLIANT!!!

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    2. Rabia, are they metal? Just not as thick? Or what?

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  10. I LOVE a good salad spinner. And I was JUST thinking yesterday as I took my shower that I NEED to wash the liner. Thanks for the kick in the pants to do that today!!

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  11. Kids love salad spinners! Ours resides in the toy room instead of the kitchen...not even kidding.

    We eat the turkey kielbasa made by the same people as that sausage. I'm not sure if its really healthier, but my kids love it.

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  12. All I can say is that I need those shower curtains!!!!

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    1. You're moving soon - perfect time to make the switch!

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  13. Mac and cheese AND bacon!!?! Yummo!!

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  14. I think I played with my mom's salad spinner more than she used it! but this reminds me that we need one for Annie...I mean, to make salad! : )

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