Thursday, March 8, 2012

Cinnamon Rolls

So I found this recipe  to make Texas Roadhouse rolls.  I tried them out and they were great! It wasn't quite like Texas Roadhouse but they were still delicious.  My husband wanted me to try to make into cinnamon rolls and so I did they are amazing!!!  I followed the recipe the same just when it came to shaping the dough I rolled them into cinnamon rolls. I followed the cooking time as well.

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

A trick to Cleaning Blinds

I absolutely hate cleaning blinds.  While we are still renting places it seems to be what they have to cover the windows.  There is a set of blinds in our bathroom, I have no idea how old they are (I think they are old they look yellowish) but the blinds are maybe a 1/2inch thick!  I have come to really dislike cleaning these because there are so many of them!!  Here is a trick that I have found that helps cleaning them.  As I clean each blind I raise the whole blinds to make them come closer together. Then I can kind of push down on the blind and not worry bending or breaking the blinds.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Preserving the Harvest: Strawberry Jam

This last week strawberries were $1.50 a pound and considering that I didn't get to see that low of a price last year and where gas prices are heading I figure this was the only time that I was going to see them this low, so I bought enough to make strawberry jam.  I'm sorry that you can see the flash in the middle of the jar it was the best picture that I had of it and there is not really a yellowish\orangeish spot in the middle of the jam.  Here is what I did.

I washed and cut up 4lbs of strawberries and smashed them to get around 8 cups.

Then I transferred the crushed strawberries to a pot and added 6cups of sugar.  I then slowly brought it to a boil then cooked it until it got thick.  This took about 40minutes.

Then I poured it into hot jars and processed in a boiling water bath for 5 minutes.

I made one batch and it made 7 half-pint jars.

Strawberry Jam

2quarts crushed strawberries
6cups sugar

Sterilize canning jars.  Combine berries and sugar; bring slowly to a boil, stirring occasionally until sugar dissolves.  Cook rapidly until thick, about 40 minutes.  As mixture thickens, stir frequently to prevent sticking.  Pour hot jam into hot jars, leaving 1/4 inch headspace.  Wipe jar rims and adjust lids.  Process 5 minutes in a Boiling Water Bath.

Monday, March 5, 2012

March Cleaning Goal

Here is March's cleaning goal.  I'm sorry that it has taken me until now to put it up.  I haven't been on the computer much lately.