Folks, it's another scorcher here in Texas. Yesterday afternoon, our little thermometer on the front porch read 115˚. We aren't doing too much in the fun department these days. Just like hot dog up there, we are sticking close to the AC.
I am taking advantage of the crock pot today. Some awesome concoction with chicken, rum, pineapples, and you guessed it: lime juice. I'll post the recipe next week. So, stay tuned.
I have to tell you a funny about last night's meal. I had enough forethought about me to go ahead and cook the meatballs mid-morning, thinking that would be a good way to keep from heating up the house in the late afternoon. All I had to do once Maintenance Man got home was take them out of the fridge, add marinara; ok spaghetti, sauce, and serve. One thing....when it's this hot in Texas and there is any moisture at all in the air, what happens? Yup, mold. Our lovely loaf of Italian bread had mold growing on the top. YUCKKKO. In the garbage. So, next best thing? Hot Dog buns! Ha!
They were very tasty. We served the meatballs on buns, topped with Parmesan (stinky) cheese and some grated mozzarella. Well, of course, all of us except the 5 year old. He ate plain meatballs.
Ok, now I know you're wondering what all this has to do with sugar scrub. When it's this hot outside, I start noticing things. Weird things. Like how, after 12+ years in the nursing field, the lack of water in my diet, and now baking/cooking all the time, and washing pots, my hands look like I'm 90.
I can't believe I'm even going to show you this. But, here is a picture of my hand from this morning.
But, there is a very simple, and I do mean simple, solution to this:
I used the Lavendar Silk version of the Dawn Hand Renewal dish soap. You can tell if you click the link, there are many
Anyway... what you'll need to do is fill your jar 3/4 of the way with white sugar.
Start pouring in the dish soap.
Continue pouring until the soap starts sinking to the bottom of the jar. Stir, stir, stir like the wind, Bullseye.
It will eventually mix all together.
Kind of looks like silly putty to me. I guess I'll need a better color next time. But, it smells wonderful.
Oh yeah, and it works!
The minute I had that lovely compound, I plopped some right on my hand. I wet it with just some warm water and scrubbed until I didn't feel the grittiness of the sugar, then rinsed.
After just one application! My hands feel silky soft now. I think I'm going to just set that jar by my kitchen sink and swipe some every couple of days.
Now, this opens up a whole window of opportunities. Brown sugar; epsom salt, vitamin E oils, hmmmm. I just may find a use for the other 3 jars that came in that package of Mason jars.
Freedom Friday #8, Terrific Tuesday #22