I have good ideas and then I have really not so good ideas.
Good idea – hiring a cleaning lady.
Bad idea – firing the cleaning lady. Really, anyone that can get a flashlight stuck in the hose of a 15 year old Hoover vacuum has to have some hercules-type ability, right?? That’s someone you should keep around.
Good idea – buying a Scrubbing Bubbles toilet wand. My kids fight (seriously!) over who gets to clean the toilet and turn the water blue.
Bad idea – signing a year-long membership contract with the most expensive gym in town while four months pregnant because I was sure that THIS time I was going to work out.
Good idea – stopped trimming my own bangs. My face doesn’t look so out of whack now.
Bad idea – giving my daughter a strawberry smoothie, in the car, not in a sippy cup.
Ok, this could go on for quite a while really so I’ll move on. THIS is a good idea for me and your family will love you for doing it too.
Homemade Applesauce in the crockpot
12 cups sliced apples – any kind – peeled, not peeled, sorta peeled, it’s up to you.
1/2 cup sugar
3/4 teaspoon cinnamon
1 cup water
1 tbsp lemon juice
Toss apples in the slow cooker. Sprinkle with sugar and cinnamon and stir. Pour in water and lemon juice. Cover. Cook on low 5-7 hours or high 2 1/2- 3 1/2 hours. Mash with a potato masher and ta-daa! Applesauce. For an extra treat, warm it up and pour it over ice cream. (adapted from Fix-it and Forget-it cookbook)