Saturday, October 16, 2010

squeaky doors and sweet goodness.

This is the first post of my new and uplifting blog! Now, this doesn't mean that everything I post is going to be religious or spiritual, although spiritual sundays will be full of it. All of my posts however will improve, or uplift your life (I hope). There are too many blogs out there that have just become bragging grounds, and one-up competitions, just to show how good they have it. I decided I do not want to get sucked into any further. So here it is, the first post, starting with simply saturday.

Squeaky Doors.
We all suffer from it. Well at least I think a lot of people do. Mine were driving me bonkers. Every time we opened any one of our three doors in our house they would creak, squeak and eerk. It would inevitably wake up someone trying to slumber or distract Lucy from playing quietly with her toys (and heaven forbid that be disturbed, right?).

Anyway, I found a solution. It involves some cooking spray and a washcloth. Now I am sure that there is a special oil or something that would fix this, but I already have cooking spray so this is better.

1. Simply spray the cooking spray on the hinges of the squeaking door, catching the drips with the washcloth.

2. Dab hinges to pick up excess spray.
3. repeat if necessary, until the creaking and squeaking cease.
4. rejoice in the silence.

sweet goodness
a.k.a. Baked Raspberry Custard

This is one of mine and David's favorites. Plus it is easy as pie. Not literally, cause pie is way hard and this is way easy.

  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter
  • 3/4 cup whole milk
  • 3 eggs
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 cups raspberries (or blueberries or both)
  1. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees. In the oven melt butter in a 9 inch pie plate, about 6 minutes
  2. In a blender, combine milk, eggs, 1/2 cup sugar, flour, salt and vanilla. Add melted butter slowly while blending. Blend 30 seconds.
  3. Distribute berries evenly in pie plate and pour batter over top. Sprinkle with 1 tablespoon sugar and bake until slightly puffed and just set in the middle, 20-25 minutes. Heat broiler and broil until top is deep golden brown, 2 minutes. (watch it)
  4. Serve warm with ice cream.
  5. scream with delight.

Make this with your Sunday dinner and it will sure to be a crowd pleaser!
*recipe from Every Day Foods

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