Monday, February 15, 2010

Busy, Busy, Busy Part ONE

I have been a busy little(beaver).  I have worked on the house since 10 am and it is now 4 pm.  I cleaned my bathroom and cleaned the cabinets out.  Brian built me a deep in wall cabinet for all my cleaning products and let's just say it was out of hand with clutter.  I took two 13 gallon bags out of there.  I also scrubbed my bathtub shower.  It had some grime that needed some TLC and  BLEACH!  I then cleaned Brian's study.  It was not that bad, just lots of stuff in places it should not have been, and I also took a 13 gallon bag of trash and junk from that room.  I cleaned out my linen closet and re-folded all the sheets and stuff.  I thought my arm was going to fall off!  It looks great!  I found a roll of trash bags in the bottom behind my ice cream maker.  I have no clue how they got in there!  Now I am sitting in Zack's bedroom and resting a bit.  I have most of his room done.  I just need to dust and make his bed.  I then have to do my room and straighten the kitchen and living room before Brian gets home.  I have taken my swiffer to all corners of the aboved mentioned rooms and got those nasty cob webs down.  I have no idea where they come from, but they sure can make themselves at home!  Tomorrow I am going to deep clean my bedroom which is a chore.  I have to go through my closet and get rid of stuff.  It is just cluttered!  I have lots of other stuff to do as well and will post as I get it done. 

 Stick a fork in me, I am done for the day with the SPRING cleaning! 

Brian is supposed to bring ribeye's home for dinner.  They are on sale at Foodland for $3.99 per pound.   I am going to make some homemade scalloped potatoes, and peas to go with it.

Here is my recipe:

Scalloped Potatoes


4 cups sliced raw potatoes
1 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper
2 tablespoons flour
2 tablespoons finely chopped onion
8 ounces shredded sharp Cheddar cheese
2 tablespoons butter
1 tsp garlic
1 cups milk
1 can of chicken broth
1 can of cream of mushroom soup


Place the potatoes in a greased baking dish. Mix milk and soups in a bowl then add in onion, salt, pepper, garlic, flour, onion and cheese. Pour over potatoes.Dot with bits of butter.   Cover with foil or lid and bake at 350° for 30 to 40 minutes, or until tender. Take the lid off near the end of cooking to brown, or put under broiler for a few minutes.

Serves 4 to 6.


Leigh Anne said...

Which Foodland? That is an awesome deal! Joel was at Bigley Foodland today and he said he didn't see that price there. I know sometimes one Foodland will have a good sale when the others may not.

Sounds like you accomplished a lot today. No such luck here with my husband underfoot!

I'm hoping to get after it around here tomorrow! Got any tips for cleaning dirty tile grout that was not sealed when it was put down?

Tina said...

Leigh Anne the Foodland in Sissonville, but they were sold out. He did get ribeyes at Foodlion in Poca for $5.99 a pound though. Here is a solution for the grout problem
ile and Grout Cleaners

This is a great homemade tile and grout cleaner that is safe for frequent use. It also works well for removing soap scum and cleaning tile counters.

1/2 cup of baking soda
1/3 cup of ammonia
1/4 cup of white vinegar
7 cups of water
Combine all the ingredients in a spray bottle and shake well to mix. Do not use this in conjunction with chlorine bleach or where chlorine bleach has been used. (Never mix ammonia and bleach containing products.) Simply spray it on and then wipe with a damp sponge or cloth. No rinsing required.

Teresa said...

I will be more than happy to let you come up here and do my cleaning...Let me know what day is good for you, okay?

Tina said...

You are too funny Teresa! I am sure your house is spic and span!