Tricky Tuesday #25

So, who doesn’t like to make kitchen life easier? I came across these wonderful tips and thought of sharing them to you. I have tried some of them already and it worked on me. For the others, I will definitely try them.

Retain Pasta Moisture

Okay, let’s say that you cooked pasta, but you did not finish everything. It is better to keep the pasta and the sauce separate when keeping them inside the fidge. That is to avoid having too mushy pasta dish. To retain pasta moisture after keeping them in the fridge, boil water in a pot and drop your pasta onto it and drain. Of course, you don’t have to do that for a long time. Just let the pasta stay in the boiling water for seconds and you’re done! I do that all the time and it works for me.

Get Rid of Soup Fat

I love soups and fatty ones, I must say that I love them, too. 😀 But less fat, the better. The last time I cooked this Nilagang Baka, I included beef with bones and fat… Well, yeah, I got fatty soup. To remove the fat, place the soup in the fridge and let it sit there for 30 minutes and the fat can be easily skimmed as it will harden. If you don’t have that much of time, you can drop a large lettuce on your pot of soup and the lettuce will absorb extra oil. Discard the leaf once the soup is fine with you.

Reviving Limp Vegetables

Having problems with limp vegetables? Throw them out. No! Not in the garbage tin. Throw them out in a bowl of iced water and add a slice of raw potato. The vegetable will ‘magically’ freshen up.

Reviving Cloudy Honey

I had a small jar of honey and I threw it! Ooopsss! The color has changed and I thought it was spoiled or something. I didn’t know that it was just ‘cloudy’. To revive honey or to make it clear again, place the amount of honey you need in a microwave safe bowl and microwave on medium heat for 30 seconds, and stir to check if it’s clear. If not, heat again for 30 seconds. You can also place the container of honey in a hot water, considering that the water will not melt the container.

Reviving Stale Muffins

It happens that you bake a batch of muffins and you did not finish them all. You can revive day-old muffins by sprinkling them with water. Then, place in a paper bag and microwave for 5-10 seconds. The water will produce a steam that will restore the moisture of the muffins.

How about you? What do you do to revive your muffins or to get back your vegetables into good shape? I want to know. 😉

I hope you find these tricks useful. For more tricks, please hop on to Country Living. and tell me your favorites. 🙂 I hope everyone is having a week full of smiles. 😀 😀 😀

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18 thoughts on “Tricky Tuesday #25

  1. Oh, I like the pasta tip! Left over pasta is never very good, so I’ll try that next time! My grandpa, who likes everything very soft, will cook pasta and keep in water in the fridge all week…it also keeps it very moist, and so very soft just the way he likes it, haha 😉 I think I’ll try your tip instead!
    I’ll also have to try the potato and lettuce ones, those sound so interesting!

    1. Haven’t try the potato yet and the lettuce. I don’t think I’ll go with the lettuce, maybe the refrigerating the soup instead. 🙂 I always try the pasta tip and it works for me. Thanks for stopping by. xx

    1. I have only tried the pasta and the soup that needs to be put in the fridge to harden the fats. For the other ones, I will have to try them and see what happens. 🙂

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