Need a simple amazing piece of advice, to save you money, time, or a headache? Kitchen Tidbits is a collection of helpful tips that will make your life a bit easier and more efficient.
Soli Deo Gloria! -Julia
Kitchen Tidbits: Tips From The Homestead Kitchen
Kitchen Tidbit #1. When boiling water for mashed potatoes or any other vegetable...Instead of tossing the water, use it to make a pot of soup. Or at least let it cool and feed it to your chickens.
Kitchen Tidbit #2. When it comes to peeling vegetables think twice. If you don’t need to peel it don’t! There is nothing wrong with skins on potatoes, carrots, & broccoli, etc. I only peel if the skins are bad. The nutrients in the skins don’t need to be wasted. And mashed potatoes are great with the skins on! :-)
Kitchen Tidbit #3. Use the hand blender to blend up your mashed potatoes! Make sure there is enough moisture in the potatoes so they blend nicely. (AKA butter, milk, and/or broth, etc.)
Kitchen Tidbit #4. Cover The Edges Of Your Pies With Foil So The Edges Don't Burn. One Way To Do That Is This: Cut A Piece Of Foil Long Enough So It Will Wrap Around The Edge Of The Pie. Then Fold It In Half Lengthwise. Shape It Around The Pan So The Crust Is Completely Covered.
Hope these are helpful!
I will continually be adding to this page as I think of new tips that will make your life easier. :-)