Thursday, February 23, 2012

GCC Recipe Swap

So um....we had a little fire in the microwave this week. One of the kids decided to go to the dollar store and buy one of those noodles in a Styrofoam cup things. When the kid cooked it in the microwave he opened it, put it in for 5 minutes and walked away. He forgot to add water. I wasn't here but my husband said there were flames. The stench is still in the house. I've cleaned the microwave with lemon juice and vinegar, lit candles in the kitchen and still the house smells bad. So this recipe is my life saver. On the off chance that someone else out there had a kid who almost burnt the house down, here's a little something that just might help.

Odor B Gone

3 cups water
3 whole cloves
2 cinnamon sticks

Put all in a pot on the stove bring to a bowl and simmer for an hour. Make sure to check the water level periodically so it doesn't boil dry and start another stinky fire. Sometimes if I have citrus fruit in the house I'll add a slice of orange, lime or lemon.

Do you have a recipe you'd like to share? Please link directly to your post, not your homepage and please include a link back here to the Grocery Cart Challenge.


e-Mom said...

LOL, kids will be kids. Funny photo. Great solution too!

Mary said...

This is my first recipe swap! I am so excited to be a part of it!. Looking forward to checking out some of these other recipes!

Judee @ Gluten Free A-Z said...

Love the Odor be Gone idea! I'd like to freature it as one of my Fabulous Finds #7 this Monday.

StaceyN said...

That's awesome! I have two boys in diapers (and may end up with THREE in diapers if my 3-YO doesn't get his potty-training act together before I hatch), so our home smells like raw sewage every single time I have to change a loaded diaper. My big kids complain, but I tell them they didn't smell any better back in their pre-toilet days. Maybe I chould have some of your spicy brew going in the crock pot all day, every day.

I'm definitely going to pick up cinnamon sticks and cloves next time I'm at Winco. This may totally save my queasy morning-sickness tummy. Thanks!

The Shady Porch said...

Thanks for hosting! I shared a couple recipes...Saltine Toffee & Shepherd's Pie.

Michelle@ Simplifiy, Live, Love said...

Love the picture! I'm surprised this hasn't happened at my house. I'm not showing my kids your picture! LOL!