Sunday, October 18, 2009

The Oven Timer Is Your Friend

I love the healthy benefits of garlic. The kids and I love steamed garlic on crackers. I put a bunch of peeled cloves in a steamer basket, and when they are finished cooking, it’s not long before all the cloves are eaten.
I did this the other day, but I was busy puttering around the house and had forgotten to put my oven timer on. I use my oven timer so much I am afraid the button will wear out before the oven does. Mostly I use it to let me know when a load of laundry is finished washing.

So, when Sam said, what’s that smell? I thought, the garlic! Okay, so you know the rest. The water had boiled dry under the steamer basket and the inside bottom of my little pan was all black. I did a Google search for cleaning burnt pans and ran across a combination I hadn’t tried before: hydrogen peroxide, baking soda, and dishwashing liquid.

You'll find a bunch of comments on this page if you’re interested: Cleaning Burnt Pans. It’s always nice to have a home remedy to try, isn’t it? smile