Thursday, January 15, 2009

Things I Love Thursday--Texas Toast in bulk

Once upon a time my husband brought home Pepperidge Farm Texas Toast from Sam's Club and I looked at the big box sceptically and thought, How will we ever eat this much texas toast? But it's genius, I tell you! One box comes with 4 bags of 8 slices each. You make as few or as many slices as you want at one time--throw them on a cookie sheet at 425 degrees, cooking time is 5 minutes. In my house it often happens that when I don't have anything planned for dinner, we end up making pasta, and it's been great to grab some texas toast from the freezer to complete the meal. Even when I do plan ahead, I've often forgotten to add garlic bread to my shopping list or I plan an entree but not the side dishes and texas toast saves the day.

This is what I'm talking about (though not the bulk size):

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Thursday, January 8, 2009

Things I Love Thursday--Shout Color Catcher

Let me begin by saying, I am the world's laziest person. Therefore, I am not the best laundry-sorter. Historically I've divided my clothes and my husbands' into three loads--lights, darks and the occasional red load. Then I had my son and I was NOT interested in dividing his laundry into different colors and I do wash his stuff separately in Dreft (a long story) so I was thrilled to discover Shout Color Catcher. You throw a sheet in the wash and if any dyes run, the sheet "catches" them so they don't redeposit on another item. And it does work!!! I throw all of L's clothes (and now T's too, except for reds) into one load and often the sheet comes out discolored but all the clothes look great. So whites, navy, pink, purple, all in one load. My mom was here helping out after T was born and was shocked I threw everything in together and I showed her my secret weapon, the Color Catcher. As a bonus, the sheet can go through the dryer, so no reason to go fishing for it as you transfer from washer to dryer. Thumbs up.

By the way, you can find it in the laundry aisle, by the Spray 'n' Wash.

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