My friend pinned this thing about getting stains out of your carpet with an iron, and wrote, “I just tried this, and I guarantee hilarious results.” So how could I pass up an opportunity like that?
This is specifically meant for Kool-Aid stains, but I don’t think I’ve had Kool-Aid in my house for years. (Crystal Lite maybe, but not Kool-Aid.)
I do, however, have a stinky dog, as you’ll recall.
And I’m going to blame her for these unidentified carpet stains.
(I know you can’t see it very well, but it’s a little spot that looks suspiciously like a shitstain. She doesn’t poop in the house, ever, so it’s quite possible that it’s just gross doggy dirt or slobber, or perhaps not even her fault. I did spill an entire glass of Coke in there once, so, ya know…)
I dug my iron out of the very back of my laundry room cabinet (which was a feat, but not as impossible as prying my ironing board out from behind the washing machine, so it’s a good thing I only needed the iron for this one).
The post did warn against using blue Windex, but blue was all I had and I just figured a blue stain wouldn’t be any more disgusting than a brown stain, so you know, I wasn’t too worried about it, even if it were to fail.
And then I ironed.
At first, I was pretty sure nothing was going to happen besides that my towel would soak up a puddle of Windex. But, eventually, some nasty brown stuff started pulling through the towel.
But I could still see the stain, and I figured, as I usually do, that if some is good, MORE IS BETTER.
So I sprayed and ironed and repeated.
Yeah, all that nasty brown shit was in my carpet, which I occasionally do yoga and push-ups on. My face has no doubt touched it many times.
But you know what? Its not in the carpet anymore.
got so excited that I ran around the room finding other little shitstains and spraying them and ironing them. I got to a particularly gnarly one and started grossing myself out with all the crap that came through the towel, but then I looked closer…
And I’m pretty sure that those are scorch marks rather than dirt. Oops.
And, in the interest of honesty, I’ll tell you it didn’t work on all the stains. This one wouldn’t come up completely.
But, I’ll tell you what, for a test that my sister promised would result in hilarity, I did not end up with a blue carpet or a house fire or even burny ammonia steam in my eyes. A minimally scorched towel is not really a fail when you’re me.
So what’s her story?
I emailed to ask her, and I promise to leave the explanation in the comments when I hear back… Stay tuned.
On Tuesdays I want to share some quick and easy tips to make life easier! Do you have a fun tip you would like to share with everyone? So on to our Tuesday Tip. This one is amazing! How to naturally make your grill non-stick
I couldn’t believe this worked! To make your grill non-stick all you need to do is cut an onion in half and rub the cut side on the heated grill grate. It really works! These burgers didn’t stick one bit!
Townhouse butter crackers OR Keebler butter crackers are fine too. Square or oval type.
1 package of bacon
Butter Crackers (1) pkg regular bacon Brown Sugar Cayenne Pepper. Heat the oven to 350°F. Place crackers end to end on a wire rack set into a rimmed cookie sheet.Slice the bacon into thirds. Place a sliver of the cut bacon lengthwise on each cracker, Sprinkle a generous amount of brown sugar onto the bacon topped crackers. Then lightly sprinkle with cayenne pepper (be careful!!! Gets HOT quick!!) Bake until the sugar begins to melt & the bacon becomes crisp. Remove the pan from the oven and allow the crackers to cool on the rack before eating. These go quick!!! Best to make a double or even three batches!! ALWAYS A HIT AT ANY PARTY OR AT HOME WITH A NICE CRISP SALAD!! ENJOY!!!
Cut the bacon into third or fourths and use the less expensive thinner bacon! (I know I know….GASP!!) make sure it is the length of the cracker and doesn’t overlap. The brown sugar should be a good layer….the weight, as it melts into the bacon, helps it lay flat! bacon crackers also make an awesome light lunch or dinner with a good crisp salad!
Prep Time: 4 minutes
Cook Time: 16 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Serving Size: 1 serving
Fresh salmon gets coated in a sweet and spicy sriracha sauce then baked up to flaky, flavorful perfection! Ready in just 20 minutes!
2 pounds salmon, skin removed and cut into 4 or 6 fillets
Zest and juice of 2 limes
3 teaspoons sriracha hot sauce
2 tablespoons brown sugar
1 teaspoon sea salt
Scallions, for garnish
Preheat oven to 425 degrees (F). Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
Place fillets of fish on prepared pan.
Grate a little lime zest over each piece of of salmon.
In a small bowl whisk together lime juice, sriracha, brown sugar, and salt.
Pour sauce over salmon fillets.
Place salmon in oven and roast for 16 minutes.
Sprinkle with scallions and serve.