1 1/2 lb. ground beef
2 cups pasta (I mostly use either macaroni or egg noodles, but really anything will work – except spaghetti)
Can of tomatoes (whole, diced, doesn’t matter)
Can of tomato sauce
Salt and pepper to taste
1/4 Cup castile soap (mine is Peppermint which I love the smell of)
1/2 Teaspoon washing soda
1/2 Teaspoon castile soap
2 Cups hot water
- Arm & Hammer Super Washing Soda (NOT Baking Soda)
- Fels-Naptha Soap Bar
- 5-gallon bucket with lid
- 10 gallon milk jugs (or other containers) that have been cleaned and rinsed (the concentrate will disperse more evenly if you go ahead and divide it up.
I have spent the day trying to do the domestic thing. I say “trying” cuz to be honest, it’s not really my thing. I don’t mind doing it, it’s just there are so many other things I would rather be doing, and I get distracted easily. 🙂
So…about the only thing that got done cleaning-wise was some laundry – HA!
I did do a little get-us-through-the-rest-of-the-week grocery shopping which led to snack making – never go to the store hungry – where have I heard that before?
Anywho…I had three very smooshy bananas sitting in my fruit basket that hadn’t made it into the trash. So, what do you do with smooshy bananas??? I make banana bread!!
1 3/4 cup sifted flour
1 1/4 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp baking soda
3/4 tsp salt
2/3 cup sugar
1/3 cup shortening
1/2 chopped nuts
1 cup banana pulp (2-3 mashed bananas)
Sift together dry ingredients. Gradually add sugar to shortening, and cream until fluffy. Blend in one egg at a time, mixing until smooth and light after each. Stir in nuts. Add flour mixture alternately with the banana pulp, blending well after each addition. Pour into a well-greased 9x5x3 inch loaf pan, pushing batter into corners. Bake in a 350 oven 55 minutes or until browned.
Just for fun, sometimes I use chocolate chips instead of nuts, since a couple of my kids don’t like nuts. Which, was my plan today, only to find we were out of chocolate chips, and of course I had already been to the store.