Don't abandon your favorite sneakers just because they're starting to reek. Twist these little pods to expose the powerful deodorant pellets inside and drop them into your shoes (or gym bag or anywhere else that needs some extra help). They absorb odor like a sponge and leave your stuff smelling almost like new again.
Quick & Easy Thai: 70 Everyday Recipes by Nancie McDermott is full of great-tasting shortcuts for classics like Paht Thai Noodles and Grilled Salmon with Chili-Lime Sauce. I read a little about it and went seeking out some recipes. (Since I can't spend my weekend nights in bookstores anymore, I have to do my pre-scouting online.)
8 oz uncooked medium pasta shells 3 bacon slices, chopped 2 tbsp all-purpose flour 1 cup milk 1/4 tsp salt 1/8 tsp freshly ground black pepper 2 large tomatoes, coarsely chopped (I used one large can of diced tomatoes, drained) 1 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 2-qt baking dish.
Cook the pasta according to package directions; drain and set aside.
While the pasta cooks, cook the bacon in a large skillet until crisp; remove with a slotted spoon. Stir the flour into the fat in the skillet. Gradually stir in the milk, salt and pepper; cook, stirring till thickened.
Spoon half of the cooked pasta into the prepared dish. Add half of the bacon and sauce, then half of the tomatoes. Repeat the layers. Top with cheese.
Bake, uncovered, about 20 minutes or until cheese melts and mixture is bubbly.
(The recipe can be doubled and baked in a 13x9x2-inch pan also.)
I made this recently and the flavors are strange, but good. Interestingly, the white sauce is almost identical to a red-eye-type gravy and tastes just as good too. So if you want to make biscuits and gravy instead, just cook the bacon in a large skillet until crisp and remove with a slotted spoon. Stir the flour into the fat in the skillet. Gradually stir in the milk, salt and pepper; cook, stirring till thickened. Add the crumbled bacon to your gravy. Voila...biscuits and gravy. (After you make the biscuits, too, of course.)
snowclone - n., a description of "a type of formula-based cliche which uses an old idiom in a new context". Like "____ is the new ____", "____, now more than ever", or "all your ____ are belong to us".
These stainless steel canisters have a "window" built in - so you never have to open six of them just to find the one with the rice anymore.
The flavor-seal 'click' lid keeps the contents fresh for longer. And the antistatic window allows you to see just how much content is left in the can. These canisters are easy to clean due to the smooth inside finish. This canister set comes with a 10-year manufacturer's guarantee.
And, for you sneaks out there, it's supposedly "fingerprint proof."