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Saturday, January 17, 2015
It's the small things
I collected several soap slivers and scaps recently so I decided that it was time to make another soap cake. I forgot just how many slivers are actually needed, so I ended up with too little so my final end product was more of a blob, as when I realized that I had so little "soap" I pushed the liquified product into one side of the mini Tupperware container that I use as a soap mold.
It'll smooth out over time, so no worries. My goal is simply to avoid waste. Pictured above is a bit of a Lush bar http://www.lushusa.com/Soap/soap,en_US,sc.html as well as some slivers from the bathroom sinks and in the middle is the marbled soap cake that I made last month or so. Each one is truely unique!
Beef prices are ridiculous, and it's less and less on our menus. An exception this weekend for Sunday supper is the frozen London Broil that I bought back in June @ $1.99/lb. It is now marinating in the rest of some cheap Italian dressing that I bought just for marinating. $1/16 oz bottle that provides me with enough (I use 1 cup each time) for 2 marinades, this is cheap enough. Salad oil has also gone up in price. While I haven't done the math, I assume that my trick is more frugal.