1. You can buy potatoes in a can.
2. There's a tool that will snatch gook off your soup called a skimmer.
3. Field peas exist.
Guests with more kitchen experience than me started to spin tales about things they do from scratch. For example, one guest mentioned she makes her own maple syrup. Who knew I could stop sticky fingering the mini bottles of syrup from restaurants like Cracker Barrel and make my own?
There were also a surprising number of party goers who make their own sweetened tea on the stove top. I generally buy gallons of tea from the grocery store. But since the economy is still floundering in the deep end of the cess pool, I thought it might be a good time to flashback to darker times before Mrs. Iced Tea maker made her debut.
I boiled the water and steeped the tea bags:
Then, I had to start over because I got pushy with the bags and they vomited their leaves all in my brew water. So fragile. After giving them their personal space, I ended up with this yummy concoction:
This is me being domestic. Perhaps if I keep this up, I will snag a boyfriend who will want to marry me and then we will have a pantry party where friends bring us brand name goodies like Bounty paper towels and Oreo cookies.
What domestic secrets would you like to share?