Wednesday, June 3, 2009

More Soap Results

The wonder box is on the way!!! The directions are a little vague, but I think I have it figured out now. I am taking pictures so hopefully, I can put them on tomorrow (dare I say that?). I can't even blame having the grand kiddies over, just have to many irons in the fire!! Please be patient, I am anxious to use it myself!!

It cost $1.30 for 1 quart of dry laundry soap. If you have a regular capacity washer and average soiling on your laundry, that will take 1 Tablespoon. That would give you 64 loads of laundry. I have been using 2 T. per load because I have the largest capacity washer, made by Maytag about 1998 0r 1999. I did use 3 T. on an especially dirty stinky load. I should get 30 loads for $1.3o. I am pretty pleased with that.

1. This spot has been washed, bleached with a Clorox pen, soaked, treated with a grease buster, you name it! It got the color out finally, but never would just disappear for me. 2. Today it did!

1. This stain had not been treated or washed before today. 2. It is lighter, but not completely gone. I'm going to bleach it now with the bleach pen, wash it one more time and see if the discoloration can be wiped out.

TOMATILLO SALSA . . . under the tutelage of a really great cook!

To make the Salsa Verde, you will need:
  • Tomatillos (Ihappened to have 3/4 pounds, so Maria gave me amounts according to that)
  • 3 Garlic cloves
  • 6-7 Tepin chiles
  • Salt, to taste, I used 1/4 teaspoon
All of the recipes I found on the internet didn't seem quite right. I went to my friend Maria and found out why! The ingredients needed to be roasted! She grew up in Sonora, Mexico and knows the real thing. I have never tasted anything that she has cooked, Mexican or American, that wasn't out of this world. She has agreed to let me document her making the best tortillas in the world for the blog. You will see that she is a beautiful person, through and through!

1. Pan roast the 3/4# tomatillos, for the best flavor, roast them on the BBQ. I have never BBQ 'ed tomatillos, but it sure makes green chiles fantastic! It's easier if the tomatillos about the same size. Mine were very different and it made it a little tricky to get them all done without burning any of them.

2. Pan roast the 2-3 garlic cloves, sliced and 6-7 tepins for mild (Maria uses 10-12!). 3. Cut the little cores from the tomatillos. 4. Put everything you have toasted into the food processor or blender and give a good whirl! ( I used the highest speed) It made 2 full cups of salsa. 5. Time to do the "QC" (quality control) test! 6. Salt to taste, I used 1/4 t. Most would want more than that.