One Flourishing, Frugal and Fun Family!

One mother making ends meet and surviving today's recession by writing. One family learning to live off the land, cut back on expenses, and to live a simpler and a more self-sufficient lifestyle.

Adopted Motto

"Eat it up,
Wear it out,
Make it do,
Or go without."
~A Pioneer Sampler, by Barbara Greenwood~

Thursday, February 9, 2012

Recycled Dish Scrubbie ~ More Freezer Baking


Thanks to Mooberry Farm Homesteading Journal, I have found another way to utilize my plastic net bags from my lemons, and other fruits and vegetables (vs. cutting the bags and crocheting the bags together). For directions
visit:  Make an Onion Bag Dish Scrubby.


Although, for the one above in the photo, I simply crocheted directly into the lemon bag.  You can also fill these types of net bags with food for birds.  For more ideas visit S.C.R.A.P. Blogspot.

Scrubbie Update:  I just washed dishes with it.  Works as good as my other scrubbies I made:

This one (the green one) last a long time.  I crocheted a rectangle of cotton yarn for the other side.  I may do this also for the new scrubbies that are made from mesh bags.



And thanks to Candy again at Lazy J Bar C Farm, I pulled a container of my frozen pumpkin puree and made her Pumpkin Spice Muffins.  I have enough of my puree to make another batch.  I love these recipes, because they bake 18 vs. 12 and in our large family, more is better.  The family gobbled these up too.  They are light and I love how they come off the paper liner completely.  I've made many muffins over the years, and some do stick to the liners. 

And....despite all this baking, I have now lost 5.4 pounds.  Yay!

6 comments:

Karrieann said...

...Love the scrubbie idea!
...Those muffins look tasty!
... congrats on those lost pounds!

Candy C. said...

Hey! Congrats on the weight loss! You go girl!!
I love Julie's net bag dish scrubbies and I love your cheery yellow one!
The pumpkin muffins are yummy! :)

labbie1 said...

Yay on the weight loss!!!!! You go girl!

I like the recycling you are doing.

Those muffins do look yummy! Can I come over????? :)

Mooberry Farmwife said...

I like your variation of the scrubby, Kristina. They are lovely, I hope you enjoy it!

Thank you for the link.
~Julie

Laurie said...

LOVE the dish scrubbie idea! SO simple I think even I can do it! Lol.

reginascottage said...

hello,what a great idea!!!!!!
the pumpkin spice muffin looks delicious.
have a wonderful day,
regina