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Monday, August 13, 2007

martha versus maxine

Another email find:

Are you a Martha or a Maxine?

Martha's Way:
Stuff a miniature marshmallow in the bottom of a sugar cone to prevent ice cream drips.
Maxine's Way:

Just suck the ice cream out of the bottom of the cone, for Pete's sake! You are probably lying on the couch with your feet up eating it, anyway.

Martha's Way:
To keep potatoes from budding, place an apple in the bag with the potatoes.
Maxine's Way:
Buy Hungry Jack mashed potato mix, keep it in the pantry for up to a year.

Martha's Way:
When a cake recipe calls for flouring the baking pan, use a bit of the dry cake mix instead and there won't be any white mess on the outside of the cake.
Maxine's Way:
Go to the bakery! They'll even decorate it for you.

Martha's Way:
If you accidentally oversalt a dish while it's still cooking, drop in a peeled potato and it will absorb the excess salt for an instant "fix-me-up."
Maxine's Way:
If you oversalt a dish while you are cooking, that's too bad. Please recite with me the real woman's motto: "I made it and you will eat it and I don't care how bad it tastes!"

Martha's Way:
Wrap celery in aluminum foil when putting in the refrigerator and it will keep for weeks.
Maxine's Way:
Celery? Never heard of it!

Martha's Way:
Brush some beaten egg white over piecrust before baking to yield a beautiful glossy finish.
Maxine's Way:
The Mrs. Smith frozen pie directions do not include brushing egg whites over the crust so I don't.

Martha's Way:
Cure for headaches: take a lime, cut it in half and rub it on your forehead. The throbbing will go away.
Maxine's Way:
Take a lime, mix it with tequila, chill and drink!

Martha's Way:
If you have a problem opening jars, try using latex dishwashing gloves. They give a non-slip grip that makes opening jars easy.
Maxine's Way:
Go ask that very cute neighbor if he can open it for you.

Martha's Way:
Don't throw out all that leftover wine. Freeze into ice cubes for future use in casseroles and sauces.
Maxine's Way:
Leftover wine???????????


And what if you're a little bit of both? Would that make you a Maxi-Mart? Or if you're a bit more like Martha, but not nearly as obnoxious, a Mini-Mart? Ha ha! Okay, I'm shutting up already before you think I've drunk ALL that leftover wine. Snort.


Anonymous krissa said...

Ha ha....love that Maxine!
How was that wine? :) just kidding!

August 14, 2007 3:29 p.m.

Anonymous Jen of the Scratch said...

There's never any leftover wine in our house. NEVER.

I'm Maxine ALL THE WAY.

Andrew is sorta mostly like Martha. It's so cute. I guess he's a Mini-Mart! Haha. That was a good one.

August 16, 2007 12:23 p.m.

Blogger KJ's muse said...

I wonder how many people would ADMIT to being more like Martha? Snort.

August 16, 2007 9:06 p.m.

Blogger Dakota said...

Ha ha ha , toooooo funny! Well, I guess I am bit of both…

August 17, 2007 9:55 a.m.

Blogger KJ's muse said...

Glad to hear it Maxi-Mart. ;)

And if I'm honest, I HAVE actually tried one or two of Martha's tips (not telling you which ones), but in my defense I didn't know at the time she endorsed them. Snort.

August 18, 2007 9:28 p.m.

Blogger LukeMeows / SissyTails / CooterDays said...

Thank you for the great laugh...and I was laughing out loud!

August 19, 2007 11:22 p.m.

Blogger KJ's muse said...

You're welcome! :)

August 20, 2007 5:30 p.m.


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