Saturday, January 31, 2009

Recipe for Baby Wipes

My friend Stacy shared this recipe with me. It is so easy and economical plus not full of a lot of junk like commercial wipes.

1 roll of paper towel cut in half * I used the roll single use sheets as they're smaller so I use less
2 cups water
2 Tbsp baby soap (we use Dr. Bronner's unscented castile soap)

After you've cut the paper towel roll in half set 1/2 aside and use 1/2 for now.
Place the 1/2 roll in a ziplock bag.
Mix the water and liquid soap in a bowl and pour over the towels.
Let it soak in and remove the cardboard tube.
Seal (make sure to get the extra air out).

Thursday, January 29, 2009

Disinfecting Cleaner

To make a kid safe and economical disinfecting cleaner, combine...

3 cups distilled* water
1/4 cup food grade* hydrogen peroxide
essential oils of your choice

*Food Grade Hydrogen Peroxide can be purchased at your local health food store
* Distilled Water must be used otherwise the reaction of the chlorine in the water with the peroxide will make your bottle leak!
* We use a few drops of peppermint and lemon essential oils

Friday, January 9, 2009

Tortellini Bake

1 package of cheese tortellini (cooked as per directions)
1-2 large jars of tomatoe sauce (your fav)
cut up veggie (zucchini, red pepper, green pepper I usually use)...
optional others can be baby corn, mushrooms, etc(-:
mozzarella cheese
Optional: cut up chicken breasts or tofu for a veggie option

1). Cook tortellini as per directions. Rinse with cold water and drain.
Divide between 2 large casserole dishes.
2). Cook chicken breasts and cut into bite sized pieces or cut tofu into small cubes. Divide between the casserole dishes.
3). Cut veggies into bite sized pieces. Divided between casserole dishes.
4). Pour tomato sauce over the pasta, veggies & chicken and stir well to
combine. If you use 'regular' tom sauce you'll want to add some spices.
5). Sprinkle mozza cheese on top.
6). Bake at 350 or 375 for 30-45 minutes (until heated through and cheese
is melted).
ENJOY - this is a family fav(-: