Friday, November 28, 2008
Happy Black Friday! I hope each of you had as wonderful of a Thanksgiving as I did. It was also terribly easy---we had 6 crockpot dishes and a turkey-in-the-oven. Lots of food, and a super-easy clean-up.
At about 10pm last night, the house was cleared, and I noticed a funk. It wasn't bad, but it was a slightly sour smell of old mulled wine, and dirty dishes. Instead of actually cleaning the dishes and emptying the wine crockpot, I eliminated the odor.
With the Little Dipper!
--baking soda (for the little dipper, I used 3 T)
Pour water into the crockpot you are going to use. Add baking soda. Mix. Plug it in and turn to low (the Little Dipper and some of the small ones don't have settings, they just plug in). Keep the lid off.
Let the baking soda do the job of soaking up unpleasant odors.
If you would prefer to use the crockpot as an air freshener, fill with water, and add:
--drops of essential oil
--2 tsps of vanilla or other desired extract
--ground cinnamon, and cloves
--a cinnamon stick
--slices of lemon
I was quite pleased with how the baking soda really did absorb the kitchen odors. I took the mini crock into another room later and smelled the water----it smelled strongly of mulled wine.