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We use laundry racks to dry our clothes (Saves on the electric bill!).  Whenever we had sweaters, they would take up several laundry racks.  Recently, we purchased two sweater drying racks from The Container Store.  They fold up like window shades for your car, but when expanded, are large enough for a sweater to be laid out on them.

You can put our sweater drying racks over tubs, on tables, on beds, on top of regular drying racks, and on the floor.  They’re great!

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I made banana pudding with the Sugar Free, Fat Free Vanilla Jello Singles.  I also used whipped cream, bananas, Nilla Wafers, and of course, milk.  You add a Jello Single to 1/2 cup of milk.  Then, you stir for 90 seconds and let it sit for 5 minutes.  If you’re doing more than one serving (in separate cups), it’s much easier to just make a normal batch of pudding (4 serving box).  Plus, without the added bananas and Nilla wafers, there didn’t seem to be much pudding to eat.

So, will Jello Singles work for me in the future?  Yes, if I want to have pudding at work.  They’ll also work if I’m the only one wanting pudding at home, provided that I add wafers and bananas.  I suppose that if you’re on a diet, the chocolate pudding singles with mini chocolate chips and fat free whipped cream would work.  Also, I can see kids bringing them to school, drinking half of their milk, pouring in the pudding single, and shaking their milk carton to make pudding.

Here are some pictures.

For more Works for Me Wednesday ideas, see Rocks in my Dryer.

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I recently purchased some steamable re-sealable bags.  The reason was that I wanted to buy some frozen cauliflower.  The only package that was cauliflower only (not mixed with broccoli or something else) was a steamable bag.  The problem was that you had to cook the entire bag at once if you wanted to steam it in the bag.  I knew that I didn’t want to eat broccoli several days in a row, so cooking the entire bag was not an option.
I decided to go to the baggie aisle and got a package of re-sealable steam bags for the microwave.  I was so pleased at how they worked out.  The package even included recipes and a variety of cooking times.  There was no guesswork involved, which was great.
For lunch today, I sliced an orange bell pepper and some fresh broccoli.  I also added light salt and garlic powder.
After shaking the bag to mix everything up, I sealed the bag, spread everything out, and microwaved it for 3 minutes (The other side of the bag listed 3 minutes as the cooking time for a full bag of broccoli.).
I used half of the cooked peppers and broccoli for my lunch.  I also heated up some leftover pasta (just wheat spaghetti and marinara sauce) to go with it.  Yum!

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