10 Kitchen Tips from the 1954 Girl Scout Handbook:
Cooking is both a science and an art. It can also be a creative experience. Everyone likes a good cook! Wherever you go and whatever you do, you will always be making a home for yourself, your family, and friends.
- A piece of waxed paper may be used to line a baking pan instead of greasing the pan.
- Pour cereals (like oats) slowly into salted, boiling water. Keep the water boiling to prevent lumps.
- When you dice apples for a salad, leave on the peelings, They add color.
- To cut butter into smooth squares, dip your knife into hot water before cutting each square or put wax paper over the knife.
- Pour boiling water over tomatoes to make the skin slip off easily.
- Use a paper bag to flour or meal chicken or fish. Mix the flour with salt and pepper in a bag and then add the chicken or fish. Close the top of the bag and shake gently.
- Use flour, cornstarch, eggs, rice water or potato water to thicken sauces or gravies.
- Rinse egg dishes or milk dishes in cold water before washing. Rinse sugar dishes in hot water.
- Cut onions under cold running water to prevent tears from coming to your eyes.
- Wash your utensils as you go so that no large pile is waiting fro you at the end. Use as few utensils as possible.
Kitchen Tips from PreparednessMama
Cook Books can make a big difference in your creativity. These are some of my favorites that are in my kitchen.
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