I have to take a minute and brag about my cool husband, Mr. Incredible. He will be the first to tell you that his brain is a storage unit of useless random information. I think he's definitely correct that his head is a receptacle of random and unique info, but it's far from useless!

About a week or so ago, we bought some scallions (green onions) at Ingles. We chopped them up and used them in a recipe and I never gave them another thought.


A few days later, I noticed that Mr. Incredible had set a little bowl in my kitchen window sill. In the bowl was a little bit of water and the white pieces from the scallions.

 ME: Hmmm... that's interesting. But, it's little and not messy, so I don't really mind.

I went back to whatever it was that I was doing. A few days later I looked at it again and there were green shoots popping up. And a couple days later, they were longer and growing like crazy!

ME: Mr. Incredible, you know your little thingies in the window sill are growing?!

That is when he told me about his project. "My grandmother was always able to take something, put it in water, and watch it root and grow. I've always wanted to try that. We may not have to buy green onions too often - dependent on how these do."

MR. INCREDIBLE'S INSTRUCTIONS

STEP 1 - BUY ONIONS
STEP 2 - CUT ONIONS DOWN TO THE WHITES.
STEP 3 - PUT WHITES, ROOT SIDE DOWN, IN WATER.
STEP 4 - PLACE IN WINDOW SILL.
STEP 5 - SIT BACK AND ENJOY!

I just thought this was cool, have a great week!




I love coffee.
Coffee makes me feel like a grown-up in the  middle of Phineas & Ferb and Blue's Clues.
Coffee often needs sugar.
Until yesterday, I faced a small annoyance.
If I was to put sugar in my coffee I had to get the 10-lb bag down from the top of the fridge and scoop my sugar from there.
Tuesday, I was in the Dollar Store and found a little sugar jar (like they have in restaurants) and thought about getting it. But didn't.

So there I was, little Miss 5-foot-3-inches when I stand up straight, straining to get the sugar from the shelf above the fridge realizing that if I didn't find something soon, this would inevitably end in a sweet sugary mess on the floor. The kind of mess that my child would spot from a mile away and dive into before I had a chance to clean it up. And all this would happen in slow motion while I'm yelling, "Nooooooooooooo!" Something had to be done!!


The Solution:

A CANNING JAR + PARMESAN CHEESE LID!
Do you have a jar of Parmesan? Don't throw the lid away when you're done with it! The lid will fit perfectly on a regular sized canning jar!

Luckily for us, Pirate found the Parmesan in the fridge earlier this week and emptied it out onto the floor. I hadn't gotten rid of the jar yet; I fished a canning jar out of my pantry and screwed them together. A perfect fit!
Washed.
Dried.
Full of sugar.
And we lived happily ever after!