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Thursday, January 5, 2012

I've tried it. It's amazing!

What, you ask?

Collard Greens
My new least favorite vegetable.
Yuck!
 Well, it's not collard greens! That's for sure. 

I decided I'd be all Paula Deen-ish for New Year's. I head out to gather up the greens and a ham hock. Which btw, is  hard to find on NYD. Paula Deen would have known that. 

I ended up getting the God awful hunk of fat wrapped bone the next day. That thing is ugly, smelly, and gross. 

But, I'm in the mood to treat my man to ugly, smelly, and gross. He does deserve a home cooked meal every now and then. What's more home cooked than slimy vegetables soaked in fat? Mmmmm...

So yesterday I made the greens. Two words. {Not} amazing. 

This was shocking since I found the recipe on Pinterest, which BTW only houses the most amazing ideas in the whole wide world. I guess collard greens must be the one exception? 

But, I did find this.

Gotta make this!
The secret to a happy life.


One part vinegar/one part dawn
That's it. 
That's all you need to change your life.
Forever. 

Vinegar and Dawn. 

Are you hearing me? 

This magic cocktail gets rid of soap scum and hard water stains like magic! 

It. Is. Amazing. 

So after scrubbing my shower and basking in the joy and beauty of it I decided to do something to thank this little mixture of pure bliss.  

That is why I have created a new board called "I've Tried It. It's Amazing!" Catchy, right?

I plan to try more finds on Pinterest and be even more amazing. Try to not be jealous. 

PS. hubs loved the slimy fat soaked greens. Go figure?

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8 Comments:

At January 5, 2012 at 8:40 AM , Blogger Babes Mami said...

My secret to delicious greens? Buy the canned seasoned greens (glory is one brand down here). If they aren't seasoned then you would just season yourself, fry up a couple strips of bacon, chop it and mix the bacon and the fat rendered into your greens. Nearly fool proof and they taste delicious. Of course that's only my opinion haha and I'm southern born and bred so I only know the canned version.

 
At January 5, 2012 at 9:52 AM , Blogger Lisa said...

White vinegar??? Really??

 
At January 5, 2012 at 12:17 PM , Blogger MiMi said...

Seriously?? I'm always searching for stuff to clean my shower!! COOL!!!

 
At January 5, 2012 at 12:22 PM , Blogger Barbara said...

Oooh, I must try that cleaner!! Thanks for sharing.

 
At January 5, 2012 at 12:32 PM , Anonymous Ann said...

Too funny! The truth is that sometimes these small things can send our happy-meters up into the moon. I love vinegar - there, I've said it!

 
At January 5, 2012 at 3:12 PM , Blogger WhisperingWriter said...

Vinegar and Dawn? I might have to try that!

 
At January 5, 2012 at 7:09 PM , Blogger Patrice said...

Perfect for New Year's Day!!

 
At January 5, 2012 at 9:34 PM , Blogger Dumb Mom said...

I LOVE greens! And ham hocks. I only get them when I am at my parent's house, but so good!

 

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