One of my recent thrift store purchases was an electric citrus juicer for about $2. Having one of these was practically essential when we lived in Phoenix, where people would often share bags of oranges and lemons from the trees in their yard. But here in the midwest it languished on the shelf for a couple of months before I finally picked it up.
This morning Skippy made some freshly squeezed orange juice for himself and his siblings. Look at that gorgeous color! We normally get Minute Maid frozen concentrate, because it’s certainly cheaper, but there is nothing like a glass of fresh orange juice! We’ve also been juicing grapefruit, and the juice is a beautiful rosy color, and so delicious! It’s not sour at all.
Last week on spaghetti night I made some bread to go with our meal, but I did a little something different than I usually do. I made a French bread dough in the bread machine, then took it out and formed loaves and baked it in the oven. I should have let it rise a second time before I put it in the oven, but I didn’t have time. They turned out really good anyway, and so pretty with an egg wash on the top. Even the kids told me I needed to get out my camera.
Don’t they look deliciously rustic?
Sometimes a little extra effort really makes a big difference! Have you tried anything new lately?
P.S. I had good participation in the first Tuesday’s Tips and Tricks yesterday, so that looks promising! If you haven’t already, visit a couple of the entries and you just might find some great ideas!